The MCM London Comic Con packed out the ExCeL Exhibition Centre this past weekend, with tonnes of guests, panels and exhibitors to get through. With attendance estimated at around 80,000 over the two and a half days, perhaps the most fun element are the fans, turning up in all manner of detailed and fun cosplay. Panels with Edgar Wright and the cast of Teen Wolf were amongst the most popular elements of the weekend, but the cosplayers always give the Con great character.
It adds a lot of color to the event, with iconic figures everywhere you turn. From Marvel heroes to anime characters, videogame villains to musical protagonists, there’s always plenty to see, and we were on hand to capture the best of the bunch on camera, with the cosplayers being naturally keen to show off their craft. The sheer scale of some of these costumes is impressive, and there are some real feats of engineering in here – moving jaws, flapping wings and articulated weaponry all add to the illusion. Hit the jump for over 160 high-res pictures.
The cast and producer of Teen Wolf visited London as guests of the MCM Expo Comic-Con this weekend, and took to the stage for a fan Q&A ahead of the show’s third season, set to premiere on June 3rd. As Tyler Hoechlin (Derek Hale), Crystal Reed (Alison Argent), Holland Roden (Lydia Martin), Daniel Sharman (Isaac Lahey) and Executive Producer Christian Taylor took to the stage, the crowd reaction was ear-splitting before the ever-loyal fanbase were given their chance to quiz the panel. Hit the jump for our recap of the panel as well as a full transcription of the Q&A.
The guest of honor at this weekend’s MCM London Comic-Con was filmmaker Edgar Wright, in town to talk about his new film The World’s End. Closing off his unofficial ‘Blood and Ice Cream’ trilogy that began with Shaun of the Dead and continued with Hot Fuzz, The World’s End tells the story of a group of friends determined to recreate a failed pub crawl from their teenage years. Of course, there is more to the adventure than meets the eye, as the locals are just a little unfriendly, leading the heroes on a rather more dangerous quest than they expected.
With nothing new available, we were shown the trailer before Wright took to the stage to answer questions from the packed-out crowd at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre. There may not have been anything too illuminating to share, but the panel certainly set the scene for the film, released August 23rd. Hit the jump for the highlights.