Preview: MCM Comic Con London October 2016

It’s that time of year again when MCM Comic Con hits London for the second time of the year. MCM Comic Con London 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 28th – 30th October at the ExCel Centre, Royal Victoria Dock.

The event will play host to a huge amount of stalls and companies, offering you their 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!

Special Guests

A full list of guests attending the event can be found here, but here’s a few to pique 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:


14:00 – Team RWBY Assemble! (Gold Theatre)

15:30 – All the Anime Panel (Silver Theatre)


12:00 – Team RWBY Assemble! (Gold Theatre)

13:00 – Suda51 (Silver Theatre)

14:00 – Anime Guest of Honour: Naoyoshi Shiotani (Silver Theatre)

15:00 – Manga Panel (Manga UK Stage, Stand 4821)

16:00 – Eurocosplay Final (Gold Theatre)

17:00 – Attack on Titan (Silver Theatre)


12:00 – Anime Guest of Honour: Takeshi Honda (Silver Theatre)

13:30 – All the Anime Panel #2 (Platinum Theatre)

If panels aren’t enough to satisfy you then make sure you swing by the PopAsia stage where there’s a whole host of different things going on such as culture, food, music and fashion. A full list of panels along with a guide to the entire event can be found in the MCM Comic Con London ebook for May.

Dealer Stalls

Photographs taken at October 2014 London MCM Comic ConThe 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 definitely check out:

Plenty to see then and this is only a snippet of what’s to come over the weekend – so hands up, who’s 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 you’re following us!