London Film and Comic Con is making an exciting return to London’s Olympia this weekend, beckoning in fans across the globe to meet the talent behind their favourite programs and more.
Not only are stars such as Doctor Who’s Matt Lucas (Nardole), Bernard Cribbins (Wilf Mott), Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates), Louise Jameson (Leela), Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Star Wars Mads Mikkelsen making weekend-appearances, but fans are showing up in droves with their collectables and cosplay.
The convention centre is filled to the brim with enthusiastic supporters of geekdom, the huge space packed with passion. From Boba Fett to homemade Daleks, fans are proving themselves to be as creative as the masterminds behind their favourite shows.
Everyone has turned up in full force to really express how much it all means to them. Everywhere one might look there is a sweet interaction between fan and famous person, or someone finally buying that collectable they had wanted for so long. From well-known works to more obscure creatives, the content at Comic Cons is endlessly rich. Scores of Doctor Who memorabilia line the tables and shelves as if some brave soul has dived into the vault of Who goodies and returned victorious with just about everything. Consequently, the endearing event is one of great power and spirit – and talk of the 13th Doctor is buzzing excitingly in all corners.
London Film and Comic Con offers not just the thrilling photo shoots or the enticing talks, but a real sense of community and creativity that is truly particular to the event. Everyone is banding together under their love of geekdom without any difference coming between them. There are people dressed as Captain Picard for Doctor Who autographs, fans dressed as an iteration of The Doctor for a Game of Thrones autograph, and so forth. After all, conventions such as these bring together a real mix and match, which always seems to add up to just loving something for the hell of it!
London Film and Comic Con returns for a final day tomorrow from 9:00 – 18:00. Tickets are still available.
There is more to come in future posts surrounding the goings on at LFCC.