I am very much looking forward to attending MEMORABILIA at the NEC on both Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November.
Although it is still 2013, there are a couple of dates to mention in 2014. I shall be at a signing event in Westminster on Saturday 22nd March (details to follow)…
On the 31st May and 1st June 2014 I shall be guesting at the UK Games Expo at the Metropole Hotel in Birmingham.
I attended SCREAM-CON on Saturday 12th October at the Park Hotel, Tynemouth and it was great to return to an event in Northern England after such a long time. I was fortunate enough to stay at the Grand Hotel, Tynemouth which I have to say has the distinction of having the finest staircase I have seen in many a long year and may it continue!
In May, I was invited to be guest speaker at HMS Collingwood, a Royal Navy training base. The whole experience was utterly superb. From being taken on a tour of the training weaponry (including Kryten!) to witnessing a traditional Thursday Meat Auction, from watching the Field Gun crews practicing on the parade ground to the spine tingling precision of the ‘Mess beatings’, I will cherish my memories of Collingwood for many a year. There was a brilliant atmosphere from start to finish and, importantly, an excellent sum of money was raised for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. I met some fantastic people during my two visits and feel extremely honoured to have been involved in such a wonderful event.