Comic Con Manchester is the newest comic con in the Monopoly Events calendar and our first show this June was something very, very special indeed as we mixed the two greatest decades of all time, the 80s and 90s! A lot of the events that we do are inspired by Monopoly Events CEO Andy Kleek's memories of growing up as a child and this one was certainly no exception.
Monopoly Exclusive guest Steve Guttenberg headed up our huge guest list and he was joined by fellow Police Academy alumni Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook and Marion Ramsey. We had Baywatch babes in the form of Erika Eleniak, Angelica Bridges and Brande Roderick, Gremlins cast members Zach Galligan, Judge Reinhold and Francis Lee McCain as well as others. We also had some great photo opportunities for guests and visitors including a Gremlins Kitchen Special, Police Academy Blue Oyster Bar Special, AND a great opportunity for visitors to have photos taken with Pal Blake, aka Greedo in our very own replica Space Cantina from Star Wars!
Add to that our amazing list of props and set builds that we had on offer including Doctor Who's Tardis, the Delorean from Back the Future, KITT from Knight Rider and a face-off between a full-sized Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica and a full sized Tie Fighter from Star Wars and more! We also had an entire hall full of vintage consoles and game machines where visitors could play games from both the 80s and the 90s - WHAT AN EVENT THIS WAS!
Added to all this, our ever loyal traders and cosplayers who join us every year to make each of our events a truly memorable experience, and you have a very special event that will now definitely be a solid staple in the Monopoly Events calendar.
Visit the website at https://www.comicconventionmanchester.co.uk/ to get tickets and information and see updated news for the next Comic Con Manchester, TBC.