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SFW-X: Sci-Fi Weekender 10 – Part 2

by Peter Ray Allisonon 09/11/2019
Sci Fi Weekender (SFW) is an event like no other.  Less like a convention and more of a festival, SFW is the UK’s largest geek camp and there is literally nothing else like it in the UK. The weekend-long geek-fest officially commenced on the Friday morning, with the opening ceremony where event organiser Jonni Davis […]

This time it’s war – Tomas Härenstam talks Alien

by Peter Ray Allisonon 18/06/2019
Despite the mixed response to the recent Prometheus and Covenant films, the Alien series still hold a special place in many geeks’ hearts.  The Alien and Aliens films are frequently praised and the colonial marine cosplayers remain a frequent sight at conventions. There has been a slew of video game adaptations of varying quality, from […]

MCM Birmingham Comic Con – March 2019

by Peter Ray Allisonon 26/03/2019
With an increasing number of events on the UK convention scene, Birmingham Comic Con was MCM’s chance to prove that they remain one of best conventions in geek culture. Entering MCM Birmingham Comic Con has always been a visual assault on the senses, and this year was no different, with massive video screens showcasing the […]

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.

SFW in the City announce more guests

by Peter Ray Allisonon 26/06/2017
There is only four months to go before Science and Fantasy Warriors (SFW) in the City touches down at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, bringing the biggest science fiction, fantasy and horror spectacular to grace the steel city. Already announced as headline guests were Sylvester McCoy, James Cosmo, Nick Kellington and Stanislav Ianevski.  Three more […]

Sci Fi & Fantasy Weekender 9 is Go!

by Peter Ray Allisonon 11/06/2017
SFW is Europe’s largest sci-fi festival, which had over 6,000 sci-fi fans partying hard into the night in March this year. Next year is going to be bigger.

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

by Joe McGuinnesson 15/10/2016
FTL is to Star Trek as Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is to Deep Space 9 - or Babylon 5, if you're more that way inclined.

Film and Comic Con Sheffield

by Peter Ray Allisonon 22/08/2015
Geek Pride's Peter Ray Allison heads off to Film and Comic Con Sheffield for a convention that is quickly gain a reputation for excellence.

Is Simon Pegg right?

by Andrew Corbanon 21/05/2015
Recent news revealed Simon Pegg, comedic geeky actor known for Spaced and Shaun of the Dead, has been feeling disdain towards geek culture. In an interview with Radio Times, Pegg expressed his worry that people have grown to embrace sci-fi and otherwise geeky films and hobbies over more deeper, more intellectual films of the 70s […]

After the Fall, edited by Alex Davis

by Peter Ray Allisonon 24/04/2015
What does that future look like without the marvels of the machine age after the fall of technology, posits After the Fall. Alex Davis brings together a selection of science fiction authors to answer that questions for a short story collection like no other.