NEWS: MCM Announces MCM Comic Con Ireland For April 2014
In a surprise announcement today the organisers of the popular MCM series of conventions have said that the RDS in Ballsbridge will be the host of MCM Comic Con Ireland on April 12th and 13th 2014.
Ireland joins the growing list of conventions hosted by MCM that so far include London, Manchester, Scotland, The Midlands (UK) and Birmingham.
The next MCM event takes place in London in October and boasts the likes of Smallville’s Elias Toufexis and vetern voice actor Richard Epcar. The full guest list will be released very soon according to event organisers.
In a press release provided to ICN this evening David Axbey of MCM had this to say:
MCM IRELAND COMIC CON – RDS, DUBLIN – 12-13 APRIL
*MCM To Launch Ireland Comic Con, Expand Scotland Comic Con in 2014*
Do you live in Ireland? Are you a fan of sci-fi, videogames, comics, cosplay or anime? Well, mark 12-13 April 2014 down in your diary, because that’s the date that the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con comes to Dublin!
MCM Expo’s very first international event, the inaugural MCM Ireland Comic Con will be held in Halls 1 and 2 of RDS, Dublin’s premier event venue. Visitors to the show can expect an awesome weekend of geeky goodness, including a host of special guests, onstage panels, talented comic creators, costume competitions and retail stands.
“It’s great to be bringing the MCM Ireland Comic Con to my hometown,” commented event co-organiser Bryan Cooney. “A lot of fans have been asking us when we were going to do a Dublin show, so we decided it was high time to take the MCM brand across the Irish Sea.”
“We can’t wait to bring the MCM magic to Ireland next April,” added show co-organiser Paul Miley. “As well as our flagship MCM London Comic Con, the largest show of its kind in Europe, we now host events in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin and Telford.”
Meanwhile, show organisers have also decided to expand next year’s MCM Scotland Comic Con to cover the whole weekend. The move comes after exceptional advance ticket sales for this year’s show, which takes place at Glasgow’s SECC on Saturday 7 September.