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More Aliens Encounters Convention Details

I’ve just been sent the newest poster for the upcoming Aliens Encounters: 25 Years of Aliens convention which includes new details:

 More Aliens Encounters Convention Details

Isn’t my name Aaron Percival? That’s right, I’m talking on a panel with Ian Nathan (Empire writer and author of Alien Vault) and Christian Fowler of Alien Prequel News. There is also going to be a dinner party with the guests and the guys over at Alien Legacy. Myself, Vulhala & resident Giger approved blogger Valaquen are going so make sure you buy a ticket and join us.



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  1. friendlyskies
    Very ... I'm in North London so not too far... Haven't been to a con before... what kind of things do people get up to? What's the difference between Saturday and Sunday... To be honest I'm tempted to go for the Alien Experience alone, was always a bit gutted I missed out on that!

    Sorry I missed this! I've only done 3 conventions before myself so I'm not overly knowledgeable but I do believe there's a few things that will only happen on one day. The dinner and Prometheus panel I believe are Saturday only. Oh and there's an FX panel on the Saturday only. On Sunday there's a panel with Terry English about the armor.

    Otherwise it's stuff like having photos with the guests, getting autographs, there's usually panels by the actors. They usually have retail sections but I don't know about this?

    They'll be premiering Aliens Epilogue and there'll be a showing of the Aliens Encounter documentary. And, of course, a chance to meet up with a bunch of like-minded fans.

    Oh and we've got another in our party, Jonny Gore. He's a lurker, AvP XB player that I spent a while talking to last night. He's been trying to get to game night for a while.

    Great to see some of you coming along. Don't forget to buy a ticket to the dinner it'll be an amazing evening!
    Many thanks to Cpl Hicks for keeping you all updated.

    Not a problem. I'm very keen to help make this event successful. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.

    Just a quick note. Since Charles de Lauzirika has now been added to the line up (he will have a talk both days btw) there simply wasn't enough space left in the schedule to show Aliens Epilogue and Alien Ecounters on both days. We had to make the decision to show each one on one day only, so Encounters will now be on the Saturday at 15:45 and Epilogue on the Sunday at the same time. Sorry if this is bad news for any of you guys that can only make it on one of the days but I think the addition of Charles more than makes it a worthwhile decision :)

    Cheers

    Darren
  2. ADC
    I think I advised you to get the non convention rate at that time, Aaron, because it was actually cheaper than the con rate when you booked. The con rate stays the same and is better value than the normal rate closer to the show, because the normal rate increases the closer you get to the date of your stay. So for anyone booking now, request the con rate. But Aaron, you got the best deal.  ;)
  3. LadyZero
    Have booked my hotel room, for reasons unknown I'm in a family room o.O oh well! Might ring them again and query that, I'm not quite firing on all cylinders and it sounded like the lady on the desk wasn't either.

    I'm also going to force myself to get over my irrational hatred of large social gatherings and book a place at the dinner. Yay! And I'm going to do that right now before my nerves fail me.
  4. LadyZero
    Ok, dumb question time: is there a special code or something you need to mention when booking into that Premier Inn that's doing the special deal? I don't want to gibber something incoherent down the phone to them, is all xD

    Ta in advance! I will definitely be coming to this so it'll be good to meet you all, put some names to faces :)
  5. ADC
    Hi guys, here's a clip from the documentary featuring the Alien Encounter that we're doing at the Aliens convention in September. If you come along make sure you experience it, it's amaze! And feel free to record your jaunt on video if you like as well. Hope to see as many of you guys there as possible. It'd be great to meet you.

    Cpl Hicks or mods, please feel free to edit this post and embed if you prefer.
    http://vimeo.com/user4026688/alienencounters
  6. Corporal Hicks
    If anyone wants to come to the dinner on Saturday make sure you get your place booked. If you cant pay for it at moment don't worry because you can reserve seats and pay by 15th of September. Instructions are a few pages back.
  7. ADC
    It's great to have a professional photo but I think it's possible to get a photo on your own camera with you and the actor leaning across the desk, providing you buy an autograph. Standard for conventions.
  8. Corporal Hicks
    You wont be able to miss him. Very distinctive hair style.  :) But I'll happily introduce you.

    And well put, ADC. I couldn't imagine having to have done that. Thank God for a car. It's the rarity of these events that really has me excited for it. Plus the opportunity to half-inch one of those pulse rifles...I hope Darren's is there, I'll be gone like a flash  :P
  9. Valaquen
    I'm sure you would enjoy the panel with Charles and of course it's a Q&A as well so you could ask anything you want. Make yourself known to me at the event and we can talk about my Bolaji project, it would be good to interview you for that since  you've done some research yourself and worked on your own story.
    Will do. I'll have Hicks here try and point me your way  :P I'll e-mail and reserve the dinner too.

  10. ADC
    I'm sure you would enjoy the panel with Charles and of course it's a Q&A as well so you could ask anything you want. Make yourself known to me at the event and we can talk about my Bolaji project, it would be good to interview you for that since  you've done some research yourself and worked on your own story.

    Regarding the dinner (and new today) you can now reserve a place. Email Malika at:    marketing@spacecentre.co.uk     for reservations, with just your name and how many places you want to reserve. Cut off date to send payment is September 16th. So, reserve a place and then you have until Sept 16th to pay. Only do this if you're sure you're coming though. It's great she's allowed this to happen as it'll help those save up for it.

    To anyone sitting on the fence I say this: get your arse to Mars. I mean, Leicester. It's only £13 for the weekend plus a fiver for a go in the Alien Encounter and a £1 in the box to attend the Cast talk. For £19 that's amazing and all proceeds are helping sick people enjoy movies in hospital. If you can only go for one day, no worries, other than one panel you'll see it all anyway.

    I went to the '99 Aliens convention at Shepperton, it took me nine hours to hitch hike there and I had to camp in a field that night but it was worth it. If you live far away, put up with a long journey on the National Express coach, it's cheap, will take forever but it's worth the hassle. The last Aliens Convention was that one in 1999 so I guess you can see what I'm saying.
  11. Valaquen
    Charles de Lauzirika would be awesome, he answered one of my questions about Bolaji Badejo. Just waiting on my university bursary to come through (confirmed as Sept 12th) so I'll order everything on that day, including the dinner, if it's (fingers crossed) still available.
  12. ADC
    Prometheus panel is both days, 11am, other than that you're all correct Aaron.

    Right now we're trying to get Charles de Lauzirika to come over from LA and do a 'making of panel'. As many here will know, he's the man behind the Alien Anthology BD (& DVD) box sets. He'll be able to answer questions on what was missed from the Blu Ray, what is left over, what you'd like to see next time.

    He made the documentaries and masterminded the Rawlings cut of Alien 3 and that's just the tip of the ice berg. He's also a really cool guy and I'm lucky to count him as a friend. He's also making the behind the scenes docs for Prometheus. I think his panel would be the most interesting to me personally, since his experience covers all the Alien series and he will, one would imagine, be associated with the franchise on an ongoing basis.
  13. Corporal Hicks
    Very ... I'm in North London so not too far... Haven't been to a con before... what kind of things do people get up to? What's the difference between Saturday and Sunday... To be honest I'm tempted to go for the Alien Experience alone, was always a bit gutted I missed out on that!

    Sorry I missed this! I've only done 3 conventions before myself so I'm not overly knowledgeable but I do believe there's a few things that will only happen on one day. The dinner and Prometheus panel I believe are Saturday only. Oh and there's an FX panel on the Saturday only. On Sunday there's a panel with Terry English about the armor.

    Otherwise it's stuff like having photos with the guests, getting autographs, there's usually panels by the actors. They usually have retail sections but I don't know about this?

    They'll be premiering Aliens Epilogue and there'll be a showing of the Aliens Encounter documentary. And, of course, a chance to meet up with a bunch of like-minded fans.

    Oh and we've got another in our party, Jonny Gore. He's a lurker, AvP XB player that I spent a while talking to last night. He's been trying to get to game night for a while.

    Great to see some of you coming along. Don't forget to buy a ticket to the dinner it'll be an amazing evening!
    Many thanks to Cpl Hicks for keeping you all updated.

    Not a problem. I'm very keen to help make this event successful. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.
  14. ADC
    Great to see some of you coming along. Don't forget to buy a ticket to the dinner it'll be an amazing evening!
    Many thanks to Cpl Hicks for keeping you all updated.
  15. Hive Tyrant
    It's extremely unlikely that I will be there (travel costs would be ridiculous for someone with my age and income, considering I live on the mainland) but I'll try my hardest to make something work.

    Because this sounds fabulous.
  16. Xenoscream
    Very ... I'm in North London so not too far... Haven't been to a con before... what kind of things do people get up to? What's the difference between Saturday and Sunday... To be honest I'm tempted to go for the Alien Experience alone, was always a bit gutted I missed out on that!
  17. Corporal Hicks
    Be great to see you guys there, I look forward to meeting you all. You can't miss me, I have a ridiculous hair style and will be hosting the Prometheus panel which kicks off the events (11am).

    Still sporting the cornrow style hair?

    BTW guys, I've been asked about recordings of the Prometheus panel and ADC has kindly informed me:

    I will be filming (using crew) all the panels/Q&As exclusively so there will be no video shot by the audience allowed. And if I catch anyone as covert or spy like as me trying to do so I'll stop proceedings! You know what I mean. ;-)
    All the other stuff though is fine to video including the Alien Encounter, and I encourage people to do so. Believe, bruv – there'll be loads to capture on the ol' smart phone or camcorder.

    There is a good reason I'm being strict about the talks. I'd rather have high quality versions of the panels out there and as you know by now my philosophy is very much about sharing and bringing the 'factions' of the Alien fan community together.

    So I decided to film the panels properly with good sound and they'll be edited and put on a DVD which will be sold for £10, for up to two months after the show. When that two month period is up, I'll put all the panels on YouTube for everyone to see. I want all the people that can't get there or can't afford to go to see them. I'll also torrent the DVDs for people to burn for themselves, along with artwork.

    So why the DVDs to be sold? Because I want to raise more money for Medi Cinema. If I sell 50 DVDs I'll raise another £500 and that would make me a very happy camper. Know what I mean? You can google Medi Cinema, it's a great cause.
  18. ADC
    It's a fair point, I don't think the Space Centre gave it proper thought regarding the emailing of bank details.
    Though as Cpl Hicks said, a good few peeps have paid that way.
    The Space Centre did provide their account details as well so you can make a bank transfer yourself by using internet banking.

    Be great to see you guys there, I look forward to meeting you all. You can't miss me, I have a ridiculous hair style and will be hosting the Prometheus panel which kicks off the events (11am).
  19. Valaquen
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    I have to e-mail my bank details? :/

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    Damn, I hope I get a seat! I'm taking my brother. Get paid on the 12th Sept, hopefully it's not too late.
  20. Valaquen
    Isn’t my name Aaron Percival? That’s right, I’m talking on a panel with Ian Nathan (Empire writer and author of Alien Vault) and Christian Fowler of Alien Prequel News. There is also going to be a dinner party with the guests and the guys over at Alien Legacy. Myself, Vulhala & resident Giger approved blogger Valaquen are going so make sure you buy a ticket and join us.
    This is more than enough to buy a ticket guys  ;D
  21. Corporal Hicks
    I’ve just been sent the newest poster for the upcoming Aliens Encounters: 25 Years of Aliens convention which includes new details:

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/05082011_01.jpg

    Isn’t my name Aaron Percival? That’s right, I’m talking on a panel with Ian Nathan (Empire writer and author of Alien Vault) and Christian Fowler of Alien Prequel News. There is also going to be a dinner party with the guests and the guys over at Alien Legacy. Myself, Vulhala & resident Giger approved blogger Valaquen are going so make sure you buy a ticket and join us.
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