Having been one of the first UK comic cons to have to cancel their plans last year – albeit rather last minute – it would seem MCM Comic Con owners Reed Pop have learnt from the past with their announcement today of just two live shows scheduled for later this year.
The dates for the hopeful return of MCM Comic Cons will be MCM London on 22nd-24th October, 2021 and MCM Birmingham on 13th-14th November, 2021. With MCM promising more information regarding the show format and health and safety measures nearer the time. And, one would think, at a similar time they start selling tickets too. Could they set a blueprint that others may follow in the “new normal” of 2021?
Sadly, for me, the Birmingham dates do clash with Thought Bubble. Although, for most I imagine both shows attract two different audiences, but it’s going to be a tough choice for many indie creators deciding which one to book a table at.
Here is a more detail statement from MCM Comic Con explaining teh situation and plugging their new online initiative, Metaverse. Read more below:
“Due to COVID-19, these will be the only physical MCM events taking place in 2021. While this means that MCM will not host events in Birmingham (March), London (May), Manchester and Scotland in 2021, fans won’t have to wait too long for an opportunity to geek out with fellow pop culture lovers. This year’s con season will kick off with a spring Metaverse, followed by virtual events set for the summer. Through Metaverse, fans can virtually experience a 365-day celebration of all things pop culture including access to exclusive content, nerdy merch, and one-of-a-kind celebrity experiences, making it easier for more people to enjoy the MCM Comic Con experience remotely through FindtheMetaverse.com.”