Written for Glide
By Maria Baker
Despite the weather’s preparations for the big storm, the weekend was a big one on its own as many geeks, fangirls, cosplayers unite once again for one of the biggest conventions in the UK.
I joined them as I went through wind and rain on Sunday to fret all over one of my favourite actors from my favourite TV show! But that was not the only reason I was there. There are some pretty cool new games being released from here on out and I wanted to get my first taster. Let’s not forget the unique fan merchandise at the stalls, that we might as well take the whole place back home.
My usual aim when going to conventions is to meet at least one celebrity there and do at least an autograph or a photo-shoot with them. This time, we got to meet the very down to earth Kai Owen from Torchwood, got some pictures and autographs and got wished a ‘Be safe!’ after note as we bumped further into people through the crowded rooms trying to get to our next destination. We also got to meet Colin Ford known from Under the Dome and Supernatural, He had noted that it was his first signing and convention and that he would love to go to more so do not worry if you are a big fan of his and missed him! He is also staying in England for a little while longer. There was a lot of amazing and dazzling cosplays out there mainly a lot of Castiels from Supernatural and Assassin’s Creed, might I add, I did not find them mounting any walls to my disappointment.
We took the controllers for the new Lego Marvel game and was pretty amazed by the character designs been intermixed with the comics and the movies. It’s worth the buy for any fan of the previous Lego games in the series. Next on our list was the ‘augmented reality’ goggles for the game Deadfall Adventures, despite the little flaws here and there where it was too magnified and you can’t look behind you, it was one step forward in the right direction and a new way of gaming. Along many other games such as the new Assassin’s Creed IV, Arkham Origins and Tales of Symphonia that are soon or already making its way out for being released, all these games are worth a shot at looking at. It wasn’t just the celebrities and the games taking the limelight, manga artists and the Japanex were there setting my heart to desire the Japanese culture all over again with foods such as sushi and flavoured shredded ice, and cosplay DIY making talk shows. This convention was probably one of the best conventions I been this year, and I am sure it may have been so for others too.