STAND BY FOR ACTION!
Following the success and critical acclaim of last year’s event, we’re bringing Andercon back for a second outing!
For last years event, we followed the traditional convention format – screening rooms, Q&A stages, traders rooms, displays, vehicles and star signers. We set the bar high, drawing from the rich visual history of Gerry’s productions with our displays and wall to wall graphics.
In planning Andercon 2015, we’ve taken on board a lot of the feedback from last year’s event, and raising the bar higher still, we’re creating an unconventional convention – something very different and very unique…
In addition to extensive displays of original puppets props, costumes, and sets together with some stunning reproductions and specially commissioned builds, we will also be running interactive workshops celebrating the techniques and processes involved in creating those colourful and entertaining Supermarionation and live action productions!
Guests and production personnel will also be on hand, discussing the shows and celebrating a number of Anderson celebrations – including of course, the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds at the event.
In addition to the above, we’re also going back to the beginning, opening the event with the story of how Lionel Anderson inspired his younger brother to create decades of cult programming, with a special talk and presentation by researcher and author Sean Feast – writer of a new book: A Thunderbird at Bomber Command. The book rewrites significant chunks of Anderson history and we’re thrilled that we’re opening our weekend with such a personal look at Gerry’s early life and influences.
We’ll also be looking forward to the future with our friends from ITV, together with previews and exclusive content from Anderson Entertainment’s newest productions – from the new Gemini Force One books, to Audio Terrahawks, Zeroids vs Cubes and, of course, the new Ultramarionation show; Firestorm!
A full weekend of activities, a chance to catch up with friends old and new, and a few surprises along the way… all this and FAB Café too!
Expect the Unexpected!
For further details, please visit andercon.co.uk