MCM Comic Con is back at the Excel Centre in London next weekend (27-29 October) and Emma will be covering the event for SCK. It looks like being a great weekend and there’s still time to pick up a ticket for entry to an exciting mix of panels, live shows, celebrity signings, cosplay, artist alley, shopping, gaming, workshops and so much more. Here’s a few highlights to look forward to.
Artist Alley & Shopping
Artist Alley is always a highlight with a chance to meet artists and makers and buy their work. Many will have exclusive items and deals for the con and you’re sure to discover someone new to love. Emma has shared some of her favourite artists from previous events and you can see the full list of exhibitors to see who will be there. That list also includes the bigger shops and stalls where you can buy character and pop culture merch, comics, manga and more.
Pop Asia & Kawaii
If you don’t spend all your money in Artist Alley, there’s plenty of other temptations. Pop Asia is the area for kawaii, anime and Japan lovers where you’ll find top kawaii shops like ARTBOX & Tofu Cute, food stalls and live performances. You can also take a break and learn something new with workshops for manga drawing, origami and calligraphy, or just make some new friends in the fan-run Anime and Chill lounge.
Panels & Events
There are always lots of panels at MCM where you can hear from celebrities, show runners, artists, authors and more. You can even buy a digital ticket or add-on to watch some of the panels from home if you can’t make it to the event or miss out on your favourites. Emma is looking forward to seeing the dub voice actors from Jujutsu Kaisen and the cast of Critical Role, as well as Tony Moy ‘s watercolour demonstrations.
Fan Meets & Cosplay
Whatever pop culture you’re obsessed with, it’s likely you’ll find something going on at MCM Comic Con. There’s an extensive list of fan meets for all kinds of games, movies and TV & anime shows, where you can meet fellow fans and take group cosplay photos. If you’re not ready to dress up yourself, you can watch the cosplay shows and contests or learn more about it at workshops and panels. There’s also opportunities to join group gaming events with video games, board games, RPGs and even quizzes.
There’s loads more to see too so check out the MCM Comic Con website to see the full schedule.
(MCM Comic Con have provided SCK with a press pass for the event in return for promotion but all words and opinions are our own.)
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.