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Follow Friday – Geeks in Wales

Posted by Chrissey - 3rd July 2015

Last week at Cardiff Comic Expo, The Great Escape met Geeksin Wales! “Geeksin Wales is a hyperlocal blog that shines a spotlight on the growing geek culture in Wales.” Having started in May of this year, they are still very … Continue reading


Events News – July 2015

Posted by Rich - 29th June 2015

Welcome to July’s edition of TGE’s guide to things happening in the world of indie films, fiction, comics and the arts. Film Festivals The Loch Ness Film Festival, Inverness (24th-26th July 2015) – a multi-location, multi-genre film festival happening in venues around … Continue reading


Announcing the Winner of our Flash Fiction Competition

Posted by Chrissey - 27th June 2015

A big thank you to all the writers who took part in our writing competition this June. The quality of the entries we received was very high indeed which made judging very difficult. In the end we chose our favourite … Continue reading


Follow Friday – Creative Commission

Posted by Rich - 26th June 2015

Creative Commission is a ‘creative briefs’ service that connects content commissioners with creative talent across video, photography, design and digital content and media production, covering both the UK and the US. They were founded in April last year, and yet … Continue reading


Follow Friday – The Moth

Posted by Rich - 19th June 2015

This week, our Follow Friday goes out to The Moth, a not-for-profit organisation devoted to ‘the art and craft of storytelling‘. They have been running for 23 years, and since then have become one of the best organisations for public events where real-world … Continue reading


Interview with Mike Allwood – Cardiff Independent Comic Expo

Posted by Chrissey - 17th June 2015

Cardiff Independent Comic Expo is coming up on Saturday 27th June at the Masonic Hall in Cardiff. With less than 10 days to go, TGE’s Chrissey Harrison cornered organiser Mike Allwood for an interview about the event. Chrissey Harrison: Hi Mike, thanks for … Continue reading


Monthly Mention #4

Posted by Chrissey - 15th June 2015

There’s lot of new projects happening and new releases coming out in the world of films, fiction and comics. Here’s five which we chose to highlight this month: Now Funding on Indigogo – The House of Screaming Death From the award … Continue reading


Follow Friday – Redshirt Films

Posted by Rich - 12th June 2015

It’s about time we mentioned some of our favourite filmmakers; Redshirt Films! Jamie McKeller and his film company are based in York, in the north of England, where they have been producing videos since 2010. Their productions include hilarious mockumentary … Continue reading


Announcing our Flash Fiction Competition!

Posted by Chrissey - 8th June 2015

Flash fiction is the art of telling short, powerful stories. In celebration of National Flash Fiction Day on the 27th June, we’re inviting writers to share their flash fiction with us. The Great Escape features genre fiction, with an emphasis on … Continue reading


Follow Friday – Critique Circle

Posted by Chrissey - 5th June 2015

Critique Circle is an Icelandic based site where writers can share work for feedback. The site works on a credits system to ensure reciprocity. Each time someone provides a critique of another writer’s work they earn a credit which they can … Continue reading


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