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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sci-fi Convention - Event Horizon Derby at the Derby Conference Centre April 2013. Ewoks !

Here is a short video showing the Sci-fi convention "Event Horizon Derby" that took place at Derby Conference Centre on Sunday 28th April 2013.

I met the Ewok from Return Of The Jedi, not many people can say that !

Some of the celebrities at this years event :

From Return Of The Jedi, Willow and Harry Potter we have Willie Coppen, Alan Bennett, Sarah Bennett and Peter Bonner. Willie, Alan and Sarah are forming our Ewok reunion. Sarah's son Josh Bennett.

Rusty Goffe from Star Wars, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory etc

Edward Western from Star Wars, one of the Cantina Patrons.

Steven Wickham from Red Dwarf is in attendance, he also appeared in Doctor Who alongside Peter Davison and Colin Baker.

Peter Roy, an actor with a multitude of credits including the majority of the James Bond films, Star Wars and Return Of The Jedi, Doctor Who, Blakes 7 and many more.

Joining Derby's Doctor Who Fan Group The Whoovers is John R Walker, who was signing copies of his memoir Extra Time.

Steven Wickham, the actor who portrayed the GELF Bride in the Red Dwarf episode Emohawk Polymorph II and Doctor Who as a soldier in The Caves Of Androzani and as a Gastropod in The Twin Dilemma.

Virginia Hey who portrayed Zhaan in Farscape as well as appearing in Mad Max 2 and the James Bond film The Living Daylights, as well as stints in Neighbours and Home And Away.

Sarah Pinborough who wrote the Dog Faced Gods trilogy, two Torchwood novels: Into The Silence and Long Time Dead amongst others. Sarah also wrote the episode Old School Ties for the television series New Tricks.

Nina Muschallik, a Bond girl in The World Is Not Enough where she portrayed Verushka.

John Levene, Sergeant Benton from Doctor Who.

In the lecture room there were free Talks as follows :
11.30 - 12.00 Inspired Quill, Print On Demand publishers.
12.15 - 1.00pm A J Dalton talk.
1.15 - 2.15 Paul Kane, Marie O'Regan and Sarah Pinborough, horror fantasy authors.
3.15 - 4.15 A J Dalton Writing Masterclass.
4.30 - 5.30 Willie Coppen, Alan Bennett, Sarah Bennett, Peter Bonner, Return Of The Jedi, Willow, Harry Potter actors.

In all the side rooms there were stalls selling collectables.

To find out more information on this years event and the next one please see their Facebook page :

Hope you found this of interest.
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