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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 …

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 …

UK Games Expo: The Survival Guide

What is UK Games Expo?   Well, it’s an expo, not a convention. Fancy! It’s great big tabletop gaming convention; boardgames, wargames, cardgames, roleplaying games. Plus nerdy entertainment shows, a Viking village… in their own words:   UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK – where all aspects of the gaming hobby are represented …

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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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Our EPIC Review of 6 Games at UK Games Expo

  At the UK Games Expo I got some hands-on demos of some of the tabletop games being exhibited. Here’s my games review and low down on the game play mechanics.   Game Review: Posthuman Saga I believe that it was fate that I played this game. Two days before the expo I came across an advert in Facebook messenger …

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Escape Your Deathtrap: Live Performances at UK Games Expo

  There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of a live performance. I discovered to my delight that there were several seminars, workshops and live events running alongside the tabletop gaming at the UK Games Expo, each one geeky in their own way and the majority of which were priced at an incredibly reasonable five pounds per person. Bargain! Here’s …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

PC Gamer Weekender – Kingdom Come and Rend impressions

Stepping into the hall at Olympia where PC Gamer (sponsored by Omen by HP) had set out their stall for the weekend was an education in organised chaos; teams were unboxing monitors, booting PCs, going through buckets of coffee and generally fortifying themselves for the deluge of gamers due in the days ahead. Ranks of high, white stands, housing the …