I finally have an exciting announcement regarding this year’s Only Fools Convention.
Convention update October 10th
Jill baker has had to pull out due to last minute filming commitments
But we have found a fantastic actor to step in on the Sunday
The Turbanator always said he’d be back and he is
A big welcome to Bhasker Patel
Saturday is all but sold out
Less than a dozen Sunday’s left
Update: Convention guests are now being added, The line up for the two day convention/dinner evening is below: The biggest only fools line up ever!
Saturday Only Fools line up
Sunday Only Fools line up
I have been arranging and promoting the Conventions since 1998 with the support of those of you who attend and our wonderful team of volunteers and of course our actors.
For all of you who attend and for those of us working behind the scenes they can prove to be very long hard days work and are especially tiring for the actors.
I am very conscious of the issues that get raised from time to time and all the really excellent suggestions you provide me with on how to try and improve things.
With this in mind and taking on board a lot of your major concerns I have been exploring other models for the Convention over the last couple of years to try and improve the experience for everyone. I know you can never please all of the people all of the time but for this year I want to try something completely different.
I hope a lot of people will be really excited about this year’s format for the convention (I know I am) but equally I am braced for the fact a lot of our regular attendees and volunteers may be disappointed. All I ask this year is you bear with me and see if what I hope will be a Convention spectacular works. If it doesn’t I will, of course, consider other formats.
So for this years show (drum role) the venue will be over two days at the splendid, steeped in history, luxurious Oval Cricket ground in London.
There will be a lunch served and an optional sit down meal in the evening in the oak panelled Long Room, also time to explore the ground and all its history plus lots of time spent with your favourite actors from Only Fools and Horses and all our usual attractions.
It takes place over 15th and 16th October with tickets for each day restricted to only 200 (ish).
There will be a tier system on attractions to cater for all budgets.
I’m hoping it will take the queueing pressure off some of you from the previous Conventions and turn out to be a brilliant fun day for those that are able to attend.
Many thanks for your understanding and support over the years, further details will be on www.onlyfools.net shortly.