Comic Cons are the must-go-to event for all the juiciest news, the chance to cosplay and to rub shoulders with "Gods" among the pop culture world. Each year Cons get bigger and better, with MCM London Comic Con being the latest in proving to be a massive hit.
Who was there?
Big names appearing at the Con this year, including, Jesse Eisenberg (Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice), Kunal Nayyar and Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time) and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harry Potter).
Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar and Melissa Rauch's Panel.
During a Q&A session, Jesse was surprised that more questions concerning his role as Lex Luthor were not asked, however the star was caught off guard by an extremely observant fan. A fan asked him about the rubber band that he wears around his wrist.
“I read that people who often feel repression wear a rubber band on their wrists to snap it into forgetting bad thoughts. Wearing this is a very private thing to me, and I didn’t think people would notice, so thank you for noticing this in the play… I thought there would be more Lex Luthor questions (LOL)” - Jesse Eisenberg
Kunal and Jesse also discussed their latest project, the comedy play "The Spoils", which consists of a five man cast that will also star Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben and Annapurna Sriram. Fans also discovered how much of a Game of Thrones fan Kunal truly is and how Alfie enjoys giving him fake spoilers.
“You would not believe what I just did on set!” - Kunal Nayyar
For more, feel free to check out their full panel interview below.
An interview with Warwick Davis
Warwick is a long running actor with a credit list longer than your arm, but during his interview he gave plenty of giggles for fans to enjoy. From Johnny Depp stories to his travels to India and China to even a very diplomatic answer to which is better, Star Wars or Harry Potter? He even discusses how selfies are now the new signature for fans.
“We're in the age of the selfie - people don't want signatures anymore…If I can use this a measure of my success, I can say I'm doing pretty well.” - Warwick
He also revealed he is on team Marvel and how he has a passion for Iron Man in particular, which side are you on? For the full interview, please check the video below.
Over 200 creators, including Dave Gibbons, Bob Layton, John McCrea, Gary Erskine, Yishan Li, Lee Townsend and John-Paul Bove, met with fans and showcased a few creations. Stretching over half of the ExCel London resulted in hundreds of stands selling merchandise to cater to any fan's desire. Numskull, GAMETEE, Otaku.co.uk, The Steampunk Crew and Rice Digital were among the many vendors for patrons to enjoy. There was also plenty of opportunity for visitors to test out demos from some of the latest games, including Sqaure Enix's upcoming Final Fantasy Trading Card Game, Bandai Namco's next installment in the Tekken series, Koei Tecmo's upcoming Attack on Titan gam, Rising Star Games' DJMAX for Nintendo 3DS, Failbetter Games' Fallen London and Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment.
Comic Cons always means plenty of cosplayers. Every year those that take part in cosplaying get bigger and better with new tricks and tips constantly surfacing to enhance any outfit made. So naturally MCM was a perfect opportunity for the UK qualifiers for The World Cosplay Summit, a long running internation cosplay contest, where two cosplayers were chosen to head to Japan for the finals. Lex and Laura portrayed Rosa and Rydia from Final Fantasy IV.
When is the next one?
If you missed the May MCM Comic Con, do not fear! The Next MCM London Comic Con is set for 28-30 Octorber 2016. The tickets are already on sale and news of special guests will begin to surface soon, so be sure to snap up your ticket while you can.