Tuesday, 31 March 2015

How much is TO MUCH???

How much is to much?
It's a real question. How much are you will to spend on something or on tickets to some event that is coming up. Does it come down to value of the item or value vs time spent at the event. I am no stranger to spending large or what would be considered a large amount of money on both but recently i was presented with an opportunity to see Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back on a big screen. Something i and a friend would normally jump at but i just can not justify the cost of the tickets...
The Secret Cinema is showing The Empire Strikes Back and is charging £78 per-person. Now i don't really know what The Secret Cinema is apart from a very basic understanding that it's an event held around the country and show movies in secret locations. But i have a problem. They have not said where the locations are nor what is involved apart from there is smaller events around London leading up to the screening. But without knowing what will happen i can't mentally break down the cost of seeing the film. £78 is not a lot of money when i compare it to other events i have been to. Star Trek Destination London cost Well over £300 But once you break down the cost vs the amount of time spent there and cost vs what i was seeing and who i was meeting the £300+ was reasonable. And i have done two of those conventions. So £78 is not a lot in relation to what i have spent in the past. But i don't know what i am getting for my £78 I have seen the movie countless times and have seen it three or four times on the big screen and i know i should be jumping at any chance to see a Star Wars movie on the big screen but i would not spend that much for it. I saw Return of the Jedi at the Prince Charles Cinema for the 30th anniversary and that cost £17. 
So what am i getting for 78 POUNDS!!!...
I get the whole secret in Secret Cinema... It's meant to be a mystery so fun and only a few people would be there but without more information and in turn lifting the vile of mystery i don't know how i can spend that much money... If it was anywhere between £20-30 i would of been all over this and got my tickets on day one but this... i just can't bring myself to spend the money. I know i am trying to save and clear my debts and all but this is the kind of thing i did this blog to cover. And i just can't bring myself to go.... If you are interested in going here is the link for the tickets


Now if you do go let me know how it went and what i missed out on in the comments below. or if you have been to a Secret Cinema screening before let me know what you saw and how it went. I might just change my mind and go.

Well on a completely different note it's Easter in a few days and i have the week off. So a long weekend that leads to the rest of the week off... Hell YEAH!!!!
I don't know what i will be doing with that time off. I still have all the Mecha model kits i got for Mecha Month last year and never got round to building them so i might do a few of them. I still have a massive backlog of games i need to get through on the Xbox and Playstation. Or i could do some DIY around the house... got to paint the hall and the bedrooms.... And then there is my Vader Helmet that needs to be worked on.... 
With all that i wont have anytime to relax...                 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

...What Happened London Super Comic Con!!!!...

Ok i have no idea what to say or how to put what i am thinking in to words my feelings about this years London Super Comic Con (.LSCC.)... 
To put things simply... 
I was disappointed. I thought i was negative about last years convention and i thought i was positive about this years one in my last post....
Oh Lord was i wrong... 
Now i went there with hopes of having a good start to my convention season and i was hoping things would start with a bang... But everything was, was....was disappointing. It felt smaller than last years con. There was not as many sellers and for a Super Comic Con There nothing special there. Yes there was lots of comics but nothing to do and see. Me and my friend got there at 10:30 got onto the show floor by 10:45 and by 11:30 we were done and having lunch. 
We saw everything that was there!!!
We spend longer having lunch than we did walking around. When we went to lunch and we were leaving the show floor we overheard a guy with his son asking one of the staff there. 
"Is that it! Is there anything else?" 
The staff replied
"No. That's everything"
I really don't know what to say. If you did go and you had a good time then that's great i am happy for you. I on the other hand was very, very disappointed... It was a Convention but it felt more like a small comic mart in a really big hall. There was nothing super in this years Super Comic Con. And i know i could of gone to the panels and that but even the panels were uninspiring.
After Lunch we went back  to see if we missed anything and to buy the very few bits we saw. I brought the Power Ranger Legacy DragonZord  and my friend git a Deadpool Vinyl. Then we headed home. In all we must of spent around 1 hour and 35 minutes if that on the show floor. With about 1 hour for lunch this was not worth the £20 i paid for my ticket. 
But... and not to end on a negative... The cosplay was very cool and with the London Expo coming up in May, Collectormania in June and the London Film and Comic Con in July. Things can only get better.... But lets see how next years con goes...
This is short as was my time at the LSCC. Fingers crossed for next year.

With that out of the way it is with sad news that on Thursday the author Terry Pratchett died. This is very sad and he will be missed. I always enjoyed the Discworld books.

Terry Pratchett
          1948-2015           

Sunday, 8 March 2015

London Super Comic Con Countdown.

It's less than a week away till the London Super Comic Con and i am getting very excited. My tickets are printed and i just need to get my bag ready and then i'm all set.
I think i may have came across a little negative about last years convention in the post i did for the 2014 convention which you can read here.  London Super Comic Con.... Part TWO!!! No major complaints but what i do have is minor nit-picks....
Now i do think the cons did out way the pro but and this is a big BUT... i think the possible improvements and future potential out ways all the negatives. i have high hope for the conventions to come in the coming years...  But that is for the future. The right here and right now. i am being positive and i am going to this with the hopes of having fun and seeing some cool stuff. I am looking forward to seeing how much and what has be improved over last years con.  
This was just a very quick post as  i will be doing a more in-depth look at the con probably on the Sunday after once i had a little time to think about how the day went.