Supercelebration: Let’s celebrate The Sound of Silence!

Susan Jameson and David Jayston
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Susan Jameson and Michael Jayston will be attending Supercelebration in September.

The pair starred as the ill-fated brother and sister duo, Anne and Russ in the classic UFO episode The Sound of Silence. Since then, they have made numerous film and television appearances between them, with Michael memorably playing the villainous Valeyard in the Colin Baker era of Doctor Who, and Susan playing  the regular character of Esther Lane in New Tricks for over a decade.

Supercelebration is shaping up to be a real treat for fans of UFO, with Susan and Michael set to join fellow cast members Penny Spencer, Georgina Moon and Gary Raymond. And there could be more to follow…watch this space!

See our full list of confirmed guests.

Join us for a Supercelebration

The convention takes place from 20th to 22nd September at the 2019 Holiday Inn, Maidenhead.

Tickets to Supercelebration start from just £65 per person for one day, or £110 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

Supercelebration Treasure 2: Konami Thunderbirds, Scarlet costume and Harrops Mole

At Supercelebration we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity*.

Our generous friends, partners, licensees and club members have donated a raft of unusual and rare items which will all be going home with convention delegates as a result of our blind and live auctions, raffles and other activities during the weekend.

If you have anything to donate, please e-mail details to us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com.

With raffle tickets at just £1 each, everyone, whatever your budget, has a chance of going home with something special and helping a good cause. To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

 

Smiffy’s Captain Scarlet adult fancy dress costume

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Konami Thunderbirds Collection Volume 2 (available recently online from £300)

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Robert Harrop The Mole. A limited edition model of just 250 pieces, and long-since sold out (available second-hand recently from £245 online).

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Keep an eye out for more items in the coming weeks, and start saving your pocket money!

*Delegates have until 1st June 2019 to suggest which charity we’ll support when they book their place.

Fanderson cuts membership cost with postage savings

We are delighted to announce that membership costs have been reduced for all UK, European and Rest of the World residents with immediate effect.

Whilst our annual review of costs shows that we need to keep our £22 membership fee for another year (which it’s been since 2013) this year we can pass on the savings that we’ve made through postage and packing for FAB.

We are proud of our commitment to control costs for our members and will continue to pass on savings wherever possible.

New Membership costs

UK residents
£28.00 (£22.00 + £6.00 postage) – down from £29.00

European Residents
£35.00 (£22.00 + £13.00 postage) – down from £36.00

Rest of the world residents
£41.00 (£22.00 + £19.00 postage) – down from £43.00

To renew your membership or join the club, visit our How to join page. 

Shane Rimmer, voice of Scott Tracy, has died

Shane and Sheila Rimmer

 

We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Shane Rimmer at the age of 89.

Shane made a major and diverse contribution to the Anderson universe, guest starring in Space:1999 and Space Police (the pilot episode of what went on to become Space Precinct), scripting episodes of Captain Scarlet and providing the voice of the stop motion animated Dick Spanner. But, of course, he will always be remembered as the voice behind Scott Tracy, the eldest Tracy brother in Thunderbirds.

His wider career was just as prolific, and he was never far away from iconic TV and film productions. He appeared in no less than three Bond movies, and made a series of smaller appearances in Star Wars, Superman and the Batman movies. He also starred in classic sixties shows such as Doctor Who and The Saint.

With the support of his wife, Sheila (pictured above), Shane has been a great supporter of Fanderson over the years, and has always made time for fans. Shane was due to attend Supercelebration later this year in September, and was our first guest announcement. He will be missed by all.

We wish our deepest sympathies to Sheila and the rest of Shane’s family. A full tribute will appear in the next issue of FAB magazine.

Treasure trove awaits fans at Supercelebration

At Supercelebration we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity*.

Our generous friends, partners, licensees and club members have donated a raft of unusual and rare items which will all be going home with convention delegates as a result of our blind and live auctions, raffles and other activities during the weekend.

If you have anything to donate, please e-mail details to us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com.

With raffle tickets at just £1 each, everyone, whatever your budget, has a chance of going home with something special and helping a good cause. To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

Framed print of Thunderbirds 2 and 3 artwork for Imai’s model kit.

Framed print of Thunderbirds 2 and 3 artwork for Imai’s model kit

 

MPC The Alien model kit (available recently online from £30 online)

Framed print of Thunderbirds 2 and 3 artwork for Imai’s model kit

 

Thunderbirds wallet (available recently online from £15 online)

Thunderbirds wallet

Keep an eye out for more items in the coming weeks, and start saving your pocket money!

*Delegates have until 1st June 2019 to suggest which charity we’ll support when they book their place.

Matt Zimmerman to attend Supercelebration

We are delighted to announce that the ever popular and irrepressible Matt Zimmerman will be attending Special Assignment in September!

Matt voiced the youngest Tracy brother in the original Thunderbirds series and has attended countless Fanderson conventions over the years. His last convention appearance was in 2017, when he appeared on stage alongside fellow voice artists Wayne Forrester and Liz Morgan. This September he will be joined by his ‘elder brother’ Shane Rimmer to discuss their memories of working on the Supermarionation shows.

We can’t wait to meet Matt again at Supercelebration!

Join us for a Supercelebration

The convention takes place from 20th to 22nd September at the 2019 Holiday Inn, Maidenhead.

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

Supercelebration: ticket prices set to rise

Supercelebration_smallFans have until 1st April to register for Supercelebration before prices increase – and that’s no April Fools!

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.

Make sure you don’t miss out on these fantastic prices and secure your spot now…

Price increases

Members:
Saturday or Sunday only – £55 rising to £65
Full weekend – £100 rising to £110

Non-members:
Saturday or Sunday only – £65 rising to £75
Full weekend – £110 rising to £120

Traders rates will also rise in line with Members, but Supporting packages will remain at current rates.

This is shaping up to be one Super Celebration!

With 15 guests already announced and 6 months still to go, this is shaping up to be one of the biggest Fanderson conventions ever. There will be amazing art and model exhibitions, workshops, screenings, mouthwatering memorabilia auctions and raffles and much, much more…

So what are you waiting for?

Find out more and register now

UFO alert – Georgina Moon signs up for Supercelebration

Georgina Moon at Fanderson's Special Assignment convention

We are thrilled to announce that Georgina Moon has agreed to appear at Supercelebration in September.

She joins fellow UFO cast members Gary Raymond and Penny Spencer, who she appeared alongside at Special Assignment in 2017, and becomes our 15th – yes, 15th – confirmed guest with over 6 months to go! Georgina played Skydiver operative Lt. Sylvia Howell in UFO, and also appeared in a number of Carry On films.

We look forward to welcoming Georgina to Supercelebration!

Join us for a Supercelebration

The convention takes place from 20th to 22nd September at the 2019 Holiday Inn, Maidenhead.

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

Dee Anderson to attend Supercelebration

dee-anderson-at-special-assignment-smallWe are delighted to announce that Dee Anderson will be attending Supercelebration in September.

The daughter of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Dee  was born in  Mississippi, USA, before coming to London as a child, while her parents were producing shows such as Stingray, Thunderbird and Captain Scarlet.

She has carved a successful career as a jazz singer, and will be appearing in London later this year with her band featuring the fabulous jazz pianist Isaac Asumadu.

She has also appeared in numerous UK theatre and television productions  and has even voiced Lady Penelope in a national advertising campaign for Halifax.

We look forward to welcoming Dee to Supercelebration!

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

Judy Preece signs up for Supercelebration

Fanderson is delighted to announce that puppeteer Judy Preece has agreed to attend Supercelebration in September.

Judy worked as a puppeteer on Terrahawks, where she helped to craft the Supermacromation style of puppetry. She becomes the third member of the Terrahawks crew to confirm their attendance, following Terry Adlam and Gary Tomkins.

See our full list of confirmed guests.

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