As we gear up for 2024, the excitement is palpable in the air for comic con enthusiasts across the UK. From the vibrant Maidstone Comic-Con in Kent to the bustling MCM London Comic Con, the upcoming year is packed with events that promise to bring together communities of fans, artists, and collectors. These gatherings are more than just events; they’re a celebration of creativity, imagination, and shared passions. Join us as we embark on a journey through the most anticipated comic cons of 2024, showcasing the best of pop culture and fandom.

Maidstone Comic-Con

Date: September 21, 2024
Location: Maidstone Leisure Centre, Maidstone, Kent, UK

An engaging day awaits at the Maidstone Comic-Con. Organised by Creed Conventions, it’s a haven for families, sci-fi collectors, and fans. With a variety of activities like displays, props, merchandise traders, and celebrity meet-and-greets, it’s a vibrant community event. The cosplay competition adds a creative flair. More details.

This is the only Kent comic con that we can find details on so far but check back again later to see if we have added any more. In the meantime, check out other comic cons that are taking place in the UK in 2024 below:

Comic Con Liverpool (UK)

Dates: May 4-5, 2024
Location: Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Liverpool
Comic Con Liverpool 2024 is gearing up to be their biggest show ever, expanding to include the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool. Fans can look forward to a range of activities including cosplay masquerades, set displays from TV series, prop recreations from iconic movies, interactive Q&As, new food and drink options, and appearances from A-List celebrities. The event will host stars from “Lord of the Rings”, including Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan, as well as Marvel’s Elizabeth Olsen. It’s an event not to be missed for pop culture enthusiasts​​​​​​.

Basingstoke Comic Con (UK)

Dates: May 10-12, 2024
Location: Hampshire Court Hotel Centre Drive, Chineham, Basingstoke
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find specific details about the Basingstoke Comic Con 2024. However, these events typically feature a range of activities including guest appearances, merchandise stalls, and cosplay competitions.

Portsmouth Comic Con (UK)

Dates: May 11-12, 2024
Location: Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth
Similarly, specific details for Portsmouth Comic Con 2024 were not available. Like other Comic Cons, it’s expected to be a gathering point for fans of comics, movies, and pop culture, featuring guest appearances, panels, and various other activities.

TFUKCon (Birmingham, UK)

Dates: May 11, 2024
Location: Strathallan Hotel, Birmingham
Details about TFUKCon 2024 were not readily available, but such events generally include features like artist alleys, panel discussions, and opportunities to buy exclusive merchandise.

Exeter Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Dates: May 11-12, 2024
Location: Mercure Exeter Rougemont, Exeter
The specifics of Exeter Anime & Gaming Con 2024 could not be found. However, attendees can typically expect anime screenings, gaming sessions, cosplay events, and guest speakers.

MCM London Comic Con (UK)

Dates: May 24-26, 2024
Location: ExCeL London, London
While specific details for MCM London Comic Con 2024 are not available, it’s known for being one of the biggest pop culture events in the UK, featuring a huge range of activities including celebrity guest appearances, panels, autograph sessions, cosplay, and a vast range of merchandise.

Leeds Anime & Gaming Con 2024

Dates: June 1-2, 2024
Location: Leeds Marriott Hotel, Leeds, UK

Leeds Anime & Gaming Con 2024 is a must-attend event for anime enthusiasts and gamers. Organised by Animeleague, this convention is dedicated to bringing together anime fans, gamers, cosplayers, and general geeks. The event will feature a diverse range of activities from anime to gaming and comics. Attendees can look forward to meeting internationally famous guests including voice actors, idols, YouTubers, and celebrities. The convention offers an action-packed experience with video gaming for all ages, cosplay events, and more. There will be a huge range of the latest consoles and retro games, including top-of-the-range PCs and tournaments. Additionally, visitors can enjoy live bands, performers, after-parties, karaoke, and a variety of other exciting activities.

Ticket options include standard, early bird, and VIP entries, with prices varying depending on the type of ticket and the day of attendance. Children under 8 enter for free, and those under 16 need to be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, you can visit their official website.

For the most up-to-date information on Leeds Anime & Gaming Con 2024, including ticket availability and guest announcements, it’s best to keep an eye on their official website and social media pages.

SunnyCon Anime Expo (Newcastle, UK)

Date: June 21-23, 2024
Location: St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

Comic Con Yorkshire (Harrogate, UK)

Date: June 22-23, 2024
Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

Norwich Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Date: June 29-30, 2024
Location: UEA Students’ Union, Norwich

London Film and Comic Con (UK)

Date: July 5-7, 2024
Location: Olympia London, London

Glasgow Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Date: July 6-7, 2024
Location: Glasgow Hilton DoubleTree, Glasgow

TFNation (Birmingham, UK)

Date: August 9-11, 2024
Location: Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham

Sheffield Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Date: September 14-15, 2024
Location: Mercure Sheffield, Sheffield

NorCon (Norwich, UK)

Date: September 28-29, 2024
Location: Norfolk Showground Arena, Norwich

Comic Con Scotland (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Date: October 5-6, 2024
Location: Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Film and Comic Con Cardiff (UK)

Date: October 19-20, 2024
Location: Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff

As we conclude our tour of the 2024 Comic Con events in the UK, it’s clear that these occasions are more than just gatherings; they are vibrant festivals celebrating the spirit of community and shared enthusiasm. Each event, from Maidstone to Edinburgh, stands as a testament to the enduring love for comics, gaming, anime, and sci-fi. Let’s continue to support these events, for they not only bring joy to fans but also foster creativity and connection. Remember, each visit, each costume, and each piece of merchandise you buy contributes to sustaining this wonderful culture. Keep the spirit alive and see you at the cons!