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Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

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Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Leon355 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:01 am

Is anyone on here planning to go to this years SWFFD? I've been for the last 3 years and it's getting bigger & better each year. http://www.swffd.co.uk/
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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Richard_H » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:35 am

I went to this last year to this along with Grant, Mike Sith, Andy section 8, Barry x-pack and a couple of others.
It is a good event for families but the vintage offerings is slim and over priced. I'll go this year if other things fall into place but I'm not expecting to.
I would not go to this event for vintage SW but I would go to take children as it is SW.
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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Grant_C » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:19 pm

Good chance i'll be there.

Nice event.

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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Leon355 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:41 pm

It is more of a family event and vintage SW is a bit thin on the ground at this show, although I think Star Zone Toys were there last year offering a few vintage items. For me it's fairly local and worth the trip but it's no Farthest From.
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Postby Jediknight3263827 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:35 pm

i went last year too really enjoyed it ,will deffo try and get to this again if i can
saw Dave Prowse and Kenny Baker but to be honest i didnt think kenny was looking very well :(
Do we know what actors are going to be there yet

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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Michael Sith » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:41 pm

First one of these was 2008

It's 10 mins down the road for me so I will be there :D

It's got busier every year, some vintage, but some good cosplay there usually, and opportunity for autographs

As Rich said, few of us met up last year, hopefully be a few more this year :D
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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Grant_C » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:18 pm

Jediknight3263827 wrote: but to be honest i didnt think kenny was looking very well :(


He had no idea he was in Episode VII

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Postby Michael Sith » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:10 pm

Barry ...try not to knock Darth Vader over this year :lol: :lol:


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So far..........


Dave Prowse
Darth Vader


Kenny Baker
R2-D2
Paploo - ROTJ


Dickey Beer
Barada / Boba Fett (action sequences) / Sgt. Junkin / Biker Scout / Stormtrooper - ROTJ

Laurie Goode
Hrchek Kal Fas / Stormtrooper / X-Wing Pilot - ANH

Andrew Lawden
Naboo Soldier - TPM
(also Qui-Gon Jinn stunt double in TPM)

Brian Muir
Sculptor of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper Armor, Death Star Droid, CZ-3 and finishing work on C-3PO - Original Trilogy

Toby Philpott
Jabba the Hutt (puppeteer) - ROTJ



Pam Rose
Leesub Sirln - ANH

Andy Secombe
Watto (voice) - TPM / AOTC

Brian Wheeler
Ewok ROTJ
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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby x-pack » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:33 pm

Michael Sith wrote:Barry ...try not to knock Darth Vader over this year :lol: :lol:






I completely forgot about that :lol:

I'll most likely be there. It's the bank holiday isn't it? Not doing anything else. Might bring the young lad if he's up for it.

SWFFD is good for cast, cosplay and displays. Not bad for modern bits and bobs. It's the vintage that's way overpriced. You can't beat Farthest From for vintage.

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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Michael Sith » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:47 pm

Yep I'll be there Barry be with my lad again

Wasn't there some talk of a vintage section, separately, or have I dreamt that up :?:
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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby x-pack » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:51 pm

News to me :?

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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Michael Sith » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:09 pm

Section for OAP s like me :lol:

I'm sure there was talk of a separate section after last year, may have been rich that mentioned it but like I say, may have dreamt it!
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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby x-pack » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:11 pm

Something a bit different is needed. It's been the same every year since I first went. Don't get me wrong - it is a cool event - but starting to need a change round.

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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Michael Sith » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:19 pm

Know what you mean, that's why a separate vintage section would probably work.

It was really busy last year,my as got busier every year, bit of a trade off really, it is a Family Fun Day so it's always going to be set up for the kids as well ( like us :lol: ).
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Re: Star Wars Fan Fun Day - Burnley - May the 4th

Postby Richard_H » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:20 pm

It was the echo base guys. An additional fee to get into vintage area as an idea for the future.
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