MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

17th March 2016

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

Last weekend I attended MCM Comic Con Liverpool; the first MCM Comic Con to be held in Liverpool and also my very first Comic Con.

When I bought my weekend priority tickets back in November I was incredibly excited and I waited patiently for the list of guests to be revealed. Honestly, I was quite disappoint with the number and variety of guests who attended. I really would have thought Liverpool’s first Comic Con would have attracted more interest from celebrities. And none of them were actually comic related.

I guess it’s like buying tickets for Glastonbury Festival. You don’t know who will be performing when you buy your tickets but you can still have a good time regardless. And I did have a good time.

As we had priority tickets we got to the venue (Exhibition Centre Liverpool) about half an hour before the doors opened and the queue was huge! However, once the doors were opened we got in pretty quickly and grabbed some free Comic Con t-shirts on the way in.

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

We started in the area called the Comic Village. I was disappointed with the number of stalls selling actual comics, especially as a comic collector. I think there were only two stalls overall. But if you are looking for a good comic book fair in the Liverpool area then I recommend Golden Orbit which is held a few times throughout the year at the Liner Hotel. That’s where I have picked up most of my comics over the years.

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

We then got stuck into browsing the rest of the stalls which sold a variety of comic merchandise and handmade items. You have to have a lot of willpower to prevent yourself from over spending at Comic Con but I did pick up a cute Harley Quinn purse because I’ve never seen one like it before, not necessarily because I needed one!

I was keeping an eye out for some nice art work for the house and I found some amazing but tasteful Star Wars prints by a shop called Laser Moon. I didn’t end up buying them as I’m watching my money after the move, but I’m definitely considering purchasing them at a later date.

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

There was a lot of stalls selling Lego Mini Figures, but be warned; the majority are fake. Some sellers refer to these as “Lego compatible figures” but most don’t. This is just a heads up because some sellers are charging a fortune for them and they’re not even real.

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

The thing I was probably most excited about was the cosplayers and seeing everyone dressed up. I didn’t cosplay because I just haven’t had time to sort out an outfit with the move, but I kind of regret it as it looks so much fun! My favourite cosplayer was of course the Stormtrooper riding on a Ewok, but there were also some amazing Batmans, Deadpools and Kylo Rens walking around.

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

Overall I was really impressed with the scale of the event and the number of fans who came out to support it, so hopefully next time more special guests will want to attend. I will definitely be attending Liverpool Comic Con 2017 because I really want to cosplay and because I just love the experience of going to a Comic Con.

MCM Comic Con Liverpool 2016

Have you ever been to a Comic Con before?

*Apologies for the photo quality. Poor lighting + an inadequate lens = lots of Photoshop work!

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  1. I thought it would have been better. Maybe because it’s the first one and next year will be bigger or more interesting stands. It’s great you had fun, that is the most important thing, isn’t it? x

  2. I really wanted to go, but I was insanely tired. I thought the number of guests was a bit disappointing, but I was quite exited about Danny John-Jules! I would have found it impossible to control my spending there – are those pictures of tissue box covers? I’d have bought the Squirtle one and the Harry Potter one, and I don’t even need them!
    Who would you cosplay as?

  3. Amy

    I never saw those tissue box covers! They’re amazing!

    My main issue with the comic stalls is that there’s always too many people around to be able to get a proper look. If there were more, this wouldn’t happen! I bought a couple of graphic novels, but there weren’t nearly as many as there is usually!

    Glad you enjoyed it anyway. Hopefully next time’s will be better!

  4. George

    Wow, all that merchandise! The tissue boxes were cute.

    It’s a shame that it wasn’t quite what you expected, but even when you know the line-up you can still be disappointed. I’ve been to Download Festival a couple of times and there’s nothing worse than seeing a band you like and being embarrassed by how bad they sound / perform. Although that’s only happened a handful of times and you can always just back away slowly, haha.

  5. I’ve not been to one before, they’ve had some in Sheffield in the past though! I’m looking forward to the next one which I will definitely attend! It looks like so much fun :D

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