Our friends at MCM are bringing London Comic Con back this October with more special guests and events than you can shake a stick at (though why you would want to threaten them with a stick is something we’ve never been entirely clear on, but never mind).
With all that’s going on at the ExCel on 25-27 October, it can be hard to work out how to spend your time and what you can’t possibly afford to miss. Fortunately, we’ll compiled this handy guide of Comic Con highlights.
We’ll keep updating this article as more is announced, so be sure to check back again soon.
MCM London Comic Con 2019 tickets
Tickets are on sale now, and come in three flavours – general and priority entry, which are both for day tickets, and weekend entry, which covers Friday to Sunday. Priority and weekend entry include early access, various exclusives and 10% off MCM branded merchandise.
Parents will be happy to hear that two children aged 10 or under can attend for free for each adult ticket.
MCM London Comic Con 2019 guests
Comic Con boasts a host of special guests from film, gaming, TV and the world of online influencers.
Simon Pegg is the convention ‘headliner’ – but be warned, he’ll only be in attendance on Saturday and Sunday. We recently saw him in Amazon’s The Boys (although not as Hughie, the character who was based on his appearance in the original comic).
Three of the kids from It Chapters 1 and 2 – Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff and Jaeden Martell – fresh from their latest brush with Pennywise, will be around all weekend.
On the gaming side, prolific voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North will be in attendance.
Comic Con has some pretty amazing comics guests too. In what is being billed as his final UK convention appearance, legendary artist George Pérez – who will soon see his seminal Crisis On Infinite Earths adapted to TV – will be around all weekend. Secrets Wars writer and former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter will also be at the ExCel, as will veteran artist and frequent Geoff Johns-collaborator Gary Frank.
MCM London Comic Con 2019 events
The schedule has been slowly filling up over the weeks leading up to Comic Con. Here are our top picks:
One for Batman fans: the first episode of Pennyworth will be screening on Friday at 11:30am in the Cinema Truck, followed by a panel with the show’s stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge and Paloma Faith, as well as producer Bruno Heller, at 1pm on the Centre Stage.
Apple TV+ is gaining momentum, and the UK premiere of its new show See will take place on Friday at 3:30pm on the Main Stage, followed by a panel with stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, series creator Steven Knight, and director and executive producer Francis Lawrence.
The End Of The F***ing World has a panel celebrating the iminent launch of its second series on Friday 4pm on the Centre Stage. Charlie Covell, the write of the Channel 4 show, will be joined by Jessica Barden (who plays Alyssa) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘s Naomi Ackie – who has a new role in series two.
Friday at 5pm is The Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-A-Long time on the Main Stage, so warm up those pipes and get your Oogie Boogie on.
Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat will be taking to the Main Stage on Saturday at 2pm to talk about their new BBC One show, Dracula, and offer a sneak peek at the miniseries. They’ll be joined by Claes Bang, the star of the show, and executive producer Sue Vertue.
Fans of The Witcher can get the lowdown on the new Netflix show at 12:00pm on Sunday on the Centre Stage from showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Freya Allan (who plays Princess Ciri), as well as getting a look at new footage.
Pegg’s panel (‘Beam Me Up Simon Pegg’) will take place at 1:15pm on Sunday 27 October on the Main Stage, if you fancy seeing the guest of honour talk about his long and varied career.
A 45-minute gameplay footage preview of Cyberpunk 2077 will also take place over the weekend. More info on that and other London Comic Con events to follow.
Hasbro has three panels lined up celebrating some of their most beloved toy lines: Stars Wars (Saturday at 12:45pm on the Main Stage), Transformers (Saturday at 3:30pm on the Centre Stage) and Marvel (Sunday at 11am on the Main Stage).