It’s that time of year again when MCM Comic Con hits London for the second time this year. MCM Comic Con is undoubtedly the largest convention in the UK, bringing together a whole nation of geekiness that ranges from comics, games, anime and manga – all under one giant roof or asylum, your choice. MCM Comic Con London is this weekend 23rd – 25th October at the ExCel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock.
The event will play host to a huge amount of stalls and companies, offering you there latest wares and hopefully a bargain or two. Con goers can enjoy a range of interactive booths, trying out the latest game demo’s or settling down to watch one of the many panels, Vidfest UK and MCM Fringe Festival. If that’s not enough then there’s always the amazing special guests who are available for signing and photo sessions, you may even get to meet some just walking around the event!.
A full list of guests attending the event can be found here, but here’s a few to peek your interest:
What would a convention be without companies releasing important announcements and special guests taking to the stage, well here are just a sample of what we’re excited for:
15:00 – Anime Limited Panel #1 (Platinum Upper)
16:00 – Manga UK and Animatsu Entertainement (Platinum Upper)
13:00 – Tales of Series Anniversary Panel – (Platinum Upper)
14:00 – LeSean Thomas – (Platinum Upper)
15:00 – Cosplay Masquarade – (Gold Theatre)
A full list of panels along with a guide to the entire event can be found in the MCM Comic Con London ebook for October.
The main meat of any convention – merchandise, with hundreds of dealers on hand it might be a little overwhelming when deciding where to go, we have a few places that you should diffinitely check out:
MCM Loves Anime
A new addition to MCM Comic Con this October called MCM Loves Anime, run by the awesome guys (and gals) of All the Anime. It takes place as a seperate event to MCM Comic Con, on Saturday 24th, in a local cinema The Crystal, just a stones throw from the ExCel Centre. A ticket will need to be purchase to attend and gain you entry to four anime movies though the day and cost £25 per person.
13:00 – Miss Hokusai
15:00 – UK Theatrical Premiere of Gundam The Origin I: Blue-Eyed Casval + World Premiere outside of Japan of Gundam The Origin II: Artesia’s Sorrow
17:15 – Love Live: The School Idol Movie
19:15 – Empire of Corpses
Plenty to see then and this is only a snippet of what’s to come over the weekend – so hands up, whose excited? Of course members of the Japan Curiosity team will be in attendance, so you may very well be snapped up by one of our photographers over the weekend! We’ll be updating Facebook and Twitter as we go, so make sure your following us!