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?

TALKIN' CON: A CUP O' TEA WITH AN ENGLISHMAN IN SAN DIEGO

REVIEW: QUARANTINE COMIX – a not-so-black mirror into lockdown

It's safe to say that 2020 has been, without a shadow of a doubt, an utter shitter of a year - and it's not even August yet. The financial upheaval, societal trauma,...

SDCC@HOME: The Pros and Cons of San Diego Comic-Con 2020

An Englishman's Opinion - Leonard Sultana casts his eye over the weekend's misadventures, the highs and lows, the plus and minuses...

SDCC@HOME: ‘Mission: Impossible’ – Panel Rooms at San Diego Comic-Con 2020

EDIT (16/07/2020): listings and commentary edited to now include the 20th Century Studios THE NEW MUTANTS presentation, to be held on Thursday 23rd July at 2pm PT…

TBF16: A Conversation with Tess Fowler (Thought Bubble Festival, 7th November 2016)

A legacy article, originally posted on the An Englishman In San Diego blog, 7th November 2016 - since this post was uploaded, Tess has diagnosed with serious health issues which her friends,...

Eisner Awards: a profile of comics Oscars, courtesy of organiser Jackie Estrada

With today's announcement of this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards nominations, now seems to be as good as any to repost an interview I held with organiser/Comic-Con International board member, Jackie...

In Conversation with Felicia Day (Voyage To The Stars / Embrace Your Weird, September...

The old adage goes, "Never meet your idols", and in the main, that does make total sense - you'll always be left disappointed or let down in some manner. However, I've been...

COMPETITION: win one of FIVE sets of Matt Ferguson / Vice Press AVENGERS ENDGAME...

Matt Ferguson is the co-founder of Rotherham-based print house Vice Press and, with his partner-in-crime James Henshaw, have established themselves as one of the world's premier producers of high quality fully...

Talkin’ Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego s06e34 (30th...

https://youtu.be/TmeFSzqaAUY "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." Eames, INCEPTION SEVENTEEN DAYS TO GO!! In less than...

Talkin’ Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego s06e33 (23rd...

https://youtu.be/ZgBYdFEdMF0 "Poor Wales. So close to heaven. So close to England.”Sharon Kay Penman Wales Comic Con has grown and developed...

Talkin’ Con: A Cup O’ Tea with An Englishman In San Diego s06e32 (16th...

https://youtu.be/Lcr6WMH0Tew "You're so money!” In this Comic Con 101 episode, we talk to comic speculator expert Dom Rand (A Place...