It’s October and that only means one thing, we’re approaching our second London MCM Comic Con of the year.
MCM Comic Con, the UK’s largest organiser of pop culture events, returns to ExCel London from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2019.
The three-day convention filled with panels, exhibits, traders and more is set to be attended by thousands of geek culture fans. Fans ranging from their love of sci-fi, video games, comics, movies and anime. There is undoubtedly something for everyone to enjoy.
It wouldn’t be a MCM Comic Con without special guests and the October 2019 event is headlined by Spaced, Star Trek and Shaun of The Dead actor Simon Pegg. The much-loved British actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer will be attending Saturday and Sunday of the show and will feature in panels, along with meeting fans for autographs and photos.
Other film and TV personalities joining Pegg are several of the stars from the recent IT remake. Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff and Jaeden Martell will be representing The Losers’ Club at the event.
Power Ranger fans will be in for a treat as Jason David Frank is in attendance as well. Ever since appearing in the classic children’s show in 1994, Jason has had a continuing presence in the Power Rangers franchise. He’ll also be joined by fellow Power Rangers Nakia Burrise and Catherine Sutherland.
A mini-swarm of popular video game actors are also in attendance. Best known as the android Conner from Detroit: Become Human, Bryan Dechart will be in attendance. Fellow Detroit: Become Human co-star, Amelia Rose Blaire will also be joining Bryan.
They’ll be joined by the returning Nolan North and Troy Baker, best known from Uncharted and, most recently, the popular YouTube series Retro Replay. And if that’s not enough for video game fans, the voice of Mario and Luigi himself – Charles Martinet – will also be meeting fans.
There are even more voice actors appearing at the event as well. Known for shows such as Fairly Odd Parents, My Little Pony and Teen Titans, Tara Strong will be meeting fans. Staying in the voice acting sphere, RWBY fans will be delighted to hear that Michael Jones, Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkleman, Arryn Zech and Kara Eberle are also attending the show.
Anime fans will be well catered to as Shinichiro Watanabe, director of the timeless classic Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Space Dandy and Terror in Resonance, will be attending as one of the Anime Guests of Honour at the event.
Watanabe will be joined by Motonobu Hori, who serves as the director of Studio BONES’ Carole & Tuesday, where he makes his full directorial debut. Hori has previously worked on shows such as Napping Princess, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, and episodes of Psycho-Pass.
An added bonus for all the anime fans also comes from streaming platform Crunchyroll. With the help of special host, Jonathan Ross, Crunchyroll will be holding premiere screenings for In/Spectre, a supernatural mystery thriller, and Somali and the Forst Spirit, based on the fantasy manga by Yako Gureishi.
MCM Comic Con is a place for exclusives, especially those of the collectable nature. Funko is one of the most popular stands at the event, and they will be bringing a whole host of brand new limited edition Pops to buy. Check out the recent announcement about them here. And, in an effort to help with the crazy queues Funko bring, they’ll be going cashless too.
In addition to guests, there will be plenty of cosplay on show. Expect to see many cosplayers across the weekend roaming the floors of the hall, and the stage, as part of the Cosplay Masquerades. MCM’s Cosplay Central area will also include tutorials and Q&As to help new and experienced cosplayers learn expert tips and advice.
For all you comic book fans, Comic Village is packed full of graphic novels and comics to explore, along with a chance to meet some of the talents behind the work. Special guests include Jim Shooter, Gary Frank, Mark Buckingham, Kit Buss and Glenn Fabry.
For budding comic book creators, MCM Comic Con are also introducing a series of new workshops, designed to help create, learn and inspire! From starting your own comic book; diving into game development; creating the perfect on-screen superhero, world-building in your first fantasy novel, to perfecting that cosplay prop – MCM is now offering fans the chance to be inspired with these hands-on workshops. Booking is essential and will be available on the website.
That’s just about it for our quick run down over the October MCM Comic Con. Tickets are available now, along with autograph and photo-ops with the many guests, via the official MCM Comic Con website. It’s also worth checking the main MCM Comic Con site daily for the latest updates and news – because chances are at time of writing, more exciting things are heading to ExCel!
Bunkazilla will be attending, and we’ll provide coverage of our adventures at ExCel London right here. Hope to see you there!