MCM Comic Con, the UK’s largest organiser of pop culture events is back and ready to roll in 2018 with bigger shows, bigger guests and more explosive and interactive content.

Kicking off the year with its first event, MCM Birmingham Comic Con is bringing an action-packed weekend of pop culture to the NEC, when it returns to the West Midlands on 17th-18th March. Featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime, steampunk and online video, the weekend will celebrate the latest and greatest in geeky goodness for fans.

Dynamic duo and space pirates from Guardians of the Galaxy Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead) and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) are the first guests MCM has announced to meet fans over the weekend. Joining them in the star-studded line up is Texan-born Brianna Hildebrand, who plays the awesomely-named Negasonic Teenage Warhead in leftfield superhero hit Deadpool, alongside Mark Sheppard who stars in Supernatural, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. More guest announcements are being teased out to fans over the coming weeks, so watch this space!

For videogame fans out there wanting a bite of the action, MCM is bringing glory and victory to Birmingham with four of Overwatch’s heroes in the form of Anjali Bhimani, Jonny Cruz, Carolina Ravassa and Fred Tatasciore.

“Our first show of 2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic celebration of pop culture and will set the bar for bigger and better shows across the year,” said Danny Aindow, MCM National Event Manager.

“As the UK’s biggest and most exciting pop culture destination, MCM Comic Con dedicates everything to its fans and this is certainly one event you won’t want to miss.”

During the blockbuster weekend, fans can meet special guests from the world of TV and film, voice actors and more, while exploring the Comic Village packed with artists, writers and graphic novels; watch on-stage panels, play the latest games and check out the colourful costumes from the world of Cosplay.