MCM Comic Con is back, returning to the UK capital after a successful reintroduction last October.
The event made some changes due to Covid restrictions at the time but kept the feel of the event. A place for fans to come together and celebrate pop culture. MCM Comic Con London is the first of three shows. There will be another one in London this October and a show in Birmingham in November.
That Hashtag Show will be there during the weekend to bring you all the best bits. Whether you’re a serious gamer, comic book collector, highly-skilled cosplayer, or passionate film buff, there’s plenty to explore at this year’s shows. The weekend program includes celebrity talent, unforgettable panels from the best in the business, exclusive previews, live performances, independent creators, and more.
We are still waiting for guest announcements to start rolling in. You can get an idea of the guests by looking at our coverage from MCM Comic Con London in October 2021.
MCM Fringe Stage
Bringing the summer festival vibes, MCM Comic Con May will see the return of the awesome MCM Fringe Stage, offering a smorgasbord of incredible live music, laugh-out-loud comedy, and performing arts all in the great outdoors. Be transported back to the 19th Century with Old Time Sailors singing the very best Sea Shanty’s fit for the seafaring life. If that wasn’t enough, talented MCM fans can showcase the star within by wowing the crowd in MCM’s very own Talent Show.
For K-pop fans, anime enthusiasts, and manga masters, delve into the Pop Asia section. A world where you can become an Origami pro with paper-folding magic by London Origami Society, try your hand at the unsung art of Manga drawing, learn to dance like BTS, join Ms. Kayono for a traditional dance lesson, learn how to wear a traditional Yukata, or discover the ancient sport of sumo wrestling with an appearance and live demonstration from the current British Sumo Champion! The options are limitless…
Side Quest Gaming Zone
Get your gaming fix and then become the best at the Side Quest zone. Whether your vice is modern consoles, retro gaming or tabletop favorites, enjoy a casual escape from reality with a free playing session or unleash your competitive side and battle it out in tournaments. For role-playing fans, OutsideXbox and DM Johnny Chiodini will return with another unforgettable live Oxventure D&D adventure. And for the budding artists among us, explore Artist Alley to find independent talented creators, get some tips and bring home some new favorite comics and artwork.
Live out your ultimate alter-ego fantasy at Cosplay Central, where the limits of outfit creation know no bounds. The best can show off their skills and take to the main stage for the Cosplay Central Crown Championships. And cosplayers of all experiences are welcome to enter the Cosplay Masquerade. For those of us still learning, there’ll be unbeatable panels offering the best tips and techniques for kick-ass costumes and the unique Cosplay Hospital to fix any unplanned outfit mishaps. Best of all, MCM Comic Con is full of like-minded fans who are just like you. So why not make new friends who share your passion at official MCM photo meets.
For more information visit the website www.mcmcomiccon.com
Tickets are on sale now for MCM Comic Con London in May at www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/en-us/tickets.html
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