Episode 214: Simon Pegg MCM Panel

Here is the full Simon Pegg panel from MCM London.

Simon discusses The Dark Crystal, Star Trek, Star Wars, the Cornetto trilogy, Ready Player One and, Spaced.

Simon Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He came to public prominence in the UK as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright. He went on to co-write and star in the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013). He and Nick Frost wrote and starred in the sci-fi film Paul (2011).



Episode 213: Alex Rider MCM Interview

Here is the press room interview for the upcoming ‘Alex Rider’ TV series, by Sony Pictures. Recorded at London’s MCM Comic Con.

Present are Anthony Horowitz (Executive Producer), Guy Burt (Writer), Otto Farrant (Alex Rider), Vicky McClure (Mrs Jones), Ronke Adekoluejo (Jack Starbright).
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Full catherine Tate panel from MCM

Last week, Catherine Tate took part in a Q&A at London’s MCM comic con.

It’s extremely funny and Catherine is exactly how you’d like her to be.

Catherine Tate is an English comedian, actress, and writer. She has won numerous awards for her work on the sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show as well as being nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTA Awards. Following the success of The Catherine Tate Show, Tate played Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas special of Doctor Who and later reprised her role, becoming the Tenth Doctor’s regular companion for the fourth series in 2008.

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Episode 155:Being Human MCM roundtable

In which Martyn, along with 15 other journalists interview the cast of Being Human. Russell Tovey talks about waking up to find an Italian woman in his house, Aidan talks about Poldark and what we can expect from series 2. Lenora Critchlow talks about the joys of living alone and her favourite memory of Being Human.

Being Human was a supernatural comedy-drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse.

Thanks to the guys at MCM for allowing us access.

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Vlog-MCM London, May 2016

This weekend, I Attended the MCM Comic Con it was a fantastic experience. Each year is better than the last. Have a look at what I got up to and some of the wonderful people I met.

Thanks to MCM for inviting me to experience this event, I had an absolute blast. For all information about future MCM Eventes, click here.

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122,634 people attended MCM

This weekend saw record crowds flock to MCM London Comic Con, with 122,634 visitors passing through the doors of Britain’s biggest modern pop culture show. After eclipsing 110k back in October 2014, the event has made a further leap — comfortably breaking the 120k barrier. 

Running over a full three days for the first time, the Excel London event featured everything from movies, videogames and comic books to anime, manga and cosplay – not to mention an amazing line-up of special guests from the world of film and TV.

 

“We’d like to thank everyone who attended for making this MCM London Comic Con our best ever,” said show co-organiser Bryan Cooney. “We hope that you’ll all be able to come back in October for a second — possibly even bigger — instalment in 2015. Tell your friends!”

 

Among the stars meeting fans at the latest London Comic Con were geek goddess Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural); Gillian Anderson, taking part in a panel for indie sci-fi film Robot Overlords; Iain de Caestecker and Nick Blood from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; John Noble (Lord Of The Rings, Fringe, Sleepy Hollow) and Doctor Who’s Sylvester McCoy.

 

Show goers also got to attend Q&A panels featuring Raffey Cassidy from Disney sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, new BBC series Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, ITV drama Jekyll and Hyde, brand new Brit superhero flick SuperBob and YouTube favourites The Yogscast.

 

Joining them were stars from such shows as hit CW superhero drama Arrow, NCIS, The Walking Dead, Once Upon A Time, Orphan Black, Falling Skies, Storage Hunters and Scorpion, plus top voice actors including Hynden Walch, Mark Meer and Gideon Emery and our Anime Guest of Honour, mecha illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin.

 You can see much more from the show by following the MCM Buzz Stage episodes.

 The next MCM London Comic Con is October 23 – 25. Keep an eye on mcmcomiccon.com for more details.

Listen to our interview with Felicia Day 

How to survive a London comic con

With the MCM expo fast approaching, I thought I would compile a handy guide to help you survive a London comic con.

1. Arrive Early

Parking fills up quickly and public transport gets exceedingly busy. I recommend arriving at 8:30 AM and going for breakfast at a local restaurant. You’ll then have plenty of time to queue, before the doors open at 10 AM.
This will also give you time to check out the schedule to see what you would want to do for the day.

2. Virtual queues
A lot of the big-name (most expensive stars) will have a deli ticket style virtual queue. Hit all the big-name stars first, then come back at your allocated time.

3. Go For Comfort

Wear Comfortable shoes and clothing – you will be doing a lot of walking, standing and sweating.
Even in the winter, it will be exceedingly hot in the venue, so shorts are ideal.
Nobody likes a smelly fan, so double spray/roll the amount of deodorant you would normally, I’d also recommend carrying some in a backpack.



4. Take a backpack

Bring a small backpack for your snacks and memorabilia.
Also, think about your phone battery too, a portable charger will set you back about £15.

5. Bring Your Own

Bring water and snacks with you. Con prices for food and drink are ridiculous.
I normally take three small bottles of water, a caffeinated drink, and a couple of bananas.

6. Schedule a Break

If you get tired, there are tables to sit at, but these fill up pretty quickly.
I recommend finding a pub a short walk from the venue.

7. Plan

The best way to make your time at a con enjoyable is to plan out a strategy on how to spend your day. Check out the timetable online before the event and mark what you really want to go. Also, make an alternate list in case you can’t get in or don’t want to wait in a long line. If you’re only going for one day – check the programs and find the booths/celebrities you would be most interested in and check those out first, then check out the other fun stuff.