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 … Continue reading EGX – A First Time Visitor’s Tale
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 … Continue reading Make Your Own McDonalds Szechuan Sauce
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 … Continue reading Doctor Who Experience, Cardiff
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 … Continue reading UK Games Expo 2017
As if the weekend at MCM London wasn't enough, the very next weekend I found myself pulling on the cosplay again for Collectormania24 at the NEC in Birmingham. I've never actually been to a Collectormania event before, but as it was on the doorstep, it seemed rude not to investigate. When we arrived at about … Continue reading Collectormania24
At MCM London the other week, I unveiled a new costume. I was part of an Art Nouveau superheroes group, as Art Nouveau Rogue. I thought it would be interesting to give new costumes a little write up, on the inspiration, the design and the build process, as well as the experience of wearing the … Continue reading Cosplay: Art Nouveau Rogue
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 … Continue reading Has geek gone mainstream?
If something's worth doing, it's worth doing well. But how far should you push yourself? For most of us, cosplay being more than a hobby is a distant dream. We can't all be Jessica Nigri. Despite the fact it's meant to be fun, however, I do see a lot of cosplayers putting themselves under major … Continue reading Cosplay 101: Pressure
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 … Continue reading Cosplay 101: What Should I Take To a Convention?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRB5UBGOgW4 I filmed a little haul of the treats I bought at MCM. Companies I bought from: Resurrection Comics: https://www.facebook.com/Resurrection... CBCS: https://www.cbcscomics.com/ Squeez's Sparkles: https://www.facebook.com/SqueezsSpark... Sarah Graley: http://sarahgraley.com/ Birchams Art: http://www.birchamsart.com/