What to expect at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

The MCM Comic Con and Memorabilia show in Birmingham has always been one of the convention highlights for me. In fact, their 2009 show was my first time at a comic-con style convention. Although I had been to a similar event a few months before; Dalek Invasion, a small scale Doctor Who convention at the Yeovilton Fleet Air Museum. Full of Doctor Who merchandise, prop displays, and even a special appearance by the 6th Doctor, Colin Baker. I loved it, and couldn’t wait for my next event, MCM Birmingham. Although I must admit I was feeling a little nervous. MCM […]

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Anxiety Guide to Comic Con

I’ve been attending various comic con events throughout the UK (and one in Germany) for the past 11 years now. It’s the perfect way for me to spend time with like-minded people, meet up with friends I don’t see very often, and meet some of the actors and actresses I admire. But as the years have gone by and comic con has become more “mainstream”, the crowds have certainly gotten bigger! Which isn’t ideal for someone who suffers from anxiety. So with MCM Birmingham, Wales Comic-Con, and other comic con events coming up over the next few weeks, I thought […]

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The Bristol Gaming Market (September 2019) *

AD, Gifted| A few week’s ago Aaron and I were invited to the Bristol Gaming Market*, held in Bristol City Centre. The market is in its 2nd year and saw over 2000 attendees last year, so as lovers of all things gaming, we jumped at the opportunity. Location The Bristol Gaming Market is ideally located at The Passenger Shed, which is right on the doorstep of Bristol Temple Meads train station, making it ideal for those using public transport. Although, as we are only an hour away by car we opted to drive, and parked near Brisol Aquarium (about a […]

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The Phoenix Festival 2019

Last weekend my family and I headed down to Cirencester town centre for their annual Phoenix festival. A two day music festival which is the only completely free festival based in the Cotswolds. The Phoenix Festival is most famous for showcasing local bands and tribute acts, and this year was no different with both a ‘Rolling Stones’ and ‘Tina Turner’ tribute performing this year. Although it’s a free festival, it is run solely by volunteers and relies on donations, which you can do so via charity buckets, buying festival merchandise (such as programmes) or using their contactless card machines. Or […]

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London Film and Comic Con 2019

Last weekend my family and I made our annual trip to Olympia for London Film and Comic Con 2019. It’s always one of highlights of the convention calendar for me and this year marks our tenth year of attending! I can’t quite believe I’ve been going to conventions for a over decade now (my first was Dalek Invasion back in 2008). London Film and Comic Con 2019 was set to be the biggest yet, with a guest list including Aquaman’s Jason Mamoa, Charlie Sheen, Batman’s Val Kilmer and Christina Ricci, to name but a few. Honestly the guest list gets […]

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What’s in my bag? – Comic con edition

With comic con season in full swing, I thought now would be the perfect time to share what essentials I pack in my day bag. This is for a 3-day weekend convention and based on what I brought with me to London Film and Comic Con this past weekend (full write up on that to follow!). Ticket – Many conventions organisers now accept an e-ticket and some even have their own app. However I still like a paper copy in case my phone battery dies – which has happened. I usually spend a lot of battery power taking photos and […]

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