This weekend see’s one of the biggest comic conventions of the year for UK residents.
The London Film and Comic Con will be held at Earl’s Court Two in London, and will run from Friday 11th – Sunday 13th July.
Guests include the likes Michael Biehn, George Romero, Summer Glau, Jason Mewes, Lena Headey, Michael Madsen, Milo Ventimiglia, Sharni Vinson, John Hurt and the great Stan Lee in his final official European date.
On a personal note, I have been to a few comic conventions before and I mostly make the short journey to Birmingham for the MCM convention they hold in March and November. But this is the first time I have ventured out of the West Midlands to such an event.
The guest list alone is worth the price of admission, but there is much more going on this weekend than the chance to meet a few icons of geek and popular culture.
The London Film and Comic Con have created different zones for people’s various interests. Along with the usual staples of a convention like this, i.e. cosplay and comics, there will also be zones dedicated to books, anime, video games and budding artists.
Each zone promises to have something unique and will present attendees with a real variety of things to see and do.
The book zone itself will be holding the UK’s first Young Adult Literature Convention. This event will be hosted by Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman and will be held over the Saturday and Sunday during the LFCC. There will be the chance to join workshops, visit publisher stands, receive signings and look at upcoming publications.
This is certainly the biggest convention I have ever attended, and it is by far the most star-studded. I plan to have a review up of the event by the middle of next week, and I will do my best to take as many pictures as possible.
Ticket prices start at £8 for anyone attending after 11am on Saturday and Sunday. While early bird prices are set at £15 for those wishing to get up extra early and get another two hours in between 9am and 11am. There is also a special preview of the event on Friday night between 6pm and 9pm with tickets set at £6.
By the way, if anyone is attending this weekend, I will be there all day on Saturday and will likely be the person you see getting kicked out for getting too close to Sharni Vinson.
Full details of the event can be found at the London Film and Comic Con website.