JULY 2016 – Conspectus

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Watford Comic Con July 2016
Watford Comic Con July 2016

July started off with the Watford Comic Con. It was a one-day thing, which was quite exhausting, but it was really great fun! Driving to Watford took me an hour, and it takes me about 2 hours to set up my table, so it was a really early start (the M25 was blissfully empty!), but I managed it! I happened to be set up next to a lovely lady who knew the people I was set up next to at the London MCM Comic Con in May, so that was great. Watford was also the first Comic Con where I started selling my D20 dice necklaces.

During July I also went through a surge of home improvement! I fixed up a lot of things I’d always been meaning to, including putting a light in my little skinny hallway cupboard. I’ve still got so much more organising to do in my flat, but as always there’s never enough time. I’m slowly getting there, though.

Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go

Now, one of the┬ámain things that landed in July was Pokemon Go. How huge is that game?! I’d never been into Pokemon, but I thought I’d give this a go (see what I did there?), and I ended up playing it constantly! There aren’t many Pokemon floating about when I’m at home, but I work in the heart of London and there are loads. I don’t even have to leave my desk to visit a Pokestop, and there’s always a constant stream of lures throughout the day, so I reckon my attention to my workload kinda suffered a little because I kept looking at my phone throwing Pokeballs at anything that came by. It’s just a shame that there isn’t a gym that I can reach from within my office at work. Actually, that’s probably a good thing.

Stranger Things came out in July, and I bingewatched it the moment it came out. I f*cking love it! That 80s nostalgia is so damn incredible. It’s like Speilberg, King and Carpenter all had a baby together and produced this. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. Watch it NOW!!! (But with the lights on!).

Me at the Mopar Nats, Santa Pod
Me at the Mopar Nats, Santa Pod

Art wise, Jazza came to town (that’s Josiah Brooks from the YouTube channel Draw With Jazza). He had a meet-up in London, which was really cool. About 200 or so people turned up, and we all sat around tables drawing and chatting. Jazza used his Arty Games app to lead some drawing challenges, but I think it was a bit unfortunate that it was only for a few hours. We could have stayed there all day really, but it was awesome that he even decided to arrange the meetup. And I’m glad I went. I met a few girls there and we chatted about art and stuff, which was great.

Lastly, July always ends with a trip to Santa Pod raceway for drinking, camping, and drag racing! I tag along with a few friends, who are big American car fans, and spend the weekend chilling out with loads of drinks and bbq food. Nice way to end the month!