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: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 23 September, 2016, 06:35:18 PM
It seems that Tharg has revealed the date for the sale of the tickets for the 40th Anniversary and in the link, the name of the hotel was mentioned. After a quick call to the hotel, the date for the event was revealed, HUZZAH :D

My hotel room of sin is paid for :thumbsup:

Here's the link for the countdown 40th anniversary (http://2000adonline.com/40years)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 September, 2016, 06:39:25 PM
Here's all the info from the slow coaches THRILLTASTIC (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/2000-ad-convention-celebrate-40th-931918)
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: sheridan 23 September, 2016, 06:44:08 PM
From the Thrill-Mail thing:

11th February 2017
Hammersmith Novotel, 1 Shortlands, London W6 6DR
Tickets go on sale 12pm Wednesday 12th October
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: Frank 23 September, 2016, 06:48:30 PM
After a quick call to the hotel, the date for the event was revealed

You're like Roffman, except your original anus hasn't been damaged beyond repair*.



* Yet. See how sharing a room with Pete goes.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 September, 2016, 06:59:47 PM
My room is now fully booked up with some of the finest nutters on this here forum  :lol: :lol: :-X :-X
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: Link Prime 23 September, 2016, 07:05:55 PM
Just got the Thrill-Mail. London's calling.

Commando Forces- do you recommend pre-booking a hotel room?
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 September, 2016, 07:08:22 PM
I would, just so that you can be at the con hotel and then forget about it. If you join the hotel itself then you get 10% off the price.
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: Link Prime 23 September, 2016, 07:08:55 PM
Sound.
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: Timothy 23 September, 2016, 07:16:30 PM
Hang on, I'm sure I signed up for something that assured me I'd be the first to know. How come you lot got there first?
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: Buttonman 23 September, 2016, 07:55:47 PM
Should be a splendid affair - well until I arrive anyway!
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: Jim_Campbell 23 September, 2016, 08:24:19 PM
Hang on, I'm sure I signed up for something that assured me I'd be the first to know. How come you lot got there first?

Because 2000AD's 'biggest fan' delights in undermining the efforts of their own PR department?
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: Goaty 23 September, 2016, 08:30:15 PM
Didn't get any post! I can't stay at hotel cos I live in London now!  :D
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: dweezil2 23 September, 2016, 08:30:25 PM
Would be rude to miss this!  :)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 September, 2016, 08:45:22 PM
See you at the party Jim, for a big squishy cuddle :wave:
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: 500 23 September, 2016, 08:48:27 PM
Edited the OP as the 40th anniversary link didn't work  :)
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: Dandontdare 23 September, 2016, 09:02:46 PM
I would, just so that you can be at the con hotel and then forget about it. If you join the hotel itself then you get 10% off the price.

I agree - Hotel booked (not cheap is it?  :o - but for Tharg's 40th I don't care). Cheers for the 10% tip, would never have noticed that.

Must remember to book for the actual do when tickets beocme available!
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: Colin YNWA 23 September, 2016, 09:19:12 PM
Oh this sounds very exciting. Will try to get to this... though might go for a cheaper hotel!
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: matty_ae 23 September, 2016, 09:59:17 PM
1 day event - yay
we can "pace" ourselves in the bar for non-existent day 2.
I'll be with my twin
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: flip-r mk2 23 September, 2016, 10:16:14 PM
Weekend trip to my daughter Lynsey organised :)

filippo
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: ZenArcade 23 September, 2016, 10:40:14 PM
That's a room booked in the hotel for Fri and Sat. Hide your wimmen and produce your whiskey the boys from the North are a commin!! Z :lol:
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: Dunk! 23 September, 2016, 11:18:58 PM
We should organise a Southern Contingent meet up for this...

Dunk!
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: Buttonman 24 September, 2016, 12:04:25 AM
And a Nortside Special!
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: NapalmKev 24 September, 2016, 06:35:17 AM
I've sent them an e-mail (tis a bit early in the morning to ring, I fancy) and am hoping to get a room booked.

This is my first foray into frontline Zarjaz-ness and look forward to meeting fellow boarders and droids alike.

Don't worry, I'm better in real life  ;)

Cheers
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: COMMANDO FORCES 24 September, 2016, 06:39:53 AM
We should organise a Southern Contingent meet up for this...

Dunk!

We can sort something out at our Christmas one and then everyone can become honorary members ;)
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: inkymonkey 24 September, 2016, 07:21:35 AM
We should organise a Southern Contingent meet up for this...

Dunk!

We can sort something out at our Christmas one and then everyone can become honorary members ;)

I'm definitely from the deep, deep, deep South - do I get a look in?
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: Tiplodocus 24 September, 2016, 09:17:05 AM
Can I be the first to say I'm coming and then drop out?
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: Spikes 24 September, 2016, 11:38:36 AM
Looks to be a very tasty event going by the list of Droids attending alone.
I shall be there.
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: Proudhuff 24 September, 2016, 12:01:50 PM
Dear sweet Jovis... Hide your sheep the Jocks are coming... er, might cancel shortly before hand though, checking rooms out even as we type  :D

I might even get my Dredd sketchbook finally filled if enough artist approach the bar...
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: Colin YNWA 24 September, 2016, 12:48:10 PM
Weekend after my birthday and Pass out sorted. I'm there!
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: Link Prime 24 September, 2016, 01:48:17 PM
Some sleeveen machinations this morning have resulted in the booking of a 'Valentines weekend getaway' for 2017.
Just so happens we'll be staying in the Novotel, Hammersmith*

As noted, the hotel was pricey enough, but getting return flights to / from Stansted for €30 each made up for it.
Not trusting CF's 10% discount recommendation, I did cross-check on Trivago (noted at 12.00 noon that the hotel was booked for those dates '25 times today'  :D) but the best price is indeed through Novotel directly, with the discount.

Looking forward to this very much.


*"Oh well spotted love, that hotel is quite close to Kensington Palace".
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: moly 24 September, 2016, 03:20:19 PM
Hoping to come to this anyone know if kids tickets will be discounted or free ?
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: Proudhuff 24 September, 2016, 04:15:47 PM
Hoping to come to this anyone know if kids tickets will be discounted or free ?

You're not going to try the old school uniform trick again are you?
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: moly 24 September, 2016, 05:15:18 PM
Sshhh it works every time  :)
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: Mute77 24 September, 2016, 05:55:13 PM
Definately up for this...the last 2000ad event i went to was dreddcon1!!
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: Tjm86 24 September, 2016, 06:15:30 PM
Hoping to come to this anyone know if kids tickets will be discounted or free ?

You're not going to try the old school uniform trick again are you?

I'm not sure my daughters skirt would fit!
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: Proudhuff 26 September, 2016, 06:15:06 PM
The Dodster has confirmed he fancies this gig, so If we can sneak over the Teresa Hadrian's Wall, we'll be there!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 26 September, 2016, 06:18:55 PM
This just gets better and better. See you there :thumbsup:
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: Buttonman 26 September, 2016, 06:56:38 PM
This just gets better and better. See you there :thumbsup:

You misread John - Tom said he may come.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 26 September, 2016, 07:03:35 PM
Ah! It's just like the gatherings over the wall then. Promises of a mass turnout and then the gradual pulling out, until nobody is left ;)
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: Proudhuff 26 September, 2016, 07:05:36 PM
The team fotae should be a hoot!  :o better than this?

(https://comicsanonymous.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/hiex-winners.jpg)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 26 September, 2016, 07:06:48 PM
There won't be a camera lens big enough for us all this time :o
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: ZenArcade 26 September, 2016, 07:39:45 PM
It'll be better looking as well, if I'm there. Z
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: Proudhuff 27 September, 2016, 06:20:19 PM
This just gets better and better. See you there :thumbsup:

You misread John - Tom said he may come.

Is coming! Hotel booked  :D got my 10% off too thanks CF!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 27 September, 2016, 06:30:35 PM
Excellent news. The thrillpower may destroy the place, unless it can contain it all.
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: Grugz 27 September, 2016, 06:52:28 PM
just blame I.S.
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: seanharry 28 September, 2016, 12:16:53 AM
Looking good and will definitely be booking my tickets when they go onsale.

Not trying to sound greedy, but any chance of adding Brian Bolland, Ron Smith, Cam Kennedy, Gerry Finlay Day and Alan Moore to the line up?
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: sheridan 28 September, 2016, 12:59:59 PM
Looking good and will definitely be booking my tickets when they go onsale.

Not trying to sound greedy, but any chance of adding Brian Bolland, Ron Smith, Cam Kennedy, Gerry Finlay Day and Alan Moore to the line up?

Alan Moore?  No chance whatsoever!
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: robert_ellis 28 September, 2016, 03:20:55 PM
He'll be there between Mark Millar & Grant Morrison.
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: Eamonn Clarke 28 September, 2016, 08:22:39 PM
I notice that the London Super comic convention have announced that their event is going to be later in the year (and teased something big for 2018) so no chance of an unfortunate clash with the 40 th party.

I'm sure Brian Bolland has been asked and will/would be there if he can. Ron Smith is in his 90s now, and a bit frail, so I think that's a very long shot. I don't know about Cam Kennedy and GFD.

And as for the resident wizard of Northampton? The only event he attends is Glycon.
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: Dodsy 28 September, 2016, 08:55:36 PM
Hotel room booked  :D roll on February
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 29 September, 2016, 09:52:34 PM
I have my flights and accommodation booked. It has been several years since I've been to a con overseas, so it'll be great to catch up with everyone again.
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: Proudhuff 05 October, 2016, 08:13:14 PM
I have my flights and accommodation booked. It has been several years since I've been to a con overseas, so it'll be great to catch up with everyone again.

Huzzah! THE original hipster!  ;)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 06 October, 2016, 12:27:15 AM
Get in! You and Pete can have another rumble in the car park, just like at Hi-Ex! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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: moly 07 October, 2016, 06:34:30 PM
Probably quicker to get from Scotland than Essex with all the train works down here
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: Steve Green 11 October, 2016, 07:57:37 PM
Tickets on sale tomorrow.

Any guess on cost?
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: COMMANDO FORCES 11 October, 2016, 08:09:42 PM
I'm guessing £25 - £40
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: Albion 11 October, 2016, 08:22:48 PM
250 Galactic Groats.
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: Pete Wells 11 October, 2016, 08:53:27 PM
I have my flights and accommodation booked. It has been several years since I've been to a con overseas, so it'll be great to catch up with everyone again.

Grrrrr! It'll be Block War between Leahy and Wells. The gloves, and the underpants, will be off!
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: Steve Green 11 October, 2016, 10:17:52 PM
Sell tickets, you can make your money back.
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: Large48 12 October, 2016, 07:59:14 AM
I hear Gregs are now threatening to do a Pop Up stall to meat demand........... :lol:
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: Albion 12 October, 2016, 12:04:27 PM
£40 for the basic ticket then.
£95 if you want some exclusive stuff with it.
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: ming 12 October, 2016, 12:07:30 PM
And tickets are non-transferable, which is good (no scalpers) and bad (I can't help out people who can't be online today).  I still don't know whether I'll be able to get over from Norway for this so I'll just have to either get a ticket and hope it pans out or skip it :/
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: Buttonman 12 October, 2016, 12:10:07 PM
Got mine - wasn't expecting to be paying £95 but shiny things! Should keep the riff-raff out!

No space to indicate what size of t-shirt you require - I guess they can't go far wrong by ordering everyone an XL!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 12 October, 2016, 12:11:02 PM
GET IN!
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: ming 12 October, 2016, 12:12:55 PM
Got myself a ticket - fingers crossed that I can invade the UK next February!  The good thing about the Pound being in the toilet is that this cost me about the same as a packet of crisps...  :lol:
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: Link Prime 12 October, 2016, 12:17:00 PM
Got mine - wasn't expecting to be paying £95 but shiny things!

Pricey all right, but bizarrely the RRP £5.00 sketch book swung it for me.
I only had to fork out for one ticket anyway, despite my best efforts to imbue her with Thrill-Power, the missus has decided to spend the day shopping in London instead.

Hoping for a medium T-shirt, but perhaps XL will be more apt after Christmas...
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: dweezil2 12 October, 2016, 12:17:35 PM
See you at the patty Richter!!!!! :D
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: Dodsy 12 October, 2016, 12:18:07 PM
And tickets are booked!  :D
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: Link Prime 12 October, 2016, 12:19:00 PM
The good thing about the Pound being in the toilet is that this cost me about the same as a packet of crisps...  :lol:

Yes, great timing for that!
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: Bolt-01 12 October, 2016, 12:22:06 PM
Booked, and Nano-bolt is coming too.

Day trip for us.
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: dweezil2 12 October, 2016, 12:22:24 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the 'Galaxy's Greatest SC/w festival exclusive bookplate'?
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: Buttonman 12 October, 2016, 12:24:40 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the 'Galaxy's Greatest SC/w festival exclusive bookplate'?

Who cares? It's exclusive!
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: dweezil2 12 October, 2016, 12:25:56 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what's the 'Galaxy's Greatest SC/w festival exclusive bookplate'?

Who cares? It's exclusive!

Oh yeah! :lol:

Is it 'Sexy Comic'?
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: AlexF 12 October, 2016, 12:30:44 PM
I'm in! A painless and efficient online booking system - who'd've thought it possible?
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: SpongeJosh 12 October, 2016, 12:33:59 PM
Booked! Very swift booking system.
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: Colin YNWA 12 October, 2016, 12:44:04 PM
I'm in! A painless and efficient online booking system - who'd've thought it possible?

Well painless except for the fact it gave me quite a healthy reminder of what a mug I am. I mean do I really want all that shiny stuff for an inflated ticket price... do I ...

... really...

... well I might...

...Sold to the mu... gentleman with sucker written on his forehead.
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: James Stacey 12 October, 2016, 12:48:15 PM
I'm in.
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: Mute77 12 October, 2016, 12:55:36 PM
Booked it -quite looking forward to it as well. I've not been to anything like this since dreddcon1!!
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: Dandontdare 12 October, 2016, 12:58:02 PM
booked!  :D

I thought an extra £55 for a print, T-shirt and sketchbook was a bit steep, so I've just got the basic - I've already  got enough Dredd T-shirts and sketch books I don't use!
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: NapalmKev 12 October, 2016, 01:36:07 PM
I've got two tickets booked, I'm too manly for one! Either that or someone will be dragged along with me.

Cheers
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: SuperSurfer 12 October, 2016, 02:26:06 PM
Booked. I went for the pricier option.

Will there be a prog oners VIP area?
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: ZenArcade 12 October, 2016, 02:31:44 PM
Booked a £40 prole standard.....no elitism for this boy. Z  ;)
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: flip-r mk2 12 October, 2016, 02:40:49 PM
Went for the shiny things, I can go without food for a fortnight, right :)

filippo
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: opaque 12 October, 2016, 03:42:31 PM
No space to indicate what size of t-shirt you require - I guess they can't go far wrong by ordering everyone an XL!

And the rest! Can easily add another X for me :P
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: Spikes 12 October, 2016, 04:12:33 PM
And I'm in too.
Went for the pricey ticket option - well, it's a special do after all, so may as well go the whole hog.
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: Link Prime 12 October, 2016, 04:29:06 PM
Looks like it'll be a big turn-out from the forum, will be interesting to meet you lot face to face!

As jokingly mentioned by Ming earlier, I actually cannot get over the exchange rate- £95 just cost me €104.
I'm making money off that ffs.

Time to do some shopping on Amazon.co.uk I think.  :-X
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: Magnetica 12 October, 2016, 04:35:40 PM
I'm in too.

Not been to anything like this before.
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: Spikes 12 October, 2016, 04:40:05 PM
If you could have waited just a wee bit longer Rich, you'd most probably have gotten that ticket for about €2...

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: Buttonman 12 October, 2016, 05:03:37 PM
Festivities slated to end at 7pm - hope the hotel bar is well stocked!
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: ZenArcade 12 October, 2016, 06:46:47 PM
This'll be some craic providing 'we all just get along'.... zero tolerance here for bad manners and fightin.... Giga-tolerance for drinking and talking about 2000AD. Z
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: Impenstein 12 October, 2016, 07:17:38 PM
What am I supposed to do if I have 2 children?! You can only get a ticket for 1 adult and 1 child!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 12 October, 2016, 07:19:52 PM
Contact 2000AD on their facebook page with a pm, or post the question on the page. That is if you are on facebook. Then again you could pm Molch-R on here.
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: Dandontdare 12 October, 2016, 07:39:48 PM
choose which one you love the most.  ;)
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: flip-r mk2 12 October, 2016, 07:48:40 PM
Festivities slated to end at 7pm - hope the hotel bar is well stocked!

I don't drink :(

filippo
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: Albion 12 October, 2016, 07:57:52 PM
Festivities slated to end at 7pm - hope the hotel bar is well stocked!

I don't drink :(

filippo

I might not drink.........in the hotel bar. Got to be a decent pub in the area for better beer and prices.
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: Steve Green 12 October, 2016, 08:13:43 PM
Only been to the Hop Poles and the Ram on King St at lunchtime - they're not that big though, and there's a weatherspoons, the Plough and Harrow if you want to go cheaper.

There's plenty there, just no idea if there are any recommendations.
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: Albion 12 October, 2016, 08:29:02 PM
I think I've only been in the Hop Poles, you're quite right Steve, probably not big enough.
I guess we'll end up in the hotel as usual. Maybe they will have one decent beer.  :)
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: Arkwright99 12 October, 2016, 08:42:35 PM
Just booked my ticket and went with £95 bundle package. Well, it's a special event so you have to really, don't you?  ;)
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: blixab 12 October, 2016, 10:36:38 PM
Got my ticket too - be interested to know how many tickets they are selling for this event!
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: Pete Wells 12 October, 2016, 11:00:42 PM
I went for the £95 bundle and simply will not speak to any riff raff who bought a £40 one. Disgusting, unwashed oiks.
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: Dandontdare 12 October, 2016, 11:15:00 PM
I went for the £95 bundle and simply will not speak to any riff raff who bought a £40 one. Disgusting, unwashed oiks.

Result!
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: Robo-K33F 12 October, 2016, 11:53:56 PM
I think I've only been in the Hop Poles, you're quite right Steve, probably not big enough.
I guess we'll end up in the hotel as usual. Maybe they will have one decent beer.  :)

The Salutation is good (just past the Weatherspoons), while Latymers which is quite close to the venue, is never that busy.

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: Rackle 12 October, 2016, 11:55:12 PM
I've just bought 2 tickets - with the shiny shiny extras - one of which shall be a late birthday present for Sheridan - not intended as a surprise so he'll not mind me posting online.   :D :D


I'm a little bit scared as I've never even been to a convention before, but thank Grud I know some of you lot in real life so I'll not necessarily be the quivering wreck missing out on all the fun as I rock myself in the corner of the room.
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: sheridan 13 October, 2016, 01:01:36 AM
I've just bought 2 tickets - with the shiny shiny extras - one of which shall be a late birthday present for Sheridan - not intended as a surprise so he'll not mind me posting online.   :D :D

Weirdly enough, an early birthday present ('coz it's my birthday in seven days time) but also a late birthday present by the time I get to use it (or an early Valentine present).

Be great to meet some of you in person (the ones who haven't made it to Southern Contingent gatherings).
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: Albion 13 October, 2016, 08:09:53 AM
The Salutation is good (just past the Weatherspoons), while Latymers which is quite close to the venue, is never that busy.

Thanks Robo-K33F. I hope Tharg has allowed extra celebration oil for the droids.
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: Dunk! 13 October, 2016, 08:30:29 AM
Basic Wells-free package for me.

Looking forward to putting some faces to names and sinking a few pints with da regulars.

Plus 2000ad stuff.

Dunk!
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: LARF 13 October, 2016, 10:16:55 AM
Booked! Can't wait!

:-)
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: jacob g 13 October, 2016, 11:42:07 AM
Booked two tickets. It's probably the first time in my life when I'm excited for february.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 13 October, 2016, 11:54:58 AM
Scraping by on a fiver a day here so no 40th for me  :'(
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: ZenArcade 13 October, 2016, 12:05:15 PM
Scraping by on a fiver a day here so no 40th for me  :'(

FFS That's terrible CFM. Z
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 13 October, 2016, 12:33:35 PM
Scraping by on a fiver a day here so no 40th for me  :'(

Sorry to hear that Owen.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: James Stacey 13 October, 2016, 02:32:04 PM
Happy to throw some money into a 'Get CFM to the 40th' hat if needed
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 13 October, 2016, 02:35:29 PM
Yeah, I'll be up for helping him out. Will have a word at TB to see if there is something to be done.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 13 October, 2016, 02:38:34 PM
Sounds like a plan.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 13 October, 2016, 03:02:44 PM
Agreed!



Basic Wells-free package for me.

Looking forward to putting some faces to names and sinking a few pints with da regulars.

Plus 2000ad stuff.

Dunk!

Try not to break any bones this time!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ming 13 October, 2016, 03:16:40 PM
Me too.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ZenArcade 13 October, 2016, 03:18:28 PM
Happy to throw some money into a 'Get CFM to the 40th' hat if needed

Count me in. Z
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 13 October, 2016, 03:20:49 PM
Me too! I don't use PayPal but I'm happy to put some cash in the post!

Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Albion 13 October, 2016, 03:27:38 PM
Yeah, lets do this for the CrazyFoxMachine. He shall go to the ball.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 13 October, 2016, 04:00:26 PM
So no work for last six monthe and moved to London, so sorry can't go. Have fun.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ZenArcade 13 October, 2016, 04:35:16 PM
So no work for last six monthe and moved to London, so sorry can't go. Have fun.

So, if a few of us set up a contingency fund for CFM and Goaty??  I'll throw in £20.  This is a unique event and I'd feel shite knowing fellow Squax couldnt get due to straited circumstances.  Z
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 13 October, 2016, 04:46:55 PM
Yeah I'm more than happy to chip into any effort to get some of the good folk here down there. Hope to get to TB to help sort out.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 13 October, 2016, 04:48:19 PM
Yeah, lets do this for the CrazyFoxMachine. He shall go to the ball.

But only if he wears the requisite gown too.  :lol:

It's a tad pricey, but I'd like to come. I finished a temp job last week. Hopefully there will be more work by then.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ZenArcade 13 October, 2016, 05:11:56 PM
Well if someone in the London area sets up as the purser, I'll pay pal money over. Z
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 13 October, 2016, 06:14:57 PM
 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
D'awhh guys.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/dxqOkrl29R8ac/giphy.gif)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ZenArcade 13 October, 2016, 06:29:08 PM
Don't you boys be worring....everyone's going!!! Z
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 13 October, 2016, 06:38:29 PM
Honestly chaps deeply honoured and touched but I reckon I can get the funds together in the next few weeks! ...it's the pumpkin coach I'm going to have trouble with  :lol:

Forever baffled when people say this place is terrible, you guys are the bees knees.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mikey 13 October, 2016, 07:11:50 PM
I too has a ticket! And would happily throw a few groats in to help a squaxx out.

There's no cast iron guarantee I'll be able to actually attend, but all plans will be put in place anyway. It'll be my second ever con/event thing!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Rex Banner 13 October, 2016, 09:28:24 PM
Owen, travel arrangements yet to be finalised but will certainly give you a lift if we're driving.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Tony Angelino 13 October, 2016, 09:33:52 PM
Never been to any of these kind of conventions but that looks like a great line up. I would love to see Alan Davis, Brian Bolland and Ian Gibson there too.

I don't think I can justify going at this stage but may change my mind. 
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 13 October, 2016, 10:03:36 PM
Owen, travel arrangements yet to be finalised but will certainly give you a lift if we're driving.

Blimey :D Thanks chap would be honoured to join you in a road trip to the capital!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 13 October, 2016, 10:12:28 PM
Never been to any of these kind of conventions but that looks like a great line up. I would love to see Alan Davis, Brian Bolland and Ian Gibson there too.

I don't think I can justify going at this stage but may change my mind.

Ian quit 2000AD around 2007, then there was the thing with the topless 'Halo Jones' prints at a Bristol Con a couple of years back. It would be great if he appeared, but I wouldn't be surprised if he passed on it.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Tony Angelino 13 October, 2016, 10:31:32 PM
I hadn't heard about the topless Halo Jones. That might explain why the last Halo Jones collection had a relatively dull cover by a different artist.

He's still one of the 2000 AD greats though. Loved his early Dredds and Robo-Hunter.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Skullmo 13 October, 2016, 11:22:46 PM
It wasn't halo jones
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Fungus 14 October, 2016, 12:27:06 AM
Might it be easier to declare who isn't going to attend this thing?! Should be quite a do.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 14 October, 2016, 12:40:25 AM
It wasn't halo jones
Unless it's a character from a (non-2000AD) story I haven't read, I'd say it was just a generic 'Gibson Girl' pic.  Despite some of the press coverage it got, it doesn't look Halo, Toy or any other character from the Ballad.  It also doesn't look like Anderson or Samantha Slade (to me the next most prominent Gibson-illustrated female characters).  The first casualty of tabloid journalism is the truth, especially if you don't see first-hand what the story is actually about.

In case anybody's in any doubt - this is the (censored) offending pic:
(http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/halo-jones-2.jpg)


...which isn't to say there aren't a few risque pics Ian's done in the past decade or so which look like they are Halo, presumably commissions.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 14 October, 2016, 09:12:22 AM
There was a limited 50 print run for charity.

It was listed as Halo, some people objected including Alan Moore, Rebellion intervened and the print was pulled.

Someone posted that Ian had said it was an incorrect filename...

Anyway it's all a bit off-topic, just a bit of background.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 14 October, 2016, 10:14:55 AM
Anyway it's all a bit off-topic, just a bit of background.

Yeah perhaps we should stick to that and let this lie, guys. Not the time nor the place.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 14 October, 2016, 08:23:11 PM
If CFM doesn't want his 40th ticket brought for him I'll step into the breach.

And none of this basic shite, I want the full-fat, elite club £95 quid ticket, please.

Cheers, Dunk!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 18 October, 2016, 10:11:33 PM
Booked.

Was umming and aahing for a variety of reasons, but went for the basic ticket.

See you in Feb if I don't see at you at Thought Bubble.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Skullmo 19 October, 2016, 03:38:34 PM
If CFM doesn't want his 40th ticket brought for him I'll step into the breach.

And none of this basic shite, I want the full-fat, elite club £95 quid ticket, please.

Cheers, Dunk!

Already got one, so I'll just have the money please. Thanks.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 19 October, 2016, 04:02:47 PM
For those of us driving- I've just discovered that the novotel is not short of parking. however it is £3.50 per hour... (only £1.50 per hour if you have a room)

So it looks like i'll be spending as much on parking as my ticket!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 19 October, 2016, 04:28:42 PM
Could try this?

https://www.justpark.com/uk/parking/hammersmith/?filter=1&q=hammersmith&ac_country=&place_id=&location_name=&source=none&coords=&start_date=11+Feb+2017&end_date=11+Feb+2017 (https://www.justpark.com/uk/parking/hammersmith/?filter=1&q=hammersmith&ac_country=&place_id=&location_name=&source=none&coords=&start_date=11+Feb+2017&end_date=11+Feb+2017)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: AlexF 19 October, 2016, 05:15:49 PM
If you're prepared to walk a bit - say, 15 mins - you can park on the street in Barnes for free on a weekend (just the other side of Hammermsith Bridge). There are also a couple of neat riverside pubs that way, too. And my old school, which is far less interesting.

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Fungus 19 October, 2016, 06:53:53 PM
Grud help me, but I buckled and booked this too  :o
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: moly 19 October, 2016, 07:55:05 PM
Got my ticket just got to work out how to get the as the train line I use as always closed at the weekend
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 20 October, 2016, 12:44:35 AM
I now officially have my ticket (as it was a birthday present!)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 26 October, 2016, 04:26:23 PM
I know, I know, you were waiting for this - the first Jock to withdraw....











Well It isn't Me and Dode, we're coming!

Tickets and hotel booked.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 26 October, 2016, 04:27:39 PM
and happy to contribute to the LOL CrazyFox fund!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 27 October, 2016, 12:36:09 AM
Really looking forward to meeting up with all of you from the forum who don't attend Southern Contingent gatherings!  (er, not that I won't be delighted to see those who do attend the gatherings...)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 27 October, 2016, 09:50:05 AM
Tickets and hotel booked - just travel left to sort. Given the cost already I'm eyeing Megabus.

But I don't regret a penny of it!!  😄😄😄
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 01 November, 2016, 11:55:27 AM
Really looking forward to this.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 02 November, 2016, 06:18:17 PM
No job, no payment from job centre for last 6 months cos of Universal Credit. So can't go. Have fun creeps!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 02 November, 2016, 09:18:20 PM
I just booked. Wasn't going to, but then the wife said "well, it's been a big part of your life for 40 years" so...

Happy to share a room with anyone who wants to buddy up; I'll likely go for two nights but might stay with a pal on the Friday depending on what's going on.

Also, any Cal-habbers wanting to get a train down on the Friday?

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Buttonman 02 November, 2016, 10:26:29 PM
Sorry X my flight is booked for Saturday morning and I have slightly worrying accommodation lined up. See you there - looks like a good %age of the bard/readership will be in attendance.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Fungus 02 November, 2016, 10:34:47 PM
Also, any Cal-habbers wanting to get a train down on the Friday?

PM sent.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 02 November, 2016, 10:52:14 PM
What do you mean, slightly worrying accommodation lined up. That room will be the coolest room at the Con and I've already bought welcoming drinks for us all :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: terryworld 03 November, 2016, 09:08:08 AM
exTREMEly jealous of you guys getting to enjoy this one. fingers crossed i can win the lottery before xmas and get a strato-bat from Oz to attend. (and no, i don't think i can do a chopper and make it there on a 'board)

hope you all have a great time fellas!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Buttonman 03 November, 2016, 09:31:54 AM
What do you mean, slightly worrying accommodation lined up. That room will be the coolest room at the Con and I've already bought welcoming drinks for us all :D

Er, worried that I won't be able to keep up with the cool kids! No, it will be great not least for the nebulising sleep onslaught!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ming 03 November, 2016, 11:09:26 AM
I just booked. Wasn't going to, but then the wife said "well, it's been a big part of your life for 40 years" so...

Pretty much what happened with me; booked a ticket in case I could somehow swing a trip from Norway then the missus pushed me into it.  Now the whole family are now London-bound in February and I'll get to be a geeky kid for a whole day.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 03 November, 2016, 12:06:41 PM
I sincerely want to go, but not sure at present I can afford it. Time will tell.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Satanist 03 November, 2016, 12:46:54 PM
You can all relax as I can now confirm I will be there!

 ;)

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: inkymonkey 03 November, 2016, 11:08:08 PM
I just booked. Wasn't going to, but then the wife said "well, it's been a big part of your life for 40 years" so...

Pretty much what happened with me; booked a ticket in case I could somehow swing a trip from Norway then the missus pushed me into it.  Now the whole family are now London-bound in February and I'll get to be a geeky kid for a whole day.

Excellent!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 04 November, 2016, 06:37:52 AM
I just booked. Wasn't going to, but then the wife said "well, it's been a big part of your life for 40 years" so...

Pretty much what happened with me; booked a ticket in case I could somehow swing a trip from Norway then the missus pushed me into it.  Now the whole family are now London-bound in February and I'll get to be a geeky kid for a whole day.

Oh that's great news. Now all we have to do is make sure there's enough Lego to let you run riot and we can sit and make stuff all day.

Don't suppose there's any chance you'll have any of the sketchbooks to hand when you land?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ming 04 November, 2016, 09:17:43 AM
Pretty much what happened with me; booked a ticket in case I could somehow swing a trip from Norway then the missus pushed me into it.  Now the whole family are now London-bound in February and I'll get to be a geeky kid for a whole day.

Excellent!

Thanks!  See you there... :D

Oh that's great news. Now all we have to do is make sure there's enough Lego to let you run riot and we can sit and make stuff all day.

Don't suppose there's any chance you'll have any of the sketchbooks to hand when you land?

With a bit of luck I'll bring enough Lego to make a few fatties to give away on the day.  As for the sketchbooks, if any artists currently in possession are attending there might some on hand, yes *cough* inkymonkey *cough*.  Will be very weird for me to see things first-hand; 42 contributions so far and I've only seen one of them myself.

Speaking of which, I have something to add to that thread.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: inkymonkey 04 November, 2016, 10:25:00 AM

With a bit of luck I'll bring enough Lego to make a few fatties to give away on the day.  As for the sketchbooks, if any artists currently in possession are attending there might some on hand, yes *cough* inkymonkey *cough*.  Will be very weird for me to see things first-hand; 42 contributions so far and I've only seen one of them myself.

Speaking of which, I have something to add to that thread.

I'm sure I don't know what you're on about...  :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: inkymonkey 04 November, 2016, 10:26:52 AM

With a bit of luck I'll bring enough Lego to make a few fatties to give away on the day.  As for the sketchbooks, if any artists currently in possession are attending there might some on hand, yes *cough* inkymonkey *cough*.  Will be very weird for me to see things first-hand; 42 contributions so far and I've only seen one of them myself.

Speaking of which, I have something to add to that thread.

I'm sure I don't know what you're on about...  :lol:

...but when I'm finally done on this film, my first thing to do is any commissions I may or may not have been asked to do...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ming 04 November, 2016, 10:34:35 AM

With a bit of luck I'll bring enough Lego to make a few fatties to give away on the day.  As for the sketchbooks, if any artists currently in possession are attending there might some on hand, yes *cough* inkymonkey *cough*.  Will be very weird for me to see things first-hand; 42 contributions so far and I've only seen one of them myself.

Speaking of which, I have something to add to that thread.

I'm sure I don't know what you're on about...  :lol:

...but when I'm finally done on this film, my first thing to do is any commissions I may or may not have been asked to do...

The first thing you should do is put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea, I think.  The rest can wait.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 07 November, 2016, 06:29:15 PM
Hotel - booked

Train down - booked

Need to sort the train back tho'! It wasn't on sale in Glasgow.

Going 1st class on the way... £12 more for a fry up, lunch and free booze.

Woo and, indeed, hoo.

Satanist and I are getting the 940 from Glasgow Central on the Friday for those who are up for an anti-hell trek.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 07 November, 2016, 06:35:31 PM
Ticket and hotel booked. Annoyingly, can't book a train more than thirteen weeks in advance through East Midlands trains, so that'll have to wait.

Still, that's cheered me up no end since I was sulking about missing Thought Bubble this year. :-)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 07 November, 2016, 07:08:37 PM
Ticket and hotel booked. Annoyingly, can't book a train more than thirteen weeks in advance through East Midlands trains, so that'll have to wait.

Still, that's cheered me up no end since I was sulking about missing Thought Bubble this year. :-)

Yeah, oddly we could book up until the 10th, but trains from the 11th go on sale next week.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: inkymonkey 07 November, 2016, 11:17:49 PM

With a bit of luck I'll bring enough Lego to make a few fatties to give away on the day.  As for the sketchbooks, if any artists currently in possession are attending there might some on hand, yes *cough* inkymonkey *cough*.  Will be very weird for me to see things first-hand; 42 contributions so far and I've only seen one of them myself.

Speaking of which, I have something to add to that thread.

I'm sure I don't know what you're on about...  :lol:

...but when I'm finally done on this film, my first thing to do is any commissions I may or may not have been asked to do...

The first thing you should do is put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea, I think.  The rest can wait.

That'll be first thing - after the obligatory coma.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Satanist 08 November, 2016, 05:39:58 PM
So whats gonna happen at this thing then? Signings, sketches and talks? or is it just gonna be like that bit at the end of Society

Is Tharg gonna be there?

Genuine question as Ive never been to a comic con which concerns just the one comic.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 08 November, 2016, 05:59:25 PM
So whats gonna happen at this thing then? Signings, sketches and talks? or is it just gonna be like that bit at the end of Society

Is Tharg gonna be there?

Genuine question as Ive never been to a comic con which concerns just the one comic.

Hopefully that bit at the end of Society!!!  :o
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 08 November, 2016, 06:56:24 PM
So whats gonna happen at this thing then? Signings, sketches and talks? or is it just gonna be like that bit at the end of Society

Is Tharg gonna be there?

Genuine question as Ive never been to a comic con which concerns just the one comic.

I would imagine judging by what has been said, and what other cons have done, particularly Lawgiver which is themed around Dredd.

Panels - not sure how many, Lawgiver tended to have too many IMHO which eats into time for sketches/signings/chats with creators

Live drawing has been mentioned - Lawgiver 3 last year had artists being given a topic to sketch in front of an audience.

Lawgiver also had a 15-1 type quiz, so that could be a possibility

I imagine there could be some dealer tables.


I guess we'll find out soon enough via the Thrill-Mail on wednesdays...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 08 November, 2016, 07:00:53 PM
There will be booze :thumbsup: expensive booze :thumbsdown:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Buttonman 08 November, 2016, 08:29:56 PM
Open bar in the Commando Forces Suite!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Albion 17 November, 2016, 07:57:16 AM
Anthrax are playing in London the night before and they will be playing I Am The Law as they are playing all of Among The Living.
\m/

http://anthrax.com/tour/
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ZenArcade 17 November, 2016, 10:35:40 AM
Yep CF would need to have a couple of bottles of 3 swallows or Green Spot whiskey up in the temporary Cellar of Dredd. Z
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 17 November, 2016, 01:08:36 PM
Anthrax are playing in London the night before and they will be playing I Am The Law as they are playing all of Among The Living.
\m/

http://anthrax.com/tour/

I'm not really in to Anthrax, but that gig is at the Kentish Town O2, walking distance from home...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Spikes 20 November, 2016, 06:11:09 PM
Looking at train tickets the last couple of days, and it would appear line works have been scheduled for Sunday the 12th. So any Squaxx's using the East coast route (Kings Cross to Doncaster and beyond) to get back northwards, we can expect a longer journey home, and a bus service at least part of the way. Bugger.

Line appears unaffected if you are travelling home on the Monday.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 01 December, 2016, 07:44:12 PM
I see the ticket price has gone up from £40 to £60 now and already I've spotted a few fans say they're not paying that much. What a quandary!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 01 December, 2016, 09:04:58 PM
Retroactively? Are folk who've already paid having to pay up the extra £20? I've not ordered mine yet alas...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 01 December, 2016, 09:08:40 PM
No, that was the early bird price - they did say that it was going up in December.

£20 is a hefty hike though, I thought £45-50 tops.

The £95 with the merch remains the same.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 01 December, 2016, 09:39:35 PM

The £95 with the merch remains the same.

£115.00 where I'm looking Steve.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 01 December, 2016, 09:42:37 PM
Shite
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 01 December, 2016, 09:53:07 PM

The £95 with the merch remains the same.

£115.00 where I'm looking Steve.

Must have been looking at the Adult+Child option.

Ouch.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 02 December, 2016, 05:17:03 PM
http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/exclusive-2000-ad-40-years-festival/ (http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/exclusive-2000-ad-40-years-festival/)

Cam! Redondo! MacNeil! Ranson! + loads more
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 02 December, 2016, 05:56:15 PM
http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/exclusive-2000-ad-40-years-festival/ (http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/exclusive-2000-ad-40-years-festival/)

Cam! Redondo! MacNeil! Ranson! + loads more

Wow!  :o

That is some lineup!  :) 
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mattofthespurs 02 December, 2016, 06:19:36 PM
I just like reading the comic.
Met the creators in 1982. Pretty dull bunch (just like me) to be honest.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 02 December, 2016, 06:46:27 PM
Sweet Jovus, that really is a heck of a line-up.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 02 December, 2016, 07:08:00 PM
I just like reading the comic.
Met the creators in 1982. Pretty dull bunch (just like me) to be honest.

Probably a good job no one is forcing you to go, then…
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 02 December, 2016, 07:11:25 PM
I just like reading the comic.
Met the creators in 1982. Pretty dull bunch (just like me) to be honest.

Probably a good job no one is forcing you to go, then…

And just sometimes it's nice to let the artists and creators, who's work you enjoy, how much you appreciate the hard work that goes into it.  ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Spikes 02 December, 2016, 07:19:56 PM
'Pat Mills, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Alan Grant, Jesus Redondo, Robin Smith, Cam Kennedy, Arthur Ranson, Colin MacNeil, Andy Diggle, Henry Flint, Jock, Peter Milligan, John Higgins, John Reppion, Leah Moore, David Bishop, Emma Beeby, Gordon Rennie, Glenn Fabry, Simon Bisley, Ian Edginton, Dave Gibbons, Mick McMahon, Steve Yeowell, Rob Williams, Si Spurrier, Al Ewing, Sean Phillips, Dan Abnett, Duncan Fregredo, D’Israeli, Tom Foster, Kev Walker, Annie Parkhouse, Chris Weston, Clint Langley, Ian Kennedy, Richard Elson, Chris Blythe, Hilary Robinson, Richard Burton, Steve McManus, Jon Davis-Hunt, Alan Barnes, Alec Worley, David Bailie, Simon Fraser, Mark Sexton, Eddie Robson, John Tomlinson, Paul Cornell, Peter Hogan, Steve White, Charlie Adlard, Geoff Senior, Eoin Coveney, Ben Willsher, Boo Cook, David Kendall, David Millgate, David Roach, Dom Reardon, Dylan Teague, Frazer Irving, INJ Culbard, Jeff Anderson, John McCrea, Karl Richardson, Laurence Campbell, Lee Sullivan, Lee Townsend, Leigh Gallagher, Mark Harrison, Mike Dowling, Mike Collins, Mike Perkins, Nick Percival, Neil Roberts, Nigel Dobbyn, Patrick Goddard, Paul Marshall, Rian Hughes, Simon Davis, Simon Gurr, Simon Jacob, Steve Pugh, Steve Roberts, Steve Tappin, Tiernen Trevallion, Warren Pleece, Simon Bowland, Abigail Ryder, Roger Langridge and many, many more!'

Yep, that's some tasty line up alright. Easier to say who isn't going, and speaking of which; No Bolland and O'Neill?

But looking mightily forward to meeting those in attendance, getting signatures, and hopefully a sketch or three...

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 02 December, 2016, 07:32:40 PM
Wow that's feeling pretty comprehensive. Jesus Redondo is a bit of a standout!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 02 December, 2016, 07:33:29 PM
Yep, that's some tasty line up alright. Easier to say who isn't going, and speaking of which; No Bolland and O'Neill?

Not everyone invited has confirmed or is able to confirm with us yet. Owen's doing a cracking job bringing this line-up together - plenty more names to come!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 02 December, 2016, 07:36:22 PM
Owen? What sort of name is that for a droid? Has it got delusions of humanity?

Surely it should be 0/N
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 02 December, 2016, 07:39:44 PM
Owen? What sort of name is that for a droid? Has it got delusions of humanity?

My apologies, I refer - of course - to OW3-N.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Spikes 02 December, 2016, 07:40:38 PM
Yep, that's some tasty line up alright. Easier to say who isn't going, and speaking of which; No Bolland and O'Neill?

Not everyone invited has confirmed or is able to confirm with us yet. Owen's doing a cracking job bringing this line-up together - plenty more names to come!


 :thumbsup:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 02 December, 2016, 08:23:52 PM
Owen? What sort of name is that for a droid? Has it got delusions of humanity?

My apologies, I refer - of course - to OW3-N.

Watt-Bott.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 03 December, 2016, 12:46:10 AM
I noticed that article got the date wrong earlier in the article (12th instead of 11th. They have the correct date later in the article though. )  But yes, that's quite  line-up.

I doubt I'll make it to the main event  (way too expensive for me) but I'm going to something else in the locale that evening. Be great to meet for a drink or two at some point!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 03 December, 2016, 01:35:04 AM
Owen? What sort of name is that for a droid? Has it got delusions of humanity?

My apologies, I refer - of course - to OW3-N.

That's more like it - let a droid use a human name and they'll get ideas above their station!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 03 December, 2016, 10:40:39 AM
Any chance of a variant cover for the 40th anniversary Prog exclusive to the convention?  :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 03 December, 2016, 10:46:28 AM
I'd be quite surprised if a sketch cover hadn't been considered - if you're not going to do it for the 40th then when?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 03 December, 2016, 11:41:28 AM
I'd be quite surprised if a sketch cover hadn't been considered - if you're not going to do it for the 40th then when?

Nice!  :)

Fingers crossed!  ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Spikes 03 December, 2016, 01:06:49 PM
I'd be quite surprised if a sketch cover hadn't been considered - if you're not going to do it for the 40th then when?

The 50th? That'll be the big one.  ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mute77 07 December, 2016, 12:46:50 PM
Bit of a dumb question probably but will there likely be opportunities to buy original art at this bash? 
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 07 December, 2016, 01:28:12 PM
I wouldn't be surprised - a lot of art droids tend to turn up to these things with a folder of stuff for sale - usually at much better prices than you'd get elsewhere. Simon Davies for example sells beautifully painted pages at bargain-basement rates at most cons I've seen him at.

Even if they haven't brought any along on the day, it's a chance to make contact, ask what they've got, discuss prices or even order commissions etc
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 07 December, 2016, 01:33:18 PM
eeek1 i hope Ian kennedy gets my Dredd book back to me by then...  :o :(
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Skullmo 07 December, 2016, 03:17:51 PM
Bit of a dumb question probably but will there likely be opportunities to buy original art at this bash?

If anyone would like some Carlos Ezquerra art message me and I can get it arranged. He has classic pages available from SSR, Strontium Dog, Necropolis, Judgment Day, as well as lots of modern stuff but let me know before the end of the year if you can.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mute77 07 December, 2016, 05:42:17 PM
Cheers for the replies guys. I do hope to get some art and at the very least meet the droids in person.. Would love a colour ezquerra but i reckon theyd be fairly pricey!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 07 December, 2016, 06:56:45 PM
As per today's Thrill-Mail, we're now down to the last *50* tickets for the show today - if you've not booked them yet, now's the time! www.2000adonline.com/40years (http://www.2000adonline.com/40years)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 07 December, 2016, 07:05:39 PM
As per today's Thrill-Mail, we're now down to the last *50* tickets for the show today - if you've not booked them yet, now's the time! www.2000adonline.com/40years (http://www.2000adonline.com/40years)

Ooh damn! Not get job yet!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Eamonn Clarke 07 December, 2016, 07:35:55 PM
Chance to win two tickets from the Geek Syndicate guys.

http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/competitions/win-tickets-to-2000-ad-40th-anniversary-party/
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 07 December, 2016, 09:04:22 PM
Cheers for the replies guys. I do hope to get some art and at the very least meet the droids in person.. Would love a colour ezquerra but i reckon theyd be fairly pricey!

I think the colour pages Carlos brought to LFCC were around the £600 mark.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 07 December, 2016, 09:08:15 PM
Ooh damn! Not get job yet!!

Well, it's pretty simple… Tharg can give me a guest pass as "Co-writer of that Megazine series from nearly twenty years ago that no one remembers, and letterer of that one episode of Strontium Dog" and I'll let you have the pass that I bought. ;-)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 07 December, 2016, 09:13:02 PM
What? That's great you got the pass, hope you not kidding. But you need the pass.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 07 December, 2016, 10:05:25 PM
What? That's great you got the pass, hope you not kidding. But you need the pass.

My apologies, Goaty. I thought the sarcasm/humour in suggesting that I should get a pass due to my incredibly minor association with His Verdant Majesty's publications was apparent. It was intended as humour, and self-deprecating humour at that. I'm afraid the Mighty One won't be comping me a ticket, and I'm genuinely sorry for mis-judging the tone of my previous post so badly.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 07 December, 2016, 10:13:32 PM
Argh! Nice one, Jim. Should read it clear when pick up the wife. Hehe
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: James Stacey 08 December, 2016, 01:10:46 PM
Bit of a dumb question probably but will there likely be opportunities to buy original art at this bash?
Simon Fraser has said he's bringing art. I'm sure he wont be the only one
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 08 December, 2016, 01:26:19 PM
Oh, dear- this could get 'very' expensive...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 09 December, 2016, 02:48:11 PM
Oh, dear- this could get 'very' expensive...
Indeed...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Spikes 09 December, 2016, 05:14:39 PM
Oh, dear- this could get 'very' expensive...
Indeed...

Not looking for original art this time round, but if pieces are on offer, then it would be rude to not at least look...

And talking of expense; Convention ticket, Train ticket, and Hotel, have all now been booked and paid for.
Sorted.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 09 December, 2016, 07:24:34 PM
Its my birthday a week before hand so I'm asking for sendies... fingers crossed that keeps me in the market!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 12 December, 2016, 11:09:15 AM
And half of those tickets have gone - down to the last 25!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 12 December, 2016, 01:40:16 PM
You should get one of those big ticking clocks counting down...  :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 12 December, 2016, 01:53:45 PM
FUCK! Tickets getting booked tonight, no more excuses!!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 13 December, 2016, 12:28:33 PM
And half of those tickets have gone - down to the last 25!

So how many of us will there be at the event then?
Looks like they have a capacity of 2000 ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 13 December, 2016, 12:43:23 PM
The venue takes 1,500, so once you include creators, staff, and volunteers it's around 1,000 people.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 13 December, 2016, 01:04:49 PM
You should get one of those big ticking clocks counting down...  :D


Until a proper one comes along...


59 days 20 hours 55 minutes 13 seconds!


https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/launch?iso=20170211T10&p0=136&msg=2000AD+40th+Anniversary+Celebration&font=cursive
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Tiplodocus 13 December, 2016, 01:09:05 PM
How long till the 50th party? That's what I'm saving myself for.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: LC3566 13 December, 2016, 03:40:38 PM
Can't get to London in Feb, but was lucky enough to meet Carlos Ezquerra & John Wagner in Manchester just over a week ago. Such nice, down to earth & friendly guys - an absolute pleasure to talk to them! If you get a chance to meet this legendary double act at the 40th bash, do it! I got an awesome sketch of Judge Death from Carlos, also signed by John (will post on here once I have uploading privileges!) Tried to tell Carlos how much I loved the sketch in my REALLY bad Spanish, which drew a smile!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Satanist 13 December, 2016, 03:46:40 PM
How long till the 50th party? That's what I'm saving myself for.

I approximate that at least a quarter of us will be dead by then  :'(
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 13 December, 2016, 04:07:34 PM
How long till the 50th party? That's what I'm saving myself for.

I approximate that at least a quarter of us will be dead by then  :'(

I'm dead already, I just refuse to accept it!!!  :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 13 December, 2016, 08:33:03 PM
Happy Christmas!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 13 December, 2016, 08:42:03 PM
Happy Christmas!

 :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 14 December, 2016, 08:11:06 PM
Hope there a hold for Goaty...  :(
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 14 December, 2016, 08:24:20 PM
Have you still not bought a ticket then Goaty?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 14 December, 2016, 08:39:08 PM
Sadly no as check my last post in Off Topic thread tonight 
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: mimikeke 15 December, 2016, 02:03:13 AM
Hello! It's been a while, a bit of serious health issues keeping me quite down but I made a totally crazy decision to go to this! Hopefully I'll have some time to get back into some art and my map website I started 2 yrs back as well.

If you have a moment, I started a thread in the off-topic forum if you guys can give me a few suggestions as to what to see/avoid/where to go! I'll most likely be flying into LHR although I'm a bit torn as whether to split some time in Edinburgh as well.

Please be sure to say hi to me and my husband at the con! We'll be the ones looking totally lost :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 15 December, 2016, 10:08:21 AM
Just as well you booked when you did, Emily - because the tickets for the 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival are now ALL SOLD OUT!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 15 December, 2016, 10:48:26 AM
Ah bollocks! Just short of pay day as well. Well that's a bummer.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 17 December, 2016, 11:44:50 AM
Just had a look to see what the tube was going to be like that weekend.

Piccadilly Line seems like your best bet - District has some closures on it, and the Hammersmith and City Line is closed East of Edgeware Road.

http://content.tfl.gov.uk/track-closures.pdf (http://content.tfl.gov.uk/track-closures.pdf)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 17 December, 2016, 11:48:33 AM
Hello! It's been a while, a bit of serious health issues keeping me quite down but I made a totally crazy decision to go to this! Hopefully I'll have some time to get back into some art and my map website I started 2 yrs back as well.

Map website?  Link please!
If you have a moment, I started a thread in the off-topic forum if you guys can give me a few suggestions as to what to see/avoid/where to go! I'll most likely be flying into LHR although I'm a bit torn as whether to split some time in Edinburgh as well.

Please be sure to say hi to me and my husband at the con! We'll be the ones looking totally lost :D

See you in two months!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 17 December, 2016, 11:50:08 AM
I'm hoping CF has started on boarders name badges? he should have them done in time right?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Tjm86 17 December, 2016, 12:23:39 PM
Just had a look to see what the tube was going to be like that weekend.


... and whatever you do, don't think 'oh it's not that far on the tube map, we can walk it in no time!' unless you really fancy a hike!  My wife hates me in London at times because I've used that one a couple of times and had her walking miles (which I'm happy as a clam with but she is tamping by the time we reach our destination).
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 17 December, 2016, 12:52:06 PM
Hello! It's been a while, a bit of serious health issues keeping me quite down but I made a totally crazy decision to go to this! Hopefully I'll have some time to get back into some art and my map website I started 2 yrs back as well.

Map website?  Link please!

I think that'd be this piece of first class geekery between ZenArcade and Mimikeke: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=40120.0 (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=40120.0)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jamie1000013 30 December, 2016, 12:08:15 AM
Any way more tickets will be available later on? Hopefully someone ebays their ticket or something if not >.<. I Should of just bought it when I had the chance.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dolman 01 January, 2017, 03:09:28 PM
Aaaaand plane from France and hotel booked. Do you guys plan to meet and drink on the evening or so?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 01 January, 2017, 10:34:26 PM
Aaaaand plane from France and hotel booked. Do you guys plan to meet and drink on the evening or so?

I'm getting up the night before with Albion, so will most likely hit the town for a few bevvies!  :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 01 January, 2017, 11:39:59 PM
Any way more tickets will be available later on? Hopefully someone ebays their ticket or something if not >.<. I Should of just bought it when I had the chance.

Tickets were listed as non-transferable, I guess it depends how much they enforce it.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 06 January, 2017, 03:39:00 PM
Anyone else just had an e-mail asking about t-shirts even though they ordered the regular tickets?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: James Stacey 06 January, 2017, 03:43:08 PM
Anyone else just had an e-mail asking about t-shirts even though they ordered the regular tickets?
Yes .. filled it in anyway as you never know :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dr Wasabi 06 January, 2017, 03:45:45 PM
Yes, I've just had a similar email even though I also ordered a regular ticket... Is that genuine? Especially as it says SPLUNDIG VUR THIRGG!

Spelling mistakes always make me wary of clicking on things.

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 06 January, 2017, 03:48:01 PM
That would be a pretty niche phishing scam.

I'm assuming it's a mistake - I'd already e-mailed them to question it.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 06 January, 2017, 03:57:24 PM
I just got that - maybe they've decided to include a tee with the regular tickets?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 06 January, 2017, 04:02:03 PM
I doubt it, the e-mail mentions a bundle.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 06 January, 2017, 04:06:51 PM
heh, I'm wondering if there is a new droid in the command module who might be getting stared at by Cyber-Matt...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Link Prime 06 January, 2017, 04:13:33 PM
I just got that - maybe they've decided to include a tee with the regular tickets?

I think they were just checking what size you want your mouthful of ashes, DDD.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 06 January, 2017, 04:23:56 PM
Due to Thrill-Sucker infestation, some Earthlets will have incorrectly received an email about T-shirts for the 40th Anniversary Event in February. Tharg the Mighty apologises, the droids responsible have been sent to Mek-Quake.

Please ignore the previous email if you only bought a regular ticket. Fear not – exclusive T-shirt designs will be available to purchase at the Festival.

However, we look forward to seeing you in February and thank you for joining us to celebrate 40 years of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

Splundig Vur Thrigg!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 06 January, 2017, 04:36:33 PM
5 weeks to go, and I am ridiculously excited.

The Oxford Dreddcons in the early '00's were superb, so I've got high hopes for this.

I was at a book event a while ago and the writer was talking about the way that, for him, the world changed in 1977- I was right with him till he said Star Wars...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 06 January, 2017, 04:48:10 PM
Ah well - what Tharg giveth, Tharg taketh away!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Leigh S 06 January, 2017, 05:20:53 PM
5 weeks to go, and I am ridiculously excited.

The Oxford Dreddcons in the early '00's were superb, so I've got high hopes for this.

I was at a book event a while ago and the writer was talking about the way that, for him, the world changed in 1977- I was right with him till he said Star Wars...

The Oxford Dreddcons were wonderful and how much creativity was unleashed from Squaxx finally getting that chance to meet like minded souls?  Solar Wind, then Omnivistacope from the inimitable PVS and FutureQuake/Zarjaz/Dogbreath still running today - Perhaps the internet might ahve been enough to get those things off the ground, but I suspect a large part of the enthusiasm to create came from the burst of optimism that Rebellion planted in those early days - almost certainly was the case for me!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 06 January, 2017, 08:30:53 PM
Every time this thread updates it's like rubbing salt in my wound!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Legendary Shark 06 January, 2017, 09:03:36 PM
Our wounds :(
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 06 January, 2017, 10:26:30 PM
There's nothing stopping you drinking in the bar and mingling there ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 06 January, 2017, 11:51:20 PM
The final part of the journey fell into place today - two return tickets from Cardiff to London for just £60!! That makes up for the extortionate price of the hotel.

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: SuperSurfer 07 January, 2017, 03:23:11 PM
Hmm. Just realised. 2000AD 40th anniversary or Mrs Surfer's birthday?

Oh well. Birthday meal on the 10th it is, then.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 07 January, 2017, 04:42:12 PM
I'm starting to look forward to this even more.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 07 January, 2017, 05:00:26 PM
I hope we can expect to see the return of the Tharg Pint Note!  :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: slithy 07 January, 2017, 09:31:07 PM
Really looking forward to this. I'm thinking of bringing a few progs to get signed, but with the stellar line-up, it's hard to choose which ones!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dolman 07 January, 2017, 10:52:38 PM
Really looking forward to this. I'm thinking of bringing a few progs to get signed, but with the stellar line-up, it's hard to choose which ones!
I'll bring my Art of Judge Dredd!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: jacob g 07 January, 2017, 10:57:38 PM
I'm not a big autograph guy but I think I'll get my Trifecta HC to get signatures from rest of the team (got Si and Al).
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 08 January, 2017, 09:47:15 AM
What to bring? hmm... S/D- Dogs of War so I can thanks John & Carlos for including Whistler in the strip, and maybe get them to take a photo with my Gronk!

Nano-bolt is coming with me and she is going to be delivering the Gronk commission to Large 48 that she has been working on.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 08 January, 2017, 09:50:10 AM
I think I'll bring that book of law and fill it with signatures and sketches.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 08 January, 2017, 02:43:17 PM
I've been thinking about this quite a bit too. I have a few signatures to finish of my copy of Prog 1809 signed by all the creators, so that comes. A few others I'd like to get specific scribbles on and my Tharg sketch book in which I've been slowly collecting pictures of Tharg so that and my regular sketch book comes.

The question is I have a couple of bits of original art I'd like signing by the artists involved but that'll be a ball ache to lug around with me... so can't make my mind up on that one...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 08 January, 2017, 02:48:46 PM
Get the artwork signed straight away and then take that back to your room.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 08 January, 2017, 04:26:01 PM
Get the artwork signed straight away and then take that back to your room.

Yeah that does seem sensible - gotta be worth taking down its just knowing when folk will be around and available for signing. At this point I'm not sure if I'm going to be staying at the Novotel. I'm playing a game of chicken with the room prices and still haven't booked a hotel!

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 08 January, 2017, 07:09:25 PM
Hotel booked. Friday night so all rested for Saturday.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 09 January, 2017, 11:26:37 AM
We're sad to report that, due to ill health, Cam Kennedy will no longer be attending the 40th anniversary show. He says he is "gutted" he can't make it and we wish him a swift recovery.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: moly 09 January, 2017, 06:43:51 PM
Someone said threea are going to have a booth at the 40th anyone know who else is going to have booths there?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: matty_ae 09 January, 2017, 07:24:39 PM
I remember a Bristol (?) Con where Al Ewing either wore the Tharg mask for ages and was absolutely hilarious. Or it was really Tharg doing an Al Ewing impression.

Unless I'm mis-remembering.

Any way - I WANT SOMEONE IN THE THARG MASK.



: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 09 January, 2017, 10:00:30 PM
 :(
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sbelmont 09 January, 2017, 11:29:57 PM
Great idea, Tharg as Al Ewing was a great fixture of many a panel in Bristol.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 11 January, 2017, 07:43:19 PM
There's also an event coinciding with the 40th festivities in Margate, which is in Kent.

It's a 2000 AD Original Art Exhibition as part of Geek 2017 and it runs from the 17th to the 19th of February and it will be showing rare and unseen artwork from the Prog. It's at Dreamland and you can find it on the web and all that...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 12 January, 2017, 08:45:32 AM
Urgh, Margate's a fuckin' dum...nah, did that elsewhere.

Dunk!
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: jacob g 12 January, 2017, 11:05:55 AM
Thrill-power Overload book will be available during Anniversary convention? Becaouse if I should preorder now or jus wait for next mont.
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: Bolt-01 12 January, 2017, 01:59:54 PM
Ooh, now there's a good call. If there were any way that 'early' copies of trades released could be there, that would be great.
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: Bad City Blue 12 January, 2017, 03:14:01 PM
So where's the Friday night meet up/drinkathon?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Satanist 12 January, 2017, 03:15:19 PM
So where's the Friday night meet up/drinkathon?

Now we get to the serious business  ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 12 January, 2017, 04:22:38 PM
We're sad to report that, due to ill health, Cam Kennedy will no longer be attending the 40th anniversary show. He says he is "gutted" he can't make it and we wish him a swift recovery.

that's a shame was looking forward to seeing him, hope things improve for you Cam.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 12 January, 2017, 04:25:32 PM
We're sad to report that, due to ill health, Cam Kennedy will no longer be attending the 40th anniversary show. He says he is "gutted" he can't make it and we wish him a swift recovery.

that's a shame was looking forward to seeing him, hope things improve for you Cam.

I'm hoping his twin Ian will still be coming, he's bringing my book of Dredd with his Dredd added  :D
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: sbelmont 12 January, 2017, 06:06:02 PM
and I get to pick up my commission from his twin Ian
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: mimikeke 13 January, 2017, 12:21:59 AM
I'll be bringing silly Sharpie sketch cards to the event if anyone wants one for free :) Nothing special, just for fun and to kill time on the plane over :)

These are just some examples I did before.  I'll try to accommodate requests too if anyone has any!

(http://i68.tinypic.com/v5ybr4.jpg)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 13 January, 2017, 09:14:14 AM
So where's the Friday night meet up/drinkathon?

Now we get to the serious business  ;)

Get on FB and find the Dredd Screening Drinking Club. They're organising a piss up in the Friday eve.  Not sure about the Sat eve yet though.
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: Bolt-01 13 January, 2017, 09:18:12 AM
Ooh, is there a screening as well? I'd be up for that- not watched the film for a while...

I'd look myself but I don't use Friendface...
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: shaolin_monkey 13 January, 2017, 11:43:47 AM
Ooh, is there a screening as well? I'd be up for that- not watched the film for a while...

I'd look myself but I don't use Friendface...

No screening this time that I'm aware of, just drinking.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 13 January, 2017, 06:07:47 PM
From the DSDC group on FB:


The 2000ad 40th anniversary bash is rapidly approaching and so a D.S.D.C. Evening is most definitely on the cards.

The D.S.D.C. 40th BASH will be held at the William Morris pub, which according to google maps is 7 minute walk (14 minute return stagger) from the Novotel Hotel, the location for the Con on Saturday.

7pm onwards is the official time but as 'Spoons do food (I can recommend the wings), I presume people may arrive earlier.

Look out for fellow Dredd/2000ad fans or people in Sexy D.S.D.C Tshirts.

As always "all are welcome"!

See you at the bar for "A Taste Of Justice". 👍🏻🍻

Pub details can be found HERE...https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-william-morris-hammersmith


All welcome! See you there!


PS - THIS IS ON THE FRIDAY!!!
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: Link Prime 13 January, 2017, 07:52:05 PM
I'll be bringing silly Sharpie sketch cards to the event if anyone wants one for free :) Nothing special, just for fun and to kill time on the plane over :)

These are just some examples I did before.  I'll try to accommodate requests too if anyone has any!


I'll take you up on that kind offer Mimikeke- Nemesis the Warlock please!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 13 January, 2017, 07:56:37 PM
Just seen this on Twitter...

John Reppion ‏@johnreppion
Very sad to say that @leahmoore and I can't make the @2000AD 40th Anniversary event in London next month now. Massive apologies.

No reason mentioned at the moment.
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: GordonR 13 January, 2017, 10:06:02 PM
No reason mentioned at the moment.

They've three small children to look after and a lot of work to do.

Fishwife gossip mystery solved.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 13 January, 2017, 10:36:59 PM
At least it's not bad news and only work and family related.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 14 January, 2017, 08:52:43 AM
Ah, that's a shame- Leah & John are great company.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 14 January, 2017, 09:27:49 AM
Yeah its a shame. Mind with a line up like this you're always going to get one or two that drop out for whatever reason and its not as if we'll be short of other treats!

Man I'm getting excited about this. I've even booked the Monday after off work so I can recover from my anticipated thrillpower overload.
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: Steve Green 14 January, 2017, 10:28:24 AM
Yeah, goes with the territory I'm afraid - things happen.

Nobody's really said what they'd like to see there - hoping we get at least a draft schedule soon.

The Dredd panels have been pretty well covered at past cons - must be tricky coming up with new takes on it.

I'm not sure how likely it is - or has widespread appeal, but it would be interesting to see one of the 2000AD fans in film and TV talking about the prog, adapting stuff to film and tv.

Edgar Wright, Duncan Jones, Ben Wheatley, Johnny Vegas

Edgar's tweeted about doing Strontium Dog, Duncan has tweeted about wanting to do 2000AD stuff, Ben has Mick McMahon working on concepts and storyboards.
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: SuperSurfer 14 January, 2017, 02:48:05 PM
I'm hoping there aren't too many talks/events that I'm interested in happening concurrently.

Well, I hope there are lots of talks and events, but I don't want to miss out.

I'm wondering if people will be gathering for pre and post-event drinks. Might be tough for me to meet on the Friday seeing as I'll be at the event on my better half's birthday. 

Does mimikeke get the prize for travelling the longest distance to get to the anniversary event?
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: Steve Green 14 January, 2017, 03:18:26 PM
Yeah, I thought it was a bit of a problem with the Lawgiver cons - overlapping talks that went on a bit.

The first one also had a big problem with the panels being in the same room as people hanging around, so you had chatting going on which was distracting.

It was better when they had a venue with separate rooms.
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: Colin YNWA 14 January, 2017, 04:07:25 PM
Yeah could love to see a schedule of events etc before so I could plan. Going to be interesting to see what's on AND try to fit in table visits for sketches etc.

Dream panel, but can't see it happening is a gathering of all ex-Thargs present... now that would be a discussion!
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: Steve Green 14 January, 2017, 04:15:08 PM
Not sure it would fit.

(http://www.seektress.com/dome.jpg)
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: Molch-R 14 January, 2017, 06:06:23 PM
Yeah could love to see a schedule of events etc before so I could plan.

Fear not, the final polish is being applied to the schedule and attending Squaxx dek Thargo will get to see what delights are in store very soon!
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: Spikes 14 January, 2017, 06:43:40 PM
Yeah could love to see a schedule of events etc before so I could plan.

Fear not, the final polish is being applied to the schedule and attending Squaxx dek Thargo will get to see what delights are in store very soon!

Excellent.  :thumbsup:
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: Hawkmumbler 14 January, 2017, 06:49:00 PM
Yeah could love to see a schedule of events etc before so I could plan.

Fear not, the final polish is being applied to the schedule and attending Squaxx dek Thargo will get to see what delights are in store very soon!

Excellent.  :thumbsup:
'Sobbing'
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 14 January, 2017, 07:38:56 PM
Yeah could love to see a schedule of events etc before so I could plan.

Fear not, the final polish is being applied to the schedule and attending Squaxx dek Thargo will get to see what delights are in store very soon!




Oh that is fantastic news. I think I'm looking forward to this already, I strongly suspect I'll be beyond giddy by the time I have that in me mits!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 14 January, 2017, 09:14:24 PM
Cool, looking forward to seeing what's on the schedule!
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: Mikey 15 January, 2017, 01:04:04 PM
I'm getting pretty excited too! It'll be my second ever comic event so I'm still very much new to whole idea. It'll be good to meet a few of you folks that I feel I've known for years, but I can get a bit anxious in groups sometimes so it's pot luck if I'll be in garrulous form or run and hide somewhere dark and quiet!

Trying to decide if there's anything I'd like signed I can bring...
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: Steamrunner 15 January, 2017, 03:45:30 PM
+1 for the 'getting excited' pile here too - and I'm not really a con-goer either, especially to something specific (only a couple of larger comic-cons under my belt) despite being with 'tooth from the very start (yes, my house is also groaning under the weight, etc etc). Plus, will be rocking up on my own and not entirely sure what to expect.  So, I'll be the one who... er, no idea -  please say hello :-)
S.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Robo-K33F 16 January, 2017, 09:19:47 AM
From the DSDC group on FB:


The 2000ad 40th anniversary bash is rapidly approaching and so a D.S.D.C. Evening is most definitely on the cards.

The D.S.D.C. 40th BASH will be held at the William Morris pub, which according to google maps is 7 minute walk (14 minute return stagger) from the Novotel Hotel, the location for the Con on Saturday.

7pm onwards is the official time but as 'Spoons do food (I can recommend the wings), I presume people may arrive earlier.

Look out for fellow Dredd/2000ad fans or people in Sexy D.S.D.C Tshirts.

As always "all are welcome"!

See you at the bar for "A Taste Of Justice". 👍🏻🍻

Pub details can be found HERE...https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-william-morris-hammersmith


All welcome! See you there!


PS - THIS IS ON THE FRIDAY!!!

The William Morris is cheap and cheerful...probably explains why it is kick-off central.

The Hop Poles across the road is good http://www.hoppoleshammersmith.co.uk/Venue.aspx.
Latymers, which is closer to the venue and away from the busy King street, is also nice http://www.latymershammersmith.co.uk
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 16 January, 2017, 02:45:54 PM
http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1285

One for attendees and those who didn't get tickets alike: Pat Mills and Kevin O‘Neill will launch their new crime novel alongside a brand new vintage Nemesis the Warlock print at Gosh Comics on Friday 10th February.

(https://s30.postimg.org/6eg6odkfl/Serial_Killer_Mills_ONeill_ebook_cover.jpg)
(https://s28.postimg.org/ks1bwc6nh/nemesis_b_w_A3_600dpi.jpg)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 16 January, 2017, 06:34:42 PM
Well that's bloody awesome for those attending.

In hindsight it's probably good I'm not going to meet Mr.Mills, I can see it turning nasty fast! :lol:
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: Link Prime 17 January, 2017, 06:24:27 PM
Trying to decide if there's anything I'd like signed I can bring...

I'm deciding that too Mikey- it's a tough call!
Think I'll just bring a large cardboard tube in case of artwork / print purchases and pick up everything I need at the event.
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: moly 17 January, 2017, 07:52:18 PM
Looking to buy a few items at the event is it only cash at the event, don't really want to be carrying a load of cash in London
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: sbelmont 17 January, 2017, 08:00:39 PM
Thanks Molch-R for the heads up, any view on when the polishing of the Event details will be complete?
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: Steve Green 17 January, 2017, 08:06:22 PM
Looking to buy a few items at the event is it only cash at the event, don't really want to be carrying a load of cash in London

I imagine that will depend on the vendors - Dan at Planet Replicas has taken paypal as well as cash before, but don't think he has a card reader.

Artists will tend to be cash only.
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: moly 17 January, 2017, 08:18:10 PM
Cheers Steve
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: Steve Green 17 January, 2017, 09:03:11 PM
You're welcome!
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: Mikey 17 January, 2017, 09:17:43 PM

Think I'll just bring a large cardboard tube in case of artwork / print purchases and pick up everything I need at the event.

That's a spiffing idea!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 18 January, 2017, 06:30:57 PM
Line-up and schedule now announced: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1312

Phew!
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: I, Cosh 18 January, 2017, 06:35:14 PM
Dream panel, but can't see it happening is a gathering of all ex-Thargs present... now that would be a discussion!
As if by magic...

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
EDITORS REUNITED: Matt Smith, Andy Diggle, Steve McManus & Richard Burton
Hosted by Matt Smith
From smashing deadlines to cajoling creators, they’re the behind-the-scenes droids who make sure 2000 AD lands on time every week. For the first time these four iconic editors meet together on one panel to talk about their experience of being at the helm of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
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: Steven Sterlacchini 18 January, 2017, 06:51:05 PM
Nice one! There are some superb guest combos on the panels.

I hope they're being recorded as there are a few months worth of Thrill-Cast content there.
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: Mikey 18 January, 2017, 07:46:59 PM
That's a helluva lineup - everything it should be!

SLÁINE THEMED BAR! Will we be drinking from brain balls?
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: Colin YNWA 18 January, 2017, 08:05:34 PM
Dream panel, but can't see it happening is a gathering of all ex-Thargs present... now that would be a discussion!
As if by magic...

6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
EDITORS REUNITED: Matt Smith, Andy Diggle, Steve McManus & Richard Burton
Hosted by Matt Smith

I know. I've not had the chance to look at this properly yet BUT wow - just wow. Don't think there's a sign panel that at any other event I'd miss. So much choice and it'll be a case of deciding which of the things you can least bare to miss.

Well done all involved. Little worried about capacity for some of the things you'd imagine would be very popular and how I'm going to fit in other things. Looks just superb.
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: Steamrunner 18 January, 2017, 08:08:14 PM
Oh god, someone break out the cloning tanks quickly.... I wanna see it all!!! 
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 18 January, 2017, 08:31:50 PM
"Slaine themed bar"

That is all I needed to know.
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: DarkDaysBish-OP 18 January, 2017, 08:49:10 PM
Line-up and schedule now announced: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1312

Phew!

Looks like I'm just doing a signing - feet up for me!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 18 January, 2017, 08:50:47 PM
Line-up and schedule now announced: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1312

Phew!

Looks like I'm just doing a signing - feet up for me!

Get yourself to the editors panel... go on go on go on...
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: opaque 18 January, 2017, 09:43:22 PM
Well done all involved. Little worried about capacity for some of the things you'd imagine would be very popular and how I'm going to fit in other things. Looks just superb.

That's my thing as well!
But also the problem that I was expecting it to end at 7 so now I'm going to have to stay in London as well. So that's less money Rebellion will be getting from me on merchandise!
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: sbelmont 18 January, 2017, 10:46:41 PM
Excellent packed schedule, enough here for 2 days at most other events.
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: maryanddavid 18 January, 2017, 11:14:34 PM
Wow!
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: Bad City Blue 19 January, 2017, 09:43:35 AM
I'd rather a two day event with no clashes...
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: AlexF 19 January, 2017, 10:02:18 AM
Cracking line-up! And there's so much to pack in that I don't think I need to worrying about overcoming shyness - looks like I'll be too busy watching other people do all the talking.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: rogue69 19 January, 2017, 10:27:55 AM
I just spoke to Pat Mills about the Nemesis prints & he thinks that they are going to be exclusive to GOSH & not available at the event
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: Steve Green 19 January, 2017, 11:02:13 AM
That's a great selection, hopefully they'll all be recorded for those that overlap?
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: ming 19 January, 2017, 11:14:42 AM
That's a great selection, hopefully they'll all be recorded for those that overlap?

I was thinking along the same lines while trying to figure out how I could be in two places at once (or three).  There's certainly plenty of grist for the Thrill-Cast mill; hopefully the majority of the panels will make their way online one way or another.

Getting more excited by the minute!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 19 January, 2017, 12:25:42 PM
Great line-up but what to miss? Some tough decisions on the day!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 19 January, 2017, 12:43:43 PM
I was thinking along the same lines while trying to figure out how I could be in two places at once (or three).  There's certainly plenty of grist for the Thrill-Cast mill; hopefully the majority of the panels will make their way online one way or another.

Plenty of scope for videos to be put up for months to come surely!
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: pauljholden 19 January, 2017, 01:55:53 PM
Haven't booked my hotel yet, but flights are now booked. See you all there, think I'm doing a signing between 12:30-13:15 beside living legend Jesus Redondo so that's pretty exciting.

No table for me, won't be bringing original art, won't have anything to sell - most likey I'll be wondering around then heading to the pub... If you'd like to get commissioned Dredd/other thing you can PM me on here and we can come to some arrangement about collection.

See you there.
-pj
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Satanist 19 January, 2017, 09:25:52 PM
Hmm I'm gonna have to go up the loft (shudder) and be selective about what to bring for signing or risk a hernia  :o

That is one fantastic line up!
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: Bolt-01 20 January, 2017, 02:33:14 PM
Are some of the creator droids going to be having separate tables to the official signing ones? For example- Has John Wagner booked a table for himself so he can sell Rok of the Reds, or will we all have to queue up in the bar for copies?

I've just sat with a print out of the running order and this is a marvellous line up. A personal highlight is the  panel with PyeParr et al.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 20 January, 2017, 02:42:06 PM
I think some have, some haven't - I'd be surprised if John and Carlos don't have one.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 20 January, 2017, 02:44:59 PM
Are some of the creator droids going to be having separate tables to the official signing ones? For example- Has John Wagner booked a table for himself so he can sell Rok of the Reds, or will we all have to queue up in the bar for copies?

We'll be releasing the floor plan nearer the time so you'll be able to see who's taken up a table and who hasn't.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 20 January, 2017, 02:52:23 PM
Ah, you tease!

Thanks for the update.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 20 January, 2017, 07:32:50 PM
Comics Alliance have unveiled some of the exclusive merchandise that will be available at the show: http://comicsalliance.com/2000-ad-announce-exclusive-prints-and-merch-for-40-years-of-thrill-power-festival/
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: Mikey 20 January, 2017, 08:52:12 PM
Oh dear shitting Drokk! Much wantings!
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: dweezil2 20 January, 2017, 08:56:10 PM
Some lovely stuff there!!!  :o :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dodsy 21 January, 2017, 04:47:06 PM
My wallet hurts already!  :'(
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: rogue69 21 January, 2017, 07:25:15 PM
I just emailed GOSH about the cost of their Nemesis print this is their reply

 The print will go on sale at the event, and will be retailing for £35. We’re not taking preorders on this one, but we’ll hold a small number back for online order after the signing with the aim of it going on-sale online at 11am on Saturday the 11th February.

So if by ant chance you didn't spend everything at the 2000AD event  there's always one of these to try and get
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 22 January, 2017, 07:25:13 PM
So many items on the schedule, so many clashes! (http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1312)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 22 January, 2017, 08:34:53 PM
So many items on the schedule, so many clashes! (http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1312)

I really wish I'd arranged to come down on the Friday evening, rather than Saturday morning, now!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: inkymonkey 22 January, 2017, 10:43:47 PM
So many items on the schedule, so many clashes! (http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1312)

I really wish I'd arranged to come down on the Friday evening, rather than Saturday morning, now!

Definitely, I was going to be staying Friday night at the Weston droid's domicile but we've decided it would be far better to come up to London on Friday arvo instead. There's folks to meet and drinking to be done!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: inkymonkey 22 January, 2017, 10:47:21 PM
Speaking of which - are there folks out there that might still be looking for copies of Prog 2000 - the Cliff Robinson and Chris Burnham covers?

One of the stores in Sydney still has a bunch of them, if any squaxx are still bereft of a copy then I could bring some with me to have at my table on The Day.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 23 January, 2017, 09:56:00 AM
Line-up and schedule now announced: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1312

Phew!

Nice one  :D

Has anyone drawn up a visual timetable so we can see at a glance what we're missing?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Arkwright99 23 January, 2017, 12:45:04 PM
Has anyone drawn up a visual timetable so we can see at a glance what we're missing?
I've made a spreadsheet version of the schedule, if that helps any.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19h9ACHfGqNy8eO5naH5DQUhSaaU8yUYZn7e91ct59-I/edit?usp=sharing

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: The Enigmatic Dr X 23 January, 2017, 06:16:21 PM
Awesome spreadsheet. As if this wasn't geeky enough (I've saved a copy).

Two weeks on Friday, then the Helltrek* begins.



* First class train, dear chaps, for free booze and a fry up and a snip at a fiver more than standard class.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Satanist 24 January, 2017, 07:27:34 AM
Awesome spreadsheet. As if this wasn't geeky enough (I've saved a copy).

Two weeks on Friday, then the Helltrek* begins.



* First class train, dear chaps, for free booze and a fry up and a snip at a fiver more than standard class.

Everything above, CHOO CHOO!

I fear for my wallet once I get there.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 24 January, 2017, 10:31:46 AM
Has anyone drawn up a visual timetable so we can see at a glance what we're missing?
I've made a spreadsheet version of the schedule, if that helps any.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19h9ACHfGqNy8eO5naH5DQUhSaaU8yUYZn7e91ct59-I/edit?usp=sharing

Nice one Arkwright!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 24 January, 2017, 11:23:13 AM
I'm not gonna have the dosh for all these lovely prints, and was thinking of printing out A4 pictures of some of my fave art from certain droids and asking them to sign them.

Cheapskate way of doing it I know but...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 24 January, 2017, 12:38:13 PM
Has anyone drawn up a visual timetable so we can see at a glance what we're missing?
I've made a spreadsheet version of the schedule, if that helps any.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19h9ACHfGqNy8eO5naH5DQUhSaaU8yUYZn7e91ct59-I/edit?usp=sharing

Nice one Arkwright!

Seconded!!! Incredibly useful, cheers!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 24 January, 2017, 01:01:57 PM
Just to echo all the well deserved praise for Arkwright99's spreadsheet.

I doff my hat to you sir. Good job - thank you.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Arkwright99 24 January, 2017, 01:43:33 PM
Thanks chaps. It was just something I knocked up to help me better visualise where I might want to be at any time on the 11th (interesting that all but one of the panels appears to be 45mins rather than an hour long) but if other people find it useful then I'm more than happy to share it.  :)

EDIT: Ooh, and my 200th post. How gratifying.  :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 24 January, 2017, 02:01:30 PM
Thanks chaps. It was just something I knocked up to help me better visualise where I might want to be at any time on the 11th (interesting that all but one of the panels appears to be 45mins rather than an hour long) but if other people find it useful then I'm more than happy to share it.  :)

EDIT: Ooh, and my 200th post. How gratifying.  :D

Very helpful indeed. Have a Krill Tro Thargo
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 24 January, 2017, 02:15:32 PM
interesting that all but one of the panels appears to be 45mins rather than an hour long

Yeah, if Pat Mills is involved that's not gonna happen - he can manage 45 minutes introducing himself!

Very helpful indeed. Have a Krill Tro Thargo

Who died an made you Tharg?  ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 24 January, 2017, 02:37:57 PM
interesting that all but one of the panels appears to be 45mins rather than an hour long

Yeah, if Pat Mills is involved that's not gonna happen - he can manage 45 minutes introducing himself!

Very helpful indeed. Have a Krill Tro Thargo

Who died an made you Tharg?  ;)

Got some chinese knock off ones
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: I, Cosh 25 January, 2017, 09:06:09 AM
Speaking of which - are there folks out there that might still be looking for copies of Prog 2000 - the Cliff Robinson and Chris Burnham covers?
Well, I'd probably buy a copy of the Chris Robinson one if I saw it in the wild.

I wonder if Hachette will have a table offering cut-price volumes of the Mega Collection to further enrage Buttonman?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Buttonman 25 January, 2017, 09:57:57 AM
More likely Buttonman will have a table selling his books at a price that undercuts theirs! See how it feels Slashette!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Link Prime 25 January, 2017, 12:28:34 PM
More likely Buttonman will have a table selling his books at a price that undercuts theirs!

We'd prefer if you focused on a live and exclusive "Wot I ate at the Convention".
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 25 January, 2017, 12:30:16 PM
More likely Buttonman will have a table selling his books at a price that undercuts theirs!

We'd prefer if you focused on a live and exclusive "Who I ate at the Convention".


FTFY
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Satanist 25 January, 2017, 12:32:19 PM
Surely we should all bring a letter each and have them reviewed LIVE.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 25 January, 2017, 03:06:34 PM
Surely we should all bring a letter each and have them reviewed LIVE.

It's not like there's anything else going on...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: JaHawkDroid 27 January, 2017, 08:24:45 AM
Family things have come up, so now unsure if I can attend. Anyone know if tickets are transferable or is that that? Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 27 January, 2017, 08:29:05 AM
Family things have come up, so now unsure if I can attend. Anyone know if tickets are transferable or is that that? Cheers

Non-transferable, I believe, for the simple reason that the Powers That Be didn't want to see the tickets snapped up by scalpers and then changing hands for many times the face value on eBay.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 27 January, 2017, 09:08:30 AM
Turns out I'm going to be bringing a couple of Gronks down to the 40th. I'm going to be posting a photo as soon as the little beauties are all here.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 27 January, 2017, 09:13:10 AM
Turns out I'm going to be bringing a couple of Gronks down to the 40th. I'm going to be posting a photo as soon as the little beauties are all here.

If you are looking to sell I would happily take one off your hands. The panicky little Drokker would sit nicely next to my plush Skull and Power master Optimus Prime.

Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 27 January, 2017, 09:54:36 AM
Turns out I'm going to be bringing a couple of Gronks down to the 40th. I'm going to be posting a photo as soon as the little beauties are all here.
Oh their poor Heartsies!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 27 January, 2017, 10:37:46 AM
Napalm Kev- These are being done one at a time on a commission basis (The wee beasties are about 18 inch tall and due to being hand made they all come out a little different (which in my opinion is absolutely as it should be).

I 'think' I'll be bringing mine as well so we can get some group photos on the day, so make sure you say hi, and it'll be my daughter you need to talk to to make this happen. However, these are hand made plush dolls so the price is reflective.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 27 January, 2017, 12:27:30 PM
No worries, look forward to meeting yourself and fellow Squaxx. I've got a half-assed nametag knocked up with my name and forum tag on it.

Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 27 January, 2017, 03:04:34 PM
Will the Slaine bar be open to everyone regardless of if they have tickets for the convention itself?

I ask as I'll be going to another event in the vicinity. Would be nice to meet folk there later. (I won't try to sneak into the main convention, I promise...)  >:D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 27 January, 2017, 03:21:32 PM
Will the Slaine bar be open to everyone regardless of if they have tickets for the convention itself?

Sorry Mardroid, Sláine's Bar is inside the venue so it will only be accessible to people with wristbands.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 27 January, 2017, 04:39:20 PM
Booo...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 27 January, 2017, 05:00:19 PM
Will the Slaine bar be open to everyone regardless of if they have tickets for the convention itself?

Sorry Mardroid, Sláine's Bar is inside the venue so it will only be accessible to people with wristbands.

Fair enough! Thanks for the quick response.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: JaHawkDroid 27 January, 2017, 06:36:13 PM
Family things have come up, so now unsure if I can attend. Anyone know if tickets are transferable or is that that? Cheers

Non-transferable, I believe, for the simple reason that the Powers That Be didn't want to see the tickets snapped up by scalpers and then changing hands for many times the face value on eBay.

Utterly understandable. Then I shall have to make the effort to get down the country for a day. Will probably regret it if I don't attend anyway...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 28 January, 2017, 04:10:57 PM
Will the Mighty Tharg be supplying official handbags for those awkward moments when online antagonists finally meet?

 
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 28 January, 2017, 04:31:37 PM
Kleggskin ones
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Fungus 28 January, 2017, 06:56:47 PM
It wouldn't be the Slaine Bar if everyone sat amicably sipping Baileys now, would it ?  :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Link Prime 30 January, 2017, 12:21:28 PM
Getting close now! :thumbsup:
I've just booked the Friday & Monday off work for that mini-holiday feeling.

Any other forumites from ROI making it over to this?
Tordelback? Zenith 666? Joe Soap? David?

I know Gavin is coming, but he'd go to the opening of a brown paper bag with 'Zarjaz' written on it.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 30 January, 2017, 01:12:34 PM
I know Gavin is coming, but he'd go to the opening of a brown paper bag with 'Zarjaz' written on it.

A brown paper bag with Zarjaz on it... hmmm
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: James Stacey 30 January, 2017, 01:14:12 PM
Has there been any move for a nametag so everyone can associate the person with their online alter ego (if thats their thing and they are indeed online)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: DrDark 30 January, 2017, 04:19:31 PM
Hi all, long time lurker and longtime 2000ad reader and I absolutely can’t wait for this convention!!!!!

Having just been reading this thread I have been fully caught up in the hype and now I can’t wait to get there!

I am dead set on getting Arthur Ranson to sign some progs and would love to buy some of his work if he has any on sale (it’s gonna be an expensive weekend!).

But as this is the first comic con I have been too I was wondering if people have any idea how much signings, original pieces of art average at?

Maybe see a few of you there, I’m coming down from Birmingham on my lonesome as non of my friends can hack such Thrills as are on offer!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 30 January, 2017, 04:42:58 PM
Signings are usually free - although sometimes there might be limits on number of items per creator.

Sketches vary £15-50 depending on the artist, type of sketch.

Artwork varies hugely - some start at £50 (Henry really undersells his) and goes up - recent art will generally be cheaper than classic art, also a Dredd page with no Dredd may be cheaper.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: DrDark 31 January, 2017, 12:44:36 PM
Awesome stuff, thanks  :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Old Tankie 31 January, 2017, 01:26:14 PM
Some artists sketch for free.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 31 January, 2017, 01:48:53 PM
Very true- at the Oxford Dreddcons none of the artists charged. 'None'. It was a wonderful thing to see.

If you have any doubts as to costs, just ask. Half the fun of getting a sketch is chatting with the artist.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 31 January, 2017, 01:57:51 PM
Very true- at the Oxford Dreddcons none of the artists charged. 'None'. It was a wonderful thing to see.

Although I can't blame the artists that have started charging. It must be pretty galling to do someone a free sketch only to see the bugger on eBay within a matter of days…
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 31 January, 2017, 02:16:37 PM
Very true- at the Oxford Dreddcons none of the artists charged. 'None'. It was a wonderful thing to see.

Although I can't blame the artists that have started charging. It must be pretty galling to do someone a free sketch only to see the bugger on eBay within a matter of days…
Agreed, I got the wonderful Doherty to do a great watercolour Dredd head at TB'14. We stood about chatting as he wrapped up work on the sketch before mine, and the owner of said doodle was on his way. The next day I saw said same sketch for sale on a FB page (that shall remain nameless) for twice what Pete was charging. Its a really nasty, shitty thing to do.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 31 January, 2017, 02:24:40 PM
I'm wondering what the queues are likely to be like. 1000 of us swarming will be a sight to see!

Anyone know if there any cashpoints in the Hammersmith Novotel? Could always get cash from my creditcard if I have to ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 31 January, 2017, 02:29:41 PM
If previous cons are anything to go by- don't chance being able to get cash from anywhere. :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 31 January, 2017, 02:32:25 PM
Yeah that's always the problem isn't it!
Sprinting outside to the tube station is more likely!
Typical that this month I have virtually no money for the one event you'll want to spend lots in!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 31 January, 2017, 02:44:29 PM
40th anniversary ticket-holders, please take note: we've had a query from a ticket-holder asking if they can sell/transfer their ticket to someone else, so we thought we'd best publicly reiterate the details about tickets.

As per the terms and conditions at the time of purchase, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you bought multiple tickets, named ticket-holders will be asked to produce identification when they collect their tickets.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 31 January, 2017, 02:55:54 PM
40th anniversary ticket-holders, please take note: we've had a query from a ticket-holder asking if they can sell/transfer their ticket to someone else, so we thought we'd best publicly reiterate the details about tickets.

As per the terms and conditions at the time of purchase, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you bought multiple tickets, named ticket-holders will be asked to produce identification when they collect their tickets.

Regarding ID: I don't have anything other than a bank card with my name on. If I produce the ticket in conjunction with my phone logged in as my forum tag would this be sufficient?

Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 31 January, 2017, 03:07:19 PM
Regarding ID: I don't have anything other than a bank card with my name on. If I produce the ticket in conjunction with my phone logged in as my forum tag would this be sufficient?

A bank card should be fine.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 31 January, 2017, 03:08:47 PM
Regarding ID: I don't have anything other than a bank card with my name on. If I produce the ticket in conjunction with my phone logged in as my forum tag would this be sufficient?

A bank card should be fine.

Thanks for the clarification.

Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mike Carroll 31 January, 2017, 04:29:35 PM
Getting close now! :thumbsup:
I've just booked the Friday & Monday off work for that mini-holiday feeling.

Any other forumites from ROI making it over to this?
Tordelback? Zenith 666? Joe Soap? David?

I know Gavin is coming, but he'd go to the opening of a brown paper bag with 'Zarjaz' written on it.

Leonia and I will be attending!
-- Mike
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 31 January, 2017, 07:08:13 PM
Finally after nine months, I got paid. So there still no ticket?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 31 January, 2017, 07:10:28 PM
Don't worry, you'll be able to see what everyone gets up to on here and facebook. It'll be like you're there!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 31 January, 2017, 07:55:01 PM
Finally after nine months, I got paid. So there still no ticket?

No, sorry Goaty.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Link Prime 31 January, 2017, 09:38:55 PM

Leonia and I will be attending!
-- Mike

Figured as much Mike- good to hear nevertheless!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: inkymonkey 31 January, 2017, 11:01:49 PM
Leonia and I will be attending!
-- Mike

Excellent! I hope to have extensive chatting with you...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 01 February, 2017, 12:41:30 AM
Rackle and me shall be there!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Sandman1 01 February, 2017, 11:14:13 AM
Sounds like it's going to be a quite nice festive event. Too bad I don't live in the UK.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 02 February, 2017, 09:13:23 AM
Have to catch early morning train from Exeter, hoping to be there for 10:30 at the latest. Then catching train back in the evening - gonna be a long day!

Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 02 February, 2017, 09:53:53 AM
When the two films were announced and the times then went from 7 till 9.30 I just ended up having to admit I needed to stay over. Mind you hopefully get to pop to Orbital and the Cartoon Museum on the Sunday now too.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 02 February, 2017, 10:01:34 AM
When the two films were announced and the times then went from 7 till 9.30 I just ended up having to admit I needed to stay over.

I was looking  to stay over also but due to my workplace being utter cocks I couldn't get the Sunday off! Clearly they are Thrillsuckers!

Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 02 February, 2017, 10:11:58 AM
Up on Friday back on Sunday to see Jasper Carrott in Bristol! Maybe he'll do 'Funky Lawmaster'.

Am getting a Bad City Blue shirt made for Saturday
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 02 February, 2017, 01:47:37 PM
Don't worry, you'll be able to see what everyone gets up to on here and facebook. It'll be like you're there!

get back to making those badges CF, you must be near a 1000 now?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Satanist 02 February, 2017, 01:58:45 PM
Aren't we just using Proudhuff as a roaming meeting point like we normally do?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 02 February, 2017, 04:25:05 PM
Nice, is there's Goaty badge?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 03 February, 2017, 01:05:26 PM
Chris Weston posted up that he was doing Pre-Con sketches and that he's doing 4 initially but he'll see how he goes. I'm on the list at 3 and I've now got my thinking hat on. Think damn me, think!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 04 February, 2017, 12:45:17 AM
Don't know if it was mentioned earlier but Ashley Wood and Gregory Prout will be at the 3A table.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mikey 04 February, 2017, 09:51:28 AM
Just logged on to share that CF - think I'll bring my World War Robot hardback for signage!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sbelmont 04 February, 2017, 09:52:24 AM
Hi Molcher-R - is the event website going to be updated in the next few days to show the floorplan bring together in one place the other details that have been released so far?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 04 February, 2017, 12:28:27 PM
Hi Molcher-R - is the event website going to be updated in the next few days to show the floorplan bring together in one place the other details that have been released so far?

anda linkie too please  :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: PlanetReplicas 04 February, 2017, 04:36:38 PM
Well be teasing our 40th booth's Raffle prizes, lapel badges and ID cards throughout this week !

Here's a look at our BioChip badge ( 35mm wide, twin fixings on reverse)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16388220_1251807081521978_3659091737679840656_n.jpg?oh=770fa000cb09c2d55c6d9536f60883ab&oe=5948200C)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 04 February, 2017, 04:37:24 PM
Wow, that's awesome BioChip badge
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 04 February, 2017, 05:32:23 PM
Yeah some sort of info about who will have tables and what not would be wonderful (so far everything I've asked for has very quickly appeared, so fingers crossed!). I've just spent a pleasent couple of hours digging out stuff I'd like signing and frankly its rather impractical so it would help to edit it down if I knew who would have table so I could hunt um down!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 04 February, 2017, 06:21:27 PM
At the risk of sounding more of a fool than usual - do tickets have to be printed or can they be shown on one of those new fangled digital devices, such as a phone?*
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

*I'm not joking
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Geoff 04 February, 2017, 07:52:58 PM
Anyone know at what age children need a ticket?

I remember there being info on this on the ticket site but now they've sold out it's gone.

Our babysitting has fallen through...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 04 February, 2017, 10:32:47 PM
Looking at the cached page is says 14 and over is Adult, Child is 13 and under
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 04 February, 2017, 10:39:55 PM
Anyone know at what age children need a ticket?

I remember there being info on this on the ticket site but now they've sold out it's gone.

Our babysitting has fallen through...

I don't think it ever stated a lower age limit where children would be admitted free.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Geoff 04 February, 2017, 10:51:04 PM
Thanks guys. Mmnn that sounds familiar Steve...bit worrying..

Can you help out Molch-R? Does a 3 year old need a ticket?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: moly 05 February, 2017, 01:21:39 PM
My daughter is 5 and I had to buy the family ticket for her
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Trent 05 February, 2017, 01:24:01 PM
Really hope everyone has a great time.
I'm a little down as I was planning on coming, staying at the hotel etc when I had my car accident which has me still largely confined to bed.
Looking forward to hearing the stories and seeing the sketches and mementos of the weekend.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Heath C Ackley 05 February, 2017, 03:32:40 PM
Extremely pissed off that I won't be able attend this. Moving house and the excesses of Christmas has left me skint! Hope you all enjoy the weekend and post enough pictures to keep the poor unfortunates like me satisfied.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Magnetica 06 February, 2017, 11:13:33 AM
I have just been trying to work out what sessions I am going to attend and there is a huge overlap between them. Do we know if any are going to be recorded for Thrillcasts?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 06 February, 2017, 11:51:51 AM
Always an overlap but I guess there is also the case of how many people can attend each session as well so you can plan things but not make them anyway.
My only event I've been to in the past was MCM and with that I just didn't go to any talks etc but with 2000ad I think I might do it the other way round and stay away from the incredibly busy signing/sketching!

I'm hoping they will all be recorded as well :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steamrunner 06 February, 2017, 11:55:31 AM
Yeah, I'd kind of like to know if any of the talks will be recorded and available later - there's a big overlap on the schedule (just for the talks, let alone anything else!) and there's an awful lot I'd love to see!

Also: 'nudge' on the details about who will have tables, etc.  And also on any general info about the venue (like: facilities, food/drink options if any, etc) - kinda need to plan a bit :-)

S.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 06 February, 2017, 12:03:21 PM
There is a bar inside the con, but there's also dining/bar in the hotel.

http://www.novotellondonwest.co.uk/dining/ (http://www.novotellondonwest.co.uk/dining/)

Hammersmith Broadway/Station has the usual places as well
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 06 February, 2017, 12:27:20 PM
There is a bar inside the con, but there's also dining/bar in the hotel.

Us and Them.

Dunk!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 06 February, 2017, 12:28:33 PM
I don't know if the hotel will be expecting to feed 1000 people though.
(Apart from those of us staying there!)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steamrunner 06 February, 2017, 12:34:52 PM
No, I wouldn't expect the hotel to feed us (!), but I was wondering whether there might be a food concession, or someone/something at least selling snacks/drinks or something (presuming the bar doesn't cover that?). It's gonna be a long day and I don't really want to be running around Hammersmith wasting time in the middle of it...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 06 February, 2017, 12:40:15 PM
They're still prepping for a visit from Buttonman.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 06 February, 2017, 12:49:43 PM
No, I wouldn't expect the hotel to feed us (!), but I was wondering whether there might be a food concession, or someone/something at least selling snacks/drinks or something (presuming the bar doesn't cover that?). It's gonna be a long day and I don't really want to be running around Hammersmith wasting time in the middle of it...

Exactly. I mean if it is a matter that we should just be going outside to find food that is fine, it would be useful to know as that's more time to have to factor in from being away from the good stuff!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 06 February, 2017, 01:20:21 PM
For what it's worth- I'm not having a table for Zarjaz/Dogbreath.

I 'can' bring some with me if anyone wants them, but much like the first Lawgiver con the other year, I want to be a fan.

Zarjaz/Dogbreath are always available via t'Internerd and I've nothing new till March.

As for lunch on the day- if you are travelling in, bring it with you. Saves time and effort.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 06 February, 2017, 01:34:21 PM
Couple of Frusli bars will do ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: DrDark 06 February, 2017, 01:38:25 PM
Yeah some sort of info about who will have tables and what not would be wonderful (so far everything I've asked for has very quickly appeared, so fingers crossed!). I've just spent a pleasent couple of hours digging out stuff I'd like signing and frankly its rather impractical so it would help to edit it down if I knew who would have table so I could hunt um down!

I don't suppose there are any updates on this available?

With so much stuff to do and see it'd be great to be able to plan some of it out ahead of time.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 06 February, 2017, 02:13:15 PM
Thanks guys. Mmnn that sounds familiar Steve...bit worrying..

Can you help out Molch-R? Does a 3 year old need a ticket?

Yes, I'm afraid that there is no age at which children get in free. This isn't something we've imposed ourselves - it's the venue's strict fire safety capacity, which counts babies as individuals. The event is now sold out so if you haven't got them a child ticket then I'm afraid you can't bring them in, sorry.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 06 February, 2017, 03:21:26 PM
We've put together a quick FAQ as some people had questions about tickets: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1357
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 06 February, 2017, 03:26:14 PM
We've put together a quick FAQ as some people had questions about tickets: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1357

Quick question that's not on there (I'm sure someone asked earlier -- apologies if I missed the response): do we need a physical printout of the ticket, or will a phone/tablet screen be sufficient to scan the QR from?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 06 February, 2017, 03:36:28 PM
Either is good so long as you have ID to go with it, Jim.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 06 February, 2017, 03:43:20 PM
Either is good so long as you have ID to go with it, Jim.

Won't they know WHO I AM?!

(Thanks, Michael, that's brilliant.)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 06 February, 2017, 04:27:52 PM
Any special variant cover for the 40th special Prog, planned for the festival, Molch-R?  :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 06 February, 2017, 04:34:15 PM
Any special variant cover for the 40th special Prog, planned for the festival, Molch-R?  :)

No, sorry. The 40th anniversary special won't be available at the show as it goes to print this week.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 06 February, 2017, 04:58:20 PM
Very pleased to announce Cam Kennedy WILL now be able to attend this weekend's event!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steven Sterlacchini 06 February, 2017, 05:03:12 PM
Very pleased to announce Cam Kennedy WILL now be able to attend this weekend's event!

Excellent news!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: DarkDaysBish-OP 06 February, 2017, 05:31:51 PM
Very pleased to announce Cam Kennedy WILL now be able to attend this weekend's event!

Win!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 06 February, 2017, 05:41:05 PM
Also: ask and ye shall receive! Full floor plan and updated schedule now on the 2000 AD blog

http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1363
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 06 February, 2017, 06:04:31 PM
Very pleased to announce Cam Kennedy WILL now be able to attend this weekend's event!

Well I'm *so* going now, best get a ticket!

Dunk!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steamrunner 06 February, 2017, 06:05:14 PM
Well, I'm askin'....  any chance of that as a nice, shiny, readable PDF plzzzz ??!  :D :D :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 06 February, 2017, 06:08:35 PM
We've put together a quick FAQ as some people had questions about tickets: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1357

Profound apologies for keeping on, as mother used to say, but I won't be at the venue until just after 10:00. Will there still be someone there to register my ticket/wristband, etc.

This is my first big convention and I literally have no idea what I'm doing!

Cheers

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 06 February, 2017, 07:36:10 PM
Any special variant cover for the 40th special Prog, planned for the festival, Molch-R?  :)

No, sorry. The 40th anniversary special won't be available at the show as it goes to print this week.

Cheers Molch-R!   :thumbsup:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 06 February, 2017, 07:44:46 PM
Also: ask and ye shall receive! Full floor plan and updated schedule now on the 2000 AD blog

http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1363

You are just too good to us! Now then one final request can you magic it so that if I go to the Editor's Reunited Panel there is still space for me in the Search/Destroy screening. While at the same time getting me time to get stuff signed by Paul Marshal and John Smith...

... oh go on you can sort that for me too can't you.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Geoff 06 February, 2017, 09:08:23 PM
Thanks guys. Mmnn that sounds familiar Steve...bit worrying..

Can you help out Molch-R? Does a 3 year old need a ticket?

Yes, I'm afraid that there is no age at which children get in free. This isn't something we've imposed ourselves - it's the venue's strict fire safety capacity, which counts babies as individuals. The event is now sold out so if you haven't got them a child ticket then I'm afraid you can't bring them in, sorry.

Thanks for the clarification Molch-R, quite understand you're bound by the rules of the venue. Mmnn best try the grandparents again...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 06 February, 2017, 09:56:48 PM
Interesting it says limited seating for Search/Destroy and Future Shock showings but they are in the same room as earlier which doesn't say limited seating (looks like 228 seats). Is this because they will be moving walls as they are closing down maybe?
Hoping many people will have gone home by then ;)

So many combinations of things and all I'm thinking of is it'll just be queue city lol
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 07 February, 2017, 08:38:19 AM
Just got an email saying I can upgrade my Novotel room to include Free Wi-Fi, coffee machine, rain shower, slippers and a robe.

Slippers and a robe, people! This weekend just went off the chain.

Dunk!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 07 February, 2017, 08:47:37 AM
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/06/politics/donald-trump-bathrobe/ (http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/06/politics/donald-trump-bathrobe/)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 07 February, 2017, 08:48:17 AM
'Rain shower' ?!?

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 07 February, 2017, 08:49:04 AM
A balcony*

*weather permitting
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 07 February, 2017, 09:00:01 AM
'Rain shower' ?!?
Maybe a Trump thing?

Dunk!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 07 February, 2017, 09:14:48 AM
A Hammersmith thing.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 07 February, 2017, 09:31:26 AM
I've just checked with the hotel and there are two bars on site, one for the Con and the other's for anyone. Those that didn't get a ticket can still come along for a drink and soak up a bit of the atmosphere, until we hit the pubs!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dolman 07 February, 2017, 09:51:41 AM
Well, I'm askin'....  any chance of that as a nice, shiny, readable PDF plzzzz ??!  :D :D :D

Here it is. (http://www80.zippyshare.com/v/HvgCYDTr/file.html)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 07 February, 2017, 09:55:42 AM
That all looks too damn good, too damn good indeed! So man professionals under one roof, so many artists and writers i've yet too meet! Damn it!

Well thats enough self pity, you lads enjoy yourselves.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dodsy 07 February, 2017, 10:10:08 AM
Well, I'm askin'....  any chance of that as a nice, shiny, readable PDF plzzzz ??!  :D :D :D

Here it is. (http://www80.zippyshare.com/v/HvgCYDTr/file.html)

I'm just getting sent to the App Store for Bubble Witch Saga 3 with that link.....  :-\
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dolman 07 February, 2017, 10:13:32 AM
Sorry about that. Use an adblocker or this alt-link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/3mcknndsaqd4u7n/Prog2000AD40Years.pdf Free hosting websites are usually full of ads  :(
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steamrunner 07 February, 2017, 10:33:18 AM
Well, I'm askin'....  any chance of that as a nice, shiny, readable PDF plzzzz ??!  :D :D :D

Here it is. (http://www80.zippyshare.com/v/HvgCYDTr/file.html)

Cheers!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dodsy 07 February, 2017, 10:37:45 AM
Sorry about that. Use an adblocker or this alt-link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/3mcknndsaqd4u7n/Prog2000AD40Years.pdf Free hosting websites are usually full of ads  :(

That's great! Cheers mate, will come in handy to have on my phone on the day.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 07 February, 2017, 01:51:53 PM
Thanks for the PDF and for the docs in the first place. Very useful.

The main hall (not the bar) looks well laid out, and I'm very curious to see what Hachette have for the day. I'm hoping they are flogging copies of the books at a reduced price, but we'll see.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Magnetica 07 February, 2017, 02:17:20 PM
Just wondering how people view the day.

Is it more about getting stuff signed and chatting to the creators while that is happening, attending the talks or just hanging out in the bar? Or possibly a combination of all that.

Curious as I have never been to anything like this before.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: SuperSurfer 07 February, 2017, 02:22:12 PM
Looks like I will be spending much of the day sitting on my butt as there are so many talks I'm interested in.

I'm not really into the getting stuff signed thing though that's a good way to have chit-chat with creators. I have a lot of signatures in my 2000AD annuals with one notable exception: Mr McMahon so am tempted to take those.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 07 February, 2017, 02:44:44 PM
I'm thinking talks is the way to go as well but how many of us will be able to go to them, always a perennial problem! So it might be a matter of seeing what you can get to and adapting from then.

If I had lots of money I'd be at every single table and buying stuff but as I don't I'm not sure what exactly I'll be doing either. Signatures would be nice, especially as there is a book for that in the bundle ticket and there is a nice mix of people doing it. I'm guessing the Nerve Centre signings are at the 2000ad tables in the Interactive Zone.

The benefit for this con is that there are a fixed number of people that they have planned around. Obviously knowing some people would rather get Pat Smith's autograph than go the Wagner/Ezquerra talk (not me) sort of thing.

Sounds like a fair few people dressed up as well so theres going to be a lot of photo opportunities on the day so I might well be doing a lot of that as it's easy to be quiet and tuck myself into a corner!



: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 07 February, 2017, 02:54:06 PM
Pat Smith?

Are they extending comic mergers to the editors now?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: moly 07 February, 2017, 03:01:51 PM
Happy to hear there are a lot of people cosplaying as I'm taking my daughter with me and she loves cosplay I'm looking to hopefully buying a load of stuff and finally meeting some people from here oh and having a few beers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 07 February, 2017, 03:16:29 PM
Pat Smith?

Are they extending comic mergers to the editors now?

:) Sorry I was thinking Pat Sharp, the one with the big hair
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 07 February, 2017, 05:48:11 PM
I've just checked with the hotel and there are two bars on site, one for the Con and the other's for anyone. Those that didn't get a ticket can still come along for a drink and soak up a bit of the atmosphere, until we hit the pubs!

Great! Music to my, erm, eyes.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 07 February, 2017, 07:05:26 PM
Profound apologies for keeping on, as mother used to say, but I won't be at the venue until just after 10:00. Will there still be someone there to register my ticket/wristband, etc.

Registration/wristband pick-up is open all day, it just moves upstairs at 10am (well, when the queue to get in dies down). You don't have to be there on the dot.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 07 February, 2017, 07:45:18 PM
Just wondering how people view the day.

Is it more about getting stuff signed and chatting to the creators while that is happening, attending the talks or just hanging out in the bar? Or possibly a combination of all that.

Curious as I have never been to anything like this before.

Some people spend ages queuing at every table with armloads of things to sign (yes, I'm looking at you Mr Burdis!) or getting sketches. Me I'm not so fussed about that - I aim to fill in several missing droid autographs, attend some of the panel discussions and pretty much wander round or hang in the bar chatting. I like the way the bar is in the centre so people will be passing through when going from room to room, a very sociable set-up! The only person I really want to meet, who I always miss as we seem to attend different conventions every year, is Carlos Ezquerra, so I hope to spend some time nodding respectfully while pretending to understand his accent.

I can predict that "are you on the forum? what's your username?" will be the standard question of the day! I'm going to dig out the badge I made of my profile pic for the 2010 Hi-Ex HellTrek, so if you see me say hello!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steamrunner 07 February, 2017, 08:20:10 PM
On the subject of recognition — and not that I'm a forum regular or anything (I do quite like being labelled a "Sub Basement Sewer Unit") — but for all you a) cosplayers and b) famous peoples, if you see a bog-standard middle-aged guy with an old brick of a Pentax camera (instead of a brand more fashionable) standing around looking nervous about asking if it's ok to take your picture... then that'll be me. Please say 'hi'!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: robert_ellis 07 February, 2017, 11:38:32 PM
Does anyone know if Tiernan Trevallion is still at the 40th? Absalom has been the highlight of 2000ad for me. I remember seeing his name on the poster but can't see him on any signing lists.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dj_bollocks 08 February, 2017, 11:37:21 AM
Hello. Newbie here. Please be gentle.

I've only just found out about the celebrations in London this weekend (I've been living under a rock)... So if anyone has a ticket that they don't want to use I would happily take it off your hands for real credits.

Hope everyone going has a brilliant time celebrating the Galaxy's Greatest Comic !
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 08 February, 2017, 11:52:02 AM
Hi,

I'm afraid you're out of luck, they've always said the tickets are non-transferable.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 08 February, 2017, 12:15:29 PM
Does anyone know if Tiernan Trevallion is still at the 40th? Absalom has been the highlight of 2000ad for me. I remember seeing his name on the poster but can't see him on any signing lists.

Robert- To the best of my knowledge TT is not going to be there.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NSFTM 08 February, 2017, 02:04:26 PM
Quick question, is there ample capacity in the rooms for everyone to get in?

 i don't want to spend an hour of precious hero worship queuing up for the SD film.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 08 February, 2017, 02:11:03 PM
No you can't fit everyone in the screening rooms.

There are around 1000 tickets sold + attendees

250 seat capacity in the Milli-com panel room (which will be the Stront screening)
133 (going by the floorplan) for the Tir Nan Og talkspace
133 same for the live drawing space.

So it's going to be first come, first served.

It's not like there's never going to be another chance to see SD, so you'll just have to play it by ear.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 08 February, 2017, 02:28:04 PM
Thing is if that's already full by 6.00-6.30 the last signing will attract everyone else that is left so that could be rather manic for them.

I do wonder why it says *limited capacity available for the 2 films but not before as surely it's limited all through the day?

That we know none of it is being recorded I'm also guessing that Rebellion won't want anyone else recording the talks etc and putting it up on YouTube either which makes choices even harder.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 08 February, 2017, 02:31:33 PM
I believe some of it at least is being recorded.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 08 February, 2017, 02:54:12 PM
Yes sorry, I meant streamed but Facebook says '...we are planning to make some of the programming available after the event.' but that might just be odd clips. Hopefully not as Rebellion is very good what with the length of podcast interviews etc.
But then if that is happening then us recording talks shouldn't be a problem then, just to make sure.

They could record everything and release it as a special dvd ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Magnetica 08 February, 2017, 03:00:09 PM
I guess the Strontium Dog fan film will be made available on You Tube at some point - like Minty(?).

I note the Thrill Power Overload screening is an extended version. I would really like to see that, but it makes it a really long day / cuts into pub time. So I was wondering if this version will be released on DVD ( or shown on Film 4)?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Magnetica 08 February, 2017, 03:11:44 PM
I mean Future Shock screening.

(Thrillpower Overload is a book :lol: )
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 08 February, 2017, 03:15:06 PM
Yep, current plan is for it to go online in May.

The version that goes online will be tweaked slightly, it was a mad rush to show something at Thought Bubble, and the same for the 40th.

There might be screenings at cons between Feb and May - not sure yet.

Main thing for me, is I need to get back to some paying work.


The FS guys have mentioned Blu-rays as a possibility, but nothing concrete has been announced.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: robert_ellis 08 February, 2017, 04:00:41 PM
Cheers Bolt - if he shows it'll be a nice surprise!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: DrDark 08 February, 2017, 04:20:59 PM
I am really looking forward to the Strontium Dog film so hopefully at that point I will have spent all my cash, got all the signatures and art I want and in true English fashion can relax for a while in a nice leisurely queue ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: LARF 08 February, 2017, 04:32:10 PM
What's everyone doing Friday night, I'll be down around 5ish, is there a pub meet anywhere?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 08 February, 2017, 05:16:18 PM
What's everyone doing Friday night, I'll be down around 5ish, is there a pub meet anywhere?

Keen to know this too
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 08 February, 2017, 07:22:39 PM
What's everyone doing Friday night, I'll be down around 5ish, is there a pub meet anywhere?

Keen to know this too

Well there are two Friday meet ups I'm aware of.

The Southern Contingent are meeting up at the Novotel bar from 3pm onwards (we get thirsty early), very friendly bunch all welcome.

And the DSDC have a meet up from 7pm, though folks might arrive earlier, at the William Morris pub in Hammersmith. You'll probably recognise them by their DSDC tshirts and I vouch they're a friendly bunch too.

Hope that helps.

Dunk!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 08 February, 2017, 07:35:02 PM
Yes sorry, I meant streamed but Facebook says '...we are planning to make some of the programming available after the event.' but that might just be odd clips. Hopefully not as Rebellion is very good what with the length of podcast interviews etc.
But then if that is happening then us recording talks shouldn't be a problem then, just to make sure.

Rest assured we'll be recording as much of the day on video and audio as is physically possible, for those unable to make it.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 08 February, 2017, 07:36:48 PM
What's everyone doing Friday night, I'll be down around 5ish, is there a pub meet anywhere?

Keen to know this too

Well there are two Friday meet ups I'm aware of.

The Southern Contingent are meeting up at the Novotel bar from 3pm onwards (we get thirsty early), very friendly bunch all welcome.

And the DSDC have a meet up from 7pm, though folks might arrive earlier, at the William Morris pub in Hammersmith. You'll probably recognise them by their DSDC tshirts and I vouch they're a friendly bunch too.

Hope that helps.

Dunk!

Block Rumble!  ;)

I should be arriving around teatime holding the helm of the Mighty Dode Coleman's robes as he strolls majestically through the huddled masses.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steven Sterlacchini 08 February, 2017, 08:10:10 PM
Yes sorry, I meant streamed but Facebook says '...we are planning to make some of the programming available after the event.' but that might just be odd clips. Hopefully not as Rebellion is very good what with the length of podcast interviews etc.
But then if that is happening then us recording talks shouldn't be a problem then, just to make sure.

Rest assured we'll be recording as much of the day on video and audio as is physically possible, for those unable to make it.

There's so much going on, I'm sure that the people attending will also appreciate it as well.  ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 08 February, 2017, 08:20:24 PM
There's so much going on, I'm sure that the people attending will also appreciate it as well.  ;)

That is exactly what I was thinking Steve. Thanks Molch-R! Puts my mind at ease.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 08 February, 2017, 08:32:44 PM
Sounds fun for the day!

What cosplays would be there?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: JaHawkDroid 08 February, 2017, 10:06:39 PM
How's everyone deciding what to take to get signed? As I'm travelling down from Leeds with the missus for a weekend in London, thought it would best to go light on the books. Tempted to just bring my bible (aka the Script Book) and try to get as many scribbles in one book as I possibly can over the course of the day....

I don't really do conventions much...  :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ZenArcade 08 February, 2017, 11:21:48 PM
Sector House 13 will be crashing the Southern Contingent drinks....by our groovy T shirts and nonchalant demeanor shall ye know us.... Oh and our Northern/North of Ireland accents. Z
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 February, 2017, 10:26:43 AM
For some of us lucky buggers the 40th has already begun. The man from down under made it to the UK OK but eventually escaped from the Cellar and ran to the comic shop when I wasn't looking!

Mark Sexton signed his superb cover to one of the IDW Dredd issues. I think he's gonna be signing for a long time come Saturday, so make sure you don't miss out!
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af293/judgedredd67/DSCN3832_zpseppds2q5.jpg) (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/judgedredd67/media/DSCN3832_zpseppds2q5.jpg.html)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 February, 2017, 10:26:58 AM
We managed to grab a bite to eat in the world famous Pete Wells Pasty Emporium, sorry Pete, you lost out in breaking his Pasty Cherry  ;)

As you can see, we did it the posh way and ate inside.

(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af293/judgedredd67/IMAG3236_zpsspf2oofw.jpg) (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/judgedredd67/media/IMAG3236_zpsspf2oofw.jpg.html)

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 February, 2017, 10:27:13 AM
Then it was off to The Grinning Demon for the handover to Dan, for Mark's next leg of 2000 AD goodness.

(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af293/judgedredd67/DSCN3833_zpsfolo7hyt.jpg) (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/judgedredd67/media/DSCN3833_zpsfolo7hyt.jpg.html)

(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af293/judgedredd67/DSCN3837_zpsq4brhed4.jpg) (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/judgedredd67/media/DSCN3837_zpsq4brhed4.jpg.html)

Don't forget to grab Mark at some time over the day and get his signature folks :thumbsup:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mikey 09 February, 2017, 10:37:38 AM
Hopefully that pastie is well digested before Saturday!

Well there are two Friday meet ups I'm aware of.

The Southern Contingent are meeting up at the Novotel bar from 3pm onwards (we get thirsty early), very friendly bunch all welcome.

And the DSDC have a meet up from 7pm, though folks might arrive earlier, at the William Morris pub in Hammersmith. You'll probably recognise them by their DSDC tshirts and I vouch they're a friendly bunch too.

Hope that helps.

Dunk!

I presume the Novotel session is 3 till late? I'll see you there at some point I expect - I'll actually be arriving between 3-4 but am at the moment intending on heading over to Gosh! for Pat and Kev's signing thing before I take a sip o' liquor.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 February, 2017, 10:41:45 AM
That's correct and I'll be heading over for the Pat & Kev show as well but I may have quaffed at least a drink or two before ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mikey 09 February, 2017, 10:43:18 AM
Hurrah!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 09 February, 2017, 10:48:30 AM
We managed to grab a bite to eat in the world famous Pete Wells Pasty Emporium, sorry Pete, you lost out in breaking his Pasty Cherry  ;)

As you can see, we did it the posh way and ate inside.

(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af293/judgedredd67/IMAG3236_zpsspf2oofw.jpg) (http://s1017.photobucket.com/user/judgedredd67/media/IMAG3236_zpsspf2oofw.jpg.html)

Is that a Steak Bake you're holding? If so: good choice. One of my favourite grabs from pastry shops...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 09 February, 2017, 10:54:49 AM
I presume the Novotel session is 3 till late? I'll see you there at some point I expect - I'll actually be arriving between 3-4 but am at the moment intending on heading over to Gosh! for Pat and Kev's signing thing before I take a sip o' liquor.

Myself, I'm going to the Moomins first, 'cos, you know, priorities.

Dunk!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 February, 2017, 10:55:01 AM
Sadly they had none ready, so I went for the Chicken instead :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Rately 09 February, 2017, 12:51:40 PM
Massively jealous of all those attending.

Have a bloody great weekend everybody!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: PlanetReplicas 09 February, 2017, 02:22:49 PM
For the 2000 AD 40th we're running a raffle - 5 exclusive prizes can be won - here's one of them - a 42cm tall Henry Flint Movie DREDD!
You get 5 tickets ( so one for each prize) for just £5-
More prizes later!

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: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 09 February, 2017, 02:42:44 PM
We've been informed of work on the London Underground that will affect attendees travelling to Hammersmith this Saturday.

The Hammersmith / Circle lines east of Edgware Road will be partially shut, along with the District line between Edgware and South Kensington.

Attendees can still use the Piccadilly / District lines as normal to get to Hammersmith, or get onto the Hammersmith line at Paddington Station (Bakerloo / Circle).

Please check the TFL website and plan your journey accordingly.

https://tfl.gov.uk/tube-dlr-overground/status/?startdate=2017-02-11&endDate=2017-02-12T23%3A59%3A59&dateTypeSelect=This+weekend
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 09 February, 2017, 02:51:14 PM
It's the Dictators of Zrag, I tell you!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 09 February, 2017, 03:00:40 PM
Thrill Suckers been busy of late, I see.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 09 February, 2017, 03:17:12 PM
It's the Dictators of Zrag, I tell you!

Thrill Suckers been busy of late, I see.

Etc.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 09 February, 2017, 03:25:46 PM
Etc.

I can almost hear the circuits groaning...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 09 February, 2017, 04:12:31 PM
Etc.

I can almost hear the circuits groaning...
It's a cliche job, but someones gotta do it...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Old Tankie 09 February, 2017, 04:14:49 PM
Have fun, everyone.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 09 February, 2017, 05:33:17 PM
It maybe snowing this Saturday! Have fun creeps!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 February, 2017, 05:46:07 PM
Good job Rebellion booked the anniversary under cover then  ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 09 February, 2017, 08:05:57 PM
Good job Rebellion booked the anniversary under cover then  ;)

Good one
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dodsy 10 February, 2017, 09:52:11 AM
On the train heading down south now. Excitement is starting to build!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 10 February, 2017, 10:19:32 AM
Off to London in a bit. Cor blimey!

Hoteling tonight just up the road then in the Novotel tomorrow.

Hopefully willl bump into a few of you later.

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 10 February, 2017, 10:51:41 AM
Just a reminder, if you're about tonight and fancy a pint with like-minded folk:

The 2000ad 40th anniversary bash is rapidly approaching and so a D.S.D.C. Evening is most definitely on the cards.

The D.S.D.C. 40th BASH will be held on Friday 10th Feb at the William Morris pub, which according to google maps is 7 minute walk (14 minute return stagger) from the Novotel Hotel, the location for the Con on Saturday.

7pm onwards is the official time but as 'Spoons do food (I can recommend the wings), I presume people may arrive earlier.

Look out for fellow Dredd/2000ad fans or people in Sexy D.S.D.C Tshirts.

As always "all are welcome"!

See you at the bar for "A Taste Of Justice"



. 👍🏻🍻

Pub details can be found HERE...https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-william-morris-hammersmith
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: LARF 10 February, 2017, 10:55:21 AM
Can anyone please provide me with a link to the maps, and locations for tomorrow please - can't find it anywhere on the website.

Thanks
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 10 February, 2017, 10:59:55 AM
Larf- this is the link that Dolman provided a few pages back.


http://www.mediafire.com/file/3mcknndsaqd4u7n/Prog2000AD40Years.pdf (http://www.mediafire.com/file/3mcknndsaqd4u7n/Prog2000AD40Years.pdf)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: LARF 10 February, 2017, 11:07:17 AM
Cheers mate, see ya later!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 10 February, 2017, 11:21:55 AM
having a shit day at work - really wish I'd booked the Friday as well now!

See y'all tomorrow!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 10 February, 2017, 11:50:43 AM
Can anyone please provide me with a link to the maps, and locations for tomorrow please - can't find it anywhere on the website.

Thanks

http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1363
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dodsy 10 February, 2017, 01:14:09 PM
Anyone staying in the Holiday Inn just down the road from the con?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: PlanetReplicas 10 February, 2017, 02:30:50 PM
More shameless self promotion for the PR raffle -
Another prize-
Heres a giant Carlos Ezquerra badge, framed, and ready with a white pen for passing creators to sign!
£5 for 5 tickets at the PR stand.
See you all there - There are even cooler prizes to be seen...
( The draw will be at 6pm to allow plenty of time for winners to check results etc )

PR
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: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 10 February, 2017, 02:57:36 PM
...last hour at work...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 10 February, 2017, 04:54:28 PM
Bit further down the road at the premier. Tenth floor!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 10 February, 2017, 05:04:39 PM
Have fun to London rush hour and drinks price!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Magnetica 10 February, 2017, 05:54:26 PM
Those of us who live here have to deal with that all the time  :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 10 February, 2017, 06:06:52 PM
I've lived in South East London most of my life*, and I never fail to be shocked by the price of drinks when I go to the central part of the city!

I'm looking forward to meeting folks tomorrow though, even with the expensive drinks!

*As of a few months ago when I moved to Dartford. So still in the  South East, but not longer in London. But not far....
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: I, Cosh 10 February, 2017, 06:37:14 PM
Have fun to London rush hour and drinks price!
Bitter?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 10 February, 2017, 07:15:51 PM
Getting up at five in the morning for the train tomorrow  :o

Been annotating the maps with who to rub the faces of, and BLIMEY there's a lot of droids. The Slaine bar will be out of oil by lunchtime!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Tjm86 10 February, 2017, 07:24:03 PM
Have fun to London rush hour and drinks price!
Bitter?

Better than lager.  I'll have a Guiness though.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 10 February, 2017, 08:27:54 PM
Getting up at five in the morning for the train tomorrow  :o

Been annotating the maps with who to rub the faces of, and BLIMEY there's a lot of droids. The Slaine bar will be out of oil by lunchtime!

Yep same here. Very early rise and had a cold all week, its on the way out and better be bloody gone in the morning. I hope the early wake up will shock it out my system.

Yep spend the evening running around like a giddy child sorting stuff, making a plan for the day, which will no doubt fall apart after about 10 minutes of arriving and generally getting on my wife's nerves...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 10 February, 2017, 09:28:02 PM
It begins, the mass exodus of "I'm in London!" posts across my social media accounts. 'Grumble'

 ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: I, Cosh 10 February, 2017, 09:29:01 PM
Getting up at five in the morning for the train tomorrow  :o

Been annotating the maps with who to rub the faces of, and BLIMEY there's a lot of droids. The Slaine bar will be out of oil by lunchtime!
Thought about getting the 6am flight. Decided against it,
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 10 February, 2017, 10:31:46 PM
It begins, the mass exodus of "I'm in London!" posts across my social media accounts. 'Grumble'

 ;)

I'm in London!  At home.  Just had something to eat and going to get an early night...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 10 February, 2017, 10:33:00 PM
I've lived in South East London most of my life*, and I never fail to be shocked by the price of drinks when I go to the central part of the city!

I'm looking forward to meeting folks tomorrow though, even with the expensive drinks!

*As of a few months ago when I moved to Dartford. So still in the  South East, but not longer in London. But not far....

I live in London and probably wouldn't buy drinks in Central London (certainly not in hotels - you'll be lucky with change from a tenner in some places).
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 10 February, 2017, 11:19:38 PM
just been working out my itinerary and what to get signed when. Phew, that was like homework, took bloody ages!

Should get there about 9:30ish
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: SuperSurfer 11 February, 2017, 01:40:57 AM
Right. Better get some kip. As I will be AWOL on the Mrs' birthday we went out to eat this eve and got back late. Been sorting stuff out. Hopefully I won't fall asleep on the zoom tube. Hope to see plenty of you perps later.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 11 February, 2017, 02:36:55 AM
Great to see all the faces in the bar for the last 12 hours. Now cuddled up with Pete 😁
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 11 February, 2017, 05:13:57 AM
5am in Sheffield. The snow turned up as promised but even up here in the hills its just a powdering, this game is ON, its so on.... actually a cup of tea first, THEN this game is on.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 11 February, 2017, 06:06:28 AM
On the train to London. Paddington Ho!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 11 February, 2017, 06:19:08 AM
On the train to London. Paddington Ho!

Just about to get in at Exeter! Let's go!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: JaHawkDroid 11 February, 2017, 06:37:17 AM
On the train to London, next stop King's Cross. Listening to some of the Big Finish 2000AD stuff, and it's rather bloody good.

Excited to get to the Thrill Power event of the century
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 11 February, 2017, 06:44:08 AM
Soon to be leaving Bury St Edmunds :)
Lets see how things unfold :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: I, Cosh 11 February, 2017, 07:00:50 AM
This big bed is very comfortable.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Goaty 11 February, 2017, 09:43:18 AM
Sounds like a good night. Enjoy today, if anyone get signed to Goaty from Kev Walker, Simon Fraser and Carlos Ezquerra, my favourite artists!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: NapalmKev 11 February, 2017, 03:35:45 PM
Stunning day! Just a shame I couldn't stay until the end.

Got a few pics which I'll post later (won't accept images from my phone) and met some very nice people - Droids and forumites!

Massive thanks to 2000AD and Rebellion for this glorious celebration of the Galaxies Greatest Comic!

Cheers
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 11 February, 2017, 03:38:13 PM
I'm on my way now.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 11 February, 2017, 05:55:38 PM
At the to reception area now with a pint. I recognised a couple of faces at the bar earlier.

If you see a tall guy with glasses, a short haircut and a Southern contingent t-shirt, that might be me. Heh.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Rogue Judge 11 February, 2017, 08:44:39 PM
I'm mighty jealous of all you Squaxx who get to attend the event this weekend! Please post lots of pictures/videos of the event so I can live vicariously through you!

Found this video on YouTube by Bleeding Cool - Walking To (And Around) The 2000AD 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PznebrzEVN0
Looks like a great time!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Tjm86 11 February, 2017, 09:00:19 PM
What really gets my goat is a conversation with the wife suggested that this would have been doable.  Just didn't even think of it as a possibility so missed the tickets.  I can't even begin to explain how envious i am of those who are able to make it.  Just hope that you all really enjoy it to make up for all of us who have to savour it vicariously.

Excuse the bitterness.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 11 February, 2017, 11:21:46 PM
I got there in time for Search/Destroy which was rather good. (I was seated just a couple of chairs away from Edmund Dehn!) I also saw the following 2000 ad extended documentary which was rather good.

I'm the bar now with other folks now with a drink...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 11 February, 2017, 11:24:44 PM
I'm in a pub and it's awesome!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dancornwell 12 February, 2017, 12:29:24 AM
Sitting Surrounded but all of your heroes was quite something! Had a chat with the Biz and was lucky enough to have a meal with John and Carlos, something I never thought I would never imagine in my lifetime. What a day! Also got confirmation that I will be a droid soon after Tharg himself gave thumbs up for me to start a Dredd story! Shit got real!!! Dreams do come true! Great to meet everyone in an unofficial coppyastity. At the 50th I may be an official Droid! What a 40th!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: maryanddavid 12 February, 2017, 12:49:11 AM
Congrats Dan!!!!!!   Fantastic news! :P
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 12 February, 2017, 02:35:58 AM
Sitting Surrounded but all of your heroes was quite something! Had a chat with the Biz and was lucky enough to have a meal with John and Carlos, something I never thought I would never imagine in my lifetime. What a day! Also got confirmation that I will be a droid soon after Tharg himself gave thumbs up for me to start a Dredd story! Shit got real!!! Dreams do come true! Great to meet everyone in an unofficial coppyastity. At the 50th I may be an official Droid! What a 40th!!

Congratulations!  Are you going to be drawing or wording?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ZenArcade 12 February, 2017, 03:42:25 AM
What a day out. So many people, so much fun. The amount of creative talent concentrated in one place was a sight to behold.  Panels in abundance ; writers, artists and a plethora of ancillary wonderfulness.
The forum was there in strength.  Scottish,  English,  Welsh. American, and European boarders were a treat to see.
The bar was in the politest sense of the word: risible.  Untrained staff who ran out of beer by 8pm, guided by a bullying imbecile of a manager, who would have been better advised to have concentrated on basic staff training and how to find the cellar in order to replenish the drinks on offer; as opposed to shouting loudly at his staff and banging every resonating surface in sight
Mind you, to be fair to him he kindly closed.the bar at 1:20am in order to spare his customers the utter pain of enjoying a few drinks in a convivial atmosphere.
I don't go to very many cons and this was in a con sense.the best  I've went to.  In terms of the beer, the Novotel in Hammersmith ain't where it's at. Z
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 12 February, 2017, 04:58:36 AM
Singing 'Whiskey in the Jar' with Glenn Fabry at 4am was a highlight, but the whole day was just bloody brilliant.


A massive round of applause is due for everyone involved. Awesome - well bloody done!!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mattofthespurs 12 February, 2017, 07:43:26 AM
What really gets my goat is a conversation with the wife suggested that this would have been doable.  Just didn't even think of it as a possibility so missed the tickets.  I can't even begin to explain how envious i am of those who are able to make it.  Just hope that you all really enjoy it to make up for all of us who have to savour it vicariously.

Excuse the bitterness.

 :lol: Sorry to laugh but that's my story in a nutshell too. Told the missus yesterday morning that it was going on and she said "Didn't you want to go?" Grrrrrr!

Sounds like a great time was had by all.  :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 08:11:44 AM
KTT For Denise!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 12 February, 2017, 08:21:34 AM
Well that was fun... but... might have  overdone it last night... more later when this badger in my head settles down...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: JaHawkDroid 12 February, 2017, 08:24:22 AM
Well, yesterday was brilliant. Shame I couldn't stick around for Search/Destroy & the extended Doc, but I'm looking forward to that Blu-Ray release.
I s should be a more regular event (not because I want Molch-R & OW3-N's circuits to burn out) but because an annual, or biennial, celebration of 2000AD would be a marvellous thing.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: moly 12 February, 2017, 08:39:58 AM
It was a fantastic day yesterday and definitely agree need to do another one if not annually at least every two years, don't want to wait until I'm nearly 60 for the next one  :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: TordelBack 12 February, 2017, 09:10:19 AM
Ah lads that sounds fantastic - thrilled for yiz all that it went so well. And congrats to Dan, wow!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: robert_ellis 12 February, 2017, 10:27:44 AM
That was a great con. There was a ridiculous amount of talent and a great system of timed autographs. I think the queue for Carlos would still be there now if they'd let it. I got great sketches from Dylan Teague, Arthur Ranson, Patrick Goddard & Ben Willsher.  It was a pleasure to pick up Rok of the Reds 4 & 5, and chat to new Dredd droid Dan Cornwall. Having the "2000ad's Greatest Celebrating 40 years" book caused many interesting chats. Glad to hear John Smith is writing again, Colin MacNeil was up for more "Strange & Darke" and sold me some top art. Dave Kendall is hard at work on Deadworld and was doing amazing sketches. Steve Yeowell had plenty of hardcore Zenith fans lining up with their oversized hardcovers. He seemed a bit bemused by my 'New Adventures of Hitler' bootleg. Ashley Wood's Dredd print was stylish and he was happy to sign an old Anderson cover. Dave Taylor was on top form, I think he said he had some Dredd coming up and we chatted about hanging plot points from previous stories (more Judge Lamia please). Carlos Ezquerra had pages from Bitch & Necropolis at justifiably high prices. I didn't have time for the panels but the live drawing looked fun & the strontium dog presentation was enjoyed. A really great con, busy but never hellish. Another one in 5 years? A top group of Droids and an excellent crowd.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 12 February, 2017, 11:16:58 AM
Another one in 5 years?

I think I heard the spike in MOLCH-R's oil pressure from here…
: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Arkwright99 12 February, 2017, 11:29:05 AM
It was a great day; many thanks to all the droids who made everything run smoothly. I'd planned to mostly attend the panels but in the end spent most of the day in the Creators Mega-Way. Got some great sketches from Rodondo, Kendall, Willsher, Fraser & Coveney and managed to get Pat & Mick to sign my Cursed Earth Uncensored hardcover (just need Bolland now to complete the set); Pat also signed my Prog 1 and Carlos signed my Planet Replica Ezquerra Dredd badge. Made a special effort to get into Pat's Credo! Retrospective and was glad I stayed for Search/Destroy and the extended Future Shock! screenings. Thought about hanging around in the bar afterwards but probably a good job I didn't as all the trains to Milton Keynes from Euston were delayed and it was midnight before I got back. Very much looking forward to doing it again in ten years (if not sooner).


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: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 12 February, 2017, 11:29:10 AM
That was exceptionally brilliant. Huge congratulations to newdroid Owen Michael Johnson and Molch for pulling off something so complicated so flawlessly. They'll be getting extra oil rations well into the summer!

Despite a minor episode of croissant larceny early in the day I had an utterly glorious time. Chatting with kind and wonderful squaxx, ogling amazing droids and buying far, far too much. The only panel I managed to see was "The Future of Rebellion" with the Kingsleys. Crikey is 2000 AD lucky to be in the hands of business people who actually really love it. The brothers reminiscing over where their space spinner ended up in 1977 and admitting they fight the temptation of reading ahead and still read it as it comes out every week was... well rather overwhelming. Genuinely very inspiring.

Spent rather a lot of the day with forumer SpongeJosh and Aaron "Smurf" Murphy  (http://aaronsmurfmurphy.deviantart.com/) so kudos to those two for putting up with the lion's share of my gibbering.

My only regret was having arranged such an awkardly early train and having to sod off so soon but whilst settling on the carriage I got a message from Bolt-01 who (with the assistance of the glorious Nano-Bolt) picked up my raffle prize from Planet Replicas:

(https://scontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/16684354_1258519620850724_6701037396548466404_n.jpg?oh=e5af06c77603fbb389aebd72fa2bbb6c&oe=59005DAF)

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

What a day!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 12 February, 2017, 12:04:08 PM
Congratulations!  Are you going to be drawing or wording?

Ignore me - I do remember having heard about the possibility before...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 12 February, 2017, 12:30:13 PM
I got a message from Bolt-01 who (with the assistance of the glorious Nano-Bolt) picked up my raffle prize from Planet Replicas

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/jimcampbell2000/Bust_zpsan6afucy.jpg)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: rogue69 12 February, 2017, 12:38:54 PM
great day, couldn't enjoy it as much as I wanted due to feeling under the weather & getting messed about by the Hammersmith & Central line being closed. Insanely large queues for Pat Mills, John Wagner, Dave Gibbons & Carlos as expected some people queuing for over2 hours. All the artists were on top form once their hangovers had cleared from the night before. Best part of the day for me was stumbling across Cam Kennedy doing sketches as I did realise that he was at the event.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 12:44:35 PM
Just back home, having a table I managed to get to 0 panels, and nothing signed (those IDW hardbacks felt even heavier on the way home) and only really chatted to creators in the bar, but had a great time, saying goodbye to Pete Wells about 5 times.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Magnetica 12 February, 2017, 01:16:35 PM
Well that was my first convention of any sort ever. I had been getting a little concerned about maximising the day before hand, but a little forward planning and realising that you can't do everything really helped.

Highlights of the day for me were:

Chatting to a couple of others in the queuing and getting their perspective. Best story of the day for me was from one of them: "I have a friend who used to play football with a guy who "worked a bit" in comics. I ask him what is name was and he said "oh its Brian something...Bolland is it?""  It didn't mean anything to his friend apparently and now he has lost touch with "Brian".

Getting in early and after taking a couple of minutes to get the lay of the land, making a bee line straight for Pat Mills to sign my ABC Warriors Titan editon (no way was I lugging the Mek Files or my precious Nemesis the Warlock vol 1 around all day) and Horned God vol3 when the queue for him was only ten deep - it was approx 50 deep 20 minutes later.

Getting into virtually all the talks I had planned to, only sacrificing the Editor Reunited Panel to ensure I got into the Strontium Dog fan film.

Nice chats with Clint Langley (from whom I bought two great Slaine prints), David Roach (who had the original pages from his Prog 2000 Anderson story on display but sadly not for sale) and especially Ben Willsher (who did a great sketch for me - a Dredd profile view which really complements one of the panels in Meg 380). It was great to hear what Clint Langely and Ben Willsher are doing next.   

Top things from the panel for me: great to hear the attitude of Jason Kingsley to protecting the 2000AD brand and characters, Dave Gibbons statement that the art is there to serve the story and not be a "piece of art in its own right", Glenn Fabry's and Simon Bisley's friendly rivalry (Simon "no way could I follow Glenn's amazing pencils so I decided to paint it"; Glenn "I thought I had done a good job and then Bisley comes along!*@?"), and how eloquent a speaker Pat Mills is.

I managed to buy a load of back Progs from Orbital, which I got for Cursed Earth centre spreads - to compare against the recent hardback, just to see how close the repro is given the, ahem, discussion on here about it a couple of years ago.

I also bought the Shamballa Mega Collection volume purely because Alan Grant said it was his favourite story he has written AND then get him to sign it (whilst hardly having to queue up for it as a kindly fellow squaxx held my place in the Glenn Fabry queue).

Also what a nice man that Mr Wagner is. I bought a complete set of Rok of the Reds 1 to 5, but he had run out of 1 and 2. No problem he is just going to post them to me! What great service and what a humble man. Indeed what struck me was how appreciative all the creators I spoke to were of the love we have for what they are doing.

One thing that did strike me though was the disparity in the queue lengths for the creators. Predictably I guess the queues for Pat, John, Carlos, Fabry and Bisley seemed to stretch to Betelgeuse and back or mooovvvveee reeeaaalllly sloooowly (I never did get to Glenn as I prioritised the SD film instead) whilst some other truly top creators has no queue or a queue of one.

I finished up with the viewing of the extended version of Future Shock. I had been in two minds but when one of the producers came in and started chatting to us and said it has an extra 15 mins and that that cut will never be seen again (not even on the forecoming new DVD release with hours of extras) that was it, I couldn't miss that, even if it meant foregoing the bar.

It was also nice to catch up with a couple of guys I had met at a drink up at the back end of last year, but sadly I never did make it to the bar - not once all day - there was just too much else to do and frankly I can go to the pub anytime.

One question though - just who was Pat referring to at the end of Future Shock when he say "You haven't got an f...ing  clue what you are doing, so you can f... off" (or words to that effect)?  The way it is edited makes it look like it is Jason Kingsley, but surely not given what he and brother Chris had to say on the panel earlier in the day.(?)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 01:22:27 PM
I imagine that's more Pat talking about marketing guys trying to steer 2000AD away from the template of what had worked well, probably more generalities than anyone specific.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 12 February, 2017, 01:57:07 PM
Carlos said he did 42 sketches on the day and his only break was his time on his panel.
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: Dreddzilla 12 February, 2017, 02:16:01 PM
So, has anyone talked about this exciting news yet? https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/11/rebellion-to-open-up-2000ad-games-including-judge-dredd-to-other-developers-and-publishers/
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 02:22:15 PM
Was chatting about it at the con - was wondering what the other big news alluded to is...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 02:22:59 PM
A few photos here plus a video of Harvey's introduction to the fan film.

https://www.facebook.com/strontiumdogfanfilm/ (https://www.facebook.com/strontiumdogfanfilm/)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Magnetica 12 February, 2017, 02:24:48 PM
Licensing indie game developers to produce 2000AD games was discussed extensively at the Growing Rebellion panel by Jason Kingsley and how they have "red lines" (i.e. non negotiables) for who they license the characters to must and must not do (e.g. Rogue Trooper must be blue).
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 12 February, 2017, 02:29:00 PM
So, has anyone talked about this exciting news yet? https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/11/rebellion-to-open-up-2000ad-games-including-judge-dredd-to-other-developers-and-publishers/

The Kingsleys announced this in their panel. Pretty exciting with some reeeallly tantalising prospects - I spoke with a few people about what their ideal 2000 AD game would be after hearing it. "Red Dead Redemption" style Stronty Dog was one shout from Phillip Vaughan which is generally a pretty awesome idea :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dreddzilla 12 February, 2017, 02:34:28 PM
Was chatting about it at the con - was wondering what the other big news alluded to is...
I know it's a long shot, but I'm hoping DREDD sequel. And yah, I know the second coming of Christ is more likely to happen at this point, but I can hope. :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 02:38:15 PM
I'm sort of in agreement that I think Rogue should be more grey/blue than smurf blue in a feature. Some of the Titan painted covers I think he looked better that way.

You'd think there would be some wriggle room - maybe it's swayed from not wanting it to look too outlandish, to blue characters in Avatar/GOTG/X-men making it not particularly unusual in genre films.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dunk! 12 February, 2017, 02:54:45 PM
The cascade happened in front of everyone.

Peroni gave way to Heineken gave way to poncy named bottled beers and finally, reluctantly, gave way to Budweiser.

And still they came.

Kronenbourg gave way to Fosters gave way to John Smith gave way, for an unlucky few, to cider.

And still they came.

The bin was a multicoloured wasteland of discarded gin, vodka, whiskey, tequila and wine bottles.

And, to the horror of the frankly crap hotel bar staff, still they came.

It was magnificent.


PS. Don't touch the fuckin' spoon, ok.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 02:57:26 PM
Maybe they'll have an easier time of it with the suits who turned up this morning.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 12 February, 2017, 03:37:27 PM
Suits never, never disrespect another man's spoon. Unlike... some.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 12 February, 2017, 04:05:58 PM
I've touched another man's spoon and paid the price.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 12 February, 2017, 04:09:17 PM
The cascade happened in front of everyone.

Peroni gave way to Heineken gave way to poncy named bottled beers and finally, reluctantly, gave way to Budweiser.

And still they came.

Kronenbourg gave way to Fosters gave way to John Smith gave way, for an unlucky few, to cider.

And still they came.

The bin was a multicoloured wasteland of discarded gin, vodka, whiskey, tequila and wine bottles.

And, to the horror of the frankly crap hotel bar staff, still they came.

It was magnificent.


PS. Don't touch the fuckin' spoon, ok.


Like.

I've never seen a bar drunk quite so dry; I peeked in this morning after checking out and it was empty
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: The Enigmatic Dr X 12 February, 2017, 04:17:37 PM
And the staff faces when they turned off the lights and said they'd only serve residents...

...then realised we were all residents

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 12 February, 2017, 04:19:04 PM
We ended up bringing bottles down from the room, including a large Black Jack Schnapps bottle and 4 small bottles of vile schnapps  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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: Pyroxian 12 February, 2017, 04:20:45 PM
I'm sort of in agreement that I think Rogue should be more grey/blue than smurf blue in a feature. Some of the Titan painted covers I think he looked better that way.

You'd think there would be some wriggle room - maybe it's swayed from not wanting it to look too outlandish, to blue characters in Avatar/GOTG/X-men making it not particularly unusual in genre films.

From what the Kingsley's were saying in the panel, they're open to some wiggle room - he wouldn't have to be the bright blue of the comics, but he should still be blue in some way. I think a more muted grey/blue would be allowable.
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: Hawkmumbler 12 February, 2017, 04:22:31 PM
Was INJ Culbard sat in a corner sipping at a water gazing in horror at the increasingly drunk rabble around him? :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 04:24:53 PM
And the staff faces when they turned off the lights and said they'd only serve residents...

...then realised we were all residents

Like a boozy version of that Pagliacci joke.
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: Proudhuff 12 February, 2017, 04:35:25 PM
Feckin spoon fiddler

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: GordonR 12 February, 2017, 04:46:11 PM
Was INJ Culbard sat in a corner sipping at a water gazing in horror at the increasingly drunk rabble around him? :lol:

Ian turned up for his panel, did his panel and then fucked off home again.

Party monster, that one.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Link Prime 12 February, 2017, 05:01:58 PM
Jesus, what a day- almost overwhelming.

I didn't get all of the signatures, prints, sketches etc I was after, but am sitting here in the airport with a decent sized stash of swag- to be poured over in the temperature controlled climate of my own home.
Of course I'm going to forget everyone I was talking to last night, but it was a pleasure to meet up with Bolt-01, Mikey, Buttonman, 'Huff, DDD, Zen, Shaolin Monkey, Steve Green, Richmond Clements, Pete Wells, Commando Forces (cheers for that 1/2 bottle of schnapps CF) and of course my fellow countrymen Mike Carroll, Joe Soap and Gavin.
Had a great informal chat with a few creators too, notably Dave Kendall, Clint Langley, Nigel Dobbyn, Dom Reardon, Glen Fabry (that's "Faaabry", alright) & Alan Grant.

Everyone was dead sound in real life, which is no surprise really.

So many creators & boarders I wanted to say hi to, but either didn't get the chance or didn't know that it was you- yes you- standing right beside me.

I'll echo the sentiment regarding the absolute clowns behind the bar (and management), but it didn't take the sheen off the event for me.

Til next time.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 12 February, 2017, 05:02:46 PM
We ended up bringing bottles down from the room, including a large Black Jack Schnapps bottle and 4 small bottles of vile schnapps  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nowt wrong with that vile schnapps. It was the very last drink at the bar at 4.30am this morning. Me, Glenn Fabry, and that young Dutch dude split it three ways, toasted the con, and then bid each other goodnight.

So cheers for that John! :D
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Link Prime 12 February, 2017, 05:06:38 PM
that young Dutch dude

I think that kid was Swedish.
Such feverish passion for a newly converted fan, it almost verged on psychosis.
Naturally, I asked him to join the forum.  :lol:
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Jim_Campbell 12 February, 2017, 05:08:24 PM
Party monster, that one.

Party nINJa…
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 12 February, 2017, 05:22:32 PM
I'm sort of in agreement that I think Rogue should be more grey/blue than smurf blue in a feature. Some of the Titan painted covers I think he looked better that way.

You'd think there would be some wriggle room - maybe it's swayed from not wanting it to look too outlandish, to blue characters in Avatar/GOTG/X-men making it not particularly unusual in genre films.

From what the Kingsley's were saying in the panel, they're open to some wiggle room - he wouldn't have to be the bright blue of the comics, but he should still be blue in some way. I think a more muted grey/blue would be allowable.

Not sure if the video has been posted anywhere yet, but the phrase "doesn't have to be turquoise" was mentioned...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 12 February, 2017, 05:35:37 PM
One thing that did strike me though was the disparity in the queue lengths for the creators. Predictably I guess the queues for Pat, John, Carlos, Fabry and Bisley seemed to stretch to Betelgeuse and back or mooovvvveee reeeaaalllly sloooowly (I never did get to Glenn as I prioritised the SD film instead) whilst some other truly top creators has no queue or a queue of one.

I couldn't understand that either.  Creators who have had very little published so far, or who had something published a long time ago but not much since I'd understand, but there was one or two who had had a lot published, including some absurdly well-recieved works, worked internationally but still producing comics for 2000ad but who had no queue at all when I went to them.  Couldn't understand it.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 12 February, 2017, 05:45:19 PM
Party monster, that one.

Party nINJa…
Thread. Winner. Right here.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dreddzilla 12 February, 2017, 05:56:30 PM
So any idea what this Big announcement for later this year will be?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steamrunner 12 February, 2017, 06:20:55 PM
First up - my unending thanks to all the droids involved in making the 40th Festival happen. I had a fantastic day, met some legends and some future-legends too. Everyone was wonderful, and I came away with big smiles. And a sketch. And another sketch. And some page art.  And...   ;-)

For anyone interested - and assuming it's OK to post this here (admin?) - I've stuck some random photos from the event here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/frontios/albums/72157680163565136 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/frontios/albums/72157680163565136)

Rock on the 50th!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Buttonman 12 February, 2017, 07:02:23 PM
What a cracking event. Great crowd and fantastic organisation. I went to three talks, had loads of laughs and got to call four Thargs a shower of bastards for not printing my stories - big laughs ensued!

The bar service was poor but I think everyone managed to get drunk - Thanks to Dr X and Satanist for the mid evening illicit drinks in their room. Too many highlights to mention so I'll let the photos do the talking. Apologies to anyone whose name I forgot or who is described only by their forum name - it's how we all know each other anyway!

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3674_zpshuoecdxw.jpg)

They know their audience!

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3677_zps02wuqlat.jpg)

Pete, Mike and Steve don't realise that Proudhuff is nearly upon them!

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3678_zpsygfn75vu.jpg)

Proudhuff, The Cosh and Buttonman agree that height is no factor in great letter writing.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3680_zpsqcvv45et.jpg)

Rob Williams, Al Ewing and Emma Beeby ponder my difficult question 'Where do you get your ideas from?' at the writers' panel

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3681_zps83i9vfjd.jpg)

Is the comic wearing better than its readership - you better hope so! With Richmond, Dode C and Alan (Bad City Blue)

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3682_zpspzvpwqqu.jpg)

Dr X and Satanist deny that the plate of hummus and falafal is anything to do with them.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3683_zpsnfeu9dok.jpg)

A snappy dresser. Also pictured : Max Normal

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3685_zps8x3zscg0.jpg)

Old Timers panel with John Higgins, Ian Kennedy and Jesus Renaldo.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3686_zpsrmj0xj79.jpg)

Eamonn and Bolt try to broker an illicit t-shirt deal.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3688_zpsixukecjm.jpg)

DreddPool narrowly escape a ninja style kicking as I'd just had my lunch.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3689_zpsytftlmbm.jpg)

Getting hammered is as easy as ABC.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3690_zpsfupeekex.jpg)

Selfies will be the death of him.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3692_zps7ur8xfjx.jpg)

The Brit-Cit Isles' finest

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3694_zpsyuljzbz8.jpg)

Well done me for keeping my eyes looking straight ahead! Love Dino-wrangler from Flesh - not Lawless like what I said.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3696_zps3dlkcb9f.jpg)

This one's dedicated to Shaun the lurker who said my food photos are always a highlight. Keep taking the meds Shaun!

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3698_zpsf4f3dcuo.jpg)

Zan Arcade accuses Alan of scribbling all over his prized Prog 1.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3699_zps6pehoi3x.jpg)

It's like that bar off Star Wars! Phil (Dandontdare) and Jim Campbell have joined the fray.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3701_zpshs3tikbx.jpg)

Tharg with three previous sheddings - Matt Smith, Andy Diggle, Richard Burton and Steve MacManus.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3703_zpsc8ymamng.jpg)

Colin YMCA burst in to say the beer has run out.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3705_zpsud4elnqk.jpg)

Burdis and Wells try to barter their worldly good for a sketch from Colin Macneil.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3709_zpszog0e5vy.jpg)

Just me and my pal Henry Flint.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3710_zps2sb91juz.jpg)

I can't for the life of me remember this chap's name - we had a good laugh and chat though!

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3711_zpssyi67tsg.jpg)

Photos getting as blurry as my memory - Mickey and Fungus join the party.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3713_zpsei1zgg8r.jpg)

Pretty sure this chap is a droid although again my gushing fanboyness has moved to forgetfulness!

So there you go - any more out there?

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Magnetica 12 February, 2017, 07:07:36 PM
One thing that did strike me though was the disparity in the queue lengths for the creators. Predictably I guess the queues for Pat, John, Carlos, Fabry and Bisley seemed to stretch to Betelgeuse and back or mooovvvveee reeeaaalllly sloooowly (I never did get to Glenn as I prioritised the SD film instead) whilst some other truly top creators has no queue or a queue of one.

I couldn't understand that either.  Creators who have had very little published so far, or who had something published a long time ago but not much since I'd understand, but there was one or two who had had a lot published, including some absurdly well-recieved works, worked internationally but still producing comics for 2000ad but who had no queue at all when I went to them.  Couldn't understand it.


Yeah the whole time Ben Willsher was doing my sketch, Simon Fraser was just standing there. When I was queuing for Fabry, Alan Grant came and sat down and no-one apart from me and one other went over. I mean seriously come on people!!!!!!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Buttonman 12 February, 2017, 07:19:18 PM
M'learned friend tells me it was Glenn Fabry and Simon Bisley that I was hobnobbing with!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Pyroxian 12 February, 2017, 07:32:47 PM
One thing that did strike me though was the disparity in the queue lengths for the creators. Predictably I guess the queues for Pat, John, Carlos, Fabry and Bisley seemed to stretch to Betelgeuse and back or mooovvvveee reeeaaalllly sloooowly (I never did get to Glenn as I prioritised the SD film instead) whilst some other truly top creators has no queue or a queue of one.

I couldn't understand that either.  Creators who have had very little published so far, or who had something published a long time ago but not much since I'd understand, but there was one or two who had had a lot published, including some absurdly well-recieved works, worked internationally but still producing comics for 2000ad but who had no queue at all when I went to them.  Couldn't understand it.


Yeah the whole time Ben Willsher was doing my sketch, Simon Fraser was just standing there. When I was queuing for Fabry, Alan Grant came and sat down and no-one apart from me and one other went over. I mean seriously come on people!!!!!!

It could down to how rarely some of them make an appearance at comic cons?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: TordelBack 12 February, 2017, 07:34:16 PM
Yeah the whole time Ben Willsher was doing my sketch, Simon Fraser was just standing there. When I was queuing for Fabry, Alan Grant came and sat down and no-one apart from me and one other went over. I mean seriously come on people!!!!!!

Had I been there (-sniff-), a Jena sketch from Simon Fraser would have been near the top of my 'want' list.  Perhaps folk just suffering from droid overload!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 12 February, 2017, 08:23:14 PM
Fantastic photographs Buttonman (pleasure to finally meet you in the Flesh). Its interesting that they had that sign (as shown in your first photograph) as I can honestly say I've never been to a more good spirited, celebratory event that was filled with (by my experience of it) wholely gosh damned decent chaps and ladies*

All I can do is reiterate what's been said here already. A quite superb day, I mean really first rate. I met and was tolerated by so many very lovely people from the board, from not in the board (that I'm aware of) and creators each and everyone of whom was charming and a delight. The only down side is I missed some people I'd have loved to have chatted to (Ming, Spikes and Hippynumber1 I'm genuinely sorry I didn't at least consiously see you and Jim Campbell I did see you but both of us were constantly talking so I never got around to saying hello which I feel pretty bad about). The thing is I have no idea how I could have fitted more into the event. From arrival at 10am to crashing at a late (well for me I'm a light weight these days) 1am it was just end to end fun and good times.

The day was magnificent and the evening hilarious. Especial thanks to the (largely) Scottish boarders who put up with the brunt of me spouting even more nonsense than normal as I got drunker than I have been for a while - oh and Steve Green me and Pete thought it was hilarious ... you just looked bemused. Yike.

So yeah so many fond memories. So much more I could say but if there's any chance of going it again I'll be there in a heart beat first class all round (well mardy bar staff aside)

*For some reason I actually talked like this at least twice I can think of on the day I can think of... which was very odd... can't even blame the drink. I think I was just giddy with excitment!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 12 February, 2017, 08:48:33 PM
It could down to how rarely some of them make an appearance at comic cons?

And also what other things were on, how long you thought you could wait etc. I basically gave up on the idea of the big names for signings, only managed one nerve centre signing as well but managed 3 panels. If it took an hour to queue up for some then you wouldn't want to pull out to see someone else I suppose.
Lookslike if I had hung around those tables it might have been different.
But then it was lovely that other artists and writers were hanging around other peoples tables, buying things, meeting them etc.And the amount of time I spent watching people like Book Cook and Mark Sexton doing other peoples artwork was lovely :) I should have got sketches from them as well but it was doing my back in standing around as it was!

Amazing day, But yes the bar staff were awful!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Rackle 12 February, 2017, 08:58:23 PM
Wow! That was an amazing event!  So much Thrillpower that I have had to sleep through much of today to recover  :D


This was my first ever convention and I was so pleasantly surprised at how welcoming everybody was. It is no exaggeration when I say I was petrified of coming as I was scared I'd be getting quizzed on my knowledge of 2000AD like an entrance exam into the building, or that I'd be laughed out the building for not looking the part. The truth couldn't be any further from my fears: fans, creators, droids and staff alike were so warm and friendly; even queuing for signatures wasn't too bad (we did queue for just shy of 2 hours for Carlos' signature, and in the process I made some pals with the chaps in front of me).  It was so nice to see the joy and love of 2000AD being shared. I loved seeing the lengths people went to go in character as well.

I loved the screening of Search/Destroy (Strontium Dog) and although I missed the start of the Future Shock as the queue at the bar was huge, I really enjoyed watching the rest of it.

I wish wasn't so shy as I'd spotted people whom I recognised from the forum but as I'm still new here I thought it's be a bit creepy/stalkerish to say hello to a stranger just because I recognise them from their avatar or forum name. 

Note to self: next time there's an event like this, don't cycle there as you'll have to cycle home again and that means not being able to stay to the end.

Was it just me or was it bloody freezing in the venue?  I know I've been living down in Laandaaan Town for over a decade so have softened up a bit over the years but I was so cold. Still, mustn't grumble as that was such an amazing day.

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dandontdare 12 February, 2017, 09:24:49 PM
Fantastic day. I quickly gave up my plan to get loads of autograophs as I realised I'd be standing in queues all day - waited in Pat's queue for aboiu half an hour and I swear it ddin't move an inch. Carlos' queue was also ridiculously long, but I did get to meet him in the bar. In the end I failed to attend any panels as they were being recorde and I figured I coul catch up on therm later, but I did do some shopping:
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20037_zpssgows8bv.jpg)(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20038_zps7cyjeicn.jpg)
The badge set was ridiculously good value for a tenner.

We ended up bringing bottles down from the room, including a large Black Jack Schnapps bottle and 4 small bottles of vile schnapps  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh Christ, I'd forgotten that stuff till you reminded me!  :sick: Got horrendously drunk (apologies to anyone on the end of my inane blathering), and it was great to meet so many old faces and quite a few new ones.

I've touched another man's spoon and paid the price.
You didn't just touch his spoon though, you disrespected his entire profession! The bar staff were hopeless, they couldn't organise a piss up in a ... well, hotel bar.

The lay out and organisation from Rebellion was great (as the throbing vein in Molch-R's temple testified).

Some random pics:

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20016_zpsq2jq6nqz.jpg)

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20015_zpsq8zr8npu.jpg)

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20021_zpswmfduxrj.jpg)

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20022_zpswvowfl2b.jpg)

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20023_zps9b76psn9.jpg)

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20036_zps6fdyyasy.jpg)

Which is better, covers or letters? There's only one way to find out...
(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/2000ad%20025_zpsljnx9yr0.jpg)

Congratulatiosn to CFM - that Dredd bust looked fantastic. Did all the prizes get claimed as I missed the draw?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 12 February, 2017, 09:25:59 PM
Man I would KILL for that pin set!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: CrazyFoxMachine 12 February, 2017, 10:12:15 PM
Man I would KILL for that pin set!

 :'( Me too - it sold out almost straight away when I was in the Kingsley talk. Did manage to get the tiny Dredd pin though to go with my tiny SD badge.

Still longing for Planet Replicas to bring their vintage logo cufflinks out as a pin badge... *sigh*

Also - Gunnar, Helm AND Bagman as a set surely? One on your beanie hat, one on your backpack... ONE ON YOUR GUN.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steamrunner 12 February, 2017, 10:32:48 PM
I managed to pick up all the pins individually, not in the box (and for a few quid more - harrumph ;-) - they are very cool!   But yes, a trio of Gunnar, Bagman and Helm would have been great!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: JaHawkDroid 12 February, 2017, 10:58:18 PM
After thinking on it, my only regret is that I was unable to meet Mr Ezquerra, but the queue for him was just too long for the timescale I had at the event. Hopefully there will be a next time. (Winks suggestively at the PR Droids as they attempt to recharge)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dweezil2 12 February, 2017, 11:16:21 PM
A really superb celebration of all things thrill-powered!

I would like to thank all the creators, organisers and squax for making it such a memorable event!

Utter zarjazness!  :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 12 February, 2017, 11:50:57 PM
Man I would KILL for that pin set!

 :'( Me too - it sold out almost straight away when I was in the Kingsley talk. Did manage to get the tiny Dredd pin though to go with my tiny SD badge.

Still longing for Planet Replicas to bring their vintage logo cufflinks out as a pin badge... *sigh*

Also - Gunnar, Helm AND Bagman as a set surely? One on your beanie hat, one on your backpack... ONE ON YOUR GUN.

I would expect a set of Gunnar/Helm/Bagman - I have talked with Dan about Major Magnam and a Rogue 4 from the Gibbons Tor Cyan strip... we'll see...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 13 February, 2017, 02:14:44 AM
Aargh, can't sleep! My head is too full of the events of Saturday, plus all that late night/early morning boozing has thrown my sleeping patterns out of whack. So I'll use the time to post some choice pics from the event. :D

That awesome moment when Michael Carroll realises he's talking to John Smith:

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5439_zpsedglxpqq.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5439_zpsedglxpqq.jpg.html)

Judge Pal with Pat Mills and Michael Carroll:


(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5542_zps8fjrq9bo.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5542_zps8fjrq9bo.jpg.html)


The obligatory John Higgins arrest for subversive media:

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5555_zps2iewyivh.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5555_zps2iewyivh.jpg.html)

Several of you lovely boarders! (If you're in this pic, feel free to nab it)

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5494_zpsdka7oquf.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5494_zpsdka7oquf.jpg.html)


Sidney and Max! (The dude who made the Judge Death outfit had ACTUAL BONES sewn into his shoulder pad!)

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5560_zpscdyieyl9.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5560_zpscdyieyl9.jpg.html)



Judge DeMarco, with Dan from Planet Replicas

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5553_zpsrwpyl7bm.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5553_zpsrwpyl7bm.jpg.html)


Fun with Fabry!

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5511_zpsgtyf6zew.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5511_zpsgtyf6zew.jpg.html)



Pete Wells collects his Pal Points

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5540_zpsjbpdsm7x.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5540_zpsjbpdsm7x.jpg.html)


I'll finish with opportunistic pic that Joe Soap took for (thanks mate, owe you big time) - Dave Gibbons!

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/IMG_5491_zpshblrwusg.jpg) (http://s186.photobucket.com/user/scowling_monkey/media/IMG_5491_zpshblrwusg.jpg.html)

Blimey, there are so many more to share, but I'll have to stop there for now.






: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Spikes 13 February, 2017, 09:35:05 AM
Well, that was an absolutely cracking weekend. Tiring, very tiring, but Saturday was a superb day from start to finish.

All kudos to Rebellion for putting it all together. Give yourselves a well deserved pat on the backs, chaps.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Got to London the day before, and managed to catch the GOSH! signing, so caught Pat Mills, and Kev O'Neill. Nice to make an early start on the signature hunting. And given the queues for Pat on Saturday, and that Kev wasn't attending the 40th, this event turned out to be essential.

Got to the Novohotel around 8.45, and already the queue was considerable, but the atmosphere was very relaxed, and a nice chance to meet a few familiar faces whilst waiting for the kick off.

Then the sensory overload began. Everywhere you looked or walked, it was simply 2000ad heaven. With many lovely things, and many uber talented 'droids all vying for my attention. And my wallet took a pounding. Thank grud, the hotel ATM wasn't on the blink, or had run out of money.

Great to meet up with familiar faces amongst the forum, and equally great to meet chaps I'd not met before.
CFM, Buttonman, Gavin, A chap I met whilst talking to CFM who's forum name I've now forgotten - sorry!, and Ming. And quite a few forum lurkers as well.
And talking of Ming; He had with him the fabled Sketchbooks, and I was allowed a chance to peruse these.
Very nice. Very nice indeed.

I didn't attend many talks - in fact none at all - the plan for me was just to keep walking the main hall all day. Occasionally stopping for a fag break, or a Mars bar to keep me going.

I've been fortunate to meet a good few droids at other events, so highlights for me this time round was meeting the O.G M.O Steve MacManus, who is as every bit as nice and as amiable as you imagine him to be after reading his recent very entertaining book.

Next up is Jesus Redondo, again it was a genuine pleasure to met this 2000ad legend, and to personally thank him for the commission I received from him last year.

Of course I had to buy some of the original art he had brought with him.

The queue for Dave Gibbons was always snaking off into the distance, but I couldn't miss out on the chance to met him. And managed to do that at the 2nd attempt. Got a Rogue sketch from him, and a whole bunch of stuff signed. Happy days.

And Cam Kennedy rounded off proceedings very nicely indeed. So glad he was able to attend this bash.

But every droid without exception was on super form, and served their legion of fans so well - even if some - if not all - are extremely humble, and can't quite see what all the fuss for their work is about.

As the proceeding drew to a close, I managed to get a seat alongside esteemed KTT recipient Pete Wells, to watch the brilliant Strontium Dog film. Very well done to the two Steve's and all those who helped out, and put in so much time, money and effort into making this.  :thumbsup:

And with that, it was time to hit the main bar, for a pint or 4, and have a well needed sit down.

So, next one is the 50th, yeah?  ;)
 
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 13 February, 2017, 09:59:48 AM
Well, that was a bit special, wasn't it?

I've been recuperating after one heck of a day out. I appear to have missed loads of boarders, so apologies for that. I did get to say hi to a few folk from these parts i'd not met before (Dr X, filip, ZenArcade among them), alongside meeting up with old friends (Richmond, MikeC & Lee, Larf, Gavin and so many others).

The event itself was exceptionally well put together. I've rarely seen such a well organised gig. The hotel bar was really the only let down.

Personal highlights include catching up with John Wagner and Dan Cornwell (I see the 'keep it quiet' news is not so quiet anymore :)), getting a sketch from Mark Sexton (new candidate for nicest droid in the room) which I'll get on here at some point and having Harvey pick on the Gronk!

I missed Denise getting her KTT and didn't muster up the nerve to approach Annie Parkhouse or Simon Bowland to thanks them for the lettering.

I'm sure there are many anecdotes I'll remember throughout the day, from croissant based larceny to seeing General Blackblood running down the 'up' escalator.

Still suffering from TPO really...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mikey 13 February, 2017, 10:26:28 AM
It was bloody great - this was only my second only comic con thing and I suspect anything else will have a hard time recreating the buzz I felt! I didn't get any sketches and only got two things signed, but managing to speak to so many creators in the bar or hanging around was just brilliant and was really what I wanted to do in any case. Dave Gibbons blagged a pint off me too! I was more than happy to oblige of course :) My Mrs actually told me off for not buying more stuff - I thought five prints and a set of pin badges was plenty! If I'm honest, it was more of a social thing for me and really, I was a bit shell shocked and couldn't choose who to queue for.

The Friday night was bizarre as everywhere I looked were the great and the good of 2000ad. Even got a drunken chat with Bisley on Saturday night - I'd heard he could be a bit, um, difficult but he was really dead on and even a bit embarrassed by me heaping praise on his work. And John bleeding Smith! A witty and charming fella and no mistake.

As you probably know I'm a bit of a 3A fan, so a real highlight was meeting my first creator in the form of Ashley Wood on Friday evening. I was heading out for a smoke and there he and Gregory were, sitting by themselves. Couldn't believe it! So I plonked meself down and we had a great chat about 2000ad, Trump, Northern Ireland and jet lag amongst other things. When I told him Cam Kennedy was round the corner he almost shook with nerves - the man is a real fan at heart.

So great to meet all the boarders some of whom I've know for near 20 years only as electronic entities - you're all completely lovely.

And thanks to 2000ad for organising such a successful event. Don't leave it so long next time!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: shaolin_monkey 13 February, 2017, 10:30:21 AM
I've posted a few of my fave Judge Pal picks so far:

http://scowlingmonkey-blog.tumblr.com/post/157172635527/judge-pal-at-2000ads-40th-anniversary-convention
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bad City Blue 13 February, 2017, 10:47:03 AM
What a weekend. So much fun meeting and chatting with genuine heroes of mine from the comics scene. Not to mention getting bladdered with a few in the hotel bar after. Glenn Fabry was a particularly fun fellow and it was a real pleasure to meet Michael Carroll, once I'd worked out who he was, anyway... Ryan Brown drank himself ever closer to nirvana and I made several new like minded friends as well. Blagged a CD from Charlie Adlard of his prog rock band, now I have to review it! Hope it's good.

Quite simply a superb event full if amazing people, fans and pros alike. Happy 40th 2000ad
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: dancornwell 13 February, 2017, 11:25:56 AM
John sent Matt Smith over to me for a chat! Over to me!! I nearly fell of my chair. He said I could announce it so as soon as he left I did just that.

What a weekend. Great to see loads of you from here finally. My only regret was I didn't get to meet all of the  creators I've waited years to meet. The other regret was being to nervous to chat to Simon Bisley in the evening so had to drink a bit to pluck up the courage. Drank too much and stumbled over and tapped him on the shoulder while he was in mid conversation and said Oi Simon, can I have a chat. Not sure if he was impressed but I'm guessing he gets that all the time.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dan Kelly 13 February, 2017, 12:33:32 PM
Sitting here feeling gutted that I ended up tapping out at about 4pm as I was feeling so ropey that I didn't even feel like queuing for sketches or grabbing photos.

That said it was an amazingly well run con and everyone I did run into seemed to be having a good time.

Did get a print from the great Ian Kennedy and my Sean Phillips print signed by himself (criminally he had no queue!) as well as a signed copy of Mac-1's autobiography.

My only consolation is that I got 12 hours of booze free sleep on Saturday night and spent Sunday feeling much more human.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 13 February, 2017, 12:34:08 PM
The amazing Planet Replica pin set was something I really wanted so their stall was my first port of call (along with the raffle tickets - No 1 on all of them). A really cheap price for the amazing quality. Theres a huge amount of scope there I think. But then that and the money spent on a lovely piece from Colin MacNeil meant I'd spent nearly half my money in the first 10 minutes!
Quick whizz round for a lay of the land and then to get a seat in the Kingsley panel which I really wanted to be at.

Denise got a KTT? Which panel was that in? Looking forwards to seeing the video for that.

My other half was surprised that I hadn't got more but sadly we have to pay for the mortgage and bills so I held back a bit. Still very happy with everything and would love to do it again, next time my other half can come along as well and she said she could wait in queues for sketches etc ;)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mute77 13 February, 2017, 12:36:29 PM
Really enjoyed this! Thought it was really well organised and a friendly atmos. Highlights for me was meetin personal faves Dave Taylor who i bought some art from and chatting to Steve Yeowell and Mike Dowling. would love for this to happen again soon tho if it doesnt i may try something like thought bubble this year!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: sheridan 13 February, 2017, 12:58:48 PM
I've been fortunate to meet a good few droids at other events, so highlights for me this time round was meeting the O.G M.O Steve MacManus, who is as every bit as nice and as amiable as you imagine him to be after reading his recent very entertaining book.


O.G.M.O.?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 13 February, 2017, 01:15:08 PM
Original Gangsta Mighty One?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Hawkmumbler 13 February, 2017, 01:18:15 PM
Original Gangsta Mighty One?
Tharg made some choice decisions in his life.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: I, Cosh 13 February, 2017, 01:27:56 PM
Had a jolly good time. Almost took an early bath on Saturday evening but Colin YNWA was there for me with a restorative lager and I made it through until the small hours. That liquorice schnapps was vile.

Didn't make it to any panels in the end but enjoyed chatting to fellow fans and creators. Got a pile of books, a fistful of sketches and trebled the size of my original art collection. Will try and post some pics later but there is one piece which I have agreed not to reveal in all its glory until after it has been published...

Many highlights but if I had to narrow it down: stumbling across Satanist second in the newly formed queue for a Cam Kennedy sketch; chatting to Simon Fraser when Robbie Morrison stopped by and got his first look at the finished art for the 40th anniversary Dante story. Which is gigantic and beautiful and why didn't I buy it?!

Can't think of any low points. Whoever found the Trigan Empire book I conspired to leave in the bar: that's Colin's gift to you from me! Please pass it on to the next owner for free.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 13 February, 2017, 01:31:27 PM
Denise got a KTT? Which panel was that in? Looking forwards to seeing the video for that.

Unfortunately not at a panel - we found her walking through the main corridor, but managed to grab a photo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4ZY_BCWYAA5jQ9.jpg)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: DrDark 13 February, 2017, 01:32:00 PM
I had such a great day at the 40th Anniversary. The atmosphere was great and everyone I met there was extremely friendly and easy to talk too.

I managed to get my Buttonman collection all signed by both John Wagner and Arthur Ranson (and Frazer Irving of course who even though he was packing up for his lunch break took the time to chat with me about his work on Buttonman and even a random chat about Saga from Image Comics!)

I also got Mazeworld signed by Alan Grant and Arthur Ranson too, and I even got an Adam Cadman Sketch from Arthur Ranson. As Mazeworld was the story that really got me into 2000AD I can’t say how happy I was to meet both the creators and actually own a piece of the Artists work.

I attended the Writing for 2000ad Panel which was really interesting, and the Look of 2000Ad Panel which again was fascinating, it was all really revealing of how much the creators love and are dedicated to 2000AD in the same way as us lowly fans!

Just a totally great day all round, I was sad to leave but Chiltern Trains wait for no man, or droid.

On another note did anyone get the advance bundle ticket? Personally I thought it was entirely worth the price. However, I was a bit perplexed that I got a “Limited Edition 252 out of 500” card in the bag but I couldn’t identify what exactly in there was a limited edition Item since it all seemed to be on sale at the Con?

Hopefully the success of this con will drive the 2000AD droids to do more similar events. Whether it’s 40 years or 5, I literally cannot wait to get my ticket!

Also in agreement with some other users, yes, some of those panels were bloody freezing!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Arkwright99 13 February, 2017, 01:42:44 PM
On another note did anyone get the advance bundle ticket? Personally I thought it was entirely worth the price. However, I was a bit perplexed that I got a “Limited Edition 252 out of 500” card in the bag but I couldn’t identify what exactly in there was a limited edition Item since it all seemed to be on sale at the Con?
That would have been the 2000AD's Greatest collection since my card was inside that. Nothing about the actual volume that's 'limited edition' apart from the card as far as I can see.

Missing Arthur Ranson was probably my only regret of the day since I'd bought my Shamballa paperback with me to get signed but due to the key used on the Mega-way map (artists listed alphabetically rather than numerically by table) meant I kind of lost him in the crush. (I guess if I'd been really determined I'd have managed it but the stars didn't align for my random-just-walking-around-catching-who-I-could meanderings. :))

If anyone's interested I've uploaded the photos I took at the Festival (and the things I bought/got signed) to my Facebook page here (https://www.facebook.com/david.mosley.758/media_set?set=a.10212362172557878.1073741842.1486936640&type=3).
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: matty_ae 13 February, 2017, 01:58:16 PM
I think you guys got the Souvenir Sketchbook with the logo for the 40 years on the cover.
Certainly I didn't see it for sale.
The rest was for sale but they did say that in advance.
Didn't see the promised choice of free plastic figures but someone explained later that was a promotional mix-up and there was only the chance of winning one.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Fungus 13 February, 2017, 02:05:14 PM
Fantastic weekend. Lots of new and old faces and unlike some, I caught several panels and even the live drawing of D'Israeli and Henry Flint. Why weren't these packed-out??!

The glacial queues meant I side-stepped those - life's too short. Seeing prog 1's with signatures was nice, you know you're in the right place :-)

Not really a buying/signing event for me, but did get some art (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?topic=28546.3960).

It did turn chilly later in the day - Thrill-Power in its purest form I guess.

Oh, and I hope no-one encounters this guy again too soon:

(http://i1026.photobucket.com/albums/y321/msellar001/2000AD/40th/Spoon_zpsltxjp5wa.jpg)



: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 13 February, 2017, 02:13:46 PM
It was an absolutely fantastic event and it will probably take several days to recover from. Meeting everyone was probably the biggest highlight, several familiar faces and plenty of new ones. There were so many stories that I will probably never be able to remember. I was lucky enough to be one of the last people left in to the Strontium Dog film was incredible and is even better then Minty.

Other Highlights included, chatting to a few of the Scottish lads, only to have King Carlos walk past and everyone stopped, mid sentence and just stair in awe at the man for several seconds and having a quick chat with Simon Fraser only to have Jock, Dom Reardon and Al Ewing, join in on the conversation.

The only down side was probably some of the worst staff i have ever seen behind a bar, seeing them trying to ore a pint of Guinness caused me physical pain.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 13 February, 2017, 03:06:36 PM
Was great to meet you Gavin, I'm glad you enjoyed the film - still working on it to buff it up.

Cheers

Steve
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Bolt-01 13 February, 2017, 03:10:43 PM
Steve- Having Harvey intro the film was an inspired idea. He was fantastic.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: matty_ae 13 February, 2017, 03:15:09 PM
Seconded.
Especially as I had travelled from Milton Keynes.
Really good performance and well-written.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: opaque 13 February, 2017, 03:18:24 PM
Unfortunately not at a panel - we found her walking through the main corridor, but managed to grab a photo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4ZY_BCWYAA5jQ9.jpg)

Wonderful :) Much much deserved and lovely that she came along.




Didn't see the promised choice of free plastic figures but someone explained later that was a promotional mix-up and there was only the chance of winning one.

Yeah, I don't know how many times they had to say it but I heard someone asking about it around 4pm so probably an awful lot, I'd just presumed they would have all gone in the first few minutes so didn't even try. Turns out each of those figures actually takes 6 hours to make. But they are amazing.
Buy the 3d printer for around €3000 and you too could make your own!



Fantastic weekend. Lots of new and old faces and unlike some, I caught several panels and even the live drawing of D'Israeli and Henry Flint. Why weren't these packed-out??!

I managed to see some of the end of Jock's one but just too many clashes for everyone I guess, especially with the mammoth queues. I only got to one of the nerve centre signings and they were constantly on all day. Although of course you got to see other artists at work right in front of you on the tables so that might be part of it as well.


That would have been the 2000AD's Greatest collection since my card was inside that. Nothing about the actual volume that's 'limited edition' apart from the card as far as I can see.

Just need to stick it into the book and then it has a place in my collection as a limited edition ;) It's the memory of where you were when you got it that makes it special, in the droids own hands it came from!


Other Highlights included, chatting to a few of the Scottish lads, only to have King Carlos walk past and everyone stopped, mid sentence and just stair in awe at the man for several seconds...

There was a lot of that going on :) I wanted to see the SD Film and Future Shock but then I wouldn't have been in the bar, and been talking to a few nice people including Tom and the great Kelly Kanayama and also see John Wagner going flying over the sofa in reception when he was looking at his phone.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Geoff 13 February, 2017, 04:01:09 PM
What a fantastic day! We may not see the like of it again...

So many highlights.  Everyone who went seemed to be in a welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic mood creators and fans alike. 

Those that stand out particularly are chatting to Lee Carter (and buying a superb sketch off him), the bloke dressed up as Satan from the Anderson story! That was nuts!!, speaking to Mick McMahon and Cam Kennedy, listening to Cam on the panel saying he drew so that he'd have money to fish, see his friends and 'wander about' basically (new philosophy for life), interrupting my wife when she was randomly chatting to Matt Smith (as I was looking through Mike Dowling's artwork) and saying "that's Tharg you know!", chatting to Mike and getting some of his art, seeing the superb SD film and meeting a couple of people I knew already, and the pleasure of meeting a few I didn't.

A day I'll remember...until I can't remember anything else....

Now, where on earth am I going to put all those prints!! 

 

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 13 February, 2017, 04:02:26 PM
Seconded.
Especially as I had travelled from Milton Keynes.
Really good performance and well-written.

Thanks, it was Steve S's idea and we bashed something out between us. Guy did a great job.

We were going round the con with Lauren as Durham Red, and Guy properly in character, bumped into Conor Boyle and the growing dread on Conor's face - "Oh god, he's in character" he said...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 13 February, 2017, 04:06:54 PM
I really felt for the people organising the 3D printing thing - I know how long they take (for any volume you'd make a mold and have resin copies), so it didn't make an awful lot of sense the way it was worded.

I'd just guessed (incorrectly) they were really trying to get people to buy the printers and thought it worthwhile.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: James Stacey 13 February, 2017, 04:18:37 PM
Well that was a huge amount of fun and huge props to the Droids for a very well organized and run convention. It was great to meet a lot of you and sorry to the many more I didn't catch up with / meet. I got to meet personal heroes Boo and Si Fraser and to chat with Mr Carroll who is thoroughly charming. Pretty much all the creators were to be honest, willing to chat and put up with fan-boying with grace and humility :D Having so many Droids in one place was quite dizzying and it only took queuing three times to get Carlos' signature. Lets do it again (with ticketed time-slots for Carlos and Dave Gibbons)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 13 February, 2017, 04:24:24 PM
I think it took 3 hours for me, Pete and Rob to keep saying goodbye to everyone on the Sunday morning. It was like some comedy sketch!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Colin YNWA 13 February, 2017, 04:30:28 PM
Unfortunately not at a panel - we found her walking through the main corridor, but managed to grab a photo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4ZY_BCWYAA5jQ9.jpg)

Wonderful :) Much much deserved and lovely that she came along.


The most deserved Krill Tro Thargo EVER. Thanks Denise!
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mattofthespurs 13 February, 2017, 05:35:45 PM
As someone who could not make this awesome event I just wanted to say 'Thank you' to all those who have added their stories and pictures to this thread. It almost feels like I was there.
Cheers guys and girls.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: DarkDaysBish-OP 13 February, 2017, 05:49:13 PM
Shameless piggybacking and apologies to Molcher if I'm breaking protocol, but here goes...

Any Scottish fans who couldn't make the full 200AD 40th birthday bash down in London last Saturday, the good news is Colin MacNeil and I are dong a special sketching/signing event at the Biggar Library from 1pm this Saturday, February 18th. More details here:-

http://viciousimagery.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/2000ad-event-with-acclaimed-comics.html

It's to celebrate the publication of the new Thrill-Power Overload and to support the local independent bookshop Atkinson-Pryce [Scottish independent Bookshop of the Year, as it happens!].

davidbishop
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 13 February, 2017, 07:16:07 PM
Well, if THAT'S your attitude Bish-Op then two can play at that game ;)

2000 AD announces 40th birthday signings! http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1399
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: COMMANDO FORCES 13 February, 2017, 08:27:11 PM
We never get anything down London way  ;)
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: flip-r mk2 13 February, 2017, 10:05:48 PM
Really enjoyed Saturday, totally overwhelmed by the amount of my idols all in one room and getting to watch them draw live. Happy that I forced myself to say hello to some of the boarders and sad that I couldn't say hello to more, maybe if it had been a weekend event. Chuffed that the Planet Replica team liked my Judge badge tattoo and took a couple of photos of it.

filippo 
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: shaolin_monkey 13 February, 2017, 10:19:45 PM
It was fantastic to finally meet you mate, and to thank you in person for your wonderful work on our Xmas Advent entry! :)
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: Rogue Judge 13 February, 2017, 10:51:28 PM
Looks like you chums had a wonderful time! I really appreciate seeing all the photos - I can't believe the amount of star power that was there! I hope to see some videos of the creators show up on youtube soon (no 40th Anniversary vids yet, but to my delight, a new 2000AD ABC is up today: Ichabod Azrael. I really enjoy these!)

Lots of great costumes too, including all the Judges and Max Normal. That costume of Harvey is especially amazing - It looks exactly like him! 

Also, shaolin_monkey, you look like a legit Judge and truly an imposing figure in that photo with John Higgins!
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: Dog Deever 13 February, 2017, 11:29:04 PM
Shameless piggybacking and apologies to Molcher if I'm breaking protocol, but here goes...

Any Scottish fans who couldn't make the full 200AD 40th birthday bash down in London last Saturday, the good news is Colin MacNeil and I are dong a special sketching/signing event at the Biggar Library from 1pm this Saturday, February 18th. More details here:-

http://viciousimagery.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/2000ad-event-with-acclaimed-comics.html

It's to celebrate the publication of the new Thrill-Power Overload and to support the local independent bookshop Atkinson-Pryce [Scottish independent Bookshop of the Year, as it happens!].

davidbishop

Gah! Only 200 miles away... sob!
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: SuperSurfer 14 February, 2017, 12:24:08 AM
What a day. Was definitely worth missing Mrs Surfer's birthday for. :-X

Looking back, it feels like it was a missive socialising/drinking session with a convention thrown in.

Met so many decent folks – droids and boarders. Would've liked to have chatted to more of 'em.

Congrats to the organisers. No mean feat to pull off an event like that. My circuits were overloaded after three talks. Looking forward to seeing the rest online. Could've done with another day of it as I feel I missed out on so much.

I didn't get much of a chance to stop by at many of the droid tables as the day just flew by. Chuffed that I had a chat with Mick McMahon which was a first for me. Was offered a drink by the Biz. Wish I had the chance to say hello to Carlos. Spent ages chatting to Kek-W. What a fine guy. Looking forward to getting Rok of the Reds 1-3 in the post from Mr Wagner.

Which Vice press prints did people get? I didn't realise different prints were being given in the bundle and kind of regret not buying the other ones. Phenomenal prints. I got the Dredd on the lawmaster one with the big red badge.

Must say, I was very surprised at the male to female ratio of the attendees, having been to so many mainstream conventions where it seems 50:50.

Could've easily stayed longer in the bar. (Once again, apologies to Magnetica for missing your text so I could let you know where everyone was boozing. I just wandered around and found everyone.) I tore myself away at about 2am and got home 3am.

Organisers – please don't leave the next one for the 50th anniversary. (Don't forget to factor in the cost of the zimmer frames for some of us for that one.)
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: shaolin_monkey 14 February, 2017, 07:55:50 AM
Nice to see you again dude - and that Dredd head sketch you did right at the end was epic!!!
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: AlexF 14 February, 2017, 09:05:05 AM
Overwhelming! I was and remain overwhelmed!
I went on my own and felt like a bit of a lurker, but somehow that didn't seem to matter. I managed to say hi to Magnetica and Eamonn but otherwise was just too swept up in panels and generally wandering around in a daze of being confronted by heroes everywhere I turned.

Sad that I never did pluck up the courage to talk to Gordon Rennie or David Bishop, and that I failed to identify John Smith (although I may have passed him on the stairs).

But I did get to spend vast amounts of money and indeed chat to a few creators almost by accident.

Highlights for me:
The very first thing I see on he way in being a dude with a full Dredd outfit in his bag;
Then inside the hotel seeing a full bone-laden Judge Death, and then a fully white-painted Satan. Satan!
buying some Dante art off Simon Fraser and chatting a bit about his process; he was brimming with enthusiasm and said he's got palms to get back to Lilly McKenzie which is great to hear.

Kek-W attempting to explain the Order to me. What a dude.
Alec Worley explaining death metal to me while Pye Parr told me not to bother actually listening to it.
Ian Kennedy saying he didn't want to do Dredd in the early days cos it was too violent but finding he's really grown into it lately!
Jesus Redondo not knowing which comics any of his old strips were published in, because no one ever told him or sent him copies.
Peter Milligan confessing that he is always sad that his own writing is never as good as Ulysses, and indeed that's why he doesn't write novels.
Rob Williams and Al Ewing giggling like schoolboys while Emma Beeby rolled her eyes.
Also discussing the sliding scale of Matt Smith editorial praise, ranging from 'I see no problems with this' all the way up to 'good'.
The Kingselys being such open fans of the material they publish, and for telling Hollywood to F off if they're not gonna do it right.
Seeing Molch-R surveying the convention hall and looking proud as punch
Matt Smith hand selling trades behind a booth while behind him Carlos Ezquerra embraces Annie Parkhouse
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 14 February, 2017, 10:54:27 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PznebrzEVN0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PznebrzEVN0)

A walk around the con from Rich Johnston at bleedingcool
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: I, Cosh 14 February, 2017, 10:57:42 AM
I went on my own and felt like a bit of a lurker, but somehow that didn't seem to matter. I managed to say hi to Magnetica and Eamonn but otherwise was just too swept up in panels and generally wandering around in a daze of being confronted by heroes everywhere I turned.
Ha! I saw your badge coming towards me while I was queuing for a Cam Kennedy sketch and was just about to say hello when you abruptly turned away to chat to (I think) David Roach and Arthur Ranson.

Can't think what they have that I don't.
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: I, Cosh 14 February, 2017, 11:11:45 AM
And talking of sketches. Let's have a look at what I brought home.

I asked Cam for "Maybe a Rogue Trooper. Or something else if you fancy a change." I've never read Light & Darkness War but I'm assured this is what a Deadsider looks like. Pretty damn cool, whoever he is!
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii544/TheCosh/PublicShare/THRILL%20013_zpsgjas55pr.jpg)

The Rebellion shop had run out of Scarlet Traces books, while Ian and D'Israeli had neglected to bring any. We bemoaned this dreadful state of affairs while Matt knocked up this choice Bob & Tonga doodle.
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii544/TheCosh/PublicShare/THRILL%20015_zpsvswzh1u1.jpg)

Had a chat about Anderson and Unfollow while Mike Dowling did this. Now the regret the missed opportunity for the three ages of Cass.
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii544/TheCosh/PublicShare/THRILL%20012_zpsdvpayfqd.jpg)

It was late in the afternoon so I think Mark Sexton had a touch of cabin fever while he did this lovely distorted Death.
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii544/TheCosh/PublicShare/THRILL%20016_zpscdrmorwa.jpg)

Finally, Simon Fraser knocked out this super late period Dante to accompany the set of Romanov mugshots I bought.
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii544/TheCosh/PublicShare/THRILL%20019_zpsu9eyhsv1.jpg)
Who's the black sheep?
(http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii544/TheCosh/PublicShare/THRILL%20011_zpsevqpnwyt.jpg)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Fungus 14 February, 2017, 12:22:02 PM
You'll find your Bob and Tonga sketch on D'Israeli's Instagram feed too, Cosh  :)
I've had that privilege too...
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: ming 14 February, 2017, 12:28:18 PM
Well, we made the trek over from Norway (making a long weekend of it) and I got instructions to go off and be a nerd for the day.  Which I duly did, and then some.  It was great to meet up with a few boarders during the course of the day and a wonderful opportunity to say hello (and a big Thank You) to various contributors to Project Sketchbook.  I’d had one book sent back to me just before the event and two more materialised with artists on the day so I was lucky enough to see these first-hand for the first time since I sent them out over four years ago.  Wandering about with three of the four books and letting the artists see what everyone else has been up to was a real treat.

Super-special thanks to Simon Coleby for burning the midnight oil before the big event; that Mean Machine went down very well with everyone who laid eyes on it (and it’s a beautiful bit of work)!

Congrats (and a big thank you!) to everyone involved in putting this together - a roaring success.  Everyone I spoke to (creators and fans alike) seemed to have had a great day and I know more than a few of us hope something similar occurs again before too long - the celebratory atmosphere of the 40th event was too good to ignore; more of this kind of thing, please*!




Despite a minor episode of croissant larceny early in the day I....

That was hilarious - you should’ve just grabbed the whole tray and run off.



* Next time, arrange for a tea trolley or something to feed and water the creators, maybe?  Some people put in many hours behind those tables without a break and poor Cam Kennedy looked completely knackered by the end of his signing / sketching stint.
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: Dandontdare 14 February, 2017, 12:44:38 PM
... a wonderful opportunity to say hello (and a big Thank You) to various contributors to Project Sketchbook.  I’d had one book sent back to me just before the event and two more materialised with artists on the day so I was lucky enough to see these first-hand for the first time since I sent them out over four years ago.  Wandering about with three of the four books and letting the artists see what everyone else has been up to was a real treat.

Indeed - it was great to have a chance to leaf through a couple of these in the bar - some absolutely stunning sketches (despite one or two creators using such heavy markers that they soaked through the next several pages!)
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: sheridan 14 February, 2017, 01:08:09 PM
What a day. Was definitely worth missing Mrs Surfer's birthday for. :-X


Well, she shouldn't have her birthday so close to 2000AD's then, should she? ;)
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: Mikey 14 February, 2017, 01:09:11 PM
Yeah, some truly outstanding stuff in those books. They're already legendary.

But the best bit was when Ming was at Fraser Irving's table having a chat, with two of the books casually left on the table. Naturally, another punter came up to look Fraser's stuff then casually lifted the aforementioned sketchbooks. This somewhat concerned the otherwise calm Ming:

 'NO! NO! THEY'RE NOT FOR SALE!' followed by 'Urgh, Medic!' while he stuffed them in his bag, scowling at all and sundry.

The look on your face was pretty priceless mate! :)
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: sheridan 14 February, 2017, 01:13:53 PM
Had a chat about Anderson and Unfollow while Mike Dowling did this. Now the regret the missed opportunity for the three ages of Cass.


You can get that in a single Anderson story (set in 2139) if you switch the artists a few times :)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: ming 14 February, 2017, 01:24:41 PM
But the best bit was when Ming was at Fraser Irving's table having a chat, with two of the books casually left on the table. Naturally, another punter came up to look Fraser's stuff then casually lifted the aforementioned sketchbooks. This somewhat concerned the otherwise calm Ming:

 'NO! NO! THEY'RE NOT FOR SALE!' followed by 'Urgh, Medic!' while he stuffed them in his bag, scowling at all and sundry.

The look on your face was pretty priceless mate! :)

To be fair, that happened on more than one table, in fact it was pretty much whenever I put them down (which happened less and less as the day went on and my paranoia grew :lol:).  This is why these belong with the artists, not with me.
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: Albion 14 February, 2017, 01:59:00 PM
I had a zarjaz time at the 40th, can we do it again this weekend?
I got......

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/bcd79ffb8337a9eddaf07d3dc9c78158_zpsmgjtiifd.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/23fa3b80d91c52c65c6c6bf3c28393ce_zps9gky0jwu.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/a343c201a9908ad7b8d955212abccd8c_zpsec2q1zbz.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/a4abd75238035f84681544d8dae4d251_zpsvuwuej0v.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/59b846aa82055c3ba8d9596e72437539_zpsrqdbbebh.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/381f44a87968111cc4989843d66f2e3f_zpszgzzibql.jpg)
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: Albion 14 February, 2017, 02:00:13 PM
And this....
 :D

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/788c4e35991459167085a2924dc7474e_zpsi4zohjkv.jpg)
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: jacob g 14 February, 2017, 02:20:48 PM
Cuz I'm mostly "panel" guy I haven't spend much time trying to get more sketches for my Field Notes Notebook but at least I finally got Martian Tripod from D'Israeli.

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/85612bd2a1031137c2a3d96807e428b8/tumblr_oldbt8lP751ql1mfio1_1280.jpg)
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: Geoff 14 February, 2017, 03:02:03 PM
Love der Gronk by Dobbyn old cucumber!
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: DarkDaysBish-OP 14 February, 2017, 05:11:22 PM
Sad that I never did pluck up the courage to talk to Gordon Rennie or David Bishop, and that I failed to identify John Smith (although I may have passed him on the stairs).

You should have done! I don't bite, despite my apparent reputation...

Maybe at the 50th. Talk to you, that is, not the biting.

davidbishop
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: Satanist 14 February, 2017, 06:07:51 PM
Thanks to all who made this day possible as I had an absolute blast! Great to catch up with loads of folk I know and who I feel like I've known for years. Had way to much to drink so was a bit rough at the con but still managed to soldier on through. I got several sketches but the one below is by far and away my favourite, a Kenny Who from Cam...

(http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l626/SpartacusHughes/DSC_0171_zpsk00qc6hn.jpg)

also SPOOOOOOOOOON!
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: Colin YNWA 14 February, 2017, 07:22:14 PM
Sad that I never did pluck up the courage to talk to Gordon Rennie or David Bishop, and that I failed to identify John Smith (although I may have passed him on the stairs).

You should have done! I don't bite, despite my apparent reputation...

Maybe at the 50th. Talk to you, that is, not the biting.

davidbishop

I talked to you and I can vouch for the fact that you were very nice indeed... I however was very very drunk by that point... I'm sorry...
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: Magnetica 14 February, 2017, 07:39:24 PM
Just received issues 1 and 2 of Rok of the Reds direct from John Wagner as promised on Saturday (signed as well).

Really looking forward to reading these.
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: Mikey 14 February, 2017, 09:08:08 PM
... a Kenny Who from Cam...

(http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l626/SpartacusHughes/DSC_0171_zpsk00qc6hn.jpg)

also SPOOOOOOOOOON!

That's superb! You were the dude with the mohawk, yeah? Nice to meet you!

I'm afraid I missed the spoon incident...
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: Steamrunner 14 February, 2017, 09:10:29 PM
Bleeding Cool have posted some more pics:   (some of them are, er, quite good... *cough* ahem! ;-)

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/14/80-zarjaz-shots-from-2000ads-40th-anniversary-thrill-power-festival/ (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/14/80-zarjaz-shots-from-2000ads-40th-anniversary-thrill-power-festival/)

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Dodsy 14 February, 2017, 10:35:06 PM
Had an amazing weekend at the anniversary and checking out the exhibition at the cartoon museum. Such a well organised and entertaining convenient, easily one of the best I've ever been to.
I won't repost the prints, books, etc that I bought cause plenty of people have posted them already but I wanted to share some of the sketches:

Firstly the first steps in a jam piece I've been planning for some time. Massive thanks to Simon Frazier, Boo Cook and D'Israel for this:

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2eev96g.jpg)

And secondly my prize from the Jock live drawing event. Honestly can't express how chuffed I am to own this:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2lvlrag.jpg)
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: SuperSurfer 15 February, 2017, 10:53:27 PM
Nice to see you again dude - and that Dredd head sketch you did right at the end was epic!!!
Was a pleasure to see you too, Judge.

I was meeting folks I hadn't said hello to as I was attempting to leave. Shows how great the day was. (If I knew how frequent the night tube was running I'd have stayed longer.)

As for sketching in Skulmo's book alongside work by the likes of Mr McMahon – that can give a man stage fright.
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: SuperSurfer 15 February, 2017, 10:57:44 PM
What a day. Was definitely worth missing Mrs Surfer's birthday for. :-X
Well, she shouldn't have her birthday so close to 2000AD's then, should she? ;)
Bad planning on her part. I made it up on Sunday evening by going to someone else's birthday drinks and by being out on Valentine's evening.:)
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: sheridan 16 February, 2017, 08:58:24 PM
What a day. Was definitely worth missing Mrs Surfer's birthday for. :-X
Well, she shouldn't have her birthday so close to 2000AD's then, should she? ;)
Bad planning on her part. I made it up on Sunday evening by going to someone else's birthday drinks and by being out on Valentine's evening. :)

You're quite a catch - she's a very lucky lady! ;)
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: shaolin_monkey 16 February, 2017, 09:34:56 PM
That moment when Judge Death finds he's been photobombed by Judge Pal! :D

(http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s480x480/e35/16230355_392480327786305_8331789559813636096_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQ0NzkwODQ4MjYyMjc2NDY1NQ%3D%3D.2)
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Molch-R 17 February, 2017, 02:46:20 PM
The second panel is up now! Growing Rebellion with Chris Kingsley, Jason Kingsley, and Ben Smith: https://youtu.be/nrvmYb161i4
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: SuperSurfer 17 February, 2017, 02:49:47 PM
You're quite a catch - she's a very lucky lady! ;)
Hey it's not my fault I'm the only 2000AD reader in this marriage.

Actually, to be fair (to me) she was going to join me Sunday eve but her sisters took her out to see "La La Land". I wasn't asked as (it was assumed I "wouldn't be interested". Correct). I have no truck with Valentines though I made a card for her which went down well. Valentine's eve I was out as I was teaching and I didn't want to risk leaving my instructor to run the class on his own. He is almost 74 and the burden of running the club needs to be shared.

Come on – who would miss a bash like the 40th for a spouse's birthday?

Applogies folks I don't see a relationships thread. Sheridan started it.  ;)
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: Magnetica 17 February, 2017, 08:50:49 PM
Have you read Fever Pitch? Nick Hornby would skip friends Weddings to go to Arsenal matches and they happened every week.
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: matty_ae 17 February, 2017, 09:51:07 PM
A week on and what an amazing event it was.

I picked up amazing sketches by Simon Fraser (a hero I've not met since '98), a sketch from Cam Kennedy that honestly I couldn't be happier with - I thought it was a print at first), and then a lovely pencilled piece by the uber-genius Tom Foster.

I was trying to get everyone there associated with the first year of 2000ad to sign my bound collection and I managed that by starting at Gosh the night before.

I think I achieved it but only by missing out on chatting longer to the new talent like Dani, Emma Beeby, Kek-W, Dave Kendall, Dan Cornell etc. I think it was genuinely impossible to bring something for everyone to sign - and I can see retrospectively why so many fans got Thrill Power Overload or a poster signed en-masse.

So to Rebellion, you couldn't have done better. I'd welcome a smaller 'new talent' 2000ad con as nothing could top this unless Bolland, Cliff Robinson & Ian Gibson had paraglided in mid-con. THANKS GUYS. 
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: Jim_Campbell 17 February, 2017, 09:57:38 PM
Holy shit! Is that Kennedy Rogue a sketch?!

Surely the Mighty One must be able to get a cover or two out of the ol' war horse?
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: matty_ae 17 February, 2017, 10:07:01 PM
Yes. Indeed.

I should also add having a signing panel seemed at first long-winded and a bit counter-intuitive ("I only want to get a signature from X")

But through it, I met and got stuff signed by the legend Annie Parkhouse which actually made the con for me and her signature is pride of place in my Dante books. ANNIE!
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: Dunk! 18 February, 2017, 12:13:41 AM
Bothered to tell Novotel, when they asked for feedback, about how crap their bar staff were on the Fri and Sat night.

Apparently they're usually praised to the hilt but were surprised by the amount of clientele on those nights.

Nice to know.

Dunk!
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: Mattofthespurs 18 February, 2017, 07:44:45 AM
Have you read Fever Pitch? Nick Hornby would skip friends Weddings to go to Arsenal matches and they happened every week.

I've done that many times to watch Tottenham.
When my Son was christened I went to the church and did my bit and then legged it to watch Spurs v West Ham missing the family gathering (at my house) afterwards. We drew 1-1.
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: dweezil2 18 February, 2017, 10:58:19 AM
Bothered to tell Novotel, when they asked for feedback, about how crap their bar staff were on the Fri and Sat night.

Apparently they're usually praised to the hilt but were surprised by the amount of clientele on those nights.

Nice to know.

Dunk!


Pretty clear they weren't used to that volume of people, or that volume of heavy drinkers!!!  :lol:
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: BPP 18 February, 2017, 11:24:20 AM
That Cam Kennedy sketch is just beautiful.

I mean all the pics posted are fantastic (sploosh at that Jock Dredd) but there is something about Cam's style that just connects with (I'd guess) every 2000ad reader of a certain age.

An utter gent and an astouding comics talent.
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: Proudhuff 18 February, 2017, 11:31:08 AM
Bothered to tell Novotel, when they asked for feedback, about how crap their bar staff were on the Fri and Sat night.


Dunk!

Just done the same.... will wait spoonfeedback with interest
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: Proudhuff 18 February, 2017, 11:34:01 AM
Can I suggest that anyone who stayed at the hotel does the same?
The hotel and venue were excellent and couldn't be faulted except  let down by inexperienced and in one case totally mental members of the bar staff.
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: Hawkmumbler 18 February, 2017, 12:22:38 PM
Jeez, that bad huh?

On a more positive note, that Kennedy Rogue sketch is utterly phenomenal! I second any notion to get more covers from the chap ASAP!
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: Link Prime 18 February, 2017, 12:23:31 PM
Can I suggest that anyone who stayed at the hotel does the same?
The hotel and venue were excellent and couldn't be faulted except  let down by inexperienced and in one case totally mental members of the bar staff.

I did a few days ago, praised the hotel where it was due (restaurant & staff were great), but absolutely slated the hopeless bar staff.
The manager emailed me about 30 minutes later, apologised and offered me a complementary room upgrade if I stay there again.
I'd say he's copied and pasted that email a few times this week...
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 18 February, 2017, 12:25:16 PM
So what was this whole spoon thing about?
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Leigh S 18 February, 2017, 12:31:17 PM
Bothered to tell Novotel, when they asked for feedback, about how crap their bar staff were on the Fri and Sat night.

Apparently they're usually praised to the hilt but were surprised by the amount of clientele on those nights.

Nice to know.

Dunk!

Maybe we were just more Law abiding after years of Judge propaganda.  Conspiracy theorist in me might suspect they wanted you to walk away without paying to ease their burden - it would explain their previous praise too!  :)
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 18 February, 2017, 12:33:06 PM
So what was this whole spoon thing about?


I got denied service for touching the barman's spoon.


There is no joke or euphemism in the preceding sentence.
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: Steve Green 18 February, 2017, 12:45:12 PM
OK...
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: Hawkmumbler 18 February, 2017, 12:45:50 PM
SPOON! SPOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!
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: Jim_Campbell 18 February, 2017, 12:51:23 PM
I got denied service for touching the barman's spoon.

Crucially, you failed to respect his authoritaaaah.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: matty_ae 18 February, 2017, 01:18:30 PM
Why did he have a spoon behind the bar?

Was it his lucky spoon?

Just a random spoon?

Were spooning euphemisms involved?
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: Eamonn Clarke 18 February, 2017, 01:26:03 PM
There is no spoon.
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Mardroid 18 February, 2017, 01:53:10 PM
So what was this whole spoon thing about?


I got denied service for touching the barman's spoon.

Why did you touch his spoon?

I'm not asking that to be critical of you, or suggest he was justified. It's just reading these things out of context, these actions and reaction are rather odd and surreal. And comical.

I guess the real question is, what's the story?
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: Mikey 18 February, 2017, 01:54:50 PM
Why did he have a spoon behind the bar?

Was it his lucky spoon?

Just a random spoon?

Were spooning euphemisms involved?

Although I didn't witness the incident, I'm going to guess it was the copper bar spoon that was sat right in the open on the actual bar. I'll admit I briefly considered if they'd miss it along with the accompanying strainer, as I make a few cocktails meself, but thought on balance it wasn't a good idea.

But yeah, the staff were all really nice and even the bar staff, pants that they were at both pouring pints and working out who to serve, didn't loose their shit at the ravening hordes they were confronted with. However, when I asked about ordering a sandwich I was told it would be a 45 minute wait :/
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: Proudhuff 18 February, 2017, 01:57:01 PM

Jim Campbell is a nice man shock!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2213/32587546680_836d35c419_h.jpg)
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: Proudhuff 18 February, 2017, 02:04:06 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2366/32153766873_95a51ab2ae_h.jpg)

The Hammersmith Mafia planning the next spoonheist.
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: Proudhuff 18 February, 2017, 02:05:42 PM

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2221/32124773554_b5b3a8f158_c.jpg)

Mrs Mills laddie finally meets his hero!
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: Buttonman 18 February, 2017, 04:04:55 PM
From our point of view the bar staff were terrible and missed the chance to make beaucoup bucks. From the bar staffs' perspective we were a royal pain in the arse as they get paid the same regardless if the bar is stuffed or empty. Don't suggest tips - the majority of punters were Scottish.

I did go to reception at one point to say " Excuse me Good Sir, I am a resident in your fine hotel and would like to imbibe, along with my gentle friends, a selection of your cask ales and spirits. May I impose upon you to have the night porter assist me in this endeavour?"

What I actually said after an emotional day of heavy drinking was probably " Haw big man gies some fecking booze ya bam, we're gaspin' over here"

To their credit they did serve me and I got a bargain 5 flat pints of bitter for thirty quid.

The restaurant staff were great - I looked a bit lost and a nice Spanish waitress brought me a menu and followed me about until I had secured a small corner of the Scowlin Monkey table, before taking my order and bringing it to me personally with a nice smile. She got two quid for her trouble.

They also didn't quibble or add to the bill when Bad City Blue asked them to make up the sofa bed in my room. It was a two person room but I had put '1 adult' on the reservation as only I wanted breakfast. When BCB asked to add breakfast he was told it would cost £18! I only paid £9.95 and it was very nice. Evidence below.(I had no one to take my photo with the grub and was too shy to ask the staff).

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3716_zpsscmenjb5.jpg)
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/IMG_3717_zps5iwbbr5e.jpg)
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 18 February, 2017, 06:55:53 PM
So what was this whole spoon thing about?


I got denied service for touching the barman's spoon.

Why did you touch his spoon?

I'm not asking that to be critical of you, or suggest he was justified. It's just reading these things out of context, these actions and reaction are rather odd and surreal. And comical.

I guess the real question is, what's the story?

I was waiting to be served. Had been for about 10 minutes. There was a spoon sat on the bar. It was all twisty, like a helter-skelter. I was bored. I picked it up and rolled it between my fingers. The barman went crazy. Some helpful Rebellion employee who was stood beside me explained this was lunatic behaviour. The barman remained crazy. I apologised for touching his spoon. The barman refused my apology.

I got Proudhuff to buy the round. (With my cash before you ask!)
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: Steve Green 18 February, 2017, 07:07:50 PM
I guess if you're going to lose it over a spoon, maybe a career dealing with the public might not be for you...
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: JOE SOAP 18 February, 2017, 07:28:26 PM

NEVER touch another man's spoon.

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: dweezil2 18 February, 2017, 07:48:04 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_zzCLLRvE
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: Jim_Campbell 18 February, 2017, 09:25:58 PM

Jim Campbell is a nice man shock!

Fake news! Very bad! Don't look at my tiny hands. </trump>

Edit: At the risk of sounding like a soppy git, this is what the whole day felt like… a big, warm embrace from hundreds of friends you didn't know you had. It was just fantastic.
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: Mardroid 18 February, 2017, 10:02:00 PM
There was a spoon sat on the bar. It was all twisty, like a helter-skelter. I was bored. I picked it up and rolled it between my fingers. The barman went crazy.
Wow. That does seem a way overreaction from the barman. Especially as the spoon was right on the bar.

At least you can say Helter Skelter gave you some entertainment now*. (Boom, tish!)

*For the record, I actually didn't mind that Dredd story, but I know many here don't, and I couldn't resist the awful gag.
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: sheridan 19 February, 2017, 10:07:34 AM
To their credit they did serve me and I got a bargain 5 flat pints of bitter for thirty quid.

You were ripped off - you should have managed to get six pints for that!
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: shaolin_monkey 19 February, 2017, 10:29:42 AM
Also to their credit, my partner had torn her calf muscle the previous week when kicking someone in the head. She was unable to walk far, so chose a table at the bar where she could watch the Wales/England game while I wandered about the con. She was attended to very nicely the whole time, getting lunch promptly and asked if she would like drinks brought to her, which she reports also turned up promptly.

Re tips, everyone still standing at 2am on the Friday night (quite a few) dug deep into their pockets and pooled together a large tip for the bar staff. Plus they got a round of applause at the end of the night.

The problem was there just wasn't enough of them, and those that were there just weren't experienced in the bar trade. Anyone who has ever worked a busy bar could tell that in an instant.

So my feedback to Novotel was 'plan ahead when you have a big event on, make sure you have extra staff on, make sure drinks are well stocked, and offer more bar training to your folk'.
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: Tjm86 19 February, 2017, 10:35:20 AM
Also to their credit, my partner had torn her calf muscle the previous week when kicking someone in the head.

 :o

Did you explain why she was unable to walk properly?  Just wondering if that factored in to their decision!
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: Buttonman 19 February, 2017, 07:33:20 PM
I've Tripadvisored the hotel right HERE! (https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186338-d193672-r460924604-Novotel_London_West-London_England.html)
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: dancornwell 20 February, 2017, 10:52:15 AM

Jim Campbell is a nice man shock!

Fake news! Very bad! Don't look at my tiny hands. </trump>

Edit: At the risk of sounding like a soppy git, this is what the whole day felt like… a big, warm embrace from hundreds of friends you didn't know you had. It was just fantastic.

Had a good chat with Jim out in the smoking zone, a great guy! ''Twas very cold but the alcohol warmed me up. Great to meet you at last Jim and everyone else.
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: Dash Decent 20 February, 2017, 11:11:04 AM
Why did he have a spoon behind the bar?

Was it his lucky spoon?

Just a random spoon?

Were spooning euphemisms involved?

No tank tops, no sandals, no spooning.
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: Dash Decent 20 February, 2017, 11:11:37 AM

Jim Campbell is a nice man shock!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2213/32587546680_836d35c419_h.jpg)

Is that Cuddly Pete Wells there with Jim?
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: Jim_Campbell 20 February, 2017, 11:21:28 AM
Is that Cuddly Pete Wells there with Jim?

He mistook me for a pasty. I barely escaped with my life…
: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Proudhuff 20 February, 2017, 02:28:16 PM
So what was this whole spoon thing about?


I got denied service for touching the barman's spoon.

Why did you touch his spoon?

I'm not asking that to be critical of you, or suggest he was justified. It's just reading these things out of context, these actions and reaction are rather odd and surreal. And comical.

I guess the real question is, what's the story?

I was waiting to be served. Had been for about 10 minutes. There was a spoon sat on the bar. It was all twisty, like a helter-skelter. I was bored. I picked it up and rolled it between my fingers. The barman went crazy. Some helpful Rebellion employee who was stood beside me explained this was lunatic behaviour. The barman remained crazy. I apologised for touching his spoon. The barman refused my apology.

I got Proudhuff to buy the round. (With my cash before you ask!)

Weirdly enough this lunatic behaviour carried on the next day, with the individual pointing Dr X out as a 'trouble maker' to other staff members, and accusing me of being a friend of the  'trouble maker' when a drink was spilled v.v late on during the Saturday bar debacle.


On a positive note I got to meet PJ Holden and Patrick Goddard on the Sunday morning as they headed to church ( part of that sentence isn't true)

: Re: 2000AD 40th Anniversary - 11th Feb 2017 - London
: Steve Green 20 February, 2017, 02:34:10 PM
(http://screenfish.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/american-werewolf-tavern.jpg)
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: PlanetReplicas 20 February, 2017, 02:39:34 PM
A week on and what an amazing event it was.

I picked up amazing sketches by Simon Fraser (a hero I've not met since '98), a sketch from Cam Kennedy that honestly I couldn't be happier with - I thought it was a print at first), and then a lovely pencilled piece by the uber-genius Tom Foster.

I was trying to get everyone there associated with the first year of 2000ad to sign my bound collection and I managed that by starting at Gosh the night before.

I think I achieved it but only by missing out on chatting longer to the new talent like Dani, Emma Beeby, Kek-W, Dave Kendall, Dan Cornell etc. I think it was genuinely impossible to bring something for everyone to sign - and I can see retrospectively why so many fans got Thrill Power Overload or a poster signed en-masse.

So to Rebellion, you couldn't have done better. I'd welcome a smaller 'new talent' 2000ad con as nothing could top this unless Bolland, Cliff Robinson & Ian Gibson had paraglided in mid-con. THANKS GUYS.

My GOD that Cam Kennedy sketch is just incredible.
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: Dunk! 20 February, 2017, 02:53:47 PM
friend of the 'trouble maker'

Boo!


Dunk!
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: Proudhuff 20 February, 2017, 02:56:01 PM
Now it makes sense!  :-[
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: ZenArcade 20 February, 2017, 05:22:11 PM
See below my complaint on the Novotel website:  They haven't replied!  :(  Z

in the last week
Was over for two nights Friday 10 and Saturday 11 for a convention.
The rooms were clean, warm and spacious.
The food was over priced even for a London venue.
My main criticism however is for the bar and the staff.  They were frankly put: pathetic.  They showed little sign of being trained to a competent level. They were lacking in a grasp of the English language; were slow, verging on insultingly slow in serving customers; technically lacking in basic knowledge of drinks and how to pour them (watching one fellow destroying several pints of Guinness was a sight to behold); somewhat self obsessed (little tip: serve the customers, quickly and efficiently and don't spend an undue amount of time preening yourselves in the bar mirror); their manager (in the loosest term) would have been better served training his rather awful coterie of staff to some minimum level of competence as opposed to shouting loudly at them and banging every possible resonating surface within his reach in fits of pique much to the further (if that were possible) annoyance of the customers.
The coup de grace of this ongoing tragedy happened from 8pm inwards on Saturday night when the bar gradually seemed to run out of alcohol (the idea that the vapid, feckless, self obsessed nincimpoops posing as staff might have made recource to a cellar or local supplier to replenish stocks seems to have been a fanciful thought, fleetingly held on all of the customers behalfs). So at 1:00 am the lights at the bar were turned off and we all were rather tersely told the bar was closed.  After several dozen rather shocked people remonstrated with what we took to he a 'manager' we were told only residents would be served (a crafty ploy to Winnow out most of the bar customers it is to be assumed). When it quickly became evident that all of the people at the bar were in fact residents a couple of drinks were very grudgingly served to one person and then the staff like the hard working professionals they were stopped any pretence of doing their job and dissapeared.
I have never in my well travelled life seen a demonstration of how not to run a busy hotel bar as that which was presented to myself and so many others over the weekend.  I expended money and travelled a considerable distance in order to attend this convention and to meet with many friends and indeed to form relationships with new colleagues.  The Novotel was the antithesis of a place in which this would ever be likely to be facilitated to any professional level.
DON'T GO!
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: dweezil2 20 February, 2017, 05:38:36 PM
Yeah, but what did you really think?  :lol:
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: Steve Green 20 February, 2017, 05:42:47 PM
Can't say I had any complaints, but since it's usually cider or diet coke with me and only stayed the Saturday night, I must have lucked out.

Maybe most of their residents go out, and they're just not used to hundreds of lazy nerds drinking the place dry.
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: Proudhuff 20 February, 2017, 05:48:22 PM
Can't say I had any complaints, but since it's usually cider or diet coke with me and only stayed the Saturday night, I must have lucked out.

Maybe most of their residents go out, and they're just not used to hundreds of lazy nerds drinking the place dry.

So you never had the experience I had on two occasions of asking for Cider and getting a pint of lemonade!

I'd assumed it was my thick scottish brogue but when translated by the English comic geek beside me the bemused barmaid pointed at the lemonade and said ' Si, Cider'   :lol:
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: Satanist 20 February, 2017, 05:50:44 PM
Maybe most of their residents go out, and they're just not used to hundreds of lazy nerds drinking the place dry.

I went out for about an hour and was told "Fuck off you bastard!" by an old piss-head (not Proudhuff). So I did ,straight back to the safety of the hotel bar. 
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: Steve Green 20 February, 2017, 05:56:44 PM
Well I managed to avoid getting any rounds in (I think) and my ciders were pretty lemon free...
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: Skullmo 20 February, 2017, 06:16:23 PM
I left early on friday night (11.30) as we waited to get served for about 15 minutes and the only guy serving was still making one cocktail.

Saturday night they ran out of alcohol in the main bar.
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: Dunk! 20 February, 2017, 06:32:38 PM
I went out for about an hour and was told "Fuck off you bastard!" by an old piss-head (not Proudhuff). So I did ,straight back to the safety of the hotel bar.

Yeah, sorry about that.

Dunk!
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: Dog Deever 20 February, 2017, 06:47:14 PM
I went out for about an hour and was told "Fuck off you bastard!" by an old piss-head (not Proudhuff). So I did ,straight back to the safety of the hotel bar.

I'd have thought that was common parlance in Glasgow...

Looks like a grand time was had by all, with the exception of some bar shenanigans.
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: Proudhuff 20 February, 2017, 07:29:42 PM
Maybe most of their residents go out, and they're just not used to hundreds of lazy nerds drinking the place dry.

I went out for about an hour and was told "Fuck off you bastard!" by an old piss-head (not Proudhuff). So I did ,straight back to the safety of the hotel bar.

Was that the guy who suggested  his hair and yours would make one headfull?
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: Jim_Campbell 21 February, 2017, 10:07:50 AM
Had a good chat with Jim out in the smoking zone, a great guy! ''Twas very cold but the alcohol warmed me up. Great to meet you at last Jim and everyone else.

I must belatedly apologise for detaining you in arctic chill of the smoking area! The reasons were twofold:

1) I don't officially smoke any more so I was making the most of it!

2) I'd had quite enough to drink and was attempting to pace myself by staying away from the bar…

Plummeting temperatures and intermittent snow notwithstanding, it was good talking to you (and everyone else, for that matter).
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: Molch-R 22 February, 2017, 02:09:13 PM
The latest panel is up with Robbie Morrison and Peter Milligan: https://youtu.be/FHUPS5o9Gv4
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: Molch-R 27 February, 2017, 02:53:00 PM
The writers' panel with Rob Williams, Al Ewing, and Emma Beeby has now gone live: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1480
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: Molch-R 01 March, 2017, 12:07:27 PM
No Sláine No Gain with Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Clint Langley and Simon Davis is now live: http://www.2000adonline.com/post/1501
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: ming 01 March, 2017, 12:10:21 PM
Thanks for getting all these out there; much appreciated!  I only caught one talk on the day so it's fantastic to catch up on the stuff I missed seeing first-hand.
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: Buttonman 01 March, 2017, 11:08:56 PM
My Tripadvispr review of the hotel (https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g186338-d193672-r460924604-Novotel_London_West-London_England.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT) got a response from the management - not sure he knows what 2000ad is but he does concede some bar mismanagement.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/tripad_zpssgz875el.jpg)
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: Pete Wells 01 March, 2017, 11:15:10 PM

Jim Campbell is a nice man shock!

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2213/32587546680_836d35c419_h.jpg)

Is that Cuddly Pete Wells there with Jim?

Don't believe a word of it. Jim has me in a headlock there and is telling me what he will do to me and my family if I keep on putting the crossbars on the letter 'I' in my amazing artwork. Look at the fear in my eyes!

I still wake up screaming.
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: Dash Decent 02 March, 2017, 02:22:54 AM
Too late!  Jim's already updated his avatar from "Ageing Goth" to "Free Hugs".
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: Link Prime 02 March, 2017, 01:33:08 PM
I never met Pete before that evening, but got a similar welcoming man-hug from him.
Who would have thought he'd be such a nice guy!  ::)
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: Jim_Campbell 02 March, 2017, 01:45:21 PM
Don't believe a word of it. Jim has me in a headlock there and is telling me what he will do to me and my family if I keep on putting the crossbars on the letter 'I' in my amazing artwork. Look at the fear in my eyes!

And don't you forget it, y'gobshite!
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: Dandontdare 02 March, 2017, 06:19:12 PM
Just noticed Durham Red in the background of that pic!
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: Molch-R 02 March, 2017, 07:25:46 PM
Kicking It Old School with Ian Kennedy, Jesus Redondo, and John Higgins is now up online https://youtu.be/BQbUc_Rc3PA I was otherwise engaged but now aghast to see empty seats for a panel featuring such an incredible line-up!!
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: Colin YNWA 02 March, 2017, 08:24:45 PM
Not being funny and not sure if its the event, the 40th overall or a combination of both but just wanted to say here isn't it great to see the board buzzing as much as it is at the moment. Its not been like this since 2012... whatever happened then.

Keep up the good stuff!
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: Molch-R 06 March, 2017, 12:44:46 PM
It's taking its sweet time uploading and processing, but some time this afternoon the panel with John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra will be going live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/BXQesN7z9EM
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: Molch-R 06 March, 2017, 12:45:26 PM
Not being funny and not sure if its the event, the 40th overall or a combination of both but just wanted to say here isn't it great to see the board buzzing as much as it is at the moment. Its not been like this since 2012... whatever happened then.

Keep up the good stuff!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/gFwZfXIqD0eNW/giphy.gif)
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: Steve Green 06 March, 2017, 03:06:35 PM
That's a great panel.
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: Molch-R 09 March, 2017, 03:22:00 PM
Now uploaded: THE LOOK OF 2000 AD with Pye Parr, Annie Parkhouse, Rian Hughes and Simon Bowland, hosted by Tom Muller https://youtu.be/xuGST7MAZ90
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: Proudhuff 09 March, 2017, 04:30:23 PM
Just noticed Durham Red in the background of that pic!

Steve asked If I wanted my photo with her... only slightly scared of the fallout I foolishly said 'Naw yer alright'  :'(
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: Buttonman 20 March, 2017, 09:31:15 PM
The four Thargs panel is up - five if you count Bish-op on the audience which I do.

Gasp with delight as my question is put to their greenesses at about 44.56 mins!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3BnszJCld0&ytbChannel=2000ADonline (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3BnszJCld0&ytbChannel=2000ADonline)

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: opaque 27 March, 2017, 07:32:44 PM
Yay! Finally I have evidence I was actually there!
I'm the guy in the black top on the right ;)
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: flip-r mk2 29 March, 2017, 08:20:38 PM
Just found a photo of me at the 40th :)(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/Mobile%20Uploads/_20170329_195438_zps9zgezqwv.jpg) (http://s601.photobucket.com/user/flipray09/media/Mobile%20Uploads/_20170329_195438_zps9zgezqwv.jpg.html)

filippo
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: Mute77 29 March, 2017, 09:40:25 PM
I tried to find a photo of the con with myself in the background but it started to feel like "wheres wally?" : :)
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: Spikes 29 March, 2017, 09:56:23 PM
Just found a photo of me at the 40th :)

So did I  ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/pBVtCda.jpg)