January 2024

Hello Everyone,

The funeral of the long term Lighting Director on Red Dwarf, John Pomphrey, took place recently. Not only was John an excellent LD, he was one of the loveliest, most friendly and decent people to have ever worked on the show. He was always smiling, had a great sense of humour and when the studio atmosphere was dense with tension and stress, ‘The Pomph’ was a beacon of calm professionalism, unruffled, unfazed, and of course, still smiling. Anyone who has ever been part of the Red Dwarf ‘family’ would have nothing but the very highest regard for John as a professional and as a man. His passing will leave a massive void in the lives of anyone who knew him. Rest In Peace John Pomphrey.

2023 was a busy year and almost all of the events I attended were great fun, but the break over Christmas was definitely very welcome. However ’24 will be barely used before I hit the road again in early February. So far my confirmed schedule looks like this…

2024

Feb 3rd SOMERSET COMIC-CON AND GAMING FESTIVAL Bath and West Showground

Feb 17th TORQUAY COMIC-CON AND GAMING FESTIVAL

March 2nd OXFORD COMIC-CON AND GAMING FESTIVAL

March 16th GOBSMACK COMICS, HORSHAM (Store Signing) 47 Swan Walk, Horsham, West Sussex

March 23rd CARLISLE COMIC CON

April 14th SOUTHAMPTON COMIC-CON AND GAMING FESTIVAL

April 28th HULL UNLEASHED COMIC-CON Hull Sport, The Allam Sport Centre, HU6 7TS

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

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

September 28th + 29th NORCON Norfolk Showground Arena

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