If this is your first ever comic convention, congratulations, you’ve picked an absolute winner. Liverpool Comic Con 2019 is organised by Monopoly Events, a team who happen to be massive fans themselves and so they bring a weekend packed full of all the best attractions, guests and entertainment, for the fans, by the fans.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool lends itself to the three day event perfectly with a gigantic hall bursting with merchandise, props and sets, comic book stalls, outdoor break out spaces and more. Ahead of our live coverage of the event, we’ve put together this handy guide to Comic Con Liverpool 2019 and advice on travel, cosplay, food and more.
Will you dress up as your favourite superhero or villain? Maybe your all time top cartoon, film or comic book character? If you’re going to Cosplay, bring your A game because Comic Con Liverpool attracts some of the best, most detailed costumes we’ve ever seen! From Sharknado to Stormtroopers, Disney Princesses to Pirates of the Caribbean, cosplayers go all out to impress.
Ps – It’s totally cool to rock your beloved cult cartoon, tv, film, comic book tee too. Not everyone dresses up and half the fun of Comic Con Liverpool is spotting your faves.
If you are going full-cosplay, join in the conversation over on the Comic Con Liverpool official Facebook page and find out who’s part of your franchise. Mario looking for a Luigi, Daphne desperately seeing Velma, even Batman and Robin have arranged to meet up at Comic Con Liverpool, months in advance. Keep your eyes peeled for official meet up and photograph times too.
The atmosphere is just brilliant, everyone is friendly and will say yes to having a photograph. Don’t be shy, be super.
Comic Con Liverpool gives you the chance to purchase some wicked official merchandise. From original comic books to artwork, posters, figures, costumes, props and more, we advise hitting the cash point on your way to the Exhibition Centre as the queue for the one on site gets hella long!
You will see famous faces and if the special guests on the 2019 line up happen to be part of your favourite franchise, you will likely lose your sh*t. The Adventures of Superman cast, Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher, Power Rangers old and new, Dark Knight’s Eric Roberts, Rocky legend Burt Young and even Boycee! Check out the full line up and prepare to fangirl/boy all weekend long.
Amongst all the excitement, you might have forgotten about the finer details of getting to Comic Con Liverpool. Here’s some handy info: Lime Street Station is a 15 minute walk away. Toilets at the station are free to use and there’s plenty of space to change into cosplay. Don’t forget to hit up the cash points at Liverpool ONE en route to save queueing on site. The Liverpool Half Marathon takes place on Sunday from 9am so expect road closures on the waterfront. A taxi from Lime St to Exhibition Centre will cost about £5. You’re welcome!
It’s hard work all this walking around being super and at some point you’re going to realise you’re starving! so Why not head out onto the waterfront for a bite to eat and refuel at one of the local eateries. Pizza Express, The Smugglers Cove (a must if you’re in Pirate garb), What’s Cooking, Miller & Carter, Rosa’s Thai Café, Wheeler’s of St James’, Dockland Fish & Chips, Costa, Lunyalita, Peaberry Coffee House, Byron’s and Revolution are all just a stones throw away.
Just look at that limited edition Puffle Waffle has created for this weekend! Check out the Royal Albert Dock food and drink offering here.
By mid afternoon your phone battery will be almost dead from taking 9 million photos of everyone and everything and updating your Instagram story. Don’t get caught short. There are no public charging points for phones so pick up a mobile battery pack, charge it up and take it with you. You’ll thank us later.
Plus you can spend your journey home looking through your pics and following all your new Comic Con mates on Instagram. Winner.
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