This weekend, I went to MCM London Comic Con with my brother and sister, plus my sister’s girlfriend. I thought I would share my siblings’ thoughts on the day. You can read my sister’s interview here, which is from the point of view of someone who has never been to a Comic Con. My brother, on the other hand, has attended every Comic Con with me and here are his thoughts on MCM London Comic Con 2018.
Thero: OK, you’ve been to three Comic Cons, how has this one compared to previous ones?
Aaron: Pretty good, some booths had less of a selection to previous years- looking at you Bandai and Good Smile Company. It was busier overall where some places had more of a selection and more interesting indie booths- like the engraving place, where I got my flask, and the models kits.
Thero: Considering you had difficulty carrying some of the things you bought, maybe it wasn’t such a bad thing that was less selection from your favourite brands? Also, how did you find getting into the convention?
Aaron: The queuing was fine, but there were some rude people during the journey there.
Thero: Was your favourite thing that you bought?
Aaron: My blue Joke Daniels flask, shot glasses and funnel set.
Thero: Was there anything that you wished you had bought?
Aaron: A sword, but you wouldn’t let me buy one.
Thero: Someone has to be the voice of reason! Was there anything you wished you had done that you didn’t get a chance to do?
Aaron: Playing some of the game demos that were available. There was a robot fighting game that looked pretty cool.
Thero: We didn’t get a chance to attend any panels, did you wish that we had done so?
Aaron: Yeah, although I’m not entirely sure what was on.
Thero: Were there any cosplayers that stood out to you, this year?
Aaron: Yes, there was this giant Pikachu, although that may have been tied with the Build-A-Bear stand, so that probably doesn’t count. There was also a custom Assassin from Assassin’s Creed that seemed to be based off of a Highland warrior, that looked cool.
Thero: Would you consider cosplaying in the future?
Aaron: Maybe. Especially if someone dared/paid me to do it.
Thero: Was there anything that you learned from going to Comic Con this year?
Aaron: Make sure I bring a large bag or ask the vendor if they have one large enough for the items I buy.
Thero: Would you recommend going to Comic Con and if so, what advice would you give to someone who has never been?
Aaron: I’d definitely recommend going. I would say make sure you take plenty of cash, as the ATMs at the convention centre charge. Also, download the app. Make sure you can carry the stuff you buy or get someone to cosplay as Lydia from Skyrim and get them to be your pack mule.
And that was my interview with my brother, an experienced Comic Con visitor! Unfortunately, my brother is a bit of a ghost when it comes to social media, so I can’t direct you to where you can go to say hi to him, but I still want to thank Aaron for taking the time to answer my questions.
I hope you guys enjoyed the Comic Con posts and I’ll talk to you soon!
Featured image came from MCM Comic Con’s twitter.