The con is on

The Wharf - - Royal Docks & Canning Town - By Si­mon Spann

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

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