MCM Comic Con Takes Over ExCel in London for the 30th Time

The ExCel Centre opened its doors once again for the last massive Comic Convention of the year – MCM Comic Con. This year, the convention had plenty to offer, with incredible guests, stalls and events all piled into one amazing weekend.

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Guests this year included Warwick Davies (Harry Potter Franchise, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order, Major Crimes) Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse, Agent Carter, Stone), Michael Rowe (Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, Arrow, Lies), Violett Beane (The Flash, The Leftovers, Tower) Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight, Uncharted 4), Nolan North (Uncharted Franchise, Batman: The Killing Joke, Tales from the Borderlands) and so many more. Lucky fans and guests were able to not only meet their favourite actors, but also get autographs and/or a photo with them too! Comic Conventions are always the ideal place to meet and greet your heroes.

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But Comic Con doesn’t just allow for photo ops with incredible cast members – Comic Conventions are always rife with cosplay, from anime to Disney. Spots this year included Baymax from Big Hero 6, Banana-Man, several Pokemon Go! Sprites, the internet T-Rex’s (You know which ones I mean.) – and, the cast of Cats: The Musical.

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Yeah, really.

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Skatronixxx were also lucky enough to get an exclusive look at the charming new side-scrolling platformer Shu, which combines bittersweet emotions with beautiful hand-drawn characters to bring you a story so nostalgic, and so unlike any other. We were lucky enough to interview the creators, and play an MCM time trial of the game.

This year also sees so many performances and movie screenings hit the stages, including a performance from Akala, the BAFTA and MOBO Award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur, who took a break from his 30 date UK Tour to swing by Comic Con and put on an exclusive performance on the Gold Stage, to celebrate the release of his graphic novel, Visions. The graphic novel is semi-autobiographical, and is accompanied by a musical soundtrack that followed on from his incredible illustrated poem, ‘The Ruins of Empires’, released back in 2014. The performance also saw text and images from the novel placed side-by-side with the lyrics from his music, which was an incredible touch. The artist also made several autograph appearances over the weekend.

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MCM Comic Con in London took place over the weekend of the 28th – 30th October. The next MCM show will be in Belgium across the 5th-6th of November, and will be returning to London in May 2017.

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