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  1. Probably just that there weren't any left? Give it a few days, you might find eBay is your friend ;-)
  2. I think any good photographer would bear in mind difference in height, and also outfit. Someone who's much taller would mean an unbalanced photo, so they'd swap to portrait. Someone with a great cosplay or a t-shirt logo or prop (which wouldn't be seen in landscape) would need portrait to show them off.
  3. Or just told your hand up vertically and make sure the photographer sees you gesture. Sign language often good in a noisy environment!
  4. They definitely did, I saw them selling them on Friday, but not Saturday or today.
  5. I was lucky Friday and Saturday, only a few guest photos, close together with gaps so I could sit and read. I suspect tomorrow (with more photos) will be busier. Go team us!
  6. Compared to the first few years I was going, LFCC now is lightyears better. More space to walk around the stalls (in the centre anyway, less so on the perimeters), good photo area communications, more signage, smoother running. There will always be overrunning and odd little niggles here and there, it's part of a big event - but thanks guys, it really has improved loads. *braces for the final day's early alarm - I CAN do this, I can do this...*
  7. Talking to a guy with a Fitbit in the Tim McInnerny queue this morning, got me wondering - most of us probably have something, whether Garmin, Fitbit, Apple watch, etc. Are you getting loads more steps with all the walking to the venue, round the stalls, between photo areas and up and down the stairs? (if you're a Fitbit person I bet you've got the stairs reward one of these days!). Friday was quieter for me - worked from home in the morning so just LFCCed in the afternoon, and got to 10,000 steps. Saturday was a full day, longer walk to the venue, more walking around t
  8. So you were there for one day only? With a load of things to do? Not being flexible to change times? And it was overcrowded, so the ticket number should be limited? Of course, limited for other people, not for you, because YOU need to be there of course I had 2 clashes and 1 photoshoot where I was told to come back to a later one (all on Friday). I was constantly running between 2 photo areas. I don't say, that it was easy... all I say is that it was not surprising, because I knew it in advance (Floor plans have been released on Monday, the photo time table even before that). I knew abou
  9. Being prepared by reading all the info is one thing. But plenty of people here have been going for years (myself included), so don't tell people that moaning about overcrowding is due to being unprepared. I knew it would be busy, so picked the quietest of the three days, made a printed schedule, got extra fivers out, you name it. Still ended up struggling to get around the venue because of the sheer volume of people. When you book photo tickets, you don't know the timing between them - SM themselves don't know at that point either. 5 minute gap between two people in the same area? Fine. 5 minu
  10. To be honest, I'd rather have one like the left hand one, a bit closer so I can see faces better. Just my personal view though, and we're equally entitled to them, neither's right or wrong!
  11. Maybe. It's only really James Masters at the moment, and bless him, he's cancelled the last few events - entirely justifiably, due to work, etc. (and I'm happy he's working - means more for me to watch him in!). I just want to get a bit closer to the event to make sure no other issues come up to prevent him coming.
  12. Didn't something like this happen at a previous SM event here? Can't remember when, as I didn't sign up for it.
  13. I will be attending with my sis and her boyfriend (he's a teacher so won't be able to get Friday off!) I think big guests will always do the Saturday anyway and I doubt many guests will just do Friday only. It's probably just as well I will only be attending 2 days as I don't think I have the physical stamina to cope with more than that! If you look at the signing days there were a few this year that only did Friday The event is open until 8pm, so time for a visit after work :) I finish work at 5pm in Nottingham! I guess people who live local could do that Ag
  14. Jason / team I know you are fans, and want this to be the biggest and best event in Europe. It's certainly getting that way for biggest, but the "best" label... It feels a little like you keep trying to grow before you've fixed things that didn't work before. It's like my physio overloading me with 20 exercises that I'll forget how to do - instead, she gave me 3 to perfect, and once I get those nailed, she'll add more until I reach the desired number. You KNOW how to grow... maybe stop the growth and concentrate on perfecting the quality, so your name is the watchword for quality. Wouldn't
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