10th Oct2017

World Zombie Day: London 2017 – Report & Gallery

by Philip Rogers

You could be forgiven thinking there is no more room in hell, as the dead dawned on London yesterday. But don’t panic, the end of the world is not here; it was all part of an annual charity event called World Zombie Day: London and this year they are raising money for St Mungo’s to help […]

09th Aug2017

2017 Panorama Music Festival – Report

by Catherina Gioino

In just its second year of existence, the Panorama Music Festival did much to excite its fans and concert goers. Be it the countless musial artists and acts they lined up for the three-day event in New York City, or the various food, drink, and merch vendors and the interactive art exhibits, Panorama surely delivered. […]

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21st Jul2017

PLAY Expo Blackpool 2017 – Report

by Phil Wheat

Well the weekend has come and gone, and with it this years PLAY Expo Blackpool – the latest gaming event from Replay Events, one of the UK’s premier gaming and event entertainment companies. Of course the PLAY Expo events are all about playing games: be it pinball, arcade games or consoles, be they retro or […]

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09th Jun2017

Event Review: ‘Collectormania 24′

by Ian Wells

Okay, I was dubious about attending this Collectormania 24. Perhaps dubious isn’t the right word. Without sounding negative, if you have been to one event put on by Showmasters you have essentially been to them all. Which is a good thing. We are after all creatures of habit. The reason I didn’t want to attend […]

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19th Apr2017

PLAY Expo Leeds 2017 – Report

by Phil Wheat

This weekend Replay Events, one of the UK’s premier gaming and event entertainment companies and the driving force behind PLAY Expo Blackpool AND Manchester (both events that team Nerdly have attended in the past), added another Northern event to their roster: PLAY Expo Leeds, an all-day gaming celebration taking place which took place at Leeds […]

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19th Nov2015

Thought Bubble 2015: Post-Con Report & Interviews

by Mark Allen

The weekend of 14-15 November saw the annual Thought Bubble comic-con return once more to Leeds, and with it came a cornucopia of artists, writers, and their dazzling creations. Nerdly was on the scene the whole time, keeping an eye out for talented new creators, magnificent cosplay and, of course, invitations to alternate mid-con parties. (Sadly […]

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14th Sep2015

Blackpool Comic Con 2015 – My Thoughts

by Phil Wheat

As someone who has attended a myriad of conventions here in the UK for almost a decade - from small local events like Burnley’s Star Wars Fan Fun Day and Chorley’s Stars & Cars, to the big boys like MCM London, Manchester AND Birmingham and Showmaster’s events like the London Film and Comic Con – the article […]

23rd Aug2015

The 18th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival – Report

by Catherina Gioino

“The filmmaker must follow not traditional thinking.” The filmmaker “must be driving on and across complex, multi-layered, deeply meaningful roads.” And such is the requirement for this year’s theme of “Illuminate” at the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival, held on May 29 to June 7, 2015. In an attempt to bring world class films to Brooklyn […]

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29th Jul2015

‘PLAY It! Manchester’ – Launch Day Gallery

by Phil Wheat

Running from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 9th August, PLAY it! Manchester – in partnership with leading gaming specialists Replay Events (the guys behind Play Blackpool and Play Expo Manchester) – is a hands-on celebration and immersive gaming experience for fun-loving visitors young and old alike. From Pong and Pacman to Minecraft and Halo there […]

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12th Jul2015

‘HorrorCon 2015′ Event Report

by Phil Wheat

The moors of Yorkshire turned red with blood this weekend as the first ever HorrorCon took place at the Magna Science Adventure Centre this weekend in Rotherham. Guests in attendance – signing autographs and giving talks – included Leatherface himself, Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre); Dacre Stoker (great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker); Ken Foree […]

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11th Jul2015

‘Stars & Cars 2′ Event Report & Gallery

by Phil Wheat

The sequel to last years event, Stars & Cars 2 took place on July 5th in Chorley, Lancashire and saw people turn out to not only check out the vehicles on show – Del Boy’s three-wheeler from Only Fools & Horses, KITT from Knightrider, the Impala from Supernatural and the Delorean from Back to the […]

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19th Jun2015

E3 2015: FIFA Mobile – Hands On

by Guest

Written by Abid Gangat As I trundled up the steps to where EA were meeting with various press and media, I found myself being introduced to Alex Grimbley by one of the EA team. Alex suggested I try FIFA on mobile to see what the company have done to make one of their most successful […]

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18th Jun2015

E3 2015: Into the Pixel – The Art of E3

by Guest

Written by Abid Gangat When I walked through the doors of the LA Convention Center I didn’t think I would find myself looking and marveling at pieces of artwork created from some of the worlds most well known video games, but that is exactly what happened. I am of course talking about Into the Pixel, […]

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18th Jun2015

E3 2015: Welcome to E3

by Guest

Written by Abid Gangat Walking into the LA Convention Center this morning I was greeted by what I can only describe as organised chaos, with the spectacle of hundreds of industry members walking around with an air of nervousness and excitement about them. It was as though they were all there for their very first […]

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16th Jun2015

E3 2015: What Can We Expect?

by Guest

Written by Abid Gangat For me E3 has always been the one event that has eluded me, in the sense that I have never been able to get to Los Angeles and the LA Convention Center and to be a part of and this monster of a games industry event. I have been fortunate enough […]

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03rd May2015

Play Blackpool 2015 – Report

by Phil Wheat

So, at least for Nerdly, Play Blackpool 2015 is over for another year. As I write this it’s Sunday night and Play’s doors have closed for the day – however it is on for one more day, the first time the event has been a three-day affair in its history) There may be other “Play” […]

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30th Apr2015

Top 5: Reasons to attend Play Blackpool 2015

by Phil Wheat

With Play Blackpool only a day or so away, we’re getting excited for our second trip to a Play convention (we attended last years Manchester event, which was a fantastic success) but, of course, there are some folks who’ll need a little more persuading as to just why they should attend such an event – […]

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04th Apr2015

2015 Brooklyn Girl Film Fest – Report

by Catherina Gioino

Although men far outnumber women in terms of producing and making their own films, the Brooklyn Girl Film Fest hopes to inspire one woman at a time to overcome that obstacle and finally get their feet wet. Headed by filmmaker April Mosqus, the three day event took place from March 26 to 28 at the […]

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28th Mar2015

2015 Queens World Film Festival – Report

by Catherina Gioino

The fifth annual Queens World Film Festival took place in Queens this past week, from March 17th to March 22nd, in places all over the borough, including the Museum of Moving Image and the Secret Theater. In seeking to unite filmmakers from across the world and in our own neighborhood, the film festival has come […]

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24th Nov2014

Thought Bubble 2014 – from a Tabler’s Perspective

by Jack Kirby

Hi all! Last weekend, my buddy Mat and I went to Leeds Thought Bubble Festival to sell copies of our all-ages, sci-fi/sports adventure comic book, Alien in the Outfield. Nerdly head honcho Phil asked me to document our experiences, so here is an exciting video that does just that. With thanks to… Mark Allen Ryan […]

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13th Nov2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 – Sunday Roundup

by Mark Allen

Here’s the second and final installment of my Aesthetica Short Film Festival coverage, a little later than expected but no less enthusiastic for it! Let’s dive right into the last day of the fest: One of the more enlightening screenings from the festival was Sunday’s showing of films from Iraq with an introduction from Human […]

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09th Nov2014

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 – Friday Roundup

by Mark Allen

The last time I attended Aesthetica, I was a volunteer and didn’t get to see all that many films. The only complete screening I managed to view was at the venue I was manning; unfortunately, that screening was full of pretentious and acutely inaccessible experimental films, so I didn’t have all that great a time […]

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