Camp Wildfire Review: Updated for 2020

Earlybird tickets are now on sale! Use our Camp Wildfire link to get £10 off your ticket! There is a magical place in the woods near Sevenoaks and I have just returned home the better for having visited. Camp Wildfire, hidden away on the St Clere Estate, in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK is billed as a half music festival and half …

Hey introvert! How to take a compliment you smart, sexy, beast.

You’ve gone out, maybe to a show, convention, party, or perhaps to work. Danger could even be lurking in your own home with friends, family, partners, or guests. The worst has just happened – someone has GASP praised you, your work, something you’ve done. They have given you a genuine, heartfelt, compliment. How dare they? Now you feel awkward and …

Variant 31 Review & Interview

UPDATE 15 January 2020 Variant 31 appears to have closed its doors forever, with production company Zombie Shows London Ltd going into administration. Chapter 2 was due to open in March 2020, supposedly dealing with the technical issues and implementation of the promised effects, however, having attended I’d have been very surprised if they ever had the space or technology …

Adventure is Served – Role Play Gourmet

Immersive ‘dinner, show and adventure’ crosses culinary skills with role playing games. Tickets for Role Play Gourmet are available now The innovative ‘dinner, show and adventure’ styled on a fantasy role playing game Role Play Gourmet is served at Vault Festival 2020. This interactive, gaming and dining experience all rolled into one is written and directed by Vault Festival favourite …

‘Showing up Daily’ as an introvert

If you’re growing a business, Twitch/YouTube channel, or following of any kind, you’ve probably been told the importance of Showing Up Daily. After all “80% of success is just showing up. ”Turning up and engaging with your people. Sharing content. Responding to comments. Leading. Selling. Promoting. Showing off your products, your services, your channel, your show, your wins, and your …

Gaming and Self Care

Video games! They’re great. They allow us to explore far off worlds, conquer wild beasts, and enjoy the unlikeliest of scenarios such as owning a property and having a stable relationship, thank you The Sims! Gaming can be an undeniable force for good, with friendships forged across the globe, achieving common goals, beating the forces of evil, and raising money …

Stamper Bros? Royal Mail Release Commemorative UK Gaming Stamps

Whoever could have foreseen the day when Dizzy of the Yolk Folk would end up on a stamp? And yet here we are, with the Royal Mail releasing a set of stamps celebrating UK Gaming from the 1980s and 1990s. The stamps have been made in conjunction with trade body UKIE who helped select the influential games of the era, …

Networking for Nerds and Introverts

NETWORKING FOR NERDS – IN PERSON Cast your mind back to around 2003. Beyonce had gone solo and Crazy in Love was being played everywhere. Outkast’s Hey Ya was released and to this day refuses to die. The Bride awoke in Kill Bill Part One. Finding Nemo is a massive hit, Daredevil less so. The Human Genome Project is declared …

The CfG Awards 2019 – WINNERS

HERE COME THE WINNERS! It’s been another phenomenal year for geek culture, as we claim an ever larger share of the voice of pop culture. Coaching for Geeks’ end of year awards celebrates the big, the bold, and the unsung heroes. The Coaching for Geeks community made its nominations and the public voted throughout December… and it’s safe to say …

The CfG Awards Nominees 2019

Here are all our nominees for the Coaching for Geeks Awards 2019. The Coaching for Geeks Community made its nominations and we whittled them down to these few worthy games, movies, bands, shows, and people. If you’re already ready to vote head on over to the voting page. If you want more information on our nominees, you’re in the right …

Become the ultimate NERD!

Most people think that to have a successful career or business you need to be a born leader, or have a level of arrogance that would make Hal Jordan blush. I thought that too. Until a few years ago…. You see, growing up, my best friend was my Spectrum 48k+, then a SNES, then an Amiga, and then….. Well, you …

War Selection – Early Access Review

War Selection – An Early Access Review In the beginning, the universe was created.  War Selection, by developer Glyph Worlds, is a new take on an old medium of videogame. It’s an old school RTS with a new enough twist that it got me wanting to play more of it already. If you, the reader, ever played such classics as …

Goal Setting Your Way to Your Dream Career

The often-overlooked skill of goal setting can go a long way in leading us towards our dream careers. While we may be satisfied with having a general idea of what we want and where we want to go, taking the time to be deliberate towards our goals can make a world of difference. A good example of this is how …

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How to be a Confident Streamer

The greatest videogame convention in the land we call Eng(land), EGX, returns to London for its 2019 edition. Simultaneously rendering our EGX Survival Guide useless and being just down the road from Coaching for Geeks HQ, meaning we can run some things at the show. Here’s the first of five! HOW TO BE A CONFIDENT STREAMER 2pm THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER …

Cat Quest 2 – The Review

Following the phenomenal success of the acclaimed Cat Quest, developers The Gentlebros, will be continuing the story of the world of Felingard – a fantastical land populated by adorable cats. Under threat from a continuing war between the Cats of Felingard and the advancing Lupus Empire, CAT QUEST II will tell the tale of two rivals, brought together against their …

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COSPLAYERS AND GAME DEVS NEEDED – VG:IRL at EGX 2019

Who would win in a gaming battle to the *death? Game devs or cosplayers? Game developers. Massively important to the world of EGX. Without them, there’d be no games and Euro Gamer eXpo would have a pretty large hole in the content. No Mario. No Sonic. No Fortnite. No Call of Duty. No FIFA. No Last of Us. No Night …

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Win LOADS of BOARD GAMES at Tabletop Gaming Live

Coaching for Geeks is heading to Tabletop Gaming Live! The awesome tabletop gaming event, hosted by Tabletop Gaming Magazine taking place at London’s Alexandra Palace on 28-29 September 2019. I’ll be joined by Liam Purkiss of FURN gaming and we’ll be reporting on the show, covering games we play, and running The Ridiculous Tabletop Pub Quiz at 4pm on Saturday …

Access Escape: The First Escape Room Fully Accessible For The Blind Or Visually Impaired

Hannah Hammond founded Access Escape in Canning Town, East London, in January 2019. It’s the first pop-up escape room that’s fully accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired – played completely in the dark. Hannah chatted to our Coaching for Geeks Overlord Robin Bates… Access Escape is quite unique in terms of escape rooms in that it’s in …

Can Grammarly improve your typing confidence?

I am a terrible typist. Despite hours following Mavis Beacon’s instructions, killing zombies with hastily typed words in The Typing of The Dead (which is abandonware and you can get for free), and giving Nanotale – Typing Chronicles a few goes at various gaming event over the last year, well… this screen is currently covered in red squiggly lines. So …

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How to be Confident with Swamp Ass

The Swamp Thing movie may be cancelled, but that doesn’t stop other swampy things from having the potential to knock your confidence. The summer heat can cause a terrible case of swamp ass. Especially if you make less effort than the writers of the Swamp Thing cartoon theme tune. “What’s swamp ass?” I hear the lucky ones cry. Swamp ass. …