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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
 
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~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

MCM MANCHESTER COMIC CON – MANCHESTER CENTRAL – 25-26 JULY MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 26-27 SEPTEMBER by Aisha Anime

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Ninja magic: iconic anime hero Naruto is coming to Manchester and Glasgow!
 
It's official, anime fans; Manchester and Glasgow will be playing host to much-loved ninja Naruto later this year! Maile Flanagan, the voice of iconic anime hero Naruto Uzumaki, is to be a special guest at both July's MCM Manchester Comic Con and September's MCM Scotland Comic Con, show organisers have announced. As well as meeting fans and signing autographs, Maile will be taking part in on-stage panels at both events.

Maile Flanagan


 
Since taking on the role of Naruto in 2005, Maile Flanagan has played the hot-blooded über ninja in more than 200 episodes of Naruto and over 275 episodes of sequel series Naruto: Shippuden, as well as appearing in numerous spin-off feature films and games.
 
In addition to voicing one of anime's most famous protagonists, Maile's live action appearances include US sitcom Lab Rats, Jim Carrey comedy Yes Man and acclaimed indie rom-com (500) Days of Summer. She has also voiced characters in animations such as Rango, Ice Age 3 and kids' cartoon Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, for which she scooped a Daytime Emmy Award.
 
Tickets to MCM Comic Cons are available at: www.mcmexpostore.com

See you there :-) ~Aisha Anime~
 
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London MCM Expo Oct 2014: Highlights by Aisha Anime

Lolliepop Bunnie travelled from Brazil to sign at the NEO stand at London MCM expo

Lolliepop Bunnie travelled from Brazil to sign at the NEO stand at London MCM expo

Europe's biggest comic convention held twice a year specialising in sci-fi, comic book, video games, merchendise, kawaii fashion, live entertainment, celebrity panels and anime at the ExCel is reported to continue to shatter attendance records, with more than 110,000 in October.

The figures are a whooping 110,197 people came through the doors (24-26 October) compared to 101,600 at the last show in May and 88,000 in October 2013. This is possibly due to the heart throb Harry Potter hero actor Daniel Radcliffe attending in promotion of his latest horror movie 'Horns'. With his his arch nemesis Tom Felton attending Birmingham Expo later this year.

On Friday many teenagers, adults (mostly female) queued up enthusiastically in the Platinum suite (away from the general crowd which was a good idea) to see if they picked one of 200 winning raffle tickets to get to meet and receive a signed posted from Daniel himself. I was one of those lucky folks and armed with foam baseball bat and dressed in cosplay I was shocked and suprised to be able to meet the star at 5pm that day.  ll us 200 fans queued up anxiously with a few overcome in joy crying in anticipation to meet Mr Potter, now adorned with a rugged beard. A quick handshake and a quick hello and it was over. Whoever were not lucky enough to meet Daniel got the opportunity to sit through his panel before the signing.

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Among the stars we had Shane West doing Q&A, Vic Mignonia (anime voice actor), Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham (anime voice actor), DC Douglas (anime voice actor), Dave Lewelyn(Red Dwarf), Hideo Baba (creator of Tales of game series), Jessica Nigri (cosplay star) and many more!

If you weren't queuing for the boy wonder then your sights would be averted to the female cosplay sensation - Jessica Nigri  whose queue never wavered in length. Most people queued to get selfies with the sexy Pikachu and buy personalised signed prints on both days as she dressed as Mad Moxxi and in a Poro Bikini both days with bestie and fellow cosplayer Kelly Jean.

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MYM stand looked after voice actors Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, DC Douglas who you received a free autograph from if you presented the latest edition of MYM magazine. Later all free presented panels and Q&A's with their fans. DC Douglas also did a late night improv session with left people in stitches with his great saucy comments.

Shinichiro Watanabe caused a stir at the Bandai Namco booth doing free signings and even brought his own Meow mascot. Shinichirô Watanabe is known for his work on The Animatrix (2003), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), Samurai Champloo (2004) and his newest Space Dandy (2014). I managed to get an interview with him and he was more than happy to talk about his mish mash of genres and the importance of socialising, which will be up on Ukanifest soon.

It was also great to catch up again with Hideo Baba about Tales of Zestrina and the characters which my video interview will follow shortly. Also I got to meet part of Dimps behind Dragonball Zenoverse - Masahiro Kashino who talked about his team improving the movement of the characters in the new game and the new customization mode. As they are still testing you may unknowingly meet part of DImps playing in the game !

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