Fanderson confirms first guests for The Future is Fantastic!

The Future is Fantastic!

Fanderson is excited to reveal the first confirmed guests for The Future is Fantastic!, the club’s first full weekend convention in five years. No less than eight people from across the Spectrum of Gerry Anderson series have so far kindly agreed to give up their free time to be with us and meet fans, and there will be more to follow! The current list includes:

Shane and Sheila Rimmer
Thunderbirds Are Go! might be just around the corner, but  fans know that there is only one Scott Tracy! Forever to be known as the voice of Thunderbird 1 pilot, Shane has also had a long-running and successful career as a writer.

Shane will be accompanied by his wife Sheila, and has been a mainstay at conventions for many years.

Matt Zimmerman
Mr Alan Tracy returns once more to entertain us with his vibrant humour and general enthusiasm for life! A successful stage actor, Matt is a real fans’ favourite at conventions. Watch out for his insights into the lives of the Tracy Brothers…

Steve Woodcock
Known by fans for his model work on Terrahawks, alongside his colleague John Lee, Steve provided a fascinating slideshow of his work at Fanderson’s 30th Birthday event for Terrahawks back in 2013.

Judy Preece
As a  puppeteer on Terrahawks, Judy was tasked with bringing life and character to Gerry Anderson’s new style of ‘Supermacromation’ puppetry.

Gary Tomkins
Since cutting his teeth as an art director on Terrahawks, Gary Tomkins has gone on to have  a successful work in the film industry, including work on the Harry Potter and Star Wars series.

Alan Shubrook
Working alongside Derek Meddings, Alan was a modelmaker during the heydays of Century 21 at Slough and has since published a fascinating book on the subject.

Richard James
An established actor in films and children’s TV, Richard played the likeable Officer Hubble Orrin in Space Precinct.

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The Future is Fantastic will take place over the weekend of 2nd to the 4th October 2015 at the Holiday Inn Maidenhead.

We hope to confirm more guests soon – keep watching this space!

In the meantime, you can…

New Century 21 FX set from Alan Shubrook and Mike Trim

The Domo - Thunderbirds vehicle painted by Mike TrimA set of limited edition memorabilia that follows on from Alan Shubrook’s popular book, Century 21 FX – Unseen Untold, has been released in time for Christmas.

The set contains a 36-page brochure featuring new and exclusive stories and photos, including a look at Alan Shubrook’s recent visit to the old Century 21 Studios in Slough, where the special effects pits are still clearly visible.

The set also features 3 brand new, exclusive limited edition prints from Mike Trim depicting some of the vehicles he designed during his time at Century 21. Pictured here is the Domo, from Thunderbirds.

Priced £42.99, the set has been strictly limited to 1,000 copies in order to preserve the exclusivity of the collection. Uk -based fans should order their copy before Tuesday 16 December to guarantee their package is sent out before the final Christmas posting day.

You can order your copy by visiting www.century21fxexclusive.com