We had a fantastic time yesterday at the #phoenixfest. Two of our favourite things, the amazing Story Museum & the fabulous Phoenix comic, collided creating an fun filled, inspiring and relaxing day. Look at all the things on offer.
There was a great atmosphere during the day. It was even fun standing in line waiting to meet some of the comic book creators and listening to the excited chatter amongst the kids about favourite comics & their creations. (I also learnt of an extra puzzle in the Von Doogan puzzle book). Everyone we met was so friendly and taking the time to chat to Bryn & sign his poster.
We started the day up in Story Telling room with the gigantic bed. As on our previous visits to the Story Museum we love the magic they create and the kids loved choosing a dressing gown before entering the room. John Dickinson (writer of the Red Jack story and lots more) was reading some of his fantastical stories & this was Freya’s favourite part of the day. She enjoyed it so much she went back again later on in the day.
Bryn went to a workshop by the creator of everyones favourite villain, Evil Emperor Penguin, Laura Ellen Anderson. He went in looking a little anxious & came our proudly showing his new villainous creation, Sir Dragon-Mare & his Raven Hunter minions, and humming the EEP theme tune.
His current dragon obsession led to a request for a dragon drawing from the genius Etherington Brothers
My highlight was finally getting to go inside the room with the antique printing presses (previously I’ve just peered in through the window like a kid outside a sweet shop). While Owen & Freya had a go at using one of the printing presses I enjoyed soaking in all the printing wonder.
Another highlight was meeting Paul Duffield who’s book is a lovely addition to our growing comic book collection.
The day ended with Bryn getting involved some secret shenanigans which involved racing around the museum finding clues, drawing pictures & solving a tricky Von Doogan puzzle to finally become part of the Phoenix Emergency Response Team. What happened after these two entered the room is ‘Top Secret’….I cant say anymore…
We all had so much fun & came home feeling a 100% more creative ready to make our own comics.
Thanks to all the organisers & comic book heroes.