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  1. 23 hours ago, Starbuck73 said:

    Unfortunately I can't afford to waste £120 on tickets, so require a refund. And unless Showmasters cancels the event, I won't get the money back. Simple as that really.

    EDIT: Just read a reply to another comment on Twitter that says: "As things are currently changing on a weekly & sometimes daily basis, any updates will be issued across our social media & directly to ticket holders. We're hoping to provide an update at the start of June. Thanks for your patience & stay safe." So it looks like it will be at least 3 weeks before any updates.


    I'm sure this years lfcc is likely to be cancelled.As others have said upthread it'll be a question of insurance and some kind of business confidentiality to sort out before any official word can be made.

    One thing I would say that applies to myself as a self employed tradesmen working in residential properties, following government guidelines on returning to work,as well keeping distance from my customers, I must have all door and windows open when I'm working in any property to create good air flow and ventilation and I can't see any possibility of that at Olympia, especially in the autograph area..... if you know what I mean? Lol


  2. Just a heads up for anyone travelling to London spring comiccon by train via King's Cross Station that it will be closed all weekend due to engineering work.No trains will be running so you would need to find an alternative way to get to London if you are travelling from Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, North East England and Edinburgh.

    My guess would be to travel into London St. Pancras via the Leicester, Derby,  Sheffield line with East Midland trains.



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  3. Wherever a convention is held its going to be easier for some than other to travel there.

    We all can't have a venue on our own doorstep.

    We've travelled down to previous DST events at Excel London in the past from Durham and the earlier you book your accommodation and travel the cheaper it appears to be.

    There are many hotels right next to the venue and their prices come nowhere near to the prices in Central London. At the moment it appears that they are not taking bookings as far in advance as November 2020. What we need to do is look every week at hotels to check when they do start to take bookings.

    London has a fantastic public transport system (but Crossrail still may not be open by next year). Rather than driving maybe think about travelling by air or train. We've a lot of experience travelling by train from the North East of England where the price of a one way ticket can be £21 for an advanced ticket up to £150 for an 'on the day' ticket purchase. So once again buy in advance as far as you can to get the best possible price.

    Looking forward to this event and seeing everyone there again.





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  4. On 10/23/2019 at 7:26 AM, Midnight said:

    i remember last year where, theres no photos at the guests desks you have to go to one of the sales tables.
    what I can't remember is if its just their trek work thats available. 
    Say you were there to meet a guest for something else they'd done..how likely is it the photo desk would have pics?

    So far as I could see today all the photos on the sales desk were Trek.

  5. 17 minutes ago, Pinhead1987 said:

    Hey I'll be attending tomorrow and I'm looking to meet Lee, can anyone tell me what his queue has been like will I need to get a very low VQ number ? 

    I got a VQ number 90 at 9.30 this morning and went back to his table half an hour later and it was an open queue.

    I'm in the autograph area now and Lee still has an open queue.

  6. 2 hours ago, Frankieboy said:

    Hi all, 

    Just a quick one as it's my first time at this particular event. I'm coming on Sunday from Sunny Yorkshire and my first photo shoot isn't until 11:50. Is getting their at 11am a bit risky on queuing to get in?

    I was hoping Sundays won't be as manic as Saturday and I don't want to leave too early so have factored in around 4hrs from leaving my gaff to actually getting into the hall but if people think leaving an hour to get in is a bit risky, then I will simply leave earlier.

    I know their won't be a definite answer, but if anyone has any prior Sunday knowledge then any advice would be greatly appreciated. 




    I arrived this morning at 8.45am and the hall in the queuing area was nearly full but I was in at 9.25am so you should be OK but I wouldn't leave it any later to arrive.

  7. To the best of my knowledge London Overground services are running all weekend calling at Olympia.

    The line closures that are taking place on Sunday on the Overground are up in North East London and the services from Clapham Junction that head east towards Surrey Quays then up towards North East London. Anyone travelling from the south coast on Southern Trains or South West Trains should be fine to change at Clapham Junction for an Overground service to Olympia.

    Southern is running their Milton Keynes to East Croydon service on Saturday that calls at Olympia but on Sunday is only running a very limited service from Clapham Junction to Shepherds Bush only.

    Hope this helps.



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  8. Fred Haise was a pleasure to meet this afternoon. He spent some time writing some short words on the photos that I had for him to sign. "My ride to the Moon" on the Saturn 5 floodlit photo is my favourite. He spoke about the First Man movie and showed us photographs of his dogs when the conversation got round to pets.

    I would recommend meeting Fred if you get the chance and to go to his talks this weekend. He has a real life story of survival to tell and chances to meet people like Fred don't come very often.

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  9. The timetable does not get published until around a week before the event going by past experience.

    I would wait until then before you buy your photoshoot as they can start as soon as the event opens.

    I hope it works out for you.

    It's a bit of a pain that trains don't run very early on a Sunday.

  10. Hi.

    Yes. Plenty of cosplay goes on at DST. I would say around a third of people put on a starfleet uniform of some kind. Around one in ten go for makeup too so there's always Klingons, Vulcans etc.  If you're thinking about cosplay then go for it. You'll have so much fun. Be prepared for people asking for a photo of you, all part of the fun. Last time at Birmingham I cosplayed as an Andorian and my pet Tribble even cosplayed as an Andorian! Back in 2014 at Excel London I cosplayed as Data,had a cuddly toy ginger cat with me and learnt 'Ode to Spot' but got cold feet about saying that poem in front of a crowd of people at the fancy dress competion so didn't enter the competition that I regret to this day. It helps if you have someone to help you with makeup if that's what you're thinking of doing. Hope this helps and you go to DST this year. Enjoy.

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  11. With only a few days to go now I was wondering how everyone that's making a costume or alien makeup are getting on?

    I'm just putting the finishing touches to my Andorian wig and antenna and testing the blue makeup.

    I'm visiting my barber tomorrow so he can trim the wig. Thank goodness he's a fan too!

    I'm also bringing a Tribble cosplaying as an Andorian too as when I attended DST 2014 as Data with Spot the soft toy ginger cat it went down very well with other fans.

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