MCM Comic Cons over the years, both for work and for fun, I had never been to London Comic Con. Created by Showmasters and taking place at Olympia London in Kensington, the event showcases all things film, TV and comics. Held over one weekend, the event gives fans a chance to meet celebrity guests for autographs and photos, cosplay, shops as well as film, TV and comic inspired exhibits.
Some conventions I've been to in the past have focused on mainstream TV shows and hype but I really liked that London Comic Con Spring had so many unique horror and cult film stalls, as well as some pretty cool celebrity guests such as Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) and Game of Thrones stars.
To be expected, there were plenty of super talented cosplayers at the convention. Probably my most favourite was the amazing WALL-E and Eve cosplay from Paul at @6seasons_and_a_movie. I often get questions from people who have never been to an event like this about the types of people who dress up. I always tell them that, whilst I've never dressed up for Comic Con myself, I think these are amazing excuses for people to be their true selves, get creative and have fun without anyone judging them. It's a wonderful and supportive atmosphere to be in, no matter what you're in to.
I don't think I'd rush back to London Comic Con again but I'm so, so glad we got to go and we met some great people. Whilst we had a fantastic time and I picked up some really cool souvenirs, I just didn't feel there was as much of an atmosphere as ones I'd been to previously. From my experience with MCM Comic Cons, there is usually so much to see and do, take your photo with, incredibly well-organised and accessible to everyone. But it felt that London Comic Con was mostly shops and stalls and not necessarily a lot to actually see or do. I'm sure this would be fine for most and worth a visit but, for me, it just didn't quite compare to MCM Comic Con.
Well, that's it for another film event. Have you ever been to London Comic Con Spring or a similar event? Which cosplay character would you go as if you could? As always, I love reading your comments so please do share your thoughts with me below.
Until next time film fans,