Category Archives: Geekery

Cosplay Confidence

I think one of the great skills I’ve learned through attending conventions and dressing up in silly costumes has been to leverage my customer service skills and old stagecraft from performances at school to strike poses and appear confident in … Continue reading

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Con Appearance this week

I’m going to be at the St Alban’s Comic Convention on Sunday, guesting with Squad UK again. I’m taking Boomerang to fit the theme so I’ve minimal preparation to make, other than double checking tonight and tomorrow where all the … Continue reading

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Wizards Unite

I’ve been playing the new Niantic game based on Harry Potter in its first week, and after a few teething troubles I’ve tweaked a few settings to make it a lot more enjoyable. It’s a beast of a game in … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Comic Con

Last weekend, the three of us descended on the inaugural Portsmouth Comic Con for a weekend of cosplay, comic book geekery, and board games. Nearly a week later, we’re all still exhausted, which is why it has taken me so … Continue reading

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Cosplay Templates

I’m not saying that Lady M is focused on getting her cosplays sorted, but our living room currently has me sitting with my laptop while I marinate in coffee while she freezes YouTube videos on the XBox. She is copying … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Props

I started using the discarded card inners of wrapping paper to make a cosplay prop recently. I have some vague idea of making a Wizard’s Staff, possibly with a knob on the end – so it needs to be reasonably … Continue reading

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Fun and Games

The return of the Charleesi had to include both a visit to The Plough and the playing of games, and it made for a lovely relaxing afternoon, evening, and night. A few drinks in and food inside us, we started … Continue reading

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