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The Day we went to the London Film and Comic Con

The Day we went to the London Film and Comic Con

Article by Dean Hedger and John Preece

The date was Sunday twenty fourth July 2015

The vacation spot was Olympia – London

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The occasion was the London Film and Comic Con The day went one thing like this….

It was an unusually early Sunday awakening for the Father and Son duos of Dean and George Hedger and Jon and Matthew Preece.

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Well it was early for the Dads as George and Matthew each the tender age of 10 and don’t perceive the idea of a lie in but! They are usually wired into FIFA early doorways on a Sunday – however not this week because the vacation spot was the LFCC.

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A plan was hatched on the prepare that we head straight to the gaming space, the occasion was a complete promote out and we wanted to get our retro fingers onto these consoles first.

So what if Michael J Fox and Sigorney Weaver had been there!? We needed to see what retro joys awaited us. The plan swung into motion as soon as we had negotiated our approach by means of the doorway queue and zig zagged crowd management obstacles. We requested a few stall holders “the place are the video games?”, “dunno got here the reply as that they had been trapped on their stalls for two days already.

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Given they had been promoting duplicate knitted cats of that waving japanese cat I’m not pondering we might be sharing a lot in widespread regards the video games anyway! We received a sniff of a clue that the video games had been on degree 2, helped by Jon wanting on the present information and confirming this was certainly their location.

We head by means of the group like a 4 man crew, suppose Full Spectrum Warrior or SOCOM, you get the concept. We scale the stairwells, marching previous the poor celebs signing autographs enroute – They really suppose we’re there to see them!!!! Then lastly the anticipation is over and we arrive, we moved up from degree 1 to 2 and burst by means of the doorways, you possibly can say we levelled up (see what I did there). And guess what…….

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We had been about the one individuals there! We reformed as the dearth of a thronging mass of individuals took us unexpectedly, we then realised we had full entry to an array of delights.

As they are saying an image speaks a thousand phrases and the pics right here present how we received tucked into – Street Fighter, Mario Kart, Space Harrier, Various Star Wars stuff and Road Rash amongst others. Sitting right down to play these video games we had been overwhelmed with a way of nostalgia, and I’m not speaking in regards to the man dressed as Howard from Big Bang Theory who was firmly entrenched with a Dreamcast controller in his fingers.

Space Harrier on Megadrive was simply as exhausting and as unbelievable because it was all these years in the past. Dark Forces on the Gamecube was nonetheless as addictive and the assorted incarnations of Mario Kart meant we might have a look at full strangers with a glance of “Wanna sport? You’re happening chum!”

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Even our boys (merchandise of the 360/PS3 era) started to see our pleasure at taking part in these video games as they settled right down to a little bit of Rogue Leader and Battlefront.

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We had been all definitely spoiled for alternative on the sheer vary of consoles out there to play and even discovered ourselves discussing the concept placing on an analogous exhibition of gaming in our house city – though I think about we would be barely extra protecting over our personal consoles!

Next Blog – PLAY MARGATE!! See you there………….

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Article by Dean Hedger and John Preece



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