In the main 2015 looks like being another year of attending conventions up and down the country. Earlier this year, I took up the role of Patron for the anti-bullying campaign I Cosplay. Being a regular convention guest, the Cosplay world is very familiar to me. Coupling this with 27 years of playing Arnold Rimmer, (who let’s face it has been on the receiving end of more than his fair share of bullying!), I am possibly an appropriate person to be involved with the charity.

Other confirmed dates of convention appearances generally are as follows:

April 26th – Wales Comic Con Wrexham

May 1st, 2nd, 3rd (one of) – Dimension Jump XVIII – Crown Plaza Nottingham

May 10th – BritScifi – National Space Centre Leicester

June 6th – Wycombe Comic Con

June 7th – Watford Filmfair Comic Con

June 21st- Sci Fi By the Sea – Herne Bay

July 4th – Wakefield Comic Con

August 29th- Bournemouth Film and Comic Con (showmaster)

September 26th – Northampton Comic Con

If you want to see some extraordinary driving and the resulting mayhem, then please tune into CAR CRASH TV on ’5′ on Monday evenings at 7.30pm. I have been providing the voice over for the programme and some of the driving is just utterly unbelievable. Enjoy!

Last year I donned the Brittas 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:

Who knows, 2015 just might be the year when the chainsaw voiced buffoon makes a comeback!

It was good to hear that Nor-Con 14 which I attended last September raised £1500 for Scotties Little Soldiers and £500 for Red Wellies Brain Tumour Support Fund

Last year 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

Finally, I should say that I am currently in the throes of dealing with a backlog of post and emails and would like to apologise for taking an eternity to reply to some of it! I know I say this regularly but the reality is that I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

Best wishes,

Chris Barrie