2016 – what an extraordinary year! Given the events and outcomes of the last twelve months, plus the apparent inability or possible unwillingness of just about anyone to predict anything with any degree of accuracy, who knows what will happen in 2017!?

Well I know of one thing that will definitely happen in 2017 and that will be the TX of Red Dwarf XII. Red Dwarf XI seemed to be popular with 99.9% of fans I have met this year and I am confident that XII will hit the mark as well. I think it is also safe to say that there will be more conventions being staged in 2017 then in any previous year. I am not going to be able to attend all the shows I would like to, but I shall certainly be clocking up the miles!

4th/5th February – SF Ball Southampton
11th February – MCM Telford
26th February – South Lincolnshire Comic Con, Spalding
11th/12th March – MCM Liverpool
18th/19th March – MCM Birmingham

As usual I must apologise for not responding to emails. My life just isn’t geared to spending that amount of time in front of a computer screen. Suffice to say I am most grateful for your kind comments about RDXI and previous shows and I shall endeavour to keep you informed of any news.

I need to clarify that I do not have Twitter or Facebook accounts, so if you do see or hear of a Chris Barrie on either of the two, it definitely isn’t me. As I have said above, I struggle to keep up with the webmail, without wanting to further disappoint anyone on social media.

In the meantime let me take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2017!

Best Wishes

Chris Barrie