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    LFCC 2018: Highs and Lows

    But she wasn’t doing that. Rather than get the people who had just turned up with Diamond Passes to the end of the Diamond Pass queue, she halted all those at the front of the queue who had been waiting ages, and slipped the new line in. Because at the time the queue was moving really slowly, other people were then just coming along and joining this new “feed” that the girl had made. She was totally clueless about the chaos she had just created. As for the time difference, I would estimate this actually added at least 10 more minutes wait time, which is hardly negligible, and anyway, is totally missing the point! Someone did tell me later that after I had left, the “main organiser man” came along and kicked off to the crew about the total disorganisation.
  2. melliott1963

    LFCC 2018: Highs and Lows

    After the chaos I experienced on the Saturday of last year’s show, I was initially reluctant to attend this year. However, I thought I’d give it another try.... Highs: Saturday’s show, for me, was a really enjoyable experience. It seemed well organised and I was able to attend all my photoshoots and get my autographs comfortably and still had plenty of time to look around the dealers stands. Even during clear times of stress, most guests I met were polite and displayed a genuine interest in meeting you. A huge “Thank You” to Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi who agreed to stay late to ensure all Diamond Pass holders got their autographs. Lows: Sunday! Having experience how well run everything was on Saturday, I was looking forward to Sunday. Oh dear! If anything, it was even more chaotic than the Saturday last year. The blond crew girl, wearing a green top who caused utter mayhem in the David Tennant Tardis Photoshoot queue. Many of us had been in the queue for half an hour before the shoot was meant to happen, and the crew members had got us all organised so as a result, I was right near the front of the line (we were alI Diamond Pass holders). Just as the line started to move, this blond girl appeared out of nowhere and ordered that we all wait and she started letting people, who had only just turned up, join the front of the queue (they were other Diamond Pass people, not Extra Help guests). She refused to listen to all the complaints that we’d been waiting ages and that we ourselves were Diamond Pass guests, and as a result of her actions, there was nearly a fight break out. The ridiculous overselling of Diamond Passes for some guests. I thought the idea of Diamond Passes was so that a “select few” who were happy to pay more, had priority treatment. However, with the overselling, it basically means that we don’t receive any special treatment other than it’s now the only way to get to meet some guests!
  3. Just wondered what are the chances of me, as a Diamond Pass Holder, actually getting Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi’s autographs today? Keep getting told by the staff to come back later, currently 5:00pm. As a Diamond Pass is a guaranteed in person autograph, will Matt and Peter be staying until all Diamond Pass guests have received their autograph? And if not, then what happens?
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    Latest Guest Announcement - DAVID TENNANT

    I got my diamond pass. Now how do I break the news to my wife???
  5. melliott1963

    Food and drink

    There’s a cafe in the basement you can go to. Of course lots of other places nearby. This is quite a low key event compared to larger similar events and I’ve never had the need to get here really early. I usually stroll in some time around 10:30am and get the autographs I need and can be out again within the hour, sometimes half an hour! Yes, Tom Baker will be popular, but he attended just over a year ago and I just joined the queue close to the time he was due to attend and saw him within the hour.
  6. That's fine. Just didn't really want the autographs without actually seeing the people albeit via the photo shoot.
  7. If we have pre-ordered autographs and now the people have cancelled, do I assume these orders will now be cancelled?
  8. Sorry, edited to say Saturday
  9. So, I have (among others) the following for Saturday: James & Oliver Phelps, Batch 1, 9:20-9:35 Ian McDiarmid, Batch 1, 9:30-10:00 Derek Jacobi, Batch 2, 9:30-10:15 Christopher Lloyd, Batch 3, 9:30-10:30 Benedict Cumberbatch, Diamond Pass, 9:45-11:45 How on earth am I going to be able to attend all these? With Benedict, as I have a Diamond Pass, do I assume I can go to his session after the others and, assuming all the other Diamond Pass people have gone through, go straight to the front of the queue, or will I have to join the back of the queue?
  10. melliott1963

    Tickets are being posted out

    Thanks. Have just paid my postage
  11. melliott1963

    Tickets are being posted out

    So can I be clear? You're saying I should just place another order which just contains the postage?
  12. melliott1963

    Tickets are being posted out

    I ordered my entry ticket but forgot to add the postage. I assume, therefore, that I can just pick up my ticket from the door on the day? Or do I have to place another order with just the postage? Thanks.
  13. I'll only be coming on the Saturday, so will probably have a go at dragging myself up at some unearthly hour of the morning to make the most of the early bird! Thanks for the advice.
  14. This will be my first time attending this event and I was wondering if all the guests will be available to sign autographs from 9:15am? It's a long journey for me to get to the venue, and I don't really want to have to get up at the crack of dawn, and also pay extra for the early bird tickets, if the guests I want to see aren't going to be around until nearer to the standard entry time. Also, is it a lot quieter during the early bird entry period and so worth the extra money? Thanks for any advice.