Thursday, 21 November 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark endure the road trip from hell as winners of the 74th Hunger Games, attempting to convince President Snow and the whole of Panem that their romance is real. People in the Districts start to rebel against the Capitol and adopt the Mockingjay, and Katniss, as their symbol of hope. And if that wasn't enough to deal with, victors of previous Hunger Games are once again thrown into the arena for the Quarter Quell. Tick tock... 

The must-have accessory for any Hunger Games fan

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Drinking Buddies (2013) at the London Film Festival

Messy friendships and relationships make for great stories, and this is what makes Drinking Buddies a
treat to watch. 

Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson in Drinking Buddies
Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

"Twin Peaks Bob couch"

I've been (very) slowly making my way through Twin Peaks thanks to LOVEFiLM and everything was going well until last night.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Cosplay videos from Sneaky Zebra are fandomtastic

I've recently discovered the talents of Sneaky Zebra, a filmmaking team who edit together fantastic cosplay videos from geek conventions.

They were running around with a Flycam 5000 at London Film and Comic Con last month and have also been at San Diego Comic Con.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Comic Con 2013 - some of the best bits

That's it for another San Diego Comic Con! I wasn't there in body but I was there in spirit. Here are the things reported by my fellow fangirls and fanboys that make me happy.

Monday, 8 July 2013

London Film and Comic Con 2013

My niece, sis and me. Don't mess with us and our boys.

I joined thousands of geeks in London at the weekend for London Film and Comic Con (LFCC to the veterans like me). As usual, it was full of long queues, geeky merchandise, guest talks and cosplay. I spent most of my day standing in line for and sitting in talks about Game of Thrones and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Here are some thoughts on my day in geeksville.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Countdown to London Film and Comic Con 2013

Last July I went to London Film and Comic Con and had a lovely time meeting Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi and sniggering at the Game of Thrones fan cosplaying as a man of the Night's Watch who was steering a pushchair.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

One reason to watch... Kiss O'Gram (2013)

One reason to watch Kiss O'Gram (2013) - it takes less than 10 minutes to make you laugh and cringe in equal measure.

Monday, 15 April 2013

PAX East 2013 - where this geek had never gone before

OMG I'm at a gaming con! 
I recently joined tens of thousands of gamers in Boston for PAX East, the convention for gamers run by Penny Arcade.

But I don’t game, so what the hell was I doing there?

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Things to do in Boston when you're a geek

If you're a geek like me then Boston means only one thing - Fringe. Here are a few things you should do if you ever visit and want to feel like you're part of the fandom.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Fringe finale - time travel, tears and a white tulip

Sky1 made the brilliant decision to simulcast the last two episodes of Fringe with Fox in America, uniting fans around the world in one final two hour adventure. I intended to be watching at 1am on Saturday, but the snowpocalypse prevented me from getting to my sister's house and her Sky subscription.

I avoided the interwebs, made it through the snow and sat down for the last two episodes Liberty/An Enemy of Fate on Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Discovering fanfiction through The X-Files

Back in my Livejournal days I read a lot of fanfiction. 

Are you still with me?  

Not only did I discover some amazing fan writers but I also read a lot of stories that were so badly written that they were utterly hilarious. 

The bad fanfiction I found was written by people who a) couldn't spellcheck, b) embraced every romantic cliché known to mankind, c) liked to write a lot, and d) took it all very very seriously. 

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