London aims to commence on this year’s weekend of comic excitemet with the return of the three day event from 23rd-25th October 2015, London MCM Comic Con. MCM Comic Con is a comic convention which aims to include consumer shows for manga comics, movie pop-culture, Anime, television culture, super-hero comics etc. The public may expect to see authors, actors, directors, producers and more available for autograph signings and photos.
The event usually holds a shopping experience for things related to the pop-culture, which the individual shops advertise and this might include merchandise in different forms for the public to choose from. However most of all, it might be considered a celebration of the different art forms in the media for fans and contributors to enjoy.
MCM London Comic Con was originally known as the MCM (Movie Comic Media) Expo group although as it has grown, it has become a wide spread convention that is held in multiple areas across Britain. The event was initially achieved in one day, however with the expansion of its popularity since its start in 2001 and the increasing amount of involvement from industry headliners such as Twentieth Century Fox, Marvel Comics and Universal Studios, the event has grown to require three days.
Cosplaying has always been a big part of Comic Con in recent years, and like the event itself, it appears to have become more and more popular. Cosplay is the term that’s used for those whom wish to participate in fancy dress. The level of cosplaying ranges from face paint to an incredibly detailed costume. Some fans may find cosplay an emotional and creative outlet for them to express their passions and interests. It might encourage people to gain confidence through the use of another persona.
In the past fans may have made careers out of professional cosplaying, both by creating outfits for others, modelling and through competition entry. This might have granted them the opportunity to do what they love for a living without financial concern. London Comic Con might be considered an innovative opportunity for professional cosplayers to showcase their skills and talents, however, those whom cosplay for their own entertainment may be given the occasion to express themselves in public.
This event might well inspire new people to join the comic con innovation, giving them new experiences and including them in the kind of community that comic con fans already appear to possess through social media. It may incite new friendships and connections, which might be mutually beneficial for all involved. The MCM Comic Con might be believed to give friends and fans of the same pop-cultures the opportunity to come together and share their passions and productive experiences with other like-minded individuals. Furthering their knowledge and indulging in their interests might lead on to more prospects and opportunities in the future.
As the event aims to be held in the London Excel Centre, it may bring opportunity to local businesses whom make use of the crowds of people ready to spend money, giving the local economy a healthy boost. The event might be regarded as one of London’s highlights, drawing people from all over the world to visit the city and immerse themselves in its delights. This may well further the public’s minds by submerging them in London culture and give them new experiences to remember.
To find out more about this year’s London MCM Comic Con including where to purchase tickets: http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/
In which ways might London Comic Con support young people and adults to express themselves?