A cosplyer dressed as Mando

Em-Con returns for 2024 with a show that’s set to be out of this world. And what’s more, they’re celebrating 10 years of hosting the event at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham!

Each year, fans of pop culture mark their calendars and keep their weekends free, waiting for the Em-Con dates to be announced. They have a loyal fan base of returning guests and attracts visitors from all over the UK, as it is the biggest Comic Con event in the East Midlands.

Over the years, this fan favourite event has brought celebrities from the likes of Star Trek, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter to Nottingham. They have seen everything including DeLoreans on Bolero Square, Storm Troopers on the NCT Trams and even a wedding at the Convention.

Three photos of Em-Con showing the arena bowl, crowds of people, fancy dress

The 2024 Line-Up

Robin Hood joins the line-up for Em-Con 2024 with the announcement of stars from both BBC’s Robin Hood and Maid Marian and her Merry Men including TWO sets of Robin and Marian's!

Jonas Armstrong and Lucy Griffiths played Robin Hood and Maid Marian on BBC’s Robin Hood (2006–2009). They are both available for both photographs and autographs at the event. They will be joined by Adam Morris and Kate Lonergan who played Robin Hood and Maid Marian in BBC1’s Maid Marian and her Merry Men (1989–94), bringing the legend back to Nottingham.

Other notable guests include Sir Tony Robinson, Warwick Davis, Christina Chong, Kris Marshall, Paul McGann and Kiell Smith-Bynoe from the likes of Star Trek, Blackadder, Harry Potter, Dr Who and Ghosts among many more!

You can pick up tickets for the event for as little as £15 for a single day general entry, or £30 for both days. You can also get early entry tickets, kids tickets, VIP packages and after party tickets at different price points.

Three photos from EmCon showing photos with celebrities and darth vader

What To Expect

You can expect a mix of celebrity guests, cos-players, attractions, panels, traders and film & TV props as you walk around the event. They also offer fantastic packages including photo opportunities, satellite events and autograph stations.

A major part of the Em-Con experience is the Question and Answer panels held with the celebrity guests, hosted by Al Booth (Notts TV). This is an excellent opportunity to find out the secrets and stories from the stars behind your favourite shows, as you will have the chance to ask questions yourself! The panels run throughout the weekend in the Bolero Suite at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.

Photoshoots are the perfect way to record the day you met one of your heroes. They’re taken by professional photographers and printed to the highest quality which makes them perfect for framing and cherishing. You even get to collect your photo on the day! They are easy to purchase directly from the Em-Con website.

And no convention weekend would be complete without a cosplay competition! Show off your costumes to the judges over the weekend to have a chance at winning prizes. To enter, simply head to the Geek Asylum table and give them your details.

This blog was written by Katherine Taylor, Marketing Executive at Visit Nottinghamshire.


Em-Con 2024
Participatory Event
A photo of a cosplayer dressed as Mando from Star Wars
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Event Venue
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Situated in the heart of Nottingham city centre and with a capacity of 10,000, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham hosts the biggest names in live music, comedy and sports.



Comments are disabled for this post.