Shane Rimmer announced as first guest at Supercelebration!

Shane Rimmer on the big screenFanderson is thrilled to reveal the first guests to confirm their attendance at Supercelebration.

Fittingly, the pilot of Thunderbird 1, Shane Rimmer, and his wife Sheila are the first to confirm they will be attending Fanderson’s full weekend convention. The couple have been great supporters of Fanderson conventions over the years, and have given fans many happy memories, including interview panels alongside fellow Supermarionation stalwarts such as David Graham and Matt Zimmerman.

Taking place from 20th to 22nd September 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Maidenhead, Supercelebration will feature guest appearances; rare screenings; displays of models, puppets, costumes and artwork; as well as games, merchandise and workshops. Back by popular demand, there will also be a Saturday night disco, so you can strut your stuff while dressed as a your favourite Anderson character!

Join us for a Supercelebration!

Early bird tickets to Supercelebration start at just £55 per person for one day, or £90 for the whole weekend. In this challenging financial climate, we’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same as our Special Assignment convention in 2017. That’s because we’re a fan club and no one is taking a salary.

Find out more and register now


Shane Rimmer’s new novel Long Shot: available to download

Shane Rimmer's latest novel - Long ShotShane Rimmer’s debut thriller novel, Long Shot, is now available as a Kindle download via Amazon.

Set in the world of international golf in the 1980s,  Long Shot  draws on Shane’s love of the sport, which he first wrote about when scripting the 1969 Secret Service episode Hole in One. Shane and long-time Gerry Anderson scriptwriter Tony Barwick shared a love of golf, which led to Shane writing The Secret Service script and to the establishment of a Tony Barwick golf tournament upon the writer’s death in 1993.

Following on the success of his first book, a wry and refreshingly frank autobiography From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls, (published by Signum in 2010 and recently re-issued as a paperback), Long Shot marks Shane’s first foray into fiction on the printed page.

Long Shot features Gene Tucker, once a highly promising young golfer now reduced to running a driving range after a devastating car crash. Out of the blue, Tucker is asked to manage the opening tournament at a lavish new golf course, Camps Ciela, in Northern Spain, owned by a Washington political lobbyist.

Shane Rimmer at Preston Comicon, October 2014

He takes on the contract and with it a brimful of murder, Spanish nobility intrigue, a die-hard group of Basque dissidents whose aim is to protect the ancient rights of their land, and a young Basque renegade, Ramos, who is bent on wiping out the future of Campos Ciela and Gene Tucker as well…

Download your copy of Long Shot from Amazon now