Five highlights of MCM London Comic Con at ExCel

10:37 23 May 2012

MCM London Comic Con

MCM London Comic Con

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MCM London Comic Con hits town this weekend, packing ExCel London with video games, movies, sci-fi, anime and, of course, comics.

With 60,000 visitors poised to descend on the three-day show, weve come up with five must-see highlights to check out at Britain's biggest festival of pop culture.

Danny DeVito: The Hollywood legend is at the show on Sunday to promote new movie The Lorax. Other special guests include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman, Grimm's David Giuntoli, Star Wars' Anthony Daniels, Teen Wolf's Tyler Hoechlin, Falling Skies' Seychelle Gabriel and Sarah Carter, and cult horror fave Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Great game previews: With top publishers such as Nintendo, Sega, Capcom and Square Enix all coming to MCM London Comic Con, the show gives visitors the chance to play the hottest new games before they hit the shelves. Titles at this month's show include Dragon's Dogma, Dead Or Alive 5, Lollipop Chainsaw, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Comic creators: Not only is the show a great place to discover new comics, but it's also an awesome opportunity to talk to the writers and artists who make them. One highlight will be Namco Bandai's ShiftyLook team which includes the award-winning Marv Wolfman, making his first UK convention appearance in more than 20 years and announcing a brand new webcomic.

Amazing anime: If you're into anime, MCM London Comic Con is a Mecca. And if you've never checked out Japanese cartoons, the show's an awesome place to start! Weekend highlights include world exclusive sneak peeks at new movies, Q&A panels with top anime voice actors and distributors selling titles at special Comic Con prices.

Colourful cosplay: We've all seen pictures of fans dressed up at comic conventions, but the MCM event takes it to a new level, with thousands of people coming dressed as their favourite anime and sci-fi characters. The Masquerade and EuroCosplay Qualifiers give visitors the chance to see the best cosplayers strutting their stuff on the show's main stage.

For tickets to the MCM London Comic Con at Excel from May 25 to 27 visit www.londonexpo.com

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