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MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 6-7 SEPTEMBER 2014 by Aisha Anime

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 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 6Clash Of The TitansThe 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 5Mass 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 WarsToy 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' RidgewellWeebl’s StuffEddsworld 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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Mr Garcin, Comic Con, Autographer, Cosplay!!‏ by Aisha Anime

Mr Garcin

Mr Garcin

As part of his appearance at the 2014 London Comic Con, famous masked comic collage artist, Mr Garcin, has created a time-lapse showing how he creates his artwork.

 

Renowned as the creator of some of the most distinctive recent Marvel cover designs, Mr Garcin’s work includes covers for Spider Man, Daredevil, Thor, Captain America, Nova and Iron Man. He was at Comic Con this weekend signing fans’ copies, selling his latest works and contributing to an art book in honour of Stan Lee, in many people’s eyes the father of Marvel and the creator of some of its most distinctive characters, including the Hulk, Avengers, Spiderman, Iron Man and the X-men just to name a few.

 

The time-lapse was shot using an array of Autographers – intelligent, wearable cameras – which you can download here: http://we.tl/UycViSSFvA

 

Or a longer version here: http://we.tl/AVIo7myKn2

 

Autographer has recently launched a mount adaptor, which was used to help attached Autographers to the surrounding mounts while Mr Garcin was working.

 

The London Film and Comic Con, held this year at the Earls Court centre, is a celebration of all things sci-fi, including appearances from actors in everything from Star Wars to Dr Who, as well as photo shoots, panels and displays of TV and Film memorabilia.

 

Mr Garcin’s famous Spiderman and Daredevil Marvel covers: 

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daredevil cover

Amazing Time-lapse video !

Anime director Shingo Natsume to be guest of honour at MCM Scotland Comic Con by Aisha Anime

Space Dandy !

Space Dandy !

MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 6-7 SEPTEMBER

 Anime director Shingo Natsume is to be a special guest at MCM Scotland Comic Con when the show returns to Glasgow's SECC this September, event organisers have announced.

 

Currently directing anarchic sci-fi comedy Space Dandy alongside anime legend Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids On The Slope), Natsume will be attending both days of Comic Con, including presenting an onstage panel on the Saturday of the show.

 

One of anime's rising stars, Natsume made his directorial debut in 2012 with Original Video Animation Hori-san to Miyamura-kun. Other works he has been involved in include BokuranoThe Tatami Galaxy, Gurren Lagann, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Naruto Shippuden and the feature-lengthFullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star Of Milos.

 

A multi-media pop. culture festival covering movies, games, comics, sci-fi, anime, manga and cosplay, MCM Scotland Comic Con is set to be Scotland's biggest ever comic con event. Following a highly successful debut in 2013, this year's show will run over the full weekend.

 

Tickets for MCM Scotland Comic Con are available at: www.mcmcomiccon.com/scotland/tickets