Staffordshire University London meets MCM Comic Con

Students from Staffordshire University London have been taking part in one of the country's biggest comic cons

Students pictured with a Stormtrooper at the comic con event

Students had the unique opportunity to sell their designs and merchandise

It really gave me an idea of what it’s like to be a freelance artist and I definitely got more out of the event selling my designs than just being an attendee.

Megan Otton, Concept Art for Games and Film

If you were in London from the 28 October to 30 October, you may have seen Daleks, Marvel heroes and Jedis roaming around the city and on the Tube. But have no fear, it was all for the annual MCM Comic Con event.

MCM Comic Con, a prominent fixture in the events calendar, sees thousands of anime, TV and film fans celebrate all things pop culture. And for a group of Concept Art for Games and Film students, it was a unique opportunity to sell their designs and merchandise at the hugely popular event.

Megan Otton, a second year Concept Art student, was one of the lucky students who was able to sell their products and designs at the event.

She said: “It was amazing to attend the event and to be selling my designs and products. Comic Con is always such a busy but exciting event and great to have so many people in the same room with such similar interests.

“It really gave me an idea of what it’s like to be a freelance artist and I definitely got more out of the event selling my designs than just being an attendee.”

All of the money they made from selling their items goes straight to the students.

“Selling my stuff was scary to begin with, but when the crowd grows and more and more visit your stand, it just feels amazing,” said Megan. “I would absolutely love this opportunity again.”

You can check out our Concept Art for Games and Film course and other degrees available at Staffordshire University London by visiting staffslondon.ac.uk/courses.

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