Hello one and all,

Before anything else, I should mention that Gordon Brittas recently made a contribution to the Little Mix ‘Word up’ music video for Sports Relief 2014. This is a charity well worth supporting and you can see the video at:


Not entirely unconnected with this is the re-release this week of The Brittas Empire DVD box set. So here is your opportunity to re-familiarise yourself with the chainsaw voiced leisure centre manager from hell and, of course, the other well crafted characters from the series.

I spent an enjoyable day at the London Film Memorabilia Convention in the grand surroundings of Westminster Hall at the end of last month. The venue jogged a few memories as I believe the last time I was there was in the 1970′s when I attended a model railway exhibition!

Many thanks to all of those who came to see us at Scarborough on the 5th April. I have never been to Scarborough before and was impressed by the traditional seaside charm that took me back a few decades! The spa is also a superb venue for an event which I am sure will grow and grow.

It was good to see a lot of you at Nottingham on March 16th, although I know many people for various reasons did not make it into the venue. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to meet next year or at another event this year.

This may of course be a year in which a further series of Red Dwarf is produced. At the time of writing I believe the parties involved in making RDXI a reality are indeed in the final phases of making RDXI a reality. We shall all just have to wait a little bit longer and who knows, perhaps within the next few weeks I will be able to confirm…

I hope to see many of you at the following events with probably a few more dates to be added in the coming weeks and months.

April 27th – Wales Comic Con, Wrexham
May 10th- Geek Fest- Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
May 30th – Coventry Motorfest (presentation)
May 31st/ June 1st-UK Games Expo in Birmingham
June 7th/ 8th – Belfast Comic Con (probably both days)
June 15th- Sci Fi by the Sea in Herne Bay
September 6th/ 7th- Scotland Comic Con (probably)
October 4th- Def Con 2
October 25th- Chippenham Sci-Fi Event in the Neeld Hall

In the meantime I hope to see you at a forthcoming event…

Chris Barrie