Winter Memorabilia Show

Yesterday I was at the Winter Memorabilia show as said in one of my previous posts it’s a general signing event held in Birmingham, UK at the NEC. It’s held twice a year (in March and November – usually). This was my third time going to a Memorabilia event.

We arrived at the event at around 8:15 in the morning and having purchased tickets in advance went and got in the already pretty big queue already forming, ready for entry at “bird entry” at 9:00 – standard entry was at 11:00.

I went mostly to get a few autographs and pick up an album I had commissioned for me from Phoenix copper art – but instead ending up spending way too much money on the hundreds on stalls there selling a range of sci-fi items and collectables. I came away with some Buffy the Vampire Slayer collectables, Doug Bradley’s book (which he autographed), a few prints and a couple of canvases.

Through the day I met a bunch of people from shows/movies I’m interested in as follows (this is the order I met them):

  • Shane Rimmer – Voices Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds
  • Rupert Young – Sir Leon from Merlin
  • Angel Coulby – Gwen from the BBC show Merlin
  • John Challis – Boycie from Only Fools and Horses
  • David Bradley – Argus Filch in Harry Potter (films 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 part 2)
  • Simon Bamford – Butterball Cenobite in Hellraiser (1 and 2)
  • Barbie Wilde – Female Cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Paul Blake – Greedo from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
  • Garrick Hagon – Biggs (Red Three) from Star Wars
  • Doug Bradley – Pinhead in the Hellraiser films

I got autographs from all the above as well as photos with them – Also got a photo with some Gryffindor cosplayers and Lord Voldemort.

It was a great day – my bank account now hates me after though! Luckily I get paid on the 25th, then I’m off to The Entertainment Media Show and Collectormania London next weekend (also possibly The Vampire Ball).

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