Exhibition Centre Liverpool is set to welcome back MCM Liverpool Comic Con after the cult entertainment exhibition signed a four year deal.
The popular culture event was the waterfront venue’s biggest consumer show to date when it first came to the city in March this year. Around 23,000 fans descended on the exhibition centre.
Now organisers have confirmed MCM Liverpool Comic Con will return in March next year and every year until 2020. It is expected to be even bigger and better, attracting tens of thousands of movie buffs and comic book fans as well as video game and sci-fi enthusiasts.
Gary Burns, European PR and content development, said: “This was the first outing for MCM Comic Con in Liverpool and the reaction from visitors was phenomenal. Thousands of fans got into the true spirit of the event.
“If it wasn’t for Exhibition Centre Liverpool we wouldn’t have been able to host the city’s first ever Comic Con, therefore we were never in any doubt that we would bring the event back. Next year’s promises to be even bigger and better.”
Fans arrived in their droves to the March event and queued around the venue to enter and find a colourful and vibrant show floor, stage appearances by special guests and a world of cosplay as well as a huge variety of stalls, interactive exhibits and video games.
Amy King, senior exhibition sales manager at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, said: “MCM Liverpool Comic Con was the largest consumer exhibition we have held since we opened in September last year, the likes of which had never been seen in the city before.
“Visitors flocked to be part of this unique event, creating an electric atmosphere along the waterfront and in the city. We are thrilled that the organisers are bringing this event back to us for four years, proving their confidence that it will be a great success here for many years to come.”
MCM Comic Cons are international events held at numerous locations including Hannover, Stockholm, Brussels, Dublin and their flagship show in London.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool held three weeks of events in June for the International Festival for Business. This was followed by the opening ceremony and closing dinner for the British Transplant Games. Forthcoming highlights include the European Association for International Education and the Labour Party conference which will use the whole site including BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena. Consumer shows include The Liverpool Wedding Show, which will return twice a year for the next five years. Wound UK, returning in September, is among forthcoming trade exhibitions.