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  1. Latest Guest Announcement - Fred Sorenson Appearing: All Autograph: £20 Photo Shoot: £20 Buy Tickets https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0814885/
    3 points
  2. Hi everyone, I've been to London Comic Con in 2018, I live in Italy and that year Comic Con was a great experience!! I intend to go to Scotland and pass to London only if interesting guests arrive. Here's my list: 1) Arnold Schwarzenegger 2) Ewan Mcgregor 3)Jeff Goldblum 4) Karen Allen 5)Mads Mikkelsen 6)Chuck Norris 7) Dolph Lundgren 8)Carl Weathers 9)Jean Claude Van Damme 10)Brendan Fraser 11) Bruce Campbell
    3 points
  3. Who Actors : David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Kingston, Sasha Dhawan, Jo Martin, Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi, Paul McGann, and i don't know the way upcoming actors work, but possibly celebrate the new era and invite Ncuti Gatwa + Millie Gibson if they're finished filming S14 by then. Other : Bella Ramsay, Pedro Pascal (although you will be packed), Troy Baker, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Amir Wilson, Dafne Keen, Tom Sturridge. Random Thought : Possibly any of the showrunners for Doctor Who eg Russel T Davies, Chris Chibnall, Steven Moffat.
    3 points
  4. Latest Guest Announcement - Tony Todd Appearing: All Autograph: £35 Photo Shoot: £35 Buy Tickets The Candyman - Candyman Bludworth - Final Destination Zoom - The Flash Krun - Star Trek: Next Generation https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0865302/
    2 points
  5. Latest Guest Announcement - Jessica Henwick Appearing: Saturday Autograph: £30 Photo Shoot: £30 Buy Tickets Colleen Wing - Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Defenders Peg - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Suzanne Brewer - The Grey Man Bugs - The Matrix Resurrections https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3725055/
    2 points
  6. Clare Grogan Norman Lovett Michelle Forbes Lydia Wilson Scott Bakula ( my number 1 wish currently) Nicola Walker Josephine Jobert Ed O'Neill Katey Sagal Christina Applegate David Faustino Amanda Bearse
    2 points
  7. I wish they would get a few more but like you said you’re limited to cult projects, or on the occasion those who have dabbled in that area as a side whilst Acting is their main thing, Andrew Cartmell is attending as a comic writer, but I know him best for Doctor who as a script editor during McCoys tenure, same with Furman he went as a comic guest but I got him as a writer on a Cd, for a less obscure one (the now disgraced) Noel Clarke despite not attending could have signed Torchwood Series 1 as a director as he directed “Combat” from that series. Even Sylvester McCoy I believe directed a doctor who related project which hasn’t seen a release Beyond VHS called “Bidding Adieu” which was his personal video diary of his time on the movie, it has interviews with him, McGann, Ashbrook and even Anneke wills (side note LFCC get her please)
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  8. Last couple of LFCCs when I met him, he let me sit next to him for a bit of a chat (first time was when I was cosplaying as the Seventh Doctor).
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  9. Always a pleasure to meet Jess. May have to swing by and congratulate her on her BAFTA nomination for Bus Girl.
    2 points
  10. Scream VI was a very worthy edition to the franchise. It certainly wasn't as good as the original trilogy but an improvement on the fifth film. It had some good characters and some creepy settings. It was a shame Neve Campbell wasn't involved but great to see Hayden Panettiere acting again.
    2 points
  11. Mena Suvari (American Pie, American Beauty, American Horror Story & Chicago Fire) Denise Richards (Starship Troopers, The World is Not Enough, The Bold and The Beautiful & Wild Things) Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash, Clueless, Robot Chicken, Heroes, Road Trip, The Fix & Freddy’s Dead) Chrissy Metz (This Is Us, American Horror Story & Kung Fu Panda TV Show) Jayma Mays (Bill & Ted, Glee, Heroes, Ugly Betty, The League, Red Eye & The Millers) Paige Moss (Beverly Hills 90210, Its All Relative, Can’t Hardly Wait & Buffy)
    2 points
  12. Latest Guest Announcement - Philip Glenister Appearing: Saturday Autograph: £25 Photo Shoot: £25 Buy Tickets Now DCI Gene Hunt - Life on Mars DCI Gene Hunt - Ashes to Ashes Lawrence - Calendar Girls Reverend John Anderson - Outcast https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0322562/
    2 points
  13. Ahh that's a shame, I hope you don't feel unable to contribute for that reason. This forum is intended to be a safe place for fans to express fair and reasonable opinions and interests and if anyone was nasty about it then I'm sure there's a process in place for that too.
    2 points
  14. So i've had a change of heart, i'm going to add "Ghost Light" onto this for Cartmel as i do want to get someone i've met onto that DVD as i have three on it, none of which i've met (Although one is the now deceased Frank Windsor), and my plan for McCoy means i won't add him until Winter (Unless he appears at a Fantom i'm attending, then plans change), if they announce Sophie Aldred that'll go up to 4, as i'll add both to my copy of "Dragonfire" which already as McCoy and Bonnie Langford, which also makes me want them to announce Sean Blowers and Edward Peel, and i'll stop there before i have a domino effect of who i want them to announce.
    1 point
  15. Latest Guest Announcement - Natalia Tena Appearing: Sunday Autograph: £30 Photo Shoot: £30 Buy Tickets Nymphadora Tonks - Harry Potter Osha - Game of Thrones Katia - John Wick: Chapter 4 Xi'an - The Mandalorian https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1164730/
    1 point
  16. Please get John C. McGinley
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  17. today has brought us two updates for this list so lets get into it shall we. firstly we have Daniel Weyman who whilst not on screen has a Big finish credit as he is Ragan Crezzen in "The Butcher of Brisbane" i've not heard the story but its his only Doctor who Credit, he is attending the saturday and is £25. next we have someone with no credits to his name, but has appeared in a vast array of stories, Mike Stevens, his array of roles are all the usual background variety, Soldier, UNIT Soldier, Guard ETC, his stories are "The Myth Makers", "The Ambassadors of death", "Terror of the Autons" (He is listed as a stuntman on this particular story), "The Mind of Evil", "The Curse of Peledon", "The Time Monster" (And this one) and "Invasion of the Dinosaurs", so a nice and wide variety of stories, for these you have options of either the Individual DVDs, or the Blu Ray sets of Seasons 8 and 9 if the stories fall into said sets, of course you may even consider having him on Lost In Time, of course even from memory i know he's not in any surviving footage from "The Myth Makers" as that focuses on The Doctor, Vicki and Steven, but each to their own of course, hes attending Sunday and is £15. of course for Weyman, its obvious what i'm getting signed as i have no choice in variety, as for Stevens however i have a nice variety in choice, i think the mention of Lost In Time should give away that is one of my options, as i said no footage survives but i'll happily take it myself, then i'm going to chose "The Ambassadors of death" and "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" a story that is a favourite of mine and one which i think is a random choice out of what is available to me. so now i turn the question to you, are you going after these guests? and if so what will you have signed.
    1 point
  18. And near a tube station or bus stop on a route that can get you to Olympia, or a nearby station that’s a short walk away.
    1 point
  19. It took a while for me to get to that point as well. I'm glad you at that level again
    1 point
  20. @D-C-A Think I spent that amount in 2018 where I accomplished meeting all the surviving male Doctor Who actors at the time, with about 2/3 of that amount on Diamond Passes. My current plans are photoshoots with Sylvester McCoy and Ernie Hudson in costume (met him at Collectormania in 2017), and to say Hi to Andrew Cartmel.
    1 point
  21. I think it's just too complicated, it means that every pass would have to be custom printed. They can't just say 'print 1000 of them for X' each one would have to be custom printed and priced and that would be a logistical nightmare.
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  22. I was fortunate to meet both, Jodie was on the second attempt, the first time i didn't have the money to buy the diamond pass, the second time i was fortunate to be much more financially well off, TBH LFCC in November i must have spent well over £1500 in total costs, 1/3 of that was entry tickets and two guests, i cannot begin to imagine the pure chaos if they had David Tennant and Matt Smith on the same day, but i do wish they did Diamond Pass Options where you could chose to upgrade the tickets in a personal customisation, as when i got one for Jodie i got the basic photo, would have loved one with her in the outfit, Showmasters if you're reading theres an idea for you. overall i'm a little worried undoubtedly they're sort of lacking on guests i'm after this time around, i've got 4 on the list and year theirs around 4 months to go, but the only new one being Ernie Hudson has been known to drop out, i know there will be more but hopefully you guys get my point, i would be a little disheartened if i spent all the money for a small selection of guests I've already met or the majority so, on that note if its a guest i've only met once or twice and was a regular no issues there, so Peter Davison would be lovely for me, cause with Colin and Sylvester in regular attendance i would be spending more money for an extra autograph for certain CDs to have all three signed, speaking of which question time. for this con and whats been announced, doctor who guest wise what're you planning to get signed, i pose this question with each guest and i'll list mine for the previous 4. Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy i'll list together, for Colin DVD wise i'm going for "the Twin Dilemma" as i have about 5 signatures on that one already (I'll answer what if anyones interested for this one and any other DVD/CD/Blu ray, or i'll post a link to the main video i have up somewhere) and its one of 6 DVDs i havent got signed by him, this may be boosted if i do something else but thats for a later choice, Sylvester i'm going for "Delta and the Bannermen" as by this point that DVD will have 8 Signatures, the second item i want signed by both is "Project: Lazarus" but if Peter Davison is announced (Outside chance) that will be changed to "Sirens of Time" for all 3 and if Paul McGann as well (Even more outside chance) "Zagreus". Andrew Cartmel, i'm gonna go for "Delta and the Bannermen" as well for reasons i do hope are obvious, and then his one main range CD he wrote "Winter for the Adept" i'm not the biggest fan of that one but he wrote it so why not really. Ernie Hudson is obvious that'll be "Torchwood: Miracle Day". what about you guys.
    1 point
  23. i was unaware that Jean had suffered a stroke, i do hope she's okay now, i'm at the point where if i fail to get anyone on that cover of Lost in time, the space is gonna be blank as a mark of respect in my own way, i'm not going to replace them with another name, just seems wrong, the cover is for the regulars, which for her role as Sara Kingdom, Marsh in my opinion earns that spot, and i'm getting Levine next month i know he's not benton in any of those episodes but as far as i'm concerned its his journey and he does play a regular eventually. the way i view it if i miss Russell i'll be sad yes, but not without understanding, the man has had a long life and his career has never really gone away, he did a TV show for 2 years in the 1960's and became immortalised as a result, thats what i love about this series, as for Anneke ive got her on a dvd already but i've not met her as i custom ordered "Power of the Daleks" Special Edition, i dont regret it as it is dedicated to me, but i still wanna meet her of course.
    1 point
  24. Russell is one of the top contenders on a list of people I want but I know that’s a borderline impossibility now, the man is 97 closer to 98, I hope he’s not suffering as id love for him to be the first centurion companion as it would be the most appropriate. Padbury is one I sadly missed out on as she was meant to attend in 2020 but pulled out, according to Frazer Hines it was back issues and I’m happy to take his word on that, I know the two are friends, so I’d love both her and Frazer to attend together, it’s a shame you can’t do the new dates, I fortunately work on a zero hour contract so time off is effectively me saying I’m not bothered to work and I’m golden, and if anything I have the least usage of requested off days at my place of work so a date change is never an issue for me, I can take days off to do the fantom events whenever I want, but I do prioritise LFCC given it’s a bigger event and usually has more guests, not that I think there’s been some overlap. really the guests I want badly are William Russell, Carol Ann Ford, Jean Marsh, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, John Levene and Wendy Padbury so I can finish the cover of my lost in time project with the 10th space likely going to David Graham if I ever meet him, anyone else who just happens to be in those 18 odd episodes goes on the back, which is also running out of space so into the booklet soon enough lmao
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  25. I knew what you meant, it's just the not too distant past any other show was forbidden to be mentioned. But as you say, fantom has stands at both film fair and LFCC so probably would have been considered safe to mention
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  26. Most of the big events don't really get the behind the scene's people, unless they are big/cult type directors ect. It might be because typically they don't charge for them so there might be less incentive to get them, but that's a complete guess. For collectors of series it's nice to get the people behind it as well, but for the BTS people, it might be best to concentrate on the smaller shows for them, or the dedicated Who events that take place in various locations around the country. London Film Fair is a good event for smaller, older guests, but I don't recall seeing them getting any non actors either.
    1 point
  27. With Aaronovitch it was my first LFCC and I wasn’t as keeping up with guests as I was I met 5 that con as I only did one day and didn’t have the relatively disposable income I have nowadays, had I seen the name I would have tried to have the money to get it. it’s a shame LFCC doesn’t get that many writers so far I’ve only had luck with I want to say off the top of my head 1 writer which was Simon Furman who wrote “axis of Insanity” but it’s more focused on actors really, i did get a sound engineer amazingly when Alister Lock attended, honestly he was lovely to meet, thats more an this show thing or as I plan to do Fantoms signings for Doctor who.
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  28. I’ve only met Paul Cornell once and he was lovely made him feel old by telling him that the day prior “Human Nature”/“Family of blood” had just turned 15 and he gave me a joking upset look, but he was I think the first writer I’d met, I wanna meet him again to have him on my Series 3, as all I have there is Harry Lloyd and I think is the most lacking set of the RTD era (actual series wise as I do only have one signature on The complete specials). Aaronovitch I want because I love “Remembrance of the Daleks” and I’ve got 5 on that so far, but I plan to have my copy of “Delta and the Bannerman” signed by Cartmel myself as by that point in time my copy will have 8 signatures and with him (and McCoy) that’ll be a nice 10 with 6 actors including both regulars, the director, the script editor and two from a special feature, which atm are the only ones I have on said set
    1 point
  29. thats odd, i never had that issue, i recognised him last minute when i was walking around and after searching in my bag and pulling out the dvd on the 4th attempt (with only 3 cases in my bag) i asked him to sign to which he was more than happy, this was in 2019 however so i don't know how much has changed, apparently Ben Aaronavitch (Who wrote the dvd i had with me) was there but i didn't have the funds and didn't check.
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  30. Dagney Kerr (Desperate Housewives, Buffy & George Lopez) Ben McKenzie (Gotham, The O.C. & Southland) Nikki Reed (Twilight, Thirteen, Sleepy Hollow, The O.C. & Lords of Dogtown) Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, 500 Days of Summer, Almost Famous & Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy) Carlos Jacott (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Big Love, She Spies, Medium & CSI: Miami) Masi Oka (Heroes, Scrubs, Hawaii Five-0, The Meg & Get Smart)
    1 point
  31. So as ive posted on other blogs on this forum, i will update this with all relevant doctor who related guests, be them, large, small or even obscure, as this is just something i love to do. firstly we have Maureen O'Brien who played the 1st new companion of the classic series Vicki, so her stories are from "The Rescue" to "The Myth Makers" so you'll need any copy of those stories be it DVD, CD or even the latest Blu Ray boxset of Season 2, of course you could also have "Lost in time" signed as she is in 4 episodes featured on that set along with a healthy number of clips, maybe even her catalogue of Big Finish Audio is to your taste, she is attending on the sunday Only and will cost £15 for an Autograph or a Photo. Next we have Peter Purves a man more locked in with Doctor who than just his appearances as Steven Taylor from 1965 to 1966 as along side his tenure from the stories "The Chase" to "The Savages" and his Big finish catalogue, but he also hosted Blue Peter for 10 years, in which many of his Doctor who moments are captured and preserved on DVD and Blu Ray so any of the Stories which feature Blue Peter Footage such as "Robot" could be signed, of course he's also featured heavily on "Lost in time" with a total of 4 episodes along with many clips, if you are so daring, of course you have a wide variety of choice for his stories format, be it DVD, Blu Ray, or even (And if you haven't listened to his narration for the TV soundtracks i would highly recommend) CDs, like Maureen he's on Sunday and will be £15. Continuing with the Classic Companions that have been so far announced we have the ever so wonderful Katy Manning, Manning was in the series from "Terror of the Autons" to "The Green Death" before she made return appearances in "The Death of the Doctor" in the Sarah Jane Adventures and then more recently in "The Power of the Doctor", shes also made a healthy number of Big Finish Appearances either as Jo Grant or her original character Iris Wildthyme, so from the TV you'll need the aforementioned stories either on their individual DVDs, the three Collection Box-sets (As Season 9 is due in 4 days) either Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures or a complete Box-set of that series, and "power of the Doctor" either its individual set or its Steelbook packaging in The Complete Series 13 Specials, like the two previously mentioned she is £15 but is attending Saturday only. from the rogues catalogue of monsters we have arguably the most popular actor to have played Davros, Terry Molloy, his on screen stories are "Resurrection of the Daleks", "Revelation of the Daleks" and "Remembrance of the Daleks" as the Dalek Creator, but he also had a fourth appearance where he had a turn as Russell in "Attack of the Cybermen", so for those you'd need the DVDs (Either originals or Special Editions) or perhaps the Season 22 Box-set, maybe even The Davros Collection, of course he indeed has one of the most healthy Big Finish catalogues such as "I, Davros" a fantastic Series of Audios, he is on Sunday and is £15 for either Autograph or Photo. Of course we have a Doctor, the 6th one to be precise, so any story from "The Twin Dilemma" to "The Ultimate Foe" is what you want, however if you're feeling more on the obscure side he was also Commander Maxil in "Arc of Infinity" where he gets the job by Shooting Peter Davison, his Big Finish Catalogue is large and too numerous to name here, but he made a recent return in "Power of the Doctor" so any variation of those stories is ideal, be it DVD or Blu Ray, he is on both days, and is £20 for either signature or Photo. for fans of the New (and more popular series) we have John Simm who along with Derek Jacobi introduced The Master to the screen in "Utopia" he is on a limited set of Stories, So Series 3 Volume 4, The Complete Third Series, "The End of Time", The Complete Specials or The Complete Tenth Series are what you'd be after either DVD or Blu Ray wise, he is £30 and is on the Saturday but he also has a diamond pass offering, for £70. any more guests and i'll update here for fans.
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  32. Latest Guest Announcement - Lochlyn Munro Appearing: All Autograph: £20 Photo Shoot: £20 Buy Tickets Hal Cooper - Riverdale Detective Larry Fitzgibbon - The Peacemaker Deputy Scott Stubbs - Freddy vs Jason Anthony Paolucci - Lucifer Jack Sheridan / Jeff Sheridan - Charmed Texas Slim - Unforgiven https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0613147
    1 point
  33. Can we please have Miguel Sandoval at least for Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary.
    1 point
  34. Thankyou to all for the feedback to my last post. I was fortunate enough to meet 2 of the cast of Fantastic Beasts at LFCC Spring. I would love to see any of the following at LFCC Summer:- Eddie Redmayne Dan Fogle Catherine Waterson Callum Turner Alison Sudol Tom Burke Jessica Williams Holiday Grainger David Yost Jude Law I am aware that some of these may be wishful thinking.
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  35. jodie whittaker, mandip gill, sacha dhawan, jo martin, jenna coleman, peter capaldi, or other doctor who guests for the july event would be cool!
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  36. Harris Yulin (Ghostbusters 2, 24, Buffy & Scar Face) Brianne Tju (Light as a Feather, Scream TV Series, I Know What You Did Last Summer TV Series & Make It or Break It) Fairuza Balk (Return to Oz, American History X, The Craft, Almost Famous & Paradise City) Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Spencer, Snow White, The Runaways, Charlie’s Angels & Still Alice) Erika Christensen (Traffic, Parenthood, Swimfan, Six Degrees & Ten Days in the Valley ) Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory, Blossom & Beaches)
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  37. Ant-Man Quantumania Not a bad film by any stretch, just not as good as the previous outings. And I know they are setting up the next few years, but there was just something missing that I cant quite put my finger on. But at least there was enough to like about this film, unlike the last Thor film
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  38. Quick thought, do we even know if SM staff still monitor these boards enough these days to even see guest suggestions threads? Is it still worth actually suggesting guests we'd like to meet? (Whether it is or isn't, I'm still gonna do it for my own enjoyment, but still)
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  39. Just watched Get Out. Felt a bit short? It was great and I really liked it, but once the 'big reveal' happened I felt like the ending was very rushed. Otherwise loved it.
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  41. Latest Guest Announcement - Philip Glenister Appearing: Saturday Autograph: £25 Photo Shoot: £25 Buy Tickets Now DCI Gene Hunt - Life on Mars DCI Gene Hunt - Ashes to Ashes Lawrence - Calendar Girls Reverend John Anderson - Outcast https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0322562/
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  42. Latest Guest Announcement - John Simm Appearing: Saturday Autograph: £30 Photo Shoot: £30 Diamond Pass: £70 1x standard photo, 1x autograph, 1x gift Buy Tickets Now The Master - Doctor Who DI Sam Tyler - Life on Mars Baxter - Mad Dogs DSI Roy Grace - Grace https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0799591/
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  43. Happy for you that a couple of Fantastic Beasts actors have been added to the Spring event. That was a nice last minute surprise.
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  44. WHITNEY HOUSTON: I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY 2/5 (No spoilers) I was looking forward to this coming from the writer of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018) but was very disappointed. It may not have been totally the filmmaker's fault though but more so because Whitney didn't really have that much of an interesting life to begin with, at least that's how it comes across in the film. Yes, she had a rocky relationship with Bobby Brown and struggled with drugs but those parts of her life are not given the emphasis they deserve. It's a long film and out-stays it's welcome especially the over-stretched boring finale. The filmmakers try to fit a lot of plot-lines into the film but the script annoyingly never really spends much time on each individual line beyond more than one scene - the film plays very much like one random event after the other without having much connection. There's not much of a story really here at all and instead the screenplay is just a bunch of stuff strung together. Biopics should have an angle and stick to it but this film has none of that, it feels like a bit of a cash-grab because I can't see how this appeals to anyone but Whitney's fans. I didn't like the casting of Naomi Ackie as Whitney either - nevermind her not looking like Whitney but not even being anywhere near as attractive as her was distracting. Whitney was known for her amazing looks and its mentioned a lot in the film but you never buy it cos you look at Ackie and think "Whaaat?!" - especially the scene when her dad's HOT secretary compliments her. The title is horrible too, should've just called it "Whitney". Stanley Tucci though was very good as her manager.
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  45. Lets start this off then
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  46. Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld, True Blood, The Wrestler, Mildred Pierce & Thirteen) Jack Plotnick (Z Nation, Reno 911, Drawn Together, Buffy, The Mentalist & Joan of Arcadia) Robin Tunney (The Mentalist, Prison Break, The Fix, The Craft & End of Days) Larry Bagby (Hocus Pocus, Young & Restless & Buffy) Lindy Booth (The Librarians, Kick Ass 2, Dawn of the Dead, 4400, Relic Hunter & Cry Wolf) Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie, The O.C., Chuck, Jumper, Nashville, Take Two & How I Met Your Mother)
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  47. Milla Jovovich - fifth element Jeff Goldblum - the fly Jim Caviezel - passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci - Matrix reloaded Tim Roth - Pulp Fiction Angela Jones - pulp fiction Amanda Plummer - pulp fiction Steve Buscemi Jean Claude Van Damme Daniel Stern - Home Alone Catherine O'Hara - Home alone Gina Davis - long kiss good night Susan Sarandon - Thelma and Louise Pulley Pierrette - CSI Jennifer Tilly - Chucky Pierce Brosnan - Bond
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  48. Hello everyone Its been a while since I have been on here I attended Saturday after much delibration and a last minutue decision I decided to bitwe the bullet and go Saturday I new it meant missing my acess pass process but I only wante da few things and thought I can handle the queues that day I wont write on the facebook pages because at most they are toxic so im going to be suggestive on what was good and what could be done better on here as its a nicer community. As someon who has attended these cons since the start of Earls court LFCC has a specisal place i my heart. Mainly becasue of being accepted for being a nerd, talking to like minded people as yourself, making new friends and coming away with a sense of being at home, this has wained over the years. I understand the popularity of the evnt and it becoming wider spread and the magic slowly startd slipping away to one I sometimes dread knowing how ill I will be straight after,, do i keep coming back yes thats my CHIOCE to do so and if theres a guest I want yeah I would come again 1) Firstly on the Saturday trying to gain entry to the building without my access I queued with all the general entry. At times I have brought gold passes but they have seem to have lost the worth in the fact you are still put though with gerneral, still have to wait in queues and no value for money I perfer to buy diamond passes and early entry. That being said you just couldnt get in the building took roughly around a hour and a half to get in the, they where slow due to capcity I do blame oympia and LFCC for this i would say lack of comunication on both parts. Due to the heat they couldnt let everyone in. In this kind of scenerio tickets should be sold at a capicity of what would happen in the case of an emergency situation and capped. Then opened to the general public on the day for oversales I know it means selling 3000 odd less entry tickets but in July middle of summer this was gonna be issue from the get go. Oympia should of advised Jason of this and that should been done long ago especially as its under construction 2) Once in lack of signage I spent a long time wandering round trying to find where I needded to be only to miss what I needed, A few maps dotted around was all I could see as I am now particaly deaf and blind it seems this wasnt for easiest to spot without having to try and squeeze though thongs of people. YALC on the same level as guests I got completely turned around and to fair quite enjoyed the YALC never seen it before and brought a few books to try. Yes I am not a teenager but I will read anything so it was nice they where easy accessible and made a difference in just buying from the usual stalls, however due to capicity I know they use to be on a seperate level to help with congestion, They should of had there own section away from where peopel where tryin to cross over to guests and photo studios 3) Staff and volunteers now I understand most are volunteers some where helpful and kind others dam they can make you come away crying. In pervious years I have spoken about disability and the rudeness of the staff making comments etc I saw an autistic boy being shouted out till he had a meltdown by a member of a Red shirt staff on Joesph Quinns queue and my heart went out to him. I understand there was staff shortages cant be helped but maybe look in to the reason the staff are not coming back. They need training, staff hand books and clear instructions in each section for what there doing maybe even an online induction a week or two before could help solve this issue especially with new volunteers. Its an idea and with such a large event spread on many levels this coulkd be an opportunity to help tackle the issues with staff not having a clue what to do 4) Barriers time to lose the tape and use what oympia surely has to offer metal barriers. I hate them but I hate being pushed and shoved even more. Microphones for the staff even the little pouch ones an a board they can hold up for photo areas, the ones that did make an effort to get sorted looked like they had an overal nightmare trying to get people to hear or listern. Some people may be deaf, blind,wheelchair bound, have adhd and autism that affects the senses need to start catering for all now. 5) The pie shaped signing hall was never going to be geat not all LFCC fault due to the work going on Oympia doing the best you can with the space provided, however the big named guests as Jason has wrote was out in the open so people could see and look at the guest. Hindsight I liked it but you where pushed and screamed at by the staff to get away so in theory a great gesture but your then screamed out for doing the one thing Jason has mentioned in his statement. If thats the case back behind the cubicles they gobecasue not only did it cause complete chaos it meant trying to get to the guests you actully wanted more impossible. Queues crossing each other over each side. Was there over sales in the diamond passes absolutley, Should batches be capped YES 100 percent. 14 batches plus diamond for Joesph quinn and prop photos this is a lot for one guest who has never done a con in his life even to me Im exhausted seeing it all 6) Diamond passes i really hate them as someone now on a lower wage trying to work on lower income they have become the bane of my existance I perferred the days of VQa and batch numbers and taking your chances it gives everyone a fair chance of succeding, I am always in the mind that if it dont get them then its not worth crying about I can hope to get them another time I perfered those days much more because by the looks of it over the last few years even diamond passes arent getting what they paid for. The premium rate on them isnt just a little either its gettng to the point that it can be up to £50 etc for the passes. If so cap the rate at £10-15 max your still making money and being fair to the consumer. 7) Photo studios A and B where to close together and the rest well I couldnt even find the rest, to close to walk ways become a complete hazard and dangerous for those with diabilities etc., prop shoots should be constructed in a sperate area and accessable away from stalls, stairs, and the restaurants and blocked of if your using them for guests 8) I love the space and all the stalls on the lower levels, however the stalls between the two areas need to be removed causes congestion and should be more free flowing btween the two areas, im looking at a health and safety aspect if there is a fire, bomb or state of emergency they are blocking a vital entrance and exit 9) No refunds just vouchers, its big no for me a refund should be given on cancelled guests I understand about entry if the people cancel thats your chioce to attend or not, your not giving loyal customers the chance to choose and having to use them at a next event. Now for some people they may not make it the next event just saying, keeping there money and making them use vouchers is what put me of pre buying for this event and doing so last minute I think thedse points may cover all the issues here I personally went away with no photos or autos I wanted I looked at what was going and went this isnt for me I grabbed some americain candy, some brownies and headed of and decided to go see the play Mad House instead where I was front row at a bargin of £25.00 quid, i also got my pay book signed, I was very grateful I just found the whole LFCC this year stressful and a littl bit to much I rather lose my money and come away with nothing than try and hold on to the end of the day, I think this just made me happier and seeing the play and eating out was the better decision Next year it will be a big decision for me to come as I do not like the idea of having vouchers if something happens thats my person chioce I respect others that do not mind this system at all, I mainly will come for my friends and the choclate fudge man
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