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Sci-Fi Weekender X: Part 1

by Peter Ray Allisonon 28/01/2019
SFW is back, bigger and better than ever.

SFW in the City II

by Peter Ray Allisonon 11/10/2018
Sci-Fi Weekender’s (SFW) annual satellite event, SFW in the City, held its second event last weekend. Smaller and more intimate than the main event, it still provided a welcome break from the mundanity of everyday life. Peter Ray Allison went along to find out more.

UK Games Expo 2018

by Peter Ray Allisonon 06/06/2018
Four years ago, the UK Games Expo was held in the Birmingham Hilton. Now, with board games on the rise, the UKGE is dominating two halls of the NEC.

(N)SFW-X(XX)

by Peter Ray Allisonon 17/05/2018
The partying has barely finished for the ninth Sci Fi Weekender (SFW), but work has already started on their next invasion of North Wales for SFW-X.  Much of the programming is still in its early stages, but some guests have already been confirmed already. People often ask how the weekender is different to any of […]

UK Games Expo is coming

by Peter Ray Allisonon 03/05/2018
The UK’s largest hobby games convention, UK Games Expo (UKGE), is set to take place at the Birmingham NEC next month.  Currently in its twelfth year, the UKGE will run from 1st to 3rd June. Last year the event attracted around 32,000 people, and even more are expected to attend this year. A whopping 300 […]

Cosplay from MCM Birmingham Comic Con – March 2018

by Rach Griffithson 20/03/2018
No edition of MCM Birmingham Comic Con would be complete without the vast array of costumes on show from the various cosplayers in attendance. Varying from accurate representations of much loved characters through to imaginative cross-overs, there was a wealth of work and creativity on show throughout. Here is a selection of just some of the amazing […]

SFW in the City II: Sci-Fi Fantasy Warriors!

by Peter Ray Allisonon 07/02/2018
Following the rip-roaring launch of Sci-Fi in the City last year (reviewed here), its second coming will arrive at Sheffield’s O2 Academy on the first weekend of October 2018 (Earth Time), with a special pre-party on Friday 5th. This year it is reborn as SFW in the City II: Sci-Fi Fantasy Warriors! The headlining guests […]

Cosplay from MCM Birmingham Comic Con – November 2017

by Rach Griffithson 28/11/2017
No edition of MCM Birmingham Comic Con would be complete without the vast array of costumes on show from the various cosplayers in attendance. Varying from accurate representations of much loved characters through to imaginative cross-overs, there was a wealth of work and creativity on show throughout. Here is a selection of just some of […]

Cosplay from SFW in the City

by Peter Ray Allisonon 16/10/2017
One of the highlights of Sci Fi Weekender in the City was the diverse costumes worn by the talented cosplayers there.  The sheer breadth of cosplay ranged from faithful recreations of those worn on screen to imaginative re-envisioning of iconic characters. Here, in no particular order, is just a fraction of some of the fantastic […]

Sci-Fi Weekender in the City 2017

by Peter Ray Allisonon 12/10/2017
Sci-Fi Weekender (SFW), the largest science-fiction festival in Europe and only event of its kind in the UK, launched its new satellite event last weeked in Sheffield. Peter Ray Allison investigates.