Calling all Irish sci-fi, videogame, comics, cosplay and anime fans! A quick reminder that the first ever MCM Ireland Comic Con comes to Dublin’s RDS on 12-13 April for a weekend jam-packed with geeky goodness.
Special guests already confirmed for the show include Warwick Davis* (Star Wars, Harry Potter, An Idiot Abroad), Lyndie Greenwood (Sleepy Hollow); Eoin Macken and Alex Vlahos (Merlin), Colin Ferguson (Eureka, Haven), Hannah Spearritt (Primeval), and Red Dwarf stars Danny John-Jules and Hattie Hayridge. And that’s not all; anime fans will get the chance to meet two top voice actors – Maile Flanagan, the voice of Naruto, and Bryce Papenbrook, who plays Eren Yeager in Attack On Titan.
Meanwhile, the Comic Village will be home to a host of talented creators including Eisner Award-winning artist Glenn Fabry, Simon Bisley, best known for his work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine, and John McCrea, best known for his collaborations with writer Garth Ennis on titles such as The Demon, Hitman and The Boys: Herogasm.
Other attractions at the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con include the Irish Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG National Championship and Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dragon Duel Championship; aLeague of Legends eSports tournament; hourly live matches and training demos by the stars of Main Stage Wrestling, Ireland’s fastest growing pro-wrestling entertainment organisation; a retro-gaming zone; onstage talks and panels; the colourful costumes of our Cosplay Masquerade and, of course, more retail stands than you can shake a lightsaber at!
• For MCM Ireland Comic Con tickets, visit: www.mcmcomiccon.com/ireland/tickets
* Attending show on Sunday 13 April only
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.