MCM Manchester Comic Con: The CfG Survival Guide

Originally published September 5 2018. Updated for 2019. Introducing an in-depth guide to the ins and outs of MCM Manchester Comic Con by Alice Isted of Arisu Cosplay What is MCM Manchester Comic Con? MCM Manchester Comic Con is a family-friendly two day event hosted in the heart of Manchester. It is a celebration of all things pop culture: anime, …

Convention Survival Guide: Glasgow Games Festival

Glasgow Games Festival: What is it? A day of open board gaming in city centre Glasgow with demos, traders and a games library, with just under 400 attendees. It has been operating for a couple of years, and has a website: http://www.glasgowgamesfestival.com/   Glasgow Games Festival: When is it? The 2019 dates haven’t been announced yet. The last one was Saturday 17th …

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#SaveShadowHunters – the hashtag that took the internet by storm

In 2018 there was a huge movement to save Shadowhunters from the axe… Alice Isted investigates what made #saveshadowhunters a global phenomenon. What is Shadowhunters? Shadowhunters is an adult fantasy tv show based on Cassandra Clare’s best seller book series “The Mortal Instruments”.  Shadowhunters follows a group of half human, half angel warriors protecting their world by hunting down demons. …

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Welcome to the Stitch and Bitch – Cosplay Content with Amazonian Cosplay

Cosplay is, to quote a friend of mine, simply ‘The Art of Dressing Up’. Cosplay. What is it exactly? Is that when people dress up as Japanese schoolgirls? Well, yes but also no. Oh I know! Is it some underground fetish hobby? Well, yes, but also a big no. If you’re not new here, you may have seen my previous …

Convention Drama: Should This Play Out In Public?

What happens when guest appearances are cancelled for a Con – publicly? Two sides to every story: a convention guest cancellation Over the weekend I spotted a post online from a very disgruntled celebrity agency, on the Galactic Productions, LLC Facebook page: This post alone would panic any conventioneer. If I had booked tickets for this event it would certainly …

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Nerds Jolly Boating: Live Entertainment at UK Games Expo – Part 2

Helen Pain continues her review of the Live Entertainment at the UK Games Expo 2018. Go back and read her Escape Your Deathtrap: Live Performances at UK Games Expo Part 1 if you haven’t already!    …3 down, 3 more to go – would the events at UK Games Expo just keep getting better? *Spoiler alert – err, yeah!*   You Can’t …

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 …

When CfG met… Nolan North – “Filling in for Fillion”

Nolan North on the Uncharted Fan Film, the Next Destiny DLC and ‘Filling in for Fillion’ Daniel Fine headed to the Nolan North press conference at MCM Manchester Comic Con   Sometimes light-heartedly referred to as Mr. Video Games, Nolan North is one of the most prolific voice actors in the business. From the Uncharted franchise, to Deadpool and everything …

When CfG met… Christopher Judge

Coaching for Geeks Stargate fanatic, Daniel Fine, heads to MCM Manchester Comic Con to meet Teal’c MCM Manchester Comic Con took place last weekend and was attended by an array of different stars. Many were voice actors who’d been featured in video games and there were a few actors as well, including Manchester’s prodigal son, Benedict Wong from Dr Strange …

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 …

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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 …

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 …