He didn't cancel his radio show, he presented his Funk and Soul show as usual, and even mentioned that he would probably not be able to make it to the con.
I enjoyed the weekend and can't really fault it in any way, but a few recommendations;
As said previously, the drinks reception was very hot and busy. I gave up after a while and went back to my room. With the exception of Lockdown, all the ones I've been to were like that, so perhaps a bigger room would help.
I've always thought it would be great if con attendees could get a free auto or photo session from a cancelled guest at a future appearance. Like, if Chris Barrie went to LFCC and Better Than Life attendees could show their booklet or something to get the auto they would have had he not cancelled. It would stop a lot of the frustration that occurs when the (inevitable) cancellations are announced.
The main thing I am desperate for is for no more cons in Bedford. Please! The transport issue almost put me off going to this. I did think it was a one-off though and that Massive Events are now using Northampton again, but my heart sank when they said onstage that next year's con was going to be there again. No trains running on Sunday? An hour from Bletchley to Bedford? Make it in Northampton or somewhere even easier to get to (Milton Keynes even?) and I will be there.
I know what you mean about the trains - I live in Northamptonshire and it was a nightmare on sunday, I had to take a train to Milton Keynes, then a bus all the way to Luton, then train to Bedford. I didn't arrive till 11 am!