Geek Ink Thinks: My thoughts on Fancon 2016 Cape Town

I’m trying out an not-so-old format again. Let me know what you think here on my blog, on Youtube, or on Facebook.

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Geek Out! FanCon is one week away!

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Cape Town gets its first official comic book convention! All aboard the hype train!

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Geek Out! Free Comic Book Day 2015 at Readers Den Cape Town (Updated with more photos and videos)

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I started attending Free Comic Book Day at Readers Den in 2008 and even though the queues keep on getting longer and longer, the event just keeps on getting better and better.

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Readers Den gearing up for Free Comic Book Day 2015!

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When one of my best friends, Banzai Bob, told me he was getting married the weekend of Free Comic Book Day, my heart skipped a beat. I almost thought he’d made the mistake of scheduling his wedding during the one major event we both look forward to every year. He reassured me shortly after that he since it was a long weekend, he was actually getting married on the Thursday before the event. I thought to myself, “Thank goodness!” I really didn’t know how I was going to carry all the comics I’d have to buy for both of us.

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The Walking Dead – McFarlane 5″ Daryl Dixon with Motorcycle Review – Guest post by BanzaiBoB

The Walking Dead – McFarlane 5" Daryl Dixon with Motorcycle Review – a guest post by BanzaiBoB

My second ever review for Geek Ink was McFarlane’s Merle Dixon figure. Now it’s time for part two of the act: Merle’s younger brother, Daryl. Played by Norman Reedus, Daryl was created for the TV show, never appearing in the original comics (although occasionally you hear mumbles that he might make an appearance at some point). He rapidly became a fan favourite and a figure was released in the very first series of 5” Walking Dead figures. Sadly, it was marred by an awkward pose and the almost non-existent articulation that characterized the early figures. This didn’t stop it selling out almost immediately, pushing its price through the roof on the secondary market. I wasn’t able to get one, and actually I’m fine with that, because Daryl Dixon 2.0 is a fantastic figure, superior in every way to the first one.

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Game of Thrones – Funko 6″ Ned Stark Review – a guest post by BanzaiBoB

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Eddard Stark (Ned to his friends) is the head of the Starks of Winterfell and Lord of the North. For a time he is Hand of the King to his friend Robert Baratheon, but falls foul of the Lanisters after Robert is killed in an accident and the Queen’s son from an incestuous relationship – the nasty little turd Joffrey – ascends to the throne. That he came to a sticky end in the first season of the TV adaption should be a surprise to exactly no-one, what with the somewhat unfortunately type-cast Sean Bean having been given the role.

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