Thomas Nicholas, Straight Jacket Legends, Jamie Lovatt at The Compass

Thomas Nicholas at The Compass 3

It was a welcome return for Thomas Nicholas in Chester last night as he played a gig in The Compass with guests Straight Jacket Legends and Jamie Lovatt. Most of you who read the Blazing Minds website will know that I have been to a couple of Thomas Nicholas’ gigs and this … Continue reading

Oculus Starring Karen Gillan – New Trailer and Stills

Oculus - Karen Gillan

A terrifying trailer for Oculus, starring Karen Gillan (Dr Who), Katee Sackhoff (Battle Star Galactica), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) has been released and several stills from the movie. This looks like it’s going to be a movie that scares your socks off, I’m looking forward to seeing it, but for the time being, … Continue reading

MTV Movie Awards May Contain Nudity and Fire! According to O’Brien

Conan O'Brien speaking

We all know that the MTV Movie Awards can be a bit wild at times, but this years may be hot, Conan O’Brien has mentioned they may contain Nudity and Fire! “I’ve been preparing for this job for several years,” joked the talk show host backstage Friday during a break from rehearsing … Continue reading

Travis, Area 51, An Opening Sci-Fi Ceremony and the Delightful Royd Tolkien

Karen Woodham and Spencer Wilding SFW5

The Opening Ceremony at any Sci-Fi Weekender is always a joy to watch the superb choreography, pyrotechnics and heart-pounding Bass from the music blasting out across Arena 1. We look back at the start, middle and end of this years fantastic Sci-Fi Weekender 5 and look forward to SFW6 in March 2015. … Continue reading

My First Sci-Fi Weekender Also Known as “That Time I Snogged Chewbacca!”

Chewy and Nicola at Sci-Fi Weekender 5 (Photo by Karen Woodham)

I’m not exactly new to this entire Sci-fi lark. I’m an old school Whovian who can quote back to the future word for word and who is prone to whiplash when I hear the merest mention of a certain Marvel Norse god of mischief. My brother used to have to call me … Continue reading