Browsing Category : London

Comic Book Shop Update: Gosh! Has Moved


Gosh!, my favourite comic book shop in the world, let alone London, was based opposite the British Museum for 25 years – I thought they would always be there. However, nothing lasts for ever and Gosh! moved premises to a new location at Berwick Street in Soho. And the new premises are fantastic. The previous shop was bijou, to use…

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Author Appearance: Grant Morrison at Foyles


Grant Morrison participated in a Q&A in Foyles on Charing Cross Road on Tuesday evening to promote his new book, Supergods. Because we were not allowed to photograph or record the Q&A, these are my long and rambling recollections of the hour. I was lucky to get tickets for this event – The Gallery on the third floor of Foyles…

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My London Comic Book Mart Experience


The National Collectors Marketplace is a regular mart for comic books, trading cards, books and merchandise related to science fiction, film and TV. According to the website, it is the largest of its sort, hosting 130 tables in the Royal National Hotel near Russell Square in central London. When I arrived on a wet Sunday at the beginning of the month,…

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Saturday At The London MCM Expo


I haven’t been to a convention since I attended the London Film and Comic Con in 2008, so it was about time I exposed myself to another celebration of geek culture. Mark Millar’s Kapow! might have been oriented more towards mainstream comic book (matching my tastes), but tickets for that sold out because it was so small (and I’ve started…

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Theatre: As It Occurs To Me Season 2 Episode 8


Richard Herring‘s As It Occurs To Me (shortened to AIOTM) is an impressive undertaking: Herring writes an entirely new 60-minute sketch show each week, rehearses it with the cast (Emma Kennedy, Dan Tetsell and Christian Reilly on guitar) twice on the day and they perform it live on Monday night, which is recorded and released as a free unedited podcast…

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It’s A London Thing


[Writing about television programmes really takes it out of me, so you’ll have to wait for the final post in the current run, because it will take a bit more time to get it all together. So, here’s something completely unrelated.] I was born and bred in London and, with the exceptions of living and working in three other cities,…

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