Hello one and all,

Thanks as ever for all your emails and apologies for not responding as promptly as I would like. Hopefully I will reply eventually but it may take some time.

This has certainly been the ‘Year of Conventions’ and I have been enjoying myself at events big and small up and down the country. In the main people approach me at conventions to talk about Red Dwarf. However more and more people ask me about Gordon Brittas and whether there may be a comeback for The Brittas Empire.People also ask me if the DVDs are still available and as I’ve said in the past, the box set has been re-released and should be available from the major outlets. Earlier in the year I donned the blazer for the first time in 17 years to contribute to the Little Mix “Word Up” video in aid of Sport Relief. This is an excellent cause and the video can still be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zk0ToEA8sY

I recently endorsed the ICOSPLAY anti-bullying campaign, again a very worthwhile cause:

http://i-cosplay.org

It was good to hear that Nor-Con 14 which I attended in September raised £1500 for Scotties Little Soldiers http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk and £500 for Red Wellies Brain Tumour Support Fund http://www.redwellies.info/Red_Wellies/Home.html

I was invited to participate in the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Mazda MX-5 Owners Club and for more on that please go to http://www.chrisbarrieclassicmachines.co.uk/

Below is the final list of events I will be attending in 2014. If I don’t see you before Xmas, I look forward to seeing you in 2015:

November 22nd/23rd – MCM Comic Con NEC Birmingham
November 29th – Fleet Air Arm Museum Sci-Fi Fest until 3pm
November 29th – Chippenham Xmas Lights switch on
November 30th – Wales Comic Con – Wrexham
December 6th – Cleethorpes Comic Com

Best wishes

Chris Barrie