Jurassic World

If there's one piece of history that kids and adults all find fascinating, it's that once upon a time the world was roamed by great and terrible beasts known as dinosaurs. They've been interpreted in films around the world but none are quite as thrilling or as renowned as the world of Jurassic Park. Since 1993 the franchise has spawned an films, comics, games and even rides. The latest of the film franchise; Jurassic World is being released this week with fans chomping at the bit to see it. However for those who are eager to not only see the film for the action and suspense Jurassic Park is known for I have two fantastic options to bone up on the dinosaurs behind the popular film franchise kids and adults love. The Jurassic Facts Guide This is a well researched ...

Star Wars Madam Tussauds

You have read that right, Madame Tussauds now has a Star Wars exhibit in London and I was lucky enough to go on the opening weekend. Luckily it wasn't in a galaxy far far away but a simple train and tube journey. I'd never been to Madame Tussauds before so I was looking forward to seeing what it had to offer after stumbling across the revelation that they would be creating a Star Wars exhibit. Now I don't claim to be a die hard Star Wars fan but I have incidentally got 2 Star Wars related events on my calendar this year including this exhibit...the second one being Secret Cinema in June. I swear it was a total coincidence this year, but a happy coincidence. Arriving at Madame Tussauds I thought it would simply be for the Star Wars ...

Fantasy...it's dangerous to go alone but as a looter you're never alone you're part of an exclusive community of people who get really cool stuff every month! This month's crate features items from some of the most beloved fantasy franchises in the land including Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Princess Bride and of course D&D. Starting with the amazing video above the team at Loot Crate showcased exactly what fantasy is all about...our imagination and building lasting friendships with unlikely allies. The crate design is as if pulled from a fantasy book featuring a coat of arms and map of a fantastical new world meant for us to explore should we be given a guide. For the more imaginative they will create their own story of what happens in this world, for others they will ...

Toy Con UK 2015

Some people stop playing with toys when they're kids. Other's are cooler and keep playing with them. Some are even cooler and make them. The last of my event overload Toy Con UK 2015 came & went last week and it was well worth the wait. What is it? ToyCon UK is the UK’s only dedicated designer toy convention. With exhibitors ranging from the UK’s best customisers, retailers and toy producers, the event will create a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the stars in this growing scene. Along with the amazing exhibitors and their incredible ware, there will be talks, question sessions and custom workshops with the biggest and brightest in the UK toy scene and beyond. It is the brainchild of three toy fans who decided it was high time the UK had an event ...

Marvel

The final day of the convention I intended to experience it in it's fullness so arrived on time for when it was due to start, naively expecting to be able to stroll in but was instead met with a queue that went around the building making for a half an hour wait to get in under the blazing Spanish sun. However once in I was met with yet more amazing cosplayers who had truly come out en-masse for the final day. What was truly lovely to see were the families of cosplayers that were in attendance. Parenting done right. From How to Train Your Dragon families to an Iron Man family allowing for a super girl, there were some lovely displays of adult cosplayers getting their kids involved in their wonderfully creative passion of dressing as their favourite characters. Once ...

Ready Player One

After a night of drinking I woke up more than a little late and settled into a lazy morning of finishing the epic book that is Ready Player One which I'd set out to read and finish by the end of the trip. It was well worth it and I will likely review it when I get a chance. By the time I finished and made my way to the convention it was already a few hours in and I was pleasantly surprised to find unlike the previous two days there was a sizeable crowd outside and it was packed inside. Considering how large the venue was this slightly floored me. However not only was there a crowd of geeks and fanboys clamouring to get inside, there were also the thing that I came for most...cosplayers. From the moment ...