Centre Stage Schedule

Source: MCM London


VIZ Media Panel

11:00 – 12:00


Viz Media takes to the stage announcing new titles, welcoming special guests Akira Himekawa and awesome trivia questions for prize giveaways.


Jeff Wayne’s War of The Worlds:
The Immersive Experience

12:15 – 13:00


The team at dotdotdot are giving audiences the chance to live through H.G. Wells’ ‘The War of The Worlds’ Martian invasion of 1898. The revolutionary experience combines Jeff Wayne’s award-winning Musical Version, virtual reality, augmented reality, holograms and other cutting-edge technology. Before the official opening later this month in central London, hear the team discuss everything from forming the initial idea, to how the multisensory experience has literally come to life.


Lucid the Dreamwalker

13:15 – 14:00


Meet the cast and makers of brand new, gritty, supernatural drama, Lucid the Dreamwalker! Set in Birmingham, the series follows the life of Joseph (the Dream Walker) on his journey of self-discovery.


Gender in Quidditch
Making a uniquely
inclusive space

14:15 – 15:00


Find out how quidditch – the world’s only full-contact, mixed-gender sport, has led the way in encouraging a more inclusive space, with key leadership figures within the Quidditch Premier League and prominent non-male players in the league on stage.


All The Anime Presents

15:15 – 16:00 



Jeremy Graves and Andy Hanley take to the stage to dazzle and entertain you with all things Anime Limited, discussing the distributor’s hottest new products on sale at the show, taking you through their plans for forthcoming titles, and of course teasing you with some announcements of brand new acquisitions.


Special Live D&D with Oxventure

17:00 – 19:00


Outside Xbox and Xtra come to MCM Birmingham for the first time! Spin-off Dungeons & Dragons series Oxventure charts the adventures of the team’s brave-ish heroes. You know them as Corazon, Dob, Egbert, Merilwen and Prudence. Long-suffering Dungeon Master Johnny Chiodini knows them as a bloody nightmare.




Beyond Lyrics:
Challenging stereotypes
in the entertainment

11:00 – 11:45

Filmmaker Lea Winchcombe gives MCM fans an exclusive first look at his thought provoking documentary, Beyond Lyrics, featuring Trevor Dion Nicolas, star of the Disney London’s West End production of Aladdin. In Beyond Lyrics, Trevor shares with us his heartfelt personal views of the black community in entertainment. Join Trevor and director Lea on the Centre Stage for a Q&A session and live music from alternative indie rock band, Neighborhood Goliath.

Doctor Who:
The Next Dimension

12:30 – 13:15

The creators of a new interactive Doctor Who project reveal all!

Anime Guest of Honour:
Yuichiro Hayashi

13:30 – 14:30


All The Anime welcomes their Guest of Honour Yuichiro Hayashi to take the stage at MCM, discussing his roles as series director, storyboard artist and episode director over the years, among his involvement in major anime productions.


Turns out Spider-Man
does have a dad


14:45 – 15:30


Ever heard of Tom Holland? Well, Spider-Man’s comedian dad tells the real superhero story of how a kid dances his way from London’s West End all the way to Hollywood and overtakes his ‘celebrity’ dad on his way.


Women in pop culture

15:45 – 16:00


Enough with the subservient princesses and doe-eyed country girls. These authors came to slay!  


An introduction to LARP 

16:45 – 17:30


Ever wanted to know what it’s like playing in a Live Action Role-Playing game? Come meet the players who physically get into characters and meet their goals!




Youth Quidditch: Inspiring
the stars of tomorrow  

10:00 – 10:45


Head to the Centre Stage to find out you can get involved with quidditch! The Quidditch Premier League team have got lots of exciting stuff to give away as well, so make sure you come armed with questions – and maybe a bludger!


Behind the scenes of
SYFY’s Eleven Eleven

12:00 – 12:45


The creators behind SYFY’s new Eleven Eleven masterpiece tell fans all about they blend the best of theatre, gaming and cinema to create this unique VR and AR experience.


Lucid the Dreamwalker

13:00 – 13:45

Meet the cast and makers of brand new, gritty, supernatural drama, Lucid the Dreamwalker! Set in Birmingham, the series follows the life of Joseph (the Dream Walker) on his journey of self-discovery.

Arrow: From screen to MCM

15:00 – 14:45


DC Comics superhero series Arrow comes to life as Stephen Amell, Tyler Hoechlin Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsey take to the Centre Stage to reveal all.

Retro Replay: Live! What Is Going Happen?

16:00 – 17:00

Award-winning video game voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North bring ‘the worst let’s play on the internet’ to life as comedy gaming YouTube show Retro Replay hits the Centre Stage! Get ready for a raw and uncut look at Retro Replay with audience participation and more!