Hold on to your seats – the MCM Expo Manchester Comic Con is ready for lift off!
Next month sees the UK’s perhaps most famous comic con arrive in Manchester, bringing the best in pop culture entertainment to the city for the first time.
Held at Manchester Central – formerly G-MEX – on Saturday 30th July, the very first Manchester Comic Con will bring all the magic of London’s MCM Expo to the North West. Whether it’s major games publishers such as Nintendo or leading film studios like Universal; top comic artists or sports star special guests; science fiction collectables or cosplay competitions, the organisers promise there’ll be something there for everyone.
Already hosting hit shows in London and Birmingham, the MCM Expo Group thought it was high time that Manchester got to experience the fun of a comic con.
For the inaugural Manchester Comic Con, kids aged 10 and under will get free admission if accompanied by a full paying adult, up to a maximum of two children per paying adult.
• For Manchester Comic Con tickets visit: www.manchestermcmexpo.com/tickets. For more information, call the MCM Expo Information Hotline on 0844 448 7600
• To stay up-to-date with Expo news, follow them on www.twitter.com/mcmexpo
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.