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  1. bazza96

    Guidelines and Rules

    Thanks very much!
  2. bazza96

    Guidelines and Rules

    Apologies for the year long bump on this thread. I think I might be being a moron but I can't seem to the find the "Signature" tab under Edit My Profile. Has this feature been removed? (Having only been to 2018 and 2019 LFCC's my list is in it's infancy but it would be nice to put who I have met so far on.) Thank you!
  3. Wow, before I knew it I'd read the whole thing. Really enjoyed your Wround Up. Last year's was my first con ever, and I enjoyed this year just as much (especially with that experience of how things work with VQ's, photoshoots etc.) I've become a lot more active on this forum and have really enjoyed the family and community feel of LFCC. All of us sharing our individual stories and experiences from the weekend. Can't wait for 2020! For the record, I couldn't agree more with what you said about the lady in charge of Ian McDiarmid's queue. I already wrote a piece on her on the crew appreciation thread but again I have to say she was fantastic. She was walking up and down that line, in that heat, for 7+ hours. Still smiling, still being positive and being optimistic for those who arrived late and got lower VQ's. I thanked her personally on the day after I got Ian's photo but I just wish I got her name. Hopefully she's there next year, she's a wonderful crew member.
  4. bazza96

    Things to keep in mind

    Would definitely echo the "try to get autographs on quieter days" advice. Friday is generally the quietest so if you have guests you want an autograph from and they are attending on the Friday then it's definitely worth going on that day to get it. You'll have a much higher chance of meeting them on a Friday. This year I had a few guests I wanted to meet on the Saturday and with two being very popular (Billy Dee Williams and Ian McDiarmid) , I thought it best to split them over the two days to increase my chances of getting both their autographs. With Billy Dee being there on the Friday it was a no brainer. I went on the Friday purely for that, got his auto and then left after a few hours. I then attended Saturday and stayed there for the whole day and got the other guests I wanted. It all worked out perfectly. So again, the best bit of advice I would give is to attend at least the Friday or the Sunday in addition to the Saturday (I say in addition to Saturday because a lot of guests will only appear on the Saturday). Spreading your guest autos/photos out makes the weekend a lot less chaotic, not to mention greatly increasing your chances of getting everything you wish for from the event.
  5. bazza96

    General Chat

    Perhaps if I told some of my friends they'd say "ah yeah, that's cool" but the minute I tell them the price they'd think I'm crazy. But for me, it's all completely worth it. The things I buy and memories I have at LFCC are priceless, really can't put a price on it in my opinion
  6. bazza96

    General Chat

    This what I love about LFCC. This year was only my second one after 2018 but the sense of community and togetherness I've felt has been amazing. I don't tell any of my mates what I got signed/who I got photos with/what I bought from the stalls because they simply won't appreciate it or understand it. As you said, they're for me and that's all that matters.
  7. bazza96

    Crew Appreciation

    *Emperor Palpatine voice* "Good, let the smile flow through you" is needed for the lovely lady in charge of Ian McDiarmid's queue. I did personally thank her after I got the autograph but I think she deserves praise on this forum. Ian's queue was a nightmare to be honest, though through no fault of Ian's it must be said. There were SO MANY Diamond pass guests in the morning, in addition to a photoshoot and then a private signing that it looked like VQ holders might not get a look in till very very late. Unlike a lot of others, I understood that there was nothing more she could do and she was genuinely trying her best to get as many people an autograph as she could. Some were losing their temper with her which was completely unfair. First batch of VQ's opened around 3pm, and a lot us had been waiting around for 6 hours at this point, including her. And yet, she still had a bounce in her step, smiling and making it a lot more enjoyable than it would have been with a crew member who might have mentally given up. She was, to put it simply, fantastic. And of course, once I got to the front and met the legend that is Ian McDiarmid, the queuing was completely worth it, as it always is. Polite, friendly and a joy to meet.
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    Guest Experiences From The Weekend

    Ian McDiarmid, despite the wait time, was completely worth it and now I am the proud owner of THE Emperor's autograph! Such a polite man, always smiling. Signed two photos, one for me and one I got as a birthday present for my brother. Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas were an absolute pleasure to talk to today when getting their autographs, they gave up so much extra time for us fans. Joe especially giving interesting anecdotes and just simply chatting about a few topics was brilliant, he really went the extra mile! So humble, polite and modest from both of them, it really was heart warming. Billy Dee Williams on Friday was great too. He didn't talk too much but I didn't mind because it meant he got through lots of people. He still had his signature smile and wished me a great rest of the day. Bob Gale was a delight too. Honoured to meet the mastermind behind Back To The Future. Really enjoyed myself and arriving at 7.30am was totally worth it to get that low(ish) VQ for Ian McDiarmid!! Roll on next year eh!
  9. bazza96

    Day Two

    Thinking about it I think it was more 3.30pm. Massive thanks to the lady controlling that queue, she kept smiling all day despite the heat and people getting annoyed at her when there was nothing more she could do.
  10. bazza96

    Day Two

    I met him around 4.30pm if memory serves me right. VQ's had to wait till about 3pm till we were allowed to queue. My VQ number was 97. I don't think he was a particularly slow signer, it was just the fact that he had so many diamond passes and had a photoshoot in the middle of it in the morning as well as then a private signing early afternoon. Once VQ line was opened though it went much much quicker and 25 number batches were called out every half an hour or so. I'd agree with you too, last year I was there till about 6pm and just managed to get to my Sam Neill photoshoot in time after queuing up for and getting Lance Henriksen's auto late afternoon. I also feel this year the layout of the signing zone was a lot better too. Despite the queues being long, there was much more space to walk between desks.
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    Day Two

    Had a fantastic day today. Really only set out to get 3 autographs (in addition to Billy Dee Williams's from Friday) and I got everything I came for. Ian McDiarmid, despite the wait time, was completely worth it and now I am the proud owner of an Emperor's autograph! Such a polite man, always smiling Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas were an absolute pleasure to talk to today when getting their autographs, they gave up so much extra time for us fans today. Joe especially giving interesting anecdotes and just simply chatting about a few topics was brilliant, he really went the extra mile! So humble, polite and modest from both of them, it really was heart warming. And of course I naturally spent a fair bit in the comic zone and artist alley. Really enjoyed myself and arriving at 7.30am was totally worth it to get that low VQ for Ian McDiarmid!! Roll on next year eh!
  12. bazza96

    General Chat

    I'll be coming back to the UK after a holiday today, I'm dreading to think how the hot the passport control will be, all us people queued up in close proximity, I'll be sweating more than when I'm queuing up all nervous to meet a celebrity! Quick question, was there any more on the Legendary 3 Guests that Jason suggested LFCC would get this year. It's all gone a bit quiet so I guess it never got across the line? Unless ofc Charlie and Martin were two and the 3rd never signed on. Just trying to make sure my budget is being spent in the best places this weekend. Many thanks if anyone has in any info!
  13. bazza96

    General Chat

    Thanks for concise info, much appreciated. Looking forward to the weekend!
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    General Chat

    Interesting to read about speed of signers, it was an issue with one or two last year. I'm going on Friday purely to get Billy Dee pretty much and enjoy the stalls, which then leaves Saturday a bit less hectic to make sure I get my other autos although I know I'll still be sprinting between queues I know that for sure! I remember getting to Olympia quite early last year but I can't remember what time it was. What time do you guys recommend getting there on the Friday and Sat to get as low VQ's as possible? I live in London so getting there shouldn't be too much of an issue, it's waking up in the first that's usually the issue for me!
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    Queuing in the morning

    I remember exactly that from last year. Annoying when people don't have manners. We're all there for the same thing, why queue jump?! Makes me angry. A question, last 2018 was my first LFCC and for the life of me I can't remember what time I arrived at the gate but it was just in time that they let us queue in the zig zag then everyone coming behind us had to wait outside. What time should I aim to get there on the Saturday for example to be one of the first batches in?
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