### Planning thread ### Event: Collectormania Manchester G-Mex Date: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th Nov 2006 Venue: G-Mex Central Hall, Manchester, M2 3GX Website: http://www.collectormaniagmex.co.uk/ Some related threads - Collectormania Manchester report and open discussion about future meets FF-UK:North Convention table planning - "Memories" book - help needed My FF-UK: North T-shirt design - I can adapt for other people Table handout items (I posted this in the London thread here - **** FF-UK: London @ London Film and Comic Con News **** You may have noticed me mention something I am getting hold of for the table, Matt of course knew what I had planned, but it was a "wait and see" if it would arrive in time for LFCC. Well, it has. A big box. I'd like to thank the generosity of a great company who I have had the pleasure of meeting several of their people at conventions, and spent many an hour chatting to via their website. And they have been generous. I asked Randy Stradley of Dark Horse Comics a while back if there was anything promotional-wise I could use for FF-UK convention tables. I am happy to promote Star Wars comics in the UK. Randy kindly got back to me, and said he'd send something. Well he sent more than just something. There have been three comics recently that were printed to get new comic readers into the DHC fold - they were "SW KOTOR/Rebellion #0", "SW Legacy #0" and a comic produced for Free Comic Book Day (http://www.freecomicbookday.com/) which I'll call "SW FCBD 2006". I won't go into amounts on here (I don't want Randy pestered by lurkers who try the same, but he sent quite a few) but I decided that we should split these over the two tables we have so far for the FF-UK - the LFFC in July, and the Manchester Collectormania G-Mex in November (it was from the last event there that I contacted Randy). And let's not forget the generosity of another company - Showmasters - for letting us have table space in the first place. I chatted to Matt and also the people organising the Manchester event - there will be sets (of the three comics) for the general public, and hopefully a set each (or one to each couple) to the people who actually help behind the table (I need to know who is doing that, a list may be useful). It's Randy's gift, so these should go to the public first. We'll give them out to people who show interest in the FF-UK, not have them out on the table themselves since we only have so many per show. And the comics are done by some big names of the SW comics scene - Doug Wheatley (Ep III adaption and many issues of SW Republic), Jan Duursema and John Ostrander (Quinlan Vos ring a bell?), and Brian Ching (KOTOR and Obsession). So I'd like to give a to Randy Stradley for being so kind to the fans. I'd appreciate if anyone working the tables are DHC posters to post on the DHC boards and thank DHC, if not post here and I'll let him know Gonna be fun! That's a start, there is no accurate guest list yet of course. But I believe we have the chance of a table again.