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MCM Scotland Comic Con pulls in the masses

Written by on 27th September 2018

Thousands of sci-fi fans took over Glasgow’s SEC for the annual MCM Scotland Comic Con.

The packed weekend saw actors from The Walking Dead and Overwatch come to the venue to chat plotlines, favourite scenes and memories with eager fans.

Award-winning video game voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North released their new YouTube show, Retro Replay, onto MCM audiences, and anime fans also got the chance to watch the premiere of Sword Art Online Season Three.

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Reporter Elle caught up with Midna and Gerudo Link from the Legend of Zelda

The annual Cosplay Masquerade brought with it a host of costumes and drama, ranging from a first aid emergency to an onstage proposal.

Leon, a cosplayer from Glasgow, scooped the prize for Scotland’s best cosplay, depicting the infamous Skurge from Thor: Ragnarok.

He fought off stiff competition from cosplayers including The Hobbit’s Thranduil and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nebula.

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Winner Leon at the Cosplay Masquerade

On his win, Leon said: “The standard of cosplays here today was phenomenal. There was a lot of people who, when I was queued up with them, I thought there is no way I’m taking home first place.

“To win was a really big shock for me.”

Taking four months to perfect, his costume from the third movie in the Thor franchise was made almost entirely from foam, with hand-sculpted clay models and 3D prints completing his work.

But Skurge is just one of many cosplays created by Leon and his partner Jamie. Together they run both a Facebook and Instagram page, where they regularly showcase their latest work.

Streamers Connected were also in attendance, and pulled in the masses to watch a livestream of Fortnite. They invited gamers both young and old to come up on stage and have a go.

“Our goal was to put on a show for everyone,” said Laura McCrum, MCM National Event Manager. “The
people of Scotland did not disappoint; it was a fantastic weekend to experience with the community.

“I am bowled over at the love and positivity at this show. A sincere thanks to those who
attended, exhibited, contributed and supported MCM Scotland.

“We couldn’t have done it without you and we look forward to bringing Glasgow an even more memorable event next year.”


Elle Duffy

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