We’re at the NEC in Birmingham for this year’s first MCM Comic Con in the city, with special guests including Umbrella Academy stars Emmy Raver-Lampman and Tom Hopper, Sex Education star Asa ButterfieldSupernatural talent Felicia Day and Mario voice actor Charles Martinet.

But it’s not all about the celebrity and memorabilia guests, paying homage to everything from Star Wars, Star Trek and Disney to the DC and Marvel universes but also hundreds of fans in stunning cosplay, a huge range of gaming, merch and comic book stands, games, gaming, children’s activities as well as enough entertainment and family fun for all.

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Actor Asa butterfield, star of hit Netflix show Sex Education is at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham this month

We’re at the event all weekend, and will be catching up with attendees, special guests and getting a feel for the fun-packed two-day extravaganza.

We’ll be posting regular updates from MCM Comic Con here, so do keep checking in for photos, videos and more!


18:00

And that is it for today, the first day of MCM Comic Con is over, it’s been a great event so far. We’re signing off here on the live updates but hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Keep checking our site in the coming days to see more photos, interviews and articles about this weekend’s MCM Comic Con in Birmingham!

Just before we go, here’s some final cosplay highlights from this afternoon…

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17:00

Birmingham is cosplay central this weekend, there’s no doubt about that…

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16:00

There’s still loads more fantastic cosplay on show at the NEC in Birmingham…

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15:15

Umbrella Academy stars Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman had a great time enjoying at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham. For Emmy, it was her first.  Super-fan Niamh MacNamee, who was dressed up in Umbrella Academy cosplay, got to meet her Netflix idols!

Umbrella Academy stars Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman at Comic Con BirminghamAdam Yosef
Umbrella Academy stars Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman at Comic Con Birmingham
Umbrella Academy stars Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman at Comic Con Birmingham with super fan Niamh MacNameeAdam Yosef
Umbrella Academy stars Tom Hopper and Emmy Raver-Lampman at Comic Con Birmingham with super fan Niamh MacNamee

14:00

It’s only the first day of Comic Con but it already seems like there’s way more than the usual level of cosplayers than a usual Saturday at the March comic-con, the first of the year for national organisers Reed Pop.

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13:00

More awesome cosplay at Comic Con in Brum…

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12:00

It’s all fun and games so far at Comic Con in Brum…

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A cosplay Legolas from Lord of the Rings
Rick and Morty is still in vogue, especially this 'Pickle Rick' episode favouriteAdam Yosef
Rick and Morty is still in vogue, especially this ‘Pickle Rick’ episode favourite
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Kids learning the way of the Jedi at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham

11:30

There’s some amazing costumes at MCM Comic Con Birmingham at the NEC today…

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Shaun of the Dead and zombie cosplay at MCM Comic Con Birmingham
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Cosplay at MCM Comic Con Birmingham
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Cosplay selfies at MCM Comic Con Birmingham

11:15

Game of Thrones stars Ian Beattie and Miltos Yerolemou meet the press for interviews.

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Actors Ian Beattie (left) and Miltos Yerolemou discuss Game of Thrones at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham Adam Yosef
Actors Ian Beattie (left) and Miltos Yerolemou discuss Game of Thrones at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham

WATCH: Ian Beattie and Miltos Yerolemou from Game of Thrones in Birmingham


10:00

Cosplayers are out in full force today, with loads of awesome costumes paying tribute to TV and film stars, comic characters and gaming legends.

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Cosplayers and guests at the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham
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A cosplayer at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham
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Cosplay at MCM Comic Con Birmingham

09:00

The MCM Comic Con is open! With early-bird ticket holders entering from 9am, while others will be making their way into Hall 20 from 10am.

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MCM Comic Con in Birmingham in March 2019

 

MCM Comic Con is on at the NEC Birmingham on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019 between 9am and 6pm on Saturday, and 9am and 5pm on Sunday.

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