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.
On Saturday 27th, my brother and I attended London Comic Con for the third time. This year, we also had our sister, Stacey, and her girlfriend join us for this adventure. So I thought it would be a great idea to talk to my sister about how she found her first ever (and hopefully not last!) Comic Con.
Last Saturday, I went and saw Bat Out of Hell the Musical in London and I thought today, I would share my thoughts on one of the newest additions to the West End. Don’t worry, there won’t be any spoilers in this post!
On my second trip to London, I went to see his world of unending night. To a world where the daylight dissolves into darkness…
Yes, Thero was let loose amongst the visitors at Madame Tussauds…
If you caught my status update late Friday, then you’re probably aware that I was going to London Comic Con on Saturday. Well, I survived the masses and I’m back to let you know how I got on!
On Saturday I went to my first ever Comic Con in London! As I’ve never been to a convention before I didn’t know what to expect, but I went away from the day loving every minute of it (and a purse that felt slightly lighter…). My highlights of the day were seeing the incredible cosplay costumes, being able to play a demo of Lego Jurassic World and being able to get a plush Happy from Fairy Tail!
Since this was my first convention, I have a learnt a number of things which will help me the next time I go. And in no particular order they are:
- Priority tickets are worth the price. The couple of hours you get allows you to scout out the place and gives you a chance to check out the more popular displays ahead of the crowd.
- Programme guides are vital. This should have been an obvious one, but we didn’t pick ours up until a couple hours into the convention, which means we missed out on some the panels and displays. Plus it had a really handy map.
- Be aware that some things will be incredibly popular. We were glad we had a go on the Lego Jurassic World demo when we did, as later on the area was packed.
- Some sellers sell the same thing. There were a lot of sellers selling items like Funko Pop figures, so make sure to shop around and get the best price.
- And finally, the convention centre gets really, really hot, so make sure you don’t dress for winter and bring/buy plenty of water.
I definitely would recommend going to Comic Con and I would certainly go again. If you missed the MCM Comic Con in London this time, it will be back in October so keep an eye on the website: http://www.mcmcomiccon.com/london/
To tell you where I’ve been!
Wow. That was way more corny on screen that it was in my head… Anyways, this is just a really quick post, since I’m still hyped about yesterday. Hyped about what? I hear the voices in my head say. Well, I went to London with a friend of mine and we saw the Lion King in the West End (I an hear the groans now, as someone gets the title of this post…).
And let me cut right to the chase, it was completely worth it. To be honest, I don’t think I could really do the musical justice but let me say, if you love the Lion King or musicals in general, you really should see this show. I can’t really fault the show at all, the costumes were amazing; the additional songs fit in with the ones taken from the film and the adaptation of the scenes from film were incredible (seriously the stampede scene was really well done). Like I said before, the Lion King surpassed my expectations and I left the theatre feeling very nostalgic.
OK, I can see this post sounds very gushy and perhaps a little bit hyper but you know what? Hakuna Matata. 🙂