12 Social Events for Introverts

Introversion has a bit of a bad rep in today’s “always on” social online world. We often get mistaken for being rude and antisocial. As humans, social events are a must. It keeps your mental state healthy and confidence. They are fun, entertaining and a great way to meet new people for friendships, relationships and work. Introverts, like extroverts, shine …

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 …

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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#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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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 …

Designing Your Dungeons & Dragons Encounters with James Gifford

James Gifford, author and illustrator of Dungeon Diaries, returns to improve your Dungeons and Dragons encounters (also applicable to any tabletop roleplaying game PATHFINDER FOR LIFE! – Ed: Robin) ENHANCING YOUR DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ENCOUNTERS Back when I was a baby goblin, I used to play Dungeon Crawler game like Torchlight and Dungeon Siege. I remember thinking they were the …

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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What’s the BIG Festival, Brazil?

BIG Festival 2018 Brazil’s Independent Games (BIG) Festival is finally here and Anderson Araújo from Coaching for Geeks went along to take a closer look into all the great games they brought us this year.       BIG Festival has taken place every year since 2012, and in Brazil is considered the most important festival of Independent games in …

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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 …

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 …

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 …