NEW for MCM Manchester: Community Zone for all your fandom needs!

Source: MCM Manchester

Fresh, shiny & wrapped in a bow for MCM Manchester Comic Con 2018- it’s the Community Zone!

Welcome to the new heart of your bumper weekend! It’s a hub for old and new pals to bond over their favourite fandom, enhance cosplay skills and get the ultimate Instagrammable photo op.


Cosplay & Fan Meets

Gaggle of gamers or posse of princesses, here’s the place to meet like-minded folk and share the love. Check out the line-up so far or plan your own HERE!


Live Cosplay Experts & Tutorials


A family business based in Norfolk, Artyfakes have been making props and costumes professionally for over 20 years. Nic and Tabitha started in the LARP industry and have evolved over the years to work primarily in gaming, TV and Film.

They run training courses teaching people how to make their own props and costumes, inspiring trainees to develop a real passion for props, many which you now see as established prop makers. You can also catch the father daughter duo live on Twitch: whether they are demonstrating in their workshop or screaming at Fortnite!



Poly-Props Ltd, a brand of cosplay crafting materials, have been developing their own products of craft epic-ness since 2015. Joined by the Crafting Legends, a clan of community and industry artists who are on a mission to perfect their craft, Poly-Props delivers and interactive, fun and engaging experience to members of the community of all ages and cosplay craft experience.



Special Guests

Look out for some experienced cosplay guests to drop by over the weekend, including:
Tabitha Lyons is a cosplayer, larper, gamer and all round geekette from the UK. Tabby is not new to the dressing up scene as she has been role playing since she was eight years old and started making props with her dad when she was 12, and hasn’t stopped since! Tabby regularly streams on Twitch, both as a gamer and as a prop maker, has guested at conventions around the world and was a cosplay judge for the first UK season of King of the Nerds! (Sky1).

You can find Tabitha online here – Twitter/Instagram @artyfakes


Photo Opportunities

Is MCM Comic Con the most Instagrammable place on earth? It definitely is now with the epic props and backdrops featuring in the Zone. Keep your eyes peeled and be sure to tag us @MCMcomiccon!