My 15th Autographica, and as always the guests were a pleasure to meet.
Have to agree with what most others on here, and on other boards, have said about the venue though. Having been to every Autographica venue over the last decade this one was by far my least favourite. Some of the special unique atmosphere that we usually enjoy was lost because of that.
The Birmingham venue is the best one ever for the show in my opinion.
My favourite moment was the Stafford/Leonov photo shoot. I hope we can continue to have a few joint shoots with the space guests. A Lovell/Haise one would be a great future possibility. I'd love to see that at Birmingham next year if we could get them back.
Apart from the space guests who were excellent, I also enjoyed meeting Sylvia Anderson, Bob Anderson, Richard Roundtree, Ian Lavender, Tanya Roberts, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton, Sylvia Syms, Tricia Muller and Francesca Tu. All were great and any of those would be good to have back again in the future.
I like how Sylvia Anderson and Bob Anderson are becoming regulars at SM events. I always have lots for them to sign so I hope they keep getting invited back, as they fit into any of SMs signing shows.
I missed having the usual excellent line up of military heroes. As others have said, this month would have been perfect for a Battle of Britain theme. I hope that we have them back for the next show, especially Battle of Britain guests. I'd very much like to meet again Group Captain Billy Drake and Wing Commander Tom Neil.
I hope we can get another Hollywood legend guest next time too, in the tradition of Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine etc as along with the space and military guests those are my favourites to meet and they certainly seem to add a lot of extra attendees to a show.
Thanks for all the hard work that was put into the show. The guests I met were great.
Very much looking forward to Birmingham being the venue for the next one, and hoping for another great line up as always.
Edited by spocks-brain, 29 September 2010 - 04:02 PM.
I once met Alec Guinness (stage door, Comedy Theatre London, with no one else waiting!) and he wasn't grumpy at all - really nice to meet.