News MCM London Comic Con Begins Friday
The anime and manga-related events are as as follows:
Main Stage Events
Friday May 24
3 p.m. - Guest of Honour Shinichiro Watanabe will present an episode of his series Kids on the Slope, followed by a Q&A.
Saturday May 25
11 a.m. - Hideo Baba, producer of Tales of Xillia, will be on stage; plus a Project X Zone cosplay competition.
11.30 a.m. - Anime Industry panel, featuring Jerome Mazandarani of Manga Entertainment, Tony Allen of MVM and Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited. Plus a live Manga Entertainment podcast. There is a second podcast event on Sunday - see below. On twitter, Manga clarified, "There will be two Manga UK Podcast panels (30 mins each). But the Saturday one will effectively be the Industry panel. We will be recording both and making them available as one bonus podcast to download after Comic Con weekend."
12 noon - Q&A with Shinichiro Watanabe.
4 p.m. Eurocosplay Championship Qualifiers.
Sunday May 26
11.30 a.m. - Second Anime Industry panel, featuring Jerome Mazandarani of Manga Entertainment, Tony Allen of MVM and Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited. Plus a live Manga Entertainment podcast.
3 p.m. - Masquerade.
The following information was given in separate press releases:
- Anime Limited will be at Booth #1003, near the main stage. Shinichiro Watanabe will be signing material at the booth once a day. The signing session times are as follows:
Friday: 4:30pm – 6:30pm at Anime Limited Booth #1003
Saturday: 1:00pm – 2:15pm at Anime Limited Booth #1003
Sunday: 1:00pm – 2:30pm at MyM stand
All the Anime commented, "Despite the fact that Mr. Watanabe will be taking part in signings for three days, it is highly likely that each of these signing events will be very busy. With the times being so limited, please remember that Mr. Watanabe will be signing one item per person. We would like everyone to have a chance to get items signed hence keeping signings to a minimum. Please think of others and respect fans who are also queuing."
- Manga Entertainment have some Comic Con exclusive offers, including a limited edition One Piece Collection 1 tote bag, including One Piece merchandise and the box set, and the Highschool of the Dead "Drifters of the Dead" OVA episode available individually as a DVD.
- Games titles available at the Nintendo Unleashed stand will include:
Wii U - RESIDENT EVIL™ REVELATIONS, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Coaster Crazy Deluxe.
Nintendo 3DS - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Project X Zone, Mario Kart 7, Luigi's Mansion 2.