MCM Comic Con London – May 2016 preview

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Is there anything better than convention season? Summer cons in London are always at the top of their game, and MCM Comic Con London doesn’t disappoint with a wide variety of guests and panels that is sure to tickle the fancy of any visitor.

For comic book lovers, there is plenty to see. The great British Eisner-award winning comic book writer and artist Dave Gibbons will be at the convention and will have signings on Saturday. The Watchmen co-creator will also be giving a talk at a panel on Saturday.

And for those more interested in the screen adaptions of comics, there is plenty of offerings. Two upcoming shows, Preacher and Outcast, will have a presence at the convention as well. A special screening of Preacher will be on Saturday, and the cast of Outcast will also be in attendance at a special Fox panel.

The biggest name of the event comes from a visit from actor Jesse Eisenberg off the back of his performance in Batman vs Superman. Eisenberg will be appearing on Sunday. But if you’re still interested in more television, there are more panels that range from the superheroes of DC and Marvel shows like Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well as Game of Thrones, BBC Three’s Being Human and the Canadian drama Murdoch Mysteries.

Special guests include icons of British television shows like Robery Llewellyn from Red Dwarf and the fifth doctor, Peter Davison. There is also countless other areas to explore including Vidfest UK, plenty of Japanese and Korean culture in the PopAsia section, Comic Village and a cosplay section – though there is plenty throughout the entire con.

So there’s certainly a lot of see, enough to make a person force to choose, but I for one am really looking forward to attending MCM again. It’s always exhausting, but great (and there’s plenty of sweaty convention-goers, which is always a plus, right?).  Here’s to another successful weekend ahead!

MCM Comic Con London is May 27-29. Tickets are sold out for priority entry for the weekend and Saturday, but general admission tickets for individual days are still available (if limited). You can buy tickets from MCM’s website here.

 

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