Multiple MCM Comic Con Events Cancelled for 2020
Date: 2020 May 19 20:34
Posted by Joe
We've just received a press release from the good folks over at ReedPOP, the group behind MCM Comic Con events. They've told us that due to the COVID-19 virus multiple MCM Comic Con Events are cancelled. The upcoming MCM Comic Con events in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Scotland are affected.
At this stage it's uncertain when the next MCM Comic Con event will be. This doesn't just impact ReedPOP itself, but it's exhibitors. We are aware of a many specialist small business that make the majority of their income from events like MCM Comic Con. If there's a stall like that you enjoy buying stuff from that's normally at your favourite geek event, check out their website and maybe buy something from them. Every little helps.
Press release as follows:
Multiple MCM Comic Con Events Cancelled
Today, ReedPOP has an important announcement to make. Despite all efforts to bring fans the most epic pop culture events in the UK, 4 MCM events scheduled to take place in 2020 have been cancelled following the escalation of COVID-19 in the UK, Europe and globally:
- MCM Comic Con Birmingham, scheduled to take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 27 to 28 June.
- MCM Comic Con London, scheduled to take place at London ExCeL, from 10 to 12 July.
- MCM Comic Con Manchester, scheduled to take place at Manchester Central, from 1 to 2 August.
- MCM Comic Con Scotland, scheduled to take place at the SEC Centre, Glasgow, from 26 to 27 September.
Our aim since the beginning has always been to put on the best events for you as possible, a space for you to gather together, be yourselves, and make memories with those who matter to you most. The effects, actual and projected, of Coronavirus are evident across all aspects of our lives here in the UK and across the world and after extensive discussions with all the relevant public health, local and national authorities, with our partners, and after listening to our fans, we have taken the decision not to go ahead with these events.
We'd like to thank everyone who had prepared to deliver what promised to be a fantastic set of events celebrating the very best of Pop Culture, and those who waited patiently during this challenging and unprecedented time whilst difficult decisions were being made.
Refunds for ticket holders, pre-paid photo and autographs, exhibitors, retailers and artists will all be automatically processed, with no further action needed on your part. We aim to have all refunds processed before the end of June and we appreciate your continued patience and understanding.
Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and to all of you, who look forward to our events year on year as a place of acceptance and safety. Rest assured, we are working hard to make sure that when safe to do so, we will return as a physical event, but until then we have plans to bring you all your comic con needs to the safety of your own homes, so stay tuned over the next few months!
About MCM Comic Con
MCM Comic Con is the leading pop culture event organiser in the UK, within ReedPOP, dedicated to producing experiential fan events and bringing together a broad and creative scope of popular culture. The MCM portfolio includes MCM London Comic Con, MCM Birmingham Comic Con, MCM Manchester Comic Con and MCM Scotland Comic Con. The team at MCM are a diverse squad of event professionals with specialist superpowers, uniting to deliver innovative pop culture experiences. Ultimately, they are fellow fans devoted to celebrating fans and the world of pop culture. (www.mcmcomiccon.com
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions - the world's leading event organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPOP currently features events in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India, Africa and Australia, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), MCM Comic Con, BookCon, Oz Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Comic Con India, Comic Con Paris, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Star Wars Celebration, and ComplexCon. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPOP also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GamesIndustry.Biz. The staff at ReedPOP are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion. (www.reedpop.com
Source: MCM Comic Con