24-25 OCTOBER– EXCEL LONDON– ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
London MCM Expo storms back to Excel this October with everything you’ve come to expect from the UK’s top entertainment event… and more! Now expanding to fill an extra hall, this is the show that brings only the best in movies, sci-fi, anime, videogames and comics. Come face-to-face with your favourite film and TV stars; play and preview the hottest new computer games; catch up with the brightest comic book talent; check out the bargains on the merch stands and strut your stuff at our famous cosplay masquerade. And hey, did we mention that kids get in free?*
The first major announcement is that the stars of Warehouse 13, the smash hit show that’s on track to become SyFy’s biggest ever series in the States, will be participating in panels and signing sessions across the weekend. Indiana Jones meets the X-Files, Warehouse 13 centres on a secret US government warehouse crammed with ancient relics, mysterious artefacts and supernatural souvenirs– come and find out what’s got US viewers so stoked!
Next up is the news that the Expo will see rare appearances by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Terry Farrell and Nicole deBoer, both of whom portrayed fan favourite Jadzia Dax, as well as Nelsan Ellis, who plays Lafayette Reynolds in Golden Globe-winning Deep South vampire series True Blood. We’re also honoured to play host to silver screen and TV icon Ronny Cox, who you’ll recognise from performances in Total Recall, Robo Cop, Stargate and, most famously, as the duelling banjoist in Deliverance. There are many more celebrities planning a trip to Expo this October, so keep an eye out for further announcements!
October’s Expo provides the grand opening for the London Games Festival, so it’s no surprise that the world’s top developers are bringing their hottest titles to the show. Already announced are playable previews of killer games such as Tekken 6, Assassins Creed 2, Borderlands and Monster Hunter Tri, and you can bet that there’s a lot more in store with big names like 2K; Activision; Capcom; EA; Namco Bandai; Nippon Ichi; Rising Star; SEGA; Tecmo Koei; Ubisoft and Warner Bros. all eager to give gamers sneak peeks at their upcoming hits. Practise your combos and get your trigger finger ready for a weekend of intense gaming action!
With more than 60 writers and artists already confirmed for the Expo, October’s show looks like one of the best ever for anime, manga and comic enthusiasts. Fans will get to meet luminaries such as Alan Grant, Andy Diggle, Jock and Ben Templesmith– plus two very special guests from Japan, Studio BONES studio president Minami Masahiko and director Ando Masahiro, who have worked on epic series including Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Seed Destiny and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also from the world of anime, the Expo is proud to welcome Trinity Blood voice talents Mike McFarland and Troy Baker. Oh, and let’s not forget those other stars– all you guys and girls whose awesome cosplay makes the Expo a world beater!
For the most up-to-date Expo news visit: www.londonexpo.com
*Free entry for children aged 10 and under if accompanied by a full paying adult - restricted to two children per full paying adult