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Book your tickets for Hellboy 2 and more

09 July 2008  |  Written by James Dyer  

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If you want to get in on a sneak preview of some of the most exciting upcoming comic-book movies then the place to be is Movie-Con. Empire has joined forces with the British Film Institute to put on a jam-packed schedule of treats and teasers from the upcoming action, fantasy and superhero slate, all of which will unfold at the BFI Southbank in London on the weekend of August 16-17.

The full schedule is currently under wraps but there will be fresh material coming over straight from the San Diego Comic-Con, as well as the opportunity to buy DVDs, posters and film goodies galore. We'll be revealing everything right here on the site as the time approaches but in the meantime Empire readers can book exclusive advance tickets by simply calling the BFI on 020 7928 3232 and quoting the code found on page 36 of the August issue (on sale now).

A general pass to the event is £25, with tickets to an exclusive preview screening of Hellboy II: The Golden Army on August 16 priced separately at £11.50, or £8.50 for concessions. Tickets are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

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RE: Movie Con
Only a week and three days left, maybe some more info wouldn't go amiss, unless it's just Watchmen, Bolt and The Spirit over two days... More

Posted by Ethanial at 14:51 on 06 August 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Movie Con
There's a blog page for the Movie Con on the site as of yesterday evening, the link to which was in today's newsletter. It's not linked from the main homepage yet, but I'm sure it will be once more is added. www.empireonline.com/movie-con Latest news is that 30 minutes of ] will be screened, with Q&A afterwards. More

Posted by Acho at 17:39 on 01 August 2008 | Report This Post

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Nearly two weeks before the Con and still no further information? I'm also thinking about going, but again can't justify the travel costs without having a clue what's there (beyond the screenings). More

Posted by fiskerton at 10:11 on 31 July 2008 | Report This Post

Yes! Please more info! I'm prepared to delay my holiday but need a little more to go on!! More

Posted by Rochester at 18:18 on 30 July 2008 | Report This Post

A plea to Empire
Will someone PLEASE post a line up for the weekend already?? Its only like 3 weeks away and I'd love to go but I'd rather know who is going to be there....infact, ANYTHING about the weekend before I fork out a stupid amount of money to buy overpriced train tickets to London. Will there be panels, stalls, signings? Any info would be welcome at this stage as I've already missed out on seats for the film screening so dont want to get down to London to find out that teh only activity was the film sh More

Posted by nclowe at 12:46 on 30 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Full line up?
Question to Empire - any indication as to when the full schedule will be announced? I'm going to be booking Imax tickets for k Knighte same weekend, and I'm afraid of picking a time that will overlap with something uber-mega-cool at the Movie Con! A more general question: does anyone have any idea if I can return tickets bought on the BFI's website? A double booking for II urred (this is what happens when eager people don't pay attention!), so I've an extra set of tickets. I'm looking to More

Posted by Acho at 20:35 on 19 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: FECK
I managed to get two seats right at the front for the convention...don't know if that was a wise choice or not More

Posted by Hartigan at 00:32 on 17 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: FECK
You can also book on the BFI website - .org.ukp; This way you can chose your seats - I managed to get some seats in the middle at the back for the convention and there were only seats to the sides for the Hell Boy II screening.   So book up quickly if you're gonna go cos looks like they are selling pretty fast. More

Posted by dougall78 at 11:49 on 11 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: FECK
Danm id love to head over but Ive no way  More

Posted by jighooligan at 16:56 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: FECK
Damm it! I want to go but don't get paid till Friday.   fingers crossed there are some tickets left. More

Posted by Harley Quinn at 16:31 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: FECK
anybody got any ideas who special guests are??? More

Posted by piccolo135 at 16:23 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

FECK
FECK FECK FECK!!!! I'll be away!!!! More

Posted by Funk_Knight at 14:14 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Details...
I really want to go but just concerend with what the line-up of the weekend will be and will there be enough material to justify 2 days. I really don't want to pay £25 for what could be a glorified geek market (the article mentions more about the items for sale than any actual content)... More

Posted by optimus at 14:00 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Details...
L: thekybosh Does anyone know from previous experience what sort of times this would be on for the weekend or the price of a ticket? Thinking about travelling from Dublin. currently considering a trip from Dublin with friends too! Throw in a trip to k Knightx on the same weekend and you've got yourself a geeeek-tastic couple of days of London shenanigans! More

Posted by Acho at 12:48 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

I just booked my weekend ticket for £25, that doesn't include the screening of Hellboy 2, that's seperate. Be warned that the poor guys in the BFI box office didn't have the foggiest of what I was talking about so I had to really explain that it was the weekend con ticket I was after not the screening. Oh man what with this show and the awesome line-up at London Film and Comic Con in July (John Hurt, Christopher Lloyd, Jason Mewes etc) I'm gonna be one happy film geek! More

Posted by Big_Pants at 12:00 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

I'm there
About time we got an event like this in good old Blighty.  I'm fucking there man! More

Posted by kinge247 at 11:56 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: How much?
It says in the article More

Posted by jonny-w at 11:39 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

How much?
Does this cost anything? or is it free? More

Posted by doc brown at 11:25 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

How Much
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Posted by doc brown at 11:24 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm.
Guess that means I'm going out to buy a copy of Empire then. More

Posted by sowasred2012 at 11:21 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Details...
Does anyone know from previous experience what sort of times this would be on for the weekend or the price of a ticket? Thinking about travelling from Dublin. More

Posted by thekybosh at 11:15 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

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