How to overcome self-doubt and fall in love: Amanda’s MCM London Comic Con

Here’s how MCM London made me fall in love again… with life, stories, playfulness and funny voice actors! MCM London Exclusive: Amanda Leek’s report for the Coaching for Geeks studio.   It was great to be press for Coaching for Geeks on my first convention adventure at MCM London Comic Con.   Firstly, I’d like to report extremely eloquent answers …

FNATIC – Fortnite team tryouts at E3 2018

-Attendees at E3 this year have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of FNATIC’s Fortnite captain Ettnix- -Move comes as Epic Games announces $100 million investment into Fortnite competitions-  FNATIC, one of the world’s leading global esports brands, today revealed that attendees at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles (June 12-14) will have the opportunity to catch the …

Giving It A Go at UK Games Expo

  As an introvert I’m constantly worrying about the potential pitfalls of interacting with other human beings at conventions. What if I say the wrong thing? Am I out of my depth with geek trivia? What if I bump into another Black Widow cosplayer? Seriously, I spent time and money on that costume – I deserve to be the only …

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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 …

What we’re Playing at UK Games Expo 2018

UK GAMES EXPO IS ALMOST UPON US! Board games! Roleplaying games! Viking LARPS! Stage shows that are a hybrid of roleplaying, comedy, and improv games! We REALLY like games at CfGHQ so we’re heading to the UK Games Expo to game for three whole days (plus the industry preview because we’re fancy like that).   Here’s what’s on our schedule …

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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 …

Convention Survival: The Psychology of Queuing (OR, How to Make Standing in Line Easier)

Queues! Lines! Whatever you call them, they are a part of life, and a big part of conventions. Whether it’s getting tickets online in a virtual queue, waiting outside a convention hall in the snow just to get in (I’m looking at you PAX East), standing in line to get that epic photoshoot, or just waiting to go for a …

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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 …

Our Top 7 Games from EGX Rezzed 2018

GAMES GAMES GAMES! EGX Rezzed is the UK’s biggest indie games event, the weird younger brother of EGX (formerly EuroGamer Expo) and took place at London’s Tobacco Dock 13-15 April. Robin Bates, CfG’s founder (who went to the very first EGX when it was in an old brewery, it snowed, and LittleBIGPlanet and the Prince of Persia reboot were highlights), …

LA Games Conference 2018 Speakers Announced

LA Games Conference Agenda & Speakers Announced for May 8th Event Annual Industry Confab Brings Together Top Leaders from NBCUniversal, Blizzard, Super League Gaming, EA, Zynga, Twitter, and Many More at the W Hotel in Hollywood Digital Media Wire today yesterday announced the agenda and speakers for the 12th annual LA Games Conference, a one-day event focused on the future of …

Top Ten Tips for Volunteering at Conventions – Convention Survival Guide

Comic Con! (and other conventions). They don’t happen by magic and  vast teams of volunteers are on hand to make sure they work like… erm… clockwork. Sarah Wilson, CfG Queen of Cons,  shares her top ten tips for surviving comic con as a volunteer. All of us conventioneers have seen people running around cons, wearing crew shirts, helping the guests …

Caving in High Heels with Amazonian Cosplay – Podcast 51

  Beth Malcolm, AKA Amazonian Cosplay, takes her work to the next level. She not only hand crafts her work, which has included Cersei Lannister, Flemeth, Queen Hippolyta and more, but also treks out into the wilderness to take scenic photographs. Follow Amazonian Cosplay on Instagram, Facebook, and find her full portfolio on the Amazonian Cosplay website. Beth goes on …

My First Time – Comic Con on a Press Pass – Con Survival Guide

I have done a lot of different tasks in my time volunteering at conventions. But, this is something I had not yet done! When Robin asked me to be a press representative for Coaching for Geeks I was excited, yet extremely nervous! Excited, because I can get into press panels. Nervous, because I will need to ask a question to …

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Gaming Beneath a Steel Sky – Insomnia62 Preview!

LAN Parties. Insomnia Festival has brought LAN parties back in a BIG, exhibition centre spanning way. Plus all the esports, cosplay, tabletop gaming,  YouTube and Twitchers you could ask for. Insomnia62 Preview Time!   We haven’t tidied up after MCM Birmingham Comic Con and yet we’ll be back at the NEC in less than 10 days’ time for Insomnia62, the …