It was lovely to return to this fun little con after first visiting in April this year. I had problems getting a suitable train on the Sunday morning, so my friends Kira and Jodie kindly put me up on the Saturday, and had a fun evening with them ahead of the con. The location in the town was different, and the main lure this time was six guests from Red Dwarf.
I was not looking to meet many from outside of the Red Dwarf guests, but took two old Marvel comics with me that adapted The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, and starred Carline Munro. I first met her in 1999 at an Autografica event in Northampton, so it was lovely to meet her again 18 years later. She was very flattering about me being a lad in 1999. Caroline still looks gorgeous. I took some pics while she was signing, and had a nice pic with her.
We then wandered over to the Red Dwarf signing room. It was very poular all day. Glad we went early as the wait was not too bad. The queues later were very long. All six guests were amazing fun to meet, and full jokes, banter, and just top people. Istill enjoy watching the show. I already have a number of signed photos from the cast, and guest stars s took a nice print along to get signed by all six - Mark Dexter, Doug Naylor, Danny John Jules, Chris Barrie, Norman Lovett and Robert Llewellyn. I additionally got a signed photo from Doug, plus Mark and Chris dual signed a photo of the Rimmer brothers. All six kindly posed for pics.
I then went into artist mode, and got a sixth signed sketch in a great book I was given as a Christmas present in 2016. This time it was Judge Dredd by Lee Sullivan. Great sketch from Lee, and I got a pic with him. I also picked up a cuple of signed indie comics, and then we met an amazing artist called Tom Hall, and bought a signed limited It print from him. Could have easily bought more from him, but pennies were low.Nice guy. We chatted to him for ages. That was pretty much it then, and we headed off for a bite to eat.