The wait is over, MCM Comic Con, the ultimate celebration of pop culture, is back with bang with three hotly anticipated shows rolling into London twice, in May and October, and rounding off with Birmingham in November.

Great news for curious newcomers and seasoned fanatics alike, you won’t have to wait long for the first MCM hit as the UK’s most exciting pop culture shows will be soaring into London’s ExCeL as soon as 27th – 29th May. Not just for serious gamers, comic book collectors or highly-skilled cosplayers, there truly is something for everyone to discover with a jam-packed programme of celebrity talent, unforgettable panels, live performances, independent creators and more!

Bringing the Summer festival vibes, MCM Comic Con May will see the return of the awesome MCM Fringe Stage, offering a smorgasbord of incredible live music, laugh out loud comedy and performing arts all in the great outdoors. Be transported back to the 19th Century with Old Time Sailors singing the very best Sea Shanty’s fit for the seafaring life. If that wasn’t enough, fans can showcase the star within by wowing the crowd in MCM’s very own Talent Show.

Looking to explore something a little different for the weekend? Why not grab your friends and delve into the Pop Asia section. A world where you can become an Origami pro with paper-folding magic by London Origami Society, try your hand at the unsung art of Manga drawing, get involved with performances by some of K-pop’s biggest artist, or discover the ancient sport of sumo wrestling with an appearance and live demonstration from the current British Sumo Champion! The options are limitless…

For the ultimate film and TV fans, fully immerse yourself into the silver screen with a replica of the Stranger Things set display ahead of the launch of season four in May. Or why not grab a photo op with the infamous Storm Troopers, become the most powerful Jedi Knight with the Silver Sabres combat academy, or try your hand at the greatest fictional sport –  Quidditch.

Kicking off May half term with fun for all the family, climb into the Treehouse area and discover a world to keep the kids entertained all day including creative kids crafting, top-notch face painting, character appearances, colouring fun and more. Plus kids under 10 go free with an adult! Unleash your competitive side in the Side Quest zone – from modern consoles to retro gaming to tabletop favourites, and battle it out in the MCM Side Quest Championship!

If all of that’s not enough, there’s time to do it all again with MCM Comic Con hitting up London’s ExCeL again on 28th – 30th October and NEC Birmingham on 12th – 13th November.

Jenny Martin, Event Director at MCM Comic Con said: “Welcome first timers and fans! We can’t wait to bring MCM Comic Con back to you next month. As our first show draws even closer, we’ll be announcing our line-up of celebrity guests, panels and never before seen surprises to the programme… grab your tickets and watch this space.”

For more information visit the website www.mcmcomiccon.com

Tickets on-sale now for MCM Comic Con London in May at www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/en-us/tickets.html