NYCC Star Trek Panels

New York Comic Con followed the lead of many other events and went virtual this year and as has become standard, Star Trek had its own panel. Part one was hosted by Wil Wheaton and was all about Lower Decks which happened to have its Season 1 finale on the same day. It was an... Continue Reading →

Virtual Cons 2020!

This Coronavirus Pandemic has almost ruined the convention season for this year. Most companies that I know of have sadly been affected and, in the UK at least, have had little to no support from the government. I imagine its true for other countries too. Luckily, some companies have taken the initiative to hold 'Virtual... Continue Reading →

2020 Convention Season~ In-House Cons

We're all pretty much convinced now that the 2020 Con Season is a no-go this year thanks to Covid-19. That is, in-person cons at least. Many con organisers have been running virtual cons using platforms such as Zoom and although many of them offer similar services, the prices vary quite a bit! For example; Company... Continue Reading →

Thank You Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D!

With all this downtime my mental health has been getting worse. It was very bad pre-pandemic! I've tried lots of different things but one thing that does help is re-watching some of my favourite shows. I've found some almost impossible to watch at the moment. I don't know why but those that I have watched.... Continue Reading →

Battlestar Galactica Revisited

Being a child of the 70s I grew up with the original Battlestar Galactica on TV. It followed, and benefited from the wake left by all the hype surrounding Star Wars and also faced a few lawsuits claiming that parts of Star Wars had been ripped off by the creators of Galactica. I was 6... Continue Reading →

Looking For Leia

If like me you enjoy a good Star Wars documentary, I'd like to draw your attention to 'Looking For Leia'. It's a seven part series about women and non-binary Star Wars fans who have connected with a character which in turn has helped them find their own identity and reason for being. You can find... Continue Reading →

Memories of past Cons…..

Whilst having a sort out I came across a box full of old Con passes which triggered lots of (mostly) good memories. I don't have all my passes as some were nothing more than a paper band. I think the earliest one pictured is bottom left. Its for Rising Star #1 which was in either... Continue Reading →

Forrest J Ackerman

I'm sure some of you have heard of Forrest J "Forry" Ackerman. If not, here is a very brief description. I'm sure you have heard the term 'sci-fi'. Well, it was Forrest who first coined the term. He was born in LA in 1916 and a child read and saw lots of what we ow... Continue Reading →

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