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About MikeDonovan

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  1. I appreciate the amazing wishful thinking on the part of some folks, but consider this: Do you think enough people would come to make the event worthwhile? Do you think the event would get insured? What would be the optics of such an event going forward, even if it were permitted? And most importantly: How many of the guests do you seriously think would fly over for this event? I can understand, for a lot of reasons, why SM haven't posted an update. But honestly, I don't think anyone's in any doubt about what's going to happen here. If I were you I'd call the ho
  2. To be clear, I do not speak for anyone at Showmasters, I have no inside information, and this is purely my own educated opinion. With that out of the way, I think that the chances of this going ahead, at this point, are very slim. I'm not saying zero, but I would absolutely shocked if it does. If I were you, I would not be booking any travel or hotels.
  3. Seems clear that there is no way this event is going ahead. There's just no way it's going to happen. Shame, because it would be the first time I've been back in a long while.
  4. This is precisely correct. I'd suggest SM are in a difficult position here, as is any other company who runs an event in the near future.
  5. Good work guys. I might come along to this one, assuming it goes ahead. Would be nice to meet Meat Loaf again, and I might bring an E.T. one sheet.
  6. I had already met them before, some time ago :) However, I have to say, Catherine Mary Stuart still looks just about fine to me at 60!
  7. I got there in the end - was very pleased to meet him, because Last Starfighter was an extremely important film to me as a kid. It was worth the wait. So first of all, yes of course he's on a VQ system - when I said there was a long wait, I didn't mean standing in a queue! Showmasters are generally very good at organization, and this is no exception. Secondly, I think the reason why the wait is so long is twofold. First, he spends in general a fair time with each person, talking, and connecting. And that's a good thing. But second, he's rather more popular than I think SM anticipate
  8. He's the only reason why I'm here, and it's four hours waiting time so far - and it's Friday. God knows what it will be like tomorrow. I haven't been here for quite a few years, but it's clear to me this event is now almost pointless without Diamond / Gold passes. I didn't buy one because I never expected to have to wait 4 or 5 hours to meet Nick Castle - next time, I'll know better :) In the meantime, I've essentially had to write off the entire day - but he will sign my Last Starfighter poster if it kills me.
  9. So I guess this is what it would take for me to come back! I shall be there. For those asking about Bat Out Of Hell, I'd be extremely, extremely surprised if he refused to sign it. I'll be bringing vinyls of BOOH and BOOH II, along with a vinyl of Rocky Horror. However, just like someone like Patrick Stewart, if you brought him someone else, I think he'd be really interested to see it. BOOH and BOOH II are without question the pinaccles of his career, but I've occasionally enjoyed some of his other work - Hang Cool Teddy Bear wasn't bad, for example.
  10. Blimey... I met her too, but didn't who she was. Have just finished a quick googling session. Thanks for the heads up :)
  11. Fortunately I had already met her at a previous con. Lance Guest signed my Last Starfighter one sheet today, over the moon with it. Now just get Nick Castle - PLEASE!
  12. In the old world, I would have agreed with you. I've been going to these shows almost as long as the inestimable Count, and I've never seen a problem on the door... until this year. Getting told to sod off with two kids in tow was not a great experience!
  13. For one reason or another, I've left it too late to buy in advance it seems. Is there genuinely any point in turning up on the door? Last LFACC I was turned away on the Saturday, and couldn't even buy a ticket for the Sunday. So, realistically, is there any point to turning up to this - or should I just chalk it up to experience, and not come back again unless I buy a gold pass?
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