MCM LONDON COMIC CON– EXCEL LONDON– 26-28 OCTOBER
MCM Expo London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 26-28 October and we're bringing a brilliant line-up of special guests, games, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay content to entertain the show’s 60,000 plus visitors. Here are the first announcements for Britain’s biggest popular culture festival!
∑†††††††† Tony Amendola and Roger Cross from hot new Canadian sci-fi police show Continuum. Tony and Roger both play leading members of Liber8, a future terrorist group, who have escaped through time to present day Vancouver.
∑†††††††† We welcome back A Town Called Eureka creator, writer and executive producer Jaime Paglia. He is joined by Colin Ferguson and Tembi Locke, who play Sheriff Jack Carter and Dr. Grace Monroe in the popular sci-fi show.
∑†††††††† Film, TV, anime and videogame voice actor Ali Hillis, who stars as central character Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII and its sequel Final Fantasy XIII-2.
∑†††††††† Videogame voice actor Courtenay Taylor, best known for playing Jack/Subject Zero in Mass Effect 2 and Ada Wong in the upcoming Resident Evil 6.
∑†††††††† Top voice talent Liam O'Brien, whose many roles include Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach; Gaara in Naruto; War in Darksiders and Vincent Law in Ergo Proxy.
∑†††††††† Nintendo will be giving comic con visitors the opportunity to try out their revolutionary new Wii U console ahead of its public release later this year.
∑†††††††† 2K Games will be bringing sci-fi turn-based strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown and acclaimed role-playing shooter sequel Borderlands 2.
∑†††††††† THQ will be demoing their upcoming role-playing game South Park: The Stick of Truth, written by the cartoon's creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
†††††† ANIME, COMICS, COSPLAY&OTHER ATTRACTIONS
∑†††††††† Best-selling British sci-fi author Peter Hamilton is making a welcome comic con return to celebrate the launch of his latest novel, Great North Road.
∑†††††††† For the first time, comic con will play host to VidFestUK zone - a celebration of all things online video - with guests including Simon's Cat and Eddsworld.
∑†††††††† October's show sees a revamped JapanEx area, with the addition of food stalls giving visitors a literal as well as metaphorical taste of Japanese culture.
∑†††††††† Letraset is hosting a Manga Alley Art Competition, giving artistically-inclined visitors of all ages the chance to win over£120 worth of Letraset products.
†††††† ...AND GET THE T-SHIRT TOO!
∑†††††††† Genki Gear's exclusive 'Invasion of the Cute' official MCM London Comic Con T-shirt is available for pre-order until 25 October from www.genkigear.com
Tickets for MCM London Comic Con on 26-28 October are available at www.londonexpo.com/faq/tickets