Hello everyone! 🙂
Last weekend, I attended the ‘MCM Birmingham Comic Con’, a twice-a-year two-day event at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. ‘Fantom Events at Memorabilia’ was taking place at the event on both days. I only went on the Saturday as I had a commitment on the following Sunday.
This month in March, I saw Sarah Sutton and Mark Strickson at the ‘Fantom Events at Memorabilia’ event in Birmingham. Both Sarah and Mark played Fifth Doctor companions with Peter Davison during the 1980s in ‘Doctor Who’. Sarah played Nyssa of Traken whilst Mark played Vislor Turlough.
I’m a huge fan of Sarah’s work as Nyssa in ‘Doctor Who’ so it was a thrill to see her again at this event. Sarah was pleased to see me and I had some nice chats with her whilst at the event. Sarah was interested about me doing puppets back in Cardiff and we both share a rapport with each other.
It was also good to see Mark Strickson for the third time at a convention. I had more time to chat with Mark about his extraordinary career in TV as well as ‘Doctor Who’. I checked how he was settling in Scotland where he now lives and chatted to him about conventions and ‘Enlightenment’.
I also got to see Paul Jerricho who played the Castellan in the two stories ‘Arc of Infinity’ and ‘The Five Doctors’ and got to talk about his famous line “What?! No, not the mind probe!” 😀 I also met Catherine Schell who played the Countess in ‘City of Death’. She was very nice to me when I met her.
The day finished with me having some photo shoots with Mark Strickson and Sarah Sutton at the event.
I also had a video clip of me saying hello to Sarah at the event and telling her a joke before she left for the day, which made me happy. My best mate from school, Stephen Buckley, took the video clip of me and Sarah on the day.
Here’s the video clip of me and Sarah on YouTube. Check out Sarah’s reaction on how I tell her this joke. I’m sure you’ll find it worthwhile watching.
So to sum up, the ‘Fantom Events at Memorabilia’ at the ‘MCM Birmingham Comic Con’ event was a great day for me on Saturday. I enjoyed seeing Sarah Sutton and Mark Strickson at the event and I’m pleased I achieved what I wanted to do on the day. I’m looking forward to the next convention soon.
Bye for now!