After returning from France and the thoroughly enjoyable show in Amelie les Bains, I was anticipating this event with mixed feelings! Not that I thought it might not be successful, but because I had notice of an operation just six days later. THAT made me feel anxious!
As it turned out, the arrangements for this show were flawless! I couldn't have been happier with the treatment given by Andy and his team. I met Pam and many other signers congregated in the Green Room below the hall and had a chat and a cup of tea before going up to lay our my wares. Traders, signers, helpers - the whole hall was buzzing as the show opening time approached. With door opening time came a rush of visitors and I was immediately set to signing posters and photos.Indeed, until lunchtime it was pretty hectic!
|Five minutes into the show and the place is filling up!|
|We primates are in it together!!!|
It was good to catch up with Dave Prowse again before his operation on his patella (13/5/2014) and I wished him luck. He has had one hell of a time with his leg, but, being the true pro he is, he never complains, just gets on with it! Apart from a brief walk around the floor to say hello to friends and the occasional 'pit stop', I never left my seat as the day kept up momentum until late afternoon. Below are a few of the sights I was able to catch on camera....
|I know, but I couldn't resist!!! :-)|
|Plenty of well-stocked dealers.|
|I was taken by this chap's likeness to Michael Palin! When we chatted, I |
could have sworn it was a 'You've Been Framed' moment! LOL
|Dave Prowse and Julian, his helper.|
|When shall we three meet again? James D. Payne, Peter Roy and |
Paul Markham - three veterans of the film business and friends.
|Pam gets her man (another one! LOL).|
|Apes on the loose!|
|Excellent latex mask and hands! Very creepy indeed!!!|
|Peter Roy, Pam Rose and Ken Coombs.|
So, there you have it! Look out for Planet Folkestone and Geek Fest announcements on Facebook for their next offering! You won't regret it...........