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    Got my ticket for my second Comicon event to chase some elusive autographs.
    I think this one is a bit special as I will be looking to secure Rohan royalty with 2 Kings no less!
    Bernard Hill (Theoden)
    Karl Urban (Eomer)

    Along with John Reece Davies (Gimli) it should be a good day. Just got to carry a few bases around with me for the day

  • #2
    Sounds like you have the CC bug Dave Mac. You have some outstanding signatures to obtain. Enjoy!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dave Mac View Post
      elusive autographs.
      Karl Urban - I am a big fan of his work also as Leonard McCoy and Skurge

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      • #4
        Such great names! Have fun (which I'm sure you will)

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        • #5
          Really hope it all goes smoothly!

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          • #6
            Have fun Dave Mac
            Deep within the rock, they buried him. In a tomb so dark, it would never come to light

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            • #7
              Fun day at Wrexham Uni Comic Con despite lugging around 3 statue bases including Eomers surf board! ?

              The place was FULL and signage to what was where was vague, still, I managed to get to see my target celebs.

              First up was John Reese-Davies 'Gimli':
              It was funny hearing some folk in the que before John arrived discussing who he was. 'He's that little fella from Lord of the Rings' seemed to be the common thought ?
              John was very open to chatting and welcoming. I asked if he would mind signing in silver and he seemed please to see the statue base I had lugged around. A bit of scrabbling around in his big pen collection, he signed the base for me for the princely sum of £30 ?



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              After a quick word with my son regarding his photographing skills (Why did you cut me out? Nugget! ?) it was on to the next signing. Mr Bernard HIll!

              Again, another welcoming and chatty man. We had a bit of a laugh when he offered his hand to shake it and said 'You won't head butt me will you Yosser?' (those old enough may remember this old character of Bernards from way back when he met another character known as 'Shake Hands'). I asked if he could use a silver pen for the autograph on the statue base, but he only had gold so I said that will be fine for a King of Rohan! He then proceeded to sign his name and added 'For the Shire!' which I thought was a nice touch. I asked him if he had the statue himself and he said he had a range of items from Weta. This had come about after a royalties dispute whereby the actors didn't receive anything initially on their image /character being used in this way which I thought was a bit naughty on the marketing front. Still, his character is making up for it now! A royal £35 ? ?











              Finally on to see Karl Urban, 'Eomer'.

              Now this was a busy signing spot

              The organisers in their wisdom had decided to put some serious big name signings in with the main vendors tables.

              Result?

              Chaos!

              They had to introduce a virtual ticket system, or for those not glued to their phones, a raffle ticket to break up the que into timed allocations. Bearing in mind I am lugging around a heavy bag, I was a bit miffed about having been in the que for 20 mins before someone mentioned the ticketing system .
              Then came Mr Urban who was apparently 'very late' for this part of the day.
              Not very chatty, not very welcoming, very surly and looking a bit p***** off! Still, he signed the base for me

              The very Princely sum of £50


              A bit disappointed in Karl but hey, we all have 'those days' I guess (though the wads of cash do help. £50 per autograph with an extra £35 for a selfie... Que my personal photographer!)



              Anyway. Off with my autograph stash and into Stuntman Mikes Death Proof car! Drivers seat only for me with my son Alex in the footwell .


              SAh-WEET!


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              • #8
                Great pictures Dave! It is amazing just how much those signatures cost.

                Really glad you did not have to lug those bases and surf board around for nothing all day. Thanks so much for sharing.

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                • #9
                  Fantastic Dave Mac....mission completed...congrats...
                  3 major actors in the same event,well done.
                  Price per autograph are a bit expensive indeed but this is probably the only way to convive celebrity to come.
                  John and Bernard woo woo ....
                  Did you tell to Karl that you were unwrapping your surfboard cause he seems really curious to find out something weird on that picture?


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                  • #10
                    I was going to ask if you told him you'd just been to see his Royal uncle, or asked him if he had seen Weta's statue of him, but I guess he didn't say much at all!

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                    • #11
                      Karl did say 'Is that the one with the horse running down the hill?' Which was the most he said to me really
                      He had appeared earlier at a Q +A panel with Bernard, John and the guy who played the Mumak Mahud (can't recall his name, big guy who also played the Minotaur in Narnia films. He was at the table next to John and Bernard and was a real friendly, chatty guy! )
                      ????

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                      • #12
                        Hi Davemac
                        Happy to hear you had a good time,I wanted to go to this event but no luck.if you think the costs for items or autos are dear just have a look at the prices Showmasters charge now,they used to be reasonable once,but now they are sticking nearly all the guests on what they call a Diamond Pass.(total rip-off)
                        The big guy Who played the Mumak is Shane Rangi,one of the nicest guys I have met at a con.
                        anyway glad you got everything you needed. ATB JJ
                        PS Karl Urban always looks miserable at the events I’ve seen him at
                        Looked in the mirror, what did I see?
                        I saw the Devil, he was looking at me.
                        My oh my,

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                        • #13
                          That's the guy. Shane Rangi, cheers JJ.
                          I had toyed with the idea of buying one of his Mahud photos, taking it to Karl Urban and saying 'I'm looking for my dad. Here''s a picture of him, have you seen him?'

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dave Mac View Post
                            That's the guy. Shane Rangi, cheers JJ.
                            I had toyed with the idea of buying one of his Mahud photos, taking it to Karl Urban and saying 'I'm looking for my dad. Here''s a picture of him, have you seen him?'
                            It could either have broken the ice or you'd be escorted off the premises.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stig View Post

                              It could either have broken the ice or you'd be escorted off the premises.
                              As long as I got my surf board signed

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                              • #16
                                I got escorted off the premises once for telling Dominic Monaghan he was a prick. Which he was. ATB JJ
                                Looked in the mirror, what did I see?
                                I saw the Devil, he was looking at me.
                                My oh my,

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Jestjester View Post
                                  I got escorted off the premises once for telling Dominic Monaghan he was a prick. Which he was. ATB JJ
                                  Before or after he signed?


                                  Just picturing an apple flying in and bouncing of his head after you were ejected

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                                  • #18
                                    After. I had a photo shoot that day,so never got that or get my money back, but I did get one the next time he was back. Strangely enough I became good friends with the security guard looking after him.
                                    ATB JJ
                                    Looked in the mirror, what did I see?
                                    I saw the Devil, he was looking at me.
                                    My oh my,

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