MCM Manchester Comic Con 2016

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I went to another Comic Con last weekend in Manchester, and I wanted to share it with you guys because I had such a great time, and I hope that you all get to go to one if you haven’t already. I had never been to a Comic Con before until I went to this same one last year, so I just had to go to it again. It seemed even busier than last years, and there was a whole bunch of different things from the last one. Here are a couple of photos of the building and entrance to show you just how many people were there:

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I’m always fascinated by just how awesome the Cosplay costumes are, and how much time and effort people put into them. Not to mention how expensive they must be, one guy wouldn’t say how much his cost because it would get him into trouble with his wife. So I took loads of photos of people in their costumes, and here are some of my favourites:

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As usual, there were some special guests there who you could meet. There was a Doctor Who, three members of the cast from The Musketeers, and four members of the cast from Game of Thrones. The most popular guest by far though was Warwick Davies, who all of you Potterheads will know better as Professor Flitwick and Griphook. He has the biggest queue of fans wanting to meet him that stretched across the whole room. I waited for about 45 minutes to see him, and it was worth it. He was so very nice, and spoke of Harry Potter when he saw that I was wearing a Ravenclaw t-shirt. I got his autograph, and he very kindly let me take a selfie of the two of us. Meeting him was the best part of the weekend for me by far. I have now met two actors from the Harry Potter films, and they were both Ravenclaws, the other being Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood, who is my favourite character) who I met when she was performing in a play called Houdini in my home city.

There were also tons of stalls and displays where you can buy pretty much anything any geek or nerd would want, so here are some photos of a few of them:

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I spent way to much money while I was there, and the best thing I brought was this poster of Hogwarts. In time I would like to get it signed by as many members of the cast from the Harry Potter films as possible, and of course by JK Rowling herself.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and when I go to my next Comic Con in London in October I will make a post about that too.

 

“Geek? Sure, call me that. I take that as a compliment.” Brian Krzanich.

Thestral.

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