Where: Excel, London, Royal Victoria Dock
When: 29th-31st October
Chris Claremont has been confirmed as special guest for the October 2010 MCM Expo, for the entire 3 day weekend (Friday 29th to Sunday 31st).
From the press release:
MCM Expo Welcomes Comics Marvel
The London MCM Expo is delighted to announce that comics legend Chris Claremont is to be a special guest at the 29-31 October show’s Comic Village. The award-wining comic book writer and novelist is best known for his 16 consecutive years at the helm of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men, where he penned many classic X-Men stories including ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga’ and ‘Days of Future Past’.
His time on Marvel’s flagship title saw Chris develop many of the X-Men into the superheroes we know and love today, particularly when it came to shaping strong female characters such as Storm and Phoenix. In addition, Claremont helped launch spin-off titles such as Wolverine; X-Men: Legacy; New Mutants and Excalibur.
Claremont joined Marvel back in 1969, writing his debut comic Iron Fist in 1974 and working there until 1991 when he left the company over editorial differences. However, 1998 saw Claremont return to the comics giant as editorial director and the regular writer of Fantastic Four. Since then, he has worked on a range of popular titles including New Excalibur, X-Treme X-Men and, to the delight of fans, Uncanny X-Men once again.
To buy tickets for the MCM Expo next weekend, visit www.londonexpo.com.