While my other-half and I were at Kitacon this past weekend, we decided to attend a panel early on Saturday morning entitled Body Confidence in Cosplay. Neither of us are cosplayers ourselves but after overhearing someone say that ‘cosplay is for skinny girls’ at a different event back in March, it’s a subject that has resonated with me. We could all do with a little … Continue reading Kitacon 2017: body confidence in cosplay
2017’s Kitacon event took place this weekend at the University of Warwick in Coventry and it was the first time my other-half and I had been to the convention (apart from when Tim at GeekOut South-West sneaked me in for a couple of hours a few years ago). I sit here writing this on Sunday evening feeling totally exhausted… but unfortunately it has nothing to … Continue reading Kitacon 2017: a round-up
I’ll hopefully be on my way to Kitacon – the UK’s largest, residential, non-profit anime and geek culture convention – when this post is published. This year it’s taking place in its new home at the University of Warwickshire so my other-half and I will be on the road for around three hours before we start a weekend of panels, parties and general pandemonium. More … Continue reading Kitacon 2017: it’s here!
I don’t watch an awful lot of television: it’s rare that a show captures my attention enough to make me want to watch it and I’d rather play a video game in my spare time. But every now and again one comes along that changes that and this is exactly what happened when Stranger Things was released on Netflix last summer. My other-half and I … Continue reading Stranger adventures
There’s nothing I like more than a video game set in a beautiful digital world, with interesting puzzles that provide just the right level of challenge and a good story to hold it altogether. The Witness by Thekla Inc got it so right in connection with the first factor and did ok on the second; but was unfortunately way off the mark on the last. … Continue reading Epitasis: a beautiful and puzzling Kickstarter