Thoughts and ramblings of an ageing, music loving, Sci-Fi geekā€¦

Going Rogue – a Prophecy fulfilled

As you may or may not know there are many conventions throughout the year themed around a wide variety of current and past TV shows and run by a number of different organisers. I’ve been attending events for a long time but one of the few UK conventions I’ve not done is one run by Rogue Events.

There are a number of reasons for this. For one, they don’t run events based around shows I watch and for another I’ve heard many stories about how badly they are run which has put me off. But then they go and announce an event called Prophecy based around the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer and it’s offshoot, Angel. On top of this they announce Alyson Hannigan as one of the guests. A very rare appearance and with a couple of other guests I hadn’t met I was persuaded to buy a ticket. So how did it go? (more…)

rockstar6662 / 26th June 2016 / Conventions, Photographs, Signings, TV Shows / 0 Comments

New Year – Exciting times ahead

Another year starts. Welcome to 2016 and a Happy New Year to you all. I’ll start by admitting I’ve not done as much updating to this blog as I thought I would, mostly because it doesn’t have a particular theme, I’ve been busy and not had anything I’ve felt the need to really write about but lets start with a bit of a roundup.

Since my last post in October there have been multiple convention trips involving mad journeys just for the day to Cardiff and Brighton, which were actually two of the most fun days of the year (more…)

rockstar6662 / 5th January 2016 / Books, Cinema, Conventions, Music, Photographs, Signings, Thoughts, Travel, TV Shows, Updates / 0 Comments

Dinosaurs and Shakespeare

While it might have been interesting (or just weird) if Shakespeare had written a play involving dinosaurs, I’m not going to explore the possibilities of such a mashup. Instead this is about two firsts for me, a late night visit to the Natural History Museum and my first visit to The Globe theatre in London. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 23rd August 2015 / Museums, Photographs, Theatre, Travel / 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

London Film and Comic Con Winter 2014

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Another weekend, another convention. Run by Showmasters, London Film and Comic Con is a signing event more than a convention, though people interchange the phrases. A convention is really more like a themed event, say at a hotel where you will normally stay as well and where there will be evening parties, meet and greet opportunities with the guests and other things going on.

These signing events are more generic, will have a range of actors from a variety of films and shows, comic artists and writers, cosplay and authors too.

There are two LFCC events each year now, the main summer show in July and a winter one which is usually in October. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 19th October 2014 / Conventions, Photographs, Signings / 0 Comments