Where do I even begin with talking about my most recent event?
If anyone has ever considered going to this event I highly recommend it. I knew very little about it, apart from the fact for the first time there was a Doctor Who specific convention on my door step in Bristol, and it was an intimate gathering of 100 or so guests. I thought it was worth the risk, after all, it's not every day I get to travel a mile down the road to meet like minded geeks like myself.
The experience was delightful, seeing some of my favourite guests old and new again in such a calm setting. There are always queues at conventions, but this was a walk in the park compared to most. The attendees were as wonderful as the guests and I feel like in the course of the weekend it was easy to make proper friendships (I'm mushy leave me be.) Not to mention the guests! I was finally able to meet John Levene and Richard Franklin who were both wonderful and charming and worth meeting alone, without the likes of Jane Sherwin, Geoffrey Beavers, Keith Barnfather of Reeltime Pictures and Sophie Aldred, and that wasn't even the whole list.
After some great Saturday night entertainment put on from Fantom films, both on and off the screen, we watched the new Series 11 episode Kerblam! as our convention finale.
Whilst you may consider the price seems questionable, the autographs are included in the booking, and it even kicks off with a pub quiz on the Friday. Honestly, even if I wasn't trading, I'd be going back.
So question is, will I be back to trade next year. Well, hopefully, if Paul and Dex will have me!
You can find Paul Phipps-Williams's photography work here on his facebook page here
So today's news! I will be trading this year at LFCC London in the Spring in their Artists Alley! Super excited. I hope to see you all there!
I will be updating this website to add more new information in regards to events, so you can always find out where I'll be trading next.
Big Finish Day (or weekend) was one of this years wonders and it wasn't even an event I was trading at!
The social on Friday was great, sending time with the Whoovers and the We Sound Famillar group were amazing.
When the official day began I got to meet one of my fav authors John Dorney who is constantly breaking my heart over his Ian and Barbara stories and went to the panel about writing and producing. I gave John artwork and we got the best photo! I also spoke to Matt Fitton and Alfie Shaw and they were really inspiring. I’m so glad I have been writing this year and need to keep pushing forward with that too!
I also got to give art prints to Nicholas Briggs, Joe Lidster, Paddy Freeland, Sylvester McCoy and of course the wonderful Lisa Bowerman who was very happy with Karra!!! It earned me a massive hug too!
I’m just genuinely being involved in the event & seeing everybody was amazing so many others it was a blast. Thanks to the Whoovers team and the Quad for organising it!
I think the biggest thing really was how people reacted to seeing little me. Some of the guests knew me by name before I could introduce myself and some of the attendees said hello and just wanted to say they loved my work. I can’t get over that still.
Thanks for an amazing trip. Whooverville next year here we come!
I loved attending Bristol's Optimus Con. It was nice to do a convention in my own home town! Very fun and nice to drive home within like just a few minutes of the end of the day.
Seriously though, it was lovely to meet some local fans who were enjoying the new Doctor Who series. One of them even lent me his coat. I also got to meet the wonderful Lisa Bowerman and I promised her a picture the first time we meet.
I recommend it as a fun family day out and hope to go again next year.
I had so much fun at Gloucester Comic Con this year! It was a small but joyful event, with lots of people and in particular lots of Doctor Who fans. If you're local to the area you should really attend. The guests were awesome too. I even spoke to the magnificent Brian Cox about his role as Sydney Newman.
I had a few new pieces as well which I was really excited to share from the new series which people enjoyed also so it made it a truly fun and inspiring event. I'm sure I'll be back next year!
You have no idea how amazing my time was at Vworp. My first time at Manchester and my first time trading on my own, and everyone was so lovely and eager to see me and the other fabulous artists with me, Sophie Cowdrey and Carolyn Edwards who are among my favourite artists. I'm excited to join them again in the future!
I will be trading there again, for their next event The Day of the First Doctor, which will be Feburary 23rd, which is the day before my birthday.
So maybe it's kismet.
I hope to see you all there!
I had an amazing time at Whooverville this year, my first time attending. Whilst I had never been before, the regulars and organisers were very friendly, and the event was incredibly busy. I met some new faces, and some I knew before and it was wonderful to interact with some of my followers on social media face to face.
It really was an outstanding day, I hope to be back next year! Thanks for having me.
Hello all, so sorry for the delay in updating this part of my website, it's a busy life here at Iles HQ. In the meantime, I should probably tell you that I'm very excited to let you know I'll be contributing interior art to the charity anthology "Unearthed" for the wonderful Altrix Books. Find out some more info about the anthology below!
"From archaeologists to grave robbers, from legendary criminals to explorers, everyone wants to know: What's in the Box? And thanks to our intrepid authors and artists, we can finally find out.
Unearthed will be an anthology celebrating the magic, horror, and mystery that comes with human curiosity. Our creators are a mix of familiar faces, new talent, and experienced writers from multiple circles."
If that floats your boat, go and find out more about Altrix, it's makers and the project here!
I had a wonderful time at London Film & Comic Con, and hope to blog about that experience, but I wanted to also share that I was recently interviewed by Mackenzie Flohr, a fantasy author who loves Doctor Who. We talked about my art and my writing and everything in between. I really loved this, and it also meant I could actually share some writing with you all that is due to be out soon, so if you want to give it a read you can find the article here !!!
On this page, you will be able to find any exciting news that's going on with me, from my art to my writing. If you're looking for more article related / blogging writing, go to my Blog Section!
The Day of the First Doctor
- February 23rd 2019
- March 2-3 2019