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Who ya gonna call… Ghostbusters

July 11, 2016
Ghostbusters, Waterloo Station

Moving slightly away from the topic of Game of Thrones 😢. Something strange is happening in my neighbourhood… Well actually it’s in Waterloo!

If you’ve ventured into Central London today you may have noticed some tiny promotions for the new Ghostbusters film coming out this weekend in the UK!

These are fantastic and I bet cost quite a lot to create, especially in Waterloo!! But they’re so worth it, just take a look at how amazing the goo is dangling down on the tannoy system!!

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AFK IRL, Cosplay, Food

MCM Comic Con London – May 2016

June 4, 2016
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Once more unto the breach! Lollipop Geek ventured to the ExCel arena in east London to wander round MCM Comic Con last weekend. We attended on the Friday this time and managed to catch some amazing stalls, artists, cosplayers and fans. If you were lucky enough to get there this year, you’ll know what we’re talking about! If not, sit back and enjoy our photos and overview of the event. To see more from one of the artists or stalls featured, just click or tap on their name!

The Main Exhibition

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ESports setting up

ESports setting up

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AFK IRL, Fashion, Games

Vans X Nintendo Interactive Exhibition

June 3, 2016
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Just a typical Thursday night at House of Vans London… having a bit of house party with a few Nintendo old school guests…

Thursday 2nd June 2016 marked the release of Vans new Nintendo line of shoes and apparel. Lollipop Geek was there for launch night to check out the fantastic new range and the interactive exhibition being held at the House of Vans in London. The exhibition has retro games, Nintendo remixes, and of course the brand new range of shoes! You can also explore the rest of the House of Vans and see the skate park, the history of Vans and have a drink or some food in the bar. The exhibition is well worth even a short visit.

If you want to check out the exhibition for yourself, head down to the House of Vans near Waterloo station, the exhibition is on until the 16th of June.

Vans stores in Camden and Westfield are stocking the new Nintendo shoes

Vans stores in Camden and Westfield are stocking the new Nintendo shoes

GAME OVER!

GAME OVER!

Shoe closeup

The new designs mimic some of Nintendo’s first consoles

Mario and new Vans

Mario showcasing some of the new Vans designs

 

Off the wall

The famous Vans slogan in Nintendo style

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AFK IRL, Anime & Manga, Toy Art

“Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics”

April 11, 2016
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Not long ago, Lollipop Geek had the pleasure of visiting the House of Illustration in London for their exhibition “Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics”. In this post, we are bringing the exhibition to you and showcasing some of our favourite artists on show. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

The exhibition is running until May 15th, so please catch it if you happen to be in London. You can find more information and tickets on the House of Illustration website.

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Soppy – Philippa Rice

You may have seen Philippa’s gorgeous illustrations of love floating around on the internet for a while. If you have any need to express love, this should be your first stop.

You can see more of Philippa’s work on her website here.

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AFK IRL, Food, Series, TV & Films

Chocolatey madness

March 29, 2016
Super Mario Bros, brick, Easter

As you all will know, Easter has just passed us so I thought I’d share some of my favourite gifts with you all. They are all chocolate related, as you’d expect for an Easter gift! They’re also all quite geeky, as you’d expect from us!

Thought we’d start with Super Mario Bros. treats here! The “brick”, above, can be found here for $6.15 and would’ve loved it if every time I jumped up with Mario to hit one of these bricks, a little candy coin flew out of the screen, but her we can all dream! The egg, below, looks amazing! What a cool gift that would be, this one can be found here for only $25.

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We will always love a Pokémon gift! These PokéBalls look delicious and would be a great gift for any geek. You can find it here and at only $10 how could you say no?!?!

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AFK IRL, Games, Tech

What a wonderful game

March 15, 2016
Donald Trump, Trump Dump, Flappy Bird

Somehow, I managed to stumble across another game, this time an app for my iPhone. I’m quite glad I have this mode of media to describe this as, without pictures, it would be almost impossible to get across the ridiculousness of the game.

The games icon and name kinda gives it away but, if it hadn’t been for these and you had simply clicked on the game you would be forgiven in not knowing what was going to come.

The number 5 at the top describes the level that you are on and how many walls you have to pass through. It counts down every time you pass a wall, which can sometimes be a struggle.

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The game is similar to flappy bird, with the obvious changes in elements of design. You can see from the above image that I am about to smash straight into a wall, which is what I tend to do on many of my attempts. I definitely need more practice with these games, I surprised myself when I got passes the 1st level let alone got to level 5. Continue Reading…

AFK IRL, Tech, Toys

12 Days of Geekmas
Day 8 – Cameras

December 15, 2015
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Day 8 of the 12 Days of Geekmas! Today I will present to you my favourite analog and digital cameras in the market.

Besides making beautiful effects in photos, these cameras, in themselves, are a piece of art and a few of them are special edition made by designers. They are not just good for taking great photos, but also for decoration (I personally like to put my Diana F+ KIRAMEKI with my Toy Art).

Lomography (<3) you will see this word quite often in this blog, purely because I lurrrrrrrrv the Lomography cameras, you will see many of the Lomography options in this post. For those who don’t know what Lomography is, here is a summary by darkroom:

“Lomography is style of pop photography based around the quirky cameras by the Austrian camera manufacturer known as Lomo. There are several camera types that fall under the lomography genre. Among some of the more popular, are the Diana and Holga.”

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AFK IRL, Anime & Manga, Fashion, Food, Games

Hyper Japan Christmas Market

November 30, 2015
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The last weekend of November saw the east of London light up with Japanese culture. From sake to anime, maid cafes to obscure games, you could find anything to happily fulfil any geeky taste at this wonderful event in the Tobacco Docks. The spirit of Christmas was truly alive as you wandered through the stalls. There were workshops creating Japanese art, and shows on the stage featuring Japanese music artists and fashion icons. Here are a few of the stalls we enjoyed the most!

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AFK IRL, Cosplay

MCM Comic Con 2015

October 30, 2015

Last weekend over 130,000 people headed to the ExCel arena to celebrate all things nerdy. We were among the hoardes descending on the east London docks with a group of friends, ready to get our geeky hands dirty.

Arriving in time for the 9AM doors opening, we wandered in to see what fantasmical wonders awaited. Stalls full of amazing and wonderful things were all around, fulfilling everyone’s fantasy. The Comic Village hosted some talented artists, my favourites including “Stupid Fox” and “Scandinavia and the World”. Really want a “Stupid Fox” plushie!

Vidfest showed off some interesting e-sports and Twitch stars. Old favourites, such as Mr Weebl and Tomska, that I can remember from my childhood still took to the stage. My friends were delighted to find a Weebl store equipped with a Cat Face clock and signed posters of all the gang. Sadly there were no bags full of crabs this year. The gang from Yogscast were amusing us with games, although no games of Hearthstone were won whilst I was watching. Another friend hurried to meet newer-comers Ashens and Barry Lewis who were super nice and gave her a signed poster. Rooster Teeth UK were also around the Vidfest and Twitch stands. We managed to catch a glimpse of a Counter Strike match too which was turning a bit one-sided when we arrived!

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