Today I went to a completely different event which had no finish line for me to fight for, although there were plenty of t-shirts and other merchandise on offer at the London Film & Comic Con Spring.
As someone who has never been to this type of convention I'd describe it as if Forbidden Planet had a big party, where only a few people remembered it was fancy dress. (Or cosplay as it's known here). There were some truly talented people out there expressing what they love through this form of creativity. While as mentioned not everyone dressed up it certainly is one of the highlights of these events.
Today I decided to take my camera. As I was travelling up I thought I should have printed off some web address on bits of paper so the cosplayers could find my photos easier. Only a 'Pre-adamantium Wolverine,' asked if I was uploading my photos so I pointed to my carefully chosen t-shirt with the Scream At My Face logo which helped on this occassion. It turns out some of the more dedicated cosplayers have gone a step further and have printed proper business cards.
Other things going on includes various guest presentations and chats. You also have the opportunity to have photographs and autographs with celebrities at an additional cost. The more popular stars were evident by their much longer queues. I overheard a mother asking her son if it was worth the wait, he responded "No! What a miserable sod!!" Won't be able to name and shame as I didn't hear who he was referring too..
While the majority of the stalls were merchandise retailers I also got to meet some lovely positively enthusiastic artists such as the ones below.
Overall London Film and Comic Con was a good experience in discovering new art and I guess having my camera made it more fun by interacting with the cosplayers who have become synonymous to the whole experience.
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