After many distractions it's finally time for the final LFCC post and what great timing for it with the release for next summer's tickets just around the corner! This will be a short post about the benefits that come with pre booking tickets to the event. By tickets I mean both the tickets to the actual event as those for photo shoots or signatures. These events are getting bigger every year so pre booking is becoming a necessity as bigger attractions (actors, directors, writers, sports stars etc.) come. This means that newbs (like I was this year) come when they haven't in the past. Stress This is not from prior experience but more common sense and what I saw this year from people who had made the mistake of not pre-booking entry tickets or tickets to the shoots/autographs they ...

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

Minutes before LFCC started I was rushing away from the interview I had just completed with Christian Howard who plays Ken in Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist. Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist For those who haven't heard or watched Assassin's fist, it's a web series that's based on the popular Capcom video game series, Street Fighter. Assassin's Fist focuses on the story of Ryu and Ken as they uncover the past of their master, Gouken, and learn the secrets of their dark art, Ansatsuken. The web series was released on Machinima's YouTube channel on May 23, 2014. I managed to get an interview with Christian Howard one of the creators who also plays the character Ken in the film and personal favourite character of mine from the games. The entire video is just below for your pleasure. The sound is a bit ...

Spiderman

When someone mentions the name Spiderman in conversation they are usually referring to Peter Parker; the character originally created by Stan Lee. I however am referring to a lesser known one in Miles Morales. Miles Morales is a character of Black Hispanic descent who possesses powers similar to those of Peter Parker after a bite from a genetically engineered spider. He appeared in the Ultimate Marvel continuity after the death of Peter Parker. The introduction of a non-white Spiderman was inspired by President Barack Obama and actor Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) after his campaign to be The Amazing Spiderman. I can clearly remember the fallout from his creation and I was actually shocked that people were so disgruntled at the idea. It's very much like what's been seen from the revelation of a female being the new Thor or ...

Mojo Jojo

Most of us are at least vaguely familiar with the Powerpuff Girls and those of us that are know that their greatest enemy was always Mojo Jojo. Now it may have been the 2014 Powerpuff Girls special (which I'm not ashamed to say I watched) or it might have been that I was looking for something unique to cosplay as for the first time but by some stroke of luck I rediscovered the domineering character that is Mojo Jojo and decided to cosplay him after seeing that no one had really done him justice (except for an amazing female version). In this post I will detail as much as possible how I went about creating my version of Mojo Jojo, the issues that I had to overcome during the process and how I hope to improve the cosplay. Idea Generation ...

Cosplay

I took a short break from blogging as I needed one and had a busy/hungover week last week. But I'm back now, so this post will continue my recap of LFCC 2014 with my take on the Cosplay that was on display over the weekend. What is Cosplay So what exactly is cosplay you might be wondering. Well it is a Japanese portmanteau that is short for "Costume Play". Cosplay in my understanding is equal parts performance art and role play of characters from films, TV shows, manga, anime, comics and video games. Some buy their costumes while others choose to build them. This kind of splits the idea of what a cosplayer is into two separate but connected subcultures wherein there are cosplayers (those who dress up and role play) and costumers (who build the costumes and might ...

LFCC 2014

As I said in my previous post one of the main reasons people go to conventions like London Film and Comic Con are the guests that are available for you to meet. They range from cult heroes to old stars to rising ones but one thing can be sure is that there is always someone who wants to meet them, talk to them (if there's time) and maybe even get a picture with/of them. Everyone I talked to at the convention had someone there that they wanted to see at least once over the weekend whether that was a talk they were putting on, getting something signed or having their photo taken with them. Obviously everyone wanted to meet Stan Lee but not everyone was lucky enough to with such high demand. In comparison to other guests he saw ...