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UK’s MCM Comic Con expands to Germany and Belgium

mcm logoThe organizers of the MCM Comic Con events across the United Kingdom have announced plans to expand this summer into Germany and Belgium.

The MCM Expo Group will stage MCM Hannover Comic Con on June 4-5 at Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, followed June 11-12 by MCM Belgium Comic Con at Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium. The official announcements will be made Wednesday and Thursday in each city at press conferences attended by veteran Iron Man artist Bob Layton.

The company already holds conventions in London, Telford, Birmingham and Manchester in England; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; and Stockholm and Malmo in Sweden.

“The new Hannover and Belgium Comic Cons are the first to be launched under our ‘MCM Central’ brand, announced earlier this month,” Bryan Cooney, MCM managing director, said in a statement. “They mark the first stage of our accelerated growth plan for 2016 and beyond, which will see MCM broaden its U.K. offerings and roll out events across mainland Europe.”

The expansion by MCM follows recent global moves into Austria, China and France by New York Comic Con and C2E2 producer ReedPOP, and, again, into China by Wizard World.



War of the German Comic Cons! Ever since the Fedcon* people announced their “Comic Con”, many other organizers jump on the bandwagon and use that prestigious and apparently not copyrighted name for their own cons. We had one in December last year and now this one, which coincidentally happens in the same month, just a few weeks before the Fedcon Comic Con.

*Not to be confused with whoever organized the disastrous “Fedcon USA” a few years ago

I’m going to assume the European versions of MCM Comic Con will have bugger all to do with comics as well.

Hell, they’re literally stripping the word ‘comic’ from the branding.

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