MCM Expo: May 2009

On the 23rd and 24th of May, London’s Excel Centre played host to the MCM (movies, comics and media) Expo convention. It’s a great place for fans of Japanese culture to dress up in costume, meet like minded fans and check out new games from their favourite publishers. There are tons of stalls selling anime, manga, figurines and video games. Below are some of the pictures I took in my trip up to the convention.

Leaving Bournemouth at some ridiculous time in the morning. *Yawn*

Leaving Bournemouth at some ridiculous time in the morning. *Yawn*

PSP and a copy of GamesTM; what more do you need on a train journey?

PSP and a copy of GamesTM; what more do you need on a train journey?

Off the train at Waterloo station

Off the train at Waterloo station

With half the underground lines shut, coffee was needed to work out an alternate route!

With half the underground lines shut, coffee was needed to work out an alternate route!

Stormtroopers are very, very cool

Stormtroopers are very, very cool

Chozen noodles, simply brilliant fast food

Chozen noodles, simply brilliant fast food

The entrance line was stupidly long

The entrance line was stupidly long

Lots of Gundam merchandise to drool over

Lots of Gundam merchandise to drool over

The MMORPG Dofus was free to try out

The MMORPG Dofus was free to try out

Some of the costumes were made with a lot of tender care

Some of the costumes were made with a lot of tender care

A host of anime themed games were being promoted

A host of anime themed games were being promoted

Naruto Shippuuden: Ultimate Ninja 4

Naruto Shippuuden: Ultimate Ninja 4

Family Trainer, using a dance mat controller for the Wii

Family Trainer, using a dance mat controller for the Wii

Family Ski & Snowboard, using the Balance Board on Wii

Family Ski & Snowboard, using the Balance Board on Wii

Rygar, shown at the Tecmo stall

Rygar, shown at the Tecmo stall

Batman: Arkham Asylum demo was available!

Batman: Arkham Asylum demo was available!

Bumblebee, promoting Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Bumblebee, promoting Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Our Expo crew; i'm in the orange

Our Expo crew; i'm in the orange

You can find out more about the Expo at the official website here and here. I had a great time and will no doubt be attending the next London MCM Expo which is set for October 24th and 25th. Next week is my thoughts and opinions on the PSP game Daxter!

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2 thoughts on “MCM Expo: May 2009

  1. Nice photos man.

    Non MCM question – is GamesTM a good read? I get Edge and Play, which I really enjoy but if I’m stuck with a long journey and want to pick up a different game mag I’m never sure what one to go for.

  2. GamesTM is pretty expensive, but as far as multiformat magazines go it’s one of my favourites. Perhaps not the best for reviews, but the features and interviews are great. They do a lot of cultural pieces (retro musicians using Gameboys and Amigas to play music?!) which you don’t always find elsewhere.

    Give it a try; £4.50 might seem a lot, but it always takes me the full month to read!

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