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Comic Con draws more than 70,000 for London show
posted on: 31/10/2012 08:45:58
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MCM Expo Group said its latest show at Excel London “smashed all previous attendance records” and revealed plans to expand the event even further.
 
Europe's equivalent to San Diego Comic Con, MCM London Comic Con reported 70,200 visitors (unaudited) compared to 64,000 in May, which was itself a record figure.
 
"We are amazed by the turnout; we expanded the show floor space by 5,000sqm from the May event and we were still packed," said show co-organiser Bryan Cooney. "It is wonderful to have so many attendees and companies like BBC, C4, Universal, Nintendo and Microsoft supporting our show.
 
“We are now looking to add a further 4,000sqm for May, bringing us to 21,000sqm.
 
“We are also looking to the future and planning alongside our venue partner to make MCM London Comic Con the biggest show of its kind in Europe."
 
The show held on 26-28 October welcomed special guests from movies, TV series and sci-fi shows, including Matt Smith, star of Doctor Who, Hollywood actor Bill Paxton, and stars from Misfits, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Hunted, Primeval, New World, Haven, Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Continuum.
 
The next MCM event is Memorabilia, held at The NEC in Birmingham on 24-25 November with special guest David Hasselhoff.
 
MCM London Comic Con returns to Excel on 24-26 May 2013.
 
The Manchester edition of MCM Comic Con doubled its attendees following its debut 2011.The one-day show at Manchester Central on 21 July reported 11,300 visitors (unaudited) to its edition in the North West, ranging from gamers to anime aficionados and comic collectors.
 
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