Jackie Charlton~ A memory

The world lost another great footballer today. Jack Charlton, member of the 1966 World Cup winning squad and older brother of fellow footballer Sir Bobby Charlton died yesterday aged 85. Jack had a great career as both a player and a manager with his playing career at Leeds United and managing teams including Middlesbrough and... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 23

It was back to Stadium:MK for what many people believe to be the last Collectormania in MK. To be honest, I'm kinda glad. Personally, I don't think the stadium is suitable. For the first time in a while I had my brother and his family with me. He is disabled and had great difficulty in... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 21

I wasn't planning to attend this time around as it normally means staying over and lots of cabs etc. However, someone I know was announced as a guest, and as I was the one who suggested he hits the con circuit and I built his website I thought I should put in an appearance. Whilst... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 19

My first visit to CM:MK for a couple of years and I had my brother Steve, Sister-In-Law Clare, niece Jessica and nephews Charlie and Lewis. It was Lewis' first event at aged 8 months! Lots of improvements had been made since my last visit. Again, wonderful cosplays (including my niece and nephew) and great guests!... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 15

One of the best CMs for a long time. There were many great guests to choose from, but financially I could not meet all the ones I would like to so I had to choose carefully.... First came Avery Brooks, from Star Trek:DS9. Such a lovely dude even though he seemed a bit spaced out.... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 13

It ¬†was around now that Collectormania started to outgrow the shopping centre. There were at least 48 guests this year! A fair few were regulars and fan favourites from Star Wars, Red Dwarf etc. The cast of Torchwood played a big part too. There was no real main draw for me this time.   I... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 11

I was only able to attend one day of this event. Was saving money for the big Star Wars event 2 months after. But, there were a few people I just had to meet! First up was Grace Park who plays Sharon Valerii (Boomer/Athena) in the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. She was lovely and very friendly,... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 10

After finishing Summer Camp in the summer of 2006 I decided (after much nagging from various people) to watch LOST. I was hooked (I even loved the finale a few years later!) Luckily enough CM10 was just around the corner and they had a couple of LOST guests in attendance. First was Maggie Grace who... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 9

Back to MK again, and the guest lists are getting bigger, whilst my bank balance gets lower....let's face it, that's half the fun! I first met a couple of big Star Trek: The Next Generation guests. Jonathan Frakes and LeVar Burton who were both very nice but had a laugh (at our expense) when LeVar... Continue Reading →

Collectormania 8

Collectormania takes place twice a year, so it meant another trip to MK. One of my childhood heroes, William Shatner, was in attendance. Unfortunately, my first meeting with the man left an unpleasant memory. We were herded through like cattle and barely an acknowledgement came from the man himself. Luckily, he made up for it... Continue Reading →

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