Agent Venture – Online Heist Experience Review

The classic heist. From Oceans 11 to. Games have varying success in pulling them off, escape rooms and experiences even more so. Monaco, The Swindle, Honey Heist… and now Agent Venture. Agent Venture is the new online heist game, played via Zoom, and brought to you by the creators of immersive real world adventure game – The Adventure is Real. …

8 Simple Tips for Throwing an Awesome Zoom Birthday Party

A few weeks ago I had my 28th birthday. As this was, unsurprisingly, the first birthday I’ve had in lockdown, it made for a strange day which included my nephew singing ‘Happy Birthday’ from the end of the driveway. Approaching the day, I decided to make the most of it and organised a big Zoom birthday party, inviting friends from …

CfG Free Training – May 2020 Schedule – Learn stuff and/or things

Geeks need skills – not just to get the most bells for your turnips in Animal Crossing New Horizons, to paint those miniatures (don’t forget your basecoat!) or to avoid cosplay catastrophes. Life skills, business skills, personal skills. Get good, scrub. During lockdown the most important thing is to take good care of yourself. But of you can pickup some …

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PAX East 2020 Schedule and Panels Announced

Coaching for Geeks is heading to PAX East 2020! Come see us at 6:30pm, Thursday 27th February 2020 in the Cuttlefish Theatre! Check us out on the PAX East 2020 Schedule. Renegade vs Paragon: life lessons from a horrible goose sees its debut at PAX East 2020. See our panel squirm as they debate classic gaming moral decisions in an …

Camp Wildfire Review: Updated for 2020

Final release 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 …

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 …

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 …

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Face-To-Face: Setting Up a Club IRL

I have been thinking about what content I can add to CfG that would be useful and not the same old marketing content that I usually write about. So today, I want to share some ideas about running a club or weekly/monthly meetup. But what do you know? Currently, I run:  3 martial arts groups that I run weekly in …

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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 …

Our Games of UK Games Expo 2019

It’s that time of year again, we are almost as far away from the next UK Games Expo as possible in a calendar year and that’s sad. However, there is still some good news from the world of UKGE – one has just finished and what a fantastic show it was! Various members of the Coaching for Geeks team are …

When CfG Met… Vanessa Marshall

  In Conversation with Vanessa Marshall By Daniel Fine Vanessa Marshall is an extremely talented voice actor whose work has been featured in many different cartoons and video games. She currently voices Gamora on the Disney XD series ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, but she is most famous for portraying Hera Syndulla in the beloved series ‘Star Wars Rebels’, which concluded …

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MCM London Comic Con May 2018 – Reedpop, new content, and you

Ah MCM Comic Con – the biggest of the UK con scene, returned for its first London convention under the auspices of its new ReedPOP owners.   What’s changed and is it for the better? Is it just the signage or is there more? Here’s our review of last weekend’s pop culture extravaganza.   CH CH CH CHANGES STAGES The …

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Coaching for Geeks is at MCM London Comic Con… as Pikachu!

We’re at MCM London Comic Con! Oh hey – if you’re looking for The Cosplay Life cosplayers’ social details they’re here- https://https://www.https://www.coachingforgeeks.com/cfg-at-mcm-london-comic-con-may-2018/ So there’s no blog this weekend BUT here’s Coaching for Geeks founder Robin Bates in a Pikachu costume! Had to be done. Come see us at London MCM Comic Con! I’ll be taking to The Centre Stage on Saturday …

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CfG at MCM London Comic Con – May 2018

Coaching for Geeks Returns to MCM Comic Con – This Time It’s London Yeah we smashed our way through MCM Birmingham Comic Con back at the NEC, back when it was snowing, back when I had a big team there with me. We’re heading to the Excel Centre in London for MCM London Comic Con, 25-27 May 2018, and some …

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire review

  The all-too-familiar sound of the Stormtroopers’  laser blasts ringing in our ears (someone’s been training these guys too, they know how to hit). Each blast keenly felt in the haptic rumble of our weighty body armour, we return fire feeling the heat of Mustafar’s lavascape in front of, and around us. To the left of me, two fellow rebels …

Eugenius! Review

Big songs, big talent, big heart – Go Eugenius! Eugene, Janey, and Feris, Geeks in 1980s America. Running into bullies, attending school, Eugenius! Mashes together a comic book adventure with a teen love story, weaving 80s neon, cartoon and movie references throughout its musical glory. Life seems pretty standard for Eugene and his friends until Hollywood comes a calling and …

History of Video Games Exhibition – Interview with Mark Ashmore

Episode 42 – It may not be the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything, but the history of video games is also very important Arcade machines. Once upon a time you’d find them in chip shops, shopping centres, and arcades full of flashing lights, bleeping soundtracks, and smoking youths shovelling 10 pence piece after 10 …