24/25 November 2018
Regular readers will know that a visit to the NEC in Birmingham for MCM Comic Con is on the cards at least once a year. I missed the earlier event as the gang and I were at Sci Fi Weekender, however we were able to make the November Con.
My intrepid companions and I arrived at the massive site and after parking up, wandered down to the event hall. Already there were dozens of cosplayers around, showing their awesome costumes.
After a chill in Wetherspoons, we made our way towards the hall. Thankfully we didn’t have long to wait before we could enter. This year we had regular tickets rather than early bird, so although this gave us later entry we had no problems.
Inside Comic Con, the aisles were busy and we formulated a plan of attack on how best to navigate our way around the stalls. There were hundreds of people there, so not always easy to get to see some of the merchandise. With a little patience and a bit of skill we were able to get a good look around.
The guests this time weren’t particularly inspiring – it seemed like all the best stars would be at Wales Comic Con the following week! We were happy to spend the day viewing the displays and stalls to see what amazing paraphernalia we could afford.
Sadly, despite buying some fantastic items, there’s never enough money. Oh, the damage I could do with a lottery win. Seriously, there were dozens of action figures (for a start) that I could have give a home to.
Besides the joys of spending hard earned cash, there were of course the magnificent cosplayers out in full force. A mind boggling array of characters, some well known and some more obscure, were to be seen.
Due to various organisational issues, I had forgotten to bring along my trusty Canon camera. There’s always something, right? Forgetting to bring the camera was a new low though! Never mind, I was able to take photos with my phone – and the cosplay superstars were just as friendly and happy to pose as ever.
My thanks to all those who posed for a pic, much appreciated! You were all great.
After hours on our feet wandering round, wishing for the cash to buy more stuff, the day was finally over. After another Wetherspoons break, it was back in the car for the long drive home. Another great day out – looking forward to the next one.
Thanks to Adam for driving and Greeny and Kurt for the company.
There are numerous pics of cosplayers here, feel free to let me know your favourites, Or if you know the people in the [pics, please let them know.
Finally, i any one in the pics would rather they didn’t appear here, just let me know.
That’s all for Part 1 – stay tuned for Part 2.