mcmLDN18: MCM announce Comic Village Stage panels for next weekend’s London Comic Con

The Comic Village Stage at MCM London Comic Con will be the place for fans to see and hear from their comics idols, up close and personal in an incredible line-up of panels, presentations, art demos and discussions.

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The talent have got their invites, the fans are pulling their prized books from their longboxes, and MCM London Comic Con is gearing up for the biggest celebration of comics talent to be brought to an MCM yet. From Frank Miller to Frank Quitely, from Amanda Connor to John Romita Jr., from Tess Fowler to Chris Claremont and so, SO many more, next weekend at the ExCel Centre really is shaping up to be an incredible show, the likes of which an MCM crowd has never seen before.

But what will MCM be doing with this talent, once they arrive? It’s all well and good, getting them on a plane and shipping them here, but it’s always good to keep talent like this busy.

And that’s where the Comic Village Stage comes in – located at the rear corner of the North Hall (nestled beside the Main Stage and the Creator Stage), it will be the place for fans to see and hear from their comics idols, up close and personal in an incredible line-up of panels, presentations, art demos and discussions.

Full disclosure: I am one of the panel hosts for MCM, tasked with moderating a large portion of the panels and so it will be one of the places you will find me predominately throughout the weekend. And that being said, I can’t wait to share with you the line-up of panels that you can experience if you’re heading to London next weekend. You can see the kind of thing I’m planning to get up to, with this recording of the BETWEEN THE PANELS, er, panel I held with Liam Sharp, Ken Lashley, Matteo Scalera and Geof Darrow in London, back in May…

Please note: this isn’t the full schedule that MCM have got in store – there’s going to be changes and additions along the way so do keep an eye on the MCM Comic Cons App that is available for iOS and Android, updated regularly.


MCM LONDON COMIC CON: Comic Village Stage Schedule

Friday 26th October 2018

  • 12pm – 12.45pm: SPINNER RACK REVOLUTION
  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm: WHITE NOISE STUDIOS presents TURNING IDEAS INTO COMICS

featuring Ram V, Ryan O’Sullivan, Dan Watters, Alex Paknadel and Casper Wijngaard

  • 2:00pm – 2.45pm: TBC (Check App for Updates)
  • 3.00pm – 3.45pm: COMIC AND MANGA PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm: X-MEN: THROUGH THE AGES

featuring Chris Claremont, John Romita Jr., Frank Quietly and Mark Brooks

  • 5:00pm – 5.45pm: GOTHAM’S ROGUES GALLERY

featuring Tim Sale, Amanda Connor, Jimmy Palmiotti and Brian Azzarello

  • 5:45pm – 6:30pm: VALIANT 101 & BEYOND

featuring Alex Paknadel (FRIENDO, ARCADIA) and Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR)

“This across-the-Atlantic presentation showcases Valiant Entertainment, hailed as the premier superhero publisher in comics today, with past hits like HARBINGER and SECRET WEAPONS to current bestsellers like X-O MANOWAR and NINJA-K, and brand-new upcoming titles featuring FAITH, BLOODSHOT, LIVEWIRE, and more! Look no further than this panel to find out where to start on your own Valiant adventure!”


Saturday 27th October 2018

  • 11:00am – 11:45am: TOKYO POP WOMEN OF MANGA
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm: DC ARTISTS ACADEMY

featuring Tim Sale, John Romita Jr. and Amanda Connor

  • 1:00pm – 1:45pm: TITAN presents NEWBURY & HOBBES – 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm: WACOM & CLIP STUDIO present TOOLS FOR ALL ART STYLES: MIKIKO VS DYLAN TEAGUE ART CHALLENGE
  • 3:00pm – 3:45pm: COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENCE FUND presents THE U.S. COMICS INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm: ROBOTECH PANEL
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm: TITAN: VIDEO GAMES MAKE THE LEAP INTO COMICS
  • 6:15pm – 6:45pm: TESS FOWLER LIVE DRAW

Sunday 28th October 2018

  • 10:45am – 11:45am: DC COMICS presents A CELEBRATION OF THE DARK KNIGHT

featuring Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Tim Sale, Klaus Janson, Jimmy Palmiotti, John Romita Jr., Frank Quitely (PLEASE NOTE: this panel will be held on the Main Stage)

  • 11:00am – 11:45am: LUCIFER & THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE with DAN WATTERS & MIKE CAREY
  • 12:00am – 12:45am: CHRIS CLAREMONT SPOTLIGHT
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: ROBOTECH FREE-FOR-ALL
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm: THE ART OF THE COVER

featuring Mark Brooks, Amanda Connor, Frank Cho, Adi Granov and Jorge Molina

  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm: TITAN COMICS presents DOCTOR WHO COMICS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

featuring Andrew James, Jonathan Stevenson, Emma Vieceli, Sarah Graley, Jessica Martin and James Peaty. Moderated by Chris Thompson (Titan Comics)

  • 4:15pm – 5:00pm: TBC (Check App for Updates)

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