The Biggest UK Comic & Anime Convention is little under a month away. So we figured this would be the perfect time to start talking about things that you should totally do before going.
Also the things that you should probably not do if you want to have a fun time.
When is MCM London 2018?
October MCM is dated on the 26th October to the 28th October. It spans the entire weekend and you can get full details regarding the ticket prices and more over at their website.
We highly encourage visitors to pick up a weekend ticket if possible as you get a tonne of benefits and a much more refreshing experience. Also the Friday is probably one of the quieter days when it comes to exploring the halls of MCM London.
Do’s and Dont’s of MCM London.
It’s important that at such a large event you remain respectful of the artists, the shops and vendors and again the exhibitors. But also make sure that you prepare yourself well to ensure that you get the best experience.
Below we have listed a pretty comprehensive list of the Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to MCM October 2018.
Things to Do for MCM London 2018.
Ensure that you Take your ID & Bank Cards.
It happens all too often when visitors forget any reliable ID or Cards in which they can make purchases. It will only take moments but ensure that you have everything you need to get the most out of the retail options available at MCM London.
Draw Out Cash Before the Event.
Some Vendors, Merchants and Stalls may only Trade in Cash. Yes there are some available Cash Machines within the Venues. But on the Saturday especially – There are Queues for Days!
Don’t let it take away from your enjoyment being stuck in a Queue for a Cash Machine that may inevitably run out of money before you get your turn!
Pack Munchies & Sandwiches.
Walking around the halls of MCM London 2018 can be a little exhausting. So it’s important that you pack some munchies and treats for you and your family. Not only will this keep your energy levels up.
But it will dramatically reduce costs of paying for food or drinks while at the event. Some of the options can be a little pricey at the event.
Want Something Signed? Take it With you.
If you’re looking to get something signed then always be sure to remain respectful and don’t be an entitled prat. However if you don’t want to pay over the odds then there is no harm in taking something with you to get it signed.
Remember try not to ask too much of the Artist or the Special Guest. Keep the items you want to get signed small and brief.
First come first Serve has never applied more at this event. Over the course of the day the halls will become busier and busier and if you’re not one for being confided in a close environment. You may benefit from arriving early before the rush of people engulfs the halls of MCM London.
The Don’ts of MCM London 2018.
Assume Cos-players Want you Touching / Taking Pictures of Them.
Cos-players spend a lot of time, money and energy within their Cosplay Creations. Yes i’m sure they look incredibly cool however remember to ask permission before taking a picture with them.
Also ensure you never touch their costumes without their prior authorisation. This is a quick way to getting yourself chucked out from the event.
Take stuff from stalls!
Try to look with your eyes and not your hands when you’re considering to buy something. Vendors hate it when customers pick up items then walk away to seek permission or additional opinions before buying the goods.
If you want it – Buy it there and then.
Don’t Rush Things.
The Halls will become busier and busier as the day goes on. We appreciate that you may have a agenda to follow. However so do others. Be sure to remain respectful of your personal space and try not to bump into others with your urgency.
Expecting Too much From Artists & Stalls.
When purchasing items, asking for signed goods, requesting commissions or more. Ensure that you don’t lay on too high an expectation. Artists will only be able to sketch what is within their time frame.
Be realistic with what you want and what they can oblige with. Be sure to ask questions which may help you get a better result than what you may have had by assuming they know exactly what you want.
Conclusion : Don’t Be a Dick.
This is some fine Life Advice here. But simply Respect others, don’t rush around, take your time and be mindful of your personal space. Don’t be entitled and remember that everyone else is trying to enjoy their time too.
Significant abuse to the safety procedures of MCM London can land you to getting kicked out of the event. Let’s try and ensure that does not happen right!