This year’s London MCM Comic Con was the first after the announcement that MCM Comic Con had been acquired by ReedPOP, the group behind PAX, New York Comic-Con and more than a dozen other games, comics or other media related expos, conventions and events worldwide. When this was originally announced not long before last week’s event, we weren’t too sure how this announcement would affect this year’s event and other MCM Comic Con events in the future. After attending last month’s Comic Con, the event proved to be just as popular, if not more than the previous event, with tons to see across the two halves of the London Excel exhibition centre.
As always, the cosplayers attending London MCM Comic Con turned out in large numbers, bringing their favourite characters to life whilst enjoying the event.
As always, a wide variety of toys, figures, memorabilia and merchandise was available throughout the show floor from dozens of vendors and creators. Spread across the endless aisles of stalls you could find things ranging from canvas prints of anime and comic book characters to adorn your living room wall, to custom made metal sculptures of characters made from recycled metal.
Gaming continued to be a big part of London MCM Comic Con this year, with Bandai Namco, Nintendo, PQube, Nisa and many more companies showing off new and upcoming games for attendees. To see more about the gaming booths and stands at this year’s London MCM Comic Con check out our coverage here.
One of the biggest additions to this years event was an expansive marvel area which occupied a sizable chunk of one of the two sides of the convention. Featuring all sorts of different Marvel characters and franchises, fans could check out life size statues of their favourite heroes, and even get a close look at some of the props and costumes used in the actual Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.