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Fanderson is delighted to announce that Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal has been confirmed as the Club's dedicated charity for its TV21 convention, which will take place in October this year.

The Grand Appeal raises funds for the Bristol Children's Hospital and St Michael's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Special Care Baby Unit), both of which provide world-class care to babies and children from Bristol and across the UK.

The charity was established in 1995 and raised £12 million through its capital appeal to help build Bristol Children's Hospital, and has since funded a wide range of programmes for patients valued at over £5 million. The charity's special relationship with Wallace and Gromit stems from the fact that founding Aardman Directors Nick Park, Pete Lord and Dave Sproxton are Patrons of the Appeal.

Fanderson will be raising money through a series of events at TV21. To find out more information about the charity and to donate online please visit The Grand Appeal website www.grandappeal.org.uk

"The Grand Appeal is delighted to be the chosen charity for the Fanderson Convention of 2010" commented Lauren Vincent, Community and Events Fundraiser. "We are so thankful for their support which will make such a difference to sick children in Bristol and the South West. We are sure that the convention will be a huge success and encourage all fans of Gerry Anderson's iconic programmes and films to go along for a great weekend and support the Grand Appeal."

 
Accommodation at the convention hotel  Ramada Bristol City has now been fully booked, however Fanderson has negotiated excellent rates at the neighbouring Mercure Holland House Hotel, which has agreed to match our convention accommodation rates of £60 prpn for a single room and £70 prpn for a double or twin room for stays of two or more consecutive nights.

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Fanderson has released an initial programme of events to be held at this year's TV21 convention.

Offering something for everyone, the programme includes a look at the inspirations for Gerry Anderson's vehicles, discussions about the intricacies of the TV21 comic world, a fan fiction meetup, in-depth special effects sessions with modelmaker Alan Shubrook and much more! Fanderson will provide further details in due course, but for now you can find out more here:
tv21.weebly.com/programme.html

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Please note that this programme is indicative only, and may be subject to change up until and during the convention.

Registration

Full weekend registration costs £100 for Fanderson members and £120 for non-members, while single day passes can also be purchased.

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Find out how to join as a Fanderson member and qualify for the registration discount
 
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Art director Dominic Lavery and script writer Phil Ford have been confirmed as guests at TV21 this October. The pair were two of the biggest creative influences on Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet CGi series, which premiered on ITV in 2005.

After making his breakthrough on The Fifth Element, Lavery worked as a concept artist on several Bond films, Bicentennial Man and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. He has also been involved in Wolfman, Pandorum, Priest, Gullivers travels and is currently working on Jack the Giant Killer.

Lavery joined New Captain Scarlet as concept art director but went on to direct some of the show's most memorable episodes, including Rat Trap, Enigma and Dominion - the intended finale.

Those three adventures were scripted by Phil Ford, who as chief writer on the series produced all but 5 of the series 26 episodes.

Since 2008 Ford has been involved in the revitalised Doctor Who franchise, working as head script writer on the spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures, and penning the acclaimed Doctor Who episode The Waters of Mars. Prior to New Captain Scarlet Ford worked on dramas such as Heartbeat, Coronation Street and The Bill.

Both have been involved in previous Fanderson conventions, with Ford taking part in a writers' workshop and Lavery donating a number of New Captain Scarlet design prints in a convention charity auction.

Registration

Full weekend registration costs £100 for Fanderson members and £120 for non-members, while single day passes can also be purchased.

Click here to register online

Find out more information about the convention here

Find out how to join as a Fanderson member and qualify for the registration discount

Any queries or questions regarding registration should be directed to:
Fanderson Club Secretary, 24 Bluebell Rise, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset BA3 2RR
OR
query@fanderson.org.uk

 

Registration

Full weekend registration costs £100 for Fanderson members and £120 for non-members, while single day passes can also be purchased.

Click here to register online

Find out how to join as a Fanderson member and qualify for the registration discount

Any queries or questions regarding registration should be directed to:
Fanderson Club Secretary, 24 Bluebell Rise, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset BA3 2RR
OR
query@fanderson.org.uk