MCM Show Guide: If you’re meeting celebrities…

One of the main attractions at MCM is the unique opportunity to meet your heroes face-to-face. Here’s our quick guide to making your celebrity encounter one to remember…

How does it all work?

For autographs…

When you arrive in the autograph area, a helpful member of staff will direct you to the relevant line and answer any questions you may have. Once it’s your turn, they’ll scan your ticket and you’ll be able to choose from the available talent photos or present a brought item for the guest to sign. Simple!  

For photos…

As with autographs, once you arrive in the photo area, you’ll be directed to the correct line for your chosen guest. Once it’s your turn, step up to the photo backdrop, say hello, strike a pose and then head round to the photo collection table. You’ll receive a high quality, glossy 8x10 photograph of yourself and the talent of your choice, taken by one of our professional photographers.  

Photo and autograph opportunities are paid-for additions; you will need an MCM admission ticket too! Head to our website to purchase them today.

If you pre-booked…

Your time slot for photo ops will be sent by Epic closer to the show. Make sure to bring your confirmation with you, and get ready to queue up at your time slot at the show for the guest you have booked an autograph or photo op for. It’s as simple as that! 

If in doubt, there will always be MCM and Epic staff on hand to help you. 

Please note that not all of our guests will be available for pre-purchase. Those that aren’t will be available for you to buy at the show. If a guest was available for pre-purchase and sold out, they won’t be able to sell more on the day. 

Paying on the day

Head to the Autographs and Photo Ops area and purchase from the desk. You can then join the queue for any of the guest’s time slots which will be available via the app closer to the show. 

You may have a bit of a wait before meeting some of the more popular guests, and some queue lines may get capped, but this is a great opportunity to gather your thoughts, and try to plan what you’re going to say when you meet them. Pick a question you’d like to ask, or have a greeting straight in your head so you can cut to the chase when it’s your turn.

Pro-tip: Trade off with your group for super long queues - take the time to grab some food, use the bathroom or grab that bit of merch you’ve been eyeing up. Just make sure you’re back in time!

Most importantly, if you feel overwhelmed or anxious at any point, remember there are people there to help you. Please alert a member of staff who will be able to assist.

Things to bring…

  • Your confirmation email as proof of purchase.
  • The item(s) you want signed - You’re welcome to select one of the show-ready photos we’ll have at the signing booth on the day, or bring along something special to be signed.
  • Custom pens for signing - black pens are provided as standard, but if you would like a particular colour or effect pen for your autograph you can bring one with you.


  • Be friendly! Introduce yourself, strike up conversation, ask a question or how their day is going. Guests are happy to chat and love hearing how much you rate their work.
  • Make the most of your slot…but respect their time and others’ in the queue line. It’s better to keep things short and sweet!
  • Respect personal boundaries. Especially in current times, everyone will have different levels when it comes to interacting with fans; wait for them to initiate a handshake or hug. 


  • Be inappropriate or harass the guests. They’re people too, and are trying to enjoy the convention just as much as you are!
  • Bring large gifts - celebrities have baggage allowance too! 

We hope you have a great time meeting the guests at MCM and can’t wait to see your amazing photos! Keen to share? Tag us on social media @mcmcomiccon.

Wondering who is at MCM London 2024?

Head to our Guest page to find out


Click above to see our full list of guests announced so far. For select guests, photo ops and autographs will be available to pre-purchase via our partners at Epic. Read more here.

No, panels are free to attend and do not require booking. Capacity may be limited for some panels depending on demand.

Yes, an admission ticket is a prerequisite to getting a photo op. Please ensure you purchase an admissions ticket prior to purchasing any photo ops.

You are welcome to have up to 4 individuals & any children under 3 per Photo Op ticket (not counting the celebrities).

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