Welcome to AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO!

This is the new home for Leonard Sultana‘s stuff and nonsense of t’interwebs – formerly a simple vlog chronicling Leonard’s fledgling trips to San Diego Comic-Con (and, yes, named after that Sting record) and evolving to be a San Diego Comic-Con fansite, AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO quickly grew out of all control, becoming a popular website covering convention news from across the globe, along with whatever took his fancy.

That was all well and good, until Leonard started becoming more involved in conventions personally, becoming a panel host and podcaster, and having to explain to people he met and introduced himself to that, no, he wasn’t from San Diego, actually, as much as he would like to be. (Leonard’s from Yorkshire in the UK, just in-between Leeds and Bradford, by the way. Hardly as glamourous.)

Instead of feeling like a fraud and that the site had outgrown him, Leonard decided that it was time to reclaim the name for himself and develop a convention update site, independent of AEISD – hence the site you’re visiting now. But he still wanted to do stuff for himself, such as his weekly live YouTube show – TALKIN’ CON: A CUP O’ TEA... – some opinion posts, and other things, just for him. And this is where you will find them. Tidy, right?

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Talkin’ Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego s06e12 (11th...

"…I don't know, I'm just making this up as I go."Raiders Of The Lost Ark, 1982 After last weeks very busy episode - in which we broke down MCM...

mcmLDN18: MCM London Comic Con, Autumn Edition – Review & Photo Gallery

This recent weekend at MCM London Comic Con (ExCel Centre in London's Dockland, 26th-28th October). was one of the most intensive, emotional, exhilarating and testing weekends of my life. Coming out...
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Talkin’ Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego s06e11 (4th...

"…and we're back, after that short break from our sponsors!" It's only been a week away but, boy, it's felt like longer, hasn't it? So much has happened in...
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Talkin’ Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego s06e10 (21st...

"…Keep Calm And Carry On…" That's the plan. But don't too surprised if you hear that Leonard becomes a blubbering wreck at next weekend's MCM London Comic Con -...
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Talkin’ Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego s06e09 (14th...

"…sunshine on a rainy day…"Zoe, 'Sunshine On A Rainy Day We can only hope. Kendal in the Lake District of the UK has not had the very best of...
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Talkin’ Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego s06e08 (7th...

"…To be in England, In the Summertime with my love / Close to the edge…"Close (To The Edit), The Art Of Noise Okay, it might...

An Englishman’s Opinion: Hall H ‘A State Of The Union’

"When social media exploded from those in the room that did see the Marvel Studios INFINITY WAR reel [at Disney D23], that only stoked the fire for Hall H the following weekend – of course that meant that Saturday in that room was going to be the hot ticket! And that’s when the lines begins to form earlier and and earlier… The only solution will be how Comic-Con International handles line management moving forward: there are many possible outcomes – some of them very drastic..."