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London Film and Comic Con 2018

London Film and Comic Con 2018The heatwave in London finally broke this weekend, with a day of epic rain. Jason and I originally, planned on having a quiet Sunday at home. Catching up on some financial work and binge-watching the new season of Orange is the New Black. However, on Sunday, a friend messaged us to say he was going to London Film and Comic Con (LFCC) and did we want to join him.

Batmobile @ LFCC
Batmobile @ LFCC
Stranger Things photo op
Stranger Things photo op
London Film and Comic Con

It had been a good few years since I had attended LFCC, last time we went it was still at the old Earl’s Court venue. I think it is probably four times larger than the first time we went over ten years ago. It is great to see LFCC grow in both size and popularity, and thriving at London’s Olympia.

Our friend D, is a huge Doctor Who fan. He booked himself in for several photo-shoots with previous Doctors. He explained to me, that seven of the living Doctors were at LFCC. In fact, as David Bradley played One in “Doctor Falls” episode fans also include him as a Doctor, it was actually eight. It was also the first time Christopher Eccleston had attended a signing convention! And the fans gave him a lot of love!

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D always has does amazing cosplay! I knew he had previously cosplayed Doctors but had never seen them in person. I was so excited when I saw him dressed as Thirteen! But being D, he was unhappy with this coat and pointed out the faults. Even so, I couldn’t see them.

When we meet up with D, near the autograph signing area. We had a quick beer and catch up. Whilst chatting we shocked to see Peter Davidson walk past. Shortly followed by David Tennant, D and I completely geeked out, but none of us had a chance to take a photo!

iZombie Panel @ LFCC
iZombie Panel @ LFCC

As it was a last minute decision for us to attend LFCC, we opted not to do any photoshoot or autographs. However, we made a quick decision to attend the iZombie panel. Mainly, we were there to people watch, shop and soak up the atmosphere. As you would expect at a con, there were so many amazing cosplayers in action!

Favourite Cosplay
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Deadpool
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Black Panther
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Mera & Aquaman
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Con Envy

We are in the middle of Comic Con season! Whilst that is great to hear all the news about my favourite TV shows, or see trailers for upcoming movies. Watch the live stream of panels and see all the amazing photos on social media. It also means Con Envy! You know the feeling dreaming that you too could be in Southern California experiencing the wonder that is San Diego Comic Con (SDCC).

Con Envy

Whilst I had always been aware of SDCC and wanted to go, it wasn’t until about twelve years ago con envy set in. It was still in the early days of social media, so there wasn’t a lot of places to see the delights of SDCC. That year, I was obsessed with Lost, it was just after the first season had ended and I was eager for news of season two. I found a recording of the panel from “Hall H” and soon after that my infatuation with SDCC began.

Over the years, social media had increased my con envy. I have watched countless panels youtube, seen hundred of photos on Instagram, seen all the breaking news via Twitter. The weeks after SDCC I read numerous blog posts about other peoples experiences all dreaming that one day I will get to go! But this year I am going to try to be a little more realistic in an attempt to control my con envy.

First of all, you spend a lot of time at cons queuing. Yes I know lining up all night can be fun and that you make friends in the queue. But let’s be realistic, you have to queue to enter the convention centre, queue for the panels, queue for the shops and even queue for the toilets! It gets a bit much.


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Secondly, even if you are at the Con you will have FOMO. Have you seen the timetable for SDCC, it’s full. There would be a lot of events on at the same time. I know from previous experience you have to make decisions which panels or events you want to attend. Then there are all the unexpected moments that you hear about after all. When you are not in line you are rushing about to get somewhere.


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Finally, you would spend a lot of money! Cons are expensive, not just the tickets, travel and accommodation. There is also the merchandise. Funko, Hasbro and Her Universe are all teasing their SDCC exclusives online plus all the figures or comics you would buy to fill in your collection. Then there is the artist’s alley and official merchandise. It all adds up. Oh who am I kidding, we all know I will end up buying the Con exclusives from eBay for twice the price.


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Recommend reading if you are going to SDCC

Geeks Who Eat – Not Getting Hangry At A Con
My Geek Parade – How To Budget For A Con
The Nerdy Girlie – Comic Con Survival Bag

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