Date: 2021 January 09 19:42
Posted by Joe
The good folks from geeky event MCM Comic Con have sent us details for their plans for 2021. They intend to continue with some virtual Metaverse events in the spring and summer and then MCM Comic Con London is set to return on Friday 24th to Sunday 24th October2021. MCM Comic Con Birmingham is set for Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November 2021. We're told that due to COVID-19, these will be the only physical MCM events taking place in 2021.
They'll release the show format and health and safety measures in the coming months.
At it's peak pre-COVID-19 MCM Comic Con London attracted over 136,000 attendees over the 3 days and a combined total of over 489,600 attendees spread across all their events in a single year. In COVID-19 time the 10 months to October 2021 is a long way away, it's not certain when normal events can resume. Other events by other organisers in London have started advertising various events in London for September 2021. So it seems there is some consensus with other organisers in other industries.
We're reassured that in the past MCM Events have always considered safety a priority. On the MCM Comic Con after the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017, MCM had to drastically increase security of the event at short notice and this required a lot logistics in order to keep attendees safe. In 2020 MCM cancelled it's events due to COVID-19. At this stage we're uncertain how safe it will be to run an event in October 2021 or what kind of restrictions and limitations any events will have. We are certain though that MCM will make the event safe or postpone it depending on the situation in October and November 2021.
Press release as follows:
MCM Comic Con Sets Return for 2021
MCM Comic Con Schedule Announced with Physical Events Resuming 2021 in London and Birmingham
8 January, 2021 - Today, ReedPop - the world's leading producer of pop culture events - unveiled the upcoming MCM Comic Con schedule, including a series of virtual Metaverse events in the spring and summer, and provided that it can be done safely, the return of physical events in 2021. MCM Comic Con is looking forward to welcoming fans back to MCM London on 22-24 October, 2021 and MCM Birmingham on 13-14 November, 2021. Tickets for these shows will be available online prior to each event, and additional information regarding the show format and health and safety measures that will be put in place will be announced in the coming months.
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.
"We want to thank our fans for waiting patiently during this challenging and unprecedented time while we focus on bringing them the best pop culture events in the UK in a safe, responsible and fun way," said Teresa Heitor, MCM Comic Con Event Director at ReedPop. "The enjoyment and wellbeing of our attendees, guests and community remains our top priority. We can't wait to gather with you all again and until then, our team remains hard at work to continue creating events with the superior quality content and show experiences that we know our fans expect."
Fans can stay up to date on the latest news at FindTheMetaverse.com and MCM's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).