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MCM Northern Ireland Comic Con cancelled

MCM Comic Con will not be returning to Northern Ireland, it has been confirmed.

The popular comic, TV and film convention will not be returning to Lisburn's Eikon Centre, despite a hugely successful exhibition at the venue in June.

In a post on Facebook, MCM wrote: "Our goal at MCM is to provide the ultimate pop culture experiences for our fans throughout the UK.

"In order to deliver bigger and better events, brands, guests and entertainment for our fans we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the MCM Comic Cons in Telford (Midlands), Liverpool and Northern Ireland.

"We know that we have lots of incredibly passionate and dedicated fans in those regions and we want to sincerely thank them for all of the energy and support they have given to us and our shows over the years.

The post continued: "Moving forward our focus will be on significantly growing and expanding the shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London. As these shows evolve into larger, more exciting pop culture experiences we hope that all our fans throughout the UK will continue to support us and join us at all of our shows in 2018."

The huge two-day event in Lisburn earlier this year boasted Flash Gordon actor Sam J Jones as the headline attraction.

Other celebrities at the packed-out venue included Summer Glau from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Hobbit’s Manu Bennett and True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten. Three of the original Power Rangers line-up — Karan Ashley, Austin St John and David J Fielding — were also in attendance.

Many visitors dressed up, with a number going as Catwoman, Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn, Batman and The Mad Hatter.

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