Em-Con 2014 in Nottingham promises a star-studded line-up!
Now I appreciate that Sci-Fi is a genre not loved by everyone. However it is hard not to sit up and take notice of the East Midlands Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention taking place at the Albert Hall on the 16th March 2014. The allure of the event to those who have featured on the big screen is clear for all to see, with a lineup of guests that would ‘dwarf’ many other conventions (those who do love their Sci-Fi will appreciate the reference to a very popular British TV series there).
And on that note, the entire cast of the TV series Red Dwarf will be making an appearance, to meet the public, sign autographs and share their stories of what life was like for the ‘boys from the dwarf’ during their years of production. Cast members making an appearance include Danny John-Jules (Cat), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Chris Barrie (Rimmer) and Craig Charles (Lister) as well as Norman Lovett (Holly) and Mac McDonald (Captain Hollister).
Now of course a Sci-Fi convention wouldn’t be the same without representation of Doctor Who. If you’re a lover of the Doctor, then there is plenty for you to enjoy! The Tardis will be making a stop off at the Albert Hall, along with the Doctor’s arch nemesis the Darlek. Actor Frazer Hines is also attending, who had a three year stint in Doctor Who from 1966-69 as Jamie McCrimmon, the assistant to the Doctor. Other notable actors from the series include Simon Fisher-Becker, Dan Starkey and Eve Myles.
Of course away from TV, the silver screen plays a massive part in Em-Con, and wouldn’t be the same without it. Many blockbuster titles have blown us away over the years, with ever-improving CGI and characters larger than life. A personal favourite of mine will be represented in the form of Star Wars, with working R2-D2 droids along with Alan Ruscoe who portrayed a number of alien characters in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and Brian Muir, the man behind creating Darth Vader’s Helmet and armour. Other major film and TV titles giving the green light for attendance at the event are Star Trek, U.F.O, Torchwood, Game of Thrones, Aliens and much more!
So whether you’re a casual fan or a hardcore lover of the genre, the East Midlands Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention will have you gripped from the moment the doors open. There is the opportunity for everyone to get their autographs from their favourite stars and listen to live talks from a select few who are keen to share their experiences.
Please note that there is a charge for autographs, ranging from £10-£25 depending on the personality. There is also an opportunity for you to have a photo with your favourite stars. For full terms and conditions on the event please visit the Em-Con website.
Tickets are also available from our Tourist Information Centre on Smithy Row.