MCM London Comic Con October 2016


Comic Con has come and like always been a thoroughly enjoyable event to those who attended. My crew and I were required to go and interview various people of interest which include voice actors that include Nolan North, Troy Baker from game such as Uncharted 4.

Bryce Papenbrook and Trina Nishimura provided there amazing voices to the Attack on Titan English Dub. I had the opportunity to talk with four of the key voice actors for Roosters Teeth amazing show, RWBY, namely Lindsay Jones (Ruby), Kara Eberle (Weiss), Arryn Zech (Blake), Barbara Dunkelman (Yang). We were also able to talk to Tomska from Tomska, Geoff Ramsey and Jack Pattillo from Rooster Teeth about the future of YouTube.

The vast majority of my time at Comic Con was running back and forth between various interviews and meeting various cosplayers. My aim was to have the maximum amount of time in both areas, but you cannot truly enjoy Comic Con unless you understand what the mood on the Con floor is like. What this meant for my time at Comic Con, is that Friday and Sunday were rather quiet but Saturday was one of the busiest I had ever seen Comic Con. This was despite having almost booked up the complete centre, which just shows how amazing and bustling Comic Con can be. Friday become the day I would scout out stalls and certain points of interest. On Saturday I conducted the bulk of interviews for myself, and on Sunday I went to various meets and greats for various franchise and cosplayers.

Perhaps the greatest gem of going to Comic Con is meeting the people, as you get to encounter people who have a truly astounding amount of passion. They would recreate various characters with such authenticity it is best experienced either in person or from the pictures shown below.

My only major gripe was that for those that did not have either a weekend band or a press pass (at least to my understanding), the only way to reenter is through the side route. I can understand this has a major impact on the flow of the Con and more so on Saturday. However, I feel this was done well and I personally never had to deal with these issues.

In conclusion, as always London Comic Con was bigger than its pervious success as shown by the sheer number of people that attended this year. As well the general mode on the ground was that of enjoyment and the feeling that there was always something to find, something that only you would discover; that one stall with amazing merchandise, that chap who gives you an honest deal, or that one amazing Asuna cosplayer who perfectly matches how you she appeared the anime.

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