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MCM COMIC CON – LONDON 2018 SUMMER EDITION

The ExCel Exhibition Centre, London

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May 2018


SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT:

JIM CUMMINGS (Voice Actor: Darkwing Duck, Sonic The Hedgehog, Winnie The Pooh and more)

JIM CUMMINGS is one of the most versatile, energetic and prolific voice actors working on the planet today, appearing in almost 400 roles. He is known for voicing the title character from DARKWING DUCK, Dr. Robotnik from SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, as well as Pete, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and the Tasmanian Devil for Disney. Indeed, Cummings has performed in numerous Disney and DreamWorks animations including ALADDIN, THE LION KING, BALTO, ANTZ, THE ROAD TO EL DORADO, SHREK, and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. He has also provided voice-over work for video games, such as ICEWIND DALE, FALLOUT, THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM, BALDUR’S GATE, MASS EFFECT 2, STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC, WORLD OF WARCRAFT: MISTS OF PANDARIA, WORLD OF WARCRAFT: LEGION, and SPLATTERHOUSE.

It’s been one hell of a career. Some of Cummings’ earliest vocal work was at Disney, where he replaced Hal Smith as the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in 1988. He began voicing Tigger in 1989, taking over for Paul Winchell after Winchell died in 2005. In 1991, Cummings ventured to Warner Bros. Animation and began voicing Tasmanian Devil on the animated series TAZ-MANIA (he would voice the character on other Warner Brothers shows, such as ANIMANIACS, and reprise the voice in 2006 in BAH HUMDUCK! A LOONEY TOONS CHRISTMAS).

When actor Jeremy Irons, the voice of Scar in The Lion King, developed vocal problems during recording of the song “Be Prepared”, Cummings was chosen to replace him for the rest of the song. Cummings would later be hired as the singing double for Russell Means in POCAHONTAS and Christopher Lloyd in ANASTASIA.

Having witnessed Cummings in full flight at conventions in the past, it’s safe to say that any opportunity an audience gets to have the man rocking the microphone must be experienced – thankfully, Cummings will be in attendance throughout the entire weekend of MCM Comic Con London Summer Edition – keep a weather eye on our own dedicated Event Page for the show for up-to-date info on signings and panels!

Bio: Wikipedia / iMDB (edited)

MCM COMIC CON LONDON 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!”

FOLLOW ALL THE LATEST HEADLINES AND UPDATES FOR THIS CONVENTION ON ITS DEDICATED AEISD PAGE: http://www.anenglishmaninsandiego.com/event/mcm-comic-con-london-2018-summer-edition

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