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London Comic Con 2017: a round-up

MCM Comic Con events are the UK and Ireland’s most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK-based events that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including gaming, movies, anime, comics and more. We took my stepson to his first at the ExCeL centre in London last year and he absolutely loved it: the happy atmosphere, the huge number of friendly people, the amazing costumes and the sheer mayhem of the place.

This time was no exception and we had an excellent time on Saturday. As can be seen from the tweet opposite, the boys decided to go with a Bill and Ted theme for their costumes and spent most of the day telling everyone to ‘be excellent to each other’ and ‘party on’. We took photographs with some excellent cosplayers; pulled faces in the Marvel photo-booth; shopped until we dropped in the merchandise area; and then headed home, exhausted.

Before that however, I spent the day volunteering with the SpecialEffect team on their stand on Friday. Attendees were given demonstrations of a version of Mario Kart 8 played with a chin-controlled joystick, and an indie game called Fruits of a Feather controlled using only your eyes. These are just two great example’s of the charity’s work towards levelling the playing field and helping people with disabilities play video games. A big thank you to Becky, Tom, Alex and Ted for making me feel so welcome and keeping me laughing throughout the day.

That’s all the events we had planned for 2017 so my camera can finally take a well-deserved break. Next will be Rezzed in April 2018 and we’ve already got our tickets for my favourite event in the calendar. It’ll be extra special next year because the show is actually taking place around the same time as my birthday – so if you’re going to be there, let me know so we can meet up for some birthday games!

London Comic Con 2017 photo gallery



11 thoughts on “London Comic Con 2017: a round-up

    1. I have to say, the merch this time was so much better than in previous years! I was very restrained and didn’t buy anything – but the stepson ended up spending all of his pocket-money on a Funko figure, a game and a Captain America wristband. 😉

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