London Film and Comic Con 2012

July 8, 2012

Friday 6th July

Head to London on the train and check into the Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel before going to Olympia for London Film and Comic Con.

I don’t have long there as I have tickets to see What the Butler Saw later.

I only meet one person which is Holly Marie Coombs as that took longer that expected but she did pose for a picture with me.

After this I head over to the Vaudeville Theatre to see What the Butler Saw, a comedy set in a mental institution, it was not the best play I have seen but it was watch able. Afterwards I wait by the stage door and meet all the cast including, Tim McInnerny, Omid Djalili, Samantha Bond, Georgia Moffett, Jason Thorpe and Nick Hendrix.

I then over to the Savoy theatre in a hope of meeting Danny Devito as I was not able to last time I was in London, but unfortunately he did not come out after his performance in the Sunshine Boys.

Saturday 7th July

Busy day today so up early and out the door by 8am and at Olympia by 8.30.

I got a few autographs first before my many photoshoots, first person I met was Zach Galligan most famous for playing the character of Billy in Gremlins, he was very friendly and happy to pose for a photograph.

Next was Danielle Harris from Halloween, she was great and I had a picture with here, followed by Thomas Dekker who signed my Heroes poster.

Next up was my photoshoot with Gillian Anderson, the line to go in was mad, luckily I had a gold pass so did not have to wait very long followed my Holly Marie Coombs.

Next I met Bai Ling who I also had a picture with, she had a bit of a skimpy outfit on and probably felt the cold a bit as she was wearing a coat the next time I saw her.

Next three photoshoots in a row with Danielle Harris, Zach Galligan and Geri Ryan, the Alex Winter one was postponed until later in the day.

Then I got a chance to get some more autographs from Gillian Anderson, Karl Urban, Alex Winter and Al Leong. Alex was really cool and talking about a scene in the Bill and Ted sequel if it gets made involving Van Halen without giving too much away. Al Leong was also great.

Next was a photoshoot with Tom Skerritt and Alex Winter followed by meeting Charles Dance and Hayen Panettiere and the Game of Throne actors John Bradley and Gwendoline Christie.

I then met Maryam D’Abo the Bond girl from The Living Daylights followed by Tom Skerritt who looked like he would have rather been somewhere else and did not make eye contact or speak to me.

Next I had a photoshoot with Karl Urban and then met Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones.

My first talk of the day was Gillian Anderson followed by meeting Martin Kove from the Karate Kid.

Saturday at LFCC was finished off by attending the Dredd panel with Karl Urban, Alex Garland, Jock and Allon Reich.

Other pictures from around LFCC on Saturday.

After LFCC I went back to the hotel and then on to the Apollo Theatre to see Eugene O’Neill’s A Lond Days Journey into Night staring David Suchet, Laurie Metcalf, Trevor White, Kyle Soller and Rosie Sansom it was a great play and very emotional. After the performance I was able to meet the whole cast and get them to sign my program.

Sunday 8th July

Had a bit of a lye in this morning and got up at 9am and headed out at 9.45 only to find that the underground was not running to Kensington Olympia so had to get the bus. 

When I finally got there I headed over to the Game of Thrones area and got them all to sign my poster, there was, Ralph Ineson, Steven Cole, Eugene Simon, Amrita Acharia, Ross Mullan, Iain Glen and Nonso Anozie.

After that I got Kevin Sorbo and Burt Kwouk before going to a talk by Hayden Panettiere. 

My last thing at LFCC was a panel by Melissa George and Frank Spotnitz to promote their new TV show Hunted, it looked good and a may check it out when it is shown later in the year. The two answered a number of questions and afterwards did a free signing which was a nice bonus. 

Some more pictures from Sunday at LFCC.

After this I went back to the hotel picked up my luggage and headed to the train station for my trip back home.

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3 Responses to “London Film and Comic Con 2012”

  1. Melissa-George.com • Your Best Source for Everything Melissa George Since 2004 on July 9th, 2012 9:22 pm

    […] Two coverage reports from the panel can be read here and here. Fan pics have been added to the gallery (credits go to TravelShorts.com). […]

  2. Thespina B. on July 12th, 2012 10:11 pm

    Oh my god! Thats me talking to Nicholas Lea.

    I was searching online for photos of LCC after going there on Saturday. Great day!

    Nicholas Lea was such an awesome guy. I had trouble with my camera phone as the software crashed. He said it was no worries and that to come back later when it was working and he will allow me to come to the front of the queue to take the photo. An hour later, he remembers my name (I actually squealed when he said my name – thinking about it later of course he remembered my name, he is an actor and thats one of his skills – but still!!!) and I pushed in. At this point I must say the girls I was pushing in front of were soooooo lovely and were really okay with it. Again my phone crashed, then the girls behind me volunteered to take the photo and email it to me (which they did).

    After I took the photo, I stepped to the side and wrote down my email address and when the girls came up to me, they said Nicholas then said to them “you will make sure Thespina gets the photo”

    I know I don’t know you and I am rambling but to cut a long story short, Nicholas Lea is a lovely guy and is very considerate to his fans.

  3. Michael on September 5th, 2013 8:59 pm

    did you see Hayden talk on Saturday? Been trying to find someone who maybe got photos or vids.

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