Organisers at Showmasters have just confirmed additional space at Olympia London for London Film & Comic Con, making it the biggest it’s ever been. Stars including Michael J Fox and Sigourney Weaver have helped to increase the show’s size and appeal, as it prepares to take over half the West London venue for three days from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July.
London Film & Comic Con is also on course to surpass the 95,000 visitors figure recorded last year at Earls Court. Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday passes have completely sold out and organisers have closed press pass applications owing to overwhelming demand for tickets.
As well as being bigger in size, the show is expected to be even better and more brimming with content for its move to Olympia London. Four of the venue’s seven spaces in use for the event, including Olympia London Conference Centre, secured just this week, as well as Olympia Central, Olympia West and Olympia National and National gallery allow numerous zones and activities to be staged simultaneously.
Anna Golden, Commercial Director at Olympia London said, “We’re delighted to be welcoming London Film & Comic Con, a jam-packed and exciting show for fans to meet their idols in film, books and TV and experience intriguing entertainment inspired by eclectic interests.”
Jason Joiner, Managing Director of Showmasters said, “Showmasters brought the first ‘comic con’ style event to the UK , so it’s great to see how London Film & Comic Con and all our events have grown and developed over the past two decades into the events we always wanted them to be. We’ve been running events since the 1980s – we offer the best line up of Hollywood talent that is second to none anywhere in the world. Showmasters is recognised as the leader in this industry on being able to deliver amazing A-list guests where the fans get real opportunities to meet their idols face to face; fandom is massive now and it’s only getting bigger. We see an amazing future for London Film & Comic Con with the only issues being “we are going to need a bigger boat” (Jaws 1976).”
Olympia London offers 42,910m² of space across seven, flexible and connected venues. Shows can hire the spaces independently, or as one. The sales team, (Best Venue Sales Team, Exhibition News Awards 2015) offer a consultative and flexible approach, accommodating the venue to shows’ growth rates.
About Olympia London
Olympia London is more than an exhibition venue, conference centre and live-event space. It’s an inspiration. Against a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture, the seven connected spaces inspire engagement and enjoyment.
The recent £30 million redevelopment of Olympia West and Central has provided the venue with new-found flexibility for events of every size, bringing modern facilities and British heritage together.
About London Film and Comic Con
London Film & Comic Con was launched in 2004 and is organised by Showmasters Ltd, the same company that organises the popular Film & Comic Con events around the country, as well as the Official Sherlock Conventions. London Film & Comic Con is an unique experience that brings your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics, as well as a whole host of other activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse. More information including full star line up at http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/