MCM Comic Con: Making Cosplay on YouTube panel

In October, I was part of the ‘Making cosplay on YouTube’ Panel at MCM Comic Con in London.

The panel was organised by London Small YouTubers and I was asked to be a part of this panel due to my videos about making cosplay and DIY videos on my YouTube channel.

I was on the panel with several of my YouTube friends; Hannah Carter (WatchThisHannah) and Lowri Ann with the panel being moderated by Will Carne.

During the panel we discussed video making, YouTube as a platform and the many hours it takes to create a cosplay outfit.

The panel has a great write up in My buzz: www.mymbuzz.com/2017/10/29/cosplay-videos-youtube-panel-at-mcm-london/ and it was well received by the people who came out to see it.

Overall it was a great experience and was my first time doing a panel. Now that I have done something on that scale I do want to do more in future at other conventions and conferences.

Below is the vlog I did from Comic Con plus the YouTube Space Halloween Party, which was on the same day:

New job: reporter.

Quick bullet points before I elaborate:

I was offered and accepted a job as a Reporter for HVP and BMN magazine.

I have been in the job for three months, and I have now moved down to London.

So, after nearly 200 applications and nine months after finishing my Masters, I finally got the job I wanted.I work for two magazines Heating, Ventilation and Plumbing and Builders’ Merchants News. I do a huge variety of tasks during the day from writing, design, social media and subbing.

I am only three months into the job, so I know that I will be developing a lot in the next coming months as everything with the magazines start to become second nature.

Aside from my job the move to London has been a significant change. Aside from the water tasting disgusting and everything being expensive I feel that I have settled into the city well.

I have also been heavily involved with the London YouTube community by attending events, gatherings, and Summer in the City. The initial awkwardness of the newness of the city has gone, and I am starting to feel very settled.

I have also finally got used to working a 9-5:30 but the work – work balance between my job and YouTube / my brand has been hard to balance. I may have cracked that now and I’m starting to settle into a pattern.

I have a lot of goals for the next few months that I will share publically when I achieve them, but for now, I am finally in the place I want to be, and I am looking to push on forward.

That’s all for now,

Vicki

Millennial Man Magazine

This is Millennial Man Magazine which is a magazine that I made through a group project. I was the digital editor and the links to this are down below to all the social media.

I am very proud of this magazine and all the work that went in to it. The first magazine had a few issues but it is proof that the longer that you work with a group of people the more that you get to know their working style and can make something great together.

The idea for the magazine was about having a magazine that spoke to millennials because they have either been ignored by the magazine industry or seen as people who only want to see nudity and read rude and sexist content, like the lads mags of the 90s and early 00s.

So the aim was simple a men’s magazine that was inclusive and intelligent and I honestly do feel that we as a group achieved that.

For me the main part of the online editor role that I took on was about organisation and to keep the website have content up on it at all times to keep it fresh and relevant.

The two main articles I worked on for the print magazine were:

Men have boobs too: a look in to male breast cancer and how it is a heath risk that men should be aware of.

Video game tourism Assassin’s Creed: travel to the places of the AC franchise this summer.

When reading the magazine my articles have bylines but I also designed several pages and worked on design in general as well as writing the two articles and managing the website. @adresses to the other members who worked on are in the contents page of the magazine.

 

Magazine PDF: MILLENNIAL MAN