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Timetable and Guests Confirmed for London Film and Comic Con

by - on the 5 July, 2010 at 6.22 pm

Anime continues to make it’s presence known in the UK and after last year’s entrance into the London Film and Comic Con, anime will be making a welcome return for the second year running to this prestigious event.

There’s going to be over 75 guests in attendance at this year’s LFCC including Wendee Lee who voiced Faye Valentine on Cowboy Bebop, Takeru “T.K.” Takaishi on Digimon Adventure, Haruhi Suzumiya on The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Konata Izumi on Lucky ? Star and Dante Basco who voiced Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Jake Long in American Dragon: Jake Long for anime.

SECOND STAGE TIMETABLE (Cosplay and Anime Stage)

Saturday

10am – ((To Be Confirmed))
11am – Greg Rucka Q&A (Writer of Superman/DC Comics etc)
12pm – Speed Eating Contest (Cosplay Olympics)
12:30pm – Anime Pictionary (Cosplay Olympics)
1pm – Japanese Culture Talk with Akemi Solloway (www.akemisolloway.com)
2pm – Wendee Lee & Dante Basco Voice-Actors Panel
3pm – Cosplay Masquerade
4pm – The LFCC Talent Show
5pm – Iron Artist

Outside: (Cosplay Olympics) Dizzy Dinosaurs Assault Course at 1pm, 1:30pm Ryoka Castle Hide And Seek

Sunday

10am – ((To Be Confirmed))
11am – Bill Sienkiewicz Q&A (Comic Artist)
12pm – Build a Robot Mecha (Cosplay Olympics)
12:30pm – Anime Musical Chairs (Cosplay Olympics)
1pm – Cosplay The Musical Q&A
2pm – Wendee Lee & Dante Basco Voice-Actors Panel
3pm – Cosplay Masquerade
4pm – Cosplay Showdown

Outside: (Cosplay Olympics) 1pm – Giant Twister Tournament, 1:30pm – Hula Hooping, 2pm Three-Legged Race

COSPLAY ZONE & COSPLAY OLYMPICS

The Cosplay Zone is back bigger and better than ever! Not only do we have the masquerade with big prizes for the winners, but we also have the Cosplay Showdown (a comedy skit competition taken to an entirely new level)! And if that was not enough, Cosplay the Musical, bought to you by Fran Shergold, will be taking auditions for their live-performance at London Collectormania in November! If you are interested in signing up to be part of the musical please email showmasterscosplay@googlemail.com

And that’s not all! For hundreds of cosplay groups attend the UK’s largest anime cons. What if all these groups competed against one another in many awesome events with cash prizes at stake? The Cosplay Olympics shall be hitting LFCC this year! You can join a team, and compete for cash prizes over a number of fun events including speed-eating, origami contests, giant twister, musical chairs, a talent show, three-legged races and more!

Info and signup for the Masquerade go here -http://showmastersonline.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=49065
Info and signup for the Showdown go here -http://showmastersonline.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59709
Info and signup for the Cosplay Olympics go here -http://showmastersonline.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59708
Info and signup for the Talent Show go here -http://showmastersonline.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=60640

VIDEO GAMING

Grab your friends and come along to the Video Game Zone to challenge others across a variety of multi-player games!

Even more of the latest games and contests shall be bought to you by the Animeleague Crew of http://www.animeleague.net/. DS:London ofhttp://www.dslondon.net/ shall also be in attendance, so make sure to bring your DS along for their tournaments!

Modern Gaming with the latest systems and games.
Retro Gaming with all your favorite consoles.
Handheld Corner – make sure to bring your DS!
DDR/Stepmania with your favorite tunes.

Saturday Tournaments

12pm – Retro Sonic 2 Tournament (Megadrive)
1pm – BlueBlaz Tournament
2pm – Super Mario Smash Bros
4pm – Rock Band Tournament

Sunday Tournaments

12pm – Mario Kart Wii
1pm – Super Street Fighter IV
2pm – DDR Tournament
4pm – New Super Mario Bros Wii

The tournaments will have a cash prize of £10 to the winners of each!

ARTISTS ALLEY

The Artists Alley is for amateur comic & manga artists to chill out, draw and meet other artists. No experience required and absolute beginneers are more than welcome!

Make sure to check out the numerous guests and professional artists beside this area, including Bill Sienkiewicz, Lee Townsend and Greg Rucka!

At the very front of the Artist Alley resides the Art Wall that will be up throughout the day for you to pin your artwork to. The top three pieces of artwork as judged by our panel of professionals at the end of the day will win prizes!

Want to sell your work? Then bring it along to be part of the Artists Showcase where we put your work on display and manage the selling of it for you! No bookings are needed, just bring it along on the day, drop it into the Artists Alley; we will take care of the rest!

Finally, there shall be numerous events, talks, panels and workshops going on throughout the day. This shall include a Doll Meet, a panel on BJD, the Iron Artist (where the best artists compete against one another!), a portfolio building workshop, life drawing classes and much much more!

ANIME ZONE

Attendees should start saving up now for the many-many anime dealers who shall be selling your favourite DVDs, manga, merchandise and goodies in the Anime Zone!

Or if you get tired of all the frantic action, why not sit down and chillout watching some of your favorite anime bought to the very first time to London Film and Comic Con? We shall be showing various titles throughout the day from 10am in the morning right through to closing time!

TRADING CARD ZONE

Casual play and trading areas will also be provided with a wide range of single cards, boosters, booster boxes and deck protector supplies will be available. Officially sanctioned tournaments and casual play.

YuGiOh!
1. Prize tournaments of 8 players running throughout the day
2. ‘Gun Slinging’ beat top players to win prizes
3. Introductions to YuGioh
4. Deck building workshops for beginners

Magic The Gathering
1. Prize tournaments of 8 players running throughout the day
2. ‘Gun Slinging’ beat top players to win prizes
3. Introductions to Magic The Gathering
4. Free promotional Giveaways and introductory decks from Wizards Of The coast
5. Player registrations to DCI Player ranking system

DETAILS

For all the latest news and information why not join up on the forums athttp://www.showmastersonline.com/forums A great chance to get to know fellow attendees beforehand and to discuss the event!

Location – Earls Court 2, London, SW5 9TA
Admission – £5 after 11am, or £10 if before 11am. Entry is only £3 for under 12s. Bring along a DS for the record attempt and get £1 off!

17th JULY SATURDAY – 9AM TO 6PM
18TH JULY SUNDAY – 9AM TO 5PM
ALL AGES ARE WELCOME TO THIS!

For more information, visit http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/

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