MK Theatre prepares to host debut MK Film and Comic Con

The inaugural Milton Keynes Film and Comic Con is coming, with a life-size Dalek among those ready to join in the fun on Sunday, June 9.

Milton Keynes Theatre is the hosting venue for the event, and film and comic fans are being invited to celebrate in style, by dressing in cosplay as their favourite characters.

Will you be Princess Leia or Spiderman? Captain America, perhaps? Harry Potter? Yoda? Or even someone else altogether? The choice is yours.

Of course ticket-holders don’t have to dress to impress, and there will plenty of other ways to get into the event atmosphere.

There will be board and role-playing games throughout the day, while the event organisers have also booked a psychological magician for the event, and there will be a demo from light sabre aces, Silver Sabres.

A wealth of traders will be selling everything a film and comic con attendee could ask for, including mini-figures, comics, pints, handmade themed gifts, steampunk merchandise and geeky items. There will also be stalls dedicated to all things Star Wars, Buffy and brand Marvel.

Film props, collectibles and memorabilia will be for sale, and Oxfam will be in situ, with an assortment of pre-owned collectibles, comics, video games and memorabilia.

Keeping the kids entertained will be easy, too, with a gaming area and various crafts, face-painting and balloon artist just for youngsters.

Organiser Troy Galo said: “We feel there that this kind event has been missing from Milton Keynes for a while and we’re really excited to launch a new show for film and comic fans, just like ourselves. Milton Keynes Theatre will be a great venue, with its lobby and levels above – we can’t wait to see all the local enthusiasts and cosplayers!”

Co-organiser Jackie Galo added: “We want people to show their support and grow with us – this first show will form the basis for bigger events, which we’re already planning!”

A number of guest signers are confirmed, including:

  • Bern Collaco (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Wonder Woman, Justice League)
  • Mark Ballantyne (The Golden Compass, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Peter Roy (Star Wars, Harry Potter, Skyfall, Never Say Never Again, Blake 7)
  • Phillip Harvey (Rogue One, Justice League, Assassins Creed, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
  • Mark Sears (Back to Weapon X, Spiderman 2: Another World, Mary Queen of Scots)
  • Nick Joseph (Star Wars; A New Hope, Dr Who, The Spy Who Loved Me)
  • Matthew Dale (Rogue One, Dr Who)
  • Willie Coppen (Return of the Jedi, Willow)

Visual effects ace John Coppinger (The Dark Crystal, Return of the Jedi, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), and stunt actor Marc Outbreak will also attend.

The Milton Keynes Film and Comic Con will have something for everyone, and to suit all pockets.

Tickets are on sale now, at £5 in advance. To book click https://bit.ly/2WK4gW3. Otherwise, tickets will be £8 on the door, while children aged 10 years and under can go free.

Milton Keynes Comic Con will run 11am – 4pm on Sunday, June 9, at Milton Keynes Theatre, MK9 3NZ

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