Tue. May 28th, 2024
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Film – What a day. A day of firsts. My boys first ever Comic Con and his (and my) first ever Princess birthday party.

The wife and I have always enjoyed Comic Con when it came to London’s Excel. But since COVID I’ve not wanted to venture into one of these hugely packed conventions. Plus with T in tow, he isn’t at an age that he 1, likes to go in his pram, and 2, likes to be dragged around something he isn’t interested in. 

Along comes Hemel Hempstead Comic Con. Not a huge convention centre, but also not a long drive or tube ride away, it’s right on our doorstep.

Met at the door by Batman’s Rambler, which T says “is too big” we are then asked for ID by the resident Comic Con Storm Troopers. Again, T wasn’t impressed, and he let them know his feelings…. ‘Move along’ we’re quickly told….

You can’t park there mate

Based in one large hall of the sports centre. Stalls adorned with the usual culture nicknacks fill the room. A nice touch was one corner dedicated to retro gaming, with a few older consoles set up for people to play for free. There were a few original PlayStation’s, a GameCube, Mega Drive, and even an N64 and a SNES.

Friends of the site and podcast, SidequestTGC were in attendance for their first showing at a Comic Con. Much to T’s surprise, seeing Uncle Mark, the source of all his Pokémon toys.

After about an hour of mooching around, T politely informed me that he wanted to go home. So home we went. All to get ready for the second event of the day…

Princess Party! Which was great fun.

Oh and he ate his first ever sandwich today. It was cheese. What a day.

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By Rob

When not dodging Romulan disruptors or negotiating peace treaties with Tribbles, you’ll find him spending time with his family, walking his dogs, placating to the every need of his cat overlords, or writing nonsense Star Trek sketches. When approached by long time friend Tom to better aim his creative energies, he jumped at the chance.

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