For the Love of Sci-Fi Convention – Manchester 2019
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December
I am over the moon to announce the start of a long term collaboration between Warrior Collective and the brilliant Monopoly events (the company behind a whole host of phenomenal conventions across the UK and Europe). The ‘For the Love of Sci-Fi convention’ (or FTLOSF as it is known) is their fantastic Manchester event dedicated to all that is science fiction related.
I will be attending this amazing event in order to interview some of their super star guests and take advantage of all the great things they have going on over the course of this weekend. This year they celebrate their 5th birthday and as such are looking to make this their biggest and best event ever.
The venue’s address is Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Rd, Stretford, Manchester M17 1EH. The event itself will run 7th and 8th of December 2019 with a special opening concert on Friday 6th starring Scifi legends Blues Harvest (starts 6pm at Bowlers till late), plus a world premiere of the StarWars Origins Film showing with a cast and crew panel on both Saturday and Sunday!!
SCI-FI Guests 2019
You can’t have an awesome convention without an abundance of amazing guests. So, it goes without saying then, that this event has a seriously brilliant line up in attendance!!
1. Karl Urban – is a New Zealand actor. Karl is known for Judge Dredd, Vaako in the Riddick film series, Lord of the Rings and Amazons television series The Boys.
2. Jon Bernthal – is an American actor. Jon is known for his roles as Frank Castle in Punisher, Daredevil, The Wolf of Wall Street, Fury, Sicario, The Accountant, Baby Driver, Wind River, and Widows.
3. Peter Weller – The original Robocop himself! Peter has appeared in more than 70 films and television series, including turns as the title character in RoboCop (1987) and its sequel RoboCop 2 (1990).
4. Dolph Lundgren – is a Swedish actor best known for his roles of Ivan Drago in Rocky 4, and Andrew Scott in Universal Soldier. He also appeared in over 40 other movies. He is the ultimate SciFi/action legend!
5. Warwick Davis – is a English actor, television presenter, writer, director and producer. He played the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film series, the Ewok Wicket in Star Wars Return of the Jedi and Professor Filius Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films. .
6. Danny Glover – is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series, Predator 2, Angels in the outfield and Operation Dumbo drop.
7. Charlie Heaton – is a British actor and musician, best known for his role of Jonathan Byers, the older brother of Will Byers and son of Joyce Byers, in the Netflix hit TV show, Stranger Things.
8. Ray Park – is a Scottish born actor who is easily most recognisable as Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I as well as Snake Eyes in the G.I. Joe films.
9. Brian Blessed – OBE is an English actor, writer and presenter. He is known for his booming voice and his roles in Z-Cars, I, Claudius, Blackadder, and Flash Gordon.
10. Sam Jones – ‘Fllllaash ah-ah’ – is an American actor. He is best known for having played the title character in the 1980 film Flash Gordon and The Highwayman (1987–1988).
11. Ray Wise – is an American actor best known for his roles in Swamp Thing, RoboCop, Twin Peaks, Jeepers Creepers 2 and his role as The Devil in Reaper.
12. Al Leong – is an American stuntman and actor. Best known for his role as Genghis Khan in Bill and Ted and his memorable roles as a henchman in many popular action films.
13. Mark Dodson – is an American actor who is known for being the voice of Salacious B. Crumb in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and various Gremlins in Gremlins 1 & 2.
For The Love Of Sci-Fi hosts an amazing series of intimate experiences with some of their outstanding guests in their exclusive meet and greet sessions!
These amazing experiences are limited to small numbers only and will allow a few lucky fans to spend time with their favourite guest away from the crowds of the event, spend time chatting to them and grab some unforgettable selfies!
- Karl Urban (Dredd, Star Trek, The Boys)
- Jon Bernthal (Punisher, Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street)
- Warwick Davis (Willow, Star Wars, Harry Potter)
- Dolph Lundgren (Rocky 4, Universal Soldier)
- Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things)
- Peter and Ray (Robocopy special)
- Danny Glover (Predator 2,
- Sam and Brian (Flash Gordon)
- Al Leong ( Bill and Ted, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon)
** Special Photo Opportunity with the cast and on the set**
- Robocop special Peter Weller and ED-209 Machine.
- Sam Jones and Brian Blessed picture with Rocket Sled.
Star Wars World Premiere
The convention will also be showing the World Premiere of the Star Wars Origins Film produced by Velvet TV. This will be shown across the weekend including special Q&A talk with the cast and crew. Have a look at the teaser below:-
Teaser Trailer: HERE
- Live Q&As
- Full-scale movie prop and set recreations – T-70 X-Wing – Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper – Tie Fighter – Batwing – Tardis – Power Loader – A-Team Van – KITT & FLAG mobile unit – Vigo & Slimer – Stranger Things Alphabet Wall & Couch – Simpsons Lounge – Gremlins Kitchen Set with Gremlins – E.T Forest Set with E.T.
- Attractions (FREE PHOTO OPS) Screen used Lawmaster from, Judge Jredd, Robocop ED-209, original armour suite and Beretta 93R Gun from Robocop. Flash Gordan’s Rocket Cycle Built for their guest Sam J Jones aka Flash Gordan
- Star Wars Cantina with Props a full bar and cool free photos opportunities a Star Wars fan dream!
- Friday night opening concert with Blues Harvest playing all the iconic sci-fi tunes LIVE
- Pro Cosplay Sci-fi Guests
- Cosplay competitions – 1st Place is £250!
- Trading village
- Live art
- Scifi Afterparty in their special Starwars Cantina
In order not to miss out, make sure you book your tickets for this amazing event here!!
I am spoilt for choice with who to interview at this fantastic convention. Who would you like to see me speak to whilst in attendance?? Comment below or send me an email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
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