Scotland's biggest comic con is back in Glasgow!
Last year's debut MCM Scotland Comic Con was the largest comic convention the country has ever seen – and this year’s show is even bigger! Running across the whole weekend for the first time, Scotland Comic Con returns to Glasgow’s SECC on 6-7 September with a host of special guests, comic creators and other geek-tastic attractions. Here are some of the highlights:
We're delighted to welcome Luke Evans to his first MCM event. Evans plays Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit movies and stars in the upcoming Dracula Untold, where he plays the infamous bloodsucker himself. Other big screen credits include Fast & Furious 6, Clash Of The Titans, The Three Musketeers and Immortals. Evans will be meeting fans on the Saturday of the show.
Joining him at the show is Scottish star James Cosmo from acclaimed fantasy Game Of Thrones, Highlander, Braveheart, The Chronicles Of Narnia, Trainspotting, Merlinand Troy, along with this year's Anime Guest of Honour, Shingo Natsume, currently co-directing anarchic sci-fi comedy Space Dandy with anime legend Shinichiro Watanabe.
Flying the flag for sci-fi are Ian McNeice (Doctor Who), Hattie Hayridge (Red Dwarf) and Primeval's Andrew Lee Potts and Hannah Spearritt, while voice actors are represented by Courtenay Taylor, best known for voicing Jack in Mass Effect, and D.C. Douglas (Resident Evil 5, Mass Effect 2 & 3). We'll also be playing host to an official Disney Legend in the shape of Karen Dotrice, who shot to fame as one of the child stars of much-loved 1964 film Mary Poppins.
Meanwhile, more than 70 artists and writers are making Comic Con their home for the weekend, including Gary Erskine, who has illustrated comic books for over 20 years in collaboration with writers such as Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison; Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Toy Story and Strawberry Shortcake artist Tanya Roberts; Edinburgh-based manga artist Yishan Li, whose internationally popular works have been published in China, USA, France and the UK; and Nick Brokenshire, currently the artist for the Amelia Cole series.
VidfestUK, our celebration of all things online video, makes its Scotland debut at this year's show, and we're marking the occasion with an awesome line-up of Vidfest favourites including Tom 'Tomska' Ridgewell, Weebl’s Stuff, Eddsworld and Chris Bingham of Slomozovo fame. They'll be joined by a pair of exciting home-grown fantasy series - Caledonia and Cops And Monsters, both set in alternative Scotlands where monsters run rampant.
And that's not all! From the colourful costumes of the Cosplay Masquerade to a free-to-play League Of Legends tournament, Yu-Gi-Oh! tables courtesy of Konami UK to exhibitors such as Universal Pictures, Esdevium Games, Manga Entertainment and All The Anime, there's so much to experience and enjoy at MCM Scotland Comic Con.
Tickets for MCM Scotland Comic Con are available at: www.mcmcomiccon.com/scotland/tickets
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