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Geek & Cosplay

EGX – A First Time Visitor’s Tale

EGX is the biggest gaming convention in the UK, aimed at both industry professionals and fans, covering everything from big names releases, to indie titles, to the gear you need to play it all on. So really, the fact I’d never been was pretty shocking, considering my geek credentials. My immediate reaction was mostly amazement. The …

Food, Geek & Cosplay

Make Your Own McDonalds Szechuan Sauce

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware of a marketing stunt from McDonalds that majorly backfired. After Rick and Morty referenced the limited edition Szechuan Sauce from McDonalds, demand for the sauce suddenly exploded. Originally only available as a promotional item in 1998, as part of a menu themed on the release of Mulan, McDonalds …

Days Out, Geek & Cosplay, Travel

Doctor Who Experience, Cardiff

I’ve written about the Doctor Who Experience before, but that was back in 2012, and it’s changed a fair bit since then. The Experience is actually closing in September, with no word on what will happen to the contents (most of it is actually owned by private collectors, but hopefully a lot of it will …

Geek & Cosplay, Lifestyle

UK Games Expo 2017

Last weekend, Dave and I headed to the NEC to investigate UK Games Expo. UK Games Expo covers card, board, role-playing, miniature and family games, with tournaments, new games to investigate, plenty to buy, demonstration games and trade seminars. I will admit to not being much of a table-top gamer (I play Firefly Fluxx and …

Geek & Cosplay, Lifestyle

Has geek gone mainstream?

There was a time when geek was an insult. Being a geek meant being an unemployed, overweight man who spent your time in your mother’s basement, or it meant that if you asked the mainstream. It seems to me though, that after the whole ‘geek chic’ movement, geek has moved beyond being ‘cool’, and is …

Geek & Cosplay

Cosplay 101: What Should I Take To a Convention?

Conventions are fun places to be, but it can be super tiring, and hard on your costumes. Pack yourself a little cosplay convention survival kit and it’ll make your day much easier. Here’s my top items that you should take to a convention. Plasters  – Because cosplay shoes are often stupid and give blisters. Pack …