Camp Wildfire Review: Updated for 2019

Earlybird tickets are now on sale! Use our Camp Wildfire link to get £10 off your ticket! There is a magical place in the woods near Sevenoaks and I have just returned home the better for having visited. Camp Wildfire, hidden away on the St Clere Estate, in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK is billed as a half music festival and half …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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CfG at MCM London Comic Con – May 2018

Coaching for Geeks Returns to MCM Comic Con – This Time It’s London Yeah we smashed our way through MCM Birmingham Comic Con back at the NEC, back when it was snowing, back when I had a big team there with me. We’re heading to the Excel Centre in London for MCM London Comic Con, 25-27 May 2018, and some …

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 …

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Gaming Beneath a Steel Sky – Insomnia62 Preview!

LAN Parties. Insomnia Festival has brought LAN parties back in a BIG, exhibition centre spanning way. Plus all the esports, cosplay, tabletop gaming,  YouTube and Twitchers you could ask for. Insomnia62 Preview Time!   We haven’t tidied up after MCM Birmingham Comic Con and yet we’ll be back at the NEC in less than 10 days’ time for Insomnia62, the …

Snitches get Stitches – Catching up with the Quidditch Premier League

Quidditch! Turns out it’s quite an aggressive and inclusive team sport. 2017 saw the launch of the Quidditch Premier League. I first met with the director, Jack Lennard, plus some of the key players for our podcast last year. I caught up with Jack to find out what’s been going on in the world of Quidditch, and do snitches, in …

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UK Games Expo 2018 Preview

1-3 June 2018 Cor that seems a long way off yet. But with Christmas fast approaching (and PAX Unplugged taking place right now) many of our minds turn to games. Beautiful boardgames with their meeples, cards, dice, tokens, cooperation, deceit, strategizing, funtimes. We’ll do a roundup of best games to introduce non-gamers to very soon, for now let’s look forward …