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London Film & Comic Con, Sept 1 - 2nd '07

Discussion in 'London UK' started by Lord-Tice, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    There's also Manchester Collectormania in November ;)
    So once the FF-UK North CR elections are sorted, may be good idea for Matt to chat with the new CR, see what can be done. Matt, I'll chat with you at LFCC over what the current situation re: G-Mex is ;)

    Sorry to hear you aren't able to attend Blue, but there are other opportunities happening to attend cons ;) London Expo is next up, though not sure I'll attend that, maybe be freaked out by the costumers or have memories of the last one - and that just makes me laugh till I choke, hehe. Matt knows why. Oh no! He's singing again!
     
  2. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Woo - i'm going to be there! I'm on the 4:19am train from York, due to arrive in London at 7:29am on Saturday - travelling via Leeds - Dedication to the cause of the geeks!

    I'm assuming some of you have already made some plans to gather/meet somewhere - if you can tolerate my presence it would be good to see you all again!
     
  3. Blue_but_beautiful

    Blue_but_beautiful Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh aye? this sounds interesting lol
     
  4. Lord-Tice

    Lord-Tice Jedi Knight star 5

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    Wow, that is pretty stupid Blue :p But congrats none the less :D

    It is a shame that we couldn't get to do the fan art exhibition or fanforce promo table. I think the most disappointing thing is not hearing anything from Showmasters despite our numerous polite enquiries.

    Not sure if you will be able to read this now Tim, but something has cropped up meaning there's a good chance I can't make it tomorrow. I will be there on Sunday, and will text you anyway to let you know what's going on. It's a bummer but there might be no way around it sadly :(
     
  5. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    *checks his hand*

    Hmm - seems to be there!

    Tice - yeah, SM went pretty quiet on that whole thing, wonder why - be interesting to see what the "SW area" ends up looking like - if they even have one!
     
  6. Blue_but_beautiful

    Blue_but_beautiful Jedi Master star 4

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    :p I need somewhere new to store the vast amount of things I keep accidentally on purpose picking up at events like this [face_blush]

    Yeah i'm really disappointed about that, would have been nice :( and a bit rude of them to not so much as reply to you, doesn't take much effort after all :p
    Looking forward to hearing what went on there though :)





     
  7. Twinky_Stryder

    Twinky_Stryder Jedi Padawan star 4

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    NUTS!!

    Tom Baker and the guy from Casino Royale are only there saturday, and I'm not getting my camera back till saturday night.

     
  8. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Hunt me down and i'll take some pics for you if you like...*shrug*
     
  9. Twinky_Stryder

    Twinky_Stryder Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nah, it's cool. Thanks anyway though.
     
  10. jamierichards

    jamierichards Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i'm packing my bag ready for tomorrow...
     
  11. jamierichards

    jamierichards Jedi Padawan star 4

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    why the ff-uk did i bother???
     
  12. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not good?
     
  13. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I imagine if he only went for today he got a bum deal...people were queuing to get in from 4am (i got there at 7:30) - and all the Heroes guests and the right honourable Mr Stewart were jammed!
     
  14. Lord-Tice

    Lord-Tice Jedi Knight star 5

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    Here are my photos from LF&CC '07:

    Me with my fellow fanforcers:
    [image=http://www.fanforce.co.uk/london/images/lfcc07.jpg]

    Some dealer tables:
    [image=http://www.fanforce.co.uk/london/images/lfcc07.jpg]

    Some of the Star Wars guests:
    [image=http://www.fanforce.co.uk/london/images/lfcc07.jpg]

    The Star Wars zone:
    [image=http://www.worth1000.com/entries/328000/328105LQtp_w.jpg]

    And here is a picture of some carpets. While this was not taken at LF&CC'07, I felt it was important we all reminded ourselves what they look like and the benefits they can have in our homes, work places, schools and even conventions:
    [image=http://www.global-b2b-network.com/direct/dbimage/50346503/Non_woven_Needle_Punch_Carpets.jpg]


    All-in-all, a terrible show which promised much to start with but failed to delivery on so many fronts. The worse venue I've ever been to (and it wasn't Earls Court 1, it was the second floor of Earl's Court 1), badly in need of some actual lights and carpet. Even the Bumblebee Camaro was dodgy, possible constructed and painted last weekend by Nelly the Elephant.
    For what is meant to be a flagship show and premiere event, this was horrid with a depressing and grotty atmopshere and a floor plan that would even have Mr.Rubik scratching his head.

    The talks were good, I'll give them that but anything else remotely positive to say is difficult to muster.
    I'd better end there or I'll be here all day. Must do much, much better next time is what the report card will say.
     
  15. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Dude - all i see is black rectangles except the last one...?

    Sorry i didn't bump into you - i did see LP as i was heading off - but missed the other FFers on Sunday!

    Good to see Tim, Suz & LP on Saturday!

    Also - the Star Wars Zone...that just didn't happen did it!? There was no fan area, no stuff...as i write this I am wondering if those black rectangles are deliberte!?
     
  16. Lord-Tice

    Lord-Tice Jedi Knight star 5

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    You catch on pretty quick Ven ;)

    Sorry we didn't get to meet. I arrived for standard entry on Sunday and after a quick tour in the London Dungeons I queued for the Lost talk, which has to be said was a very good talk and just about justified spending £5 on the entry fee. After that we needed some light and lunch, lol.

    Sadly the Star Wars zone didn't happen. I think more hands-on-the-deck were needed leading up to this show, especially with Collectormania Glasglow just last week, but I'm hoping SM take a serious note of all this because things need to change.
     
  17. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah - i think content wise the event had some good stuff, but it lacked some 'extras' to make the atmosphere and general fan-friendliness a bit higher - stuff they get automatically with MK that they need to think more about for these kind of events...and they need to do something about those photo shoots - they're a nightmare - queue to check your bag and again to get the photo taken, then again to pick the photo up!
     
  18. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I take it the black photos are some kind of protest at the LFCC's crapness?
     
  19. Lord-Tice

    Lord-Tice Jedi Knight star 5

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    Yes, although more specifically the fact that it was so dark inside the venue.
     
  20. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ah.

    That's not on. If it's that dark inside the venue, health&safety is compromised. Talk about a lawsuit waiting to happen.
     
  21. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well, from a Health & Safety perspective the danling ceiling tiles and the holes in the floor surface were probably a more immediate concern...;)
     
  22. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    Maybe you should write a complaint letter.
    If enough people complain hopefully they'll consider moving it back to where it was last year.
     
  23. LadyPoison

    LadyPoison Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Twas good meeting you guys again! I'll upload some photos tomozz, didn't take many though and most of em didn't come out too well cos of the all consuming darkness :/ But i had lotsa fun, shame about the sad lack of ewoks though! :p
     
  24. Blue_but_beautiful

    Blue_but_beautiful Jedi Master star 4

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    Oh my, I heard from a friend that it was pretty abismal but I had no idea just how bad until I saw those snaps from the event. Sounds to me as though they couldn't organize to save their lives :( And the star wars zone never happened? I went to the one back in 05 and it was pretty good - whats going on? New team in charge of setting these events up?

    By the way...a stunning collection of carpets there Tice! You know, I was just thinking the other day...we should really learn to appreciate fine carpetry. [face_devil]
     
  25. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've always been a big fan of carpet [face_mischief]
     
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