After an... interesting train ride (which included a chubby man feasting on his nose cuisine.) and consequent tube rides, me and my Dad found ourselves here, at the London Business Design Centre. Awesome Green Lantern poster here too.
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But of course, it wasn't that easy. The queue went almost 2 blocks back, and was littered with all kinds of comic, movie and TV fans. Luckily there were people like The Candy Overlord here to make the wait a little more bearable.
So once we're in, I'm instantly greeted by a good ol' T-800 in the IGN arena. Worth £3000 apparently.
An interior view of the rather lavish BDC. It's big, but mayhap a little more space would have been better.
It wasn't long before I checked into the "Millarworld" panel, which all revolved around the projects (present and future) of Mark Millar, acclaimed writer of such hits as Kick-Ass, Wanted and Nemesis.
Pictured here, rather symbollically back-to-back, is the writer/artist team behind Kick-Ass, Mark Millar (front) and John Romita Jr (back), respectively. The panel was a lot of fun, with some good banter among the guests.
Also announced was a project between Millar and Dave Gibbons, artist of Watchmen. This was very confidential as not even a slide was given on it, due to trademark and timing issues. However, Millar said that it'll be "a deconstruction of the spy genre, much like how Kick-Ass deconstructed the superhero genre." and it'll have a character like no other before.
A short vid I took. Sound's a bit crappy...
A couple of enthusiastic cosplayers (people who dress up).
An overview of the showroom floor, after some lunch.
I then went to wander the floor, looking at the various comics that were for sale (Managed to pick up Millar's Civil War, pictured above) and observing some artists at work. Met a few interesting and wonderful people while out there:
Bane's just chilling (before going on to win the IGN cosplay competition).
Me & Supes.
Me & Beast. Turns out this guy runs a movie review website with his wife at hesaidshesaid.com. It's pretty sweet, if you'd care to take a look.
At the TARDIS
Getting my Misfits boxset signed. Sweeeet!
|A pic with the guys.|
Another view of the showroom.
Some more Cosplayers, waiting for the comp.
Deadpool girl gives me a couple poses.
Me & the Standard Stormtrooper. Every convention needs one!
Leaving... : (
My hand stamp. : )
All in all, it was a simply awesome day. The comics, the panels, the costumes: the event was definitely a worth-while experience. Apart from the lack of autographs and the special movie premiere being an 18 (It was Super), I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am hoping to return next year, maybe for the full weekend. Hopefully you've enjoyed the pics and may even be tempted to check the con out for yourself when it comes round again next year. Who knows, I might even see you there!