MCM London Comic Con Schedule Details
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The following anime, manga, games and cosplay-related events are scheduled at MCM London Comic Con from Friday May 23 to Sunday May 25. The event is at the ExCel Centre in the London Docklands. More details of the schedule can be found here.
- Saturday 4 p.m to 5 p.m.: The Manga Entertainment Panel will be in Theatre A, featuring Jeremy Graves, Jerome Mazandarani and Andrew Hewson. It will include news on the UK release of Attack On Titan, the Blu-ray Ghost In The Shell, and new title announcements.
- Sunday 3 p.m to 3.45 p.m.: The Anime Industry Panel in Theatre B will feature representatives from Manga Entertainment, Anime Limited, MVM Entertainment and Aniplex of America.
- There will also be a panel featuring Aniplex of America on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. (Theatre B).
- Atsushi Takahashi (pictured right), the director of the Blue Exorcist movie, will appear together with producer Inoue Takamitsu on Saturday from 12 noon to 12.45 p.m. in Theatre B. Takahashi also directed the series Rideback, was Assistant Director on Spirited Away, and has credits on such anime as Space Dandy, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine and Paranoia Agent. The producer Takamitsu has worked at Production I.G and Aniplex, and was involved in the development of Naruto and Shiki.
- The voice actor Wendee Lee, pictured left, will take part in a Voice Artist Panel on Friday from 4 p.m. to 5p.m. (Theatre A). She will also appear on the Games Stage on Sunday at 1 p.m., talking about her work voicing videogames. She will be doing signings at the MYM stand on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m, and again from 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, and again from 2 p.m to 3 p.m. Lee's credits include voicing Haruhi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Faye Valentine in Cowboy Bebop, Kagro in Ninja Scroll, Konata in Lucky Star and Yuri in Dirty Pair.
- Cosplay - There will be a 'How to Start?' panel on Friday from 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on the PopAsia stage, followed by a Eurocosplay Q&A. The Eurocosplay Qualifer on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. is followed by the Cosplay Masquerade on Sunday from 3.pm. to 5 p.m.. Both of these events take place in Theatre A.
- Bandai Namco's presentation will take place on Saturday from 12 noon to 1.30 p.m. in Theatre A.. According to the MCM website, it will 'present on stage the next instalments of the Tales JRPG series by special guest from Japan, Series Producer Hideo Baba.'