May 2014~ Collectormania 21

I wasn’t planning to attend this time around as it normally means staying over and lots of cabs etc.

However, someone I know was announced as a guest, and as I was the one who suggested he hits the con circuit and I built his website I thought I should put in an appearance.

Whilst there my plan was to meet a number of Game of Thrones guests, plus a Star Trek guest. I also decided last minute to meet two others; one from The Walking Dead and the other Doctor Who.

My first port of call was to go and see DeObia Oparei. I initially met DeObia when he came to work at our school for a short while and ended up helping me with our production of West Side Story. He seemed to be enjoying himself and we had a good chat. Funnily enough, he was sat next to Noel Clarke of Doctor Who fame, who was an ex-pupil of our school and at one time was DeObia’s personal trainer before the acting bug bit!

Next up was to get some more signatures on my Game of Thrones canvas. It now has the following names on it:

Mark Stanley- Grenn
Luke Barnes- Rast
Alfie Alan- Theon Greyjoy
Charles Dance- Tywin Lannister
Gethin Anthony- Renly Baratheon
Nonso Anozie- Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Dominic Carter- Janos Slynt
Anton Lesser- Qyburn
Ross Mullan- Whitewalker
Joseph Gatt- Thenn Warg
Noah Taylor- Locke

Once finished, I headed over to meet Robert Beltran, who played Chakotay in Star Trek: Voyager, followed by Jeff Kober who has appeared in many shows including Buffy, Trek and The Walking Dead. Finally I went to meet Ingrid Oliver who appeared in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.

Overall it was a very quiet Sunday and this made the guests very relaxed! I like the fact that Showmasters are using more space at Stadium:MK. It made it much nicer!

Roll on LFCC 2014!

October 2012~ Entertainment Media Show

This took place two weeks before Destination Star Trek London. It would mark me returning to being a dealer which I did with my brother for a couple of years. Didn’t sell a great deal but enough to pay for some autographs at DSTL.

Met some nice people from both Game of Thrones and Star Trek: Enterprise, but overall it would be a VERY quiet event due to there being 3 other events on the same weekend.

July 2012~ LFCC 2012

Wow! What an event. Massive does not come close. It took place at Olympia this year, which has much better lighting!

The guest list was equally as massive. Karl Urban, Gillian Anderson, John Simm, Charles Dance, Freema Agyeman, Bernard Cribbins, Alex Winter, Hayden Panettiere, Jeri Ryan, Christopher Judge, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Arthur Cox, Craig Parker, Gates McFadden, Michael Winslow, Zach Galligan, Anthony Head, Michael Socha, Kate Bracken, Gwendoline Christie, Amrita Acharia, Rose Leslie, Ross Mullan, Eugene Simon, Iain Glen, John Bradley, Nonso Anozie, Ralph Ineson, Mickie James, Virgil, Brutus Magnus, Carole Ann Ford, Mitch Pileggi, Martin Kove, Ben Browder, Thomas Dekker, Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause, Ben Mansfield, Ciaran McMenamin, Tom Skerritt, Nicolas Lee, Ke Huy Quan, Danielle Harris, Al Leong, Maryam d’Abo, Burt Kwouk, Jane Badler, Elizabeth Dennehy, Serena Delacruz, Robert Maschio, Janet Fielding, Barbara Coles, Tracee Cocco, Kevin Sorbo, Terry Richards, Hallie Todd, William Russell, Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Seán Schemmel, Kieron Jecchinis, Anthony Smee, William Hoyland, Bai Ling.

My main focus was Game of Thrones, plus Jeri Ryan (of Star Trek: Voyager), Gillian Anderson (of The X Files), Hollie Marie Combs (of Charmed) and Karl Urban (of nuTrek and Dredd). The was a definite Game of Thrones/Trek/X-Files theme this year.

The event was insanely busy, especially the preview night on the Friday which had been quiet the past few years. Not this year!