Liverpool Comic Con
Cosplay enthusiasts, Sci-Fi fans and comic book aficionados can expect a comic con from another dimension. The high profile guest line ups will be bigger, there will be retro arcade game cabs, magnificent full size set and prop builds including spacecraft and vehicles from your favourite Sci-Fi films and TV series and Q&A sessions with the most well known celebrities in the industry. All photo ops with set builds, spacecraft and vehicles will be FREE OF CHARGE and included in the admission ticket price. With so much to see and do, there are weekend tickets that include guaranteed early entry from £31.90 (inc. admin fees) and individual day tickets from £16.50 (inc. admin fees) there are discounted rates for the under 10s and under 5s go free.
Weekend tickets and Early Entry tickets will guarantee early entry to the event from 9:00am. Standard Tickets will allow queued access to the event from 11:00am onwards.
Away from the Main Bridge there will be a number of special quarters including cosplay changing facilities for our cosplaying communities, Meet and Greet zones, signing and autograph areas and a plethora of merchandise and trading stands.
Dirk Benedict, who played Lieutenant Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck in the A-Team and Lieutenant Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica is the first Face of the event to be announced, Dirk will be using his FTL Drive to jump his ship to Merseyside in March 2018.
Liverpool Comic Con will be a meeting ground for like-minded people from across the galaxy and all parts of the universe.
Accessible Tickets with Priority Entrance
We have a dedicated team of customer assistants waiting to help you get the right ticket for your requirements. Comic Con Liverpool customers with specific access requirements will need to register these details with our Customer Care team when they buy their ticket.
Everybody’s requirements will be different and we want to ensure your enjoyment of the event, therefore, tickets can only be booked by calling our Customer Care team on 0344 335 0437, or by visiting our on-site Box Office at the M&S Bank Arena (Please check opening times below).
Customers will receive tickets allowing priority access to Comic Com Liverpool, avoiding the queue at the main entrance and giving priority for autographs and photo opportunities.
Customers will need to show their accessibility priority tickets to our venue stewards on arrival.
Our on-site Box Office based at M&S Bank Arena Liverpool is open on Fridays from 9am-6pm.
On event days, our on-site Box Office opens at midday and remains open until the main act is on stage.
Official 2018 Afterparty
Saturday 10th March - 6pm-4am
Want to carry on partying after your first day at Liverpool Comic Con 2018? Then why not extend the fun by joining our Official 2018 Afterparty at Revolución de Cuba on Albert Dock just around the corner from Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Join hundreds of other geeks and cosplayers for a night to remember, drink cocktails and dance the night away to geeky dance mixes of anime, gaming, movie & TV show music and join in group activities for the chance to win some amazing giveaways.
There are a limited amount of tickets available so get yours quick to make sure you are part of it! Every ticket includes 2 free drinks from the bar.
Over 18's only
The guest lineup is growing, you can meet a galaxy of stars at Liverpool Comic Con.
Dirk Benedict - The A Team/ Battlestar Galactica
Dirk Benedict is an American movie, television and stage actor and author. He is best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series.
Dirk will be joining us on both days of the event.
Lou Ferrigno - The Incredible Hulk
As an actor, he is best known for his title role in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and vocally reprising the role in subsequent animated and computer-generated incarnations. He has also appeared in Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules, and in cameo roles in the sitcom The King of Queens and the 2009 comedy I Love You, Man.
Lou will be attending Liverpool Comic Con on both days of the event.
Paul McGann - The Eighth Doctor Who
Liverpool's very own Paul McGann came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He later starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I, and as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film, a role he reprised in more than 70 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor". McGann is also known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in the Hornblower TV series.
Ian McNeice - Doctor Who, Ace Ventura
Ian McNeice is an English actor and voice actor from Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. A very familiar face in TV and Film where most people will remember him as Fulton Greenwall, the man hired to bring Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) out of retirement in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and as Winston Churchill in Doctor Who alongside Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
Ian will be attending Liverpool Comic Con on both days of the event.
Sophie Aldred - Doctor Who
Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter. She portrayed the seventh Doctor's (Sylvestor McCoy) companion Ace in the television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s. 90's kids will also remember her as one of the presenters of Playdays and Minnie The Mini Magician in ZZZap! Throughout the 2000s she worked extensively as a voice-over artist for TV adverts and has also provided voices for animated series such as Bob the Builder, Sergeant Stripes, Bananas in Pyjamas, El Nombre, Peter Rabbit, Noddy in Toyland, The Magic Key and Dennis & Gnasher.
Sophie will be attending on Sunday 11th March 2018 only.
Joonas Suotamo - Chewbacca in Star Wars
Joonas Viljami Suotamo is a 6'10" Finnish born pro basketball player, known for playing Chewbacca alongside Peter Mayhew in Star Wars The Force Awakens. As well as starring in The Last Jedi, Joonas will also be playing all of Chewbaccas' scenes in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story film due out in May 2018.
Joonas will be attending Liverpool Comic Con on both days of the event.
Gail Kim - WWE
Gail Kim is a professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, model and actress from Canada. She is currently signed to Impact Wrestling as a producer, where she is also a record setting seven-time Knockouts Champion. She is also known for her two stints in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where she won the WWE Women's Championship in her first match.
Gail will be attending Liverpool Comic Con on both days of the event.
Jorgito Vargas Jr. - Power Rangers
Jorgito "Jorge" Vargas Jr. is a Canadian actor with a TV and Movie career spanning nearly 30 years, he is best known for his role as Blake Bradley, the Navy Thunder Ranger on the television series Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Power Rangers DinoThunder. Jorge has also made appearances on Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Jorge will be attending Liverpool Comic Con on both days of the event.
Jeremy Bulloch - Boba Fett in Star Wars
Jeremy Bulloch is best known for his role as the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy. Besides Star Wars, Jeremy has appeared in numerous British television and film productions, including Doctor Who, Robin of Sherwood and the James Bond movie - Octopussy.
Jeremy will be attending both days of the event.
Hattie Hayridge - Holly in Red Dwarf
Hattie Hayridge is an English comedian and actress, best known for her role as Holly in Red Dwarf during the third, fourth and fifth series. But she actually played Hilly first - the computer AI on board a version of Red Dwarf where all the crew are female. Known for her deadpan humour, Hattie was a major figure in the 90's British comedy circuit, touring alongside acts such as Lee Evans, Jack Dee, Julian Clary and Paul Merton.
Hattie will be attending Liverpool Comic Con on Sunday 11th March 2018 only.
Taker.Uk - The Undertaker Cosplayer
One of the most popular figures on the UK convention circuit, Taker.UK brings the biggest superstar in the history of Wrestling to Liverpool comic con.
The Taker.UK experience will give you a unique opportunity to not only meet the Deadman but also enter his bespoke casket for pictures. You may even get your hands on the WWE Heavyweight Championship belt!
Taker.UK will be attending Liverpool Comic Con on both days of the event.
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Exhibition Centre Liverpool.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Exhibition Centre Liverpool is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront.
There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)
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