Posts tagged with "Birmingham"

MCM Midlands 2016: cosplay gallery

MCM Midlands 2016: cosplay gallery
MCM Midlands was filled with stylish and spot-on cosplay creations…   Read More →

Opening day at TokyoToys new store in Birmingham

Opening day at TokyoToys new store in Birmingham
15 August 2015 saw the opening of TokyoToys new store in the centre of Birmingham. The day saw over a thousand people descend to the Japanese manga and toy store, which included performances, cosplay, giveaways, Pocky and even a special cake from the Amazing Cake Company. Situated on Corporation Street, it is the second TokyoToys store in the UK, following on from the first in the Trocadero centre in London. Co-owner Hideki, manager Jon and the staff... 

Tokyo Toys is Coming to Birmingham

Tokyo Toys is Coming to Birmingham
Get ready Midlanders – Tokyo Toys is coming to a store near you soon! Our friends at Tokyo Toys yesterday announced plans to open a new shop in Birmingham City Centre this August. To celebrate the occasion, a ton of fun and freebies have been promised for the Grand Opening event. Visitors will be able to draw from a tombola, with a guaranteed win thanks to a range of mini prizes on offer. The top prize will be a brand new Nintendo 3DS! Situated... 

Don’t Lose Your Head – Sleepy Hollow’s Neil Jackson at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Don’t Lose Your Head – Sleepy Hollow’s Neil Jackson at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
Galloping into Birmingham for his second MCM Comic Con appearance, Sleepy Hollow‘s Headless Horseman Neil Jackson spoke to the press about his experiences of working on the hit TV show. British-born Jackson plays Abraham Van Brunt, former friend and love rival of the series’ hero, Ichabod Crane, who was killed and turned into the embodiment of Death, the First Horseman of the Apocalypse, before being reawakened 200 years later to bring... 

Voices Everywhere: Quinton Flynn at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Voices Everywhere: Quinton Flynn at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
Quinton Flynn, the man behind many voices such as Raiden in the Metal Gear videogame series and Axel in Kindgom Hearts II made an appearance at MCM Birmingham Comic Con to discuss his many voiceover roles and to answer some questions from his fans. After a warm welcome, Quinton kicked things off by discussing how he felt knowing that nearly all of his voiceover work was heard on a global level by so many people. “It feels surreal,” he... 

Sleepy Hollow panel with Tom Mison at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Sleepy Hollow panel with Tom Mison at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
Audiences lost their heads over Fox’s supernatural television series Sleepy Hollow. In this adaptation, the character of Ichabod Crane has been resurrected in 21st Century New York where he is pitted against old adversary, The Headless Horseman. With the second season having recently come to an end in the US, Tom Mison, the British actor who portrays the Revolutionary War soldier attended MCM Birmingham Comic Con to discuss the world of Sleepy... 

Colm Meaney panel at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Colm Meaney panel at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
“It’s a pleasure to be here,” said Colm Meaney during his panel at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con, where he discussed his current show Hell On Wheels as well as the wide range of characters he has played over the years. “Hell On Wheels is set in the Civil War,” Colm said, describing the show. “It deals with a lot of fictional characters. I for instance play Thomas Durant who was a businessman and investor in the... 

The Call Up: Birmingham-Filmed Movie Explores Extreme Virtual Reality Gaming

The Call Up: Birmingham-Filmed Movie Explores Extreme Virtual Reality Gaming
An upcoming feature film currently shooting in central Birmingham, The Call Up explores what happens when virtual reality gaming goes too far. A group of online gamers are initially excited to trial a brand new, state-of-the-art, shoot ’em up game, designed to realistically recreate the feeling of being a soldier in combat. As the game progresses, however, the boundaries between fantasy and reality begin to dissolve, and the players slowly... 

MCM Comic Con 2015 Dates Announced!

MCM Comic Con 2015 Dates Announced!
With the MCM Birmingham Comic Con bringing to an end a fantastically successful year for the MCM Expo Group, thoughts now turn to 2015 and today has seen the release of the complete list of dates for next year’s events. Whilst there are no changes or further additions to the line-up, many believe that judging from the success of this past year, 2015 could see the events grow even bigger in both size and attendance. The dates for the conventions... 

The Prop Gallery Bring Special Guests to MCM Birmingham Comic Con

The Prop Gallery Bring Special Guests to MCM Birmingham Comic Con
The Prop Gallery, well known for their work on iconic film and TV series such as Star Wars, Doctor Who and Back to the Future, are going to be making their presence known at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con in November. Not only will they be bringing a range of the props they’ve built for myriad franchises, they’ve also got two special guests lined up to appear on Saturday and Sunday, giving attendees a great opportunity to talk with... 
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