196 Responses to “Only Fools and Horses 2010 Convention”

  1. CraigW says:

    Hi.

    Does anybody know where I can get one of the 16×12’s signed by the actors from the 2010 convention please?
    Thanks,
    Craig.

  2. Sophie says:

    is there goin to be another convention this year????? if so let me know where and when!!!

  3. Martin says:

    I queued for 2 hours to get in and then for another 8 hours to get signed pics and items, john Challis looked well knackered when i spoke to him. to have that much patience and stick with it good on all of the stars diamond geezers they deserve greatest respect from those who went.

    The only thing that marred it was not their fault but WHY? did they have water based markers that just come off items like t pots and plastics etc PLEASE make sure in future that PERMANENT MARKERS ARE USED thanks

  4. Rachael Louise Gerrard says:

    I Have 3 Awesome Pictures Of When Lewis Osborne Points Me Out To Stephen Lloyd When He Notices Me Filming Him, Totally Cool :D :D :D

    He Says To Stephen Lloyd: “Look That Pretty Girl There Is Filming Me :D”

    Was Sooo Awesome, I Think At That Point I Almost Went As Red As Lewis Osborne Lol :P

    I’ll Send Them In, See If They Get On The Site :)

  5. Daniel Muddle says:

    Come to West Sussex I know millions of people who would come

  6. j says:

    BRING ON NEXT YEAR’S CONVENTION!!!!!! :) ^_^ :D

  7. jane says:

    Look,all of you have put bad comments remember this those stars came there and gave up there sunday to see you and sign autographs. I just think you should have a bit more respect because last year i queqed for 9 and half hour so stop moaning you ungratefull people and i am glad that you queqed and didnt see them you desevered not to see them!

    Much appreciated to all the stars.

    • Shaun says:

      Agree – thanks to the stars and Perry actually ensuring we get the chance to meet them!!! Must have been tough to be there for all those hours and only get a single 15 minute break!!

    • Den says:

      Yep Jane,Like i said also..we got to meet the stars so why complain!? ;)

      • j says:

        well said :)

      • michael magee says:

        cos it was a ### day and they were there signing cos they were paid to u lot must have alot of time on yr hands to of enjoyed that day try getting out more eather way u look at it more ppl was p##off than happy ppl i just got my refund via paypal

        • Rachael Louise Gerrard says:

          That’s Not Very Nice, It Was An Awesome Day & I Hope Days Like That Never Stop, It’s Your Problem If U Were Unhappy, But There Were Plenty Of People Who Really Enjoyed Themselves, It’s Just That Most Who Enjoyed The Day Don’t Post, If They Did Then You’d See That More People Enjoyed The Day Than Did Not, Don’t Focus On The Negative, Bring On Next Convention I Say :)

        • Shaun says:

          You must have been at a different convention to me as I (and the large group of friends with me) thought it was totally brilliant.

          Shame we have to wait another year for the next one – wish it could be sooner!!! :)

        • Jake says:

          Boo to you!!!

          The day was so so so much fun. I totally expected to have to queue for something as truly amazing as that and also for £5!!

  8. Rachael Louise Gerrard says:

    Wondering, Where Can We Upload Video & Pictures Taken On The Day?? :)

  9. Rachael Louise Gerrard says:

    The Most Fantastic Day Ever, Even Though We Waited 5 Hours It Was Well Worth It & It Didn’t Even Feel Like 5 Hours, More Like 1, My Phone Goes Off Every 2 Hours To Remind Me I Need To Have A Drink & The Young Trigger Said When My Phone Went Off “Look There’s That Pretty Girl, That Pretty Girl She Has A Really Nice Singer Come On When Her Phone Goes Off” & He Mimed Singing & Waved At Me & Gave Me A Wink, Such An Awesome Guy, Got Loads Of Pics Taken With The Actors, & Young Trigger Was Blushing When I Spoke To Him, He Showed Me A Picture Of Himself & The Cast Of Rock & Chips, He Said He’d Been Saving It To Show Me Especially, I Also Loved Having My Pic Taken In The Lounge With Del & Uncle Albert, Loads Of Awesome Pics, & The Guy There Even Took Video With My Video Camera For Me, The Del Did Loads Of Cameo To The Camera, Made My Day, & I Got The Soundtrack & The Lost Episodes DVD :D

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  11. Den says:

    My feedback now..

    The ques were dreadful,but me and my family (2 children also) waited for 7hours,we did not like waiting of course but we stuck it out and im happy we did..To meet them was just fantastic,a dream come true!

    I noticed Perry being mobbed my a few people that day,complaing at him for the ques..I agree the ques were horrible but it seems eveyone is missing the point here! PERRY & HIS TEAM GAVE US ALL THE CHANCE TO MEET THE CAST! How else were we going to meet them?

    I will be going next year,i really can’t wait and as for the ques..oh well that’s life..it was well worth it in the end.

    Den

    • Stevie says:

      Yeah I also saw that perry chap being constantly hassled about long queues. Poor guy! Bet he was worn out by the end.

      I’d say job well done myself.

      Bonjour to you all!!!

    • claire and the groovy gang says:

      LOOOVVVVED IT.Such big fans so happy to see and have pickies taken with the guys.WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!!!!

    • Nick says:

      Well said Said !! couldn’t agree more :)

    • doddy says:

      sorry but i met boycie trigger and mickey elswhere took me 20 mins , even had a photoshoot

      • doddy says:

        just found this forum , but as ive said ive seen 3 onah fom elswhere , but looking at what you paid to meet them if my understanding is right 5 pound ? well to be honest that was a bargain . i got 6 autos and a photo 2 from each star and a photo wiv all three , it cost me just over 100 pound including entry . so my apoligies … bargain

  12. Shaun says:

    Thanks Perry and team!! Please don’t give up putting the conventions on.

    People would certainly then moan, lol :) :) :)

    • Jojo says:

      Lurving it! :) (said in a Justin Timberlake voice)

    • Jake says:

      It was Fabrique Belgigue!!!

      • clare says:

        Look some of you need to read what people have said before commenting on the queues. Ive been to every convention and love them. But this year was different. Why ? Because of the inclusion of a new idea: FAST TRACK queueing. That is what people are moaning about. Now, you may all have not minded queueing because it was worth it to see the stars. Yes quite right, but those queues could have been shortened by 3 hours plus This is the time added to the queues because of Fast Track. Now, by saying you dont care how long you queue for – Perry will keep the Fast Track system because of this. Its a crap system and not needed. Its not been needed before so why now ? and dont tell me because of cost rises because at this Convention there was the least number of stalls and the least amount of merchandise ever. Thats fact. I dont care if I wait 14 bl**dy hours to see the guys so long as the queue MOVES. It did not move and was not organised properly by the bloke who was suppose to be letting people through. Oh and by the way – this is the first year people have complained about the queues and it is because of FASTTRACK. It didnt work.

        oh yes – and I was one of those people who you may have seen complaining to Perry. I spoke to him about the fast track service and why was it needed. Do you know what ? Considering I was a fan, and very polite,pleasant and articulate :- he wouldnt even look me in the eye and brushed me off and just was not interested, his manner was rude. I wasnt the only one who got this impression. Perry is not interested in the fans whatsoever – that was clear at the Convention. He has not got a clue how to talk to people – his customers – the ones who pay him to see their stars.
        In comparision to previous years, based on FACT: this was not a well organised convention.

        • Shaun says:

          All the organisation of these events and the efforts made to try to bring in new ideas for these events is for the fans. The stars are asked to come for the fans. The main tickets are sold at only £5 to allow more fans to get involved. So it is very unfair to say ‘Perry is not interested in the fans’.

          I am sure the event will be assessed by all the organisers to see what can be done next year to make the event better for everyone. You cannot fault for trying out new things such as the Fast queue system. If it is deemed as not being successful, then i am sure it will be taken out for next time.

          • clare says:

            my comments about perry were based on his interaction with me. I was polite and friendly, he was not. His manner was rude and non interest. I also overheard a conversation between him andan stall seller and money was clearly the object. Believe what u want but my opinion has changed of the man. If they keep fast track next year…u have your answer…fans or money.

        • Meera says:

          Without Perry events like this would not be available for the fans of ofah, so totally disagree with you on your statement about Perry.

          I understand the frustrations of queuing and the line not moving; I am sure constructive feedback from the fans will looked at and addressed.

  13. CJ says:

    ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT, MARVELLOUS!

    Liked the Jolly Boys coach outside – nice touch that

  14. Shaun says:

    Oh, and can everyone keep smiling. Jesus, worse things could happen :)

    • j says:

      im still smiling coz im glad i met the stars who were there :D

      • Shaun says:

        haha!! Me too. Just been looking at the photos of the day and the photos we took with the stars.

        Some are very funny. Patrick Murray and his crazy hair!!! :) :) :) :)

        • Scott says:

          Yup, i agree. I saw many fans get well over the 2 autographs per actor rate and all they paid was £5. I reckon they probably have like £400 – £500’s worth of signatures – great deal and 5 hours in a queue for that – i bet they would have waited 8 hours for that kind of return.

          Anyway, its not about that.It was just great to meet the talented stars that make up the greatest sitcom of all time.

          And i am also smiling Shaun :)

        • jon says:

          i had a excellent day met all the stars, i waited almost 5 hours, it was well worth it. this was my third year. only fools and horses is the best. thank you see you next year

        • Meera says:

          I had a fantastic time at the convention and it was great to see the stars!

          Yeah agree there are long queuing times but hey what does everyone expect for a £5! Perry has done a fab job! Thank you to you and your team for putting such a great convention together.

          Bring on next year!

        • Nick says:

          Yep i enjoyed it. I thought the actors were great. The young guys from Rock and Chips had me stiches. Poor old Ashley ( young Denzil had to be at work in a pub at 6pm he was saying. Where’s next year going to be any idea’s?

          • J says:

            it was well worth queueing to meet the actors :). the are really nice people :D. does anyone know where the convention will be next year? as it will be 30 years since only fools and horses was first released

          • Shaun says:

            I believe down south somewhere. To be honest it could be in a different country and I would still travel there :)

            30 years – wow! That is so impressive. And it is still going strong :)

  15. Shaun says:

    Awesome day!!!!!! Simple as that!! £5 for all those autographs!! Bargain.

    Bring on next year, cannot wait. Hopefully we can get Marlene back and possibly Trigger :)

    Smiles all round :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  16. michael magee says:

    ANDY MILLS And I am a ‘real’ fan thankyou. I bet you are one of these jealous people who are envious of people who earn more than you.

    i take it your one of these posh pricks who thinks hes the shit as you have alot of money, for some of us money is very hard and did you ever think how hard it was for some of us toget money together for petrol and money to buy things there? NO you do what you like and spit on people with a harder life,you make me sick

  17. Jo says:

    I have read all the negative comments and having worked behind where the actors are signing for 10 hours + ( STILL SMILING AT 9PM ) for many of the conventions i thought i would share my views. There were 1500 – 1600 + children attending and approx 110 express ticket holders. If you think logically that each if every couple spent 1 min 30 secs with John Challis who was the first actor in the line up having a chat/photo and items signed. ( some people stood chatting for 2-3 mins ) every hour 45 couples would go through the line up of actors ( that’s 450 couples in 10 hours a ) and dont forget those with children as well . People who paid a premium to get through quicker still had to queue and it did not mess up the whole queuing system maybe it could have been managed better. But we had the same problem in Bristol last year and the year before. Each year Perry tries to think of ways to make things easier but it’s very difficult as at £5.00 it is a bargain. I try to push people through quickly but people are always so pleased to see there tv idol it proves very difficult. I can understand how frustrating it must be in the queue but what is the solution. Would time slots work i doubt it as after the first hour there would be a queue. I finally left at 8.30 pm shattered and there were still people queuing and the actors still happy. Luckily for the first time ever I didn’t have a long drive home.

    • michael magee says:

      say what you like it was still a shit day out

      • Jo says:

        MM i was just letting people know my opinion. Its a pity you had a bad day as many of the people i saw said they had a great day despite the queues which had got them down. I hope next year there is a better way to deal with the queues we will just have to wait and see wont we.

  18. Oliver says:

    Just like to say apart from waiting 6 hours to meet the stars, i had a great time, i do agree on some things on here, i reckon the convention next year should be better organised like have tickets with numbers on then they call numbers 1-100 then you go and line up, i looked around the 4/5 stalls that were there and only took me a couple of mins….wasn’t really much there, and alot of stuff i already have and paid alot less money for too, also there needs to be some sort of improvement to getting photos of you and the actors since me and my friend had to give his camera to a stranger to take the picture, there was no staff around to help either, apart from someone trying to flog dvd’s for £5 when they just some lost episodes burnt onto a disk and all he cared about was getting money off everyone, anyway my friend has uploaded some pictures to youtube so enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBJ6MgymneY

  19. michael magee says:

    so how do i go about getting a refund? its not like i can contact the ppl who run the site ive looked all over mmmm ill go through paypal prob get it back from them after all it was not a convention it was a over priced car boot with a signing

    • Babu says:

      The stalls which had the merchandise on reminded me of Market stalls and i’m sure i’ve seen episodes where Del is selling from a market stall.

    • Bobby says:

      Michael would love to see you organise a convention with 10 actors appearing. I am sure you would do a great job. The stalls which had the merchandise on reminded me of Market stalls and i’m sure i’ve seen episodes where Del is selling from a market stall. Maybe this is the feel they wanted to recreate. If you go to any major signing event all the stalls look like that. I went to one at the MK Dons and it was chaos just like a car boot sale but i had a great day.

      • michael magee says:

        first del sells from a suit case and second you dont hear him say “corr its fucking busy innit” while standing beside my 3 year old son i take it bobby you had a part in the shit day out aka rip off sunday and its funny how the top dog’s of this site are yet to comment on the day and really think about how upset people was, i hope it all gose tits up again next year

        • Bob says:

          Na mate ive been to loads of these and i know what the score is. I got there nice and early got me stuff signed brought some bits and pieces and i was home by 4. You must have had a bad one ! This time next year i guess you wont be there. Ps wasnt Del on market stall selling ski gear ? that wasnt in a suit case was it

        • Andy Mills says:

          @ Michael Magee

          “I hope it all gose tits up next year”

          Well that’s a constructive comment isn’t it! I bet I echo the majority on here who just do not agree with you.

          You should be grateful that we have an opportunity to meet the actors via the annual convention. Whilst the other features were, yes, agreeably on the poor side, the main reason for turning up is the actors. Did we all get our autographs etc, yes.

          For gods sake stop whingeing. And do us all a favour of staying at home next year.

          Oh, and for the record, I am not a “posh prick”. Like the del boy lookalikie, I hope you do not use this bad language in front of your children.

          Bonjour, keep smiling (-:

          • Nick says:

            Nice one Andy !!!

          • michael magee says:

            no i dont but the staff at the rip off day was and ill be there next year id like to meet you!and who ever is behind this site. funny how most of the bad comments have been removed and the staff of this shit site are still yet to say anything. ill be there next year so untill then

  20. Tom rolls says:

    does anyone agree with me when i say that there was really nothing to do besides queueing for autographs? there should be more things to do while not queueing.

  21. Tom rolls says:

    were the props actually fake like some of you suggest

  22. Joe says:

    This was my first convention of any kind, and i was a bit disappointed at the extra long queue time , which was over 7 hours for me.
    The venue was poor, the sound system was bad as i couldn’t hear the lost episodes properly.
    But , at the end of the day, i was well chuffed to meet those stars…
    John Challis is lovely, so were Denzil, Mickey Pearce, Mental mickey and Jumbo Mills…all of them were so churpy and funny,
    real good professionals.

    • Lenny says:

      Hello, This was my first time and as a member of staff, so here is my view. My day started at 05.30am Saturday morning, untill 10.00pm. Then again Sunday at 05.00am and finished at 12.00 that night. The actors were still signing untill the last person left at around 9.00 sunday evening. They were in my book, FANTASTIC. A couple of the Actors were delayed by the trains and didnt arrive untill just before opening, but they straight into position for the fans and all of them put in a superb day. To stage an event like this takes a lot of time and effort and a lot of let downs as well. I have read comments on the queueing, but the actors treated everyone as individual, which has to be taken into account. Maybe there could have been one queue for ONLY and one for ROCK, or arrive later? Without positive suggestions, I really think some of the posts are a waste of time. Yes ,I can see the frustration point and certain things need to get better. But I find the comment on the centre and food to hold no ground. The staff at the centre were excellent before, during and after the event. The food prices were normal for a show of this kind, in fact I thought they would have been slightly higher as I paid for quite a few drinks myself. The poster clearly has never been to Wembley Stadium as you think you are buying a share in the place. Every single person I met and I mean I personally spoke to, were friendly and genuine and I loved the day. The comments on the setting and costumes. I didnt get as the majority is genuine and from the series. The Del and Albert lookalikes were superb and had time for everyone they met. All I saw was smiling faces. I believe a pound note is worth what you value it at and you decide if you pay for something or not, if your not happy, dont buy it, it really is that simple.If you sit down and think about how you would improve the event, then why not post it for others to see, rather than the negative. Yes, I could run this event better and the Country but I dont and am just like most of you. Everyone I met were enthusiasts and I thought it was an excellent day. I still ache and that is my only complaint, CUSHTY.

      • nick says:

        We arrived early Sunday knowing that there would be huge queues etc. We got wet waiting to get in the rain :( We did wait for ages to meet the actors but this was no different to Bristol or Maidstone where we had been to the conventions before. At the end of the day i had plenty of signed photo’s for my collection. I would have purchased the express ticket had i known about it as well as this was another option. Thanks to all actors and staff involved.

    • Tom Rolls says:

      i agree youy could’nt hear the lost episodes and the queues were long but it was worth it to see the actors.my favourite was jumbo mills as he was the most chatty.

  23. Ali says:

    I had a great time!Where can I load my photos. I loved the utube posting available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBJ6MgymneY
    Well done AvaTom182

  24. Claire says:

    I am a huge fan and queued for 7 hours yesterday. The stars there were all really friendly and even being there for so long they still found a smile for the fans. I was thrilled to mean Dan Peacock ( mental mickey) and Nick ( jumbo mills) both are such lovely guys and really chatty! I have met patrick,john and paul before and enjoyed seeing them yesterday as much as the first time i saw them. Dan gave me the photo of him that was behind where the stars sat, he said as i waited so long i could take it. Got lots of things signed and for me the long wait was worth every minute.Instead of moaning i think some people should be grateful that the stars are doing this and Perry did a fantastic job in organising this event along with all the helpers of course.Roll on next year!

    • j says:

      well said :). im glad i waited all that time to meet the stars as i am a big fan also. they are lovely people and they are really funny too :). well worth waiting :D

  25. michael magee says:

    IM GLAD IM NOT THE ONLY PERSON TO TRAVEL OVER 300 MILES FOR THIS RIP OFF, WE WAS TREATED LIKE *** JUST A TOTAL RIP OFF. ALL THEY WANTED IS MONEY AND THEM LOOK ALIKES WERE *** AND TO BE CHARGED £5 IS A JOKE THE STAFF WERE SAYING ALL SORT AROUND THE KIDS AND THE VAN I PAID £5 FOR WAS BROKEN BUT HOW AM I GOING TO GET THAT SORTED? I CANT SO IM STUCK. AND AS FOR THE COMMENT ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO AFFORD THE 30.00 AND WHOS MAKING MORE MONEY IS A JOKE. ID LOVE TO HAVE A REFUND ON THE RIP OFF TICKETS HOW CAN THIS BE A CONVENTION? ALL THE PROPS WERE FAKES JUST A FEW CAR BOOT STALLS SELLING OVER PRICED *** THAT YOU CAN GET ON EBAY FOR HALF THE PRICE, I THINK THIS SHOULD LET SOMONE ELSE DEAL WITH IT AND MAYBE NOW THE WORDS OUT ABOUT HOW *** THE BEST YET CONVENTION WAS THE QUES WONT BE AS LONG

    • John says:

      You should have sacked it off like we did after an hour and went to the pub! had a better time

      • michael magee says:

        yeah should of gone to the pub would of had a better time watching paint dry there not gonna make any money next year to many ppl was pissed off

  26. Shaun says:

    Thanks to everyone involved with the Convention 2010 – as always, really enjoyed the day.

    The queues were long but hey they are every year. The tickets clearly state to expect that. After all, we are queuing to meet some big names in the TV industry (and new upcoming talent) at a bargain price of £5. Of course demand is going to be high causing long queues.

    Fast track queue – smart idea. Love the fact that new ideas are being considered each year to freshen up the convention. It would be very easy to keep things the same old way so respect that a new idea was implemented – well done team. Maybe volumes for this could have been capped to make it more manageable however lesson learnt and I am sure more improvements to keep the conventions alive will be in place for next year (there are some great ideas already mentioned on this forum which I hope will be taken notice of).

    Prices expensive??? Every year they are set at these prices so am very shocked people are surprised. I guess if this is your first convention then the high prices may have been a shock however this is no difference to any other memorabilia show you visit. Go to one and you will see what I mean.

    When an amazing event is arrange such as this, costs are very high. Cost of hiring out halls, staff and also the salaries for the stars to come and meet the fans is a very high package indeed. Remember we are only begin charged £5 each for this experience so slightly inflated merchandise prices can be easily understood.

    A special thanks to all the stars who remained smiling throughout and kept signing autographs and taking photos with the fans. That must have been a tiring day :)

    Can’t wait till next year.

  27. Luke Scott says:

    This is the first OFAH convention we have been to and must say it will be the last. We travelled from Chester (6 hour return trip) and it is the worst thing we have ever been to, after looking forward to it on the way down. Where shall I start…..

    Firstly, to have it in the grottiest, shabbiest sports centre in the world didnt help. I suppose the name ‘Bunyan’ Sports Centre gave me a clue!

    Secondly, the sellers stands were worse than a car boot sale.

    Thirdly, the queuing was so disorganised it was hard to tell who was in the queue and who wasn’t.

    Lastly, the food restaurant area was dirty and shabby – the only decent thing being a cup of tea.

    We left after 30 minutes it was soooooo poor. I would rather have given £5 to a tramp in the street. I will not be recommending this.

  28. John says:

    This was my first “convention” and I must say I am really disapointed. We drove nearly 200 miles and booked an hotel to make a weekend of it. I have read the comments regarding toilets, parking, food costs etc and to be honest that did not bother me. What is disapointing is the fact there was nothing to do, If I had to explain the day to somebody who did not attend I would only decribe as an indoor car boot sale with overpriced tat. The actors being present was obviously a good thing but to wait nearly 7 hrs is a joke. We never bothered waiting as it would have frustrated the living hell out of me standing for that amount of time. We did wait to have a photo with the lookalikes in the set of the living room, as we got nearer the front the staff member said their camera had broken, you can still come in and have a photo using your own camera but it will still cost you a fiver! rip off. As a huge fan I feel let down, its not a convention. This could be so good, with a bit of imagination and interactive activities this could be a great day. We stayed for about an hour then spent the rest of the day and night in the pub discussing what changes we could make and it was scary the ideas we came up with to make a real fans event. Very, Very disapointed

    • Bob says:

      So what ideas did you come up with then??? Perry and the team are always looking for (and trying) new idea’s so rather than just moaning aout it – give us some constructive ideas that the team can look at.

  29. martin s says:

    This year was my first trip to a convention and apart from the 7 hr wait it was worth it, i got to meet some of the actors of my favorite comedy of all time, not only did they stay to the bitter end and only had 20-30 mins break they also had time to have a little chat with you instead of rushing you through like cattle, yes the queing time was long and i think you should be allotted a time slot (example: tickets 200-300 your turn to que) so you can look at the stalls and relax.
    I will be going next time and hope things are sorted out slightly better.
    Can i just say a big thank you to the actors as a huge fan, they made my day. Cheers

    • Tom Rolls says:

      alloted time slots would be good i agree with you!

      • Graham says:

        Time slots have been done in the past, but they didn’t work either. People moaning that the ‘slot’ before was taking too long therefore having a knock on effect on their times. Not sure what the answer is!!

  30. j says:

    i loved the convention. i met all the stars even tho it took me 7 hours and 10 minutes to queue. well worth it tho :)

    • Josh_W says:

      Apart from the 6.5 Hour queue I really enjoyed the day !

      • nick says:

        We queued for nearly 5 1/2 hours but the actors were great :)and made it worthwile i would not want to be in there shoes sitting there all day and having to be happy and smiley. Ive been to NEC and been cahrged £10-20 per auto and at £5 for 2 autos per actor is a bargain.

        • j says:

          yeh the agree that the queue was well long and something should be done about it! but in the end i was glad i met all the stars who were there as it is like a once in a lifetime chance to be honest.

    • Sibshaw says:

      I think the waiting was boring and it was a bit of a disappointment. I felt sick for the whole thing because of the atmosphere and the members of staff were swearing!

  31. Andy Mills says:

    I have to agree with John Cooper.

    There has to be a way of getting the timed hourly autograph slots to work.

    This would reduce queuing frustrations and volumes at any one time. People would then be able to enjoy the day better by seeing the other features at the event.

    The organisers & merchandise/food sellers would also surely experience an increase in sales on memorabilia and food/drink etc.

    After all, how can you spend your money when you are stuck in a queue for 4 – 7 hours!

    Perry n co, you need to take onboard Johns idea for next year please. There is a very good chance of it working well.

  32. John Cooper says:

    I queued for close to 7 1/2 hours for autographs, part way through I asked a ofah staff member if I could buy an express ticket then insted of waiting for another few hours, he went away and came back to tell me that they were only available on the website and had sold out. I am sure you can all understand my frustation when I read on here that people were actually able to buy them on the day. The only other gripe I have is the price of the food, £10 for 2 plain burgers, 1 chips and 2 cans of coke is extorionate.

    Apart from that I had a really good day, I really have to thank the organiseres for arranging a great day, I would also like to thank the stars for staying so long to make sure everyone got an autograph, they were stuck there as long and as much as we were.

    I also had a few ideas as how to improve the queueing system:

    1) Use a system similar to theme parks and when people purchase their tickets they get given a 1 hour time slot to start queueing for autographs.

    2) When people arrive and go through the entrance they could be given a ticket, a raffle or coat type of thing, and every so often someone would come over the tannoy and say “tickets 100 – 150 please come to queue for autographs”

    3) In future do not have 2 sets of chairs on the last section of queueing. This led to queue jumping, which is infuriating at the best of times but made even worse when you are almost at the end of a 7+ hour queue.

    4) Be more stringent on the only 2 autograhs per person per star rule.

    5) As far as the photos go, perhaps the convention could have its own photograhers doing the photos and people could collect them later or have them emailed to them. This might incur a slight extra charge to cover the photo paper and ink ect.

    6) At the very least there should be notices at the end of each queue lane saying somthing along the lines of “1 hour from this point”. (I am not obsessed with theme parks, honest :))

    These ideas are, I think, fairl simple ways to improve visitor experience. If you think any of them are any good and you want to implement them please feel free to send me some signed merchandise as a thank you :)

    • Tom Rolls says:

      These ideas are good and i think that will work as after i got out i had to run round the merchandise stalls because there was hardly any time left!

    • Jo says:

      I have read all the negative comments and having worked behind where the actors are signing for 10 hours + ( STILL SMILING AT 9PM ) for many of the conventions i thought i would share my views. There were 1500 – 1600 + children attending and approx 110 express ticket holders. If you think logically that each if every couple spent 1 min 30 secs with John Challis who was the first actor in the line up having a chat/photo and items signed. ( some people stood chatting for 2-3 mins ) every hour 45 couples would go through the line up of actors ( that’s 450 couples in 10 hours ) . People who paid a premium to get through quicker still had to queue and it did not mess up the whole queuing system maybe it could have been managed better. But we had the same problem in Bristol last year and the year before. Each year Perry tries to think of ways to make things easier but it’s very difficult as at £5.00 it is a bargain. I try to push people through quickly but people are always so pleased to see there tv idol it proves very difficult. I can understand how frustrating it must be in the queue but what is the solution. Would time slots work i doubt it as after the first hour there would be a queue. I finally left at 8.30 pm shattered and there were still people queuing and the actors still happy. Luckily for the first time ever I didn’t have a 2-3 hour drive home.

  33. Nick says:

    Did anyone from Rock ‘n’ chips go in the end?

    • Adam says:

      Yes the people who played the Young Boycie, Denzil, Trigger, Jumbo mills and Albie Littlewood went.

    • Tom Rolls says:

      yes young boycie,young trigger,young jumbo mills,young mickey pearce and young densil but he didn’t stay for long i’m not sure why he left but he was only there for a short time.

      • Graham says:

        Ashley (young Denzil) had to go as he had to go to his job – working behind a bar! Even the p and coming have to keep it real!!

  34. Ryan says:

    I went express, wasnt originally but other que wasnt moving, didnt mind going express was better – had a really good day wish roger and sue could have attended, hopefully next year, i hope after all these bad comments next years wont be cancelledd

  35. tom rolls says:

    hi just found fan mail adress for david jason if anyone is interested :David Jason
    The Richard Stone Partnership
    2 Henrietta Street
    London, WC2E 8PS
    UK

    f you want to request an autograph, follow the guidelines bellow. If you just want to mail a letter with the address above, and do not want anything back, then you can stop reading! If you live in UK send a properly stamped and self addressed envelope (minimum size 8.5″ x 4″) with your request letter and a photo. You can include a piece of cardboard to keep the photo from bending in shipping and also add “Do Not Bend” on the envelopes. Send your letter and wait. On average, there is going to be a 3+ month wait for a response. If you do not live in UK, add several* International Reply Coupons. The International Reply Coupons (IRC) will be used by the receiver to purchase english stamps. You can only get them at your post office. Place the IRCs into the envelope, not on it.

    • Sibshaw says:

      just to let you know, David does not hand sign. He only does so for charity events and you will probably get a pre print. I have emailed Richard Stone staff and they said to try again next year for a hand-signed signature.

      thanks

      • michael magee says:

        i asked him for an autograph in swindon about 2 yrs ago and he said NO and carryed on walking i cant see why hes gone like this myself without fans hes no-one

        • tom rolls says:

          i really respect his decision its up to him if he only wants to sign for charity but i think he should do an event from time to time where fans can go and meet him

  36. tom rolls says:

    hi its the first time i’ve been to a convention and i was quite disapointed!Firstly there was the queing system which was a complete shambles the queue hardly moving actually about a row an hour. In total it took 6 and 1/2 hours to reach the front of the queue. But on the plus side when i got to the front all the actors were really friendly and willing to pose for photos.However Jumbo mills was really good as he kept chatting to me while signig autographs.one last note i don’t really think that the express queue worked because they bgot to go in front of all the people in the normal queueand it really wasn’t right that people could buy express tickets on the day just so they could get autographs quicker than other people.to end it was a good day but a bit of a shambles from what iv’e read it was not as good as previous conventions.overall disapointing!!!

  37. Ashleigh says:

    Just a quick video that i took today whilst meeting the cast if anyone’s interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Jah28sA34 Huge thanks to John, Paul and Patrick, you’re such wonderful people!

    It’s a shame some of the other members in the queue complained non-stop, queue’s are clearly inevitable when meeting stars like these guys! :) I know i don’t speak for just myself when i say the wait was well worthwhile though! x

  38. Dan says:

    Ive Noticed all of you were unhappy today about the amount of time spent in the ques.. I agree it was a drag waiting for nearly 5hrs to meet the cast..However Can anyone suggest a way that this could be improved? I mean we are all very quick to moan. Maybe it was just down to the express line that slowed things up?. I wouldn’t know to compare it to other events as this was our first. I would like to congratulate and thank all The actors who handled the whole day very professionally. Here is Something that made it all worth while for us anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Jah28sA34. I think bearing in mind this was near the end of the day…The guys still made a lot of effort to join in with the fun.

  39. Andy Mills says:

    So what did the £5 standard ticket entitle you to today? Did this include the 2 signatures per actor as well?

  40. Med says:

    In comparison to previous years this was a total mess of Convention. An absolute joke. Everyone was complaining, all what they are interested in is ripping people off. It is a disgrace So WELL DONE!!
    Would not recommend to anyone. The organisers are treating us – the fans like idiots. They are laughable.

    • Carlos says:

      Well done to the organisers For a well DISORGANISED convention. I guess your only priority is to make as much money as possible isn’t it?! And forget about the real fans that actually attend and queue for hours.
      Your attitude towards the fans is totally abysmal. I was standing next to you when a lady tried to explain about the EXPRESS QUEUE!!!! “THAT OBVIOUSLY AND CLEARLY IS ANOTHER MONEY MAKING SCHEME THAT YOU HAVE GREETED WITH YOUR ARMS OPEN to RIP PEOPLE OFF!” I was astonished at your poor reaction and self understanding, your response was very defensive to say the least, in simple words, you don’t give a damn, this is what you said: ” IF I DONT’T HAVE THE EXPRESS QUEUING, I WILL HAVE TO CHARGE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS!!” SHAME ON YOU.
      You should listen to constructive criticism because you may learn one or two things, and never discard comments made by real fans of the show.
      The EXPRESS TICKETS have ruined the whole convention and you now going to lose so many loyal fans that have always attended. But that wouldn’t bother you until it hits you in your pocket! For the time being your priority is MAKING MONEY!! People have realised what a CON your DISORGANISED conventions are now.

      • Tom Rolls says:

        really the queue was a long wait because of the express tickets and the fact that people were asking the actors to sign about ten items!

      • Shaun says:

        This feedback is hardly fair. People complain about queuing and also complain about costs. The event organisers want to put on the best line up of stars as possible for the fans.

        So this year it seems the organisers provided another option which enables those fans who wish to not queue for as long as normal to pay extra for that privilege. If you do not want to pay more than £5 (which is a bargain when you think about what you are getting and compare thischarge to other memorabilia shows), then queuing for a long time will happen like any convention such as this (it clearly states on the tickets that long queues will occur).

        Have you considered how much it must cost to hire out the hall, pay the staff and the stars to come and meet the fans? And all that is being charged is £5 per ticket? The cost of putting on the event needs to be covered somehow otherwise they cannot continue which would disappoint thousands of fans. So either having marked up prices on merchandises and introducing extra options such as fast queues to generate money to cover costs, or ticket prices go up and/or less stars come to reduce overall costs. The latter approaches would also cause complaints so you just cannot keep everyone happy.

        Real fans will be back next year for another great line up of stars. Already looking forward to it :)

  41. michael magee says:

    what a joke! total rip off not a convention at all. 4 stalls well over priced and a 3 hr que for an autograph and had to park in a muddy field.i should of listend to the other forums about last year, i drove 146 miles for sod all ill never go again this was a total rip off and if this was the best one yet i dont want to no about the others AVOID BY ALL COSTS

    • chris says:

      I agree about the queueing times i was in by 10 and was half way down the 2nd row buy it was 2oclock by the time we got our autographs/pictures which i wouldnt mind but people who brought £30 priority tickets ruined it they shouldnt be allowed to sell them at them events and people getting more than 2 autographs per person. Only down to a brilliant day. Who were the people filming and interviewing people working/broadcasting for.

      • Andy Mills says:

        So why did the £30 express tickets ruin the event?

        I was one of those who paid the extra, and well what can I say, I paid the extra for express and got signed first. Well what else did you think express meant? I can understand that it would have been frustrating standing there for some 4 hours, but even we had to queue for an hour in the express queue. Oh, and I am also a loyal fan. But hey, I just chose to pay the extra.

        It was great to see the actors that were there today. They seemed to be happy to be there and nothing was too much effort for them. They also took their time signing and had time for a quick chat as you passed along. Sometimes you just cant please everybody. You would moan if they signed quickly and moved you on like cattle and then some people are moaning cos they took it at a steady pace!

        As for the convention turning into a money making exercise, well you can’t expect them to do it for free. Guess what, these things cost money to put on, leisure centre, their staff, actor fees, etc. Did you expect it to be free? And as for the person moaning about the muddy car park (field), either get there earlier or park elsewhere. They can’t magic spaces for some 200 odd cars you know. I am also guessing Perry chose a place like a leisure centre to both keep costs down and to be able to hold that amount of people.

        I agree that the other features could have been better, such as props etc. Apart from browsing on the stalls there was very little else to do.

        Overall I enjoyed it though, and surely the main reason you go is to meet the actors and enjoy collecting their autographs.

        I will be going again next year, and will be buying another express ticket (if they are available)!!

        Thanks to Perry n co for a good day.

        Bonjour

        • Crumpler says:

          How can you have express tickets to an open event? You need to think before writting!! They were selling these today in the convention! But than again reading what you wrote, it is obvious that you are one of the sellers!! So thank your boss Perry;)
          Nothing costs free, so spare me the details……. You seem too defensive about the whole thing! Us your boss paying you extra for this? You are not a real fan and never will be.

          TIT PLC ;)

          • Andy Mills says:

            @ Crumpler.

            I am nothing to do with the organisers whatsoever. Like I said, I enjoyed the actors. The other stuff goin on was poor.

            It’s not my fault the option to buy a different ticket was there is it.

            And I am a ‘real’ fan thankyou. I bet you are one of these jealous people who are envious of people who earn more than you.

            Well I paid the extra, got served quicker. If they get removed next year then I will queue normally like everyone else.

            Stop being bitter and get over it.

          • Crumpler says:

            @ Andy Mills
            You one of those that think money is power!! I have to laugh, shame that your brain is not proactive. It is sad to know that an OFAH fan is i can call you fan! can’t see what the issue here is. But it is maybe you only that can’t see it.

            By the way trust when I say tha you will never earn my wages! ;)

          • Andy Mills says:

            I am not bothered nor interested how much you earn. I am also not interested in a slanting match either.

            How can it be an ‘open’ event when you paid a fiver to get in. There was an entrance fee, as always. Well, two this year.

            Right or wrongly the organisers implemented a higher costing ‘express’ ticket. Not my fault I’m afraid. I wholeheartedly agree that the normal queue wasn’t moving. And this was wrong. Both queues should have been moving simultaneously letting equal amounts of people through.

            People always have choices. Some would have arrived at 7am to be the first in. Others arrive later. I arrived at 10.30 and had to queue outside in the rain as well. My fault n choice, I arrived late, but accepted it.

            The point I am trying to make is, yes the queuing today wasn’t entirely fair, but the people at the back all arrived later than those at the front. And the people in the express queue all chose to pay more than those who didn’t.

            People all made their own choices at the end of the day. It’s unfair to have a pop at those who simply paid more for entrance, blame the organisers, blame Perry etc n contact him. I am sure he will take everyones constructive comments onboard.

            To sum up, I will be going next year, if express is available I will pay extra for it.

            But I agree, make all types of queuing fair.

          • Crumpler says:

            @ Andy Mills

            The reason I made the wage remark was because of your comment in your last entry. So I have no probs. In discussing this. I thought your comments were selfish & you was stepping low, taking into account we are all fans of the show and we were all there for the same thing. To have fun!
            I have got NO problem with the Express ticket, but it’s not fair to say the least to have people like myself that arrived at 8:40am to start queuing an by 13:50 still be in the queue! And seeing people that arrived at 12o’clock purchased an nexpress one an go before me, after wainting 4 hours in queue, that without counting the queuing outside! So tell me Mr Mills where is the fair play here? I was voicing my opinion, and say that the day was a total shambles, thanks to the orginanizers, I don’t blam the fans that purchased the tickets. There was no order. And to clarify one last thing, when I said about open event, I was referring to this no being capped, there was unlimited tickets for sales, and a lot of people like yourself were purchasing the express one, and made the express queue endless, therfore meant more delays. I dont blame you at all, what I am saying us that, nothing was organised, and the orginaziers didn’t give a damn when were spoken too, hence the comments about their priority being making Money First! Shouldn’t it be Look after fans first? Someone here commented about what Perry said when a lady approchec him to explain about what was going wrong withe queuing system. Did you read that? It is out of order.
            The

          • Andy Mills says:

            I agree with you as to how bad the queuing was. I purchased my express ticket through the website in advance. I agree that no more express tickets should have been sold on the day.

            I also heard from a member of staff there that they gave the leisure centre x amount of tickets to sell. It did seem like there was no order to it n did they even know how many people were going to turn up?

            Perhaps sales should be capped, maybe to pre-ticket sales only, like most of us had. If it gets too busy then it becomes farcical, And some person who posted this morning waited 7 hours or so in the queue.

            A timed autograph slot whereby you would pre-book your chosen time window when purchasing your ticket would certainly reduce frustration and queuing volumes. Surely it can’t be that hard to get this method working next year?

          • Crumpler says:

            @Andy

            I totally agree with you now. I wasn’t having a rant at you or at people that purchased these tickets. It was the way they’ve handled everything. It was abysmal.

            It was just badly organised and trust me there were a lot of disgruntled fans. Like I said previously I was astonished to read the comments made about Perry’s when this lady approchedhim to explain what was going on with queue. He was not bothered apparently and went on to talk about charging for photographs! All he had in made is what else to do to make money! I understand that he needs to cover his overheads, but rest assured that he would have tripled that! The prices in they were charging of some of the things were just too excessive.

        • clare says:

          Andy u r missing the point. No improvements needed.its worked fine queuing previous years.no complaints. This year was different because of express tickets.I queued for 4 hours last year but the queue moved! This year it didn’t and when u r sat on the same chair for an hour somethings wrong with the queue system. Yes the company needs to make money. To pay guests etc but they’ve coped previous years? The percentage of people NOT in the
          express queue was far higher and perhaps these people cant all afford 30.00. Get rid of the bl***y express tickets because this year they ruined it for v high percentage of fans.

          • Andy Mills says:

            Clare, I can understand your frustrations of the queue not moving at all. This was my first convention so I don’t have any idea as to how previous ones have gone.

            I am guessing these types of ticket will either get removed next year or some dual queuing whereby the normal queue also get let through simultaneously.

            What annoys me is that some naive idiot has the cheek to say that all people in the express queue were not ‘real’ fans. Absolute rubbish.

            If it is some consolation the express tickets had no ‘express’ entry whilst queuing outside. I got there about 10.30 am and had to queue outside in the rain like everybody else.

            I agree it was maybe unfair to let people ‘upgrade’ on the day.

            For what it’s worth though, the express ticket was fairly good value I thought: entry, one of the limited edition prints and a mug. Which would have been £15 total if bought so that would have cost me £15 for the quick queue. If this queue stays for next year then maybe some would change their mind if they bought the mug and print anyway?

            There no easy solution really. Were the express tickets explained on the website properly?

            Like us all, I am just a general paying punter who chose the other option that was available. Not my crime, blame the organisers on not letting the normal queue through simultaneously at the end of the day.

          • Jonny J says:

            Clare every year people have queued up at the conventions for 7 hours + me included. It is very annoying but it’s something i am prepared to do as i love meeting the guys involved. When i was in the queue the express queue was finished anyway and i waited 5 hours so i cant see how that ruined it!!! I will be going next year and i hope they do a fast track system as i would happily pay the extra. I doubt they will they judging by all the complaints. Reading above they only sold 110 express tickets approx ! Great show guys Thanks

    • clare says:

      Worst convention ever. Last 5 years were great but total cockup thanks to express tickets. We spent 4 hours queuing ..and moved 1row! Never been so slow before. The main queue was express tickets, the rest didn’t move. Lots of people unhappy. Its just a money making process. The conventions didn’t need it before,so why now. Very badly organised..especially those controlling the express queue. was a total joke and its made many loyal fans reconsider attending future conventions.

      • Carlos says:

        Well done Mr Perry Aghajanoff (For those who don’t know him, he is the chairman!)! For a well DISORGINEZED convention. I guess your only priority is to make as much money as possible isn’t it?! And forget about the real fans that actually attend and queue for hours.
        Your attitude towards the fans is totally abysmal. I was standing next to you when a lady tried to explain about the EXPRESS QUEUE!!!! “THAT OBVIOUSLY AND CLEARLY IS ANOTHER MONEY MAKING SCHEM THAT YOU HAVE GREETED WITH YOUR ARMS OPEN to RIP PEOPLE OFF!” I was astonished at your poor reaction and self understanding, your response was very defensive to say the least, in simple words, you don’t give a damn, this is what you said: ” IF I DONT’T HAVE THE EXPRESS QUEING, I WILL HAVE TO CHARGE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS!!” SHAME ON YOU.
        You should listen to constructive criticism because you may learn one or two things, and never discard comments made by real fans of the show.
        The EXPRESS TICKETS have ruined the whole convection and you now going to lose so many loyal fans that have always attended. But that wouldn’t bother you until it hits you in your pocket! For the time being your priority is MAKING MONEY!! People have realised what a CON your DISORGINZED conventions are now.

        • Carlos says:

          Well done Mr Perry Aghajanoff (For those who don’t know him, he is the chairman!)! For a well DISORGANISED convention. I guess your only priority is to make as much money as possible isn’t it?! And forget about the real fans that actually attend and queue for hours.
          Your attitude towards the fans is totally abysmal. I was standing next to you when a lady tried to explain about the EXPRESS QUEUE!!!! “THAT OBVIOUSLY AND CLEARLY IS ANOTHER MONEY MAKING SCHEME THAT YOU HAVE GREETED WITH YOUR ARMS OPEN to RIP PEOPLE OFF!” I was astonished at your poor reaction and self understanding, your response was very defensive to say the least, in simple words, you don’t give a damn, this is what you said: ” IF I DONT’T HAVE THE EXPRESS QUEUING, I WILL HAVE TO CHARGE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS!!” SHAME ON YOU.
          You should listen to constructive criticism because you may learn one or two things, and never discard comments made by real fans of the show.
          The EXPRESS TICKETS have ruined the whole convention and you now going to lose so many loyal fans that have always attended. But that wouldn’t bother you until it hits you in your pocket! For the time being your priority is MAKING MONEY!! People have realised what a CON your DISORGANISED conventions are now.

          Apologies for the spelling ;)in my previous entry.
          The frustration took over! And also wanting to post this as quickly as possible!

          • Jonny J says:

            110 express tickets ( approx ) ruined your day !! i queued for 5 hours and the express queue was closed and no one in it. I have queued at every convention i have attended and i know that will never change. Perry and the team try to make it clear IF YOU DONT LIKE QUEUING DONT COME. I hate queuing but i just grin and bear it. Luckily the kids had Nintendo things with plenty of battery life as that would have been a nightmare. Also there would no point in doing a convention if you cant cover the costs and make a few quid. With all these people moaning i hope that doesnt put Perry off arranging another convention. Get Raquel or Cassandra along that get a decent queue :) Bonjour

    • Sleathy says:

      Well I had a good time – Met a few new faces with the guys from Rock and Chips and also Mental Mickey and Jumbo Mills. Thank you Perry and Keith and all the others for organising the day. And a BIG thanks to all the guest who signed for hours without even complaining…..and I drove 80 miles each way to the event in case you are wondering ….

      • michael magee says:

        well im glad you had a good day as so many of us never i drove from bournemouth for a crap day, i just cant belive how crap it was, i did see alot of weard ppl hanging around maybe this was you? all the people who i spoke to said they will never go again, ive been to many conventions that have had REAL film props not the fakes hanging around, all i got was a toy van for my son that turned out to be broken when we got back i think the ppl who sorted this crap day should think about refunds, and maybe a sorry.and another joke was there was 3 toilets for the amount of ppl there lmfao so many ppl said this is just a way of making money nothing else, ill be letting ppl know next year not to bother ” the best yet” yeah what ever!

        • Sleathy says:

          I am sad others did not enjoy meeting the Guests … I know the Express tickets were controversial BUT these tickets were available on THIS site for everyone to purchase beforehand. I don’t think I was one of the “wierd” ones as mentioned elsewhere… I was with my disabled daughter with an exress ticket and was there early…well around 10 a.m.

          Keep Smiling!

          • Crumpler says:

            You could be more original and not make it obvious that you are one of the convention staff! You don’t “fool” anyone!

            The whole convention was a MESS. Keep smiling ;)

          • clare says:

            Well we left the queue after 4 hours of it not moving even though we were at the front Because for that last hour only express people went through. Oh and there was spose to be a limit of 70 express tickets ..yeah right. Fact: I’ve attended 5 years of conventions, didn’t mind queuing for hours and hour’s BUT this year thanks to express tickets the queues did not move hardly at all. Its the loyal fans that keeps these conventions going..its their cash…so many people are unhappy this year. Express tickets ruined the day for many.

          • Sleathy says:

            That is strange. I am NOT one of the Convention Staff – I would have said if that had been my role. I was speaking about my experience – I took advantageof the Express tickets that were available for all I believe … though as it happened I had my daughter with me so could have used the disabled entrance too…

          • Crumpler says:

            It has always been the Case that disabled people would go through, I have attended many conventions over the years and have never had a problem with this practice. In fact they should go through first. Thats not the issue here, which no one seems to talk about apart from you?! Why did you pay Express anyway? Is seems weird?

          • Sleathy says:

            I don’t know about weird? To me it seemed common sense as we ended up queueing for about 30 minutes instead of 5 hours as in previous years. Perhaps there was a limit on Express Tickets BEFORE the day …only for an upgrade to be available on the day too … which may have led to the perceived chaos.

      • chris says:

        I wasnt tryin to say i didnt enjoy my day because i did. All 10 actors.were really great and friendly it was a excellent day but i think the express queueing isnt a very good idea. Who were the TV cameraman and interviewer working for?

        • Carlos says:

          Well done Mr Perry Aghajanoff (For those who don’t know him, he is the chairman!)! For a well DISORGANISED convention. I guess your only priority is to make as much money as possible isn’t it?! And forget about the real fans that actually attend and queue for hours.
          Your attitude towards the fans is totally abysmal. I was standing next to you when a lady tried to explain about the EXPRESS QUEUE!!!! “THAT OBVIOUSLY AND CLEARLY IS ANOTHER MONEY MAKING SCHEME THAT YOU HAVE GREETED WITH YOUR ARMS OPEN to RIP PEOPLE OFF!” I was astonished at your poor reaction and self understanding, your response was very defensive to say the least, in simple words, you don’t give a damn, this is what you said: ” IF I DONT’T HAVE THE EXPRESS QUEUING, I WILL HAVE TO CHARGE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHS!!” SHAME ON YOU.
          You should listen to constructive criticism because you may learn one or two things, and never discard comments made by real fans of the show.
          The EXPRESS TICKETS have ruined the whole convention and you now going to lose so many loyal fans that have always attended. But that wouldn’t bother you until it hits you in your pocket! For the time being your priority is MAKING MONEY!! People have realised what a CON your DISORGANISED conventions are now.

        • michael magee says:

          got no idea when i asked the tall indian guy he walked away, i think they needed more stools with prices people can afford to pay as 1 dvd with 2 autographs for 30.00 is steep after ive had to pay 60.00 in petrol toget there

  42. Liam Cooper says:

    hi everyone could you join my group

  43. gemma says:

    hi- the local paper has been advertising this for months, but this weeks advert the times have changed from 10-6 too 12-6. is this a type error of have the times change??? im soo excited!

  44. Alex says:

    I am definitley going because I love OFAH

  45. Alex says:

    I have got my tickets and am definitley going. I am going to ask all the stars there to sign my OFAH Dates DVD,my Bible of Peckham Guide and one of my issues of Hookie Street. I was going to ask them to sign Series 3 DVD but I have just realised I had sent the DVD cover for Nicholas Lyndhurst via the post.

  46. michael magee says:

    dose anyone know if the actors doing the signing will have photos there or do we bring our own? can somone let me no asap so i can make plans

    • chris says:

      I would also like to know as if a bring dvd boxset down to be told they can only sign their own photos would b annoying. Can we have pixtures taken with the actors too?

      Wonder who rock n chips suprises r, i hope james buckley and phil daniels

  47. susan says:

    im glad this has a family friendly price for the ticket…..me and my family love only fools….cant beat it …..and cant wait for sunday to take them been waiting a long time since we first brought tickets

  48. Dan Willis says:

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if I can pay on the door please?

    Thanks,

    Dan Willis.

  49. Liam Cooper says:

    Is James Buckley going to be there?

  50. kevin rogers says:

    im looking 4ward 2 seeing some of the rock and chips cast will be a pukka day

  51. Rachael Louise Gerrard says:

    Hi, Anybody Know What Time It Starts & Finishes? :)

  52. Dan Willis says:

    Hi,

    I have only just discovered this – is anybody aware if I can just pay on the door please?

    Thank you.

  53. j says:

    does anyone know what time the actors will be arriving?

  54. michael magee says:

    im really looking forward to it were all going from bournemouth setting off at 7.30 am and cant wate toget up that early on a sunday for a great day out

    • Simon says:

      Hi,
      I am a huge OF&H fan. Unfortunately, I cannot make tomorrow. However, I have 3 photos handsigned & framed of Trigger, Cassandra & Rodney which I was looking to take up with me for selling. Would you be interested? Or do you know anyone in Bournemouth that might be?
      Simon

  55. chris says:

    It says boycie denzil and mickey pierce then the ORIGINAL jumbo mills and ORIGIN
    AL mental mickey. Are all the 5 above the actors from the series.ie John Challis and Paul Barber? Also hope James Buckley is there. What items are people taking? I may take mycomplete only foools box set and rock n chips dvd

  56. ben weeks says:

    i really dont mind who is going to be there as long as a few from original cast is there it will be an honour to off them. Cant wait haha :)

  57. David Whiteman says:

    I dont think the cast line up this year is that good, i was going to travel up but shame Roger Lloyd Pack, Driscoll Brothers, Sid, to name a few are not on the list.

    The best one i think has to be Maidstone.

    • admin says:

      Having said that – to get Jumbo Mills and Mental Mickey (The man who does the 1, 2, 3, 4’s) is a great scoop from Perry and will be much appreciated by the regular convention fans

      • anita says:

        why milton keynes all the time why not london or travel around the uk i dont understand ?
        alot of people cant make it to milton keynes

        • Nick says:

          Last year it was in Bristol, before that its been in Maidstone, Basildon, Bletchley, Rushden, Ongar, Brentwood,Colchester and quite a few other places. This year its actually Bedford which is 20 miles from Milton Keynes. Should be a good day :)

  58. anita says:

    i would love a convention in london with del and rodney!

    anyone know how to join the mailing list on here to keep updated?

  59. anita says:

    i would love a convention in london with del and rodney !

    does any know how to join the mailing list on here to keep updated?

  60. Ronnie says:

    Would love to go but too far for me. Maybe one day.

  61. oliver clark says:

    I know Sue is appearing in Panto this year in my home town Stevenage so maybe she is practicing for that….

  62. Ryan says:

    Will sue holderness and roger lloyd pack not be attenting??? Im well gutted last years line up was so much better.

  63. Ryan says:

    Will sue holderness and roger lloyd pack not be attenting??? Im well gutted last years line up was so much better.

  64. Den says:

    Just purchased our tickets and can’t wait to be there.
    A great line up of actors!
    Will be awesome

  65. j says:

    will james buckley from the inbetweeners be at the convention as it says there will be a few surprises from rock and chips? :)

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