Manchester Anime and Gaming Convention

Wow, I need to start updating my site more often. It was week before last week that I went to Manchester Anime and Gaming Convention 2018 but I never got around to post about it on my site.

Well, here’s the lowdown.

The actual convention was fun. It was not as big as last year or at least it did not feel as big as last year’s. The floor was jam-packed on the Saturday and I dedicated the entire day to taking photos and recording for my vlog.

Recording cosplayers was a bit tricky because there was not enough space for them to pose and with the rain pouring down, cosplayers stayed in most of the time. I took a lot of photos though which you can find on my Facebook page.

Posted by Suneil Angel on Saturday, April 7, 2018

As for the convention itself, it was pretty standard stuff with some nice add-ons. The Gaming Section was on the first floor and had classic Nintendo games on the NES to Super Smash Bros, Halo 5 and Mortal Kombat.

Merch was pretty cool ranging from t-shirts to collectables and Animes. It was standard stuff, nothing new.

But there was something that I was not expecting to be there – a maid café. Set up by Arcadia Maid Café, the idea was that food will be freshly prepared for customers and when you are having food, the maid would sit down, talk and play Pokemon with you. While I can imagine that it was nowhere near the Maid Cafés in Japan, I can appreciate the attempt. The problem I had with the café was the actual food. The Pikachu Pizza I ordered was burnt from the base and it was so hot that it burnt the plastic plate.

I sat out on the after-party on the Saturday night as I was tired thanks to my full-time job.

On the Sunday, I dressed as Mafiaso Deadpool and had fun just walking around meeting kids and grown-ups alike while uttering lines like, ‘Deadpool’s here to make you an offer you cannot refuse.’

So, in other words, it was good. I just wish the floor was a bit more spacious but I think there were some renovations taking place. That’s why, there was not a lot of space to walk around.

You can check out the full vlog below:

Comic Con 2017 | Manchester | Photos and Video

Whew! Where to even begin? First off, I must apologise for being late in posting this blog but after I came back from Manchester Comic Con, I had some stuff to do on Monday and from Tuesday – I had been at my workplace. So, I did not have the time to write a proper blog about it.

Right, time to dive into it.

Manchester Comic Con was great and it was a pleasure to watch all these amazing people with their cosplays and how they brought the fictional characters to life. My family members, who know that I have been attending Comic Con for the past two years were shocked to see the level of dedication put in by these talented cosplayers. You can see all the photos I took of these cosplayers below:

A collection of photos taken on Day 1 and Day 2 of Manchester Comic Con 2017. Feel free to tag yourself in the pics.

Posted by Suneil Angel on Sunday, July 30, 2017

This year, I cosplayed as Deadpool for the first time but I tried to bring a new touch to the cosplay. I always thought, if Deadpool and the Godfather ever had a crossover, what would it look like? Well, I would look something like this:

I bought the mask over Amazon and a fancy Mafia themed props which cost me £28 in total, put on a suit and viola – my Mafiaso Deadpool outfit was ready. Walking around with the mask on was not that difficult but it did take a toll on me at the end when I went to Fab Café at the end of the night for the after-party. Me, nor my friend Claire who was dressed as Harley Quinn from Arkham Series had it in us to party the night away.

On the Sunday, I was walked around in my civvies and took some time out to film some cosplayers posing for my vlog. Shout-out to all who the time out to pose. You can check out the full vlog below:

Comic Con is nothing without the merchandise stalls and this year, I did manage to bag me some cool stuff. I did make a vlog which will be linked below but if you do not fancy watching it, here is what I got: one Overwatch t-shirt, two Fairytail t-shirts, RWBY Volume 1, 2 and 3 on blu-ray, an anime called Another and a manga called Tomie by Junji Ito.

Overall, it was fun-filled experience and I am looking forward to more of these conventions in the future. To stay updated with my latest vlogs and news, hit me up on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.