Preview: MCM Comic Con London

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 22nd – 24th May 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!.

Special Guests

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:


16:00 – Anime Limited Panel (Platinum Upper)


10:30 – Anime Limited/ Viewster Simulcast (Platinum Upper)

12:00 – Animatsu/ Manga Entertainment (Theatre B)

13:00 – Anime Guest of Honour (Theatre B)

15:00 – Bandai Namco (Platinum Upper)


13:00 – State of the Anime Industry – (Theatre B)

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

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 definitely check out:

Animatsu / Manga Entertainment – Fans of One Piece can pick up a copy of One Piece Movie Z over the weekend, ahead of its release date on Monday 25th May.

Rice Digital – Our friends over at Rice Digital may not have Steins;Gate available to buy over the weekend but you can pre-order the game and receive a free poster, pre-ordering the game will also entitle you to get a Steins;Gate t-shirt for only £15. You can also get a free poster by cosplaying in Steins;Gate attire – Rice Digital aren’t done there as they will also have a playable demo of Steins;Gate at their stall.

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!