Hammer Time at Memorabilia

The winter Memorabilia collectables fair (www.memorabilia.co.uk) takes place at the NEC in Birmingham (UK) next weekend (24-25th November) and among the attractions, including guest appearances by HeroesGreg Grunberg and a number of Hammer veterans, including Barrie Ingham, Caroline Munro, Dave Prowse, Leslie Phillips, Madeline Smith, Geoffrey Bayldon and Georgina Hale.

Also attending are key members of the Beyond the Rave team (Hammer Films’ new production), who will be doing a signing at the Gorezone magazine stand, including stars Matthew Forest and Leslie Simpson, production manager James Harris, and director Matthias Hoene.

Bridging the two is actress Ingrid Pitt, who will be on her Pitt of Horror stand, next to the HammerShop (www.hammerfilms.com/shop).

Memorabilia is the collector’s fair of the year, bringing hundreds of stalls under one roof dedicated to film and television collectables, alongside a large number of special guests at star table signings.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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