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    LFCC 2018: Highs and Lows

    Highs Christopher Eccleston - I'll be honest, I was a bit nervous to meet Eccleston as he hadn't done conventions before. He was also my first Diamond pass that I had ever bought so I knew I'd spent a lot of money to get the opportunity of meeting him. He was so friendly and seemed to be having a good time interacting with the fans. I hope that as a result of LFCC 2018 he will attend more conventions in the future. Matt Smith - I never thought that I would be able to meet the likes of Matt Smith in the UK. He seems to do a lot of conventions in America so I thought I would have to travel to get the opportunity but Showmasters delivered! I purchased my second Diamond pass ever in order to meet him and it was well worth it. Such a genuinely nice guy to meet and full of energy. David Tennant - It is because of David Tennant that I had both the best and the most stressful part of the convention. I was sat in a cafe in Central London when he was announced and I couldn't believe my eyes. As much as I love a lot of the Doctors, David Tennant is my Doctor. With a very low battery on my phone and the website crashing it was very stressful but I managed to get my third Diamond pass (before this year's LFCC I had never had a Diamond pass before and I ended up with three!). Meeting David Tennant has to be the best moment I have ever had at a convention. They always say never meet your heroes but he was everything I hoped for and more. It's also worth saying that although getting the pass on the website had its problems, meeting David on the day wasn't stressful in the slightest thanks to the organisation and the crew that were with him. Steven Moffat - For such an important part of Doctor Who production, he was a thrill to meet and such a reasonable price. It was nice that someone who I expected to pay much more for an autograph from was more accessible. Other convention goers - When I came to my first LFCC in 2014, I was very shy and didn't really speak to anyone. A mixture of getting older and becoming more used to the convention environment allowed me to speak to some amazing fans of Doctor Who, including the guy who has every living Doctor's signature tattooed on his arm from the Graham Norton show in 2013! Olympia - The building and layout is perfect for the convention. The natural light is really appreciated and in the heat over the weekend, I thought it managed really well. Lows Diamond Pass Chain - I hadn't had a Diamond pass before this year so I didn't really know what to expect regarding the quality of the passes themselves. I loved the plastic card with the photographs of the stars on but the chain that came with them kept coming apart during the convention which I found quite worrying. I didn't want to lose something that I had spent so much money on! I ended up buying a lanyard from a stall to keep them secure around my neck. Something that I had thought of that Showmasters could improve on is making the Diamond pass cards debit/credit card sized. This would mean that they could be kept in a wallet or purse during the convention (and afterwards if people wanted to!) but they would also save on plastic. Given the amount of passes I saw around people's necks over the weekend, I bet a lot of plastic would be saved! The Number of Diamond Passes - As I have said, this was the first year that I have bought Diamond passes and I was surprised at how many were sold per guest. I know that Showmasters has to make a profit to keep doing these conventions for us but I was a bit worried that I wasn't going to get the autographs I had been guaranteed on purchase. Although Matt Smith was great to meet, it did feel very rushed, especially as I had spent so much money on meeting him. Similarly, there was talk in the queue for Christopher Eccleston that he might not get through all his diamond passes and we may get a refund. Thankfully this didn't happen but the thought of it was both sad and stressful. Steven Moffat's Queue - I must stress that the crew managing Moffat's queue were really kind and helpful but I think he could have done with being put in a different place. I could tell by the reaction of his announcement that he was going to be popular so I think it would have been better if he was placed alongside Matt Smith against the back wall like Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford. This would have given the crew much more space to manage the queue. The Number of Doctor Who Guests - I only really attend conventions for Doctor Who guests (with the odd Star Wars and Harry Potter guest thrown in). I worry that because there was so many Doctor Who guests this year that there might not be as many in the next few years. I know that getting 8 Doctors at one convention won't happen again for a long time (if ever!) but I hope that this year being such as amazing convention for Doctor Who fans will not mean that Doctor Who is given a back seat for a while. Overall though, thank you to Showmasters for an amazing convention!
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    Who are you meeting!?

    This year I’m hoping to meet: Christopher Eccleston (Diamond Pass) Matt Smith (Diamond Pass) Peter Capaldi Steven Moffat Arthur Darvill Bonnie Langford Ingrid Oliver
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    LFCC 2018 Schedule - UPDATED 26/7

    Hi guys, I wondered if someone could advise me on my photoshoots for Sunday. I have: Matt Smith - Diamond Pass Christopher Eccleston - Diamond Pass Arthur Darvill - Batch 3 They are all quite close together in the morning so I just wondered if someone could advise what order to do them. I know that I might end up doing Arthur Darvill's photos in the afternoon with my Batch 3 but I'm working on the assumption that I could do the morning shoot so I'm fully prepared!
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    LATEST GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - MATT SMITH

    This is honestly a dream come true. I thought I would have to go to America to meet the likes of Matt Smith but Showmasters have brought him to London. My weekend was already shaping up to be brilliant but now it is out of this world. I am still in shock about this announcement!
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    LATEST GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - MATT SMITH

    I can't believe it! But I can't find his diamond pass in the store!
  6. Arthur Darrell is such a great announcement! I haven't met him before but I can't wait. I'm pleased that LFCC is catering for the new Who era of Doctor Who
  7. I'm really pleased that Michelle has been announced for Sheffield. I haven't met her before so it will be great to get her autograph and a photo with her
  8. I am planning to meet her at LFCC but I probably won't be able to resist meeting her again at Sheffield! I already have a few things I'd liked signed by her. The Unit series that Big Finish makes is some of their best work in my opinion so I'd like to get one of the box sets signed
  9. This is a great guest at such a reasonable price! I've met Ingrid before but never got the chance to get her autograph. I'm looking forward to getting a couple of things signed
  10. Well, I caved! After thinking about it for the last few days I've given in and bought my first ever diamond pass! I wasn't planning on attending LFCC 2018 but this swung it for me. I never even considered the possibility of meeting Christopher Eccleston. I'm so happy!
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    Guest Suggestions

    Doctor Who: David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Matt Smith, Jodie Whittaker, Pearl Mackie Comedies: Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Matt LeBlanc, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules Star Wars: Mark Hamill, Warwick Davies, Harrison Ford Anyone of the cast of Stranger Things
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    Autograph in 2017

    I've had quite a good year meeting people at various conventions. I've attended three in total including LFCC and Sheffield Film & Comic Con. I've met: Katy Manning, Richard Franklin, John Levene, Matt Lucas, James & Oliver Phelps, Zoe Wanamaker, Lalla Ward, Peter Mathew, Jeremy Bulloch, David Morrissey, Sean Biggerstaff, Kai Owen and Wendy Padbury. This is the first year I've ventured outside of just Doctor Who autographs and I'm so pleased I did, the guests of Star Wars and Harry Potter were great to meet. Meeting the legends of Doctor Who though were as brilliant as always!
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    Fave moment of the convention?

    LFCC 2017 has certainly been a highlight of my year so far. I have a couple of highlights that I would like to share: 1. Matt Lucas was amazing! He's one of those people that I can't remember not knowing. He's just part of British culture and it was a pleasure to meet him. The price for his autograph was well worth it. I've paid more money for celebrities but the experience hasn't been half as good. He was happy to do selfies and chat for a few minutes about Nardole. I really got the feeling that he wasn't just there to make money, he put lots of effort in engaging with all fans. The crew member looking after his queue also added to my experience, particularly after being messed about by the sales desk trying to buy a photo with Matt. 2. James & Oliver Phelps were a pleasure to meet. Another guest announcement who put so much effort into engaging with fans. I've never met two guests at the same time like this and I thought it was great. I hope that the guest list is as good next year. There was so much variety in it that allowed me to meet people I had never dreamed of!
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    OFFICIAL 'INTRODUCE YOURSELF' THREAD!

    Hi, I've been a visitor of the forum for a few years now but I only started posting this week so I thought I'd introduce myself! I'm a big fan of Doctor Who and have attended many conventions to meet many people from the programme. I also love all audio dramas produced by Big Finish, as many fans will know their content is amazing! I'm also a fan of other films and TV programmes including Star Wars, the Big Bang Theory, Coronation Street and Sherlock. As you can see my tastes are quite varied! I really enjoy the opportunities that conventions provide for us fans and the atmosphere whilst we're their. I'm hoping to attend many more conventions in the years to come!
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