Going to MCM Comic Con London, I may love Tom Hiddleston even more

Comic Cons are back to celebrate the creatives and the fans who make it possible.

Rebecca Sykes
3rd November 2021
Credit: YouTube- MCM Comic Con
On 22-24th October, MCM Comic Con London was back with Covid-19 safety measures and fantastic guests. It transforms the isolated activity of watching TV into a community experience where we see behind the scenes. Most importantly, the mischievous Lokis had descended.

 Of course, I’m not just talking about Loki’s own Tom Hiddleston, nor Sophia di Martino, who portrayed Sylvie on the Disney+ acclaimed TV series, nor Jonathon Majors, who took on the role of He Who Remains. They did autographs, photo ops, and great panels, though little was revealed about Season 2 of Loki as per Marvel’s custom. Yet, these weren’t the only Variants walking the halls as I saw so many Lokis roaming the event. The effort by the cosplayers was incredible, and I couldn’t help wishing I had created a better outfit than a green T-shirt!

Credit: YouTube- MCM Comic Con

As well as seeing all the cosplayers, the best parts about Comic Cons are seeing the guests of film, TV, and comics. As this is a TV article, I'm focusing on the TV side of Comic Con, and with the presence of Tom Hiddleston, it was amazing. And the range of guests from current TV series was surprising post-Covid, but great to see. A few of the actors joining the Loki cast were David Hayter (The Flash), Deborah Ann Woll (Daredevil, True Blood), Ben Barnes (Shadow & Bone, The Punisher), Freddy Carter (Shadow & Bone), and Charlie Cox (Daredevil).

MCM was strong with the safety precautions for Covid-19; masks were recommended inside the building and compulsory when in many areas, a Covid-19 pass was needed to access the event, Plexiglas was between us and the guests, and social distancing was encouraged. It felt like a safe environment, which isn’t an easy feat to achieve.

Ben Barnes and Freddy Carter at Comic Con
Ben Barnes and Freddy Carter at Comic Con. Image Credit: Instagram @MCMComicCon

I was lucky enough to have a photo with Tom Hiddleston and, despite the plexiglass, it was still a once-in-a-lifetime experience where I could chat and have a photo taken with Loki himself! If anything, I’m more obsessed as he’s lovely and sweet. So was everybody around him, as it was ran smoothly and all the employees were clearly happy to be working with the actor.

I’ve probably talked about Loki too much. There was more than just Loki, with several people dressing as Wanda Maximoff and her family from WandaVision (2021). Plus, there was the chance to see a sneak peek of never-before-seen footage from the upcoming Amazon Original TV Series Wheel Of Time.

These Comic Cons across the country really build a sense of community around watching TV and brings the audience to the forefront.

These big events often happen in London for many reasons that would fit into another article, but there is a Newcastle Comic Con that happened on the 31st October I didn’t get the chance to go to. Clive Russell, who has been in numerous TV series including Game Of Thrones, and recently Code 404, was a major TV star at the event. These Comic Cons across the country really build a sense of community around watching TV and brings the audience to the forefront.

Comic Cons are worth going to, especially if you’re a fan of Marvel, DC, or Star Wars. It’s a great opportunity to geek out with others infatuated with sci-fi, I even saw someone dressed as Baron Zemo (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) and Mandalorian (The Mandalorian). Or, for me it's an opportunity to obsess even more about Tom Hiddleston and Loki.

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