The MCM London Comic Con is an event we have been waiting to attend for some months now, if you’re unsure what the event is, it’s a festival lasting from October 26th till the 28th that showcases a huge line-up of special guests, games, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay goodness for everyone to see.
Probably one of the biggest guests to be attending the event is the current Doctor, Matt Smith who will be attending the event on Friday to launch the Doctor Who Series 7: Part 1 DVD, which will be revealed in a panel alongside the shows executive producer Caroline Skinner, during which they will even be signing the new DVD for fans.
Alongside Matt, Jeffrey Demunn and Andrew Rothenburg from The Walking Dead series will be in attendance, alongside Tony Amendola, Stephen Lobo, John Reardon and Roger Cross from a new Canadian sci-fi police show called, Continuum.
Tony Amendola will also join the rest of the cast from Once Upon Time, with his fellow cast member, Keegan Connor Tracy.
But that’s not all, with a ton more guests including the creator, writer and executive producer of A Town Called Eureka, Jamie Pagila who will be joined by Colin Ferguson and Tembi Locke, Ali Hillis the voice actor for Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2 will also be there.
Courtenay Taylor the voice actor best known for her role as Jack in Mass Effect 2 and Ada Wong in Resident Evil 6, and there’s even another voice actor coming to the show in the form of Liam O’Brien who plays Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach, Gaara in Naruto;,War in Darksiders and Vincent Law in Ergo Proxy.
Games Cosmo who play Jeor Mormont and Miltos Yerolemou the actor who plays Syrio Forel in the hit drama series, game of Thrones will also be at the show on Saturday, with Julian Glover who plays Grandd Maester Pycelle in the show will be showing up on Sunday.
Genelle Williams and CCH Pounder from Warehouse 13 and Hattie Hayridge from Red Dwarf will also be in attendance alongside Ian McNeice, best known for playing Winston Churchill in Doctor Who will be at the expo on Saturday.
And that’s still not all with Adrienne King who played Alice in Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2 will be meeting and on Sunday, along with Kiran Shah who has appeared in films including he Hobbit; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom; The Chronicles of Narnia; Star Wars Return of the Jedi and all three Lord of the Rings movies.
Cas Anvar will also be in appearance at the show, best known for her work in the Source Code; Shattered Glass; Lost; 24; Boston Legal; NCIS and La Femme Nikita, as well as being the voice of the master assassin Altaïr in the video game Assassin’s Creed Revelations.
Carole Ashby who plays Octopussy and Caron Gardner (Goldfinger) from various Bond films will also be meeting fans on Sunday, with Francoise Pascal from There’s a Girl in My Soup, who will be attending on Saturday.
But the London Comic Con isn’t just about meeting actors as there will also be plenty of video game producers at the show two, one of the biggest is Nintendo who will be showing off their new Wii U console, alongside which Ubisoft will also be bringing a ton of games to the show including Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3 and probably the only game for the Wii U I am truly looking forward to, ZombiU, but that’s all as the recently delayed title, Rayman Legends will also be available to play, which will probably be you’re only chance until the game launches in 2013.
Capcom will also be showing of the new Lost Planet 3 and DmC games, alongside Namco bandai who will be hosting a Tekken tag Tournament 2 contest, as well as previewing the new Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch game alongside Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition; Dragon Ball Z for Kinect; Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection; Star Trek; Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3; Tank! Tank! Tank! and new Wii U titles Ben 10 Omniverse and Family Party 30 Great Games.
Square Enix are also bringing out their A game showing of their new Hitman: Absolution and Tomb Raider titles, 2K Games are also turning up with XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands 2.
Konami will also be in attendance with the new Metal Gear Rising: Revengance title alongside Zone of the Enders HD Collection, alongside them will be Rising Star Games with a chance to play the Under Defeat HD Deluxe Edition.
And last but not least for the game section, THQ will be demoing their upcoming South Park game named the Stick of Truth, alongside NIS who will be providing visitors with a hands-on off their new Persona 4 Golden game, Media tonic will also be presenting their new side-scrolling brawler, Foul Play.
But after all, what is a Comic Con without Anime, Comics and Cosplay? Which is where MCM will have a ton of stuff to show of with the best-selling British sci-fi author Peter Hamilton coming to the show, where he will launch his latest novel, Great North Road/
For the first time in the shows history, MCM will also be hosting the VidFestUK zone, with guests Rooster Teeth; OMFG! It’s Jack And Dean; RageNineteen and Chris ‘Slomozovo’ Bingham who will be joining Simon’s Cat, Eddsworld and Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell.
Their will also be the usual ComicVillage show which will showcasing some of the UK’s top comic artists and writers including greats such as Gary Erskine, Rufus Dayglo, Emma Vieceli, John McCrea, Al Davison, Lee Townsend and many others.
There will also be a new and improved JapanEx area, which will bring much-needed food stalls to the event for a taste of Japanese cullture, their will also be a Mange Alley Art Competition hosted by Letraset, who will be giving away £120 worth of Letraset products.
And lets not forget the Totally Cosplay Zone and the EuroCosplay Championshop Finals, where finalists from over 20 nations will compete for the cosplay crown.
Manga Entertainment will also be providing a live podcast from the Theatre, with exclusive and early news about forthcoming releases and acquisitions, and even a sale of DVDs starting from just a pound, and that’s not all Liam O’Brien will be signing copies free on the companies stand.
Third Window Films and Terracotta Distribution will also be showcasing extensive Japanese and Asian catalogues in the JapnEC zone.
For more information and to grab some tickets to the show, head over the MCM London Comic Con site.
Also here’s a video of the event from May 2012 which should give you some idea of its scale.