With MCM Expo around the corner, it’s time to prepare for a day of excitement and fun. Here’s a handy guide to help you survive a London comic con:
- Arrive Early
Parking fills up quickly and public transport can be hectic, so arriving early is key. Aim to get there by 8:30 AM and grab breakfast at a nearby restaurant. This will give you enough time to queue up before the doors open at 10 AM. Don’t forget to check out the schedule and plan your day.
- Virtual Queues
If you’re planning to meet big-name stars, be prepared to join a virtual queue. You can hit them up first, and then come back at your allocated time.
- Dress for Comfort
Comic cons require a lot of walking, standing, and sweating, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Shorts are a good idea even in the winter since venues can get hot. Bring extra deodorant to stay fresh and consider carrying a backpack to store your snacks and memorabilia.
- Pack Essentials
Along with snacks and memorabilia, bring water and a portable charger for your phone. Con prices for food and drink can be exorbitant, so it’s best to bring your own.
- Plan for Breaks
If you need a break, there are tables to sit at, but they fill up quickly. Consider finding a nearby pub to relax and recharge.
- Plan Your Day
To make the most of your time, plan out a strategy for the day. Check out the timetable online beforehand and mark what you want to attend. Make an alternate list in case you can’t get in or don’t want to wait in long lines. If you’re only attending for one day, prioritize the booths/celebrities you’re most interested in and then explore the rest.
With these tips, you’ll be ready to tackle MCM Expo and have a great time.