Last Saturday I attended the 2nd ever Manchester MCM Expo Event. This was the first time at the event for me so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Yes, I knew the sort of crowd that would turn up, but I really did not know how many people would show. For one of the hottest days of the year in a season of unprecedented rainfall, this was quite a crowd.
Not only did they turn up by in their thousands, but also in an almighty sea of costumes. Cosplayers are certainly a dedicated bunch. Though I could understand those ladies that turned up in next to nothing, (as their favorite character in mini-knickers) I could not quite get my head around the hordes in what can only be described as sweat wear. If they were wearing it, they were most definitely sweating!
All in all though it made a fun and arguably more interesting day for me. I was locked firmly behind my table, No toilet breaks & certainly no movement in my lower body by the end of the day. The crowds were crazy, I had people ten deep at my table, so much so at times they would be blocking off the aisle. But I could not waiver, I thought if those cosplayers can do it, so can I!
So here's a small sampling of my work for the day. Enjoy!
I will be attending the Manchester MCM Expo for the 1st time this coming Saturday 21st July. You will find me in the Comic Village section. Where you will be able get sketches of your favorite characters, prints & original Comic Artwork direct from me.
The event is being held at 'Manchester Central' tickets are available from only £8.00. Plus children go free!
I will be a Guest this coming weekend at the London Film & Comic Con. There will be a Comic Area with hosted panels and a special design area for autographs, commissions, original artwork and one-of-a-kind sketches. You will find me amongst such comic legends as Alan Davis, Garry Frank and Jim Starlin!
Guests from Film & TV include: Gillian Anderson (X-files), John Simm (Life on Mars), Norman Reedus (Walking Dead) Karl Urban (Dread, ), Alex Winter (Bill & Ted), Hayden Panettiere (Heroes), Adam Baldwin (Firefly), Michael Winslow (Police Acadamy), even Ke Huy Quan (Indiana & the Goonies!) + many many more!
Saturday / Sunday: Early entry from 9am - £12 (all ages). Standard entry from 11am - £6 adults, £3 children (aged 12 and under). Under 4s go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Doors open: 9am to 6pm both days. Last admission 5.30pm.
See you there!
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