Looking for a special way to celebrate May 4th tomorrow? How about a trip to Redditch for Echo Base Live VII? Here are all the details you need….
One of the BIGGEST Star Wars trading convention in Europe, offering an excellent range of vintage and modern collectable items from art and books to figures returns to the Kingfisher on Saturday 4th May 2019…. May the 4th be with you!
Last year in October, we had our BIGGEST attendance yet, with an incredible excess of 2,000 fans! Can we break the record for Episode VII?!
The event will be located opposite TK MAXX on Level 1. Save the date and we look forward to seeing you there!
Guest Appearances on the day include: –
Mr John Mogridge – John is best known for playing a Death Star Gunner and a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and a Stormtrooper, Snowtrooper and Hoth Rebel Pilot in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
Mr Trevor Butterfield – Trevor played lots of different roles in the Star Wars movies. He played an Imperial Officer and a Stormtrooper in The Empire Strikes Back, and Bossk (filling in for Alan Harris), Lieutenant Blount (Rebel Commando), a Stormtrooper, Calamari Warrior, Major Panno, and Giran in Return of the Jedi. Since Star Wars, he has pursued a career in visual effects.
Mr Hugh Spight – Hugh was cast as a Gamorrean Guard (the one that marches Luke in) and General Neeralli. His career has enabled him to work on other classic films such as The Dark Crystal, The Great Muppet Caper, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Elephant Man to name but a few. In addition to this he has worked on British TV classics including Doctor Who as a Dalek and the Sci Fi series Tripods.
Mr Simon J. Williamson – Simon regards Max Rebo as the main character he played in ROTJ, but he also had a lot of fun playing Gamorrean guards – Jubnuk (who gets eaten by the monstrous Rancor) and Gartogg, the main guard in Jabba’s palace. He also played a Mon Calamari officer and assisted Mike Quinn in his masterful puppeteering of Nein Numb.
Mr Gerald Home – On the big screen he played Tessek – Squid Head and the Mon Calamari Officer in Star Wars: Episode VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI, and was a puppeteer on LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, operating Audrey 11, the man-eating plant. Other films include LONDON BOULEVARD, Hideo Nakata’s CHATROOM, and WHERE I BELONG.
Mr Bob Brechin – Bob was the Chief Designer for Palitoy between 1967 and 1984 and was ultimately responsible for designing the Palitoy Star Wars range. Bob will be available in the afternoon for signing autographs, charged at £5 with the cash going to a charity close to Bobs heart.
Bob Brechin will be giving a presentation about his involvement with the Palitoy Star Wars line and will have a short Q&A session at 3.30pm in the Angelpoise suite. Entry will be £2 on the door, limited seating available on a first come, first served basis.
Autograph prices for Echo Base LIVE on 4th May
• Hugh Spight – £15
• John Mogridge – £15
• Trevor Butterfield – £15
• Gerald Home – £15
• Simon Williamson – £20
• Mr Bob Brechin – £5
Please note that all guests listed are subject to change. Special guests will be available on the day for meet & greet opportunities. Prices may change at guests discretion. Selfies are also available and may incur a charge.
Whatever you do tomorrow, stay safe and may the Force be with you!