themaninthesuitcase[Admin] Posted January 22, 2017 Report Share Posted January 22, 2017 (edited) Troops: 28 May 2016 - MCM London ComicCon 18 June 2016 - Promo For Watford ComicCon 13 July 2016 - Watford ComicCon 1 October 2016 - Disney Store Rogue One Launch 29 October 2016 - MCM London ComicCon 29 April 2017 - Mayor of Hertsmere Annual Civic Dinner 01 May 2017 - Chobham Carnival 13 May 2017 - Yaxley Festival 27 May 2017 - MCM Comic Con London 02 July 2017 - FanZone Comic Con: Watford 26 November 2017 - Kids In Care Awards 2017 26 May 2018 - MCM Comic Con London 29 September 2018 - ElstreeCon 2.0 27 October 2018 - MCM ComicCon London 24 November 2018 - MCM ComicCon Birmingham 22 June 2019 - Hero's And Villains Hemel Hempstead 26 October 2019 - MCM ComicCon London 16 November 2019 - MCM ComicCon Birmingham 09 July 2022 - Hero's And Villains Hemel Hempstead 18 November 2022 - Futures Festival - Pinewood Studios 19 November 2022 - Futures Festival - Pinewood Studios This year I want to start keeping a proper troop diary. I also keep a handwritten diary, which I keep in my helmet bag which I write down the basics of the troop, roughly how long I was in armour and also any damage sustained. I also tend to write if anything special happened. My TK troop log by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr For those who are interested it's a leuchturm 1917 notebook and I use a TWSBI Eco fine filled with Iroshizuku Take-Sumi (black) ink. Yes, fountain pens are still a thing. So before I get started for 2017, which sadly won't be anytime soon, I figured I'd back fill 2016 from my diary. Troop #1 - 28/05/2016 - MCM London ComicCon (approx 4.5 hrs in armour) This was my first troop so the morning was spent doing my Garrison induction which comprises of a safety briefing (especially important at this troop given the size of the con) and then spotting for the other troopers. My first patrol was with 4 TKs and Chewwy. This was an amazing introduction to trooping, the chewy was amazing in character and the attention as just incredible. My second patrol was with some of our Reel Icons, I escorted Iron Man and Black widow. If you think TK field of view is bad, try Iron Man! After lunch I was finally branded and became a full member of the UKG. I did a couple of patrols but was constantly having issues with my sound setup and gave up on that in the end. I ended up cutting my 3rd trip out short due to the thigh rubbing on my knee causing me a lot of pain. Part of the briefing is "don't be a hero" so I indicated to head back in. I finished up the day with 1 more session spotting for some other troopers. Troopers at MCM London 2016 by Christopher Pearson, on Flickr Edited November 21, 2022 by themaninthesuitcase Added pinewood 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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