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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 …

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Role Play Gourmet: Perfect Puttanesca Seduces Gamers

Puttanesca – your simple games night recipe with bonus XP Hello, I’m Paul Flannery. I’m most well-known for bringing the cult TV show Knightmare to the stage back in 2013 and being an all-round nerdy comedian guy. What most people don’t know is I spent nine years working as a chef in kitchens up and down the country, preparing everything …

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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 …

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5 Keys To A Speculative Job Application That Unlocks ‘No Job Vacancies’

Your ideal company doesn’t have any job vacancies – but you’re available. That just means you should try a better way, with a speculative job application… So the company you REALLY want to work for don’t seem to have any positions vacant. That means you’re out of luck right? Just gotta bide your time, see what comes up, play it …

MCM Manchester Comic Con: The CfG Survival Guide

The in-depth Coaching for Geeks survival guide for MCM Manchester Comic Con 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 …

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Seven Steps to an Awesome School Leaver’s CV

    That’s it! School’s out! For… summer, for… ever!     You might have booked that road trip, that holiday, and planned that EPIC night out. Or maybe, you can’t quite afford it yet. Maybe, you are fired up with passion at the very start of your career.   Because right now, it is time. Time to enter the real …

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Mental Health Is Your Super Power – Cosplayers’ Top Tips

What comes up for you when the term “Mental Health” is mentioned? Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Do you feel anxious or sad? Many people struggle with their own thoughts along with the stigma that comes up with it. Here’s my post on what I found out about the battles and challenges of anxiety, depression and other disorders… at …

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It Shouldn’t Happen To A Cosplayer… Cosplay Catastrophes

Beth Malcolm of Amazonian Cosplay, is an experienced cosplayer; participating in competitive cosplay events and spending months of time (and wages) on her intricate cosplay creations.   She has appeared on the podcast and on stage with Coaching for Geeks’ own Robin at MCM Birmingham Comic Con – and now she shares her cosplay catastrophes.   We all have those …

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Sorry – Your Princess is in Another Castle: Getting rejected and moving onto the next level

  I was on my way out the door to meet a new girl that I met online. We’ve been talking for about a week now and figured it time to get together mono-e-mono. Nerves were unusually high at this point. Which was weird, because I’ve been to this show many of times. However, this girl seemed different. She was …

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 …

Gamification 101 (or How I Turned my Dead Facebook Group Around Using Stickers)

  This blog post first appeared in the Coffee With Dan Facebook group     Cast your mind back, Wayne’s World style, to July of this year; Spider-Man: Homecoming had just come out and I had written a piece on it that I was fucking proud of. **Crickets** Awesome. My group was on life support and needed a kick up …