MCM London Convention

On the 23rd of October, the first day of a weekend long convention named MCM Expo began. Over the three days, the London based convention saw just over 130,000 people pass through the doors to browse the stalls, meet up with their friends, and meet with the guests of the convention. While the hall could be packed, the atmosphere was electric with cosplayers from all over the world entering the convention.

London MCM is the biggest within the UK and is held at London Excel centre every May and October. Guests that graced the venue this year included Nolan North, Candice Patton, and even Steven Moffat who led a panel on the popular television show Sherlock. There are opportunities for fans of the guests to get photos signed by their favourite stars, or have photos with them. In the past, the event has attracted stars from Teen Wolf as well as having a whole section dedicated to Youtubers including Rooster Teeth and Tomska.

Within the event itself, you could also play newly released and upcoming video games such as Assassins Creed: Syndicate and Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls. There was something for everyone at the convention, from video game related merchandise to comic book stands and even a masquerade contest for cosplayers to enter and win prizes.

While this event took place in London, its next location is going to be at the NEC in Birmingham on the 21st and 22nd of November. 

By Jessica Skidmore

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