13th Jun2019

Milton Keynes Film & Comic Con – Event Report

by Ian Wells

I heard about this convention back in January and had been counting the says with excitement since. It felt good to have a convention in my home town again since Collectormania, organised by Showmasters, initially stopped then relaunched in Birmingham. A comic convention a leisurely twenty minute walk from my house, yes please! Now I […]

12th Jun2019

‘Stanley Kubrick Exhibition’ Review

by Rupert Harvey

Remember Jon Ronson’s 2008 documentary, Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes? Fans of the great director, that famously reclusive weirdo, surely do. Well, the boxes have been opened, and the contents curated and meticulously arranged in London’s Design Museum. Apart from being a breathtaking collection in its own right, it goes a long way toward correcting the myth […]

04th Jun2019

Manchester Comic Con: For the Love of 80s – Event Report

by Phil Wheat

This past weekend saw yet another of Monopoly Events’ UK comic cons take place at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester. Billed less as an actual comic con an instead clumsily titled For the Love of 80s and 90s, the event followed Monopoly Events standard format – a handful of guests, including some marquee names, some […]

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31st May2019

The Retro Replay Live Experience @ MCM – May 2019

by Xenia Grounds

I remember watching the first episode of Retro Replay so clearly. I had just woken up at 7am on a Friday morning. Barely awake, I shuffled straight to the kitchen to make some coffee, grab breakfast, turned on a television and put on some Retro Replay. By the end of it, I was trying not […]

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30th May2019

MCM London Comic Con – May 2019: Event Report

by Xenia Grounds

You know the first sign that you’re heading in the correct direction for Comic Con? It’s normally seeing a train full of cosplayers and it’s one of the only times where you can strike up a conversation with a group of strangers without that typical British awkwardness. I have missed Comic Con since October and […]

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28th May2019

‘Oldham Comic Con 2019′ Event Report

by Phil Wheat

A few years ago Nerdly, or as it was known back then Blogomatic3000, were regular attendees of the Leeds-based Thought Bubble Comic Convention – one of the few ACTUAL comic cons that focused on comics and their creators, be they indie comics or comics from the big two companies. Between moving down south and then […]

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06th Dec2018

Wales Comic Con Dec 2018 – Convention Report (aka Queue-Con 2018)

by Phil Wheat

Now in it’s tenth year, Wales Comic Con takes place at Glyndwr University in Wrexham – apparently chosen for its excellent transport links (the university is literally next door to Wrexham railway station) and NOT for it’s compatibility for hosting a comic con! Yes, it’s a case of another convention outgrowing its “local” status, mainly […]

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04th Dec2018

MCM Comic Con Birmingham: Nov 2018 – Convention Report

by Phil Wheat

It’s been quite some time since team Nerdly attended MCM Comic Con Birmingham, in fact its been 4 years – thanks to the terrible winter weather which put the kibosh on attending the Birmingham event back in March – since we were a part of the last NEC event. And in the intervening years a […]

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21st Nov2018

Comic Con Scotland: For the Love of 80s – Event Report

by Phil Wheat

The weekend of November 10th-11th saw some of team Nerdly make the 3-hour trek up to Edinburgh for the inaugural Comic Con Scotland event which, given the guest list, had also been dubbed “For the Love of 80s.” Not really surprising also given that this convention was put on by the folks at Monopoly Events […]

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09th Nov2018

Streamers Connected at MCM Comic Con London 2018

by Xenia Grounds

Who are Streamers Connected? The best way to describe them is they are an international community of streamers. It’s a community that has grown very quickly as it was founded in August 2017 and what they have achieved in over a year is impressive to say the least. Since their launch, their Discord now has […]

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31st Oct2018

MCM Comic Con London Oct 2018: Convention Report

by Xenia Grounds

The biggest nerd event comes back to London again for the last time this year. There is a lot to love about Comic Con and I mentioned a lot of those reasons in my first report on Comic Con in May which was my first time at Comic Con. I jumped at the chance to […]

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26th Sep2018

Wresting MediaCon 2018 – In Pictures

by Phil Wheat

Wrestling Travel, the World’s only travel company specifically focused on wrestling events and building a wrestling-based community for fans, welcomed the biggest independent wrestling convention in UK history to Manchester and didn’t disappoint! Wresting MediaCon 2018 took over BEC Arena in Trafford Park for two days of live wrestling shows, superstar panel Q&As, meet & […]

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10th Sep2018

Wrestling MediaCon 2018: ‘Impact Wrestling vs. the UK’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Taking place as part of the first Wrestling Mediacon in Manchester, England; Impact Wrestling vs. the UK saw a handful of Impact’s biggest stars take on, and team up with, some the latest and greatest UK wrestlers – from pioneers of the UK scene like Jody Fleisch and Johnny Storm to WOS stars Justin Sysum […]

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23rd Jul2018

‘Hyper Japan’ – 2018 Convention Report

by Xenia Grounds

It’s stating the obvious but Hyper Japan celebrates the best that Japan has to offer such as its food, drinks, video games, entertainment, fashion and culture. There’s a lot that Japan has provided for the world to enjoy and being able to enjoy all of it in one place is something that shouldn’t be missed […]

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28th Jun2018

Watch Now: MegaCon Orlando 2018 Walkthrough

by Phil Wheat

Megacon, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, returned to the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday May 24th through Sunday May 27th 2018. This year, Megacon Orlando welcomed more than 100,000 fans throughout the Memorial Day weekend with a long roster of celebrity guests, endless programming and much […]

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15th Jun2018

MegaCon Orlando 2018 – Convention Report

by Kat Wheat

MegaCon Orlando is a yearly event that takes place in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Centre, catering to all kinds of fans. Love horror… this convention is for you, love Doctor who… this convention is for you, love animé… this convention is for you, love Marvel, love DC. This convention is for you! […]

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12th Jun2018

Megacon Orlando 2018 – Image Gallery

by Phil Wheat

Megacon, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, returned to the Orange County Convention Center on Thursday May 24th through Sunday May 27th 2018. This year, Megacon Orlando welcomed more than 100,000 fans throughout the Memorial Day weekend with a long roster of celebrity guests, endless programming and much […]

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01st Jun2018

Southend Film Festival 2018 – Report

by Philip Rogers

The Southend Film Festival celebrated its 10th year anniversary over the weekend and continued to show why it remains one of the most prestigious annual events in the UK for filmmakers. Delivering a strong diverse range of independent films specially selected for the festival, it gives the audience a unique opportunity to see films which […]

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30th May2018

Southend Film Festival 2018 – Gala Evening Report

by Philip Rogers

2018 marks the 10th anniversary for the Southend Film Festival which opened up on 24th May with the hugely anticipated black-tie gala. The festival has continued to grow year on year and is now recognised as the biggest film event in Southend and one of the most prestigious annual events in the UK filmmakers calendar. […]

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30th May2018

MCM London Comic Con 2018 – Event Report

by Xenia Grounds

At the risk of losing some of my credibility as a nerd, I’ve never been to an MCM convention. Truth be told, I don’t really go to conventions. Not because I don’t want to but because I’ve never found the time for it. However, if all MCM conventions are like the one that happened this […]

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28th Mar2018

‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ Theatre Review

by Philip Rogers

Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy adaption of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), itself a parody of the Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of a very round table. With Spamalot currently on a quest across the UK, I attended the most recent performance at the Towngate Theatre. Having […]

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08th Feb2018

Horror-on-Sea 2018: Weekend Two Report

by Philip Rogers

The Horror-on- Sea Festival is Southend’s annual horror event, which showcases the talents of Independent filmmakers, through shorts and features over two weekends. This is the 6th year it has been running and this is my review of the festivals second weekend Day 1: Friday 26th January – Double Feature 19:00pm Feature – Mortuary Massacre […]

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