As science fiction and nerd culture has become a huge economic drive, the event world is ruled by massive comic cons and one such event is the MCM London Comic Con, which previously used to be known as the London MCM Expo. This international speculative fiction fan convention was founded in 2001, but it wasn’t until the following year that it held its first edition. It used to be a small event held on one day and since then has turned into a three-day extravaganza, which covers all of fandom. Vendors mine deep within the product value chain and visitors can find anything from collectables, promotional materials and merchandise to games and gaming devices, clothing, toys, comics and gadgets. MCM London Comic Con performs a valuable opportunity for fandom to connect with each other and have their hands on the pulse of an ever-changing media landscape.
MCM London Comic Con is an annual event, which has two editions per year. The first con runs in the spring in May and the second is held in October. Both editions are scheduled for the last full weekend of the month usually. ReedPOP functions as the official organiser and the venue for the convention is ExCeL London. Programming is spaced over three days from Friday to Sunday and access is open to both industry professionals and the general public as a whole. Opening hours are from 10:00 am until 18:00 pm on Friday, 09:00 am until 19:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am until 17:00 pm on Sunday. ExCeL London enjoys good connections to the city’s public transport so it’s effortless to commute to the exhibition grounds without having a car. You can choose between the metro, the DLR and overground trains. There’s always a direct line to ExCeL London.
What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor
- Dense foot traffic. MCM London Comic Con as all other major fan conventions is dynamic and fills up the exhibition space to the brim with enthusiastic fans, who are loyal to their favorite shows and ready to make purchases. It’s the perfect environment to connect with end consumer and drive direct sales;
- MCM London Comic Con maintains a strong relationship with the comic book industry via the inclusion of the Comic Village, which offers space exclusively to comic creators at every professional level from amateurs to professionals to sell prints and books;
- MCM London Comic Con has put it as a goal to build a strong community and it achieves it every year through the Fringe Festival. The festival is an integral part of the convention and consists of many smaller events like cosplay photoshoots, meet-ups, picnics and get-togethers.
Audience & Statistics
MCM London Comic Con generates enviable numbers. On average, each edition registers above 133,000 international visitors. The majority of these visitors are from the UK as this is a local event, but still a convention as big as this will attract fans, cosplayers and creators from the rest of Europe and even further East and West from America to Asia. The majority of the people are just fans who are looking to meet with their idols and make purchases. They are then followed by the creatives, actors, writers, game designers, comic creators, illustrators, publishers, suppliers and the biggest entertainers within popular culture from the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, South Korea, France and Italy.
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