Tag Archives: Manchester Comic Con

MCM Manchester Comic Con 2017

IMG_8871

Today is a bumper edition, as I will be making TWO posts, to make up for the lack of a post on Saturday. This, the first one, is all about Comic Con over the weekend. I had such an amazing time, and as usual I wanted to share it with you guys.

It was a very busy event, so much so that even with a priority ticket it still took over an hour to get into the event on Saturday morning. It can get pretty packed, but everyone is really friendly, so it never mattered if people kept knocking into each other.

Here are a few photos of some of the stalls that I found that made me think of you. The first one made me think of Blackthorn as we both love Doctor who. The second made me think of those of you who have cats. The next two were all Pokémon stuff, which I thought was awesome, and the last one just made me smile.IMG_8820

IMG_8872

IMG_8576

I almost brought one of these, but they were way too expensive, though I did buy a unicorn milkshake like in the second photo.

IMG_8586

IMG_8578

The next photos are of some of my favourite cosplay from the weekend.

There weren’t many Special Guests there this year, but of the ones who were there Professor Flitwick (Warwick Davis), and the cast of Class (a Doctor Who spin-off) were my favourite. I got the autograph of Sophie Hopkins (Class), and she was super nice. AND it turned out I was staying in the same hotel as some of them. I saw them in the bar, and even got to speak to them. 🙂

Finally, here is a picture that I thought would make you all smile. Izzy kept saying she wanted to go to Comic Con and Cosplay, and she finally got her wish.

IMG_8575

I hope you’ve enjoyed the post, and check back in a little while for post two of the day!

 

ThestralSnidget84.

Advertisements

MCM Manchester Comic Con 2016

MCM2015_Manchester1

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:

IMG_3142

IMG_3133

IMG_3276

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:

IMG_3154

IMG_3181

IMG_3239

IMG_3261

IMG_3236

IMG_3277

IMG_3278

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:

IMG_3168

IMG_3182

IMG_3184

IMG_3230

IMG_3232

IMG_3241

IMG_3242

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.

IMG_3201

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.

MCM Manchester Comic Con

MCM2015_Manchester1

So on Sunday I went to my first Comic Con, and I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!! It was so awesome, that I can’t wait to go to another one. I went to the MCM Manchester Comic Con with one of my Uncles; as it’s only about an hour from where I live, and it’s one of my favourite English cities.

There were so many people there, and they were all so friendly, it really felt like I belonged there. There were also so many stalls selling some amazing things, that I could have spent way too much money if I brought everything I wanted.

The best part of the day for me though was meeting Sylvester McCoy, who was the 7th Doctor in Doctor Who, and getting his autograph (he also played Radagast the Brown in The Hobbit movies). Sophie Aldred, who played his assistant Ace, was also there, and they were both so nice and friendly. Here’s the autograph he signed for me (I hid my Muggle name):

Scan_Fotor

I hope to go to another MCM Comic Con in London in October, and I would suggest that all of you should go to at least one Comic Con at some point. They are absolutely amazing!!!!!! I am even thinking of volunteering to be part of the crew.

 

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia.

Thestral.