Anyone who attended last weekend's MCM London Comic Con will have known that it was busy, but how busy exactly? This official press release gives us the numbers:
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY
MCM London Comic Con smashes attendance record, tops 100,000 visitors
Last weekend saw MCM London Comic Con pass the 100,000 visitor mark for the first time, smashing the Excel-based event's previous highest attendance record.
Show organisers revealed that 101,600 attendees came through the doors of MCM London Comic Con between Friday 23 and Sunday 25 May, compared to 88,000 people last October and just over 70,000 in May 2013.
"This has been the most successful MCM London Comic Con on record - in fact, the largest event of its kind ever held in the UK," said show co-organiser Bryan Cooney. "The soaring attendance not only reflects a growing worldwide interest in comic cons and the ever-expanding range of attractions and activities at our show, but also the strength of the community that has built up around it over the years. Whether you're into sci-fi, comics, videogames, movies, manga, anime, J-fashion or cosplay, the twice-yearly MCM London Comic Con has become the place to meet up with like-minded friends and make new ones."
"MCM London Comic Con keeps going from strength-to-strength," show co-organiser Paul Miley added. "As well as featuring a great special guest line-up and a host of top comic book creators, games publishers, film studios, anime distributors and retailers, this latest show saw us respond to public demand by expanding our online video, eSports and Asian culture offerings. And when we return in October, the show will be even bigger and better!"
The next MCM London Comic Con takes place at Excel London on 24-26 October 2014.