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MCM London Comic Con 2016

MCM London Comic Con 2016 – A Day On

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On the last weekend in May, a record-breaking 133,156 people showed up at the Excel Centre in London to attend MCM London Comic Con; a three day pop-culture affair. I was fortunate enough to be granted press passes to the event and here are the photos and videos I collected from the show. Enjoy!

Breeding ground for zombie apocalypse
Breeding ground for zombie apocalypse; outside the Excel Centre

 

The Portal to Sell - London's Excel Centre where the three day event is held
The Portal to Sell – London’s Excel Centre where the three day event is held

 

Official MCM Selfie Stage
Upon entering, visitors are greeted with the Official MCM Selfie Stage

 

I almost wasn't allowed access as a Papers Please Cosplayer insisted on an interrogation
I almost wasn’t allowed access as a Papers Please Cosplayer insisted on an interrogation

 

Thankfully, entry clearance was granted and I made my way to the long lines of booths
Thankfully, entry clearance was granted and I made my way to the long lines of booths

 

Steampunk Vendetta
First stop was the Steampunk stand, where they had on display; among other items, this stunning V for Vendetta mask

 

And if you thought that was ace, you'll be doubly impressed by Steampunk Vader
And if you thought that was ace, you’ll be doubly impressed by Steampunk Vader

 

If I had any creativity at all with costuming, I would love to try a getup like this Steampunk Stilts Cosplayer
If I had any creativity at all with costuming, I would love to try a getup like this Steampunk Stilts Cosplayer

 

I don't so it would probably end up something like this; most accurate bag
I don’t, so it would probably end up something like this; most accurate bag

 

Continuing on, I ran into Benam Models and Casting which the MOST elaborate mask I have ever seen
Continuing on, I ran into Benam Models and Casting with the MOST elaborate mask I have ever seen

 

Beware of resting mask face though, people might misinterpret your emotions...

Beware of resting mask face though, people might misinterpret your emotions…

 

These guys know what I'm talking about
These guys know what I’m talking about

 

If wearing masks isn't your thing, how about some static mask ART by EDGE Sculpture
If wearing masks isn’t your thing, how about some static mask ART by EDGE Sculpture

 

No masked adventure would be complete however without one of the UK's most famous undercover celebs; the Stig
No masked adventure would be complete however without one of the UK’s most famous undercover celebs; the Stig

 

Or the Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles (as they were called in the UK during the 90's)
Or the Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles (as they were called in the UK during the 90’s)

 

Looking for refreshment? Well, when in Pop Asia...
Looking for refreshment? Well, when in Pop Asia…
Sipping on bubble tea, I found PokeArt by Gametee Limited
Sipping on bubble tea, I found PokeArt by Gametee Limited,

 

Genderswapped THOR & LOKI
a Genderswapped THOR & LOKI,

 

and what can only be described as Hello Kitty Land
and what can only be described as Hello Kitty Land

 

If celebs are your bag; I found a lonely Roger Ashton Griffiths from Game of Thones
If celebs are your bag; I found a lonely Roger Ashton Griffiths from Game of Thrones

 

Alongside a chatty Josef Altin also from GOT
Alongside a chatty Josef Altin also from GOT

 

I stopped to take a selfie at the Suicide Squad booth
I stopped to take a selfie at the Suicide Squad booth

 

Then it was on to gaze at Julian Hakes' Iron Man Heels; which I can only imagine cost more than they should
Then it was on to gaze at Julian Hakes’ Iron Man Heels; which I can only imagine cost more than they should

 

I came across something zombie in the water from Fear the Walking Dead
I came across something zombie in the water from Fear the Walking Dead

 

And tried to keep the tea down as I caught a man fishing in a box of heads
And tried to keep the tea down as I caught a man fishing in a box of heads

 

I felt I needed to get armed, so I grabbed a bullet for my valentine
I felt I needed to get armed, so I grabbed a bullet for my valentine

 

and tried to worm my way into the vault-dweller's power armour
and tried to worm my way into the vault-dweller’s power armour

 

Luke Mitchell was dealing with his own horde and couldn't come to my aid
Luke Mitchell was dealing with his own horde and couldn’t come to my aid

 

An attempt to lure the God Eater with kibble to my defense failed miserably
An attempt to lure the God Eater with kibble to my defense failed miserably

 

but I did manage to get a Heart from my Venomtine
but I did manage to get a Heart from my Venomtine

 

Looking for a quick exit, I stumbled on these totally trustworthy gents...
Looking for a quick exit, I stumbled on these totally trustworthy gents…

 

but then I saw their Ewok decor and decided to give them a wide berth
but then I saw their Ewok decor and decided to give them a wide berth

 

I thought overwatch might watch over me but there was little movement from the zombied human controllers
I thought overwatch might watch over me but there was little movement from the zombied human controllers

 

and even less from the crowd soaking up the teachings of the Grand Wizards of Gaming
and even less from the crowd soaking up the teachings of the Grand Wizards of Gaming

 

This guy was blissfully in his own world… no one looks cool using VR though.

 

Through a huge crowd I spotted a familiar face...
Through a huge crowd I spotted a familiar face…

 

They were making a big bang on stage at MCM buzz but the crowds were too deep, so I looked for a more intimate venue
They were making a big bang on stage at MCM buzz but the crowds were too deep, so I looked for a more intimate venue

 

I got lost in rows of comic creators like this creatively named publication
I got lost in rows of comic creators like this creatively named publication

 

and stumbled into a discussion by Square Enix on the environmental storytelling in Life Is Strange
and stumbled into a discussion by Square Enix on the environmental storytelling in Life Is Strange

 

and you can watch an excerpt from that talk below:
and you can watch an excerpt from that talk below, in fairly poor quality (sorry!):

 

 

I ran into Amanda Righetti from The Mentalist & Colony who looked ready for the catwalk
I ran into Amanda Righetti from The Mentalist & Colony who looked ready for the catwalk

 

and captured some of her chat with MCM Buzz below:
and captured some of her chat with MCM Buzz below:

 

I left Amanda to her colonies of fans and wandered into the Platinum Suite…

I also enjoyed an intimate chat with some of the cast of Lost Girl where I learned that Dyson wouldn't wish Vex on his worse enemy and Lauren has totally come to terms with being referred to as property. Except from that chat below:
Where I enjoyed an intimate chat with some of the cast of Lost Girl where I learned that Dyson wouldn’t wish Vex on his worse enemy and Lauren has totally come to terms with being referred to as property. Excerpt from that chat below:

 

Poor Vex can’t catch a break! Moving on…

Adventure almost over; seemed fitting to run into Adventure Time's Jeremy Shada
Adventure almost over; seemed fitting to run into Adventure Time’s Jeremy Shada

 

and no TOG post would be complete without 'Everything is Batman'
and no TOG post would be complete without ‘Everything is Batman’

 

and the sweetest cosplay meets Batman mashup of all time
and the sweetest cosplay meets Batman mashup of all time

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions or snaps from your own MCM London Comic Con visit; feel free to share them in the comments below.

  • Danniel

    Looks like you had a blast Amanda!