MCM London Comic Con makes 'additional security measures' following Manchester Arena attack

MCM London Comic Con has published a security update following last night’s tragic events at Manchester Arena, which saw at least 22 people killed.
Comic Con runs from Friday May 26th to Sunday May 28th, and will host the ESL UK & Ireland Hearthstone Premiership spring 2017 split finals on Saturday from 11am.
A post on the Comic Con website read: “Following the tragic events in Manchester last night, we would like to express our deepest sympathy with those affected and reassure anyone coming to MCM London Comic Con this weekend, that additional security measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of all visitors.
“MCM Expo Group is working closely with ExCeL London to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes to the venue is our top priority.”
Organisers say visitors will be subject to ‘increased security checks’ and that queue times may be longer than usual.
 

“MCM Expo Group is working closely with ExCeL London to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes to the venue is our top priority.”

 
Cosplayers are being urged to check the cosplay, replica weapons and prop rules information sheet.
“We also advise cosplayers where replica weapons are part of their costume to ensure they conform to the rules and relevant laws, security will be enforcing rules to ensure visitor safety,” MCM London Comic Con said in a statement.
“Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the victims and the city of Manchester.”
The £6,500 Hearthstone finals on Saturday will see four players face-off – Xl3en, Greensheep, Duncan and Mysterious.
The best-of-five matches begin at 11.30am and the final will start at around 3.15pm.
Casters include Joe “Munchables” Fenny, Dan Gaskin and host Adam Savage.
The finals will use cards from the latest Hearthstone expansion Journey to Un’Goro.
 

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