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Jason's thoughts from the weekend and some interesting info as wel

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Hi everyone

 

WOW what a weekend and i have to say we are really getting big now and its working well.

 

we had our biggest paid for ticket event ever 80,000+ over the 3 day

 

we took more photos than ever over 20,000 +

 

we had more TV and Film Guests that at any show in the UK

 

we had more conic artists than at any of our events before

 

we had more crew working the event than ever before

 

we had more talks and activates than ever before

 

we took up more space than ever before the show being the biggest in the UK

 

 

The show worked very well and 99% got everything you wanted with out any issues and the odd one or two of you that did we were on hand to help fix it.

 

 

Things that worked very well and stood up was the photo shoots that produced 1 every 9 seconds and we had more guests in more shoots than ever before , which meant we could offer more guests in shoots and do this till much latter on in the day.

 

we used more silver sharpie pens than even before over 1000 of them :-)

 

we used up 3000 bottles of walter

 

we got throw 6 big drums of Haribo sweets in the gold pass room

 

we used 8 luxury coaches each day to move the guests into the show totalling 40 movements over the weekend , this did not include the crew transport.

 

we needed 700 room nights for the guests and crew to stay over the weekend.

 

we used 1456 meters of wall to build the zones this year

 

we put up all the walls in 4 hours

 

we took them down in 2 hours

 

we used 2700 chairs

 

we used 1230 tables

 

The Ghostbusters car uses 12 miles to the galleon and drove to the show

 

Colin Baker found out that 1000s of fans love him and respect him as one of the kindest and most decent people from Dr Who

 

this year is the third year we have grown the show and this year it was around 40% we all coped well with the growth but we will improve everything we feel need looking at to make your weekend with us amazing.

 

we now have the infrastructure to cater for the big guests and the masses that come to see them , so we are now going to take it to the next level again and book more of the bigger guests you want to see :-)

 

this year we had HBO and E1 films, Sky and many others attending and looking at the event and we are very pleased to have had great feed back and we will be seeing a lot more film and TV companies attending in next year :-)

 

thank you to everyone that attended this year and all the support over the weekend and over the years we will never let you down and we will always try to improve and deliver the best event in europe and one of the best events in the world .

 

i am off now to book in the next bunch of guests

 

 

see you all at winter LFCC

 

jason

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I would say the only negative thing I can really think of was the handing out of the gold passes, as it didn't go as smoothly as planned. Other than that, another superb event you've put on.

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Thanks Jason - overall the plusses do always outweigh any negatives.

 

I know guest availability is subject to their schedules - I'm crossing my fingers that anyone who comes Saturday would also come Friday and/or Sunday, so next time I can do Friday and Sunday and avoid the huge crowds. I'm thrilled you've gotten so big, but I found it hard to handle Saturday's size. Hopefully moving to Friday will still mean I can enjoy the events, just in a quieter environment!

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Really was an amazing event and the guests were fantastic.

I have no complaints about my experience and my wife got her first photo-shoots this year and she is now addicted,

 

Congratulation on your success and can't wait till Winter Con

 

Well done to all at Showmasters :-)

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interesting feedback, I've been to a few events before but never one that has felt as big as this one, I think it's really exciting that the show is growing and I can't wait to see where it goes in the future :)

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Well Done SM... Bigger guests? looks like we might get Mark Hamill Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and some of the New cast of Star Trek we had Danny Glover so maybe Mel Gibson.. Whoa going to look forward to this. On the attendance I think it was 79,999 as MOD DAVIDB was not allowed in and had to stay outside the venue... :YAHOO:

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Thank you Jason and the team for a great event - easier to get around, well set up, more space than ever before. Only usually go to one or two shows a year and this year we are planning to go to at least 4. Keep the guests coming!!

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wow very impressive looking forward to seeing who you get next

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Well Done SM... Bigger guests? looks like we might get Mark Hamill Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and some of the New cast of Star Trek we had Danny Glover so maybe Mel Gibson.. Whoa going to look forward to this. On the attendance I think it was 79,999 as MOD DAVIDB was not allowed in and had to stay outside the venue... :YAHOO:

 

That is a lie... I saw Mod David B walking around causing mischief

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And like Rhi said... I feel proud to be part of the crew to make this show work!! Dying from the heat but what an amazing time

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and I spent more money than ever lol awesome guests, awesome crew, awesome time :dance:

if you ever get Chris Pine or Zachary Quinto I will need to take out a loan lol

Good job everyone, see you all again soon xxx

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They are some mighty impressive statistics, I needed a calculator to add up all them numbers lol.

 

Well Done SM... Bigger guests? looks like we might get Mark Hamill Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and some of the New cast of Star Trek we had Danny Glover so maybe Mel Gibson.. Whoa going to look forward to this. On the attendance I think it was 79,999 as MOD DAVIDB was not allowed in and had to stay outside the venue... :YAHOO:

 

There's big, i.e. Danny Glover and then there is BIGGER i.e. Harrison (Private/would charge over a hundred) Ford. Also, I can see the backlash there would be if an antisemite attended.

 

Although I very much like the idea of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill attending :)

Edited by KingRichard76

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As one of the crew at the event that really justifies the pain and tiredness thought I was just gettig old!! But was an amazing weekend.

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