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Blackarrow
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posted 03-05-2014 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Spacefest:
Buzz is 83 now and deservedly winding down.
...and yet he's coming to London this month.

topmiler
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posted 03-07-2014 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or is he...

Tykeanaut
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posted 03-07-2014 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
84 to be precise!

Blackarrow
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posted 03-07-2014 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by topmiler:
Or is he...

?

topmiler
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posted 03-07-2014 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's been known for Buzz to change his plans at the last minute.

David Bryant
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posted 03-14-2014 07:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only seven days until Autographica! TWO Moonwalkers and excellent back-up from four fabulous Shuttle jockeys!

Just a tenner gets you in! Autographica is, without doubt, the premier UK event of this nature - if we don't support it now, it might slide off our calendars!

minipci
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posted 03-14-2014 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minipci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be there on Saturday.

AstroAutos
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posted 03-14-2014 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will be there from Friday morning until Sunday evening with my girlfriend. Can't wait for the event and the lineup, once again, is out of this world (sorry).

It will be my first time doing the Friday drinks reception - does it take place in the main hotel bar usually and what time will it kick off? Would love to hear any of your past experiences of the Friday evening.

David Bryant
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posted 03-14-2014 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No: the drinks reception takes place in a private room. It's the highlight of the weekend for most attendees — you generally get plenty of time for chats/photos (although Dr. Aldrin has become a little less accessible in recent years!)

carl walker
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posted 03-15-2014 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If we can remember our experiences from those Friday evenings...

Madon_space
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posted 03-15-2014 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I missed Autographica last year due to ill health and now I will miss this one due to lack of funding. Oh well, can't have everything.

This would have only been my second show and would have been great to meet some fellow collectSPACE'rs and finally put some faces to names as no one really knows me on here. Oh well, maybe next time.

To all you lucky guys attending I just want to say have a great time as you never know when this kind of gathering will happen again, but let's hope it does. Enjoy!!

David Bryant
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posted 03-16-2014 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course, it's not just the astronauts that are getting old! I reckon the average age of the dealers and attenders is between 55 and 65! Carpe diem! LOL!

rgarner
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posted 03-16-2014 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like I'm in luck then old timer

topmiler
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posted 03-16-2014 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for topmiler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outrageous, I'm only 53.

Paul23
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posted 03-17-2014 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave has just posted on the Showmasters forum that it looks like Joe Allen will no longer be attending the show.

rgarner
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posted 03-17-2014 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is pretty last minute - bad news all around.

David Bryant
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posted 03-17-2014 03:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bummer....

BA002
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posted 03-17-2014 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BA002   Click Here to Email BA002     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very disappointing indeed, as he was half my reason for going at all. I sometimes get the feeling that some guest announcements are not quite as solid as one would hope.

JasonIUP
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posted 03-17-2014 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JasonIUP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In November, Aldrin cancelled only a day or two before the event. As I recall, he did the same thing a year or two earlier. Cancellations happen...

rgarner
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posted 03-17-2014 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cancellations do happen, but there is always an impressive line up either way. I for one am still very excited!

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posted 03-17-2014 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not long to go now. Looking forward to it. Will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Looking forward to the astronaut lectures and meeting Hoot Gibson.

David Bryant
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posted 03-18-2014 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will you be wearing one of your famous kilts?

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posted 03-18-2014 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by BA002:
Very disappointing indeed, as he was half my reason for going at all.
Yes indeed, that's twice in a row Joe Allen has cancelled on Autographica.

Paul23
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posted 03-18-2014 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're looking for something to be positive about, I think I'm right in saying Edgar Mitchell cancelled two shows in a row but then attended the next two after that so all my not be lost for Joe Allen.

Personally I blame Phil Jones for knocking him down on Sunday for Liverpool's second penalty!

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posted 03-18-2014 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm really looking forward to the show, it should be a great weekend. Disappointing that Joe Allen had to cancel this late, but excited to be meeting Alan Bean and Bruce McCandless for the first time. Will be great to see Buzz again and if Box Johnson is in the same form as people were saying he was in at the ASF show in November then we are in for a treat.

I look forward to meeting a few more of you guys too.

quote:
Originally posted by Paul23:
Personally I blame Phil Jones for knocking him down on Sunday for Liverpool's second penalty!

Let's not talk about that game Paul!

David Bryant
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posted 03-19-2014 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well you never know: someone might open a drawer and discover Joe Allen inside! (That reference will sort out the real space-nerds!)

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posted 03-19-2014 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by David Bryant:
Will you be wearing one of your famous kilts?
Yes, I am going to wear my Apollo 12 Kilt.

David Bryant
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posted 03-19-2014 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good for you! Don't think I'll be wearing my Robertson kilt...

robert_l
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posted 03-19-2014 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robert_l   Click Here to Email robert_l     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The lecture schedule is now announced; same times on both days -
  • Greg Johnson: 11:20
  • Rhea Seddon and Hoot Gibson: 12:10
  • Alan Bean: 13:00
  • Bruce McCandless: 13:50
  • Barbara Bain (Space 1999): 14:40
  • SR-71 pilots: 15:20
This is the main reason I go and looking forward to this. I will be going to the talks on Saturday.

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posted 03-19-2014 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for YankeeClipper   Click Here to Email YankeeClipper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by David Bryant:
Well you never know: someone might open a drawer and discover Joe Allen inside!
Not just any locker/drawer - they would have to know to open drawer number 51-A!

David Bryant
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posted 03-20-2014 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See you all (? LOL!) tomorrow! Hope the low post-rate on here doesn't reflect attendances at the weekend!

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posted 03-20-2014 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just finished sorting out my photos to bring on Saturday, had to go through the guest list person by person to make sure I've included everything but think it's all there!

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If any cSers already have a copy of Live TV From Orbit, bring it along and look out for me at the show. Also Bruce McCandless wrote the foreword.

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posted 03-21-2014 06:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AstroAutos   Click Here to Email AstroAutos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"You can tell the world we have arrived".

Just got to the hotel, first impressions are very good indeed. Apparently Alan Bean arrived around an hour ago and my girlfriend and I just saw Hoot Gibson and Rhea Seddon walking around the hotel.

Time for a quick nap, a bit of food then down to the bar I guess ahead of tonight's drinks reception!

NeilPearson
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posted 03-21-2014 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NeilPearson   Click Here to Email NeilPearson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the Autographica forum reports that Buzz has arrived.

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posted 03-22-2014 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure it's going to be a goody, hope you all have a good time!

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Originally posted by Spacefest:
...and he (Buzz Aldrin) will be the busiest person at the show.
Looks like that is certainly the case at the moment!

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posted 03-22-2014 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by David Bryant:
Hope the low post-rate on here doesn't reflect attendances at the weekend!
It's always hard to gauge numbers when everyone's milling around at the show, but the lecture room, which is the biggest I can remember seeing at any Autographica, was pretty much full for Alan Bean's talk at lunchtime, a standing ovation at the end as well!

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posted 03-22-2014 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got back from a day at the show and just wanted to say what a great time I had.

In my opinion, the organisers have taken note and improved certain things. Really good show!

David Bryant
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posted 03-23-2014 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sunday morning!

Saturday was really terrific: big crowds all day - at one point the queue for Alan Bean was out the door and up the stairs!

Great to see so many old friends and very well done to Dave, Jason and Mark for their excellent (and sensitive) management of the weekend.


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