Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Wales Comic Con 2015 Part II - A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review :-

• Chris Jericho (Wrestler)
• Sean “X-Pac” Waltman (Wrestler)
• Mark Lutz (Groosalugg from “Angel”)
• DJ Qualls (Garth from “Supernatural”)
• Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan Selmy from “Game of Thrones”)
• Ian Beattie (Meryn Trant from “Game of Thrones”)
• Mark Stanley (Grenn from “Game Of Thrones”)
• Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen ‘Baratheon’ from “Game of Thrones”)
• Nonso Anozie (Xaro Xhoan Daxos from “Game of Thrones”)
• Kate Dickie (Lysa Arryn from “Game of Thrones”)
• Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel from “Game of Thrones”)
• James Cosmo (Lord Commander Jeor Mormont from “Game of Thrones”)
• Ross O’Hennessey (The Lord of Bones from “Game of Thrones”)
• Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley from “Harry Potter”)
• Hugh Mitchell (Colin Creevey from “Game of Thrones”)
• Four Star Mary (band, most well known for “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”)
• Justin Lee Collins (Presenter & Entertainer)

Saturday, 28 November 2015

"Vampire Ball 6" Review

Guests met and discussed in this review :-

• J. August Richards (Gunn from Angel and Deathlok from Agents of SHIELD)

• Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia from Buffy and Angel)
• George Hertzberg (Adam from Buffy)
• James Leary (Clem from Buffy)
• Keith Szarabajka (Daniel Holtz from Angel)
• Clare Kramer (Glory from Buffy)
• Georges Jeanty (Buffy season 8 & 9 comic artist)

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Doublemeat Palace" Review (6x12)

Brief Synopsis: “Strapped for cash, Buffy gets a job at the Doublemeat Palace, where the odd manager and high turnover of employees has her more than a little suspicious. When co-workers start disappearing, the mystery behind the ‘secret ingredient’ comes into question. Meanwhile, Willow works on staying clear of magic, but she’s forced to make a big decision when Amy gives her an unwanted gift.”

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

London Film & Comic Con 2015 - A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review (with the franchise I most associate them with personally) :-

• Hayley Atwell (Agent Peggy Carter in “Agent Carter” and other Marvel projects)
• Rose Leslie (Ygritte in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Carice Van Houten (Melisandre in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont in “Game Of Thrones”)
• David Bradley (Walder Frey in “Game Of Thrones” and Argus Filch in the “Harry Potter” film series)
• Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore in the “Harry Potter” film series)
• Rey Mysterio (Wrestler)
• James Remar (Harry Morgan in “Dexter”)
• Catherine Tate (Donna Noble in “Doctor Who”)
• Jonathan Pryce (The High Sparrow in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Julian Glover (Grand Maester Pycelle in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Alexander Siddig (Doran Martell in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger in the “Nightmare On Elm Street” film series)
• Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver in the “Power Rangers” franchise)
• Kristian Nairn (Hodor in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Jessica Henwick (Nymeria Sand in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Gemma Whelan (Yara (Asha!) Greyjoy in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Sean Gunn (Lucas in “Angel”, Mars in “Angel”, and Kraglin in “Guardians Of The Galaxy”)
• Gregg Henry (Sheriff Bourne in “Firefly” and Peter Quill’s grandfather in “Guardians Of The Galaxy”) 
• Peter Shinkoda (Nobu in “Daredevil”)

Monday, 29 June 2015

Collectormania: Milton Keynes 2015 - A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review :-

• Nick Blood (Agent Lance Hunter from “Agents Of SHIELD”)
• William Sadler (Heywood from “Shawshank Redemption” & Pres. Matthew Ellis from “Iron Man 3”)
• Chad Coleman (Tyreese from “The Walking Dead”)
• Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark from “Game Of Thrones”)
• Eugene Simon (Lancel Lannister from “Game Of Thrones”)
• Charlotte Hope (Myranda from “Game Of Thrones”)
• Toby Sebastian (Trystane Martell from “Game Of Thrones”)
• Alexandra Dowling (Roslin Frey from “Game Of Thrones”)
• Steven Williams (Rufus from “Supernatural”)
• The Dudley Boyz (Wrestlers)
• Christopher Daniels (Wrestler)
• Frankie Kazarian (Wrestler)
• Peter Ebdon (Snooker Player)

Monday, 27 April 2015

Wales Comic Con 2015 Part I - A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review :-

• Nicholas Brendon (Xander from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”)

• Sean Maher (Dr. Simon Tam from “Firefly”)
• RVD (Wrestler)
• Eric Bischoff (Former President of World Championship Wrestling)
• Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Ross Mullan (The White Walkers in “Game Of Thrones”, The Silence in “Doctor Who”, and The Teller in Doctor Who’s “Time Heist”)
• Conan Stevens (The Mountain, Gregor Clegane in the first season of “Game Of Thrones”)
• Mark Sheppard (Badger in “Firefly” and Crowley in “Supernatural”)
• Andy Kellegher (Polliver in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Josephine Gillan (Marei in “Game Of Thrones”)

Monday, 20 April 2015

Stoke Con Trent 2015 – A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review (with the franchise(s) I most associate them with personally) :-

• Aimee Richardson (Myrcella Baratheon in the first two seasons of “Game Of Thrones”)

• Spencer Wilding (Everything ever. Seriously. “Guardians Of The Galaxy”, “Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban”, “Doctor Who”, “Game Of Thrones”...) 

Monday, 13 April 2015

Angel, "Birthday" Review (3x11)

Brief Synopsis: “On her birthday, Cordelia's visions become so painful that they propel her into an astral state and a life-threatening coma. Visited by a demon guide, Skip, astral Cordy is mystically granted the opportunity to live her dream of being a rich and famous actress...if she’s willing to give up her history with Angel and her visions.”

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Gone" Review (6x11)

Brief Synopsis: “Buffy and Dawn clear the house of magical items and supplies to help Willow, and Buffy has a surprise visit from a social worker checking on Dawn's home life following Joyce’s death. The meeting doesn't go well and in a fit of rage afterwards, Buffy cuts off her hair. Meanwhile, The Trio have built an invisibility ray and accidentally hit Buffy with it.”

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Angel, "Dad" Review (3x10)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel discovers how hard it is being a new dad, especially when the demon underworld and an evil law firm are after his newborn son. Will Angel be able to keep his son safe from the hordes of demons or will his desire to keep his son safe cost him his friendships?”

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Cardiff Film & Comic Con 2015 – A Detailed Review

Guests met and discussed in this review (with the franchise(s) I most associate them with personally) :-

• Dave Prowse (Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise)
• Ray Park (Darth Maul in the Star Wars franchise and Toad in the first X-Men film)
• Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne in “Game Of Thrones”)
• Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink in “Doctor Who”)
• Bob ‘Hardcore’ Holly (Wrestler)

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Wrecked" Review (6x10)

Brief Synopsis: “When they finally return home from their nights out, Buffy is ashamed of having slept with Spike and Willow is exhausted from casting spells all night. Amy takes Willow to a sorcerer named ‘Rack’, whose particular brand of magic quickly has Willow hooked. Later, Willow and Dawn decide to go out for a movie, but will Willow be able to keep Dawn safe, or has her addiction gone too far?”

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Angel, "Lullaby" Review (3x09)

Brief Synopsis: “Holtz and Angel come face-to-face for the first time in hundreds of years. Holtz is still intent upon revenge against Angelus and Darla for murdering his family. With Darla close to giving birth, she escapes from the Angel Investigations team and disappears into the night. Angel must escape Holtz, find Darla, and help her give birth to their child before any harm comes to it.”

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Smashed" Review (6x09)

Brief Synopsis: “After Tara breaks up with her, Willow manages to successfully de-rat Amy and the two witches begin bonding through using magic, drawing Willow further into her growing addiction. Meanwhile, Spike discovers that his chip doesn’t go off when he hits Buffy, leading him to believe that she may have come back wrong after being resurrected.”

Monday, 2 February 2015

Angel, "Quickening" Review (3x08)

Brief Synopsis: “Angel must do everything in his power to protect Darla and their unborn child when Wolfram & Hart launches a full-scale attack to take mother and baby, as vampire births should be impossible. To make matters worse, the gang is also threatened by a vampire cult who believes that the baby is ‘The Miracle Child’, while Holtz has arrived in present day Los Angeles, seeking vengeance against Angel and Darla.”

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Tabula Rasa" Review (6x08)

Brief Synopsis: “Willow is devastated to learn that she pulled Buffy out of Heaven, not Hell. She resolves to make things better by casting a spell to make Buffy forget that she was ever in Heaven. The spell, of course, backfires and causes all the Scoobies to wake up in The Magic Box with no memories. The amnesiac Scoobies must piece together their lives and find a way to reverse the spell, while also dealing with vampires and demons that Spike owes kittens to.”

Saturday, 24 January 2015

A Recap & Ranking Of Conventions I Attended In 2014

So, halfway through my review of Buffy’s “Tabula Rasa”, I needed a break. Sometimes these really deep, intricate reviews can severely mentally drain you. Especially when you’re trying to juggle a full-time job, two part-time jobs, and two university modules at the same time. Therefore, to counteract all this work...I decided to create more for myself by writing this recap of my times on the convention scene in 2014, as well as giving some general advice and information about conventions and ticket types (primarily in the United Kingdom). Now, unlike my other convention-related posts, this one won’t be 20-25 A4-pages long. This is because, frankly, I’ve already written gigantic reviews of the conventions themselves, so most of the details are contained within those specific reviews. I will try to keep this post as brief as possible...but you know I get excited and fan-flailey, so bear that in mind. What this post will do is recap the year, talk about some of the highlights, talk about some of the best guests, and talk about advantages and disadvantages of different convention companies.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Angel, "Offspring" Review (3x07)

Brief Synopsis: “As the crew researches a prophecy predicting the imminent arrival of a being that may have a profound impact on the world, Darla arrives at the hotel, pregnant, angry, and looking for daddy Angel. Cordelia, hurt that Angel lied to her about sleeping with Darla, takes Darla’s side in the matter. As vampire births should be impossible, Angel looks to Lorne for answers.”

Monday, 19 January 2015

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "Once More With Feeling" Review (6x07)

Brief Synopsis: “A mysterious demon has arrived in Sunnydale and brought with it the ability to make everyone in town burst into song and dance, revealing their innermost secrets. The strange musical influence over Sunnydale takes a more sinister turn when some people can’t stop dancing and burst into flames. Can Buffy and the Scoobies stop the demon before they spill their secrets and become human torches?”

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Angel, "Billy" Review (3x06)

Brief Synopsis: “A wave of unexplained and extreme violence against women is traced back to Billy, the young man that Angel was forced to free from a demonic prison a few weeks earlier. Billy's merest touch can cause an otherwise good man to become violently misogynistic...and the results can be deadly. Can Billy be stopped before the infected Wesley hurts Fred, who are alone in the hotel together?”

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, "All The Way" Review (6x06)

Brief Synopsis: “Dawn sneaks out and spends Halloween night with a friend and two guys. What Dawn isn’t aware of is that the two guys are vampires and are contemplating turning her into one as well. Meanwhile, Tara expresses concern that Willow is too reliant on magic, while Xander and Anya celebrate their engagement in public.”

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Angel, "Fredless" Review (3x05)

Brief Synopsis: “Fred’s parents make a surprise visit to Angel Investigations, trying to hunt down their daughter. Rather than being happy to see her parents for the first time in five years, Fred runs away from them in terror. Are Fred’s parents as loving as they seem or do they want to find their daughter for a darker purpose? Meanwhile, a strange insect-like demon is stalking Angel.”