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The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2018


MICHAEL ROOKER (The Walking Dead / The Belko Experiment / Guardians Of The Galaxy)

MICHAEL ROOKER… a man, a man’s man, a man about town, the Man. If there’s a guy that has carved a niche as being the sardonic, rugged and yet sensitive soul in Hollywood… it’s Nick Offerman, let’s be honest. However, if you take away the woodworking and the constant references to a hot wife, and add just a splash of wild rock’n’roll unpredictability, you end up with something that looks incredibly like Michael Rooker.

Alabama-born Rooker is known for a variety of roles on the big and small screen, first catching the attention of anyone who was paying attention – and plenty of those who made the mistake of not – in the breakout role of Henry in HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (1986). Since then, Rooker has shown up in supporting roles in films such as SEA OF LOVE (1989), DAYS OF THUNDER with Tom Cruise (1990), J.F.K. (1991), CLIFFHANGER with Sylvester Stallone (1993), and under the direction of Kevin Smith in 1995’s MALLRATS. A diverse line-up of roles, indeed.

It is for modern audiences that Rooker is best known, however, as Merle Dixon in the first four seasons of THE WALKING DEAD and as the mercenary Ravager Yondu Udonta in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014) and its sequel, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017). You’re welcome, indeed.

It is more that likely that Rooker will be taking to the stage with GOTG co-star Sean Gunn at MCM Comic Con Birmingham, this March – frankly, if you haven’t witnessed the whirling dervish that is Michael Rooker in a live setting, it’s safe to say this will be the hot ticket of the weekend. Rooker will also be available for autographs and photo shoot opportunities (autographs, £48; photo session price, £72) – head to the links on our Event Page for the show for full details.

Bio: Wikipedia / iMDB (edited)

MCM COMIC CON BIRMINGHAM is one of the many shows that fall under the MCM Comic Expo umbrella, a portfolio of successful shows recently taken over by international convention behemoth, ReedPOP. This new partnership promises to raise the profile, experience and available talent pool for the MCM shows in the UK..

“MCM Comic Con events are the UK and Ireland’s and most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK based shows that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including; Movies, Gaming, Comics, Anime, Television, Gadgets, Clothing and Toys.

MCM aim to put on the best consumer shows for the modern pop-culture market. Our show floors are packed full of activity from live eSports matches and cosplay celebrations to experiential opportunities inspired by the movies and brand new releases of your favourite games to play.

On top of all that we have the awesome Comic Village area for independent comic artists, VidFest for upcoming YouTube stars, PopAsia to revel in all things Asian inspired and Memorabilia, our collector haven. Our theatres also play host to exclusive screenings and panels of special guests, all whom take part in photograph sessions and signings throughout the weekend.

MCM Comic Con is THE destination event to celebrate all things pop-culture, it is not to be missed by any geek, nerd, cosplayer, or fan boy and girl!”

FOLLOW ALL THE LATEST HEADLINES AND UPDATES FOR THIS CONVENTION ON ITS DEDICATED AEISD PAGE: http://www.anenglishmaninsandiego.com/event/mcm-comic-con-birmingham-2018

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