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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Comic Con's coming to Belfast - feeding frenzy in store for sci-fi and cosplay aficionados

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  Chris Hayne 26, from Sheffield poses as a Licker from Resident Evil ahead of the MCM London Comic Con Expo at ExCel on October 26, 2012 in London, England. Visitors to the Comic Convention are encouraged to wear a costume of their favourite comic character and flock to the Expo to gather all the latest news in the world of comics, manga, anime, film, cosplay, games and cult fiction.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Chris Hayne 26, from Sheffield poses as a Licker from Resident Evil ahead of the MCM London Comic Con Expo at ExCel
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Danielle Starky, from Midhurst poses as Minerva from Final Fantasy ahead of the MCM London Comic Con Expo at ExCel on October 26, 2012 in London, England. Visitors to the Comic Convention are encouraged to wear a costume of their favourite comic character and flock to the Expo to gather all the latest news in the world of comics, manga, anime, film, cosplay, games and cult fiction. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Khloe Valentine, 16, from High Wycombe poses as Yuki Kuran from Vampire Knight ahead of the MCM London Comic Con Expo at ExCel on October 26, 2012 in London, England. Visitors to the Comic Convention are encouraged to wear a costume of their favourite comic character and flock to the Expo to gather all the latest news in the world of comics, manga, anime, film, cosplay, games and cult fiction. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

MCM  is bringing its celebration of sci-fi, games, comics, anime and cosplay to Northern Ireland for the first time, with the Belfast Comic Con at the King's Hall next year.

The announcement comes hard on the heels of last week's news that MCM Expo is also launching a show in Dublin next year, as well as expanding its MCM Scotland Comic Con and MCM Manchester Comic Con events.

 Commenting on the new show, which will be held on 7-8 June,  MCM co-organiser Paul Miley said: "We're delighted to be bringing our popular comic con brand to Belfast next year. After we announced our new Dublin show, Northern Irish comic book fans were asking when they were going to get an event ...well, here it is!

 "With MCM shows now covering the whole of England, Ireland and Scotland, there's never been a better time for gamers, comic collectors, sci-fi enthusiasts, movie buffs and fans of geek culture in general to check out the comic c0n scene."

"As the recent record-breaking Scotland Comic Con proved, there's an increasing appetite for MCM comic conventions at the moment," added MCM co-organiser Bryan Cooney.

"We'd like everyone to come along and experience one for themselves, and with our ever-expanding roster of top quality events, that's never been easier."

 

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