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  1. OOOO, will have a look for them cheers!, Do you know how much and what stall :-) I don't know how much, but considering they probably just scanned an original and printed by the dozen, easy money for them whatever. It was downstairs from the signing area, I'd say go back down those stairs and keep walking about 2/3 of the hall as I think the isle was pretty much parallel with the stairs, but I'm not 100% sure, There may have been suicide squad banners above. I saw a framed one first, then a huge loose pile on the table. If only the stalls had numbers, like trade shows and official events, be so much easier to tell you!
  2. The Rogue One Poster - from the event Showmasters were supporting earlier in the month - was also on sale at a stall, they had loads.
  3. Yeah, it's not even his first LFCC, he'll be busy, but not impossibly busy.
  4. I've got younger peoples autographs from Doctor Who. Not paid for them individually though. Some of the baby Judiths' from The Walking Dead have done photo sessions in the States!
  5. It certainly makes it a whole lot easier. Put it this way, if there's two I want on the Saturday, and two I want on the Sunday equally as much, I'm more likely to miss both days and the event completely - than just do one of them. A second day automatically adds £60 to my expenses, I'm not going to spend £60 to have the chance to spend £20 on autos.
  6. That's the main reason I've gone for the past 10 years. I didn't book till some were announced.
  7. It's a matte painting. He'd be in the black space, with the other live extras
  8. Anita Dobson did an LFCC. (might have been the same one as John Altman) Leslie had at least been in Doctor Who (as have a number of EastEnders past and present) and did several signings and conventions as result. Anita had only done an audio story.
  9. We've been through this a couple of times, though we do have reached a new low with idiots tweeting the guest directly. We get this discussion after pretty much every "big guest announcement" thread in fact. But SM like the way the announcement threads are done and unless they see really big issues now I doubt this will be changed. Certainly a new low most would consider unacceptable, but unless you are going to ban such fans (after a final warning) then the unacceptable is being accepted. As you say SM like doing it the way they do - I believe Jason as said its like a Christmas present, where you get the build up to a surprise , why spoil it? But kids do throw almighty tantrums if they don't get the present they want too. The other saying is its all fun and games until someone gets hurt. If guest relations are getting hurt maybe it is time to reconsider the game. Personally, I don't play the game any more. Announcement at 7pm? I looked at 8pm. I refer you the part where you say kids throw almighty tantrums.... in my opinion that one sentence defeats your own point. We arent kids, im pretty sure the people acting like idiots on twitter, forums, etc are mostly not kids - you cannot in anyway justify their actions or sympathise with these adults by saying its a normal reaction for kids! its bad enough how much we molly coddle people in this country anyway, at no point should we have to change our way of doing things just because of some idiots out there who mentally never outgrew puberty. I was going to say people rather than kids - adults can throw tantrums too and it can be very funny! - but certainly in my family the adults aren't teased about surprises and led to expect something that's never a realistic possibility. Surprises come without any pre-warning so no room for disappointment. I suppose it could as much a frustration that they can't air their disappointment here. They can't (or rather will see it deleted) since if they were allowed then the guest/agent only might see it. But taking it direct to the actor on twitter overrides that moderation the actor will see it, and well as a wider audience. So perhaps its the opposite of 'if you wanted to be treated like an adult behave like an adult'. Treat your customers like kids it only takes one to behave like one
  10. We've been through this a couple of times, though we do have reached a new low with idiots tweeting the guest directly. We get this discussion after pretty much every "big guest announcement" thread in fact. But SM like the way the announcement threads are done and unless they see really big issues now I doubt this will be changed. Certainly a new low most would consider unacceptable, but unless you are going to ban such fans (after a final warning) then the unacceptable is being accepted. As you say SM like doing it the way they do - I believe Jason as said its like a Christmas present, where you get the build up to a surprise , why spoil it? But kids do throw almighty tantrums if they don't get the present they want too. The other saying is its all fun and games until someone gets hurt. If guest relations are getting hurt maybe it is time to reconsider the game. Personally, I don't play the game any more. Announcement at 7pm? I looked at 8pm.
  11. . However you could argue the case it would be better for the actors if their autograph prices were lowered by £5 for the last two hours on a quieter Sunday, rather than have them twiddle their thumbs till home time. Then I would go and get my autographs on the last 2 hours on Sunday if they where cheaper and I don't think I would be alone in doing that ! Just think of the money I would be saving ! It rather defeats the object as the last 2 hours of Sunday would get Mega Busy ! It will never happen at a Showmasters event, but it's not unheard of at other shows where guests are directly in charge of their tables. Some will cut a deal towards the end of the day, they have nothing to loose. Most people would just like to get in and out as quickly as possible, rather than chance it.
  12. The thing is though the programmes have a very limited shelf life - like fresh food - can't reuse them again next time. It costs to destroy. Oh you wouldn't believe the amount of free food I could have picked a few years ago on Christmas Eve, having working earlier that day. I took as much as I could carry. Photoshoots on the otherhand, are done to demand. No leftovers. However you could argue the case it would be better for the actors if their autograph prices were lowered by £5 for the last two hours on a quieter Sunday, rather than have them twiddle their thumbs till home time.
  13. SM give as much notice as possible, so if it's a case of Matt Smith announced the day before, or no Matt Smith at all I bet I can guess which option you'd take. In my case it would be the later. Whilst I have maybe 5 (more) things I'd like signed by him I wouldn't have them on me. I might be able to buy one of them again at the show - but those other 4 would annoy me until his next show. I can't be that annoyed if a guest is never attending in the first place.
  14. I think it was at one of the shows I was introduced to Crispy Onion (its more an a American thing) which I developed quite a taste for. I already had quite a taste for ketchup (there's more of than in my veins than the other red stuff), but I quite like a cheap and nasty one from time to time. The only problem is the price.
  15. Didn't work that way at the event I went to and prebooked, in fact I had to leave my place in the queue just before meeting the guest in question, to just make it to a screening in time, and then went back another day. They simply sold autographs for their guests away from their tables, so it didn't matter if you bought a month before or 5 minutes before, they knew how many they'd sold.
  16. Yeah with all these guests I have to check the forum if I've met before (there can't be many more I keep telling myself) and I see he was the first time unnamed stormie at Collectomania 22 in 2014. I then look at the rest of the guest list to see if I went. I didn't.
  17. I only joined with the 11AM arrivals so it was quite busy then. Could have done with more seats for the talks.
  18. I could justify over £100 for Harrison Ford, on the basis a Han Solo is at least worth 10 stormtroopers Only fantasy in that no one would invite him and expect most of us would pay that much for him. He was at the last event in the US and probably would have signed my books for free, except rather than go ask him I didn't want to lose my place in an oversubscribed queue to see Episode 3 in 3D
  19. Not a bad turn out for a first event considering the number of cancellations - I only needed two autos so got those went for a walk before the Who talk. Could have done with more room for the talk I can't go again tomorrow as the bus I'd need (other side of Exeter doesn't run Sundays Same weekend next year I see.
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