October 14, 2010

GERRY ANDERSON CONVENTION

For Spy Vibers with a taste for Sci Spy gadgetry (and rather stylish and violent puppets!), head over to the Gerry Anderson website to learn more about the Century 21 convention happening this month. It appears that Anderson himself is scheduled to attend, along with his long-time production designer Mike Trim (Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Thurnderbirds, Joe 90, UFO). James Bond model-maker, Bill Pearson (Die Another Day, Casino Royale) and actor Shane Rimmer (Thunderbirds, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Spy Who Loved Me) are also scheduled to appear. The convention will host a special Barry Gray concert, workshops and screenings, as well as displays and auctions of production designs, props, and memorabilia (including the original head of Captain Scarlet!). Proceeds from some of the auctions will go toward Bristol's own Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal, which provides funds for child medical care. Nick Park's celebrated short films (The Wrong Trousers, A Grand Day Out, A Close Shave, etc) often pay homage to the adventurous world of Gerry Anderson and Century 21. TV21: Adventure to the 21st Century will be held Friday October 22nd to Sunday October 24th at the Ramada in Bristol. Read Spy Vibe's review of the Thunderbirds 007-inspired episode here. Check out the Mike Trim book from Hermes Press here.


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