Last year, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Reed Expo has bought the MCM shows in the UK. And so it came to pass, the announcement was made, and suddenly everyone at MCM wanted to talk to Bleeding Cool about how we knew.
Tomorrow sees the first MCM London Comic Con that Reed has built from scratch. There are actual comic book guests, including Geof Darrow, Liam Sharp, Cullen Bunn, Ken Lashley and Matteo Sclara and plenty of familiar faces for Comics Village including Marc Ellerby, Gary Erskine, Joe Glass, Destiny Blue and Jess Bradley.
As ever the show will be dominated by Big Media. But there will be more than enough comic book stuff to fill a long weekend.
I’ll be there, pounding the floor as usual. Do feel free to say hi… and expect plenty of reports from the nearby hotel lobbies. And yes, there are tickets still available. It will be a big show, but it has expanded its footprint in the ExCel Centre, inside and out.
So what else can we expect? Well the DC Boutique will be making its UK debut.
Our own Royal Mail will make their show debut as Stand 1919 will have Royal Mail’s Star Wars (£10) and Game of Thrones (£15) stamp sets. Both souvenirs can also be officially stamped by Royal Mail to commemorate the date of your visit to the show.
There will be the world premiere in Japanese with English subtitles of Batman Ninja on Sunday, 12:30.
Smart Arts Gallery will have a new limited edition, Universal Studios-licensed coin limited to just 9,995 worldwide, for Jurassic Park’s 25th Anniversary coin on Stand 2318 for £10, the first 300 visitors to the stand each day of get a free Jurassic Park art print worth £10.
MCM has its own T-shirts to sell, new for the show.
Oh and there are some MCM Funko exclusives…