London Film & Comic

 

LONDON FILM AND COMIC CON IS BACK!

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR – ALL DAYS

Friday preview night: (6pm-9pm) – £5.

Saturday / Sunday: Early entry from 9am – £12 (all ages). Standard entry from 11am – £6 adults, £3 children (aged 12 and under). Under 4s go free when accompanied by a paying adult. Doors open: 9am to 6pm both days. Last admission 5.30pm.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE MOVIE AND TV PANELS!

DREDD!

It’s judgement time! Be the first to hear about the new DREDD movie from Dredd himself; Karl Urban will be taking to the stage with Writer Alex Garland, Producers Andrew MacDonald and Allon Reich, and Artist Jock. The panel will be taking place at 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday! Judement is Coming….

HUNTED!

In another world exclusive we have MELISSA GEORGE (The Slap, In Treatment, Alias) taking to the stage on Sunday at 12pm with footage from her new BBC One suspense thriller HUNTED! Joining Melissa is writer FRANK SPOTNITZ (X-Files, Strike Back) to talk about Hunted and it’s “action, huge story twists and intriguing characters!”

 ROBERT RANKIN LAUNCHES EMPIRE COMIC

Author of far fetched fiction Robert Rankin will be selling his EMPIRES at this years Comic Con!

This limited edition comic is Robert’s first foray into the world of the comic book, and only 1,000 copies will be available at the event, along with signed copies of his books and other goodies!

Robert will be at London Film and Comic Con and will be signing and chatting to fans on both days.

Batmobile!

We try to pull out something new every year, and this year is no exception. Come along to LFCC this July and see one of the coolest cars around; The Batmobile! We will have the car from the 1989 Tim Burton version of Batman on display at the show.

Michael Winslow Talk

We are very pleased to have Michael Winslow joining at this years LFCC. He will be taking centre stage in a FREE talk over the weekend to take your questions and showcase his amazing voice talents! If you have never heard Michael in person this talk is not to be missed! Make sure you head over to the talk area on the day to take part in this amazing experience.

X-Files Original Prop Display and Auction.

LFCC is the place to be for any X-Files fan. If Scully herself, Gillian Anderson, and Nicholas Lea attending the show wasnt enough, we are pleased to announce that LFCC will be host to an original prop and costume display featuring many items from the long running TV series. On top of that there is the opportunity to get yoru hands on some of your very own X-Files memorabilia in our X-files auction! With items such as signed sripts, screen used costumes and David Duchovy autographs up for grabs, make sure you are at the auction that will be taking place directly after the X-Files talk!

Photo Shoot with Chris Judge in Costume.

Have your photo taken with Teal’c in this rare opportunity for a photoshoot with Chris Judge in full make up and costume. He will even have his staff weapon! You can book your photo opportunity with Chris at our online store HERE now!

Dedicated Comic Area!

For the first time ever we will have a dedicated area for Comics! We have many comic guests announced already including Lee TownsendHenry DaviesGary FrankPere Perez, Ramon F Bachs,Jesus SaizDan AbnettAndy LanningAndres Guinaldo andFernando Blanco.

There will also be a special design area for the artists to sign autographs, take commissions for your very own one-of-a-kind sketch, and sell their one off art work. If you have an interest in creating your own comic, LFCC is the place to be! With specialists from across the comic world, you will never be far away from an expert with the answer!

With many more guest still to be announced LFCC 2012 is looking set to be the biggest yet! Dont forget to keep an eye on our forum for our latest guest announcements, it’s the best place for all our exciting up to date news! Or you could always follow us on Twitter @showmasters

… and much more. For further information click here.

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TAT Launches Special Adventure Travel Website, “100 Unforgettable Experiences”

Bangkok, May 15, 2012 – Adventure travel enthusiasts seeking to try their hand at 100 Unforgettable Experiences in Thailand can log onto a new website http://adventure.tourismthailand.org and take their pick.
Thailand is an adventure traveller’s dream destination with a range of national parks bursting with flora and fauna. In recent years, adventure travel has become a high-growth segment of travel as visitors become more discerning and seek more experiences, especially those that bring them more into contact with nature.
The website covers adventure travel opportunities in 33 Thai provinces and is divided by type of activities, such as rafting, diving, elephant jungle riding, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, diving, spelunking, and many more. It offers tips, advice, guidelines, and information on preserving local nature and culture, as well as search and rescue facilities.
Visitors of different age groups and physical capabilities will also find something to arouse their interest. There are suggested activities for women travellers, families, senior citizens, and hard-core adventure travellers.
Richly illustrated with superb photographs and video clips, the dual-language Thai-English website categorises all activities by theme and colour, so that they can be easily found either by category or by province.
In addition to a listing of the Top 5 Destinations visited, the website has been maximised with extensive use of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tags to allow both Thais and foreigners to trace the relevant information through the popular Internet search engines.
Visitors can share information of destinations and activities with friends and colleagues via social media. The site will be regularly updated with new information.
Along with the new website, the TAT has produced 2,000 copies of the same information in print format in Thai and 1,125 copies in English. Both books have been printed on recycled paper and use soybean ink. The book is also available in electronic format via a searchable PDF file, which can be downloaded or distributed via CD-ROM.
Mr Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of the TAT, said, “Adventure travel has become very popular in recent years and is likely to grow in the years ahead, for both domestic and foreign visitors. We are very proud of the many adventure travel opportunities in Thailand and have designed the entire package of information to help visitors make us their first-choice destination.
“There is no doubt that it will help meet our strategic policy objective to boost our average length of stay, more evenly distribute tourism earnings around the country and make Thailand an all-year destination. Most importantly, it will help us strengthen Thailand’s brand image as a quality, value for money destination.” added the TAT Governor.

10 Sinful Cities

According to Traveler’s Digest

10. Full Moon Parties, Koh Phangan Island,Thailand
Bungalows range from $2 to $20, but who wants to sleep when over 10,000 tourists flock to Haad Rin Beach, where drinks are free-pouring and DJs are spinning the best in hip-hop, techno, rap, and reggae. For show (i.e. when you are drunk and delirious by the beach), jugglers and fire-eaters entertain the crowd.

 9. Monaco
If you really want to live like a true player, then visit this grandiose and charming principality in Europe that many call the continent’s most fascinating vacation spot. Get ready to abuse the checkbook though. Did you really think royalty cuts corners?

 8. Ios, Greece
How could you omit the Greek Islands? Where generally sane, well-mannered folks congregate only to go crazy, get drunk, dance on tables and deprive themselves of sleep and all other things pure?

 7. Gold Cost, Australia
Surf’s up! Sex and alcohol blend in a wonderful orgy of vices. The Gold Coast also offers the tourists the first topless car wash alongside the Best Beauty Down Under Contest. Imagine that; beautiful girls put coins in parking meters so you can party more — it’s only fair at $13 a car wash.

 6. Goa, India (November and February)
New age enlightenment for the twenty-something crowd. Flights could fetch as much as $1000, but at $8 per room, you will have enough spending money to fly like a kite. A stay here will give new meaning to decadence. You thought Aerosmith was reckless in the 1970s? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

 5. Gatecrasher, England
Very few music festivals match the energy, adrenaline and debauchery levels shown in the Sheffield area Festival at the monstrous and epic Gatecrasher; where Trance meets Techno meets Electronica (meets sweat, drugs and alcohol). If you have ever had the fortune of visiting this event, you know what we’re talking about.

 4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
You have to hand it to the Dutch. As hard as it might be to believe, some locals felt that the Red Light District was not organized or structured enough to greet the World’s Best. So lo and behold comes the annual Cannabis Cup in mid-November. For the recoveringtourists, visit the Seksmuseum.

 3. Las Vegas, Nevada
Okay, the original sin city has disrupted marriages before they even began, torn families apart, and probably ended a few lives ominously. What else could you possibly ask for? Oh and it’s also the setting of many a great movie about partying hardy.

 2. New Orleans, Louisiana
The city’s spicy food is great, its historic blues music is even better, its lax (more like nonexistent) drinking laws are a lifesaver as bars are open 24 hours a day. This sin city has rapidly dislodged and out-Vegased Las Vegas… no small feat. Of course, it helps to have a Mardi Gras, a.k.a show your boobs for my beads event in the streets.

 1. Pattaya, Thailand
Government officials refer to their city as the “Sexual Disneyland”; the mantra is “if you can suck it, use it, eat it, feel it, taste it or abuse it, Pattaya never sleeps and it is the best resort for you.” Three million visitors flock here every year to partake in casual sex and sexual freedom in the city’s 275 hotels and 35,000 rooms (which range between $10 to $80 a night).

Video Games in Japan: Past, Present and Future The Present and Future: Progress to Next Level?

22 February 2012 from 6.30pm

The Japan Foundation
10-12 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5EH

Video Games in Japan: Past, Present and Future 
The Present and Future: Progress to Next Level? – Where is the Japanese Video Game Industry heading?

In 2008, the market for the consumption of video games in the UK became the second largest in the world, and it is still expanding. Within this situation, it is common knowledge that a great number of the games people in the UK play every day are made in Japan. However, the Japanese game industry, which has held an advantage for a long time, is now facing a series of challenges as new centres of video game production appear in developing countries. How can Japanese companies strengthen their position in markets around the world, taking into account the emergence of social gaming? Is the solution to prioritise the development of their human resources and rationalise the process of making games?

Prof Akira Baba, University of Tokyo, will make a presentation on the current situation and problems of the Japanese Game Industries and Takuma Endo, president of ACQUIRE and Development Director of Tenchu, a game which has sold 1.5million copies, will talk about where Japanese game makers are going. Steve Boxer, freelance journalist and member of the award-winning Video Games coverage team at The Guardian will respond to their presentations as a discussant.

There will be a prize-draw during the evening to win tickets to attend the Hyper Japan event, which takes place from 24th-26th February.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk.

Japan Foundation at the 2011 Language Show Live

21 October 2011 – 23 October 2011 from 10.00am

National Hall
Olympia Exhibition Centre
Hammersmith
London
W14 8UK

Come and see the Japan Foundation at the 2011 Language Show Live – the UK’s largest language event.

We welcome all Japanese learners, teachers, and anyone else with an interest in sharing or learning about Japanese language and culture.

The Japan Foundation exhibit will feature:

:: Fun Japanese language games and quizzes, including the chance to win a Japan Foundation goodie bag!
:: A name-writing corner – learn how to write your name in Japanese
:: Origami – learn how to make Japanese kabuto (samurai’s helmet) simply from folding paper
:: The chance to practice Japanese with native Japanese speakers
:: Stacks of information about learning and teaching Japanese language, and advice from Japan Foundation staff

Additionally, we will be holding a FREE Japanese language taster session on Friday October 21st, from 15:00 to 15:30.  Tickets will be issued by Language Show organisers on the day and will be given out based on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you get to the show early to avoid disappointment. Class tickets are available to collect from the ‘Taster Class Ticket Desk’.

The Japan Foundation will also be sharing the stand with JP-Books, who offer a large range of Japanese language learning materials.

Click here to read about Japan Foundation’s activities at last year’s Language Show.

Register in advance for the language here for FREE entry!  We look forward to meeting you!