Smegheads Return

2 February 2014

Time for another Red Dwarf event and again so much laughter was had here, these guys are brilliant all of them. This years event included the return of Danny John-Jules and Craig Charles as well as Hattie Hayridge and Mac McDonald and a fun Skype chat with Chris Barrie. The event again was run by First Contact Conventions and always it was an amazingly run event and just a great fun day.

As I was gearing up to head to England again in a couple of days I was saving money for the trip so I didn’t have too much money to give, so this time there was no VIP ticket and I only got a photo and autograph from Hattie Hayridge. As Chris was a Skype guest the event was offering autographs to people who wanted them, as in he would sign items for people and them get sent back, a pretty great system and I would have gone for one but I had made plans to go to an event in England that he would be at so would be getting on in person there and I was pretty excited about that.

The event started off with the Skype call with Chris, which went really well as the first event I’d attended with a Skype call I was quite impressed with how well it went and how clear the video and audio were. Next up was Mac MacDonald’s panel and he was great as well, told some amazing stories. He talked to us about his experience working with actors such as Bruce Willis and Jack Nicolson. Next up was Hattie who was lovely, she was followed by Danny who then got joined by Craig and those two are hilarious together and kept us entertained.

After the panels were over it was time for Autographs, and I was asked if I could sit with Danny during the autographs which I had no problem with as he is amazing and I generally hang around until the end of events anyway plus I only needed one autograph myself and it could wait until the end anyway. Danny was amazing again, such a gentleman and a great guy to chat too with awesome stories to tell.

As the show came to an end and the guests were heading off, I remember being outside and making a comment to Danny that I’d see him in about a month at an event in Leicester in the UK. This was another great event of fun memories and lots of laughs, I love these types of events.

Complete Guest List: Danny John-Jules, Craig Charles, Hattie Hayridge and Mac McDonald and Skype chat with Chris Barrie.

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