May 2024

Hello Everyone,

Comic-Con Liverpool is, I believe, the biggest Comic-Con in Europe and on Saturday 4th May the Red Dwarf Posse enjoyed a day that redefined the term ‘full-on’. Great fun and brilliant to be back in Liverpool.

I really cannot speak highly enough of the Red Dwarf fans I met in Prague. There are simply no words available to express how special and unique an experience it was. I would like to extend a massive Thank You to Vlastimil, Klara, Martina and indeed all the team for inviting me to Comic Con Prague, for looking after us so well and for making it possible to meet the wonderful fans from the Czech Republic. It was also good to spend some meaningful time with Craig and I know we were both blown away by the the overwhelming reception. Ahead of the event I had been told that the Czech fans were enthusiastic, but nothing could have prepared me for what I actually experienced!

I was also unprepared for the beauty and glory of Prague itself. Friends and family have very highly recommended visiting the city, but to actually see it for myself was an utter joy. I absolutely adore traditional architecture and well constructed and decorated original old buildings. Prague can boast an abundance of these and is well ahead of any other city I have visited. In these days of bland and brutal overdevelopment and utter cultural vandalism, what a thrill it was to be in Prague, a symphony of architectural magnificence which assaults the senses. I cannot wait to return!

In February I spent a couple of very enjoyable days recording the voice of ‘Simon the Sorcerer’ for a prequel to the original game which I recorded back in ’93 I believe. When I have further details of the release etc, I shall put them on this website.

2024 is fast becoming a busy one. My confirmed schedule looks like this…

2024

June 2nd DONCASTER COMIC-CON Doncaster Dome, DN4 7PD

June 8th (Sat only) EMCON, NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

July 6th COMIC-CON CHESTER Chester Racecourse

July 13th HUDDERSFIELD COMIC-CON John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

July 20th BLACKBURN COMIC-CON Ewood Park, Blackburn

September 1st YORK UNLEASHED COMIC-CON York Racecourse, YO23 1EX

September 28th + 29th NORCON Norfolk Showground Arena

October 5th and 6th EDINBURGH The Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh EH28 8NB

During 2022 I became an Ambassador for Nature’s Haven whose mission is to enable the community to access and learn about the therapeutic and health benefits of gardening and nature and I would like to extend my thanks to all of you who have donated to this forward thinking, Not-For-Profit organisation. For more information please go to www.natureshaven.net or Instagram natures.haven.garden

I will continue to support small local charities directly, including those which support veterans and ex-servicemen and women. I believe that the treatment by the State of those who have been prepared to pay the ultimate price has been nothing short of shocking.

I look forward to seeing some of you at an event soon.

Best Wishes

Chris Barrie