The London edition of MCM Comic Con returned to ExCeL London on 26-28 May for its 31st edition, welcoming fans and stars from the worlds of sci-fi, gaming and comic collecting.
130,212 visitors attended the three-day event, with many cosplaying (dressing up) as their favourite characters and meeting some of their favourite pop culture heroes.
Headlining the weekend was international action star and martial arts legend Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Hero), who recently starred as blind warrior Chirrut Îmwe in Star Wars: Rogue One, and Doctor Who companion Catherine Tate.
“This has been one of our best London events yet,” said Josh Denham, event manager for MCM London Comic Con. “From Deadpool cosplay to Beauty and the Beast’s Belle, fans turned out in full force and the buzz on the show floor was just incredible. The atmosphere and feedback we’ve had since, further cements the show’s status as Europe’s leading comic con and the third largest event of its kind in the world.”
Other attractions included VidfestUK – the European event for fans of online video and web series, a packed roster of eSports tournaments; leading videogame publishers and anime distributors; an MCM Fringe Festival and hundreds of retailers and exhibitors.
New for 2017, MCM teamed up with the world’s first ever cosplay carnival band Legion Mas for the first MCM Comic Carnaval on the Saturday night.
Fusing the world of Carnaval and Comic Con together, the party featured live performances, musical acts and a bevy of international street cuisine for revellers.
Denham added: “For anyone looking to expand their horizons in the world of pop-culture, come and celebrate all things Comic Con with us when we return to ExCeL London on 27-29 October.”