THE SECOND MCM London Comic Con of 2017 – the 32nd show overall – has now closed its doors after a successful three day celebration of pop culture featuring UK exclusives, iconic celebrities, superheroes, and thousands of pop culture fans, gamers, comic collectors, movie buffs and anime enthusiasts.
MCM London Comic Con returned to ExCeL London on 27-29th October for its biggest and most exciting fan experience yet. The show included a brand new Marvel area that had never been seen before in Europe, unique interactive fan experiences, costumes and props from the latest movies and major exhibitors like Nintendo, WWE and Warner Brothers, as well an exclusive reveal of the fourth PowerPuff Girl at the Cartoon Network stand.
Headlining the pop culture weekend was Anthony Mackie, who stars as Sam Wilson – aka The Falcon – in Marvel’s ongoing Avengers movie series, alongside Peggy Carter’s Hayley Atwell and Stefan Kapičić, best known for playing Colossus in the hit Deadpool movies.
MCM London Comic Con also featured other iconic celebrities including Harry Potter and Game of Thrones’ David Bradley and Warwick Davis (Harry Potter, Star Wars). Other notable guests in attendance included rising star Talitha Bateman (Geostorm,Annabelle: Creation), Sherlock’s villainous Andrew Scott, Julian Glover (Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones, Doctor Who) and Rogue One and Harry Potter’s Guy Henry.
Alongside an eclectic mix of sci-fi, film, TV, online video, comic book, gaming, anime and cosplay content, MCM’s panel line-up featured exclusive interviews and screenings all weekend.
Panel highlights included Jason Flemyng (star of X-Men: First Class, Snatch, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels) speaking about his directorial debut Eat Locals, the Blade Runner 2049 panel, as well as an exclusive cast and filmmaker panel for new western adventure The Stolen, with exclusive clips from the film.
Josh Denham, MCM Comic Con’s London Event Manager, said, “This was the best event we’ve had in London to date, the show looked amazing and the fans were incredible, bringing an electric atmosphere to the entire weekend! We have the best fans in the world and the past weekend proved that: they turned out in mass and showed the world how we do a Comic Con in London… we can’t wait to see them all again at MCM London Comic Con in May 2018!”
MCM London Comic Con was the first MCM event to take place following the recent acquisition of MCM by ReedPOP, the largest producer of pop culture conventions around the globe. “It was exhilarating for the ReedPOP team to step right into the London show so soon after having the MCM team join the family,” said Mary Franklin, Global Event Director for ReedPOP. “The London fan communities are inspirational in their passion and dedication to pop culture. Together, ReedPOP and MCM are looking forward to delivering brilliant new content to them in their favourite genres.”