The con is on
I was expecting to be underwhelmed but left feeling inspired by the sheer scale of creativity
My recent trip to MCM Comic Con London at Excel in Royal Docks saw me greeted at the entrance by a seven foot furry yellow monster who posed for photos before enfolding me in a massive bear hug. This encapsulated the spirit of these events.
The venue itself was well laid out and split into the various zones and the halls themselves were crammed with stalls and exhibitors all keen to sell you their wares or enthuse about their particular passion. Think anime, cosplay, video gaming and Funko.
A visit to the PopAsia section which is a blend of Japanese, Korean and Asian culture also provided lunch. A far cry from the usual fare on offer at exhibitions it was absolutely gorgeous.
Comic Con extends well beyond the world of comics, whether you are into gaming, fancy meeting your favourite tv star or simply dressing up as your favourite TV character there really is something for everyone.
I’d gone along expecting to be somewhat underwhelmed and left feeling inspired by the sheer scale of creativity and good natured spirit of those taking part. Wharfers looking to rediscover need look no further.
If you fancy a great day out for the entire family with plenty of opportunities to grab a photo with your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman, Iron Man or Lego Batman then keep an eye out for the next show.
Shows take place regularly in Brimingham, London, Manchester and Galsgow. Go to mcmcomiccon.com
Simon Spann dips his toe into London’s events and restaurants on behalf of The Wharf Follow @thewharfnews on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
A hug from this chap set the tone for Simon’s visit