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

Rediscovering MCM Comic Con – London

I’ll just put this out there. I haven’t attended an MCM event in London since October 2003. At that time it was in just one of the smaller halls at the Excel and you could circle the entire space in a few of minutes. I had just started attending signing events and went to meet Emma Caulfield and Julie Benz from Buffy the Vampire Slayer plus Garrett Wang and Tim Russ from Star Trek: Voyager.

Not particularly sure why I didn’t go to more afterwards, money was always an issue back then, other events seemed to get more of the guests I was interested in and the focus of MCM seemed to move towards Anime and Manga which is not a huge interest of mine. Then as it got bigger came the reports of how badly organised it was, too many people, difficult to get what you wanted etc which put me off even more.

I did once go down to meet some friends while I was at another event and even just hanging around it felt chaotic and far too busy. So why go now? (more…)

rockstar6662 / 30th May 2016 / Conventions, Signings / 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

Storytelling through gaming – a new medium?

I don’t mind admitting I play video games. I’m generally not very good at them but I like them. I’ve played arcade games, PC games and had various consoles over the years and currently have a PS4 which is excellent. I’ve recently got to the end of a game called Life is Strange on the PS4 which was quite an experience and it got me thinking about the types of games I play and why.

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rockstar6662 / 13th February 2016 / Consoles, Games, Thoughts / 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

Cinema etiquette – Dead or Alive?

Recently I made a rare trip to the cinema which highlighted some of the reasons why I don’t go very often. I used to go regularly but as prices have gone up and the number and quality of films I feel it’s worth paying that much to see has decreased it has unfortunately become a fairly rare occurrence. I’m often just happy waiting for the DVD or these days the Blu-ray release. (more…)

rockstar6662 / 11th October 2015 / Cinema, Thoughts / 0 Comments