Anderson Entertainment hastoday announced the launch of Andercon 2015, the annual convention for fans of Gerry Anderson, MBE and his award-winning cult hits such as Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray, UFO and Space: 1999. The convention will take place over the 13-14 June 2015, with a launch event taking place on the evening of 12 June, at the Athena Leicester, a stunning, fully-restored 1930s cinema in Leicester’s Cultural quarter, with guests from the cast and crew of six decades of Gerry Anderson production attending.
Andercon 2015 will be attracting fans, once again, from all over the world. Jamie Anderson, Gerry’s son and Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment says, “This year’s celebration of the work and worlds of Gerry Anderson will be a very different event to last year’s – not only an unconventional venue, but we’ll be offering incredible previews of upcoming projects, as well as talks, seminars, screenings and workshops, Beyond that you’ll see a wide range of displays including original puppets, props, models and costumes. There will also be a collection of vehicles and reproductions of some stunning full-sized set recreations.”
“We’ll be looking at the Gerry Anderson legacy, including a launch event with a look back at his personal story, with the presentation of ‘A Thunderbird At Bomber Command’ – a talk by Sean Feast on Gerry’s brother and inspiration, Lionel Anderson. We’ll also be looking forwards with previews of new productions coming out later this year and beyond, including Firestorm, Zeroids vs Cubes, Gemini Force One and more.”Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm
Jamie Anderson sums Andercon 2015 up by saying, “It’s a great chance to meet the cast and crew in person and to see the original props up close. We’ll have exclusive screenings, panels and workshops, Q&A sessions and quizzes and costume competitions with super prizes. Unfortunately, the venue has had to limit the number of people allowed, so I advise anyone who’s interested to secure tickets now while they’re still available.”
Andercon 2015 is taking place on the weekend of June 13th – 14th and tickets are available now from www.andercon.co.uk.
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