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.

I enjoyed myself at Def Con III at Totton recently. 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. Totton of course is not a huge distance from the New Forest and Ringwood where many of the scenes for The Brittas Empire were shot. People also ask me if the DVD’s 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

Also over the weekend I 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 am writing this days after my participation 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/

As we go into the Autumn the diary looks just as full with conventions big and small up and down the country.

October 25th – Chippenham Sci-Fi Event in the Neeld Hall
November 15th – Collectormania Milton Keynes
November 30th – Wales Comic Con – Wrexham

Best wishes

Chris Barrie