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    Keep an eye on your valuables!

    Gutting when something like this happens as it ruins the whole weekend for you. Although I do disagree with the entrance fee however as I bring my 70yr old mum and disabled brother and wouldnt be able to afford £10 per person entrance fee.
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    So is it really that cold inside venue...

    I think Colin Baker must have felt the cold a bit as he was a bit grumpy when we saw him. I was with my mum who is the same age as Colin and he even made a wise crack to her about cold old bones.
  3. I've never heard of him either as I don't watch GoT. Was kinda expecting a screen icon/legend I guess.... but pleased for all his fans.
  4. I got lots, costumes were brilliant! Will post them here later today as I had to work yesterday (12 hour day after a con is a killer!)
  5. His name was Darren, tallish with dark hair, blue crew shirt, he was on photo collection at the end of Sunday as well as elsewhere during the day, and he was the most helpful and understanding crew member I have ever met at one of these events. Considering I had just been spoken to like a pig by another crew member and was on the verge of tears, he made me feel a lot better as well as being helpful. Thank you Darren x
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    Sorry Mike I disagree, he came on here and told us all about it, not exactly the sign of a master crim! Plus he (the OP) explained he found the camera outside of the hall, so 1. any non LFCC attendee could have found it and 2. The guy was on their way home, so he did what he thought best, took it with him rather than leaving it in the street, went home, came on here and posted. Now as everyone is saying; not all attendees read the forum...but the crew do. So certain crew members can feed this info back, e.g. Tally report of lost camera to showmasters with this post. I'm sorry delint that you are getting a hard time over this, with everyone speculating on your intentions. I've seen similar threads before after shows (as the person in the 2nd post said). Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing and makes you just want to walk on by in future.
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    Talk Refunds?

    It was super last minute; we just happened to be going to get his auto and his crew member said he was doing an impromptu rendition of his charity single (yes he sang live and played the guitar - this isn't helping is it?) ... and then has he ahd some spare time he did a 15 minute Q&A which was great. He was very funny.
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    Too big perhaps?

    Absolutely agree. Olympia was a much better venue, the main signing area at the back was great (I audibly gasped when I saw the size of it!), the availability of "quiet' and rest areas (the balcony and the chillzone) and even the amount of venue cafes was better. I thought the floor was extremely well laid out (especially the talk areas - sounds from one could not be heard at the others like at Earls Court). I also found it much calmer and relaxed and really enjoyed myself. So... definitely NOT too big for us... we loved it!
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    Big Bang Theory

    The whole cast, a welknown US Comic Con type talk with them all, a staged complete cast photoshoot (perhaps on a sofa)... ...I'd pay good money for that!! {hey I can dream right?} {Edited to reword reference to wellknown US event }
  10. Yep it was fab!! We went to get our autographs and his crew member said he was doing an impromptu live version of his charity single (available to download from iTunes) at 1:30 so we joined the queue. He explained about the song and the charity, performed it (the song) live (with a human mikestand lol) and then did an impromptu q&a to fill the time. He was funny, a great singer and gave fabulous answers to the questions he was asked (even the coffee one lol!). Definitely one of my highlights!
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    The "Who was that person" thread...

    The very tall guy who Ahem... and what about us girls? It's not *always* about ...errr... well you know. I met and chatted to lots of like minded people that I wouldn't mind being in contact with, male and female! {edit} forgot to add... The really tall Batman that was there Sunday morning (with Robin) was lovely. His costume was fab ...and did I mention he was tall... :)
  12. Haha!! The day before her boyfriend was the first British man to play in a Wimbledons mens singles final for 74 years? I don't think so, I have a feeling she would have been preoccupied elsewhere!
  13. No thanks! I don't have a great photo quality printer, so wouldn't pay for a jpeg. I pay to have a photo. Percentage wise, when something like 8000-10000 photos are taken, not that many go missing. For the first time ever, one of ours didn't turn up yesterday but I understand the situation and just filled out the form at the of the day. I had an issue with the very rude crew member on photo collection A ... But I'll post that in the relevant thread.
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    anthony head photo shoot time

    I think 6 hours from Essex will cover you We travel from Romford by Car and it usually takes us 1h 30m ish. We're leaving at 8am to get there about 09:30 ish
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    Rough Layout

    ...same as usual then!... but make it a fast walk else someone will shout at you!
  16. Me and 3 others are attending on Sunday and we all have different shoots booked. However, I was sent a Saturday Photoshoot ticket (instead of a Sunday) for Ben Browder (yes I double checked my booking was correct!). I will be able to use this on Sunday won't I?
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    Who was that person...?

    Just starting this thread up so if there was anyone that caught your eye but you never had the chance (or courage!) to swap details with etc... why not see if they are out there on the forum. I must admit... I have a penchant for the Jean Luc lookey-likey that walks around in his uniform
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    Photo thread

    Lovely seeing everyone's photos, but can I make a request? If you put them on Facebook and then share a link to them, can you make sure you photo viewing options are set to public, else just your friends can see your photos and there is no point sharing the link. I am on Facebook, but haven't been able to see any posted via FB, which is such a shame.
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    Perfectly precise and well put firecracker!
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    showmasters I Love you!

    Hehe You don't have to tell me, I shop there! I'm clarifying it for those posting like it's the worst place in the world for a con!! Tell you something, I bet it's cleaner and better maintained than Earls Court!
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    showmasters I Love you!

    It won't actually be in the Bluewater shopping centre, there is a brand new, multiple-hall conference centre (much like Excel or a clean Earls Court!!) opening in Jan 2012. So you won't need to go anywhere near the shops which some people seem to think are stereotypically filled with chavs It's only 30 mins up the road for me, so that saves the 2 hour schlep across London
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    I am confused by this too as I got in at about 09:30 and got a VT for John Hurt under 200. My brother went back and got a ticket for himself about 45 mins later and got ticket 319. I got my auto before the photoshoot and my brother got his after. About 4:40 we started heading towards the talk area to queue for the JH talk and the queue was showing 560+ and the queue crew lady was stopping people joining the Queue because of the impending talk time, but she relented and let a couple (boy and girl) join the end of the queue when they explained something to her. However, what confuses me most is that if you travelled all the way for a specific auto, you should have checked the queue more regularly, especially if you have experienced this before! I wouldn't have missed my slot for anything (plus I had photo and attended the talk!)
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    Latest Guest Announcement - ARTHUR DARVILL

    He was lovely outside Earls Court (about 08:50, having a sneaky ciggie) before the doors opened
  24. Oh that is strange then. What time did you go through the doors, roughly? {probably easier to say if you were towards the front or back of the winding early bird pre-ticket queue!!) To be honest, I didn't even realise I had been given a "special card" I thought it was just a little cardboard advertisement, it was only when my brother snatched it off me that I realised!
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    Ian McNeice ....

    Oh thats not good.... anyone could have written that! Sorry to hear this.