Shane Rimmer, the voice of Thunderbird 1 pilot Scott Tracy, will launch his autobiography at Fanderson's TV21 convention this October, and attendees can benefit from a very special discount on the day.

From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls covers Shane's career as an actor, voice artist and writer for Gerry Anderson's classic productions, as well as his appearances in many other iconic shows and films from Doctor Who to Coronation Street, and Star Wars to James Bond.

The book's RRP is £17.99, but TV21 attendees will be able purchase copies for an incredible £12 on Saturday 23rd. This a one day only special offer that undercuts even the discounted price on Amazon and will be the first time the book will be on sale, anywhere - a true world exclusive. Copies will go on sale in the convention Dealers' Room, and the man himself will be on hand to sign copies. Only cash or cheques can be accepted for payment.

Featuring a foreword from Gerry Anderson, this is a wry and refreshingly frank autobiography in Shane's own inimitable style, and will shed new light on some of the best-loved films and television series ever made.

From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls is published by Signum Books and features a foreword by Gerry Anderson.

Fanderson has revealed two amazing collectables that will be auctioned for charity at TV21 this October.

Canadian actor and voice artist Shane Rimmer will be donating a signed copy of a script he penned for Joe 90, as well as a series of signed photos. Perhaps best remembered as the voice of Thunderbird 1 pilot Scott Tracy, Rimmer is one of TV21's headline guests and has had a long and varied association with Gerry Anderson shows.

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Sculptor Terry Curtis, who was forced to withdraw from TV21 in June, will also be auctioning a unique cast of the original Captain Scarlet puppet head. After joining AP films in the 1960s Curtis worked on a host of productions, including the two Thunderbirds feature films, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and Joe 90.

Over the course of the weekend a number of other guests will be auctioning personal items to raise money for the convention's charity, Wallace and Gromit's Grand Appeal.

The charity provides fundraising for the Bristol Children's Hospital and St Michael's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Special Care Baby Unit). A silent auction and raffle will also be taking place.


Shane Rimmer's autobiography, Thunderbirds To Bond and Beyond, will be launched in October 2010 to coincide with Fanderson’s TV21 Convention in Bristol.

Rimmer will be attending the event as one of the headline guests, and it is hoped that copies will be made available for signing. The book will be published by Reynolds & Hearn. Rimmer is best remembered by fans of Gerry Anderson as the voice of Scott Tracy, the eldest Tracy brother an pilot of Thunderbird 1.

Canadian actor Shane Rimmer has been confirmed as a special guest at Fanderson's TV21 Convention, to be held in October 2010.

Rimmer appeared alongside fellow Thunderbirds voice artists David Graham and Matt Zimmerman at the club's last convention, Sector 25, where he delighted fans with his performance as the Old Toy Maker in a read through of Phil Ford's unmade New Captain Scarlet script, House of Dolls.

Shane Rimmer has had a long and varied association with Gerry Anderson's productions. He will - of course - always be remembered as the voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds, but also voiced numerous parts in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and Joe 90, as well as the eponymous gumshoe in the Dick Spanner stop-motion animated series of the late eighties. He also appeared onscreen in UFO and The Protectors, and guest-starred as the ill-fated astronaut Kelly in the Space:1999 episode Space Brain.

A seemingly ever-present supporting actor in the world of cult film and TV, Rimmer has appeared in several Bond and Superman films, as well as classics such as Dr Strangelove, The Bedford Incident and Star Wars. He appeared briefly in Batman Begins in 2005.

Watch out for more guest announcements soon...