Toycon uk

For the second year in a row I decided to attend the creative display known as ToyCon. A convention full of toy designers, artists, customisers, collectors and dealers (of toys obviously). This year I decided to attend for one main reason, the chance to join Matt Jones for his 1 hour master class of Model Making using Super Sculpey. Okay I'm lying I got tickets before I knew about the workshop but it was totally my main reason for attending after I found out about it... Students would learn skills in making Clay Models and get a better understanding of how the design process works from initial 2D sketches to 3D models. Every student got to take home a finished clay figure and a copy of the Plastik Surgery Workshop Handbook. The event which was supported by Super Sculpey was ...

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 ...

In a desperate rush to fill those spaces of time in my future where I don't yet know how busy I'll be I have managed to get myself into 4 different festival/conventions that I will be looking to write about. Some of them I have been to before while others are a wild roll of the dice. The kicker is that this is just in the next month or so with even more events to follow afterwards and my Hulkbuster still to restart. Most would say I should probably give up on one or two of these events and concentrate on my hulkbuster but I say that wouldn't be as fun. In my opinion all of these events are too good to pass up and even though it will be a struggle to fit them all in it will ...