Europe seems to be where all the action is heading, when it comes to the ever-expanding world of comic conventions: MCM Expo Group, the company behind the hugely popular MCM Expo events, are partnering up to bring a first ever to Stockholm, Sweden, this weekend.
Off the heels of the announcement that last weekends MCM Expo Comic Con London was the largest yet put on at that venue, with over 110,000 people through the door of the ExCel at Royal Victoria docks, the company has put together Sweden’s first ever multi-media convention, held in that countries capital, Stockholm, running from today and tomorrow (sorry to spring this on you, we’ve only just heard of this event ourselves!!). On top of that, the group has also revealed that they will be adding a second location in Sweden as of next September – Comic Con Malmö.
This is an exciting time for European comic convention goer and pop culture fans, with more and more dates and events being added to the date book – the organisers of the New York Comic Con event, ReedPOP, presented their plans to bring their brand of convention to Paris, France next October, announced at this years NYCC event. Only a short hop on a ferry, guys!
MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden
MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its debut on 11-13 September 2015.
Incorporating the popular gaming fair Gamex, Comic Con Stockholm is a spectacular four day celebration of movies, videogames, sci-fi, comics and cosplay. This year’s show features top videogame publishers such as Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft and Bandai, alongside a special guest line-up that includes R.J. Mitte (Breaking Bad), Mackenzie Lintz (The Hunger Games, Under The Dome) and Grace Victoria Cox (Under The Dome).
“The comic con phenomena is sweeping the globe right now, with events such as San Diego Comic Con and MCM London Comic Con soaring in popularity,” commented project leader Gital Al-Ebeyawi. “We’re delighted to give Sweden’s gamers, sci-fi fans, comic collectors and cosplayers an event of their own.”
MCM managing director Bryan Cooney added: “The addition of the Stockholm and Malmö shows to MCM’s calendar means that Swedish sci-fi, film, videogame and anime fans can now enjoy the great comic con experience that has proved so popular with visitors to our events across England, Scotland and Ireland.”
MCM’s most recent UK event – MCM London Comic Con – saw a record number of visitors pass through its doors, with more than 110,000 people attending the ExCel London show.
For more on Comic Con Stockholm and Malmö, please visit www.comiccon.se