MCM COMIC CON – LONDON 2018 SUMMER EDITION
The ExCel Exhibition Centre, London
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May 2018
SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:
JACKIE CRUZ (Orange Is The New Black)
JACKIE CRUZ, hailing originally from New York of Dominican descent but raised in Los Angeles, has been singing and acting her whole life, entertaining thousands with her unique sound, and demonstrating her artistic skills on screen with her role as Flaca on Netflix‘s #1 series, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (2013). (That doesn’t mean, however, that she relied on the show once she landed the part: Cruz was working as a model and waitress at the New York restaurant Lavo when cast in the role and even kept her waitress job while filming before the long hours of filming led to her being fired!)
At a young age, Cruz was inspired to become an entertainer at the age of seven after watching Whitney Houston in THE BODYGUARD. She has made amazing strides in her career with being named one of the “Top Latino Powerhouses in Hollywood Under 40” by The Hollywood Reporter in November 2013. She joined the list with star-studded names that include Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and many more.
In addition, Jackie continues to evolve her career as a singer by working on new material for her English and Spanish EP. Recently, Jackie was a Fashion Correspondent during 2014’s New York Fashion Week for OK! Magazine, and was named by Latina Magazine as their “Celebrity Style Crush” and “Best Dress Latina.”
Safe to say, though, Cruz has made the biggest impression through her role on OITNB (as the kids are want to call it): her table and photo ops are going to be very busy all weekend or it was be prudent to book your slots sooner rather than later. You can find out more at the links on our MCM Comic Con London Summer Edition dedicated event page on this very website – move fast!
Bio: Wikipedia / iMDB (edited)
MCM COMIC CONLONDON is the flagship event of the many shows that fall under the MCM Comic Expo umbrella, a portfolio of successful shows recently taken over by international convention behemoth, ReedPOP. This new partnership promises to raise the profile, experience and available talent pool for the MCM shows in the UK..
“MCM Comic Con events are the UK and Ireland’s and most exciting pop culture shows, and the only UK based shows that bring together such a broad scope of popular culture categories including; Movies, Gaming, Comics, Anime, Television, Gadgets, Clothing and Toys.
MCM aim to put on the best consumer shows for the modern pop-culture market. Our show floors are packed full of activity from live eSports matches and cosplay celebrations to experiential opportunities inspired by the movies and brand new releases of your favourite games to play.
On top of all that we have the awesome Comic Village area for independent comic artists, VidFest for upcoming YouTube stars, PopAsia to revel in all things Asian inspired and Memorabilia, our collector haven. Our theatres also play host to exclusive screenings and panels of special guests, all whom take part in photograph sessions and signings throughout the weekend.
MCM Comic Con is THE destination event to celebrate all things pop-culture, it is not to be missed by any geek, nerd, cosplayer, or fan boy and girl!”
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