'08 - MCM Expo.
on the 24th I went to the MCM Expo at ExCeL
in London. MCM stands for Movies & Comic
Media but their website was full of Anime and
Manga so instead of wearing a Star Trek
uniform as I usually do I wore a Ghost in the
Shell T-shirt instead.
It was a
brilliant show with masses and masses of
stuff to buy, there were hundreds of comics
and DVD's on sale. I always have a rule of
not buying anything that can otherwise be
bought somewhere else, but there was so much
there I could have easily spent 1000's of
pounds if I had the money.
arena wasn't as big as a lot of other shows I've
been to and there were so many people there
it was packed. We were shoulder to shoulder
at some of the stands. I had to wait for an
hour in the queue to get in.
95% of people were in costume including
people selling things at the stands and I
felt out of place expecially because I was on
my own. I was going to go with someone but
they couldn't come after all. :(
were a lot of people holding boards saying 'free
hugs' and hugging people. I never hugged
anyone because most were young teen women and
I felt awkward about hugging a teen girl.
was also a giant inflatable Stay Puft man
from the Ghostbusters movie as well as their
car. I don't know if the car was the original
one or a mockup but I assume it was genuine.
were loads of people in costume, there was a
man dressed as a schoolgirl, a dalek, an
alien, stormtroopers, soldiers, a fox, the
Laughing Man (from Ghost in the Shell), women
in bandages covered with blood, Ulala from
Space Channel 5, Power Rangers, and hundreds
more. Next time I'll wear a costume. :)
a manga starter kit with special pens and
paper, some Japanese sweets, a Ghost in the
Shell music video DVD with CD, a Ghost in the
Shell Motoko wall scroll, a picture of me
drawn by a manga artist and some comics.
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