Movie Mania Weekend, National Space Centre 15th & 16th Nov 2008

Another fun filled weekend at the National Space Centre in Leicester. This weekend was a little different to our usual NSC weekends in that it wasn't focussed so much on Star Wars, but more on movies in general. However we did still have a strong Star Wars prescence with TIE pilots, stormtroopers, biker scouts, a snowtrooper, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, a stealth trooper, Republic Commandos and Chewbacca and an ewok.

We also had a large pirate contingent (yarr!) including a pirate school for the kids (learn to use a sword, sing pirate songs and other tomfoolery) with Captain Jack, Elizabeth Swann, Will Turner and a Marine chasing them around all day.

We had Batman with the Joker and Goons, an interactive Ghostbusters experience in the Centre's theatre, Indiana Jones, Rocketman, Iron Man (Awesome), an original series Cylon, some gorillas from Planet of the Apes, a couple of Predators, some Colonial Marines and Aliens, a Stargate team plus Jaffa, liz Sherman from Hellboy, Neo and a couple of Agents from The Matrix.

Also in attendance were some celebrity cars (KITT and FAB1) plus three American Police cruisers (Dodge City, New York and somewhere else) plus the Blues Brothers with their car too.

We had some celebrity guest signings (Kenny Baker, Rusty Goffe, Warwick Davis, Jeremy Bulloch, Ian Whyte (Predator) and Karen Traviss) as well as Terry English (awesome armourer with lots of film credits).

The event was in part to help publicise a new exhibition the NSC is running until January Fiction into Fact with various Sci-fi props on load on display including a copy of Luke's Landspeeder that is on loan from it's owner (a 501st member from the states who was having difficulty getting it transported over, UKG & NSC have agreed to store it and some of the guys spent some free time restoring it to make sure it was ready for display).

It looks awesome, so I had to get my photo taken next to it (I'm in front)