Fantasy Event - Bristol Sunday 30th July 2006

Discussion in 'South' started by timbolton, May 9, 2006.

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  1. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    Ah ha, found the board!! Nice meeting you guys today :)
  2. nlindenj Jedi Knight

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    NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    she has found us! don't do anything wrong as she will tell her future husband, better known to you and me as Dave Prowse
    thanks for taking a pic of me stuffing my face in subway

    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/nlindenj/PICT0543.jpg]

    me and jeremy bulloch


    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/nlindenj/PICT0554.jpg]

    me and kenny baker


    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/nlindenj/PICT0555.jpg]

    me and future Mr. LadyPoison ;)
  3. Welshguy Jedi Master

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    Some nice pics there. It was nice to finally put a face to a lot of the people on the forum, and despite not being in any pics, I must assure you, I was there!

    Actually, there is one shot of me in ODJ's list. I'm the guy on the left with the pale shirt on walking up the hill. You can just about make out my left ear.

    It was great to finally talk to Rob Williams. Despite having to wait 15 minutes.... TIM!

    I found out that he is from the same place as me! How cool is that. He grew up just down the road from where I live. How bizarre! If I had known I would have inculded some of his stuff in the Welsh banner.

    He even signed my comic "To Welshguy, from another Welshguy". Top bloke.

    Highlight of the con? Meeting some other posters and finally getting to put a face to the names.
    A much more laid back and happy atmosphere compaired to the last con in Bristol I was at too.
    Trecking half way across Bristol to find the fabled Subways that Tim told us about, only to find that it was staffed by people so odd, I couldn't understand what the hell they were saying? But I think they were Australian.
    Sakara giving Tim a kiss, and giving me a handshake (he he, the trappings of power eh Tim!).
    Not taking the right turn off the M4 and having to make a 40 mile detour to get back to Bristol. Stupid TomTom.
    Having to sadly leave early due to not wanting to get stuck in insane traffic on the M4 due to 50,000 Madonna fans.
    Making plans for next years European Celebration!!

    And finally....

    Oola giving me the eye! :)

    All in all, a good day out.


    LadyPoison: Sorry to ask, but did we meet at the con?
  4. lukesgirlie Jedi Grand Master

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    Glad you guys had a nice time :) I was actually only a few miles away, but busy with work related stuff :(


    Hello Laura, welcome to ffuk! If you need anything or have any questions about the south feel free to PM me. :)
  5. go-away Jedi Master

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    Welcome Mrs Prowse ;)

    I didn't go to this event, but want to welcome you. Hope you enjoy yourself and maybe pop by the North and say hello from time to time.
  6. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    Hiya Welshguy! I was the girl queueing behind you when you were talking to Rob Williams, the one harrassing him about the lack of Ewoks :p Don't think we officially met though!!

    Here I be, captured by the Fetts!
    http://www.plutonicart.com/ladypoison/LauraSW.jpg

    and here be everyone looking happy!
    http://www.plutonicart.com/ladypoison/SWpeeps.jpg

    and next person to make a Mrs Prowse joke gets a blaster to the groin :p
  7. Welshguy Jedi Master

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    Ahh, I remember seing you around. I had no idea that you knew some of the reprobates on this er' forum.

    Sorry about the wait behind Rob, but since Tim was hogging him for so long, pretty much everyone was queuing up behind me. [face_mischief]

    But I think he was one of the highlights of the con and well worth waiting for.

    Didn't take many pics, which is unusual for me, but here they are in all they're glory.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Welshguy/Image001.jpg]

    A view I had for quite some time. Thought i'd get a pic to capture the moment.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Welshguy/Image002.jpg]

    Always cool to see the costumes. Though I think my Vader costume is better!

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Welshguy/Image005.jpg]

    ODJ queuing for the cash machine. A common sight when at a con with loads of Star Wars goodies.

    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Welshguy/Image004.jpg]

    Tim and nlindenj making base camp half way to Subways.
  8. For_Mandalore Jedi Padawan

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    Cool pictures of the event everyone, I saw most of you throughout the day! I wish I'd have taken some photos, I've only got the UK Garrison photo booth pic!
  9. Stevie79 Jedi Padawan

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    Glad to see everyone's back. Sneaky pics there ODJ. Wondered why you sat behind us all in Subway. Now I know.
    Nige, I think you're right. Kenny does look wasted in that pic with you. He seemed fine when I seen him. That one beer must have gone to his head!
    Had a great day out. All the guests were brilliant, especially Paul Blake. Only downfall was getting the train back to Cardiff which was full of Madonna fans! Those headphones came in very handy and to think I wasn't going to bother as it was only a short journey.
    Hope to see you all at the Newport con. I believe that's the next FE one. Maybe before at a few other cons.
  10. timbolton Force Ghost

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    Back :D Thanks to everyone who showed their faces :) Wales actually got their first meet lol, since we had four members in the same place at the same time, just hard getting them into the same room :p But I really enjoyed meeting everyone and we have a few more members :) Next Bristol show maybe we should think about having a small table?

    For_Mandalore - welcome to the boards :cool: :) Quite cool there were a few convention first timers, it was a small enough event not to scare you ;)
    I'd say that the Bristol Fantasy show was smaller compared to the Showmasters ones (Showmasters cover most of the UK) - Milton Keynes, Manchester, London, Glasgow (next year) etc. But they are similar in idea, some Showmasters events have talks by the guests too.

    The big one to look out for is here - http://boards.theforce.net/uk_regional_forum/b10027/24430913/p1/?54 - an official Star Wars event, in London (Earls Court) July 2007.

    Great pics by everyone :) I will check through mine later, didn't really get any in the show itself I don't think, was too busy planning the Everest trek and chatting to Rob Williams ... and Admiral Piett ... and Crix Madine, and inbetween timing how long LadyPoison could sit at Vader's desk :p

    LadyPoison - :D Great to see you here, glad you enjoyed your first convention ;) So now costuming and bigger conventions? I want to see you get cut-price autos again lol, and we can time you at Vader's desk :p

    As for Rob ... I had to talk DHC shop! Give me a break lol :p

    And way too many sneak pictures lol
  11. nlindenj Jedi Knight

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    blaster for tim's groin......blaster for tim's groin

    i thought that honour was mine for sure

    great picture of the rogues gallery
  12. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    Glad to see everyone got home safely! Welcome For_Mandalore! Are you a Bristol local too? Did i meet ya at the convention? :)

    I'm definitely up for trying some costuming!! I don't wanna be the only fan to turn upto the official Star Wars event next year not in costume :p

    Not myyyy fault that I was soo long at Mr Prowse's desk, he asked me to come n sit and have a chat and who am I to argue with Darth Vader! I would have stayed longer if you hadn't sent Nigel over to drag me away :p

    Back to work and regular life today, nooooooo! :/







  13. Stevie79 Jedi Padawan

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    You wont be the only one. I'll be in costume aswell. Maybe before Celebration, but definitely for it.
    Anymore takers?
  14. For_Mandalore Jedi Padawan

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    Thank you for the welcometimboltonand LadyPoisonit's a pleasure to be here. :)

    I was scared for the first hour (and perhaps a little star struck) but once I started getting autographs I warmed up to the atmosphere. Celebration Europe looks cool something I'll deffinately be attending. Perhaps I'll have stormy armour by then for some costuming!
    Are any of you costumers?

    I did see you LadyPoison but we didn't meet. I was two tables away from Femi Taylor, helping my mate on his little shop. I also saw nlindenjand nearly stopped him a couple of times to ask where he got that wicked T-shirt! Did anyone notice the fella with the Boba Fett in anime style T-shirt? Have to have one of them!

    Yeah I'm local (but not in a league of gentlemen kinda way :)I travelled from WSM.
    [face_peace]
  15. odj_310388 Jedi Grand Master

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    That Boba Fett t-shirt was awesome.
  16. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Looks like it was a good show. Sorry I couldn't make it :(
    Money got the better of me, as per usual.

    Hi to all the newbies :D
    Hope to see you at future shows, especially THE BIG ONE next year ;)
  17. nlindenj Jedi Knight

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    hi ladypoison
    i promise this will be the last 'future mrs prowse' joke (crosses fingers behind back)

    while looking at the picture of the four of us at bristol i noticed that you were suffering the effects of too much exposure to the dark side of the force

    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/nlindenj/SWpeeps1.jpg]

    glowing eyes of the sith


    hi for_mandalore thanks for noticing the shirt, i actually got it specially made i had it on for LFCC but don't worry people it has not became my event shirt i will have another one for the next event
  18. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    It seems that the darkside of the force have broken photobucket and removed that photo... most impressive :p
  19. Stevie79 Jedi Padawan

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    Jedi tunics!!!
    Go on, you know you want to:D
  20. nlindenj Jedi Knight

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    try this (bloody photobucket)
    [image=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b384/nlindenj/SWpeeps1.jpg]
  21. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    Noooo, Jawa costumes!!!! :p

    Those aren't glowing eyes of the Sith, they're jawa eyes ;)
  22. nlindenj Jedi Knight

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    jawa eyes are yellow not red :p
  23. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    Well maybe camera flashes bring out the red in the yellow Jawa eyes then :p
  24. The-Greek-Kitty Jedi Master

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    There was an event in my home town and I wasn't invited :eek:
  25. timbolton Force Ghost

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    We didn't know! Now we do, you'll be invited to next one! You missed the hill and Vader snatcher :D
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