MCM Comic Con took place in Manchester Central from 28-29 July, with a vibrant interactive weekend featuring everything from comics, movies and games to sci-fi, cosplay, and anime.
Thousands of fans came to the venue to enjoy a lineup of special guests which included Doctor Strange and Infinity Warstar Benedict Wong, The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton and Cooper Andrews, as well as Phil LaMarr (Futurama) and Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect).
Also in attendance were award-winning videogame voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North, showing off their new Youtube show Retro Replay, before Baker gave an after-hours musical performance.
A new CommunityZone for the 2018 event allowed fans to enhance their cosplay skills through workshops and tutorials. It joined the returning Comic Village, Main Stage, Live Stage and KidZone.
MCM National Event Manager Danny Aindow said: “It was wonderful to see so many fans turn out to send their weekend with us.
“We brought some fantastic guests and content to the people of Manchester this year, and we love seeing the fans getting the chance to meet their heroes and experience what we have to offer on the show floor.”
Other highlights from the event included the debut of the UK Championshops of Cosplay, movie exclusives from FrightFest and Fighting Spirit Short Film Festival, as well as a chance for gamers to network and share with Streamers Connected.
Next in the series is MCM Comic Con Scotland, taking place in Glasgow from 22-23 September.