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MIDLANDS COMIC CON – TELFORD INTERNATIONAL CENTRE – 14 FEB. by Aisha Anime

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MCM's first event of 2015, Midlands Comic Con returns to Telford this Saturday for a fun-filled day of comics, movies, games, anime and cosplay.
 
There's a sci-fi flavour to our special guests this year, with Mass Effect star Mark Meer and Red Dwarf favourites Chris Barrie and Robert Llewellyn coming to Telford to meet fans, sign autographs and present on-stage panels. Mark voices protagonist Commander Shepard in the bestselling Mass Effect games, while Chris and Robert play hapless hologram Arnold J. Rimmer and service droid Kryten on much-loved sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf.
 
Meanwhile, the Comic Village area will be packed with talented artists and writers to meet, including Beyond The Bunker, T Publications, Naniiebim, Sammy Borras, Ryuuza, Kelly Angel and Lisa Cummins. And while we're talking about art, internationally known graffiti artist Kid30 from Smallkid Design will be creating some special Turtle-themed artwork over on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stand.
 
Other attractions to discover include our Cosplay Masquerade, a League Of Legends eSports zone and the battlin' 'bots of the Robots Live arena, while retailers attending the show include Manga Entertainment, MVM Enertainment, Tokyo Toys, The Japan Centre, Funky Collectables, MyM Magazine and Go2Games (complete with inflatable shop!).
 
Priority tickets for MCM Midlands Comic Con are now available at www.mcmexpostore.com
 
Website: www.midlandsmcmexpo.com
Twitter: @MCMExpo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mcmexpo

~Aisha Anime~

League of Legends cosplay: Caitlyn by Aisha Anime. Photography by Manga Girl Photography

League of Legends cosplay: Caitlyn by Aisha Anime. Photography by Manga Girl Photography

Aisha Anime Interviews Masahiro Kashino (Dimps) by Aisha Anime

 Aisha Anime catches up with Masahiro Kashino from Dimps at London MCM Expo to talk about their new features on Dragon Ball Xenoverse since her last chat in Japan before Tokyo Game Show.

Release date: February 5, 2015
Developer: Dimps
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

Cosplay Craze by Aisha Anime

So photogenic :-p

So photogenic :-p

SO the Cosplay Craze has surfaced overground and people of Britain are beginning to question this hobby and see who are the people behind the costumes and why they do it.. At London MCM , May 2014, we saw one of the biggest queues yet to the venue for the Otaku culture community.

Held at London Excel, it houses merchandise and entertainment for people into Sci-fi, television, comics, manga, anime, art, plushies, weapon replicas, fashion, games, guest and cosplay. Here me and bunch of friends encountered a reporter and camera man from the BBC investigating the event and wanted to all what all the hype was about revolving cosplay.

They interviewed around 15 people hailing from London to Devon, the general consensus was female, it seems we all want to either be creative or show our appreciation for our hobbies. Ideally I'd like to be a reporter with a steady incoming reporting for these events full time, thi isn't something that comes will-nilly so till that day I work at a marketing company. Everyone has to pay the bills, feed the cats and buy the fabrics for the next cosplay. Int he feature they follow around my friend Becca Moriarty, part of the press team for Anime League and founder of the blog League of Extraordinary Cosplayers in her routine to cosplay at local meets. Again she is someone who has an interest in anime and holds down a full time job. We aren't y different from anyone else.

Watch the full clip here via BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28297077?post_id=1373252231_10204111050281189#_=_

Read my feature regarding the clash of cosplay and Japanese fashion in the latest issue of MYM magazine, available in WHSmiths. ~Aisha Anime~

BBC cosplay craze behind the scenes photo by Stephan!

BBC cosplay craze behind the scenes photo by Stephan!