When is MCM Manchester Comic con?
MCM Manchester is fast approaching, with this year’s 2019 show being held July 27-28 at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill St, Manchester M2 3GX.
Opening times for MCM Manchester
Priority tickets will give you access from the Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday is 10am-5pm. General admission is from 11am on each day and last admission is 4pm.
How much and where to get tickets for MCM Manchester Comic con
General entry tickets start from £11.00 and priority tickets start from £15.00, 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 £27.00, which will give you access to the show for the full 2 days. Where can I buy tickets for MCM Manchester Comic Con I hear you ask, look no further: https://www.mcmexpostore.com/collections/manchester-comic-con
What to expect
This is Manchester’s biggest Comic Con, so expect the Convention Centre to be packed with colourful characters. The event will likely be a sell out on both days, so get your tickets now if you haven’t already – they went on sale in March, where were you? Amongst some other great guests, Michael Rooker from Guardians of the Galaxy has been confirmed, expect a long wait wait for photos and autographs.
There are lots of great options for travel into Manchester – we would always recommend using the train and/or Metrolink. Parking is always more trouble than it’s worth plus it’s also a lot of fun seeing people’s faces when you ride on public transport in your Cosplay.
We of course understand that some costumes may require that you don’t wear your most comfortable shoes. But if you can, do so, you can thank us later.
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.
Inside Manchester Central will be lots of food trucks and fast food options, be prepared to pay a premium for those. If you don’t fancy that, worry not, you’re in the middle of a City and Manchester has lots of food options just 5-10 minutes walk away – we would encourage you to explore this option.
Due to the time of year, the costumes you guys wear and the building itself, expect it to get a little hot and sweaty in there, don’t say we didn’t warn you – take plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
Don’t forget your costume
Comic Con is the perfect place to show off your Cosplay and meet like minded Cosplayers who you can form life long friendships with. If you are in need of some inspiration for a costume, hit the link here.
If you are looking to visit a Convention in the UK in 2019, there a few to choose from. Here’s a list of upcoming conventions in the UK
Other conventions in July
Charmed Again 2019 July 5-7, 2019 Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
DraigCon 2019 July 6-7, 2019 The Printworks, Manchester
London Film & Comic Con 2019 July 26-28, 2019 Olympia London
For the Love of Fantasy 2019 July 26-29, 2019 The Edinburgh Academy