MCM COMIC CON – BIRMINGHAM 2018
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2018
SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:
SEAN GUNN (Gilmore Girls / The Belko Experiment / Guardians Of The Galaxy)
SEAN GUNN is an American actor and writer who is known for being that guy that everyone points at the screen and says, “…yeah! I know that guy, he’s really good, really funny. Seen him in loads of stuff. Well, I know this is going to be a cool ride, then…”, before settling back and diving into their popcorn / nachos / pick’n’mix. He’s that solid, a quality watch.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Sean is the youngest sibling of four brothers, filmmaker James (yes, that one – more on him in a second), actor and political writer Matt, screenwriter Brian, producer and former Executive Vice President of Artisan Entertainment Patrick, and a sister, Beth (but they don’t talk about her too much). After starting a theatre company with his friends after graduation, Sean began his steady and gradual climb to geek adultation.
With small appearances in films such as THE SPECIALS, PEARL HARBOR and featurette THE MAN WHO INVENTED THE MOON (which he also executive produced), it was his small screen casting in GILMORE GIRLS in 2005 which really put him on the map. His eccentric turn as Kirk Gleason brought him to the attention of a wider audience, leading to guest starring roles in shows such as ANGEL, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, TRUE JACKSON, ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE and BUNHEADS. Nope, apart from ANGEL, we’ve never heard of ’em, either.
What we have heard of is the Marvel Cinematic Universe and when brother James Gunn landed the directorial gig for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in 2014, he called on Sean for dual duties (heh!), staring not only as Kraglin in the film but also as the on-set mo-cap double for Rocket Raccoon, duties (heh!!) that he reprised for the sequel in 2017. (You’ll also have seen Sean in full stoner mode in THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, which James wrote and produced.)
‘The Judge’, as Sean is want to be known, will be appearing both days at MCM Comic Con Birmingham, available for autographs and photo shoot opportunities (autographs, £24; photo session price, £48) – 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!”
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