Last month saw the return of the London MCM Comic Con in its usual place at the London Excel centre. Growing year after year MCM has almost taken over the entire length of the Excel centre, with most of the halls being used by the event.
Seemingly being the largest MCM event so far, this May’s London Comic Con had plenty on show for fans of anime, games and film, including several new and upcoming releases being featured heavily within. There was loads to see and do across the sprawling convention hall area, which had been split into several specialised sections. Showing the event’s growing interest in gaming and esports, an esports area was the stage for several gaming events throughout the duration of the event. Nearby, another section was home to several internet/youtube personalities with their own stands, some selling merchandise and taking autographs and photos.
The new Mad Max: Fury Road movie had a decent presence at the show, with one of the vehicles from the film actually on the show floor, ready for countless photo opportunities.
Other popular films and series were at the event, including several larger-than-life size minions roaming around the show. The ‘Falling Skies’ sci-fi tv sereis also had a booth showing off some of the characters from the show, along with a large statue of one of the aliens. Several stars from the series, Drew Roy, Moon Bloodgood and Will Patton were also around signing autographs and meeting fans.
Of course, it wouldn’t be MCM with out cosplay and this year had loads of fans dressed in their best outfits. Popular cosplayer, Vampy Bit Me, was also at MCM this year cosplaying as Hestia from “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? “, which was airing earlier this year.
Photos by Antonetta