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Colonel K has written 317 posts for 80sNostalgia.com

Interview with Andy Crane

In 1988, CBBC presenter Andy Crane declared that April 28th should henceforth be known as National Willy Fog day. Today, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, we bring you a chat with CBBC Broom Cupboard presenter and National Willy Fog Day creator Andy Crane. If you fancy enjoying the whole first episode, you can watch […]

Interview with Annabel Port

I was genuinely delighted when I read that Annabel Port’s book, Annabel vs the Internet, was being released after successfully being funded on Unbound. I stumbled across Adrift, a podcast she co-hosts with Geoff Lloyd, about 6 months ago. Adrift is basically a podcast for people who occasionally need advice with social situations, and who […]

Digitiser : The Show – Interview with Mr. Biffo!

If you were alive in the 80s, and you’re still alive today, the chances are you were also alive throughout the 90s. What an exciting time they were! Full of futuristic things like flying cars, teleporters and time travel. Who am I trying to kid?!? The 80s were obviously far better. I mean, for a […]

On Safari

Safari? Sa Goodie! Never really understood why, when Biggins shouted out “SAFARI!”, the audience retorted with “SAGOODY.” What was a Sagoody?” Maybe it was a jungle snake? On Safari was an early Childrens TV show, shown during the afternoons from 1981 onwards. It was great entertainment after a long day working hard at school. (Or […]

For The Love Of Sci-Fi

This December sees the return of the For The Love Of Sci-Fi convention. For The Love Of Sci-Fi brings together guests from the world of science fiction, along with film props and amazing replica prop builds, and packages them into one huge weekend. Guest this year include William Shatner (Star Trek, TJ Hooker), David Hasselhoff […]

Spectrum Addict 2

Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict, by filmmaker Andy Remic, documented the memories of a few key players in the early Spectrum years. Over the course of a year Andy interviewed many Spectrum programmers, gamers and fans of the spectrum and filmed all their chats. They shared their experiences in programming, game development, playing and collecting […]

PLAY Expo Manchester 2017

PLAY Expo Manchester, the Norths biggest ever video gaming expo, returns for its sixth year at the huge EventCity exhibition centre in Manchester with an expected 25,000 attendees! The two-time award nominated show will once again be jam packed to the gills with loads of features, tournaments, exhibitors and oodles of video gaming mayhem. With […]

PLAY Expo Returns to Manchester

PLAY Expo Manchester, the largest video game expo in the North of England, began the countdown to the show today, by announcing the first in a series of features for the show taking place at EventCity, Manchester on October 14th and 15th 2017. Returning for its sixth blockbuster year, PLAY Expo Manchester has built up […]

CRASH – the Annual

CRASH, the Spectrum magazine from the 80s and 90s, is back in a one-off crowdfunded hardback annual! Fusion Retro Books, producers of many retro themed publications, has teamed up with a few original CRASH employees to bring us a brand new issue. Finally, issue 99! CRASH originally ended in 1992 at issue 98, leaving millions […]

PLAY Blackpool

This years PLAY Blackpool event is just around the corner, but you still have plenty of time to buy tickets! For a full rundown of the events taking place over the weekend, read on… Show date – 15-16 July 2017 Location – Norcalympia Exhibition Centre, Blackpool System 3 Software Panel The legendary publisher System 3 […]

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