Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of September see MCM, the UK’s biggest modern pop culture event organisers, visit Glasgow for what promises to be an event that has Scottish pop culture fans swarming in droves.
The event will be held at the SECC (Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre) which is a short walk from the city centre and located next to the river Clyde.
Fans can expect a packed comic village, competitive MCMeSports challenges, dealer stalls, cosplay masquerade and of course special guests. The opportunity to meet stars of some of the top TV and films over the years, get autographs and have your picture taken with them is a driving force behind a lot of visitors.
It will also be an opportunity for the people Scotland to show how creative and imaginative they can be with visitors encouraged to dress up as their heroes.
Because the event is still a few months away there will be more news and information about the event filtering through from time to time so we would recommend visiting their page to get all the latest details – http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/scotland/.
Visitors to Glasgow might want to make the most of the comic book stores that are already in the city centre so here are some of our suggestions.
Close to Hillhead Underground Station you will find City Centre Comics who offer a wide range of comics, clothes and toys for fans to sift through. You can find out a bit more about them by visiting here – http://citycentrecomics.com.
Geek Retreat on Union Street next to Glasgow Central Station is perfect for those with an interest in games and its central location makes it extremely easy to pop into for a visit – http://geek-retreat.com/.
A1 Toys have a number of shops in and around Glasgow and cover a lot of bases making it extremely popular with pop culture enthusiasts. You can get a better idea of what they have by visiting their site at – http://a1toys.com/.
The transport system could not be more simple for the city centre with regular bus routes and the underground being on one route circling the city.
Accommodation in the city should be simple to find with a number of options for those looking for luxury to those hoping for budget hotels. One option available is the serviced apartments by Frasers Hospitality at – http://glasgow.frasershospitality.com/.
Frasers also have a great option in Edinburgh at http://edinburgh.frasershospitality.com. Edinburgh is just an hour train journey from Glasgow and many people traveling to Comic Con Scotland will be staying in the capital and either catching a train or driving along the M8 to Glasgow.
Glasgow is a simple city to navigate and with the exclusive West End bars and boutiques right through to the East End’s earthy Barra’s market you can get a real city experience on your visit.