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Hyper Japan Goldfish Lanterns

Saturday at Hyper Japan Christmas 2017


I don’t know if there is a confirmed connection between developing an interest in geeky things and in Japanese culture if you’re a young British chap, but it’s certainly what happened with me. I think that my first encounter was with the television show Monkey, shown on BBC2 at 6pm in the early 1980s (yes, I am that old), and…

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Alan Davis at NICE 2012

My Embarrassingly Late Notes About The Northants International Comics Expo


The first Northants International Comics Expo (I think the ‘International’ is stretching it, but I guess they wanted the groovy acronym; a bit like the Dublin International Comics Expo wanted ‘D.I.C.E.’) was held in Wicksteed Park, Kettering, on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. I attended on the Saturday because that was the day with the greatest reason to be there…

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London Super ComicCon interior

Saturday at the London Super Comic Con


I think this is the first comic book convention I have attended which gave me an actual, not metaphorical, headache at the end of the day; I’m trying to work out if it was because I enjoyed the con too much or if I’m an inexperienced attendee. Despite coming home to pain killers and an early night (I am so…

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Saturday At The London MCM Expo


I haven’t been to a convention since I attended the London Film and Comic Con in 2008, so it was about time I exposed myself to another celebration of geek culture. Mark Millar’s Kapow! might have been oriented more towards mainstream comic book (matching my tastes), but tickets for that sold out because it was so small (and I’ve started…

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London Film and Comic Con right-hand floor

London Film And Comic Con: An Experience


Although I’m not going to San Diego Comic Con (and probably won’t in the foreseeable future), it doesn’t mean I can’t have the experience of being in a large exhibition centre filled with geeks, some dressed in costume, buying merchandise and getting autographs. The London Film and Comic Con was over the weekend at Earls Court Two, and my girlfriend…

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