I MAY HAVE JUST UPGRADED TO PLATINUM!!
Ok, so I just raided my savings and have upgraded to Platinum. Going with a friend whom I've yet to meet, we're meeting for the first time when we see George Blagden in a play (aptly entitled Platinum) on Saturday, she is a fellow Versailles fan and Sherlock mad like me and this will be her first convention. She actually lives in Birmingham but has booked an hotel room for the 3 nights so she can experience everything.
This is going to be awesome folks, though I did notice on the website details that Platinum priority queuing is at the discretion of the crew member manning the queue but we do get to join the back of the existing queue.
I'm really looking forward to the Cast Group photo shoots on the Saturday and Sunday, they should be fun.
Nearer the time it would be great to arrange a meet up again, whether it be in the queue or for an actual coffee or something!
Didn't notice about the autograph priority, it sounds like it's basically been made into the equivalent to the Gold pass at LFCC. I can't see any mention of how the Gold/silver pass holders are supposed to do it, maybe they have to get VQ tickets?.
I guess they will start at VQ ticket 1- 20 and just put the Platinums in at the back when they turn up. In one way it works better as you ensure more people get through if the queue is quiet and you're not waiting for that level pass holders to turn up, BC's queue was quiet a lot last time IIRC as they were waiting for the Platinums to turn up and they could have gotten a few more through in between I'm sure. On the other hand I can see it being a nightmare if BC and MF do attend. I'm sure it will all be fine and I'm not going to stress but I've already got visions of massive numbers of Plats wanting to be added to the back of queues of VQ ticket holders and wondering how on earth they are going to sort it.
I'm sure due to the lower number of tickets available it won't be bad but if BC and MF do go I really hope it's been well planned and we can get through without any hassle.