Hi all here is my report for Heroes and Villains FanFest London!
So I was lucky enough to get myself a Media pass to Heroes and Villains Fanfest at the London Olympia .
The amazing event is run by James Frazier who also runs the Walker Stalker events and Stephen Amell, actor from the Arrow TV show.
I even met James for a sneaky free photo too.
I arrived at the London Olympia on the Saturday and got to go in at 9am with the early crowd and had a look around to get the feel of the layout and where each guest was located as they would be signing autographs and taking photos with the public plus a photo shoot area too.
The first person I was able to meet was the very talented artist Lord Mesa he was selling some great items of his work and even got a quick selfie with him.
Then as 10.30am approached all the guests were arriving at their desks ready for meeting the fans and and sign autographs.
The first I met was Maisie Richardson Sellers from Legends of Tomorrow then shortly afterwards Jesica Lucas from Gotham, Brandon Routh from Legends of Tomorrow and Superman Returns, Mehcad Brooks from Supergirl, Josh Segarra from Arrow, Robbie Amell from The Flash and Shantel Vanstanten from The Flash.
I got a few autographs to add to my huge collection from each plus some funko pops signed too as I have now got into these getting signed and they look amazing.
The best part was that I managed to get most of the guests to do a quick video shoutout to DC World my site I run which is a DC Comics fansite for all DC Comics news and is on all social media platforms and I have been running for three years now.
I also had some professional photo shoots too with some of the guests which I must say was smoothly run and only there for a few minutes, you got in a line to queue and as soon as you left the booth your picture was printed ready for you to take home.
There were also some amazing stage talks with all the guests throughout the weekend and got to see some of these too, my favourite was the Gotham
At one point I even done a live stream video walk around for about eight minutes showing my audience from around the world what was happening at this great event, its had hundreds of views and was a great thing to do for some people who maybe looking at coming to one of these events or who couldn’t make it.
Later that night I attended The Nocking Point wine party which is a wine company owned by the Arrow star Stephen Amell and this was a great night. We all got a unique glass to take home plus food and drink all night with some guests on stage talking and a band.
The best part was at the end I managed to ask someone running the event if I can take a bottle of the special wine home to which I was given a couple of full bottles plus 3 glasses, a nice heavy backpack on the way home but worth it and I’m saving to open them on a special occasion.
The next day on the Sunday I returned to Heroes and Villains but this time I was in full Clark Kent reporter mode.
I managed to get four interviews with a few guests on camera including Sean Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy and Mehcad Brooks from Supergirl, all have now been uploaded all to my YouTube channel and website, which you can view there.
This day I also met Robin Lord Taylor and Drew Powell from the Gotham TV show and had photo sessions with them too, they were both great.
Overall the event was very well run and I had an amazing time, the autograph queues went quickly and the photo sessions were incredibly quick and the speed they was printed out was amazing. I will be returning next year and just awaiting the date announcement.
The Ticket collection on the Friday was very quick at will call and was amazed I was seen in minutes, no queues at all.
Overall Heroes and Villains Fanfest gets a 10 out of 10 by me and was a joy to go to.
I think a lot of other events could learn a thing or two from these guys.
A big thanks to all of my fans and supporters who I met too and even asked to have pictures with me, this felt amazing and can’t wait for more.
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Thank you all