Yes, it’s that time of year again when people from all around Britain gather for one of the biggest and most impressive showcases of all things geek! The London MCM Comic Con boasts a huge exhibition hall full to the brim with anime, manga, video games, sci-fi, cosplay and more! As if this wasn’t enough, the exhibit is so popular that it has to be spread over 3 days to accomodate the 60,000+ comic and gaming fanatics that visit! It is held twice (yes, twice!) annually at Royal Victoria Dock’s ExCel Centre in London, but is also held in Manchester, Birmingham and Scotland at varying other times during the year.
So, what cool things can you check out at MCM Comic Con? If you think it’s just a big hall full of weird people dressed as superheroes, and a few games consoles to have a mess around on – guess again! The hall comprises of a plethora of different sections to cater to all breed of geek – here are the bits we’re most excited about:
- Dealer Stalls
Merchandisers from all over the UK gather to bring you the best figures and memorabilia around, and give you chance to get your hands on rare merchandise that is otherwise as hard to get hold of as rocking-horse poop!
- Games @ Expo
This is the place to be if you’re a total gaming nut! The gaming booths here allow you to play not only new games from the world’s top publishers, but games that haven’t even yet come out! The exact games that are being showcased generally don’t get announced until pretty late on, but you can keep an eye out on the website..
- Comic Village
If you prefer your geekiness in paper form, Comic Village offers a place to meet comic creators and artists so you can discuss your favourite characters and issues, and ask all those questions that have been burning a hole in your brain! You’ll find discussion panels, Q&A sessions, and art competitions in one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK.
- Special Guests
Perhaps the most exciting part of the whole event is the prospect of brushing shoulders with the stars of our favourite movies and TV shows! It involves a bit of queuing and sometimes a bit of extra dosh but we think it’s totally worth it! So don’t forget to take any DVDs, posters, etc. to get signed! Similar to the Games @ Expo, not all guests will be announced until closer to the time but you can find the line-up so far here
So whether you’re nerd to the core, a TV and movie addict, or a die-hard gamer – get down to this years MCM London Comic Con between the 24th – 26th May and prepare to get your geek on! We’ve got a tonne of gaming and TV/movie t-shirts that would be perfect to go in if you’re not planning on going all out Cosplay, so take a look!