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London MCM Expo roundup!

Obligatory table shot...

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As always, London MCM Expo was absolutely fantastic - one of the highlights of my year! It was also one of the best I've attended in terms of social time and generally having a giggle with friends I rarely see, and my table in Comic Village did pretty well - just a little less busy than last October, which a lot of the artists are putting down to a drop in traffic on Sunday. I think that was mostly due to the glorious weather outside, a lot of people simply didn't want to waste time inside the hall when they could be outside with the stage and sunshine. I think I'll try and get two tables in October so I don't have to cram so much, but we'll see nearer the time.

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Friday as always is my favourite day, because I choose not to set up my table until Saturday, giving me a chance to actually see the convention. It's also the quietest day, which means we actually get to look at things properly and play any games they have on display. It sounds as though Expo was for the first time filled to capacity on Saturday, so I'm glad I took the chance to look around Friday. Saturday was manic! I left my table a few times to catch the UK of Equestria and League of Legends meets, and took those chances to make the most of the sunshine. I also bumped into one of my oldest online friends, Taffeta, who finally braved the masses to see the madness that is London Expo!

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Saturday evening was spent largely in the pub and then outside in the last of the sun, being offered free booze from a stranger and attempting to take a 'jump shot' photo in the dark... and failing miserably.

 
 

And, to cap the whole convention off, I heard about a deal at Ping Pong, a dim sum restaurant in Southbank Moose and I have eaten at a few times. Basically, they were doing a promotion all May called 'Lazy Sumdays' (dim sum, get it?) where, if you dine in PJ onesies, you get their entire 'all you can eat' Sunday menu for free :> Far be it for me to pass up free food, I forced my friends to don onesies and we embarked on a Ping Pong pilgrimage!

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you can find all these photos and more! here!


phew!...now I can relax and sleep all the rest of Summer, right?

lol, yeah right!

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Comments

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Sophie Lou
May. 31st, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
Dude
you guys look like you had so much fun and that giant pony meet D: D: D: so jealous i missed out on it
and as for the free food OM NOM NOM
moonykins
May. 31st, 2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
It was a pretty good Expo! Not as good as previous ones for me, personally, but it was still fantastic. And hanging out with you guys Sunday eve was awesome, thanks for inviting us along!

See you again in October! <3

(although I do hope we get vlog things rolling soon 8D)
sci
May. 31st, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
This is the thing I thought you were cosplaying at Ping Pong! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Nbk14spa0
:3
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butlerstuck
Jun. 2nd, 2012 08:19 am (UTC)
/digs out the personal LJ for the first time since the RP Dreamwidth move
Glad to see you had fun! And it was brilliant seeing you! You guys are brilliant, but sadly I don't think I'm ever in the alley enough/not running around organizing all the things to hang so much. :<

Dose onsies. Funnily enough, I got the dinosaur onsies yesterday (and felt a bit jipped due to lack of tail) mostly because I wanted another pair and they didn't have anything cooler in (and the colours are close to one of the Bubble Bobble dinos). Slowly collecting from a single pair of Monkey onsies. my life is so cool? ;u;

Keep calm and holy shit I need to money to make three different cosplays. my life. Think I might be doing Luna on Sunday and dropping one and oh god 5 months.

(oh, and do you have the bigger pictures of the TF2 pictures? Or could possibly photoset them on Tumblr? They'd be a brilliant addition for the MCMfortress blog. :3 please and thank yous)

- Miss P.
reaperfox
Jun. 6th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
Re: /digs out the personal LJ for the first time since the RP Dreamwidth move
omg HI! I know you don't post much but I am totally watching you back!

I know, I WISH we could hang out more irl because you guys are so so much fun. I would LOVE us to become table neighbours (sorry I didn't reply to your fb message about comic village, but I WILL answer you asap!) because that way we could spend the whole time geeking out, and then abandoning Comic Village for the TF2 meets haha.

And YES I will update tumblr with larger pics, I wanna update with the LoL meetup pics too. The tf2 group was SO tiny this year compared to all the other times :( It was so seriously sad :(
butlerstuck
Jun. 7th, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
Hello! :D I'll be posting if I'm about, which will pretty much just be to check my Flist.

Watch us be an entire section away. ;A; it will be typical. But it would be fantastic if we were! (I've found the guy to e-mail, actually! But he's not responded and I don't know if that's normal or what? It's scaring me that I might have mailed the wrong things to the wrong guy.) And I have to abandon for the meets anyway! Still gonna be organizing them. ;D

I know right? And the Sunday was about the same size as Saturday. Thank you for taking pictures though!

and ooo I'll finally get to see the LoL group!
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