Thousands turn out for comic convention at ExCeL

Hollywood legend Danny DeVito thrilled thousands who turned out for a three-day fest devoted to science fiction and fantasy at ExCeL.

Many wore colourful costumes as they turned out to see comic book characters and stars at the MCM London Comic Con at the ExCeL exhibition centre.

The Custom House venue was packed with video games, movies, science fiction, comic books and anime for three days beginning May 25.

Among the highlights were the comic creators including Marv Wolfman who made his first UK convention appearance for more than 20 years.

Hollywood legend Danny DeVito proved to be a big hit at the event where he personally hosted a preview of his upcoming animated comedy The Lorax and signed free autographs for hundreds of lucky fans.

Danny DeVito was among a host of special guests at the MCM London Comic Con, which attracted a record 64,000 visitors across the long weekend, with a massive 37,000 people coming through the doors on Saturday alone.

Other stars at Britain’s biggest pop culture event included Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman; Grimm’s David Giuntoli; Storage 24 writer Noel Clarke and director Johannes Roberts; Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden; Once Upon A Time’s Raphael Sparge; Star Wars’ Anthony Daniels; Falling Skies’ Seychelle Gabriel and Sarah Carter; Sanctuary’s Pascale Hutton; Fairly Legal’s Sarah Shahi; legendary comics creator Marv Wolfman; the stars of hit CBBC show Young Dracula; cast and crew from supernatural drama Bedlam and cult horror fave Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

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The MCM London Comic Con also proved a Mecca for gamers, hosting UK first playables of titles such as Aliens: Colonial Marines; Lollipop Chainsaw; Kingdom Hearts 3D; Sleeping Dogs and Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise. Other great games at the show included Lego Batman 2; Dead Or Alive 5; Theatrhythm Final Fantasy; Steel Battalion: Heavy Armour; Dragon’s Dogma; Transformers Online; Ni No Kuni and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.