The Midlands MCM Expo kicks off February 19, 2011 at the Telford International Centre in London, and the event looks like it has something for everyone.
- The Midlands MCM Expo will see the revolutionary Nintendo 3DS make its European public show debut, giving visitors the chance to get hands on with the cutting-edge handheld gaming system a month before its UK release!
- Other videogame attractions include the fantastic Nintendo Unleashed Tour, packed with some of the biggest games for the Wii, DSi and DSi XL, and the Tecmo Koei stand, which will give gamers an unmissable opportunity to play the publisher’s very latest and soon-to-be-released titles. Meanwhile, Tomy will be bringing along the ever-popular World of Warcraft trading card game.
- Special guests include Anjli Mohindra, who plays Rani Chandra in hit Doctor Who children’s spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Paul Tams, creator of the new kids’ series ‘K-9’ – the sci-fi show following the adventures of Doctor Who’s robot dog.
- The show sees scores of attendees in wonderful costumes inspired by anime, games, comics and movies, ensuring that the last on-stage event of the day, the Midlands MCM Expo Masquerade, is always a spectacular fan-favourite.
- As a special treat for cosplayers, MCM Expo is offering to take a FREE photo of anyone in costume at the MCM Expo photo booth. A large 10 x 8 Kodak print will be available for you to collect during the show – all cosplayers need do is sign up at the photo booth and get a time slot for their photo shoot.
- Manga fans and the artistically-inclined will want to check out our manga art competition, while anime aficionados will want to make a beeline for the MVM Entertainment & Manga Entertainment stands, where they’ll discover some awesome DVD deals.
- For action-packed family entertainment look no further than Robots Live, the UK’s most popular live robotics event. Behemoth, Terror Hurtz, Storm II and other automated stars from much-loved BBC2 series Robot Wars will be doing battle for the glory of being the last ’bot standing.
- Last but not least – KIDS GO FREE! The Midlands MCM Expo offers free entry for children aged 10 and under if accompanied by a full paying adult (restricted to two children per full paying adult).