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
So this is something that I have seen people on vlog about on YouTube. Basically you share 10 items from your room/house that may mean something personal to you and you explain them. Now as I’m always thinking of new things to write about I thought I would take this idea and blog about it. Anyone can give it a go.
My Ball Joint doll Malaki
Malaki was given to me by my friend Zoe who collects ball joint dolls, this was one of the oldest dolls in her collection. She made the clothes he is wearing. He currently sits on a shelf next to my bedroom lamp.
My Pop! Heroes Superman Vinyl Figure
Just Vinyl toys in general as I collect them but I chose to post my Superman because he is my favourite superhero. I’ve been a big ‘New adventures of Superman’ and ‘Smallville’ fan for years.
My Alex Winter Signed picture
Alex Winter signed this when I met him at the London Film and Comic Con this year. It was a dream come true meeting someone from my favourite film of all time ‘The Lost Boys’. Now just have to work on Keefer Sutherland 😛
Dan from ‘The Used’s’ Drum Stick
This was rescued by my friend Mandy after it had been thrown into the crowd at the Evanescence gig I went to recently at Wembley Arena. ‘The Used’ were on as the support act.
Grumpy Angus is made by a talented guy from the website Forgotten Forest. He sits comfortably at the end of my bed and he’s very well-behaved despite his looks 🙂
Hypnotic Poison by Dior
This is my favourite perfume, it reminds me of a friend that I don’t see very often. It smells amazing.
My handmade sock monster
This was bought for me by my brother and sister in-law while they were walking around the little shops and boutiques in Greenwich. Its made out of socks and sits at the end of my bed keeping Grumpy Angus company.
My ‘True Blood’ t-shirt
I bought this from one of the stall at the Entertainment Media show in London this year. It’s one of my favourite Vampire series’s. I’m trying not to put it on too often so I don’t wear it out 😛
I bought professor Snape’s wand while on a trip to the Harry Potter Studio tour earlier this year. Snape is my favourite Harry Potter character. I was so sad when he met his demise 😦
My Masquerade mask
I love masquerade masks… this is a handmade mask from the website Masked Boutique who make a range of different masks for all occasions. Masquerade balls always remind me of a scene from the film ‘Labyrinth’.
So here’s something else I have been meaning to blog about. I went along to the Entertainment Media Show on the 6th October at Kensington Olympia, London and really enjoyed it. It seemed so much more organised than the London Film and Comic con that I attended in the summer. Photo’s were ready to be collected straight after the shoot which meant no hanging around for ages and the whole event was relaxed and stress free.
There were an abundance of interesting stalls that I had time to have a proper look on this occasion and all the guests I met for the photo shoots were lovely and friendly. Frank Bruno was a real gentleman, Robert Englund was chatty and less than scary, Dean Cain was just plain adorable and the ‘Red Dwarf’ cast were charming despite my disappointment off Danny John Jules’ (who plays The Cat) absence. Craig Charles was a real joker, trying to created different poses for everyone’s photo’s. Even though I appreciated the fact he was trying to be funny, I would have preferred if he was looking at the camera in my photo. But hey, it still looked good.
I spent a small fortune that day but I guess it was worth it. The organisers said that there would be a chance to have photo’s taken with the monster ‘Ludo’, a prop from the film ‘Labyrinth’ but sadly this was unavailable on the day so they bought back a prop that they used previously for LFCC. The throne from ‘Game of Thrones’ looked very impressive so I had a photo taken with that instead. Hopefully I’ll get to see Ludo at some point though. I certainly can’t wait for the next convention… I’m slightly addicted now 😀
The work of this artist really caught my eye while I strolled around browsing at the London Film and Comic Con stalls. Digital art never used to interest me as I used to dabble in acrylic paint myself. It’s only now I see that digital art is just as effective. I would describe Matt Dixon’s art as alternative, quirky and incredibly sexy. His pieces range from sci-fi monsters/robots to fantasy creatures and pin-ups. Matt also designs illustrations for children’s books. His attention to detail and use of colour is amazing, not to mention his imagination. I will definitely follow this artist and maybe even learn a little more about digital art.
Matt Dixon has a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ArtOfMattDixon
I’ve been wanting to go to one of these for a few years now but never got around to it. If I’m honest my first experience was a little disappointing due to the poor organisation of the event. I spent most of my time waiting around and queuing and I only had 3 photo-shoots booked so I don’t know how people only going for the day managed to do more than that and some talks as well. I didn’t even get much time to look around all of the stalls but the ones that I did see were really good with items being reasonably priced. I bought 4 mounted pictures of True Blood and the Vampire Diaries at £5 each and a Lost Boys mug at £5. In a way I’m glad I didn’t look at much as I would have spent a fortune on things that I didn’t essentially need.
I liked my photo shoot pictures though and I was most excited about meeting Alex Winter of ‘Bill and Ted’ and ‘The lost Boys’ fame especially as The Lost Boys is my favourite film of all time. Another impressive guest was Gillian Anderson… I used to be a big X-Files fan back in the day. And as I am currently working my way through Heroes, I had to have a photo taken with Hayden Panetierre 🙂
As LFCC had been moved to Kensington Olympia this year, its understandable that things were a little out of sorts for them. Having to organise an event like this must be incredibly difficult, especially when it involves having to get hold of guests. They certainly pulled that off really well as there were an array of guests to please everyone. Depending on next years guests I would definitely give it another go at Earls Court.