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BEC Arena - Reviews

For The Love Of Horror

Compliments to the organisers. Went this morning and it was awesome, cosplayers are especially great, even the walking dead greeters that nearly made me wee lol - Craig Roberts

Absolutely amazing day so far!!! - Sarah Simpson

Machete OMFG - Ben Sykes

Oh my days what can be said about ftloh...absolutely thrilling day. staff were lovely and beyong helpful. all the stalls catered to every horror need. plenty to see and do... get down there tomorrow - Gabrielle

Just want to personally thank you for a wonderful experience at your event today, very professional and friendly staff, the lady interviewing Danny Trejo was excellent as were all the guests, and a special mention to Barbara Nedeljáková who was so lovely, thank you all and see you in December for the sci fi oneDavid Walsh

Loved it. Great guests and friendly people who attended on the stalls and around the event. Would attend again if it comes back next year!  - Alan Tynan  

Brilliant event, well put together for the fans by the fans  - Simon Beaumont

Best convention evooooor. Sign me up for next year...going all out next time....thanks to all the people behind the scenes, cracking job. - Paul Taylor

Just want to personally thank you for a wonderful experience at your event today, very professional and friendly staff, the lady interviewing Danny Trejo was excellent as were all the guests, and a special mention to Barbara Nedeljáková who was so lovely, thank you all and see you in December for the sci fi one David Walsh

Horror Con was cancelled. So glad I made the decision to go. Monopoly events have organised an amazing event. I got to meet the lovely Tyler Mane, Richard Brake and Danny Trejo. I enjoyed looking at the stalls and got to see Navi, Ola Ray and zombies perform Michael Jackson's Thriller. Major highlight was Danny Trejo calling Robert Rodriguez about making Machete in Space. Well worth going to and looking forward to future events. - Claire Tonge

For the love of horror ,yesterday was amazing ,hopefully we will be going back next year can’t wait ,good atmosphere, fantastic cosplays, famous actors who played well known horror characters and amazing stalls, the scare experience was spectacular too - Chessie Gregory

An eventful day for very different reasons. My son had a major meltdown with the zombies so much so that we didn't go in, the zombies were amazing not only did they look real but they also came and comforted my son when he was upset, thank you.
Anthony one of the organisers saw how upset my son was and took us to the side entrance where we met, had photos and autographs with Tyler Mane and Danny Trejo (complete gents) thank you so much for doing this you made my boys day!!!! We will be back in December for the love of sci fi Nichola Wood

Absolutely amazing my first time I’ve ever been too one of these. Great guests so friendly lovely atmosphere and lots to do and loved meeting and having a photo with Ilona six and Tyler Mane. Hope you do it again next year  - Cara Lennon 

For the Love of Sci-Fi

I have been to FLTLSF since it started, just been to my first northwest comic-con and must say I feel let down! You guys set the bar way too high! - Joe Bennett

You bring me stars that I have only dreamed of meeting and more. Hell I met face from the a-team & more. This time I'm meeting loads more. You guys are the best! - Mary Smith

I love that the organiser is a fan himself. He asks the people what they want and goes all out to deliver the best experience possible... and he delivers! - Harry Jackson

A brilliant family day out - absolutely awesome! We've supported this event from the start and it gets better and better! - Mo Patel

Great events, great line up and great props. Don't get this at other conventions - Aaron Barry

Just look at the line up, that’s all you need to do, it’s amazing!!! - Mandy Ralston

Absolutely awesome event! Just gets bigger and better each year. Fabulous guests, amazing props and a perfect weekend for kids of any age (I'm extremely late 20s... ok 35... and I had the time of my life!) Can't recommend this more highly for a brilliant day out. - Laura Edwards

I came down for the star wars stuff but was just so impressed with all the other themed cosplay. The ghost buster proton packs were bloody amazing.  - Rodger Quinn

The whole event was absolutely brilliant and being able to meet some of my childhood heroes was an amazing experience. The venue was great and pretty easy to find. I enjoyed listening to the music that the live orchestra played as it was from films i enjoy. I would definitely recommend anyone to attend this next year. 10 out of 10.  - Lindsey Brunt

Me and my family had a great time yesterday. A well put together event. The organisers should Be proud and hopefully this will grow and grow and get bigger and better. My 7yr old lad who is a fully trained and very excited Jedi said it was the best day ever. Even my 2 yr old lad, who was a bit wary of the 'scary monsters' enjoyed himself. So that's good enough for me.  Thanks. - Pete Massey

I really like your event, also attended last year as well. Good to see people going home with their professional photo's this year, much better idea that. I find your event very laid back which is nice. Got some great pics got to see plenty of people from films to TV. Brilliant seeing the effort people put into their costumes, really makes the event as they and all the builds you put together bring it to life! Well worth the trek over from Liverpool. Already wondering what you are dreaming up for next year! - Michael Murphy 

Just want to congratulate you guys on another fantastic event this weekend, absolutely unbelievable! I attended on the Sunday last year and met Dolph Lundgren and attended today meeting Carl weathers and Brigitte Nielsen, would like to thank you guys for making all this possible and making dreams come true for fans meeting their idols which I have now been lucky enough to do so, very surreal experience! All of the props and stalls and staff were amazing to, loved the E.T Forrest set up. As you may gather from the guests I paid to see I am a huge rocky fan and I know you will probably receive this request numerous times for the next few months but you have to do everything in your power to try and lure Mr.T over here to attend one of your events it would be class! Thanks again on an amazing event, good luck in future events and see you again soon. - Luke

It was fabulous!! We went last year and the year before and we have enjoyed each one for different reasons
You held your hands up last year and learnt a lot and it showed
We were gutted to not have as many cars there 😆BUT you cannot beat seeing your OH be so excited to meet the ET cast and show his children his childhood faves
A great job well done - Becki Marie

This was my first convention with my family and I was totally amazed by it all. My lad met his all time stars Caleb and Gaten. My little girl had a photo with every character which were all brilliant with her. I caught a glimpse of my childhood hero big Lou Ferrigno. Can’t wait for next year. Too many pics taken but my girl has picked this one. Thanks again everyone. Great work by all. Well planned. Staff very friendly but professional. Good food on offer. Big name stars. Highly recommended. - Charlie Bradley

I attended Saturday, the Stranger Things special was awesome, it was a pre Christmas treat for my daughter & friend. I can say you didn’t disappoint!! We all had a great day, no stress, fuss free queuing with tickets been check prior to entry so everything flowed. Helpful staff. We’ll definitely be coming again. Thank you for putting it all together - my personal highlight ET & Johnny 5!  - Amy Laura

First time at the show, had a total blast! Organization is top notch, apparently there were problems last year but everything went smooth this Sunday! Finally an organizer that’s actually listening to negative feedback and improve things, that itself tells it all!
And the guests were just flabbergasting! Excellent choice in bringing fresh and rare names.
Staff was respectful and always willing to help, no one was sending you away to “that guy who knows”...
I will definitely try to go back to events run by Monopoly events, keep doing the hard work guys!!! - Stephanie Godefroid.

Brilliant event today. Very much enjoyed it. Queuing system was spot on. After attending last year, I can't believe the difference. Well done Andy and everyone else involved. Have to say Jesse Ventura's Q&A was a highlight for me. What a dude - Nell Robinson

Another amazing event with some amazing stars props market stalls games room cantina bar the little one always loves these events amazing work Andy and the monopoly events team your doing amazing things in the uk with these events - Mark Brown

Absolutely amazing day and really well organised queuing system for the autographs was really well set up and didn’t have to que long to see guests thank you to all the volunteers and organisers for all your hard work it showed - Matthew Johnstone

This was my first time attending an advent ran by monopoly events! From all the conventions ive been too, this is by far the well managed and organised! was no problems getting in, loved how someone come down the que half hour before door open time, to can tickets and give stamps so you can just go straight in when doors open
Only mainly went to see Carl Weathers as a big Rocky fan, but i thoroughly enjoyed the whole event!
Will definitely be attending Liverpool comic con & other conventions held by monopoly events 👌🏻- Savvy Lloyd

Great Northern Ska Festival

Easy entry, great line up, nice to move around between stages and stalls with staff and stall holders all sharing the fun, relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to 'The Return of the Ska Fest!' - Zoe James

We attended last years event, we travelled from Dublin for it and it was brilliant such a great line up. Highlights of the day Meeting The Skafather and The Dualers put on a brilliant show. Looking forward to another great day. - Jason Williams

Travelled last year from Germany. Good festival in a nice Location, easy to change between the Stages You always got a Hand on a Drink without waiting too Long. Looking forward to this years line-up. - Kirsty C

Fantastic day and night. Brilliant atmosphere and drinks were reasonably priced. Met some lovely die hard ska fans. We'll be back next year. - Kate Crabtree

Absolutely amazing...will be back next year. Bad manners were fantastic and UB40. Fantastic event. I danced all day and night. Thank you for all involved - Tracey Brown Deakin

Top bands. great atmosphere. reasonably priced food and drink. If its on next year i'll be there 100% - Lynn Wray

To the organisers of this event, take a massive bow. From entering to leaving in the early hours both my wife and I had a ball.
The entertainment from all acts was tremendous. UB40 were special, this was our 5th time of seeing them, but by far the best. The security we're polite, unlike other venues we have been to.Plenty of food and drink of all types. The atmosphere was unbelievable, everyone so friendly. Thank you again, can't wait for your next event. - Jim Buckley

Amazing . Couldn't have wished for a better night. Organisers friendly and helpful . Will be there next year. - Zoe Wright

Timequake Steampunk Festival

A truly amazing event - really loved the edgy, post-apocalyptic side of it. There was definitely something for everyone. Thank you for an epic weekend! - Hannah Spring 

First time at a Steam Punk event. Amazing outfits and suitably dark for my tastes. Good to meet Peter Purvis, Rosie Jane and Simon Fisher-Becker who were lovely. Would be interested to see how much further you could take the exhibition. -  Peter Rowe-Blackman 

Awe inspiring concept and event with meticulous attention to detail. Amazing outfits and people too, will definitely go again! - Kathryn Williams 

The only thing wrong was that we ran out of time to see every thing. Had a fantastic day can't praise the timequake team and the bowlers centre for putting on a fabulous experience
Looking forward to next year's show already - Terry Stevens Lewing

Had a grand day out here, such a diverse and creative bunch of people people and products. I think it was brilliant event and hope that it continues to grow. - Neil Walker

Had a fabulous day at TimeQuake on Saturday. Already hoping for another one! - Debs McGowen

A groundbreaking event, introducing new genres and fusions into UK steampunk. Next time we will wrap up a bit warmer and will already know that it’s a bit further from the hotel than we expected (we didn’t do enough homework before we went - it’s pretty obvious on the map in retrospect). It was good being under a single roof and the static displays were great. The different zones worked well. I was amazed by some of the traders’ stands; they were brilliantly themed and showed off the stock so well (subject to lighting levels).W e loved the Cantina and the ambience in there on Friday night was spot-on. The Cataclysm Ball was good too. I could see the music went down well with loads of folk on their feet, ourselves included (although we baled out before the end through sheer exhaustion). We would definitely love to come again and if it misses the Easter w/e with potential family commitments that would suit us well - but you can’t please everyone all the time and we understand that. We feel very privileged to have been at TQ1, an event quite distinct from Asylum but which will surely grow year on year in the same way. - Nimrod Lancaster

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