Plea to movie buffs to attend collectors' fair

Promoting the Movie Buffs Collectors’ Fair are, from left, Nick Andrews wearing the costume of a Star Wars Biker Scout, James Brown as Arnold Judas Rimmer from TV's Red Dwarf and Leon Cooke, who is dressed as Thor from Marvel Avengers

Promoting the Movie Buffs Collectors’ Fair are, from left, Nick Andrews wearing the costume of a Star Wars Biker Scout, James Brown as Arnold Judas Rimmer from TV's Red Dwarf and Leon Cooke, who is dressed as Thor from Marvel Avengers

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CINEMA lovers in North Yorkshire have been urged to get along to a special event in York next month for fear it may not return.

The Movie Buff Collectors’ Fair will be held for the second year at the Royal York Hotel on December 2, and organiser Nick Andrew said he hoped to better last year’s numbers to ensure the movie fair can continue to visit York.

This week, Nick had taken to the streets of York and Pocklington to drum up awareness and support for the event, with a clutch of famous faces from the sci-fi world.

He said: “We had a biker scout from Return Of The Jedi, Thor, Magneto and Rimmer from Red Dwarf out in York to help raise awareness of the event.

“We’re appealing to all fans of television, film and sci-fi to get on board and come visit the event in York, and we’ve also got very special guests, including Boba Fett himself, Jeremy Bulloch.”

As well as Mr Bulloch, actor Shane Rimmer has been confirmed to attend the event.

His credits include Star Wars Episode IV, the Bond movies You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and The Spy Who Loved Me, and the voice of Scott Tracy in classic television series Thunderbirds.

Nick said it was important for fans to get behind the event, to ensure it could continue in the future.

He said: “It’s a gamble every time we do an event, as we rely on local public to come and support the event.

“So if you’re a sci-fi fan and want to see events like this take off and become bigger and better, we need your support. We’re also keen to hear from anyone who wants to exhibit at the event and anyone with memorabilia to display or sell can get in touch.

“People can hire stalls and make a bit of Christmas money and clear out their lofts as well.”

For more information, or to inquire about exhibiting, go to moviebuffs.co.uk or phone Nick on 07812 859205.

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9:47am Wed 21 Nov 12

ShunGokuSatsu says...

Having costumed promotors out on the streets is all well and good, but they're principally going to attract the attention of tourists looking for a photo op. Get advertising and promotions into venues that cater to the audience; City Screen and Travelling Man immediately spring to mind. Engaging with the audience is how you drum these numbers up.
Having costumed promotors out on the streets is all well and good, but they're principally going to attract the attention of tourists looking for a photo op. Get advertising and promotions into venues that cater to the audience; City Screen and Travelling Man immediately spring to mind. Engaging with the audience is how you drum these numbers up. ShunGokuSatsu
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10:20am Wed 21 Nov 12

roskoboskovic says...

if you have to plead to get people to attend then there s something amiss.
if you have to plead to get people to attend then there s something amiss. roskoboskovic
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6:07pm Wed 21 Nov 12

BigJon says...

It's all well and good getting local people to come in for a browse but the people they really need are those that are going to spend money. Is the event being widely advertised or are they simply relying on 'word of mouth' like this article?
It's all well and good getting local people to come in for a browse but the people they really need are those that are going to spend money. Is the event being widely advertised or are they simply relying on 'word of mouth' like this article? BigJon
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2:30pm Thu 22 Nov 12

ShunGokuSatsu says...

Well, the costumed promotors are certainly hard to miss, but honestly it wasn't until I saw this article that I had the slightest idea that that's what they were there for. Seriously, if you're promoting a memorabilia fair, get some posters into cinemas, comics shops (well, shop) and the like.

I'd love to see this sort of thing happening more in York, but you do rather need to actually promote them if you want them to succeed.
Well, the costumed promotors are certainly hard to miss, but honestly it wasn't until I saw this article that I had the slightest idea that that's what they were there for. Seriously, if you're promoting a memorabilia fair, get some posters into cinemas, comics shops (well, shop) and the like. I'd love to see this sort of thing happening more in York, but you do rather need to actually promote them if you want them to succeed. ShunGokuSatsu
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2:42pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Hullywood Entertainment says...

Thanks for your comments everyone. We promote these events extensively (and expensively) throughout the entire Yorkshire region and have excellent relationships with the cinemas and Travelling Man who are hugely supportive -so thanks to them! We have a very active online presence - you can friend "Hullywood Crew" on Facebook and follow MovieBuffsFairs on Twitter. We liase with radio stations, we circulate leaflets and posters and we have advertisements in top-selling national genre magazines like SFX.
These events are a labour of love for all the volunteers involved and our attendees always have a fantastic time.
Thanks for your comments everyone. We promote these events extensively (and expensively) throughout the entire Yorkshire region and have excellent relationships with the cinemas and Travelling Man who are hugely supportive -so thanks to them! We have a very active online presence - you can friend "Hullywood Crew" on Facebook and follow MovieBuffsFairs on Twitter. We liase with radio stations, we circulate leaflets and posters and we have advertisements in top-selling national genre magazines like SFX. These events are a labour of love for all the volunteers involved and our attendees always have a fantastic time. Hullywood Entertainment
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