MCM Comic Con Dublin

Stunning costumes at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
Stunning costumes at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015

Off to the MCM Comic Con in the RDS, Dublin … for a long day of weirdness. Or not weirdness, depending on your individual tastes. Well, there were scantily clad maidens (who looked fit to kick some serious butt), semi-historical costumes, steam- and dieselpunks, celebrities, the odd deranged killer, a time machine, some Doctors … just a normal day out then (for a full review, look at my article on the MCM Ireland Comic Con at About.com). So, what did strike the eye?

It was, after all, time for the first female Doctor:

The Female Doctor at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
The Female Doctor at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

Having said that, here is part of the team behind “Skies of Fire“, a very promising Stempunk/Dieselpunk saga. It has airships. Enough said!

"Skies of Fire" at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
“Skies of Fire” at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

I digress, was that an elf that just smiled at me?

Smiling elf at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
Smiling elf at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

I thought this picture was cute, but … she then buttonholed me and wanted to know whether I did not want to take a proper picture. I asked whether the other image was improper. She nodded sagely, and got into character:

Proper elf at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
Proper elf at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

By the way, see that big button promising free hugs? Did I get one? Ah, well, I am not very huggable anyway. Meanwhile, her companion had run off, for fodder …

Hungry unicorn at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
Hungry unicorn at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

Speaking of which, apparently even Teenage (?) Mutant Ninja Turtles need coffee and donuts to carry on the good fight:

Turtle refuelling at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
Turtle refuelling at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

Not to mention the Wicked Witch of the West, with no Dorothy or Toto in sight, she had time for a quick refreshment too …

Wicked witch all green at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
Wicked witch all green at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

Talking of wicked witches, both Cruelle de Vil (Victoria Smurfit) and Maleficent (Kristin Bauer) were on the panel …

Faces of evil at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
Faces of evil at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

… as were part of the team from “Warehouse 13”, here Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) sings, while Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) does some “interpretative dancing”. It was hilarious. The dancing. The singing was quite good.

Panellists going wild at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin - © Bernd Biege 2015
Panellists going wild at the MCM Comic Con 2015 in Dublin – © Bernd Biege 2015

Ah, well, pictures tell you more than a thousand words, so let us round off this article with a bunch of images …

By the way … yes, a lot of these images are “candids”, and there are no model releases here. This is perfectly okay in the case of the MCM Comic Con, whose terms are clear “By attending MCM Ireland Comic Con you are agreeing that you are allowing press and MCM Expo Group crews to use your attendance either by way or image, voice or combined in productions and for press.” (Part of the FAQ on the site, but also posted in the hall.)

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