On 24th-26th May I attended the MCM Expo in London at the ExCeL centre as a dealer as well as a visitor. I’ve been to this expo many times before but the event was massive this year and is continuing to grow.
The stall I had was in a prime position but I found my sales being taken away by my friends who was sharing the table and who was situated at the stall next door. Not to mention I was in the very ‘Pink’ zone so it drove a fee people away… This caused a blow to my profits. Anyway, the experience was amazing and really fun to do! The reason why I shared a stall rather than outright rent a whole one was because it was my first time and I wanted to test the waters. I was so nervous. I learnt a lot from the weekend manning my stall and the techniques for selling to the public. It was an interesting experience and I found many of the visitors to be very friendly and lovely people.
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There was also a lot of cosplay this year from all ages. I was surprised at the lengths people go through to create costumes, in great detail, to match their favourite characters. I will create a different post to showcase my favourite cosplays rather than ram all the photos on here ^____^
League of Legends was at the expo this May. They held a tournament on Saturday but was unfortunately badly organised. Fans and gamers weren’t pleased with the delays and the frustration it caused.
Overall I had enjoyed my time at the expo. I managed to sell one out of two suitcases of stock and still have some items left over for next time.
Will you be at MCM Expo in October? Do you attend conventions? Let me know in the comments below!