Tag: #Hull2017

Living in a fantasy world

When I opened my curtains this morning onto a non-descript autumn day, I found a rainbow waiting outside my window. Traditionally my view is nothing spectacular: a road, and houses in all directions. If I’m really lucky I might get to hear bird song over the new developments’ machinery. New houses on green land, new…


Burning Temples, Culture and Accessibility.

Last night (March 21st) saw the burning of the Temple. A wooden temple built overlooking Londonderry, the 2013 City of Culture.  Late yesterday afternoon the Temple’s architectural avatar built by Adam Clarke, BlockWorks and Sparks on Minecraft received the same fate. When I first heard about it, I immediately thought of The Burning Man Festivals…


Hey Hull what are you moaning about?

  “Dunno what you wanna go to Hull for. Only thing it’s good for is being the end of the M62.” “I hate living here, there int nowt to do.” Living in Hull you hear these things quite a lot. (Minor understatement.) Really? People! Where have you been the last couple of years? Another one…


FantastiCon Hull

FantastiCon. Hull’s (first) SFF Convention. Well, it’s the first that I know of. A young Jedi decided to take on R2D2 with a lightsaber at Hull’s first “SFF” con. R2 was unarmed, but stood his ground valiantly. That wasn’t all. Kickerstarter funders had early access, but for others the fun started with a Dr Who…