First wave of guests released for MCM Birmingham 2018!

Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool and Overwatch stars lead the blockbuster line up for MCM Comic Con’s first weekend of pop culture of the year

Kicking off the year with its first event, MCM Birmingham Comic Con is bringing an action-packed weekend of pop culture to the NEC, when it returns to the West Midlands on 17-18 March. Featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online video, the weekend will celebrate the latest and greatest in geeky goodness for fans.

Dynamic duo and space pirates from Guardians of the Galaxy Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) are the first guests MCM has announced to meet fans over the weekend. Joining them in the star-studded line up is Texan-born Brianna Hildebrand, who plays the awesomely-named Negasonic Teenage Warhead in leftfield superhero hit Deadpool, alongside Mark Sheppard who stars in Supernatural, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. More guest announcements are being teased out to fans over the coming weeks, so watch this space!

For videogame fans out there wanting a bite of the action, MCM is bringing glory and victory to Birmingham with four of Overwatch’s heroes in the form of Anjali Bhimani, Jonny Cruz, Carolina Ravassa and Fred Tatasciore.

“Our first show of 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic celebration of pop culture and will set the bar for bigger and better shows across the year,” said Danny Aindow, MCM National Event Manager.

“As the UK’s biggest and most exciting pop culture destination, MCM Comic Con dedicates everything to its fans and this is certainly one event you won’t want to miss.”

During the blockbuster weekend, fans can meet special guests from the world of TV and film, voice actors and more, while exploring the Comic Village packed with artists, writers and graphic novels; watch on-stage panels, play the latest games and check out the colourful costumes from the world of Cosplay.

Mary Franklin, Global Event Director for ReedPOP added: “ReedPOP is just getting started with MCM, and we are excited to connect with our fellow fans in this first show of 2018. We have added some special guests and content with the fans in mind, and we look forward to learning more of what we can add in the future.”

Additional details about MCM Comic Con events, guests and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Nicola Austin

Lover of all things Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, Disney, Pokemon and Studio Ghibli. Favourite superhero is Ms Marvel closely followed by Spider-Man.

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