Date: 2018 October 10 20:20
Posted by Joe
It's October which means it's almost time for MCM Comic Con London. They'll have lots for anime and manga fans including merchandise from the main UK anime publishers, plus tons of coplayers and of course anime guest of honour Studio Khara's Hibiki Yoshizaki.
Anime companies often save the London event to make recent licensing announcements too so you never know. As always they'll be lots of interesting things to see and do for anime fans.
The event is set to run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018 at London's Excel Centre.
Press release as follows:
MCM COMIC CON READY TO TAKE OVER LONDON
WITH THE BEST OF POP CULTURE!
Fasten your seatbelts as Marvel, Shadowhunters and Critical Role stars lead the blockbuster line up for MCM Comic Con's return to London
OCTOBER 2018 - MCM Comic Con London, the largest UK pop culture event is gearing up for its return to the capital later this month, on 26-28 October.
This year's MCM Comic Con London is packed with bigger guests, exclusive products and more explosive and interactive content, as thousands of cosplayers, movie buffs, comic fans, families, gamers, collectors and anime enthusiasts are set to descend on ExCeL London.
Among MCM's special guest line up this October, we have WWE superstar-turned-Hollywood actor Dave Bautista, best known for playing Dax the Destroyer from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and James Bond villain Mr Hinx.
Paul Bettany, aka JARVIS and Vision from the hugely popular Marvel Cinematic Universe films will be also meeting fans, alongside the cast from US supernatural TV series Shadowhunters.
Joining the party, stars of popular Geek & Sundry web series Critical Role, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Liam O'Brien, Sam Riegel, Taliesin Jaffe and Brian Foster, will be going behind the scenes of their epic Dungeons & Dragons role-playing campaigns.
Starsky, Hutch and Huggy Bear's Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul and Antonio Fargas will be bringing some '70s swagger to the London show, amd fans can experience some horror with MCM's spooky guests Tony Todd (Candyman), Kane Hodder (horror icon Jason Voorhees), Katherine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) and Ray Santiago (Ash vs. Evil Dead).
Fans will also get the chance to meet talented voice actors Charlet Chung (Overwatch), Vic Mignogna (Full Metal Alchemist), Veronica Taylor (Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!) and Zach Callison (Steven Universe). Check out our full list of guests https://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/attractions/special-guests/.
"We're really excited to open the doors of MCM Comic Con London this month, bringing amazing talent and delivering some incredible panels, features and exclusive content for the fans to enjoy across the weekend," said Josh Denham, MCM London Event Manager.
Comic book legends and Eisner Award-winning comic writers Brian Azzarello and Frank Miller will both be meeting fans at MCM London, following their recent collaboration on DC's best-selling Dark Knight III: The Master Race, a nine-issue second sequel to Miller's own The Dark Knight Returns. They will be joined by a host of talented comic artists in MCM's Comic Village, please see the full list https://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/attractions/comic-village/.
"From a cultural phenomenon to collectable art, MCM's Comic Village is back with a vengeance as we play host to some fantastic home-grown talent and overseas stars and proudly put the 'comic' back in 'comic con'."
As well as meeting guests and checking out the latest art from comic artists, fans can get interactive with some amazing activations and exclusive products on the show floor, from major exhibitors including Hasbro, Cartoon Network, Funko, Universal Pictures, Bandai Namco, Build-A-Bear and Warner Bros.
Fans can also enjoy free panels and exclusive screenings across the whole weekend with cast members, authors and directors; meet top UK influencers in CreatorScape, play the latest games in our GamingZone and compete or watch in the UK Championships of Cosplay.
WEEKEND TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. For more information and to purchase day tickets, please visit www.mcmcomiccon.com and MCM Comic Con's social media pages. Additional details about MCM Comic Con events, guests and sponsors will be announced in the coming weeks.
ABOUT MCM COMIC CON
The MCM portfolio includes MCM London Comic Con, MCM Birmingham Comic Con, MCM Manchester Comic Con and MCM Scotland Comic Con. (www.mcmcomiccon.com)
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organising events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon, BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, TwitchCon and UFC Fan Expo. (www.reedpop.com)