Today we have A Special Feature On GSHQ T-Shirt AlertAnnouncing (like you did not already know) the return of the London Comic Con to the London Excel
Genki Gear have designed the official t shirt for the event and I caught up with Lydia from Genki Gear for a bit more information on this cool New Emoticons T Shirt.
And a Cool Contest to WIN one of these Limited Edition Tees.
But before that let me tell you a bit more about the event.
What is MCM London Comic Con?
MCM London Comic Con is Europe's Biggest Comic Con.
It is usually held twice a year in May and October.
It is being held at the ExCel London from the 24th – 26th May 2013.
There was more than 70,000 visitors that came to the last Comic Con in October, which was a record number.
The MCM London Comic Con covers everything from movies, video games, anime, online video, cosplay and comics.
Thus far, only the following special guests have been announced.
- Tomb Raider – Camilla Luddington ( Grey's Anatomy, True Blood , Californication), the voice and performance actress of Lara croft in the Tomb Raider vidogame reboot, is confirmed as a guest. See website for full story.
- Falling Skies – Drew Roy & writer/executive producer Remi Aubuchon are confirmed as guests. See website for full story.
- Mass Effect – Voice actor Mark Meer, who plays Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect trilogy, is confirmed as a guest. See website for full story.
- Acclaimed anime director Shinichiro Watanabe, best known for helming Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Kids On The Slope , is to be the Anime Guest of Honour. See website for full story.
Games publishers already confirmed for May's show includes
- Rising Star
- Tecmo Koei (bringing Dynasty Warriors 8)
- Koch Media (bringing Metro: Last Light).
May's MCM London Comic Con hosts the UK qualifying for the 2013 EuroCosplay Championships, the final of which will be held at October's show.
Now onto "That Official London Comic Con T Shirt".An awesome design from Genki Gear.I asked Genki Gear a couple of questions about the new tee, their relationship with London Comic Con and what they will be doing at the event.
Can you tell me more about the t shirt that has been designed exclusively for London Comic Con?
We were really pleased to be asked to design the official Show t-shirt for the MCM London Comic Con May 2013.
This is the seventh Official Exclusive t-shirt we have collaborated with for the MCM London Show comic con's with our first design being done in May 2010.
Every design we have done is completely exclusive to its specific show and is only available in a very limited number on pre-order in the month before the Comic Con and then during the length of the show itself.
Phil who is partner and designer for Genki Gear wanted to do a design that was fun and showed a different side to pop culture. We loved the idea of showing common Emoticons in a more quirky and humourous light.
We love working with the MCM group and are really happy that they chose us to represent the fun, spirited approach to Europes largest pop culture show in our exclusive tie-in Official t-shirts.
What Genki Gear will be doing at MCM EXPO?
Apart from producing the Official T-shirt for the May London Comic Con, Genki Gear will also be attending with a large shell scheme on the main aisle and will be launching three new t-shirt designs as well as a new range of Keyrings and Phone charms.
Emoticons Explained Contest
How To Enter
Genki Gear have kindly allowed GSHQ to give away one of this Special Limited Edition London Comic Con T Shirt In A Contest.
Head on over to Twitter and simply retweet the following tweet that will be running all week from Wednesday 24th April 10:00am GMT until Wednesday 1st May GMT
You can enter as many times as you like, The winner will be picked out at random after the closing date.
Do I need to follow @GeekShirtsHQ and @GenkiGear on Twitter to be entered in the competition?
We will be announcing our winners and fulfilling the prizes via Twitter and so following us will be very helpful should you be selected as the prize winner(see ‘How will you contact the winner?’ below.)
How Will You Contact The Winner?
We will announce the winner via GSHQ Twitter.We will also attempt to contact each winner directly via Twitter.If we do not receive a response from a winner after a period of five business days or if for any reason we are unable to arrange the details of fulfilment with a winner, we will select a new winner and begin the process again.