BCSC 2016

I spent last Tuesday and Wednesday immersing myself in the world of retail at the BCSC conference in Manchester.

 

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Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards 2016

The Arqivas are one of the funnest events in my presenting calendar. Each year, many of the most impressive names in the radio industry are invited to attend the award show, which for the last two years has taken place at The Roundhouse in Camden. This year I got to interview Melvin Odoom, Joey Essex, Matt Cardle, Christian O’Connell, Tony Blackburn, Rob Beckett and Myleene Class among others. Check out the highlights below:

A few highlights from the LFCC

This weekend I was reporting from The London Film and Comic Con – the UK’s biggest fan and memorabilia event, held at the soon-to-be-demolished Earls Court Exhibition centre!
I was lucky enough to meet some big names in the comic industry, including David Lloyd (V For Vendetta). Here are a few photos from the event, courtesy of the Eighty Sixth Floor.

posing with David Lloyd, the artist behind V for Vendetta

posing with David Lloyd, the artist behind V for Vendetta

chatting to director Marco Van Belle and actor Kirk Barker about upcoming feature film Arthur and Merlin

chatting to director Marco Van Belle and actor Kirk Barker about upcoming feature film Arthur and Merlin

hanging out with the lovely  Rachel Smith, quirky comic artist extraordinaire.

hanging out with the lovely Rachel Smith, quirky comic artist extraordinaire.

I’ll be reporting from the MCM Expo accross this weekend at the Excel Centre so if you’re popping along do come and say yello.

Interview with Sketch McDraw

Last week I interviewed Kyle A.K.A Sketch McDraw – a prop maker and runner up in the Cosplay championships in France last year. He took us through the intricacies of making his Kuma costume and chatted about the ins and outs of the UK cosplay industry.

See the full interview here.

Interview with Gingersnap

Leia, a.k.a. Gingersnap is at the forefront of the UK cosplay scene and I was lucky enough to interview her for the Eighty Sixth Floor a few weeks. In this video she talks openly about the issues of body shaming in the cosplay industry.

You can view the full interview here.

The Turner Brothers visit Hoxton Radio

Listen again to my interview with the cheeky Turner Bros, plus their new single ‘Lay Low’ which is available now on SoundCloud. I’ll be coming live again from Hackney Downs Studios this evening so why not send me a cheeky tweet @GraceForell for a shoutout?