London: What to do in the Week-end

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Federica De Marco

 

Save the dates: 28, 29 and 30 October.

Free yourselves from commitments because one of the most important events for comics is coming to town. We are clearly talking about the MCM London Comic Con, the UK’s largest fair dedicated to the modern pop culture. Literally comic convention.

Absolutely not to be missed by fans of science fiction, movies, anime, and comic book collectors. The last year edition has counted more than 120 thousand people but forecasts for this year are even higher.

Once again, the ExCel Exhibition Centre in Newham will host the big show with movies, esports, TV shows, cartoons, anime and the latest technology games.

On top of the programme, you will find the Comic Village, a dedicated area for independent comic artists; VidFest for YouTube stars of the future; PopAsia for all Asian-inspired stuff and finally, Memorabilia, a paradise for collectors.

A couple of celebrities will sparkle the show: Howard Charles, star from the TV series The Musketeers and Sylvester McCoy from Doctor Who.

Let’s see some of the highlights: The EuroCosplay Championships in which each European country will line up a costumed competitor just to win the competition among nerds singing out loud Japanese pop music and initials of cartoon themes.

But there is something more: do not miss the MCM Party on Saturday night starting from 8:30 pm until all’1am: some internationally renowned DJs will perform at the Gold Theatre, mixing popular songs from anime and video games, bringing the geeky electro house directly on the dance floor.

Just out of curiosity: the Italian excellence peeks out at the Comic Con.

The famous horror composer Fabio Frizzi, eclectic author of soundtracks from many TV series and more than 70 films, will take part at Comic Con on Friday. He is so well known for his works that one of his credit, from the movie Seven Notes in Black (directed by Fabio Fulci in 1977), has been included in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 by Quentin Tarantino.

Tickets from £15 are available on www.mcmexpostore.com.

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