I always wanted to attend a Comiccon convention!!! For one reason or another, I’ve always missed it – sometimes busy with other commitments, sometimes too lazy and sometimes too shy to go! Needless to say, all these excuses are silly. The MCM Comiccon convention is by far the most accepting and welcoming place on Earth as I found out. Coming across an advert on the London Underground, I promptly booked a ticket for the event and made the 90-minute journey to experience this wonder.
The ExCeL London was packed with over 120,000 people over the three-day event and it really felt like it. The aisles, stalls and presentation areas were crowded with visitors from all over the UK and Europe, of all ages and ethnic groups. Superb atmosphere and great vibe. Perfect place to hide for a day or three behind a mast, costume or a whole giant armour. Can’t imagine a better place to get lost in. And although I came for the costumes, I must admit that the vibrance of this community, the extraordinary talent of the artists and the friendly nature of all concerned is not attractive in its own right. More than once I found myself forgetting about photography and simply exploring what the good merchants have to offer or look over the shoulder of a young kid masterfully drawing a character of a piece of paper or tablet. Everyone in costume is very willing to be photographed if you just ask even if they are in the middle of meal, break, a phone call or what not. They promptly drop all their personal items and whatever they were doing to pose proudly for a photo. Can’t imagine how many times a day they get asked to do this!
It’s an experience for all the senses which I can’t recommend enough and will most definitely aim to repeat again. I suggest you do it too by following this link – mcmcomiccon.com