Andy Kleek and the Monopoly Events team are proud to bring you Comic Con Manchester!
The latest Comic Con Manchester, held across the weekend of 30th/31st July 2022 was an event to remember for comic, tv, and film culture fans across the globe as we brought you a phenomenal guest line-up including Star Trek' and Heroes legend Zachary Quinto, Teen Wolf stars Tyler Posey, Dylan Sprayberry, and Linden Ashby, Superman and Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin, Bitsie Tulloch, and Alex Garfin, the LEGENDS that are Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner. Lord of the Rings stars, John Rhys Davies, and Bernard Hill, Lesley Ann Brandt, D.B. Woodside, and Aimee Garcia from Lucifer, The Walking Dead stars Tom Payne and, Chandler Riggs, Cobra Kai stars Martin Kove, Jesse Kove, Ron Thomas, and Tony O'Dell, Little Mermaid voice actor Jodi Benson, Supernatural's Emily Swallow, Bai Ling from The Crow, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Joseph Marcell, Police Academy's Lance Kinsey, voice actors Jad Saxton and Jeannie Bolet, Salad Fingers creator David Firth, and the sweetest of all reunions as we welcome Peter Ostrum, Paris Themmen, Julie Dawn Cole, Michael Bollner and Rusty Goffe from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
A guest line-up that was truly unimaginable - and as always - it's all by the fans for the fans.
The very first Comic Con Manchester in June 2019 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 whilst growing up and this fan convention 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!
Let's not forget our epic Traders Hall as well! Where you could buy everything from a dancing Gizmo plushie to a Baywatch lifebuoy! Finally, our league of loyal cosplayers were all in attendance with their amazing costumes and make up ready and willing to get in a selfie or 100!
Don't forget to stop by back here as often as you can to make sure you see updated news for the next Comic Con Manchester 29/30 July 2023.