Supercelebration Treasure 9: musical Tracy Island, Virgin Trains plaque and more…

At Fanderson’s Supercelebration convention this September we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity.

The club committee has considered all charity nominations made by members registering to attend Supercelebration, and we’ll be announcing our convention charity very soon.

Our generous friends, partners, licensees and club members have donated a treasure trove 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 would like to donate something to raise money for a great cause, please e-mail details (including photos) to us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com before 1st September 2019.

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.

Check out the following links for previous posts, and below is our latest taster of the range that will be on offer…

Supercelebration Treasure 8

Supercelebration Treasure 7

Supercelebration Treasure 6

Supercelebration Treasure 5

Supercelebration Treasure 4

Supercelebration Treasure 3

Supercelebration Treasure 2

Supercelebration Treasure 1

Robert Harrop Tracy Island Music Box. A limited edition model of just 250 pieces, and long-since sold out (available second-hand recently from £120 online).

Aoshima Mini Tracy Island model kit

Virgin Trains Plaque, produced by Virgin Trains to commemorate their unveiling of 57301 Scott Tracy by Gerry Anderson in 2002.

Thunderbirds Are Go: Avalanche this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 13th July on ITV and CITV. Repeated Sunday, Wednesday 4.30pm and Thursday at 7:30am on CITV.

An avalanche traps vlogger Brandon “The Bear” Berrenger (Tom Rosenthal) and his camera assistant Goose in a treacherous snowy basin. Scott, Alan and Virgil must work carefully to dig out Brandon without triggering a second disaster with their vehicles. This is a rather ‘public’ rescue for IR – how will they respond to being in front of the camera?

Easter Eggs:

  • Brand Berrenger returns
  • Sherpa Pod is used

We are about to launch… Stingray!

Stand By For Action!

Fanderson’s new 3-CD soundtrack to Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1964 series Stingray will be available from 1st August 2019.

Remastered and substantially expanded from the club’s long out-of-print 2009 release, this amazing box set of music from Stingray contains the most comprehensive set of recordings from the series ever produced.

Numerous versions of the opening and closing titles are accompanied by the commercial break sting, commercially released tracks and suites from over 30 Stingray episodes. The full-colour 40-page booklet is packed with track details, musicians and known recording sessions, and the package is completed by  a glossy slipcase.

Running for over 228 minutes, Fanderson’s new Stingray album is a vital addition to your soundtrack collection.

Order yours here, for delivery from 1st August 2019.

Supercelebration Treasure 8: Eagle Transporter model kit, Thunderbirds Are Go art print and more

At Fanderson’s Supercelebration convention this September we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity.

Members who registered for the convention before June have nominated charities that they’d like us to support, and the club committee will be considering all nominees at their July meeting.

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 would like to donate something to raise money for a great cause, please e-mail details (including photos) 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. Keep an eye out for more items, and start saving your pocket money!

To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

Haynes Tracy Island jigsaw puzzle (available recently from £10 online)

Thunderbirds Are Go TB4 cut out (approximately 90x70cm)

MPC Deluxe Eagle Transporter model kit (available recently from £60 online)

Thunderbirds Are Go TB2 End Titles Art Print (a limited edition of just 20 prints were made, numbered and signed by the artist Gus Hunter)

Supercelebration Treasure 7: Spectrum gun set, Tracy Island kit, Fireball XL5 and more

At Fanderson’s Supercelebration convention this September we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity.

Members who registered for the convention before June have nominated charities that they’d like us to support, and the club committee will be considering all nominees at their July meeting.

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 would like to donate something to raise money for a great cause, please e-mail details (including photos) 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. Keep an eye out for more items, and start saving your pocket money!

To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

Aoshima Tracy Island model kit

New Captain Scarlet Spectrum Gun Set

Egmont 100 Thunderbirds Postcards (available recently from £10 online)

Robert Harrop Fireball XL5. A limited edition model of just 300 pieces, and long-since sold out (available second-hand recently from £140 online).

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.