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With over 130,000 visitors attending MCM London Comic Con in October 2015, this places MCM as the largest Modern Pop Culture event in Europe and the third largest in the world, just behind San Diego Comic Con and New York Comic Con.
With an attendance of over 420,000 visitors across all events in 2015, MCM Comic Con events are the UK & Europe’s largest 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 Shows, Gadgets, Music, Clothing and Toys.
HYPER JAPAN Festival returns in 2016 to a new home at the Olympia Grand. Tickets go on sale from March.
Friday 15th July: 12:00 – 20:00
Saturday 16th July: 9:00 – 15:00, 15:30 – 21:00
Sunday 17th July: 9:00 – 18:00
Urban Food Fest and leading Japanese premium lager Asahi Super Dry have partnered to bring you a Japanese influenced street food market and invites you to experience life in slow motion with the showcasing of the Asahi branded super slow motion video booth, where one sip of beer can last for up to half a minute!
The Asahi super slow motion video booth is constructed from over 1,500 intricate metal rings and features an ultra-slow motion camera, the booth is in the shape of an Asahi pint glass. On entering the booth, guests will experience a jet of compressed air propelled into their faces, recreating the crisp and refreshing quality of Asahi Super Dry, and 100 ping-pong balls will be launched two metres into the air from a secret trap door. This effect is designed to make guests feel like they are literally inside a pint of Asahi!
Come and experience the booth and sample Asahi Super Dry and Asahi Super Dry Black, the only lagers being served at our main bar. An Asian inspired street food market, decorated with Asahi branded bunting and lanterns, will be serving mouth-watering Asian specialities such as Oriental Gyoza, Taiwanese Bao Buns and Japanese Sushi Rolls. We’ll of course have an incredible array of global street food trucks and stalls, including Asian inspired handmade vegetarian falafel with hummus & halloumi in a soft tortilla with deli pickles and salsa, and for something sweet you can indulge in glorious triple stacked sponge cakes and gooey melt in the middle brownies.
Not only will Asahi Super Dry be available all night, you can also enjoy our bespoke bar offering craft ales and ciders, premium wines, alongside themed cocktails including “Japanese Beaut” spiced rum, apple & mint palm juice & our exclusive “Asahi Black” – Asahi Dry Black, bourbon, lemonade and a squeeze of lime.
SPECIAL OFFER BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ON DRINKS – ASK FOR MIKE OR RACHAEL AT THE BAR!
Urban Food Fest is free entry, every Saturday, from midday to midnight @ Euro Car Parks, 162-167 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1
GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON! All money raised goes towards the British Heart Foundation!
Come along to The Taproom (basement) for a Japan-themed pub quiz and raffle!
There will be non-Japan rounds too, so you don’t have to be an expert to join in!
Pub quiz entry: £5
Raffle tickets: £1 a strip
Times: Arrive from 6.30pm. Pub quiz starts at 7pm, followed by raffle!
Nearest station: Highbury & Islington / Angel
The Taproom serves craft beer and delicious pizza!
Prizes include a Japanese meal, DVDs, books and more!
The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston have announced that they will open a second site in Covent Garden on Tuesday 27th February. As well as bringing the popular Japanese small plates and skewers to central London, the restaurant will have a new extended menu and a karaoke room for private parties.
‘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.
We 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!’
A secret multi-course Japanese dinner with audio / visual experiences whilst meeting new people in an art gallery in east London.
And you can bring your own booze x
For this new concept we have hired an art gallery in a warehouse conversion 4 min walking from Whitechapel station to host our most ambitious Japanese dining experience with the feeling of a trip to Tokyo and where sounds and images blur the line between real and unreal.
About the menu
The dinner will start with a watercress salad with sesame dressing. The creamy, sweet and nutty dressing is made by blending sesame seeds, rapeseed oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sugar.
The smokiness and umami of katsuobushi (bonito flakes) adds complexity to the dish.
We will then be serving the square-shaped, incredibly silky and firm Sanuki udon with an umami-rich dashi broth, citrus-marinated Scottish smoked mackerel and mixed seaweeds.
The following course will be a fresh contrast of textures, featuring soft tofu, grated ginger and katsuobushi.
A refreshing summery dish that we find works particularly well after the richness of the udon.
The last course will be a selection of Japanese sweets: matcha dorayaki (the Japanese interpretation of the pancake, filled with green tea powder custard), chocolate mochi (a thin layer of glutinous rice enclosing a chocolate ganache) and aka daifuku (a glutinous rice cake filled with anko, a sweet azuki bean paste)
Watercress salad with sesame dressing
Udon noodles with smoked mackerel and mixed seaweeds
Soft tofu with grated ginger and katsuobushi
Matcha dorayaki, chocolate mochi, aka daifuku
We cater for most allergies and dietary requirements,
please let us know your requirements on the booking form.
The event is BYOB, feel free to bring your favourite drinks.
Our current space is an art gallery in a warehouse conversion 4 min walking from both Whitechapel and Aldgate East station.
The address will be provided at the time of booking.
Doors for the 7PM event open at 6:30PM
Doors for the 9PM event open at 9PM
We recommend to arrive as soon as the doors open to fully experience the event.