With the end of May approaching, it signals the arrival of MCM London Comic Con. The UK convention juggernaut returns to ExCel London on Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May. Expect another weekend rejoicing and celebrating all things pop culture. MCM Comic Con covers movies, comics and videogames to anime, manga and cosplay. And that’s not enough, they also have a jam packed star studded roster of guests attending this weekend.
So, what can attendees expect at the event? Here’s our quick rundown of the major guests and activities going on.
Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier
Fresh off the Marvel epic that was Avengers: Endgame, The Winter Soldier himself, Sebastian Stan, is one of the headline guests at the latest MCM event. There are tons of eager Marvel fans ready to meet him and find out about his experiences on one of the biggest movies ever made.
David Harbour in Stranger Things
Also in attendance is David Harbour, who was last on the big screen as Hellboy in Neil Marshall’s recent take on the comic book character. If you don’t know him from Hellboy, audiences are sure to know Harbour as Sheriff Jim Hopper from the acclaimed Netflix sci-fi horror series Stranger Things.
MCM Comic Con will also be the place to celebrate 25 years since Kevin Smith’s debut slacker comedy Clerks. Stars Brian O’Halloran (Dante) and Jason Mewes (Jay) will be present as part of the celebratory look at this cult classic film.
Stephen Amell from Arrow
Superhero telly fans are getting excited as well as for fans of the Arrowverse, MCM has you covered this weekend as some of the stars of Arrow are in attendance. Oliver Queen himself, Stephen Amell, leads the Arrow guests along with David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Tyler Hoechlin. It won’t just be members of the Arrow cast at MCM London Comic Con, there will also be a hint of Supernatural at the event as Misha Collins, the fan favourite trench coat-wearing angel Castiel, is appearing at the show as well.
Troy Baker and Nolan North on the set of Retro Replay
Crossing over to the world of video games, voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North bring their smash YouTube series Retro Replay to audiences at the event. The online show sees the two voice actors return to classic retro games while sharing stories from their various walks of life. They’ll be doing a couple of live events during the weekend so make sure you find out “What is going happen!”
For anime fans, there’s a great line up of guests attending as well. First there is an impressive line up of voice actors with Elizabeth Maxell, Aaron Dismuke, Jason Liebrecht, Lindsay Seidel and Ricco Fajardo all appearing. In addition, director Yuichiro Hayashi will be the anime guest of honour. He is best known as the director of Netflix’s Kakegurui (why not read Ellie Zoe’s review?) and GARO the Animation.
Anime director Yuichiro Hayashi
Moving over to the printed medium of comics and graphic novels, MCM’s Comic Village will play host to top talents such as Andy Price; Andy Diggle; Mike Zeck; John Beatty; Emanuela Lupacchino; Alison Sampson; Mark Texeira, Howard Mackie, Alison Sampson, Jarrett Melendez, InHyuk Lee, Alessandro Vitti, Rags Morales, Steve Lavigne, Renée Witterstaetter and Whilce Portacio.
Hyping up this week’s event, MCM London Event Manager Josh Denham said “The first MCM London of 2019 comes to town packed with exciting exhibitors, exclusive content, interactive experiences and – of course – an awesome array of special guests. Whatever aspects of pop culture you’re into, from sci-fi films and superhero comics to the latest videogames and anime series, May’s MCM London Comic Con is the place to be!”
There will be plenty of other attractions including The Studio, a show area devoted to YouTube and streaming stars; an Author Corner bringing together a wide range of writers and publishers; a PopAsia area showcasing Japanese and East Asian food, fashion and culture; Cosplay Central, which for the first time features its own dedicated stage, and free-play videogame zone Side Quest. There’s also The Treehouse where families can relax and recharge, with books and free face painting to entertain even the smallest superheroes.
That is just the tip of what is happening at MCM London Comic Con, for more information and tickets, check out their website now. Weekend tickets are sold out but there are limited amount of priority and general day tickets still available along with photo opportunities with a majority of the guests*.
* You will need a ticket for MCM Comic Con London in addition with your photo op ticket!