London MCM Comic Con May 2015!

12th May 2015

I’ll be in London for MCM Comic Con at the Excel Centre next weekend (22nd – 24th May) with Donna and a whole bunch of other amazing artists too. I’ll have comics, art prints, ACEO’s, and more – with the usual £2 convention sketches (angelKat or butt: it’s your choice!), and I’ll even be taking pre-orders for digital commissions too!

London MCM Comic Con Logo

We’ll be in the Comic Village at Table CH10. I’ll update this post nearer to the date once MCM releases the floorplan/guide so that you’ll have a better idea of where you can find us! If dealer maps haven’t changed too much the Comic Village looks as though it’ll be on the right-hand side wall as you enter the main hall rather than at the back as usual.

The two London MCM shows are the largest of their kind in the UK and well worth checking out whether you’re into film, comics, tv, anime, gaming, or generally geekiness. The show this month boasts some cool guests like Gillian Anderson (X-Files), Felicia Day (The Guild), Wila Holland (Arrow), John Noble (Fringe)… a ton of YouTube guests at VidfestUK including Cyanide and Happiness, Yogscast, Eddsworld, and Weebl. Not to mention the amazing artists and writers that will be in the Comic Village and the surrounding exhibitors areas too. For some reason I was really impressed that they have Moon Bloodgood as a guest this time. She’s been in quite a few things, but always reminds me of one of my favourite cancelled shows with so many unanswered questions: Journeyman.

Konami are also going to be there, for Metal Gear Solid fans they’ll have the new “1984 Collection” merch/clothing. I’m in two minds about this, on one hand awesome new MGS stuff, on the other Konami’s recent falling out with Hideo Kojima does cast quite a shadow on this one.

MCM will also have a few voice actor guests for those of you who love that kind of thing – with an impressive line up of Mass Effect voice talent, plus Hynden Walch: the lady who lends her voice to Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time), Starfire (Teen Titans), she’s even voiced Bruce Wayne AND Harley Quinn!

MCM can get incredibly crowded and busy, so make sure that you take precautions before attending to make sure that you have as much fun as possible as safely as possible. Bring water with you and stay hydrated – it may not feel like it but the show does get very warm and even walking around all day does take it’s toll (same goes for getting food when you can). If you’re attending with friends, make sure to get have each others phone numbers, and arrange a place to meet up if you get separated.

I’ll be bringing my card reader this weekend and so should be able to take card and paypal payments at the show. The ATM’s at the Excel are fairly good, but do keep in mind that they will have queues and will run out of cash over the weekend – so if you can try to get your cash on your way to the venue, and store it safely (in multiple pockets/socks/whatever. As I said last time, I wish I didn’t have to mention it, but remember this is a massive event with a large crowd and as such there is a potential for pickpockets so it’s only common sense to take some precautions to protect your valuables.

If this is your first time in London, don’t panic. The tube may seem daunting at first, but it’s a great way to travel around the city (even if it does get cramped at rush hour). If you have large cases I’d advise your to check for stations with disabled access – there are some great apps out there that let you calculate the best routes and setting it to only go via areas with lift access can save you a lot of trouble. There are some older stations that include 4 flights of stairs – believe me, I’ve dragged cases filled with books/display stuff around enough tube stations to understand that stairs aren’t my friend in those circumstances. Most Londoners will help you if you’re stuck, and most stations have help points/staff who can help you if you get lost or confused.

I hope to see you guys there, be sure to stop by at table CH10 in the Comic Village! And to keep up to date since it’ll probably be the only place I’ll be posting online over the weekend, make sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates from the convention floor!

Until next time!

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