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  1. I was very impressed with Val Kilmer. He said so much through his mannerisms to convey his happiness to be at the show and meet people. He signed whatever people wanted; pen colour, character name, quote, personalisation. Truly an exceptional guest. I was very, very impressed with his attitude and the time he took with fans.
  2. Get Landis, Baker, Dunne & Agutter and you'd have one hell of a show. I really regret not getting Landis when he was last over. He was massive guest.
  3. How about David Jason & Nicholas Lyndhurst???
  4. I met him to get an autograph for a friend. He was very pleasant. Was smiling. Chatted for a moment. I thought he was a nice fellow. Hopefully he'll be back for the Dr. Who fans.
  5. Highs Showmasters. The event in general. It's great to have an event like this in the UK. Showmasters do a wonderful job and just because of the behemoth it now is there are going to be people with small to major criticisms. But a tip of the hat to Jason and the team for putting these on for us. The Venue. Great being able to walk about the stalls so easily downstairs and upstairs (even though there was no air con) was fine. Ray Park. Seems a real genuine chap. Takes time with fans. Perhaps some might say too much time but his interactions with the fans are what this hobby is all about. If you have a kid that loves Star Wars and Darth Maul then meeting Ray will be such an experience. I really think he is such a great guest to have at these shows and I hope that Jason tries to get Ray to be a regular guest in the way that Kenny Baker, Dave Prowse and Jeremy Bulloch were. Tom Welling. Another nice chap. He was getting through quite a lot of people quite quickly. But my friend and I met him a few times over the course of the weekend and it never felt like a production line. He spent much less time with people generally than Ray Park did but was so pleasant and I thought he was a good guest to have. Matt Wood. What a guy. Really nice chatting with him. Peter Weller charged £5 extra for quotes. Look I know this hobby is now expensive. It is too expensive. But, when faced with not having the option of 'character name, quote, personalisation' or whatever else I'd rather have the option to pay a small additional fee for a quote. I believe this was perhaps going directly to the back pocket of Dr. Weller but it might be something Showmasters should consider for those guests that don't do these things. Beckett Authentication Services. Those guys rock. The Red & Blue shirts. Generally everyone I spoke with I thought was helpful. Trying their best and had a smile on their face. Only two Blue Shirt staff members I thought were quite rude; one to me and one to another gentleman just looking for some assistance. Lows The poor guy standing with a sandwich board sign saying "No Photos" up at the main line at the back were the guests are signing. Some of these guests need to catch a grip, stick them all in closed pens if they can't stand someone taking a photograph of them from 30 feet away. Don't have some poor guy stood there with a sandwich board saying "No Photos" There was a few hand written signs put up on Daniel Gillies autograph area either on the Saturday or the Sunday. The sign basically said "No Hugs, No Photos, No breathing on him, No farting near him, etc AUTOGRAPH ONLY". His agent or manager should have said to take those down. It doesn't look good for him. If he's got some sort of problem with teenage fan girls then he should be dealing with it some other way. Embarrassing. David Duchovny who I got an autograph from. Very much a production line. Trying to flog his new books (which is fine)...but then is he seriously suggesting that he would then charge you £85 to sign the damn book? I was trying to work that out. Anyway, long story short it wasn't a nice experience. The 'Blue Shirt' lady was to the point of being rude. I didn't really think much of David either to be frank. The complete balls up with having no VT's ready the Saturday morning for Sam Neill. This cannot happen. You've got to have those VT's ready at 9am sharp. There was a monster queue and folk then were left screwed for other guests that they wanted to get. No Photographs. I don't mind 'no posed photographs' at the table but I do get irked with 'no photos' at all as it is nice to get a snap of the guest signing the item. Generally for the big guests there are crappy looking A4 sheets with 'No Photographs' stuck up and I presume the reason varies for each guest whether the guest is making that call or Showmasters. Last minute cancellations. There's no real point in leaving this as a critique because there is nothing that can be done when guests drop out at the last minute for health or filming reasons. I'm sure it ticks Showmasters off as much as us. I'm sure there were other highs & lows but I can't think of them at the moment and this post is long enough lol.
  6. To be fair to Peter he was writing decent quotes for people that wanted them for only £5 extra. It doesn't take that much time and for £5 I think it is a great option. Autographs are extremely expensive nowadays but he was a reasonable price and it was great to be able to get quotes. I genuinely think it would have put some people off getting him if they couldn't have quotes. So I would be very up for small additional charging from guests for quotes rather than not having the option. Case in point; I was asked if I wanted it personalised when I was getting David Duchovny and I said "No thank you...but if you could add 'Mulder' that would be wonderful". The 'Blue Shirt' lady was a little sharp if I'm honest, almost to the point of being rude, and I don't like saying that as the staff/volunteers do a great job. But it was a rather production line experience which I really didn't think much of. Anyway, the 'Blue Shirt' lady sort of sharply said "no character names" and I went to respond (as you would) "oh Okay, thank you I wasn't aware.." just trying to be polite but I got cut off somewhere mid sentence. I don't think I'll be queuing up for Mr. Duchovny again.
  7. I really hope James Caan is busy because this is exactly the type of guest I'd love to see at LFCC shows. One that is a legend, with an outstanding career and the announcement from Showmasters almost came out of nowhere.
  8. Really nice to see Dave back. Be great to see a few more folks from the original trilogy.
  9. Some old Blade Runner guests like William Sanderson or Daryl Hannah.
  10. We had John Cleese and I'd love to see him again. However what about David Jason & Nicholas Lyndhurst?
  11. I just want to say what a treat having Tom Wilson over and I hope Showmasters have him back again. He was lovely. Had time for a quick chat and was just so pleasant. He signed quotes for those who asked and was just so great. You could have Tom Wilson and Christopher Lloyd back every year and I don't think anyone would complain.
  12. Would love to see some more BTTF guests over such as JJ Cohen
  13. Does anyone know if Peter is starring in the Last Jedi at all or was he only on set as a consultant?
  14. In all honesty even if they were not to get any further actors from BTTF then Lloyd & Wilson alone are MAJOR draws. You're talking about two of the three main players in the trilogy. Getting Wilson over is a massive deal for Showmasters and I am so pleased. That being said I'd love to see Elisabeth Shue, JJ Cohen, Billy Zane and others. The more BTTF guests the better.
  15. Not liking the look of this new forum. There used to be in the top right hand corner of my screen the five most recent topics. This was great as I could easily see what new stuff was going on. Is this now gone?
  16. If I was a betting man, which I'm not as the wife already thinks I am "throwing my money away on all this autograph s___!", I would bet Selma Blair.
  17. James Hong. He does conventions in the USA and I'd love to see him attend one here. Drew Struzan. He is about to attend a convention in the USA and how amazing would it be to have the greatest poster artist ever attend LFCC. Daryl Hannah. William Sanderson. (Bit of a Blade Runner theme)
  18. These WD stars are serious money. Far too much for me personally.
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