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25 minutes ago, wjbleming said:

If I remember right, I was about 15 at the time and my younger cousin wanted to see it, so.... yeah. Wasn't exactly my choice. Had the age demographic but still. No. lol

Wait how old are you again?

12 minutes ago, Chris1970 said:

I have actually managed to avoid all his movies. I guess it is also a generation thing plus not the type of movies I am looking for.

Yeah I'm not a fan of cringey/secondhand embarrassment type humour so his comedy style is not for me

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30 minutes ago, Broo said:

Wait how old are you again?

Never said how old I was in the first place. ;) But guesses are always welcomed from all apart from Nate. lol

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4 hours ago, DanielNvL said:

Thanks a lot for the advice :) I think I'll go for Peter Mayhew first then work my way down, Thanks again :)

Just to help you work it all out Daniel. generally speaking guests who's auto price is under £20 will not be on the VQ system and will be open queue but as you will be going to their desks anyway you can double check as they can upgrade a guest to the VQ system if they turn out to be unexpectedly busy

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8 hours ago, Raylenth said:

Just to help you work it all out Daniel. generally speaking guests who's auto price is under £20 will not be on the VQ system and will be open queue but as you will be going to their desks anyway you can double check as they can upgrade a guest to the VQ system if they turn out to be unexpectedly busy

That sounds good, the majority of the autographs I'm wanting are under £20-£25. Thanks for the help, everyone who's responded to me has helped me out a lot! Relieves a lot of stress as it's my first time going and it's great to have a better understanding of how things work. Thanks again :D 

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4 minutes ago, DanielNvL said:

That sounds good, the majority of the autographs I'm wanting are under £20-£25. Thanks for the help, everyone who's responded to me has helped me out a lot! Relieves a lot of stress as it's my first time going and it's great to have a better understanding of how things work. Thanks again :D 

And remember. If you have any questions while you are at the con look for the nice crew in their t-shirts. They will help you. I did 10+ signings last year, most were non-VQ, and I managed to do them all, did not miss out on any of them. The bigger guests will have a VQ-system, if you want one of them you’d better plan ahead to get to the signing area (see floor plan when it will be released..usually 7-10 days before) and get a ticket for those. Yes, there will be a morning vq-rush each day. I have Diamond Pass for the guests I really want autos from (far from all guests have Diamond Pass) but the rest I have planned are just like yours, most likely non-vq. The guest will be at the table signing all day unless they are at a photo session or having something to eat and such. They will be there until closing hour. But I would advice you put priority on guests who are there one day only, if the queing gets too large they might become a vq-guest even if it is £20 or less. The multi-day guests will be calmer.

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9 minutes ago, Chris1970 said:

And remember. If you have any questions while you are at the con look for the nice crew in their t-shirts. They will help you. I did 10+ signings last year, most were non-VQ, and I managed to do them all, did not miss out on any of them. The bigger guests will have a VQ-system, if you want one of them you’d better plan ahead to get to the signing area (see floor plan when it will be released..usually 7-10 days before) and get a ticket for those. Yes, there will be a morning vq-rush each day. I have Diamond Pass for the guests I really want autos from (far from all guests have Diamond Pass) but the rest I have planned are just like yours, most likely non-vq. The guest will be at the table signing all day unless they are at a photo session or having something to eat and such. They will be there until closing hour. But I would advice you put priority on guests who are there one day only, if the queing gets too large they might become a vq-guest even if it is £20 or less. The multi-day guests will be calmer.

Thanks again for the advice it's appreciated, really looking forward to going :D If there was a Diamond pass for Peter Mayhew I would most likely buy it however I don't see one, will double check once I'm home. Thanks again for the help, can't wait to get the autographs I want :)

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4 minutes ago, DanielNvL said:

If there was a Diamond pass for Peter Mayhew I would most likely buy it however I don't see one, will double check once I'm home.

He doesn't have a Diamond Pass. :smile:

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14 minutes ago, DanielNvL said:

Ah okay thanks for telling me! :) 

No worries, saves you looking later. :smile:

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24 minutes ago, DanielNvL said:

Thanks again for the advice it's appreciated, really looking forward to going :D If there was a Diamond pass for Peter Mayhew I would most likely buy it however I don't see one, will double check once I'm home. Thanks again for the help, can't wait to get the autographs I want :)

And enjoy the con. It is a fantastic time.

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I had one final question (Really sorry to keep going on, just want to make sure I'm fully prepared to go :lol:

Would you suggest bringing your own photos for autographs or are they usually a heap of photos to be signed by each guest on their tables? As I'm struggling to find good quality images to get printed off by a company etc.. Sorry again for another question! :unsure:

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1 minute ago, DanielNvL said:

I had one final question (Really sorry to keep going on, just want to make sure I'm fully prepared to go :lol:

Would you suggest bringing your own photos for autographs or are they usually a heap of photos to be signed by each guest on their tables? As I'm struggling to find good quality images to get printed off by a company etc.. Sorry again for another question! :unsure:

There will be a selection to choose from at each guest (included in the price) but if it is something super special you might wanna bring it yourself. I will bring something myself to get signed by Matthew Modine as I dont expect SM to have something from ”Birdy”.

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2 minutes ago, DanielNvL said:

I had one final question (Really sorry to keep going on, just want to make sure I'm fully prepared to go :lol:

Would you suggest bringing your own photos for autographs or are they usually a heap of photos to be signed by each guest on their tables? As I'm struggling to find good quality images to get printed off by a company etc.. Sorry again for another question! :unsure:

That's fine Daniel ask what you want.  General rule is, if you want a specific image bring it with you as you won't know until the day what they have available.  The pre order site is a good guide to what they may have - though it's never guaranteed they will have the same on the day or they may have more on offer, less or have had the one you wanted and run out.

Which image do you want?

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2 minutes ago, Chris1970 said:

There will be a selection to choose from at each guest (included in the price) but if it is something super special you might wanna bring it yourself. I will bring something myself to get signed by Matthew Modine as I dont expect SM to have something from ”Birdy”.

Thank you again, appreciate the help! :D 

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1 minute ago, Raylenth said:

That's fine Daniel ask what you want.  General rule is, if you want a specific image bring it with you as you won't know until the day what they have available.  The pre order site is a good guide to what they may have - though it's never guaranteed they will have the same on the day or they may have more on offer, less or have had the one you wanted and run out.

Which image do you want?

Thank you :D  I've got a folder with around 10+ images, I've put them up to scale of 10x8's & made sure the DPI (Dots Per Inch) is high when I've resized them on photoshop up to scale, however they look a tiny bit pixelated as I've had to resize them to quite big so I'm unsure if it'll look clearer & better when printed out by a company I'm using (snapfish,co,uk). I'm taking these images just incase I don't get the choice I want if their images at their desks have all been used :) 

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21 minutes ago, DanielNvL said:

Thank you :D  I've got a folder with around 10+ images, I've put them up to scale of 10x8's & made sure the DPI (Dots Per Inch) is high when I've resized them on photoshop up to scale, however they look a tiny bit pixelated as I've had to resize them to quite big so I'm unsure if it'll look clearer & better when printed out by a company I'm using (snapfish,co,uk). I'm taking these images just incase I don't get the choice I want if their images at their desks have all been used :) 

Lol, I meant specifically what image do you want signed as people might be able to advise on a source.  Statesidestills is a good site if you want to have a look at what they have on offer.

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5 minutes ago, Raylenth said:

Lol, I meant specifically what image do you want signed as people might be able to advise on a source.  Statesidestills is a good site if you want to have a look at what they have on offer.

Oh right sorry haha! They'd be Star Wars images of like Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Rogue One Darth Vader, R2D2, Nien Numb etc.(Mainly all the Star Wars guests going) But I'll defo have a look at that website you gave me :) Thanks a lot for the continued help :D 

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39 minutes ago, DanielNvL said:

Oh right sorry haha! They'd be Star Wars images of like Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Rogue One Darth Vader, R2D2, Nien Numb etc.(Mainly all the Star Wars guests going) But I'll defo have a look at that website you gave me :) Thanks a lot for the continued help :D 

I know for a fact by what's been said before that with a lot of the small part original trilogy SW guests you are going to be hard pressed to find images at all let alone clear ones, so if you want any of them you may just have to use what's available.  The bigger guests they will have decent images for.

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54 minutes ago, Raylenth said:

I know for a fact by what's been said before that with a lot of the small part original trilogy SW guests you are going to be hard pressed to find images at all let alone clear ones, so if you want any of them you may just have to use what's available.  The bigger guests they will have decent images for.

Yeah it's quite hard to find some! I've had a look at that website you said and it all seems very good and I'm going to pick up a few! Probably going to print out some of my own ones as well if I can get the quality to look good and I can find a good website to print them from. Thanks a lot :D 

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Will also add, for some guests, they won't sign unauthorised or unapproved images. There was a bit of an issue at Collectormania regarding Ray Park and any shots from Solo, which obviously he is quite entitled to refuse. Hopefully there may be some official images from that film in time for LFCC.

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6 minutes ago, Mayhem said:

Will also add, for some guests, they won't sign unauthorised or unapproved images. There was a bit of an issue at Collectormania regarding Ray Park and any shots from Solo, which obviously he is quite entitled to refuse. Hopefully there may be some official images from that film in time for LFCC.

Not sure why, it's a rare thing, but yeah it does happen occasionally but it's usually if the film hasn't been released yet or is brand new.  I've seen it happen once before, I think it was last year with one of the other SW films.

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25 minutes ago, Raylenth said:

Not sure why, it's a rare thing, but yeah it does happen occasionally but it's usually if the film hasn't been released yet or is brand new.  I've seen it happen once before, I think it was last year with one of the other SW films.

Alan Tudyk? I never met him but were there any Rogue One pics? Mads was in Rogue One too, but I only had a Photo Op with him. Harley Durst is here this year, and there should be Solo pics for him to sign so.

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14 minutes ago, Chris1970 said:

Alan Tudyk? I never met him but were there any Rogue One pics? Mads was in Rogue One too, but I only had a Photo Op with him. Harley Durst is here this year, and there should be Solo pics for him to sign so.

It wasn't either of them.

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25 minutes ago, Chris1970 said:

Alan Tudyk? I never met him but were there any Rogue One pics? Mads was in Rogue One too, but I only had a Photo Op with him. Harley Durst is here this year, and there should be Solo pics for him to sign so.

For Mads Mikkelson, in 2016, a friend of mine who met him told me there weren’t any Galen Erso pics provided. I assume there were last year as I got a K-2SO photo from the desk for Alan Tudyk to sign.

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18 minutes ago, Sebster118 said:

For Mads Mikkelson, in 2016, a friend of mine who met him told me there weren’t any Galen Erso pics provided. I assume there were last year as I got a K-2SO photo from the desk for Alan Tudyk to sign.

There were, I got a Galen one for a friend.  It was a bit blurry but they did have them, as it was at least a month or so before the film was due out we were lucky at the time they had them.  I remember the scramble everyone went through finding SW and Strange stuff for him..  It may be they had run out.

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