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Hyper Japan 2013

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The UK’s biggest J-culture event came to Earls Court, London this weekend. This is an annual event but it was my first time attending. There was so much to see including J-pop performances, martial arts demonstrations, fashion shows and Cosplay competitions. There were many awesome stalls showcasing artwork and selling cute home-made Kawaii accessories, clothes, toys and Japanese sweets. A large gaming area attracted many people including my niece who had a go on the new Zelda game for the 3Ds.

The main stage saw presentations by robotics companies, Japanese comic storytelling and a mix of live performances and demonstrations. An array of hot food, snacks and drinks were available and proved to be very popular judging by the queues. We arrived early but we started getting tired and a little bit bored around 3pm as we had seen most of the things they had to offer. This doesn’t mean that I had been put off, in fact I would love to go again next year and possibly even be brave and join in with the Cosplay action myself. Go to the Hyper Japan website HERE to find out more about it.

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London Film and Comic Con 2013 – Part 2

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A few more photos from Yesterday’s London Film and Comic Con at Earls Court.

Photo shoot with Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead)

Me, The Hoff and Kitt the Car from Knight Rider

MCM Comic Con

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I’m having a break from the cruise stuff to bring you news of my recent shenanigans. Myself and my niece attended MCM for the first time on Saturday (25th May) and we couldn’t believe how crazy it was. Being used to Showmasters events I was unaware of the scale of MCM… it was massive and there were so many people you could barely move; and that was after two hours of queuing to get in. I didn’t go to see anyone in particular but I took my niece along to meet some of her favourite YouTubers at Vidfest, an apparently new addition to the event.

You would never feel silly cosplaying at this event because most people do. In fact you would probably feel silly if you weren’t taking part in some sort of cosplay. Anyway while I was there I met a YouTuber called Chris Kendall whose videos my niece introduced me to about a month ago. I told him how awesome his animal impression video was and he said he was thinking of making another one. I do hope so because this made me laugh.

Here’s a few photos I took on the day

Excel London

Me and Chris Kendall

Busy excel

Canvas Warriors

Geeking out on Marvel

Cats on the prowl