Can You Take A Baby to Comic Con?

Can you take a Baby to Comic Con? This Baby Starfleet Captain says Yes!

Can you take a Baby to Comic Con? This Baby Starfleet Captain says Yes!

 

So, can you take a baby to Comic Con?

We tried it a couple of years ago, and we weren't the only ones. The short answer is: it depends on the venue, but almost certainly yes you can.

The longer answer is: be prepared to have a different Comic Con than most people!

Some may be wondering, "Why would you take a baby to Comic Con anyway?"

Well, why not?

We like it there, our older kids love it, and we're not inconsiderate to those around us. And for a baby, Comic Con isn't that different from a day out anywhere else with a lot of people around. Plus there are great photo ops 🙂

All in all, it makes for a great family outing.

Taking a Baby to Comic Con: Older Kids love this stuff. Babies don't even know it's scary.

See? Comic Con is a great family outing! (Older Kids love this stuff. Babies don't know it's scary yet!)



Anyway...

Tips for the Tricky Parts First:

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Happy ‘Big Milk Thing’ Day to Mums, Not-Mums and Peasants!

Here's wishing a Happy 'Big Milk Thing' Day to all you Mums, Not-Mums and Peasants!

Thankfully, the Doctor speaks Baby, so we get to hear what Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All really thinks. 😀

 
Introducing Stormageddon: The Doctor speaks Baby... Click to Tweet!

Doctor Who - Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All:


Scene from "Doctor Who Series 06 Episode 12: Closing Time". (BBC), via женя загоруйко (Eugene Zagoruiko) on YouTube. Find on Amazon UK, Netflix DVD (US), Hulu Plus, Google Play, Vudu

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Geek Fandoms by Politics?

Geek fandoms by Politics? Sherlock: Unbeliever

Sherlock: Unbeliever. Photo of Benedict Cumberbatch filming Sherlock in London, by Fat Les, edited by RanZag via Wikimedia. Unchanged, license: CC-BY-2.0




 
Do different geek fandoms appeal to different political types?

As the UK Election results come in, it's got me thinking: who votes which way and why?

Of course fandoms can belong to anyone, whatever their politics. After all, whatever my views, I like all these shows!

And looking at 'Political Compass', the biggest parties aren't even that far apart: see the UK 2015 Election and US 2012 Election here.

But off the top of my head, here are my hunches for how some fandoms might skew. I'd love to hear what you think about this:

 

Alien movie series:

The Alien movies feature the ultimate sociopathic corporation, evil biological weapons and a distrust of the military, while celebrating the 'common' soldier. I'm calling this series for the left wing.

Geek Fandoms by Politics - Alien: Crew Expendable. Workers Unite?

Crew Expendable. See? Exploiting the Proletarians again: a typical class struggle 😉
Image via Alien Anthology Wiki




 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

With a kick-ass female hero, single mother, nerdy NPR listener type librarian, techno-pagan teacher, 'good' demons, a lesbian best friend and a public high school setting, this series screams 'socially liberal' to me.

 

Doctor Who:

This one is a mixture!
 


Classic Doctor Who: Genesis of The Daleks (Amazon UK) Clip via the Official Doctor Who YouTube Channel

 
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A Dalek Snowflake!

Monster Eggs for Easter: How Many Can You Guess?

We made Monster Easter Eggs this year, inspired by the Doctor Who Easter Eggs we made before. How many of these awesome monster eggs can you guess?

Monster Easter Eggs!

Monster eggs for Easter: Can you guess what they are? (Tweet this!)



Read on to find out what they are, how we made them and what our intellectual inspirations and artistic influences were... yes I did GCSE Art in evening classes once 😉

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