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London Expo was this weekend!
So much awesome, so here's my take on how it all went down!

Friday. Up, ready, packed and out the door by 8:00am!
I have my case and backpack. It looks warm, so i'm in a polo shirt and my Hatsune Miku baseball cap.
Train, 9:55.
In the London tube network from just after 11:00.
Euston, Bank, Woolwich. Boom! Hotel, In. Shower.
Cosplay. The Villager, from Animal Crossing.
Expo.
The queuing system!
What the effing crap?
We are literally walking up and down the same barriers we always do, except they are not there, we are just pretending they are, and this time, they are [not] on the grass outside the Novotel.
When the Live Action game of Snake is over, we move to the waterfront and collect our wristbands.
No big deal, took about 40 minutes, which is a lot longer than it usually takes, but we're good.
First impressions: Space. There is so much space. There appeared to be less dealers, and they were more spaced out. Kudos, MCM. Really well played there!
Was a bit confused by some of the apparently random exhibitors though, including, but not limited to a car manufacturer and a university...
Grabbed a pack of pokemon cards, pikachu hat (didn't everyone), and a code for the new demo.

 photo 033_zpsc66a2622.jpg

Visited Rising Star games, and had a few photos in a mock stand-off with another Villager.
And Baymax!
I bloody found Baymax!
If you follow me on Tumblr, you probably know I'm a little excited about Big Hero 6!
Definitely coming back for a selfie tomorrow!

 photo 025_zps025270d2.jpg

Saturday. It's early morning, and I'm up, and on the DLR by 8:20
Today, I'm at Expo as Hiro Hamada from Big Hero 6.
In the expo hall, pick up some leaflets and adverts, buy some Pocky and have a more detailed look round.
Why are the bootleg figures so expensive? And why were there so many of them? I'd much rather buy legitimate merch!
Got a photo with mah robot!

 photo 028_zps2a4b60ee.jpg

Got to the Disney meet by about 1:30pm, and was instantly recognised.
Got into loads of photos and got some photos with a Gogo Tomago cosplayer.
Stayed round until about 4pm.
Watched a few trailers, and saw a few people I knew, then headed back to the hotel.

Sunday, running a little later today.
Villager again, this time, looking slightly more sinister, covered in fake blood!

 photo 034_zpsd4f0ad6e.jpg

By the time I got to Expo, I had little more than 6 hours left to close down everything I wanted to get done.
Signed up for Neo, bought a few DVDs, sweets, and found several things I had wanted had sold out. Worst part is I told myself on Friday it would, but didn't want to spend all my money at the start of the convention!
5:00pm, The tannoy announcements started to get more regular and more desperate, as most people attempted to get in last minute shopping. 
Bought some Japanese teas, and a mixed bag of random things and a couple of comics, before I was eventually evicted at 5:35pm.

Monday, Checked out of the hotel at 11:00, and took the 12:13 train back to Northampton.
See you all in May!

I'm Richard.
And I'm Out! :)
  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Reading: Metro
  • Playing: Pokémon
  • Eating: Pocky
  • Drinking: Tea

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Midlands MCM Expo 2015 - Sat. 14th Feb 2015 @ ???

Birmingham MCM Expo 2015 - Sat. 21st Mar 2015 @ ???
Birmingham MCM Expo 2015 - Sun. 22nd Mar 2015 @ ???

London MCM Expo 27 - Fri. 22nd May 2015 @ ???
London MCM Expo 27 - Sat. 23rd May 2015 @ ???
London MCM Expo 27 - Sun. 24th May 2015 @ ???

London MCM Expo 28 - Fri. 23rd Oct 2015 @ ???
London MCM Expo 28 - Sat. 24th Oct 2015 @ ???
London MCM Expo 28 - Sun. 25th Oct 2015 @ ???



Past Events

London MCM Expo 26 - Sun. 26th Oct 2014 @ Villager
London MCM Expo 26 - Sat. 25th Oct 2014 @ Hiro Hamada
London MCM Expo 26 - Fri. 24th Oct 2014 @ Villager

London MCM Expo 25 - Sun. 25th May 2014 @ Junpei Tenmyouji
London MCM Expo 25 - Sat. 24th May 2014 @ Chris Thorndyke
London MCM Expo 25 - Fri. 23th May 2014 @ Chris Thorndyke

Midlands MCM Expo 2014 - Sat. 15th Feb 2014 @ Junpei Tenmyouji

London MCM Expo 24 - Sun. 27th Oct 2013 @ Peyo
London MCM Expo 24 - Sat. 26th Oct 2013 @ Peyo
London MCM Expo 24 - Fri. 25th Oct 2013 @ OptimisticRebel

London MCM Expo 23 - Sun. 26 May 2013 @ Quote
London MCM Expo 23 - Sat. 25 May 2013 @ Chris Thorndyke
London MCM Expo 23 - Fri. 24 May 2013 @ Love Machine

Midlands MCM Expo 2013 - Sat. 19th Feb 2013 @ Chris Thorndyke

London MCM Expo 22 - Sun. 28th Oct 2012 @ Chris Thorndyke
London MCM Expo 22 - Sat. 27th Oct 2012 @ Quote
London MCM Expo 22 - Fri. 26th Oct 2012 @ Clive Dove

London MCM Expo 21 - Sun. 27th May 2012 @ Quote
London MCM Expo 21 - Sat. 26th May 2012 @ Luke Triton
London MCM Expo 21 - Fri. 25th May 2012 @ Myself

Birmingham MCM Expo 2012 - Sat. 31st Mar 2012 @ Ash Ketchum

Midlands MCM Expo 2012 - Sat. 18th Feb 2012 @ OptimisticRebel

London MCM Expo 20 - Sun. 30th Oct 2011 @ Love Machine
London MCM Expo 20 - Sat. 29th Oct 2011 @ Clive Dove
London MCM Expo 20 - Fri. 28th Oct 2011 @ Myself

Birmingham Cosplay Meet - Sat. 27th Aug 2011 @ Myself

London MCM Expo 19 - Sun. 29th May 2011 @ Luke Triton
London MCM Expo 19 - Sat. 28th May 2011 @ Ash Ketchum

Midlands MCM Expo 2011 - Sat. 19th Feb 2011 @ Prof. Layton

London MCM Expo 18 - Sat. 30th Oct 2010 @ Luke Triton
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London Expo was this weekend!
So much awesome, so here's my take on how it all went down!

Friday. Up, ready, packed and out the door by 8:00am!
I have my case and backpack. It looks warm, so i'm in a polo shirt and my Hatsune Miku baseball cap.
Train, 9:55.
In the London tube network from just after 11:00.
Euston, Bank, Woolwich. Boom! Hotel, In. Shower.
Cosplay. The Villager, from Animal Crossing.
Expo.
The queuing system!
What the effing crap?
We are literally walking up and down the same barriers we always do, except they are not there, we are just pretending they are, and this time, they are [not] on the grass outside the Novotel.
When the Live Action game of Snake is over, we move to the waterfront and collect our wristbands.
No big deal, took about 40 minutes, which is a lot longer than it usually takes, but we're good.
First impressions: Space. There is so much space. There appeared to be less dealers, and they were more spaced out. Kudos, MCM. Really well played there!
Was a bit confused by some of the apparently random exhibitors though, including, but not limited to a car manufacturer and a university...
Grabbed a pack of pokemon cards, pikachu hat (didn't everyone), and a code for the new demo.

 photo 033_zpsc66a2622.jpg

Visited Rising Star games, and had a few photos in a mock stand-off with another Villager.
And Baymax!
I bloody found Baymax!
If you follow me on Tumblr, you probably know I'm a little excited about Big Hero 6!
Definitely coming back for a selfie tomorrow!

 photo 025_zps025270d2.jpg

Saturday. It's early morning, and I'm up, and on the DLR by 8:20
Today, I'm at Expo as Hiro Hamada from Big Hero 6.
In the expo hall, pick up some leaflets and adverts, buy some Pocky and have a more detailed look round.
Why are the bootleg figures so expensive? And why were there so many of them? I'd much rather buy legitimate merch!
Got a photo with mah robot!

 photo 028_zps2a4b60ee.jpg

Got to the Disney meet by about 1:30pm, and was instantly recognised.
Got into loads of photos and got some photos with a Gogo Tomago cosplayer.
Stayed round until about 4pm.
Watched a few trailers, and saw a few people I knew, then headed back to the hotel.

Sunday, running a little later today.
Villager again, this time, looking slightly more sinister, covered in fake blood!

 photo 034_zpsd4f0ad6e.jpg

By the time I got to Expo, I had little more than 6 hours left to close down everything I wanted to get done.
Signed up for Neo, bought a few DVDs, sweets, and found several things I had wanted had sold out. Worst part is I told myself on Friday it would, but didn't want to spend all my money at the start of the convention!
5:00pm, The tannoy announcements started to get more regular and more desperate, as most people attempted to get in last minute shopping. 
Bought some Japanese teas, and a mixed bag of random things and a couple of comics, before I was eventually evicted at 5:35pm.

Monday, Checked out of the hotel at 11:00, and took the 12:13 train back to Northampton.
See you all in May!

I'm Richard.
And I'm Out! :)
  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Reading: Metro
  • Playing: Pokémon
  • Eating: Pocky
  • Drinking: Tea
Been in London since noon, expo is fun, more space, and the queuing system... Well, nothing's perfect.
MCM, you're awesome!

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