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CurlyKirsty

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  1. Please don't belittle the experience, I found it very stressful inside the hall and I am an experienced conventioner. Most of the problems were due to unrealistic expectations from a lot of new people who queued up and didn't have tickets beforehand and they were quite vocal. I had problems and I prepared by bringing bottles of water that had been frozen overnight, kept my expectations to a minimum and only planned a couple of signings and a talk. As I say, I am experienced so it was harder for newbies to cope.
  2. We have a Phoenix Copper autograph book that needs signatures.I also have a poster that Benedict can sign seeing as we already have his sig in the book.
  3. Not disappointed, thought it was very good of them to come along and give their time to a fan event. Mark Gatiss was his usual charming self, he and Steven Moffatt are huge Sherlock fans and you need to have read the original Sherlock books to catch everything they said in relation to the show I suppose. I wanted to ask them what they talk about on train journeys now as that will give us some idea on the next successful show. LOL
  4. Taking off a jumper just doesn't compare to it. It's an interesting experience to wear a hooped skirt or have a bustle and the lacing means that you need assistance getting in and out of the dress unless it has buttons and that all depends on the class system of the character you want to cosplay. You have to consider the logistics which means going on the less busy day if possible to make sure you have enough space around you as the way you move is dictated by the size of the dress.
  5. well having used LFCC as a scout round to see what type of cosplay would work...I'm thinking I should give up on anything involving a crinoline as I wouldn't get between the stalls or into the loos. The tempreture was a major concern....synthetic materials weren't a good idea I'll stick to cotton and linen in future. ...and pockets...lots and lots of pockets needed so no bags to carry. For a big dress, it can get quite hot, make sure you have water to hand. I did similar cosplay in November last year so I know I wouldn't wear it in July but October is do-able, make sure you plan as much
  6. But I can blame them. They are the events organisers and I know what that means. It means you are responsible for the running of the event and the attendee experience. If they had been visible and monitoring the queue the touts wouldn't have been able to do that. If they had recced the venue appropriately they would have had a back up plan. Like. I said- I do their job.Additionally I'm criticising their whole ticketing system which is outdated and clearly doesn't work. People don't know months in advance if they will be free that weekend in this day and age - weirdly people work Saturdays a lo
  7. One thing to add to this is that if someone does something nice for you, then pay it forward. It's a lovely story.
  8. I think you are under the misaprehension that we are there in another capacity, we are there to do a job. It doesn't matter if we are a fan of the person we are GA (guest assist) or not, I have had a lovely time with Sports guests and the fact that I am more empathetic with people who feel excited about meeting their hero/heroine or favourite actor/actress/sportsperson/celebrity is the thing that connects us as fans. I may not be in the same fandom but I relate to how attendee's feel and aim to make it as easy and pleasant as possible. Just because crew are made up of mainly volunteer
  9. I had three guests that I wanted to meet; Daniel Kash, I was very upset that he had no Dresden Files photos so I have come away with an auto which I will probably sell in future, once I have a print that I want. Couldn't have a posed photo so I should have just paid for a photo but it still would have been out of character. Oh well. He has promised to come back to another event and bring some Dresden Files prints. Lena Hedley, rather upset that Showmasters lost the original print that she was supposed to sign last year. I paid for a new one but of course now I have to wait for
  10. I know people don't always have internet access thats why we have an information desk, all the details are placed on huge wall posters around the desk and also the photo timetables are up at each photo area. I managed to find the showmaster merch and programme at the silent auction kiosk as I asked at the information desk by the entrance. Can't say why they gave you the runaround and then gave me clear directions on how to get there. Don't know why the system worked for me and not you. All I can say is sorry. Please do crew next time.
  11. What do you mean we are not "professional"? Most of the Showmaster crew are highly trained, every day that we volunteer we gain more experience. My favourite job is GA or Runner on the sports section,as I am not a sports fan, so i'm not tempted to get all fangirly over them and it is usually a quieter environment (I'm HOH). I find it quite daunting to GA so I am relieved I've not had to do that so much as its a huge responsibility. I don't like the green room so much because I am very nervous about spilling tea or coffee down some poor celeb. Photos are very sociable, the different
  12. If you can post a pic or give a better description as there are several Clara's who attended the show. Which episode clothes? Was she skinnier and french? You should check out this facebook page as you will probably find her on here. https://www.facebook.com/ClaraOswaldCosplay
  13. But I can blame them. They are the events organisers and I know what that means. It means you are responsible for the running of the event and the attendee experience. If they had been visible and monitoring the queue the touts wouldn't have been able to do that. If they had recced the venue appropriately they would have had a back up plan. Like. I said- I do their job. Additionally I'm criticising their whole ticketing system which is outdated and clearly doesn't work. People don't know months in advance if they will be free that weekend in this day and age - weirdly people work Saturdays a
  14. Send that email now, it will be one of the best things you could do as all of the crew are lovely people (especially the ones that you thought were complete meanies) and they will be your best friends and you will feel part of the family. Good luck.
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