London Film & Comic Con July 2017

Event Report by Doctor Squee (Host of Gallifrey Stands Podcast)


London’s biggest con is back and bigger than ever. There were stalls galore, the original 66 Batmobile flanked by the Bat boat and bike (a bittersweet reminder the late great Adam West was due to attend), a cosplay stage and talks both paid and unpaid throughout the 3 days of the event ran by Showmasters and held once again at London Olympia on 28th – 30th July 2017.

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“Meeting our heroes really can turn us all into children in the best possible way.”

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Interview: David Dastmalchian (Gotham, The Dark Knight, The Flash, Antman)

We were delighted to catch up with actor David Dastmalchian.

David has been most recently seen on our screens in Gotham season 3 as Dwight Pollard and villian Abra Kadabra in CW’s The Flash

He got his big break playing Joker associate Thomas Schiff in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight‘. This has led on to many Film & TV Roles including playing Kurt in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man‘.

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Interview: Shannon Murray (Class)

 Shannon Murray is an actress, writer and disability consultant.

She was most recently on our screen as April’s mum Jackie in BBC Doctor Who Spin-off ‘Class’. Previously she has appeared in shows including Casualty and Doctors.

She is well known as an advocate for disabled people in the media and has written and spoken in public about the subject in-depth.

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Interview: Peter Purves (Doctor Who)

51 years since we last saw him travelling in the TARDIS – we at Indie Mac User have caught up with Classic Who Icon Peter Purves to talk about all things Doctor Who and life since departing the classic Sci-Fi show.

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“It breaks my heart that, although the full original audio exists, not a frame of the actual show remains”

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Halloween interview with writer James Moran (Cockneys Vs. Zombies, Tower Block, Doctor Who, Torchwood)

James Moran ifs a film and TV writer with a penchant for Horror! His credits include Severance, Tower Block, Doctor Who, Torchwood & Cockneys Vs. Zombies. James has also written for Big Finish.

Here is an extra-special interview with James thanks to Horror Channel!

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Film & Comic Con Cardiff – October 2016

‘Official Press’ thanks to Showmasters !!!!

Held at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena the home of South Wales geekery – during the 29th & 30th of October.


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Guests that attended this weekends event included:-

  • Clare Higgins (Hellraiser),
  • Tom Hopper (Black Sails),
  • Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who),
  • Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark),
  • Kae Alexander (Game of Thrones),
  • Anna Shaffer (Class).

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Interview: Carel Struycken (Twin Peaks, Addams Family)

Carel Struycken is a Dutch film, television, and stage actor.carel_struycken_march_2016

He is best known for playing the Giant in Twin Peaks, Mr. Homn in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Lurch in the Addams Family films – among many other roles.

Standing at 7 ft tall, he often plays character and comedic roles in which height is a major part.


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Interview with film-maker Patrick Rea – FrightFest 2016

Interview by Jay Kay (Host of Horror Happens radio show).


With the latest incarnation of HORROR CHANNEL’S FRIGHTFEST ready to consume and infect on London August 25th through 29th , the DISCOVERY STAGE will showcase a variety of genre features that continue to rule the film festival circuit! A part of that group of selected films and filmmakers is Kansas City madman Patrick Rea! Known for his short film work around the world including PILLOW FIGHT, A HOWL OF A GOOD TIME, COUNTER PARTS as well as the 2013 thriller NAILBITER; Rea will be presenting his latest feature called ENCLOSURE. This tense and supernatural tale of isolation focuses on a married couple and the choices that they must make as their camping trip falls under siege by a variation of what could be called monsters. We grabbed Rea in between film projects to talk about ENCLOSURE, micro filmmaking, connecting casting and of course playing at FRIGHTFEST!patrick

“I think the ‘container’ horror film really gets my creative juices flowing, because we have to really work hard to keep things interesting for the audience. It’s not easy making a film like this, despite not having many locations. It actually becomes way more challenging to find ways to keep the audience engaged while being in primarily one place.”

 

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Interview: Taylor Smith – Game Designer on Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game

EVLDOBG-STDBoard games are about to get a lot more groovy and gory with The Official Evil Dead 2 Board Game – Based on the American horror film franchise created by Sam Raimi.

We recently got the chance to interview one of the games designers: Taylor Smith.

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HorrorCon UK 2016

Event Reporters – Ben Gummery & Lewis Mainwaring


Held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham on the 9th & 10th of July 2016.


Guests that attended this weekends event included:-eebc4246-a9bc-442c-ae9b-89323e06ad63

  • Doug Bradley (Hellraiser)
  • Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Franchise)
  • David Naughton (An American Werewolf In London)
  • Linnea Quigley  (Return of the Living Dead)
  • Fennella Fielding (Carry on Screaming)

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