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The Final Frontier: Voice Actor and Sci-Fi Superfan Vic Mignogna at MCM London Comic Con

The Final Frontier: Voice Actor and Sci-Fi Superfan Vic Mignogna at MCM London Comic Con
A veteran of MCM Comic Cons, the lovable Vic Mignogna was able to come back this weekend to say hi to the UK with another panel. The show opened up with a video from one of Vic’s live concerts, where he plays an assortment of anime songs and popular tracks; then he came on stage, and promptly walked off as he decided standing up on the stage and talking down at the audience was a bit too impersonal. Walking through the starry-eyed rows of the... 

Shinichiro Watanabe: A Dandy Man at MCM London Comic Con

Shinichiro Watanabe: A Dandy Man at MCM London Comic Con
This year, MCM London Comic Con and Anime Limited welcomed the arrival of esteemed anime director Shinichiro Watanabe as a special guest. Best known for Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, Watanabe’s panel this year coincides with the release of two new series’ he’s been leading: Space Dandy, a wildly popular anime about an interstellar adventurer’s wacky travels across the galaxy, and Terror in Resonance, a more serious show about... 

EuroCosplay 2014 Winner Crowned at MCM London Comic Con

EuroCosplay 2014 Winner Crowned at MCM London Comic Con
Photo by Sarah Tsang With the title of EuroCosplay champion 2014 up for grabs and a total of 41 entrants competing for the coveted top spot, the 2014 Eurocosplay Championships at MCM London Comic Con was certainly a battle to behold. The Netherlands had taken the crown for the last two years running, but did anyone stop them from making it a hat-trick? The competition was hosted by MCM Community Manager and cosplay team leader, Joe “ Granny Gertrude”... 

Interview with Manga Artist Sarah Childs (Gyzra Ink) at MCM London Comic Con

Interview with Manga Artist Sarah Childs (Gyzra Ink) at MCM London Comic Con
One of the fastest growing parts of the event at all of the MCM Comic Con events is that of the Comic Village, a place where comics meet in cavalcade of colour and creativity. One of the reasons for this recent growth is the explosion of indie comic book writers and artists who are attending the event to sell/exhibit their work. One such artist is the talented Sarah Childs. MCM Buzz spoke to her about how she became an artist, her favourite MCM Comic... 

The Twisted World of Prosthetics – Secrets of the Trade at MCM London Comic Con

The Twisted World of Prosthetics – Secrets of the Trade at MCM London Comic Con
Ben Fallaize gave MCM London Comic Con goers an insight into the world of a prosthetics artist during Friday’s panel. Here is a rundown on the tips, tricks and stories that were revealed by Ben and his assistant. First tip; prepare the skin. People have many different types of skin like dry or oily so the chemicals that will be used during the make up process will react differently to each person. Ben prefers using latex rather than silicone in... 

Cosplay interview with Kei of EZCosplay

Cosplay interview with Kei of EZCosplay
J-rock is a huge genre and style of sound that promotes Japanese rock music around the world. There are sub categories and genres that spur off the initial title of J-rock along with the fashion that surrounds the name as well. With anime-esque hair, outlandish clothing, men dressed as women, women performing deep growling vocals, and a mix of classical, rock, heavy metal, and pop combined to create unique and unforgettable songs. Now it’s... 

Biomecha – An Interview with Pink Apple Jam

Biomecha – An Interview with Pink Apple Jam
Launched in 1995, Biomecha is among the first British independent comics to have been inspired by Japanese manga and anime. After almost twenty years of hard work, creator Laura Watton-Davies, who works under the pen name Pink Apple Jam, now has just one book left to complete in order to finish off the series, which she intends to relaunch once this is done. Promoting her work at this October’s MCM London Comic Con, Laura hopes to get the... 

Chatting with Tofu Cute at MCM London Comic Con

Chatting with Tofu Cute at MCM London Comic Con
Having formed in 2010, Tofu Cute is an online store that specialises in Japanese snacks, drinks and kawaii goodies. You might have come across them yourself given their regular appearances at MCM Comic Con events. Their tables are stocked full of confectionary that isn’t always easy to get a hold of in the UK, with a wide selection of Pocky, Hello Panda, Hi-Chew sweets and even Japanese Kit Kats. They also have a range of cute stationary and charms. I... 

MCM Fringe – Event Organiser Oliver Welham talks Legend of Zelda and Black Butler meets

MCM Fringe – Event Organiser Oliver Welham talks Legend of Zelda and Black Butler meets
Along with the multitude of stalls, events, cosplay and all the other fun things to experience at MCM London Comic Con, many con-goers take it upon themselves to hold their own events and meet-ups as part of the MCM Fringe Festival. Oliver Welham is the organiser and host of the The Legend of Zelda and Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) meet-ups and photoshoots taking place across the October comic con weekend. I had the opportunity to ask Oliver... 

Interview with Kelsey Ellison

Interview with Kelsey Ellison
“I was obsessed with her Harajuku Girls and their style,” explains Kelsey Ellison on how Gwen Stefani’s backup dancers started her interest in Japanese culture. “I started to learn more about Japan and I also started to watch a bit of anime.” This in turn led to Kelsey searching for Hare Hare Yukai from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya on YouTube. “I found that people did dance covers to songs from anime and to J-pop. I love dancing,... 
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