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Comic Con Manchester 2022

The flagship comic con event for North West England

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Comic Con Manchester is a fan convention dedicated to popular culture, films, comics, fantasy, sc-fi, anime and more. Thousands of people flock to Bowlers Exhibition Centre (BEC Arena) to meet their favorite graphic artists, directors, and actors.

The large Traders Hall is full of vendors offering costumes, books, collectibles, toys, and original art. Props and set displays attract big crowds as well as family-friendly attractions, such as video gaming and other activities. BEC Arena also features a replica Star Wars Cantina Space Bar and much, much more.

Among other highlights of Comic Con Manchester are photo ops, autograph sessions, and panels where fans can socialize with celebrity guests. Past guests of Comic Con Manchester included Zachary Quinto, Tyler Hoechlin, Elizabeth Tulloch, Jordan Elsass, Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Shelley Hennig, Dylan Sprayberry, Linden Ashby, Alex Garfin, Lesley Ann Brandt, D.B. Woodside, Chandler Riggs, Martin Kove, Jesse Kove, Ron Thomas, Tony O'Dell, Peter Ostrum, Paris Themmen, Julie Dawn Cole, and Michael Bollner.

Held since 2019, Comic Con Manchester features a popular Cosplay Championship. Thousands of loyal cosplayers show up in their amazing costumes ready for a photoshoot. The convention also features a gaming hall full of vintage consoles and game machines fom the 80s and the 90s.

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