I found the 1945 British movie The Wicked Lady on YouTube last night. All I knew of it was it was my grandma’s favourite movie (her second was Citizen Kane on account it was ‘very clever’) and every time it came on the cinema grandma would take my mum to see it. I never met […]Read more "My Grandma And The Wicked Lady"
Every fan of Dune will have no doubt taken immense interest in the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation coming to our screens this December. It’s fair to say we’ve been proffered an embarrassment of acting riches. Gratifyingly, there’s been no crowbarring of major names into inappropriate roles, like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise as Duke […]Read more "Dune 2020: Where The F*ck Is Feyd?"
In the first part of this two part series I took a look at my favourite British convention’s, erm… conventions about venue, programme running and the dealer hall accessibility. This time we finish off where all con’s finish off: the bar! The heart of any convention is the bar and–much like a time lord–Mooncon has two: a […]Read more "Mooncon: Britain’s Best Science Fiction convention (Part 2: Bars)"
I was floored to hear my old friend Richard Potter has passed away. In fact it surprised me how floored I was, considering I hadn’t really talked to him all that much these last few years (though I’d seen him about and spoken occasionally). And I think that speaks to what a friendly, gentle and […]Read more "R.I.P Richard Potter"
I’ve been convention-going for–bloody hell!–more than a decade now so I guess I can claim to be something of a, er, well… con-noisseur (sorry). Eastercon, Novacon, Fantasycon: you name it I’ve loitered about in it making a nuisance of myself. All the aforementioned have their individual charms. But by far my favourite is a little-known […]Read more "MOONCON: Britain’s Best Science Fiction Convention"