Preview: MCM Comic Con London May 2017

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It’s that time of year again when MCM Comic Con hits London for the first 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 is this weekend 26th – 28th May 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:

Anime Guest of Honour

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:

Friday:

12:00 – All The Anime (Silver Theatre)

12:00 – Power Rangers group (Austin St John, Karan Ashley, David Yost & Walter Jones) (Gold Theatre)

14:00 – Veronica Taylor (Gold Theatre)

16:00 – Donnie Yen (Platinum Theatre)

18:00 – Universal Panel (Platinum Theatre)

Saturday:

13:00 –  Adventure Time panel (Jeremy Shada & Hynden Walch) (Platinum Theatre)

14:00 –  Anime Guest of Honour (Tatsuma Minamikawa & Yohei Ito) (Platinum Theatre)

14:00 – Behind the Make-Up A Cosplay Documentary (Gold Theatre)

15:00 – Cosplay Masquerade UK WCS & ICL Qualifiers (Gold Theatre)

Sunday:

11:00 – All The Anime (Silver Theatre)

15:00 – Cosplay Masquerade UK solo ICL Qualifier (Gold 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:

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!

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