MCM Birmingham is a bi annual convention, with this year’s 2019 shows being held on March 24-26 and potentially November 23-24 if last year’s date is anything to go by. Both are held at the NEC, which is located in Solihull. It is near junction 6 of the M42 motorway, and is adjacent to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station.
Opening times for MCM Birmingham
Priority Saturday is 9am-6pm and priority Sunday is 9am-5pm. General admission is from 11am on each day and last admission is 4pm.
How much and where to get tickets for MCM Birmingham Comic con
General entry tickets start from as little as £11.50 and priority tickets start from £16.50, the main difference being that priority gives you access to the show floor for an hour or 2 before general admission ticket holders. You can alternatively purchase a full weekend ticket for £31.50. Where can I buy tickets for MCM Birmingham Comic Con I hear you ask, look no further:
What to expect
Chaos. The NEC is a huge venue and Comic Con occupies both sides. If you are driving, the car park can be fun to navigate and expensive. The train is the best option and recommended where possible, you can walk from the station without even stepping foot outside too.
If you are staying in a hotel, you ideally want one close by. The Ibis is a good budget option and the Hilton is also within walking distance if you wanted something slightly more upmarket. Obviously the earlier you book the better so do it as soon as you have booked your convention tickets.
If autographs and panels are your thing, you are in luck – be warned though, the lines are long so it may be worth paying extra for a priority ticket.
Modern day Comic con can be overwhelming with huge brands and companies all scrambling for a piece of the action, so make sure you dig deep and find time to search out the smaller traders, illustrators and writers.
Food options are limited and expensive at the NEC so be prepared to pay a premium for very average food. Granted, you aren’t going to Comic Con for a fine dining experience, but if you want our advice – take a good old fashioned packed lunch.
Other conventions this month
If you are looking to visit a Comic Convention in March, there a few to choose from depending where in the UK you are. Here’s a list of upcoming conventions in the UK in March 2019.
|Comic Con Liverpool 2019||March 8-10, 2019|| Exhibition Centre Liverpool|
|Minami Con 2019||March 8-10, 2019|| Novotel Hotel|
|Film & Comic Con Cardiff 2019||March 9-10, 2019|| Motorpoint Arena Cardiff|
|Film & Comic Con Bournemouth 2019||March 16-17, 2019|| Bournemouth International Centre|
|Sci-Fi Weekender 2019||March 28-31, 2019|| Hafan y Môr Holiday Park|
|Irish Discworld Convention 2019||March 29 – April 1, 2019|| Cork International Hotel|
|Walker Stalker Con London 2019||March 30-31, 2019|| ExCeL London|
Alternative conventions in this area
Film and Comic Con Birmingham June 1-2, 2019-01-10 NEC, Birmingham