Video: Comic Con at the ExCel

Cosplayers attend the MCM Comic Con at the Excel London.

Cosplayers attend the MCM Comic Con at the Excel London. - Credit: Archant

Thousands of comic book, anime and film fans gathered at Newham’s ExCel this weekend for Comic Con London.

The three-day event saw many people dress as their favourite characters, known as cosplayers, for the occasion.

There was the chance to meet and greet actors including Daniel Radcliffe and Hunger Games star Stef Dawson, who signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans.

Comic book writer Dan Abnett took to the stage to speak about his work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy - recently turned into a film.

Christine Annand, 22, from Woolwich, was attending her first comic con, which she described as “amazing”.

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She said: “There was such a nice atmosphere and seeing all the effort and dedication people put into their costumes was a real highlight of the weekend.

“I can’t wait to go each year now as it can only get bigger and better.”

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For graphic designer Thomas Williams, 26, from Tooting Bec, it was the fourth comic con he had attended in London this year.

“It was the biggest emporium of geekdom that I have seen in quite a while,” he said.

“It was very busy and lots and lots of people had made the effort to dress up.

“There were some amazing costumes on display.”

Melissa Hicks, 22, from Bromley, said: “Going to comic con with friends is always so much fun and the cosplaying is definitely a huge part of it.

“The funny thing is that I realised I was actually more comfortable dressed as a wood elf than I am in my everyday clothes.

“The big reason why it’s so good is that it rewards people for having a passion for something.”

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