News London MCM Expo Schedule Details
The following anime, manga, games and cosplay-related events are scheduled at MCM Expo from Friday October 26 to Sunday October 28. The event is at the ExCel Centre, ten minutes by train from Canary Wharf in the London Docklands. A full schedule can be found on the event's facebook page (to see it at full size, click download and then zoom in).
- Saturday 3p.m to 4p.m.: Manga Entertainment will host a one-hour podcast in Theatre B.
- Sunday 12 noon to 1 p.m.: The Manga Industry panel will take place in Theatre B.
- The voice actor Liam O'Brien will be doing signings at the following times: Saturday 12 noon to 1.30 p.m at the Manga Entertainment stand; 3 p.m. to 4 p.m at the Namco stand; Sunday 10.30 to 12 noon at Manga Entertainment stand and 1p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Namco stand.
- There will be a Mini Masquerade on Saturday at 1.30 p.m. on the JapanEX/Totally Cosplay stage, followed by the Eurocosplay contest at 4.30 p.m. The main Cosplay Masquerade will take place on Sunday at 3.pm. to 5 p.m. in Theatre A.
- The JapanExpo/Totally Cosplay stage hosts a Q&A with the EuroCosplay judges on Sunday at 1130-1230, and the winners at 1230 to 1 p.m.
- Other gaming events take place at Theatre C. On Saturday, there will be a demo of Naruto Shippūden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 at 3.30 p.m; the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 UK final at 4 p.m.; and demos of Ni no Kuni (featuring animation by Studio Ghibli) and Tales of Xillia at 5p.m. The latter event is repeated on Sunday at 3p.m. to 4p.m..
Finally, not part of the event, there will be an Afterparty on Saturday, hosted by Neo magazine and Japan Underground. It starts at 8p.m. at Bloomsbury Lanes in Bedford Way (directions); full details are here.
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