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MCM London Comic Con 2023

 3.5/5 (12 reviews)
May 26, 2023 (3 days), London, 🇬🇧United Kingdom
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MCM London Comic Con will be on the 26th, 27th and 28th of May 2023 at ExCeL London in London (United Kingdom).

Attendees: 130,000
Exhibitors: 0
Industries:  #Entertainment #Comicbooks & Cosplay #Computer Games
Venue:  ExCeL London

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John Doe, Attended in 2022 as attendee
6/8/22, 8:12 PM
Worst experience at MCM
As a foreigner who visited the convention by pure chance, I was expecting for a good time but I had the worst experience at this convention. I visited this convention because there was someone I wanted to get an autograph from. So i bought my tickets and wanted to queue up for an autograph but one of the staff there did not let me queue up because they had closed the line so i asked politely if i could still wait to see if i could still ask for an autograph from the person but the staff member proceeded to yell at me and utter a racial slur at me. I complained at MCM about this and they proceeded to do nothing about it. There are better conventions than MCM so this is my last time ever going to such conventions in the UK.  
Angela Dart, MCMAttended in 2022 as attendee
5/29/22, 4:17 PM
Less traders than usual, staff needed more training. celebs dropped out on the day
Is it under new management? as it was not quite as good as in previous years but still good fun!  
Emma Dingle, DirectorAttended in 2019 as attendee
10/31/19, 2:15 PM
First time, not the last time
As an attendee on the Sunday I was impressed by the combination of established big brands and small independent artists and gamers, as well as the exceptionally enthusiastic attendees. It felt like an otherworldly futuristic market championing all things creative. Arriving on the Sunday I appreciate that the space was "fourth day of a festival" with that a lot of tired people, but still the passion and expertise on show was enthralling. I have a professional interest in VR, so it was a good fact-finding mission for me, I hope to be involved in the future.  
Gareth Lush, Event ManagerAttended in 2019, 2018 as attendee
6/10/19, 1:51 PM
Comic Con is always impressive
MCM Comic Con London is a good opportunity for us to show new and upcoming titles or hardware that we may have on the horizon and a great way to interact with many engaged consumers and fans of the brand.  
Sarah Jones, GraphicsAttended in 2019, 2018 as attendee, attendee
6/7/19, 8:09 AM
Rough around the edges
I have attended as both exhibitor and attendee from before MCM has changed hands. Prices have shot up. For exhibitor and visitors.l through the years. Which makes sense with needing more halls and more events. As a small company the price of tables has become intimidating especially with trying to make a profit myself. I worry that the volunteer workers don’t have enough knowledge of the areas they are marshalling and causing confusion with attendees. I have seen multiple complaints of the guests and visitors. Where visitors pay premium in advance and don’t feel they have received what they pay for. I would recommend that the treatment of the guest and visitor be revised. Guests are paying for an experience not to be streamlined through. Trading standards I understand their role in the event but I do feel some stands had been unfairly treated. When artists create artwork to sell its of their own work and not infringing companies. I would suggest having a mcm rep with the trading standards so that if the exhibitor can have a neutral character in the discussion and debate fairly whether stock should be removed. Overall I think with time it will get better. I would just be cautious ...    Show more
James Purdy , Attendee
10/11/19, 10:35 PM

I think they r getting more expensive there autographs have gone up and ticket prices to

Caz Fox, FounderAttended in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 as attendee
6/5/19, 8:37 PM
The same every year.
Sad to say the MCM Comic Con has now become so expensive, that it risks those who love to enjoy a weekend to express themselves, from attending. The floor plan for attendees isn't very good as it doesn't plot who is where. So if you are disabled, poor mobility, those who have walking aids scooters wheelchairs, visually impaired or deaf, you can't navigate to specific venders. There is no Quiet areas if it all gets too much for someone who is autistic and there for the day only. I've heard many Cosplayers say they wouldn't attend in the future as prices are rising for advanced tickets and released far too early, ie 1 week after one event in London for next one. I would suggest that the event organisers talked to groups to find out how they can make it a much more pleasant experience for those in the above categories I've mentioned and change ticket release policy and maybe have a discount for consessions like disabled people and those who buy Priority WEEKEND tickets.  
James Purdy , Attendee
10/11/19, 10:32 PM

I agree they have put the price up for autographs last minute so I think there getting way to expensive

Weddington Tiriboyi, WGTAnimations Attended in 2019 as attendee
6/5/19, 3:06 PM
First time at comic con
First time attending this event and I have to be honest and say it was really eye opening. I enjoyed the space, the creatives and the energy. I never though they were many more people who were interested in the same things as I did. Great for networking. Can’t wait for it next year.  
Jamelia Benjamin, PA at Microsoft FlagshipAttended in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 as attendee
6/3/19, 8:16 AM
A great place to be in London
It's great every year, great special guests, mostly the same the exhibitors. It's a great day of out whether you're cosplaying or not. My only slight negative is the stock on the Funko stall of the exclusives. Basically if you don't have a priority ticket, you're very likely to miss out on those. They should have a set amount of stock for each day, not set amount of stock in total.  
Julie Morrisroe, Owner of Cosmic Workshop Attended in 2019, 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012 as attendee
5/31/19, 2:34 PM
Improving but still not there yet in areas
It's our biggest comic convention in the UK and always host to an obscene amount of humans in one place. It's layout, content and organisation had improved dramatically since Reedpop took it over, but they are still failing in obvious, repeatedly complained about areas such as the celebrity photo ops, autograph systems, and communication between event and security staff, both still a huge issue as far as attendees and vendors are concerned. Those issues aside, we personally and a great weekend meeting friends and customers, shopping for merch with our daughter and enjoying the sunshine. I can dissect this event for much longer, but this is the gist of it! It's 100% going to be worth every penny when they nail the last problematic issues so that more can enjoy every aspect of the available entertainment. As it stands, I would never buy autograph or photo pops, nor even attempt to get into a talk. Have done previously once, I'll stick to LFCC for that kind of thing!  
Colin McGrath, Customer Support - US Coverage & Data at LeadiroAttended in 2018 as attendee
11/7/18, 8:29 PM
It was great!! Definitely Recommend it!!
Everything about MCM was great I would definitely recommend anyone interested in TV, Movies, Games, Cosplay, Art, Comics, Culture, Music, Pop Culture, etc. Only thing I was surprised let down was that they weren't really prepared for Critical Role, as to get seating for the panels you would have to show up hours before their panel starts. I think realistically if they bring back Critical Role again, they should rent out a concert hall that can hold more than 3000+ people because their main stage can sit 1000 people and let 500 or so stand and since so many were turned away that would be my only words of advice for MCM, so that they can get all their fans in.  
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