This year it looks to be a much, much bigger affair. Now that M.U. have already got that first UFO event under their belt, other organisations have showed an interest in joining in. Amongst others, Fanderson as well as Anderson Entertainment will have stalls. The Shado Jeep, expertly restored by James Winch will be making an appearance, as well as displays of original props, some from Italian UFO mega fan, Paolo Malaguti - I might get to see Straker's wig at last!
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The Jeep , one of three originally built for Gerry & Sylvia Anderson's cinema Sci-fi adventure, Doppelganger, can be seen in action on the big screen , as the film also gets a late-night screening at the event.
The Markers Universal Mobile Transporter, which is also in the process of being restored complete with trailer might well make an appearance.
Original Century 21 model maker, Alan Shubrook will be doing an exclusive hour long presentation dealing with special effects on UFO. The photo above shows Alan in full flow at RAF Cosford a few years ago, obviously dealing with Thunderbirds that time.There's also a special edition souvenir brochure signed by Alan, too.
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Sadly, fan- organised conventions like these are fast becoming few and far between, in favour of the current trend of Comic Cons and organised signings. Markers Universal have done well here and put together quite a package. For those few who are still toying with the idea of coming along for the day, just get it booked!