Meet the MCM Community

Finding friendships and fellow fans to nerd-out with is part of what makes MCM so special. We’re proud to partner with these awesome community groups to bring exciting experiences, prop showcases, activities and more!

Silver Sabres Combat Academy

The Silver Sabres Combat Academy is an LED sabre school, teaching traditional sword arts for the purpose of Competitive, Dramatic, Live Combat.

Fight with a lightsaber!

Study the blade, learn traditional Tai Ji, and become an amazing sword artist! Youngling or adult, they offer group classes, personal training and online teaching tools to help you on your journey.

Visit their stand and sign up for LED sabre training throughout MCM, but hurry - slots usually fill up quick!

The 501st UK Garrison

Started in 2000, The 501st UK Garrison is part of the worldwide 501st legion, a Star Wars costuming community dedicated to raising funds for charities and helping to put smiles on faces. 

In the UK they comprise three distinct clubs (The UK Garrison, Rebel Command and Reel Icons), all sharing a passion for costume accuracy and portraying characters from the Star Wars universe and other film environments. Membership is open to anyone over 18, and with an ever increasing membership throughout the UK they have the experience, creativity,  and dedication to help you create your own screen-accurate costume. 

Why not drop by their stand and have a chat?


Imperial Outlanders

The Imperial Outlanders are a non-profit worldwide Star Wars costume club whose main focus is to build a community of costumed fans. You do not need a “movie cannon” costume to join, all levels of accuracy are accepted.

Stop by their stand next to Cosplay Central to say hi, jump in their full-size speeder and take as many pics as you like!

Project Dalek

Project Dalek is the definitive forum for Dalek building resources - they really Daleks! They have free, downloadable plans for every major Dalek type, local club branches, Dalek events and much more.

Visit their booth adjacent to Cosplay Central; greetings optional, extermination certain!

Nightmare Machines

“Stranger Things” have happened at MCM London…

To coincide with the release of the hit show’s fourth season, Somerset based TV and movie lovers, Nightmare Machines, are bringing a replica set display which will include impressive light and sound effects! They’ll also be raising money for their charity Somerset Sight.

If you’re brave enough to meet the Demogorgon, stop by their booth in the North hall over the weekend.

Ministry of Steampunk

Discover the retrofuturistic world of Steampunk; find out how to get started, see your favourite TV and film props in another light, and learn something new from the best Steampunk-ers in the business!

Quidditch UK

Inspired by a certain famous wizarding series, Quidditch is a fast-paced, mixed-gender, full-contact sport that is played in communities and universities by hundreds of players across the globe.

Whether you're brand new to sport, an experienced athlete, or just a passionate fan of the game or the books, Quidditch is a sure-fire way to let off some steam and meet like-minded folk.

Up for throwing around a quaffle or dodging a beastly bludger? Find Quidditch UK adjacent to The Treehouse at MCM all weekend!

Gaming the Mind

Gaming the Mind is a charity dedicated to improving mental health in the video games community. 

Established in 2015, it is run by mental health experts, combining healthcare expertise with passion for video games and geek culture. 

Their aim? For video games and geek culture to play a positive role in people’s mental health, and for the geek community to be a welcoming space for people with mental health problems. By focusing on the intersection between video games and mental health, they raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding these issues.

Gaming the Mind will be running MCM’s quiet room throughout the weekend, so stop by to find out more about their work, or take a breather from the busy show floor.

MCM Comic Con Official Charity Partner

We’re proud to partner with Hope and Homes for Children; an organisation at the forefront of a growing global movement to eliminate orphanages. Every child deserves the love and belonging of a safe family home–never the violence, abuse and neglect suffered in orphanages. Since 1994, Hope and Homes for Children have inspired the UN, EU and local and national governments worldwide, from Romania to Rwanda, to close the doors of orphanages forever. In their place, they fight to keep families together, to reunite them, and to create new ones–always working with children, for children.