Preview: MCM Comic Con London October 2017

It’s that time of year again when MCM Comic Con hits London for the second time this 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 starts tomorrow from 27th – 29th 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 is just a sample of what we’re excited for:


11:00 – Konami Presents: Voices of Yu-Gi-Oh (Silver Theatre)

18:00 – AllTheAnime (Silver Theatre)


13:00 –  AllTheAnime Screening (Violet Evergreen) (Platinum Theatre)

14:00 –  AllTheAnime and Bandai Namco: Guests of Honour (Yosuke Futami, Yo Yoshinari, Naoko Tsutsumi & Katsuhiro Takei) (Platinum Theatre)

16:00 – CineAsian Presents: Shock Wave Tunnel Screening (Platinum Theatre)

16:00 – EuroCosplay Championships Final (Gold Theatre)


15:00 – Cosplay Masquerade and UK Clara Cow Cosplay Cup Qualifier (Gold Theatre)

16:00 – AllTheAnime (Silver 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 anime screenings, 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:

Here’s a map of the show floor with a handy autograph schedule you can download a higher resolution pdf version here which also includes a full listing of panels throughout the weekend.

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!