33 salon internacional del comic de barcelona

Part of a 4 day convention, 33 salon internacional del comic de Barcelona is my first venture into a non UK event for geeks, fans and nerds of all description. I've taken a well deserved break from work to attend and will be spending a week in the beautiful city of Barcelona, the majority of which will be in and around the area the convention is being held. Having come to Spain with my spanish more than a little rusty I can honestly say there was a language barrier. Luckily there were more than a few who spoke either perfect english or a broken form of it which just goes to show we English have a lot of catching up to do in terms of language in comparison to our Eurpoean brothers and sisters. I managed to find out that ...

It's been a while since I did an Artist Highlight and I stumbled across this design studio very much by accident but I can't deny the video of Lobulo Design isn't a fascinating look at what designers and their teams do on a daily basis. The team at London/Barcelona based Lobulo Design specialise in papercraft illustrations and designs. If you've watched the above video you can clearly see that they specialise in it for a very good reason...they're pretty good at what they do. From shapes to animals to full blown worlds this studio painstakingly cut out and put together amazing pieces of design that can't be called anything less than art. I'm not actually sure if it's one guy who's doing all the work or a team but with 10 years experience and a clear passion for ...

True Detective Season 2

If unlike me you don't live on the internet you might have missed the release of the trailers for two hotly anticipated returning shows. Both Orange is the New Black and True Detective decided today was a good day to release the trailers for their new seasons. OITNB enters it's third season on Netflix with a lot of changes coming to the women of Litchfield. Be the more things stay the more things stay the same. Having watched the trailer for the third season I can't decide whether I'm excited for it or not. Yes it's a well crafted trailer for the series and yes I most certainly will be watching it, however I've just not been overwhelmed by the trailer. Like the trailer so eloquently puts it in the ever so popular saying...sorry not sorry. Watch the trailer ...

MCM Comic Con Birmingham

A few weeks ago I attended MCM Birmingham Comic Con which took place from 21st - 22nd March 2015. You can read my round up of events on Flicks & the City including the cosplay, the talks and Robots Live! As well as enjoying the atmosphere of the convention and purchasing one or two items I was also lucky enough to get to interview Tyler James Williams and Christian Serratos as well as Neil Jackson. The sound was not as great as I would have hoped it would be having had to record on a tablet so I've written up the highlights of the interview: http://flicksandthecity.com/birmingham-mcm-comic-con-2015-interview-highlights/ However I also got permission to load the videos in full up to my personal YouTube account. Have a watch let know what you think! Neil Jackson Interview Tyler James Williams ...

Loot Crate Covert

It's safe to say we as a society are obsessed with the hidden world that we don't see or the world that we imagine lies beneath our world. So it's fitting that this month's theme was Covert as the epitome of that hidden world is the world of spies. The team at Loot Crate put together a crate full of gadgets and kit every starter spy should have and a little more. The Crate This month's crate followed the new style of DIY that Loot Crate has become known for and paired it with a spy game to find out information. The crate was made to look like a laptop and an email was sent to Looters to crack. I sadly did not have time to try and crack the game and having looked on Yahoo (yeah I used Yahoo. ...

Flatpack Film Festival 2015

I think it's fair to say that Flatpack was a weird & wonderful ride full of twists and turns. The fact that it was all over Birmingham meant that if you went to multiple events as I did you got to explore a lot of what Birmingham had to offer. Like me you probably also found yourself getting fitter while trying to run from event to event (unless you drove). To make things easier on all 5 of my readers (I'm sure there's more...probably) I thought I'd do a roundup of the posts and highlight my favourite 3 events. Links to all the posts from my time at Flatpack Film festival 2015 can be found below Edwardian Horrorshow The Tribe Magic, LOLs and The Odyssey Time & Motion Shorts, Singing and Sion Sono So out of the many events ...