Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geek…

2016 – the good, the bad and the ugly

Haven’t written anything here for a while and I wasn’t sure about posting this as it is rather self centered and I don’t mean it to be a “look how great everything was for me” thing as it certainly wasn’t but as a very eventful year comes to a close it’s a time to reflect and maybe by doing so it’ll make someone else think of some good things that have happened to them too and that the year wasn’t necessarily all bad. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 31st December 2016 / Concerts, Conventions, Holiday, Thoughts, Travel / 0 Comments

Viva Las Vegas – the official 50th Anniversary Star Trek convention

To boldly go…. As the saying from the opening of Star Trek goes and I’ve certainly done my fair share of that this year. Lots of new places visited, maybe not always so boldly but they’ve been great experiences and I’ve just had another with a big trip to Las Vegas for the Official 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention considered by many to be THE event of the year to celebrate the franchise. I’ve heard a lot about it from friends who have been before, wanted to try it and what better year than the 50th Anniversary plus a chance to see somewhere else completely new. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 14th August 2016 / Conventions, Holiday, Signings, Travel / 0 Comments

The Big Apple, the Iron Lady and a Double D

It may sound like the title of a bad detective novel but I’ve recently had the most amazing two and a half weeks. For a long time I’ve held back from doing certain things, travel being one of them. Partly due to cost, partly due to anxiety of the unknown and I don’t find it all that fun travelling on my own, such things are generally better as a shared experience.

So I promised myself I’d say yes to doing more things but didn’t imagine it would turn out to be quite so crazy.
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rockstar6662 / 27th May 2016 / Concerts, Holiday, Museums, Theatre, Travel / 0 Comments

A little German adventure & other stories

Hi everyone (if there’s anyone still out there). Its been a while. One of those times when life gets in the way and sucks out any inspiration and motivation for things to write about but I’ve just had a great trip away and a birthday and it’s re-energized me a bit, so time for a catch up. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 30th May 2015 / Conventions, Holiday, Signings / 0 Comments

Roadtrip – Two conventions, some Lakes and some Mountains

This week has been time off work. Normally it’s just an annual trip to the Lake District which is in the Northwest of England for those unfamiliar with it. After the disaster that was last year, due to the other issues I was dealing with, I was looking forward to this and decided to combine it with a visit to a Convention with friends at the start of the week which was sort of on the way.

And, as often happens at the last minute, some guests from the TV show The Waking Dead were announced for an event in Birmingham on the second weekend of my break. A friend really wanted to meet them and as there were a couple of people I was interested in seeing too I said I’d drive back from the Lake District on the Friday and drive up to Birmingham on the Saturday morning.

So first up was a drive to Nottingham for Em-Con. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 23rd March 2015 / Conventions, Holiday, Photographs, Signings / 0 Comments