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    Very sad news - RIP Ms Fielding.
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    Jeremy Bulloch announces retirement from conventions

    Very nice man, Showmasters Events won't be quite the same without seeing Jeremy chatting away, often in front of or at the side of his desk. He's the first and still only guest to have conversed with me in French (I have no idea why and it was a rather one-sided affair!)
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    Sam Neill Appreciation! :)

    Yes, that's what I do, but then I completely forgot to congratulate Matt Smith on his Emmy nomination despite thinking about it beforehand! As you say, nerves, excitement or spontaneity takes over! Glad you had had a good time.
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    Sam Neill Appreciation! :)

    Yes, great guy, his talk was really funny, he looks great in the photoshoots and he was very nice at the autograph table. My Dad was a friend of the eccentric late singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins, so I had to point out that in Sam's film "Death In Brunswick", there was a framed pic of Screamin' Jay on the wall at one point. "Well spotted, we all loved him" he said, looking genuinely surprised. All pretty trivial in the grand scheme of things but for me, it's these unexpected little exchanges you can have with a big guest that end up making your day. Thanks SM for persevering and getting him back.
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    Latest Guest Announcement - PETER WELLER

    I wasn't expecting Peter Weller to be fan friendly (same with James Caan and Miranda Richardson) but I was pleased to meet him and after he raved about the film 'Tom Jones' in his talk, managed a minute or two's conversation about the films of Tony Richardson and some of the great British stars and films of the early 60s. Much as I was pleased to meet Caan and Richardson as well - but as people who likely view themselves as 'serious artists', I can't imagine signing Funko Pops is their idea of a good time. It's just the reality of the situation. That's what makes it such a delight when other big stars are more receptive to all aspects of con-dom
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    Wrong Name's Wround Up LFCC 2018

    So what was your question going to be about, Event Horizon (which did get a mention) or The Dish?! I was sat a couple of rows behind you, I felt your pain...I arrived 5 minutes late for the talk but I don't think anyone mentioned Death In Brunswich or The Piano, two other great films of Sam Neill's.
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    Thanks for the recommendation, you might have persuaded me (although am already seeing King Lear in a couple of weeks )
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    I very nearly met him! I was third from the front of the Capaldi queue on Sunday evening when Aidan's last customer left. I was looking forward to switching over when he said "right, I'm off to the Green Room then" I just thought, ah well Was very good with his fans from what I saw from my very close position. I might still get a ticket to his play (was good of him to attend mid-run, must be shattered), but haven't decided yet. It's by a writer I admire but unsurprisingly I'm a bit skint at the minute!
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    Photo orientation

    Same here, I had no idea you could request portrait or landscape until I was in the Nathalie Emmanuel photo queue on Friday morning and once in sight of Nathalie a perv a couple of places ahead of me proudly announced, "cor, this is gonna be a portrait"..... Landscape always for me.
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    Question about the Doctors (WHO)

    Dog, if I'm honest yes if you are a Whovian I think you made a mistake! I thought long and hard about it but bought Diamond Passes for Capaldi, Eccleston and Smith, ending up with high numbers for the first two - Tennant was announced too late in the day for me and I couldn't be bothered, but fortunately a friend acquired his DP and got me an autograph. Sounds like I could have met him with a VQ ticket though, which is great for those who managed to. I have posted about Capaldi and Eccleston elsewhere, but Matt Smith was charming and remembered people from the photoshoot (or at least pretended he did!) I managed to see him by about 2pm and he was still personalising then, and we had a very brief chat about The Crown. By then autographs were limited to two per person - apparently, multiple signing requests were slowing down queue progress. I suspect it was only his final hour of signing that commenced way after 5pm that he stopped personalising and limited autos to just one per person? I did think Showmasters had bitten off more than they can chew with 8-9 doctors, but ultimately the gamble paid off for all of us prepared to fork out for DPs and what an achievement.
  11. I've been coming to Showmasters events for 7 years now and have probably met around 200(!) guests. Of all the guests I've met in that time, particularly 'big' guests, I think Peter is now the guest I have been most impressed by, particularly considering the demands on his time at the event and the volume of diamond passes he had to get through (I appreciate it is disappointing for anyone who wanted to meet him using a VQ on both days). He was great fun at the photoshoot, gave an interesting, genuine and often funny talk, and at the autograph table took time with everyone to accommodate signing requests in all shapes and sizes. A lot of thought went into dedications etc but he wasn't slow at all, just fully engaged with the experience and there seemed to be no lag in energy. I finally saw him at around 5pm on Sunday and normally by this stage a 'big' guest would be told to rattle through the signatures with no personalisations in production line 'hi, bye' fashion considering there looked like at least 100 DP holders still to see, but I think his modus operandi stayed the same right up until the last one was signed? That means a lot to those like me who prefer the autograph to the photograph on balance, so many thanks Peter (and SM)! If he comes back, get yourselves a diamond pass, you won't regret it.
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    Latest Guest Announcement - PETER CAPALDI

    Yes it was very touch and go and rather sweaty, but I hope it was worth the wait for all fellow DP holders as much as for me. I watched plenty of the interactions from my position in the queue and he engaged fully with everyone; he was quick to hug needy people who needed a hug, and reacted with grace and good humour with every customer, a real good judge of character. And his signature on my 'The Thick Of It' DVD sleeve is probably the best I've ever received - "Eff off and get an effing life, yours Malcolm F Tucker".
  13. Well done to SM for persuading Chris to come, I hope he enjoyed his first ever con and may be tempted back in future. Very sincere and welcoming in both photo and auto, I don't like to take up much of a big guest's time but told him I was an admirer of the late Peter Vaughan (they played father and son in 'Our Friends In The North' and Chris said how much Peter influenced him, particularly in the way he conducted himself. Nice touch.
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    The “Thank You” Thread

    I don't know if he'll ever receive this feedback but I would like to thank Nick the red shirt crew member (tall Welshman I think!) who helped me and others with a tricky situation in the Peter Capaldi queue this afternoon - a situation I think he stumbled on by accident, it wasn't part of his work detail. Some of us Peter DP holders had already been processed and had paid for additional items around 2pm when told that contrary to expectations, Peter would not be returning until around 4pm. This led to clashes for some of us (such as a Jason Momoa shoot, David Duchovny shoot, a later Sam Neill talk etc) but Nick's advice about which area to go to first etc was calm and correct and he helped us all out expertly and with great patience, when I was certainly a bit concerned that I would have to miss out on something I'd paid for. Thank you Nick. And also in my case thank you to those crewing the Momoa shoot for their understanding as well. I do hope that Peter Capaldi stayed on and finished all those Diamond Passes - he's certainly a diamond geezer!
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    Virtual Queues

    PS And by curious I mean that he's as interested in you as you are in him!