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Zagreus last won the day on September 18 2014

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  1. LFCC Winter is now being uploaded to the store, so once again Autographica has been forgotten about. Seriously, what does SM have against Autographica attendees???
  2. With 11 days left till the show, it's looking like the Time Bandits reunion / photo-shoot isn't going to happen. I wouldn't have thought bringing Kenny Baker to a show and arranging a photo with Mike and Malcolm would have been so hard to arrange.
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    Does anyone else have issues with the silver Sharpies? I bought a single silver pen from WH Smiths and it dried up after only a few uses. I then bought a couple of triple packs from ebay (gold/silver/bronze) and the silver in both packs dried up after just a couple of uses. I bought a third triple pack, and opened it the night before Comic Con, but the following day it was dried up. Not used once, opened less than 24 hours earlier. Now, I should point out that I keep all the sharpies together and the gold and bronze are absolutely fine and I'm still using the ones from the first pack I bought. I don't keep them anywhere they would dry out especially fast. Is this a known issue? Showmasters never seem to have this issue with their pens, and having a brand new pen be useless is just crazy. I emailed Sharpie customer service asking whether this was a known problem, but they were no help at all and just said "if you have a problem with one of our items, take it up with the seller you got it from." I wasn't asking for a refund, just whether this was known to them and if silver pens need to be cared for differently, but they seemed to take this defensive attitude in their reply. So that's four silver sharpies bought and probably less than ten autographs in total by them, so I've given up using them. As was said earlier, when you're getting your own item signed, you need to know it's going to do the job. Plus the embarassment of it failing with a celebrity is not something you want to have happen over and over.
  4. Since the other topics have been locked, and if I made a guest suggestion thread it would probably be moved to the general guest suggestion page, I thought I'd post this here. Who would people personally like to see at this specific show? I've already said that Tommy Atkins or any of the Halloween cast would be a good tie-in to Halloween night. I'd also love any other John Carpenter horror guests for the same reason. The Fog, Prince of Darkness, The Thing. Never thought I'd say this given his regularity, but I hope Kenny Baker comes and we get the Time Bandits trio shoot. That would be so incredibly unique. Would be great to see Dermot Crowley return and perhaps put on a joint General Madine / Mon Mothma photo-shoot on the Sunday? Oh and anyone from Gotham or The Strain would be good, since those have just launched in the UK. Is there anyone else you think would be good for this specific show?
  5. To tie in to Halloween, I'd have loved to see some guests from Halloween or The Fog. Tommy Atkins from The Fog, and Halloween 3: Season of the Witch would be a great return guest, and so would any of the babysitters from Halloween!
  6. Can I also make a request for the last Autographica show to be uploaded next and given priority over LFCC Winter and Collectormania Belfast. It seems that it was forgotten about and DSTL3 was uploaded instead. Perhaps a genuine oversight, but with Autographica so badly represented in the online store already, forgetting to even put up the latest shows feels like the ultimate insult to we Autographica attendees.
  7. You would have loved the show when it was back in the mall. It was never too cold, never too hot, just a nice normal temperature. There were plenty of benches to sit down on, and if you stayed in a local hotel you could nip back and forth within minutes. Handy if you needed to pick something up, drop something off, or just relax in your spare time. There were plenty of places to eat too, and while waiting for your virtual ticket number to be called, you could have a wander around the shops. The only downside was the congestion caused by Saurday shoppers stopping to see what was going on. There was very little room to get by and it felt very cramped. Having said that, it was usually just Saturday that was bad, and Friday, Sunday and Monday were usually fine.
  8. I wouldn't worry. I think cosplay has become more of a reason for people to attend in recent years, so it's completely separate from the meeting celebrities aspect. There may not be many from the forum coming for the guests but I think you will still have the usual people coming dressed up.
  9. Faerie Tanith, are you still going in your costume? I have a feeling the show will be quiet but there's always plenty of folk dressed up, so I hope you don't let the quietness put you off.
  10. Can I also say, I am a big Star Wars fan and even enjoy meeting some of the lesser actors who played well-known aliens, but even for me there is nothing here. I met Caroline Blakiston in 2004 for an autograph but didn't get a photo, so would happily attend this show if she did a photo-shoot...but she isn't. Mike Edmonds isn't doing a shoot either. The 6 unnamed and uncredited extras are of no interest to me, and neither is an AT-AT driver. I know we keep saying "Star Wars fans will be happy" but I think you'd have to be a pretty hardcore completist to want to meet these Star Wars guests. (Again, no offence to those actors, but they know themselves they were uncredited in any of the movies) Also, I mentioned how I would love a Caroline Blakiston photo-shoot and desperately want Kenny Baker to attend and for a Time Bandits reunion photo to be done with Malcolm and Mike, but this is something else that has not been aknowledged by Showmasters. Fair enough, there may be reasons they are not happening or they may be still to come, but it would be nice if the suggestions were at least aknowleged. No point in arranging them at the eleventh hour when potential attendees have made their choice not to attend.
  11. It has nothing to do with being spoiled, expecting the same amount of guests as LFCC Summer, different people having different preferences in guests, or moaning for the sake of moaning. If you look back over the past Milton Keynes shows you will see the type of guests has always been varied, with something for most folk. That was the reason I attended my first show in 2004; it had stars of Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Lord of the Rings, Stargate, James Bond, Superman, The A-Team, all together in one show. In the decade following, each show replicated and expanded upon that formula. Can you honestly say, looking back at all the previous line-ups for Milton Keynes, that this is a show to be excited about?
  12. I will be in the area anyway due to attending a couple of other shows on Friday and Saturday, so if anyone amazing is announced at the last minute (for Sunday anyway) I will be able to attend. However, as it is, there's no real reason for me to attend. First time since 2004 I've not had a reason to go. I am interested in re-meeting Caroline Blakiston as I didn't get a photo back in 2004, but she's not doing a photo shoot. Also interested in a potential photo with the 3 living Time Bandits but so far that's not happening either. They're not even doing solo shoots.
  13. That's what I meant TerraHawk; they are the guests that are easy to get hold of, and so it will look good if they announce 20 guests in one go because it's a huge amount of guests. But the quality of the guests... Again, no disrespect to those actors as they are nice people and a pleasure to meet, but they are supporting actors and not stars of movies of TV. I'm a Star Wars fan myself, and did meet Quentin at one of his appearances, but they don't need to keep bringing the smaller guests over and over again in the space of just a few months. And obviously it's great to have Dave, Kenny and Jeremy at so many shows as they are regulars, but you don't need every supporting actor to become a regular.
  14. I wouldn't say it's a case of being annoying on purpose, just that they do often get in the way. But I agree with what you say about people doing it because they want to do it and have fun. The original poster made it sound like cosplayers deserve a discount because they are only there to provide an entertainment service, which isn't true. If you're treating is as an alternative "job" then you're taking it way too seriously.
  15. Think this will be the first show in about a decade that I will not need to buy anything for. No entrance tickets to buy and the only guests I'd like photo-shoots with are Caroline Blakiston (who isn't doing a photo-shoot) and the 3 "Time Bandits" (so far there is only 2 announced and no group photo yet).
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