Sunday 20th August played host to a relatively new event called “Ham-Fest” at Oldham Leisure Centre aimed at Cosplay/Gaming/TV/Movie enthusiasts. Having attended our first large event MCM Comic Con in Manchester and surviving what was an exhilarating and at the same time tiring day. We were keen to sample a local convention which was just […]Read more "Ham-Fest The Second Serving Convention – Review"
Well series 10 of Doctor Who finished yesterday with probably Peter Capaldi’s best performance in his tenure in the blue box in what I would say was an ok season, at least until the finale which was something quite special… Just an “ok” season you say? Well I’ll admit that while I have watched all […]Read more "What next for Doctor Who?"
This weekend we attended our 2nd Animeleague convention. Following on from Manchester this weekend’s convention was held in nearby Liverpool. This was also the first time we went as a family and also my first time in cosplay. Saturday began with a 5am alarm call which is hardly the hour you want to get up […]Read more "Liverpool Anime and Gaming Convention – Review"
The future’s not bright… the future’s not orange… In this review I cover Wesley Chu’s novel Time Salvager. Set in a dystopian future, well let’s face it most people’s visions of the future is not Gene Roddenberry’s utopian “Star Trek”. In Time Salvager we meet the inhabitants of Earth of the not too distant future. […]Read more "Book Review – Time Salvager by Wesley Chu"
You have only 24 hours to save the world… Well what would you do..? The story centres around Zack Lightman, a typical American high-school teenager with a passion for gaming. Orphaned 19 years earlier when his father was killed in a freak accident at a sewage works lives with his mother, a vivacious widow who […]Read more "Book Review – Armada by Ernest Cline"
I recently came across this book and thought to myself “what the hell” I’ll give it a read as I’m travelling to work at present using the tram (Metrolink). While the title conjures up images of being a “self-help” book, after reading the first few pages it was anything but and I was drawn in… […]Read more "Book Review – Life Lessons from a Total Failure"
If you’re suffering from UAS (Ukulele Acquisition Syndrome) and are looking to add “just one more” to your collection, electric ukuleles need not cost a fortune. In this post I review the Laka VUV100 electric Ukulele and see if it can fill a gap in your collection.Read more "Laka VUV100 Ukulele Review"