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London MCM Expo 2009

Attempt to be made next month to break the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as video game characters.

The London MCM Expo needs you! The UK’s No.1 consumer event for movies, video games, comics and more is attempting to smash the world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as video game characters on the opening day of the event, Saturday 23 May 2009, at the London ExCel Centre!

Last October, the London MCM Expo played host to the current world record during the London Games Festival where 342 cosplayers ranging from Mario to Solid Snake and Final Fantasy characters narrowly got into the record books by beating the former record of 337. Let’s show the world that London’s serious about gaming this May!

To Qualify:

1. All participants must be wearing costumes representing characters from video games.

2. Characters from other media such as films, television, books and comics are acceptable; however these must have featured in video games before any subsequent appearances in other media. For example: (a.) Lara Croft first appeared in a video game in 1996, prior to subsequent movie and comic book appearances; therefore Lara Croft qualifies for the world record attempt. (b.) Superman first featured as a comic book character in 1938, prior to his first appearance as a video game character in 1978; therefore Superman does not qualify.

Be sure to visit the website for further information as well as all the latest developments as they break:

For press enquires please contact

Tom Smith:

M: 07905 515 966

or Jean Ralph:

M: 07985 468963

Notes to Editors:

• May MCM Expo expected attendance: Over 35,000

• Advanced ticket sales up between October 2007 and October 2008 by 145%

• Venue: London Excel Centre, one of the UK’s finest and largest venues.

• Confirmed guests: Leslie Nielsen (The Naked Gun), Hollywood screen legend Tony Curtis, bionic woman Lindsay Wagner, Linda Hamilton (best known as Sarah Connor from the Terminator movies) and cult star James Duval (Donnie Darko), Neil Grayson (Fargo) Joe Morton (Terminator 2), Morton Henry (A Town Called Eureka) with plenty more to be announced over the coming weeks.

• Confirmed video games appearing at the MCM Expo: Tekken 6 , Ghostbusters, Afro Samurai, Naruto Shippenden Ultimate Ninja 4, Namco Museum Virtual Arcade, The Munchables, Ready 2 Rumble, Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce and Monster Hunter, with more awaiting confirmation.

• London MCM Expo is part of the MCM Expo Group hosting shows at Excel London, the International Centre Telford and the NEC Birmingham.

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