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 Diversity with Kyle-Steven Porter – PAX Diversity Lounge Manager

PAX events have a set of rules governing attendee behaviour. And their safety and accessibility pages state “Since the early beginnings of the show, PAX has been proactive about creating and implementing policies that ensure a safe and fun environment for attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and Enforcers alike.”   At PAX East, the Diversity Lounge was showing just how safe and …

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 …

Creator of the Month Jan 2019 – Geek Forge, Jen Pawley (week 4)

Welcome to Week  of Coaching for Geeks ‘creator of the month’ for January 2019. Today we look at the final 2 pieces from the very talented Jen Pawley (Geek Forge) along with a little insight to each. You can find more of Jens’s great work at these locations You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekForge On Etsy at http://thegeekforge.etsy.com Our website …

Creator of the Month Jan 2019 – Geek Forge, Jen Pawley (week 3)

Welcome to Week 3 of Coaching for Geeks ‘creator of the month’ for January 2019. Today we look at 2 more pieces from the very talented Jen Pawley (Geek Forge) along with a little insight to each. You can find more of Jens’s great work at these locations You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekForge On Etsy at http://thegeekforge.etsy.com Our website …

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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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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 …