UK's MCM Comic Con expands to Germany and Belgium

The organizers of the MCM Comic Con events across the United Kingdom have announced plans to expand this summer into Germany and Belgium.

The MCM Expo Group will stage MCM Hannover Comic Con on June 4-5 at Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany, followed June 11-12 by MCM Belgium Comic Con at Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium. The official announcements will be made Wednesday and Thursday in each city at press conferences attended by veteran Iron Man artist Bob Layton.

The company already holds conventions in London, Telford, Birmingham and Manchester in England; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; and Stockholm and Malmo in Sweden.

"The new Hannover and Belgium Comic Cons are the first to be launched under our 'MCM Central' brand, announced earlier this month," Bryan Cooney, MCM managing director, said in a statement. "They mark the first stage of our accelerated growth plan for 2016 and beyond, which will see MCM broaden its U.K. offerings and roll out events across mainland Europe."

The expansion by MCM follows recent global moves into Austria, China and France by New York Comic Con and C2E2 producer ReedPOP, and, again, into China by Wizard World.

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