December 2013~ Future Cinema “Ghostbusters”

A new experience in cinema-going!

The people at Future Cinema take a location from a popular film and bring it to life with a full, interactive experience followed by the watching of the film, whilst actors in costume play out key scenes!

In this case the film was Ghostbusters and the two locations were the New York Public Library, where we met Dr Peter Venkman and took part in an experiment with him before being scared out of our minds! We then ended up at The Sedgewick Hotel where Slimer was flying around the room whilst a gala banquet took place.

It was an amazing evening and I would do it again if the right film came along! (I’ll get a cab next time!)

December 2013~ End of a great year!

This post is dedicated to those people I feel privileged to call my friends. The Tex-Mex (or Trek-Mex as its been called) crew.

Shortly after DSTL, those members who live in London decided to get together, my friend Martin was the organiser. I missed the first meeting, but suggested Tequila Tex-Mex for the next meeting and we’ve not looked back since. Even when we do try other places, we still end up there afterwards! Its a great atmosphere and the staff and management are great……a big thanks to them!

We’ve had an amazing year, been through fun times and through sad times but we have always been there for each other, and as this year ends I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of them, but would like to mention a few people who have become very special to me for different reasons. You’ve all helped me this year, one way or the other.

So an extra big THANK YOU goes to Mags, Fudge, Ketan, Mark, Tom, Martin, Tim, Dale, Rosie and Suvi. If you ever need anything…….just holler!

Here is hoping that 2014 is equally as awesome!


July 2013~ LFCC ’13

The Whopper of all Showmasters events! So many guests, so little time.

As in the past two previous years this event started on a Friday with a preview night.

It was also the first big event where many of us who had met the previous year at DSTL were in attendance.

The USS Iceni fundraising table was also in attendance.

Guests~ where to begin! Sarah Wayne Callies and Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead, Kristian Nairn, Lena Heady, Peter Dinklage, Joe Dempsie, Clive Russell and Richard Dormer from Game of Thrones, Bruce Gray and Armin Shimmerman from Star Trek and Danny Glover from the Lethal Weapon films. What an expensive weekend!

Again, some amazing cosplay from a variety of genres. My brother, sister-in-law and the kids came too. Jess and Charlie even dressed up!

To top it all of, a few of us went to the TexMex on the Saturday evening for a meal and some “soft” drinks!