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

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

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

UFO star Gary Raymond to appear at Supecelebration

Gary Raymond

We are very excited to announce that UFO star Gary Raymond will be appearing at Supercelebration in September. Gary starred as Colonel John Grey alongside fellow guest artist Derren Nesbitt in the episode ‘The Man Who Came Back’, and joins Penny Spencer as the second UFO actor to confirm their attendance.

In a career spanning six decades, Gary has appeared in numerous films and TV series, including Jason King, The Persuaders!, Jason and the Argonauts, The New Avengers, and Hammer House of Horror, as well as a regular in The Cedar Tree.

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

Brian Johnson to attend Supercelebration

Brian Johnson at Fanderson's Special Assignment conventionWe are very happy to announce that special effects wizard Brian Johnson will be coming to Supercelebration in September!

All fans will be familiar with Brian’s work on Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds, as well as his most iconic Anderson creation, the Eagle Transporter from Space:1999. However, he has also contributed to many famous film productions, including 2001: A Space Odyssey,  Alien, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The latter two earned him much-deserved Oscar wins. Brian becomes our tenth confirmed guest, and we’re looking forward to welcoming him to talk about his work in Maidenhead – and answer all your questions!

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

Terry Adlam to appear at Supercelebration

Comedy writer Terry AdlamFanderson is delighted to announce that comedy writer Terry Adlam has agreed to attend Supercelebration in September.

Terry first worked for Gerry Anderson when he joined the visual effects team on Terrahawks, before going on to create, write and direct the stop-motion Dick Spanner series, narrated by Shane Rimmer (another name on our glittering guest lineup!).

Terry loves coming to Fanderson events to speak about his work with fans and has attended our last three conventions. As you’d expect from a comedy writer, he’s a very funny guy, (Mike Burrows has captured a rare serious shot of him here!). We’re looking forward to welcoming him to the stage once again to discuss Gerry Anderson’s revival in the 1980s.

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

Mary Turner to appear at Supercelebration

Mary Turner (rights) alongside Judy Preece (left) at Special Assignment in 2017

We are excited to announce that puppeteer, puppet designer and convention favourite Mary Turner will be appearing at Supercelebration in September!

Mary worked on every puppet series from Supercar through to The Secret Service, and was responsible for sculpting Supermarionation stars such as Steve Zodiac, Troy Tempest, Captain Scarlet and Lady Penelope. Mary has been a great supporter of Fanderson events over the years, and attended Special Assignment in 2017, where she appeared on stage alongside Judy Preece (pictured, right).

Make sure you give her a warm welcome in Maidenhead, along with all of our other very special guests!

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

Paul Weston to appear at Supercelebration

Paul Weston demonstrating a stunt on stage at Special Assignment in 2017.We are delighted to announce that stunt double and co-ordinator Paul Weston will be appearing at Supercelebration later this year.

Paul’s prolific career in the film industry stretches back to the late 1960s and includes stints on Space:1999 and The Protectors, as well as many of the Bond films. Paul was hugely entertaining when he attended his first Fanderson convention in 2017, and we’re really looking forward to seeing him on stage in September, as part of our ever-growing guest list.

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