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Liverpool ONE reveals full line-up for Comic Con takeover

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Liverpool ONE reveals full line-up for Comic Con takeover
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Liverpool ONE is gearing up to host a full Comic Con takeover as favourite characters from films and comic books take centre stage ahead of the much-anticipated arrival of Comic Con in the city.

The retail and entertainment destination will host a packed schedule of cosplay fantasy and science-fiction character appearances, parades and selfie opportunities from 29 March until 5 May, including Easter. 

Cosplay groups from across the region will take over Liverpool ONE, offering fans selfie opportunities and helping to drive excitement starting from Easter, ahead of Comic Con taking place on 4 and 5 May.

The biannual convention, which has grown to become the biggest one in the UK outside London, will be held across all locations of the ACC Liverpool campus including the Exhibition and Convention Centres, Auditorium and M&S Bank Arena, with an impressive line-up of appearances from stars such as Orlando Bloom, Catherine Tate, Jared Padalecki, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood.

And visitors to Liverpool ONE will have the chance to enjoy a month-long countdown and get involved in the build-up to Comic Con.

Liverpool ONE are encouraging. parents to bring their kids in fancy dress to enjoy the atmosphere.

Central Legion - Comic Con Liverpool LR
Central Legion – Comic Con Liverpool LR

Appearances and parades will include cosplay characters from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Halo, Ghostbusters and much more. The confirmed cosplay schedule at Liverpool ONE includes:

  • Merseyside Ghostbusters on Friday 29 March
  • Star Wars parade by Order 66 on Sat 30 March                    
  • Doctor Who characters with the Tardis by Project Dalek on Saturday 6 April
  • Comic Con classic characters by The Central Legion on Saturday 13 April
  • Superheroes parade by Order 66 on Saturday 20 April        
  • The Imperial Garrison from Star Wars on Saturday 27 April    
  • Halo inspired characters by Fireteam Ascension on Saturday 4 May      
  • Cosplay Parade on Sunday 5 May

Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director at Liverpool ONE, said:

“We are incredibly excited to be part of Comic Con Liverpool 2024 and can’t wait to kick off our schedule of events.

“The convention always attracts huge numbers of visitors to the city, so we’re thrilled to be able to extend the action beyond the main event and offer visitors something extra to enjoy in the run-up to May 4th.

“Working with a range of local cosplay groups, we’ve put together a line-up that is guaranteed to get everyone in the mood during Easter and April ahead of Comic Con and give visitors those all-important selfie moments!”

Comic Con Liverpool 2024 will feature star guests from movies, streaming, gaming, anime and sports entertainment.

As well as the chance to meet their heroes, fans will also be able to have their picture taken with unique set-builds and props, plus pick up the perfect gift on the show floor and try their hand at retro and modern gaming. 

Comic Con
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Colm Graham, Head of Partnerships, Hospitality and Exhibition Sales at the ACC Liverpool Group, said: 

“Comic Con Liverpool has always been an event to remember for pop culture fans, but this year is set to be bigger and better than ever.

The event is expanding to take over the full ACC Liverpool campus making it the largest Comic Con event the city has ever seen. The Liverpool ONE takeover is the perfect way to build excitement for the big event and more people than ever will be able to experience that Comic Con buzz. You won’t want to miss it!”

Andy Kleek, CEO of Monopoly Events, said:

“This year, Comic Con Liverpool is expanding into the M&S Bank Arena. The growth and scale of this show is incredible, and we didn’t want to stop there!

“We’ve worked in partnership with Liverpool ONE to celebrate our show even further and can’t wait to put out that ‘Comic Con feeling’ to our local audience and visitors! 

“There’s no place like Liverpool ONE, and certainly no place like Comic Con, so it’s an ideal match.”

Find more information on the Liverpool ONE website.

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