As you may have guessed, my main hobby is comics (Get away, we would never have guessed!) but one of my many other interests is history. When I found out about an event that combined both, involved Pat Mills, Ian Kennedy and Anya Morozova and located in the new V&A building in Dundee, it was a case of “Boss. I am booking the 20th September … Continue reading Ragtime Soldier Man
A couple of weeks ago, I helped out a friend who organised King Con, the comic convention that was run in Kirkcaldy and it was a great wee event. While they may not have been many comic guests, there were plenty of vendors selling comics, original art and associated bits and pieces. With the con not even started, I had already bought 10 Archie double … Continue reading You Made Me Love You
I released on Monday 16th April 2018 part one of my experiences in the set up and the first two panels of Edinburgh Comic Con. I am now going to continue my review and hope it is as interesting to read for all. After the Dominic Keating panel, I was able to dash off for some lunch and refreshment and I can honestly say that … Continue reading We All Stand Together Pt 2
Having just returned from yet another brilliantly executed Edinburgh Comic Con, I thought it best to record my thoughts as soon as possible so here I am getting them written down. For the last few years, I had been Front of House and the growth in numbers of attendees never really let me get in to see the con in full swing except during breaks … Continue reading We All Stand Together Pt 1
I have been a fan of Star Wars since the first clips featured on Clapperboard and Screen Test, so it’s not really surprising that I am quite looking forward to being able to watch The Last Jedi in the next few days as I was so impressed with The Force Awakens when I saw it at the cinema. However, there is another premiere this week … Continue reading Can You Peel It?
With the breadth and range of conventions that line the horizon of British comic fandom, you need to pick and choose which events you are going to attend to get the best bang for your buck. But how do you measure that bang? Is it in the comics you can buy? Is it in the guests that you can meet? Or is it in some … Continue reading Take Me Home Country Roads
In the September of 1954 the kids of the Gorbals little suspected that they would pass into the history of Glasgow and yet they did. If you have not heard the story before, the short version is that the kids of the Gorbals all ganged up and went hunting in the Southern Necropolis for a vampire that had put the bite on two of their … Continue reading Love Song For A Vampire