Tuesday 20 October 2015

Carrying On Up The Conventions!

There are two London-based film conventions on the horizon before the end of the year that have strong Carry On connections.

FIrst of all, on Sunday, 8th November, Fantom Films and London's The Cinema Museum are having a special Carry On day entitled "Oh! What A Carry On!". This day will feature an opportunity to meet some of the stars from the films, purchase autographs and have your photo taken with your favourite actors. There will also be talks, presentations and Question and Answer sessions. 

So far, the following actors have confirmed they will be attending: Valerie Leon, Hugh Futcher, Christine Ozanne, Georgina Moon, Peter Quince and Don McCorkindale. Probably the most interesting addition to this line up is none other than Barbara Windsor, making a very rare appearance at such an event. I'm never quite sure what Barbara makes of her Carry On association these days, however fair play to her for coming along to this event to meet fans of the films. You can find out more about this event here .

Also worth mentioning, on Saturday 14 November the London Film Convention will be taking place once again at the Central Hall in Westminster. Although this Convention has a horror theme this time around, there is still a couple of Carry On actors in attendance. The legendary star of Carry On Screaming, Fenella Fielding will be there to sign autographs and meet fans. I've been lucky enough to meet Fenella before and she's such a lovely lady. 

Also present will be Angela Grant, who provided glamorous support in Carry On Up The Khyber, Follow That Camel and perhaps most memorably, in Carry On Girls. Not a Carry On connection here, but I must also mention that legendary Bond and Avengers actress Honor Blackman will also be at this convention. More guests will be announced soon so keep checking the London Film Convention website.

If you get along to either of these events, please do get in touch to let me know how you got on!

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