MCM London Comic con October 2016 rundown
With London’s MCM Comic con gone with the end of October 2016, we decided to have a quick run-down on how the event turned out. Over 130,000 visitors attended – making it the biggest convention in the UK this year, and netting itself the title of the third largest comic con in the world. And with Summer Glau, best known for her role as River Tam from Josh Whedon’s ‘Firefly’ being announced for May 2017, it’s only going to get bigger.
Renegade Revolution team members had set off to visit one of the mainstream cons in the UK once again. Taking photos of the event, as well as all the amazing cosplayers, and experienced the delights within the con itself.
Again we found others thoroughly enjoying themselves – and being at one of the biggest mainstream events in the UK we mostly knew what to expect.
The “Games Expo” are gave you the chance to play some of the newest games on the market, or compete with other people in the ESports arena. The main stage featured a selection of guests from the world of TV, movies, video games such as Takeshi Honda, Troy Baker, Nolan North and from Rooster Teeth’s RWBY; Lindsay Jones, Kara Eberle, Arryn Zech and Barbara Dunkelman. Photo opportunities were available with them for a charge.
The Comic Market contained lots of dealer stalls where you could buy collectibles, trading cards, DVDs, magazines and toys for anyone trying to add to their collection or for gifts. As well as the PopAsia area for Japanese and Asian culture, including music, food, fashion, Anime and Manga.
Finally… Cosplay! All of it. Everywhere! Which we love! And with big titles, new series of games and anime meant more bigger and interesting cosplays. *cough Overwatch cough* Not like it’s a favourite or anything….
Please check out our first video review with some of the Renegade Revolution team, as well as our guest Anthony Lawrence from MadWizard Weapons here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZLF8POhSfM
Photos of the event, as well as all of the cosplayers we snapped can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/pg/RevolutionGeeks/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1291417034295605
Also don’t forget to check out and book tickets to MCM London Comic Con May 2017 here – http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/
MadWizard Weapons –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeTWQZ3z0pE5nYDdbIuldIg
Photos © Jojo Yap-Sanderson and Scott Sanderson, 2016.