London MCM Expo May 2009

After a fun-filled weekend at the “UK’s Largest Entertainment Show’s” 15th London MCM Expo I attended on Sunday it has sadly now come to an end. But while I was there I took lots of pictures with my 10MP Hitachi Digital Camera with 90% chances of the picture coming out blurry due to its gentle shock sensor which made me very sad.

The Expo was a lot of fun in my opinion, and despite the fact that the world is currently facing the financial crisis, the Expo managed to retain everything by keeping the same sized venue with packed stands everywhere, the venue was big but not in the term big where its like there multi floors where you go or the size of Michel Jackson’s mansion. It was just a large, squared venue, which took up like a corner of the whole exhibition.

Also there were a fair amount of cosplayers (and fyi I didn’t since that takes time to make, or to simply buy but cosplays are over-expensive when you buy online <_<) Including characters from RPG games like Final Fantasy to characters from Animu/Mango like Bleach. But compared to the previous years I attended this year there were a lack of Naruto cosplayers, as there were like hundreds of people cosplaying Naruto back in 2007, which made me intimidated as there were Naruto clones everywhere, it seems like the Narutard fad is dieing out a little bit…

The Expo didn’t just promoted Animu/Mango and game, since its “the UK’s Largest Entertainment Show” it also had stands promoting trading card games such as the hit TV show Lost, Battlestar Galactica and Buffy, new movies coming out later this year including Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Franklyn, 20th Century Boys, Inglorious Basterds and Land of the Lost.

Not only Movies and the media but also the Expo also included Guest stars every year, this year they had Linda Hamilton, Tony Curtus, James Duval, Lindsay Wagner and many more. Also more then 35 comic artist also attended the expo, promoting their works for the public to feast their eyes on. Game publishers were also at the Expo, promoting their soon-to-be blockbuster games this year, including; Atari, Koei, Rising Star, Eidos, Capcom, Ankama, Esdevium, Ubisoft, Wizards of the Coast, Upper Deck and much, much more.

Also in the Expo what’s more tradition as there’s also a masquerade taking place in the afternoon, where cosplayers take the aile and do a cat-walk-like fashion show, perform skits to entertain the audience, and not forgetting the competition to compete for many cosplaying awards splitted into categories. But to watch the masquerade its going to be a lot difficult, since there’re limited seats at the portable stage, a limited amount of tickets to watch the show are available throughout the day, but its on a first-come-first-serve basis, so tickets won’t last long. Unfortunately for me, I was too late when I got there… =( But fear not! since I took a lot of pictures of the cosplayers after the Expo had ended, and all the cosplayers were all gathered outside ready for a photo shoot or either waiting for the bus/train to go back home.

So anyways, here are the pictures I took on Sunday at the London MCM Expo~! If you’re reading from the home page then click the link below to read on and view the photos I took!

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The Life-size model of Bumblebee’s car form promoting the movie sequel; Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen snd the game.
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Close-up =D
First cosplayer photo I took! Wonder what happened to him...
First cosplayer photo I took! Wonder what happened to him…
TokyoToys promoting their stuff~ lol Haruhi + Naruto
TokyoToys promoting their stuff~ lol Haruhi + Naruto
Hand stamp =] So that I can come out and come in to get fewd and water~
Hand stamp~ So that I can come out and come in to get fewd and water~
FURRIES!!!!!!!! D=
FURRIES!!!!!!!! D=
Ice Age 3 promo.
Ice Age 3 promo.
Hurray! Necklaces!
Hurray! Necklaces!
Plushies~
Plushies~
This is where main peformances take place, including the masquerade~
This is where main peformances take place, including the masquerade~
More furries... -_-
More furries… -_-
More cosplayers~ Dont point that thing near me...
More cosplayers~ Don’t point that thing near me…
YESSSSS! SOUL EATER!!!!!!!! =D
YESSSSS! SOUL EATER!!!!!!!! =D
Free... Swine Flu? =0
Free… Swine Flu? =0
Trailer showcasing the upcoming movie; Blood: The Last Vampire
Trailer showcasing the upcoming movie; Blood: The Last Vampire
Wendy and Marge? Random much?
Wendy and Marge? Random much?
Sora from Kingdom Heart~! Nice manga style hair~
Sora from Kingdom Heart~! Nice manga style hair~
Code Geass~
Code Geass illustrations~
Overpriced bags~
Overpriced bags~
The KOEI stand, mainly promoting Dynasty Warriors new game for the PSP~
The KOEI stand, mainly promoting Dynasty Warrior’s new game for the PSP~
Rising Star~ Promoting many games~
Rising Star~ Promoting many games~
Monster Hunter
Monster Hunter Freedom UNITE competitions took place~
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Cosplay items~ In which this case; swords~
Its pretty rare to see current anime airing on Japanese TV merchandise to be imported right away in another country~~~
Its pretty rare to see current anime airing on Japanese TV merchandise to be imported right away in another country~~~
Nekko~~~
Nekko~~~
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OMGZ Jewellery…
Look at the many people playing Dofus~
Look at the many people playing Dofus~
Hmmm...
Hmmm…
Because of the recent release of a new episode of Haruhi~
Because of the recent release of a new episode of Haruhi~
Old School goods such as Eva and Astro Boy =]
Old School goods such as Eva and Astro Boy =
More bags~
More bags~
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More accessories~
Cosplay hats~
Cosplay hats~
Even though it states in the message, there were no H... -sob-
Even though it states in the message, there were no H… -sob-
lolz
Shana + Poker....
Shana + Poker….
We reach the bottom left of the venue~
We reach the bottom left of the venue~
Queens Blade Ero Figures~!!!
Queens Blade Ero Figures~!!!
Entire Collection~
Entire Collection~
More new merchandise~
More new merchandise~
hewt
More Ero figures~!
More non-ero figures xD
More non-ero figures xD
Here are some more expensive figures with the cheapest coming at £40...
Here are some more expensive figures mainly Lucky Star with the cheapest coming at £40…
Aww... The plushies that didnt go home with anybody...
Aww… The plushies that didn’t go home with anybody…
See the irony?
See the irony?
o_O
o_O
Dont forget the NERV~
Don’t forget the NERV~
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Well the Expo is coming to an end, cosplay photo rush!!
Teh furryz ish backz!
Teh furryz ish backz!
Link and her friend!
Link and her friend!
Oh noez! Shopz closing!!
Oh noez! Shopz closing!!
Miku and Sakura!
Miku and Sakura!
Characters from Final Fantasy!
Characters from Final Fantasy!
w00t! The Espada! +Hiyori
w00t! The Espada! +Hiyori
Zetsubou Sensei!
Zetsubou Sensei!
Somebody caused a mess there...
Somebody caused a mess there…
Random plane~
Random plane~
Kisuke Urahara from Bleach!
Kisuke Urahara from Bleach!
OMGZ Pack of cosplayers~!
OMGZ Pack of cosplayers~!
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Its those damn meddling kids! D<
heau heau~
heau heau~
Yugi
Its Yami, Malik and the Dark Magician Girl!
Inuyasha!
Inuyasha!
Hello there~
Hello there~
I remember this outfit from somewhere...
I remember this outfit from somewhere…
Characters from Dynasty Warriors!
Characters from Dynasty Warriors!
Umm... This is from somewhere...
Umm… This is from somewhere…

This what I brought and snagged from the free stuff table from the Expo!

Hayate the combat butler Volumes 9 - 11 translated in English by Viz!
Hayate the combat butler Volumes 9 – 11 translated in English by Viz!
D. Gray-Man Wallet!
D. Gray-Man Wallet!
Zero no Tsukaima, D. Gray-Man and Haruhi necklaces!
Zero no Tsukaima, D. Gray-Man and Haruhi necklaces!
Free posters!
Free posters!
More freebees including leaflets advertising otaku-related stuff and 3 copies of the Expos Show Guide!
More freebees including leaflets advertising otaku-related stuff and 3 copies of the Expo’s Show Guide!
And to top it all of my stamp when I got home.
And to top it all of my stamp when I got home.

Well that is pretty much it fir the 15th London MCM Expo, the UK’s Largest Entertainment Show”, the 16th Expo will be taking place on the 24th-25th of October, which I’ll be likely to be attending as well, also there are chances that the “JapanEX” Expo will be coming back this coming July, like it did back in 2007 but unfortunately didn’t in 2008, but no announcement have been made at this point, so I’ll have to keep that in mind…

Update: JapanEX not happening this year, most likely due to the current state of the economical climate… -__-

Well I’ll think I’ll end this post here since this is like the longest blog post I ever did for now…

So until then~

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