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  1. Classy guy, slow signer but great experience,even though there was a name mixup on my Millenium boxset (it happens... same thing happened with the Duchovny music CD today but it doesn't bother me when it happens, actually makes the experience even more memorable when they try to fix it afterwards ). Big shout out to the Resurrection Films folks in the queue also and I hope that they get the backing for the work they are planning with Lance and others. Lance gratiously also signed the Millenium documentary cover - can't wait to watch it tonight!
  2. The Photo A delayed Sunday shoot for James Caan was brilliantly organised
  3. The blue shirt at her queue said she was ill this morning so I'm sure that she didn't feel well enough to attend at all today. Pity, but entirely understandable and I hope she is feeling better.
  4. I don't post here often but I just wanted to say I hope everyone is ready for another great weekend! Before the event, I'm in the process of working through the Taken movies and Goldeneye for Famke, Casino Royale for Mads, Bourne Legacy and MI5 for Jeremy, Blade Runner for Rutger (which of the five versions of the movie shall I pick though ), rewatching Lost season 1, and watching Streethawk for about the hundredth time Also reading some of Vic Armstrong's book and replaying some Fallout to get me in the mood for Ron. There's just not enough hours in the day though...
  5. I have been sitting on a Street Hawk annual for 31 YEARS, since I was knee high, hoping that I might one day get it signed! It's moved homes 5 times with me in the meantime, but I always kept it ready and waiting. Just in case. For me, Rex will be THE biggest guest at the show As a veteran of events and cons covering nearly twenty years, I'm not often squeeing with joy when I see a guest announced these days, but thumbs up for making a long held dream come true this year LFACC Hype cleared and counting!
  6. A legend. Can't wait to meet Vic. I am hoping to be able to get Vic to sign his book as well as an Indy photo (and probably more)
  7. Great guest announcement. Recently he was Fagin in Dickensian, but being a Brit SciFi fan, i'll be meeting him for the brill BBC show Invasion: Earth from way back in 1998 (Anton was the army officer plucked from the blitz by the aliens).
  8. Well for me, Julian has been in so many many excellent things and I am very excited by this announcement. But if I get the chance to go on the Sunday - I will see him for one thing more than anything else. A Sci Fi movie. But its not Star Wars! No, in fact in my humble honest opinion possibly the best British Sci Fi movie ever made (though no doubt others will disagree vehemently) Quatermass and the Pit from 1967 and Julian's major role as died in the wool Colonel Breen, bristling fantastically with Andrew Keir's Quatermass in all their scenes up until his crispy end. Ironically playing a character much older than his real age i would think, but then Hammer always knew how to make the most of young(ish) talent. Many younguns might not like its (comparatively) slow pace when compared to modern action movies, but the slow burning chill, and the setpieces gradually building up one wratchet at a time to the big ending, is what I still find genuinely unnerving. Watch each of the workmen leaving the ship after their terrifying (off-screen) experiences, or the police sergeant in the house sweating with nicely underplayed fear and tell me you don't feel those nerves going on edge... My 2pence worth. (Sorry for the long post)
  9. From the lists above, Mary Lynn and James Morrison were over in the UK a few years ago, but not seen anyone from 24 over here for ages, especially not since the show ended. Would love to see some 24 guests at a Showmasters event, highly recommend the ones I saw previously (Mary Lynn, James Morrison, Louis Lombardi, Kim Raver, Carlos Bernard et al), as they were all great guests and good fun. Mary Lynn has a young one to look after these days though so might not be able to come over. Elisha would be hard to get me thinks, but please please please try
  10. I was secretly hoping that a new movie would be announced at the talk but in my heart of hearts I know that we have to wait for the bean counters at Fox (who must surely be the Syndicate in disguise???) to come to the obvious conclusion. Maybe some of them will see all the publicity from the events Gillian is doing this year (here and in the US) and that will tip a few to the YES column. If that doesn't we keep trying and hoping! As Father Crissman said to Scully - DON'T GIVE UP!
  11. I wasn't in the early queue yesterday so have no personal input, but it seems like people are indicating that at least some of the queue issue was down to the venue staff. Must admit, I did see a few of them during Saturday standing around at exits etc looking rather bemused, so I wouldn't be surprised. Would love to see the same venue next year as the extra size definitely helped - no way could Earls Court have coped on Saturday. Though TFL did not help with the rubbish tube every 20 minutes! Photo distribution table hogging was a nightmare. Was not there today but seems like it was much better so big thumbs up to hear that Everyone obviously learn a lot from yesterday and put it into practice. The only thing to add to that, if it worked write it down, remember it, and don't change it if you go back there next year...
  12. Area B was the area for Mitch Pileggi and that photo shoot was absolutely fantastic and am happy to say so. Area D photo shoot for Nicholas Lea - the photo shoot itself went great from what I could see so no problems with the actual shoot at all. But the photo itself when it came out - wow, I have never in fifteen years of getting photos seen a worse one. Let's get this in perspective - I have had many many photos from SM and others and never had a significant issue before (apart from a bad hair day ) so for the 999 previous photos thanks very much. But something went waay wrong yesterday with the Nicholas Lea photo and others in that area and we can never have that moment back unfortunately. So clearly there is no other option now - get Nicholas back for next year...
  13. There has always been fewer people on Sunday than Saturday, but that is partly because the big big headline guests always seem to be Saturday only. Happy to hear it was hopefully easier for everyone who went today, my body could not take any more after yesterday lol...
  14. Had to edit down your essay KR lol Sorry KR, have no idea what you look like so no idea if we chatted or not yesterday, but i think we were probably at opposite ends of the queues lol 1) You and me were both praying madly all that time for the "Guest cancellation" post not to appear 2) Skinner's crush on Scully from your talk question made me laugh when I saw it on the XFN report 3) Cannot believe these idiots with the photo requests and "hugs" in the middle of talks. If only we could identify them beforehand and lock them out 4) FIVE autos - I am sure that you stated repeatedly you were never going above 3 5) Shame I missed you in your cosplay with the sunflower seeds bet that was awesome... Have to say it was a REALLY big bonus (and something of a pleasant surprise) to get personalisations on my 2 autos, Gillian asked me where I wanted her to sign the I Want To Believe poster, really professional with everyone and most importantly she seemed genuinely happy to be there and enjoying the day and the interaction. Which was very important to me as hopefully, hopefully, that means that one day she might be back. So, Jason, have you got her to make that call to David about LFCC 2013 yet... Roll on next year! PS Sorry about any "bitching" about Saturday's organisation on other forum posts. I DO know that everyone did their best, just wish for it to be the best that it possibly can and, apart for the chaos with Adam Baldwin, for me it would have been. I am a senior manager where i work so I know not everything can always be under control, but for me the communication always seems to break down rather easily when things go wrong and I would start there. PPS Catwoman - raaawr
  15. Agreed. I was one of the many trying to make sense of it all yesterday afternoon. I could see his photoshoot was going way over and went to his queue which was still going on for that whole hour his photo was delayed. I was confused and concerned like everyone else and asked her if she knew if he would be back after the photo. She had no idea (not her fault in any way, just a symptom of the total lack of communication and organisation that seemed to be apparent), she just suggested that I look for a "red shirt" and ask them, which actually was spot on the right thing to do looking back at it tonight. I walked away rather frustrated, knowing nothing but also realising that nothing she could do about it. I am sorry if I was in any way abrupt with her, hopefully not as its not generally in my nature to be like that. Looking back, I agree its quite amazing that she managed to keep her cool in all the chaos... So Ruth - if you read this, well done. PS Showmasters - you might like to tell the person running a queue whether the person at the end of the queue is going to be signing again or not...
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