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Hi Everyone

 

As some of you know our dear friend Kenny Baker will be attending Film and Comic Con Manchester.

 

After a long talk with his family we have all come to the decision that its going to be best for Kenny to only appear on one day and that day is going to be the Saturday.

 

Kenny is 80 years old and dose find the days long so we are only planning to have him at the event for around 4 hours or so.

 

I know some of you may feel that this is a lot to ask of Kenny but Kenny wanted you to know this is what he really wants, he looks forward to seeing you all at each event and loves to get out of his home and of late he has not been able to do that much.

 

Kenny wanted you the fans to know he is not planning to do many event over the next year and the events he dose do he will be there only for the one day , apart from Film and Comic Con Manchester Kenny's only other events he is planning to attend this year are the following.

 

Film and Comic Con Manchester

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2015 - EventCity, Manchester

 

London Film and Comic Con 2015

Olympia, Fri 17th to Sun 19th July 2015

Autographica 22

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September 2015 - Radisson Hotel, Heathrow

One other point that you all should know Kenny will only be at these events for a shortened day so the time that he will be autographing will be limited and as such he is not going to sign for dealers only fans.

 

This means Kenny he will only sign up to 5 items per person and no more this makes if fair for the real fans out there that still need his autograph in the limited time he will be at the show signing.

 

Kenny's autograph price will be £25 per autograph this is so real fans line up to buy them and not dealers looking to buy autographs to put away and invest.

 

I have been a personal friend of Kenny's for over 26 years and look upon him as a member of my family, both Drew who looks after Kenny day to day and myself have talked this over and worked out what is best for Kenny and still achieve what he wants out of life, this is what we have come up with so i hope you can all see why this is a fair workable way forward for Kenny.

 

We felt is was important to explain why things are changing a little and also give everyone a heads up so that if you did want to meet Kenny then there are now only going to only be a few chances a year to do it so do not miss out.

 

We all look forward to seeing Kenny on Saturday.

 

See some of you there also :-)

 

Jason

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It's a pleasure to meet Kenny each and every time. Hats off to him for agreeing to come out as often as he does and meet the fans.

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Totally understandable. He was lovely when I met him in Glasgow and was surprised he'd travelled all the way up there - a class act.

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I have no problem with the price as I know only real fans will pay it. As Kenny is only there for a limited time will he be doing photoshoots and personalisations?

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This news was about come, the man as live longer than most thought Dwarven people would! he will be greatly missed when he joins the cast in the sky. :(

 

We at The Dark Alliance will try present him with an Honorary Membership whilst he is there, we would like show we acknowledge everything he as done for the Star Wars universe and the fans.

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Is Kenny coming to Sheffield? He's still showing as down for it.

 

Sadly I can't make Manchester on the saturday only the sunday. Was going to specially come on saturday of sheffield for Kenny when normally I can only do sundays.

 

I've just checked and he doesn't seem to be listed for Autographica at all.

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Think I will make a special effort to go and see Kenny at London this time, he is a fantastic bloke and been a really pleasure to speak to over the years

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Totally understand and no problem with what's been agreed between Kenny and showmasters. As soon as I get in the convention at 11am I will go straight to him and get in the queue for kenny to sign my starwars bluray boxset. If I can't get it signed cause he's very busy, not a problem as wasn't expecting to meet him because of his health

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Fair play to him for making the effort at his age. That said though dealers will now just pay the £25 and get their stuff signed in 5s instead. Don't want to be cynical but I'm sure Prowse & Bulloch will creep up too...

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Dave, Kenny and Jeremy have been bargains at SM events for years. You won't get Dave for £15 at any other event.

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Sad to to hear the news about kenny but I do understand and kenny has attended many events. I have 3 questions i would like to ask : 1- is kenny still attending sheffield ?, 2- the price still says £15, is the price staying the same or going up this years events ?, 3- which day is kenny attending for london ? because photoshoots are still available for Saturday and Sunday

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A lot of these questions won't be answered until after Manchester as we will see how he copes at this show. I'm guessing his price will be £25 as i'm sure future shows he will have a very limited signing time. Just bare with us until after this weekends show.

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This announcement is something I've long been expecting and it just goes to show what kind of a terrific guy Kenny is that he still wants to meet his Fans he truly is a wonderful person and its been a real pleasure to have met him several times over the last few years and its no lie when I say that some of my most appreciative Autographs are from Kenny himself.

 

On the point that he will be signing for Fans only and not dealers is also a very good decision (because many times real Fans miss out at the hands of some dealers who couldn't care less who they're meeting as opposed to Fans who have been admirers/long term Fans of a Great Artists work)

 

IF any member of Kennys family is seeing this or indeed reading this? Please do pass on my very best wishes to Kenny - all my love, King Richard :) X

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hi do you know if Kenny will be there morning or afternoon?

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As soon as anything about times is confirmed it will be posted here.

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Kenny is a great to meet and I think this change to his appearences is totally understandable. I'm grateful that Kenny is still able to come to these events even in a limited capacity.

 

I really like the idea as well that Kenny is only wanting to meet true fans and not dealers as well. I think this is a nice touch.

 

I wish Kenny and his family nothing but the best.

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I'm so glad to have met Kenny. I thanked him for appearing which he seemed to take to heart as he knew it was from a genuine fan.

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I met Kenny at LFCC last year and it truly brought tears to my eyes, such a lovely guy, whose appearanced in so many films that i loved as a child.

 

I look forward to meeting him again at London this year

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met Kenny and even though he was in poor health he was on great form and personalised my starwars bluray box set I brought from home for him to sign

 

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got it proudly on display in my living room and will always treasure meeting one of my fav actors from my childhood

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do you reckon theres any chance that he would make LFCC winter? i can only make the sunday next week :o(

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do you reckon theres any chance that he would make LFCC winter? i can only make the sunday next week :o(

 

Winter is a long time to go. I don't want to make any predictions there.

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