LONDON COMIC CON SPRING survival guide

LCCS (Showmasters)

The weekend London Comic Con Spring (LCCS) will be hitting the Olympia exhibition centre. Fans from across the country will be descending on the capital to meet some of their pop culture icons.

We’ll be on the ground all weekend checking out the best of what the convention has to offer. If you see us make sure to come up and say hi, if you’re lucky we’ll be dishing out some of our new Super Friend badges too!

Here’s our quick survival guide to the weekend:

Opening Times

LCCS is open from 9am until 6pm, Saturday (2nd March) and Sunday (3rd March).

Tickets

Saturday tickets are £18 Adults, £12 Child, £50 Family (2 adults + 2 children). Sunday tickets are £16 Adults, £10 Child and £45 Family. Under 4’s go free all weekend and a full weekend ticket costs only £32!

You can pickup your tickets here.

Getting to the Venue

Olympia is located very handily on the District line of the London Underground. It even has its own station, Kensington Olympia. The venue is located directly across the road from the station exit.

If travelling by bus:

  • 9 – runs from Aldwych to Hammersmith (south) and Hammersmith to Aldwych (north). There is also a night bus route – N9.
  • 10 – runs from Kings Cross to Hammersmith (south) and Hammersmith to Kings Cross (north). There is also a night bus route – N10 – that extends to Richmond (south).
  • 27 – runs from Chalk Farm to Turnham Green (south) and Turnham Green to Chalk Farm (north). This bus runs 24 hours a day.
  • 28 – runs from Kensal Rise to Wandsworth (south) and Wandsworth to Kensal Rise (north). There is also a night bus route – N28 that extends to Camden Town (north).
  • 49 – runs from White City to Clapham Junction (south) and Clapham Junction to White City (north). It stops on Holland Road and Olympia is just around the corner.
  • 391 – runs from Fulham to Richmond (south) and Richmond to Fulham (north). It stops at the top of North End Road, opposite the venues.

The venue address is:

Olympia
Hammersmith Road
London
W14 8UX

Guests

Highlights across the weekend are Tala Ashe (Zari) and Jes Macallan (Ava) from Legends of Tomorrow as well as Lucy Davis (Etta Candy – Wonder Woman) and plenty of stars from the worlds of Doctor Who, Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

Autographs can be pre-ordered here and photo ops ordered here. We suggest that you pre-order now to avoid disappointment on the day.

For a full lists of guests visit the LCCS website.

Cosplay

What’s a comic con without cosplay? As with all cons LCCS encourages fans to dress up as their favourite pop culture heroes and villains. There are also a few rules they ask that you abide by when attending the event.

When it comes to weapons here’s a look at what the organisers allow and frown upon:

Allow:

  • Non realistic weapons
  • Replica firearms with a red/orange tip
    The tip must be clear and visible from a distance
  • Blunt metal weapons in a sheath
  • Unstrung or loosely strung bow
  • Coiled and secured whips
  • Plastic / wood / LARP weapons
  • Tools
  • Props longer than 6ft accompanied by an experienced spotter

Not allowed:

  • Firearms
  • Realistic Replica Firearms
  • Props or weapons with sharp edges
  • Bokken
  • Functional bows or crossbows
  • Darts
  • Sligshots
  • Unsecured whips
  • Pyrotechnics/explosives (including glitter and smoke bombs)
  • Sharp Arrows

For a full breakdown of the cosplay guidelines head to the Showmasters website.

If you have any other questions regarding the event then checkout this handy FAQ put together by the Showmasters team.

Well see you on Saturday and Sunday Super Friends!


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By Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & TV and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG