Last weekend marked the inaugural Film and Comic Con Manchester, the newest addition to the Showmasters convention family. But with Manchester already having the popular MCM Manchester Comic Con in July, is there space in this city for another event? I’m With Geek went along to find out.
The short answer to that question is yes. Film and Comic Con Manchester attracted a smaller crowd, but this can easily be explained by its freshman status. A large venue and well-organised event means that FCCM has plenty of potential to expand in coming years, and even with this first event, they were able to attract some huge names, including horror legend Robert Englund, Red Dwarf’s Craig Charles, Lance Henriksen, David Hewlett, and a whole host of Doctor Who stars. While there was only a small showing for comic artists, and the event did not have the variety of independent comics available that MCM does, the event was an impressive enough first outing to attract more comic names in the future.