Do you live in Ireland? Are you a fan of science fiction, videogames, comics, cosplay or anime? Well, mark 12-13 April 2014 down in your diary, because that’s the date that the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con comes to Dublin.
MCM Expo’s very first international event, the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con will be held in Halls 1 and 2 of RDS, Dublin’s premier event venue. Visitors to the show can expect an awesome weekend of geeky goodness, including a host of special guests, onstage panels, talented comic creators, costume competitions and retail stands.
“It’s great to be bringing the MCM Ireland Comic Con to my hometown,” commented event co-organiser Bryan Cooney. “A lot of fans have been asking us when we were going to do a Dublin show, so we decided it was high time to take the MCM brand across the Irish Sea.”
“We can’t wait to bring the MCM magic to Ireland next April,” added show co-organiser Paul Miley. “As well as our flagship MCM London Comic Con, the largest show of its kind in Europe, we now host events in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin and Telford.”
Meanwhile, show organisers have also decided to expand next year’s MCM Scotland Comic Con to cover the whole weekend. The move comes after exceptional advance ticket sales for this year’s show, which takes place at Glasgow’s SECC this weekend, on Saturday 7 September.
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.