16-17 November 2019 The NEC

Show's over!

MCM Comic Con Birmingham 2019 begins in:

MCM is excited to launch an awesome NEW series of workshops, designed to help you create, learn and inspire!

From starting your own comic book; diving into game development; creating the perfect superhero and villain duo in the next big series on screen, world building in your first fantasy novel to perfecting that cosplay outfit – MCM is now offering fans the chance to be inspired with these hands-on workshops.

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Cosplay Techniques: How To Make A Foam Sword (with Artyfakes) FULLY BOOKED
11:00-13:00
Artyfakes will be demonstrating how to create a sword from foam. During the demo you will be able to get a close up view of all the techniques, tools and materials, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of foam prop creation, in this more intimate classroom format. Artyfakes also encourage attendees who want to get some hands-on training to get involved with the build. 

How To Draw Like A My Little Pony Artist (with Tony Fleecs) FULLY BOOKED
14:00-15:00
Tony Fleecs has illustrated over 36 issues of My Little Pony franchise comics over the past six years. In this workshop, come and learn to draw from a master! 

Breaking Into Writing For Film Magazines And Websites (with Simon Brew)
16:00-17:00
Are you the next hot shot journalist in film and TV? Do you want to be? Join Simon Brew, founder and editor of both Film Stories and Film Stories Junior magazines in this awesome workshop, as he guides you on the best ways of getting into entertainment journalism and writing.  

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SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER

Cosplay Techniques: How To Make A Foam Axe (with Artyfakes)
11:00-13:00
Artyfakes will be demonstrating how to create an axe from foam. During the demo you will be able to get a close up view of all the techniques, tools and materials, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of foam prop creation, in this more intimate classroom format. Artyfakes also encourage attendees who want to get some hands-on training to get involved with the build.

REGISTER HERE

Creating Special Effects On A Budget (with Simon Cox)
13:30-14:30
Director and screenwriter Simon Cox reveals how he made his epic sci-fi passion project Invasion of Planet Earth on a budget and teaches how you too can create special effects with lots of creativity and very little money!

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How To Get Your Art To Stand Out (with Andy Williams and Dan Parent)
15:30-16:30
Artist Dan Parent (Archie Comics) talks about how to refine your art style, how to promote it on social media, and ultimately how to sell it.

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Explore more attractions

Cosplay Central

Whether you're a professional cosplayer or just getting started with your first costume, Cosplay Central has all the tips, tricks, and help you could need!

Special Guests

Meet the people behind your favourite characters from film and TV, video games, and online personalities! 

The Treehouse

MCM Birmingham is a fun filled day out for all the family and we’ve got SO MUCH for your little superheroes to do!

Comic Village

Take a stroll down the streets of Comic Village at MCM Comic Con and find your newest indie comic favourite!

Live Stage

The fan favourite stage is back with a new name, look, hosts & line-up and double the anarchy!

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