Staying Out For The Summer

The cast are on the convention rounds.

5 June, 2015

Summer is upon us once again, and with it all that the season entails: hayfever, inconsistent weather, cricket, wishing you had a barbecue like your neighbours do, and disappointing trips to stony beaches. But something else that seems to happen during the great British summertime nowadays is an increase in the number of cult/sci-fi conventions going on around the country.

Staying Out For The Summer

These events have become something of an all-year-round staple in the last few years, but it's in the summer in particular that we tend to see more and more of them. And of course, at many of them you'll find members of the Red Dwarf cast signing autographs, posing for photographs, and sometimes even taking part in Q&A sessions.

While guest schedules can often change at short notice - and there may yet be further events over the coming months that our favourite crew members haven't yet been announced as signing up for - here's a provisional list of the events we know about where you'll be able to catch some of the Dwarfers:

Date Location Guest(s)
6th June Wycombe Comic Con Chris Barrie
7th June Watford Filmfair Comic Con Chris Barrie
13th June Wigan Comic Con Norman Lovett
20th June Dale Con 3, Rochdale Hattie Hayridge
21st June Sci-Fi By The Sea 3, Herne Bay Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Norman Lovett
27th June Hull Comic Con Norman Lovett
4th July Wakefield Comic Con Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Hattie Hayridge
25th July Moria Con, Durham Hattie Hayridge
29th August Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn
5th Sept Sci-Fi Wales, Llandudno Robert Llewellyn, Hattie Hayridge
26th Sept Northampton Comic Con Chris Barrie

There are several other big name events - including the assorted MCM and Collectormania conventions - that don't yet have any announced Red Dwarf guests, but based on past form, we'd expect that some of them might sign on a bit closer to the time. Once we have news of any further events, we'll let you know!

In the meantime, if you want to catch Craig Charles doing his Funk and Soul Club DJing nights, there are a few upcoming events you might be able to make it along to, as well:

Date Location
19th June Moonfest, Kendal
10th July Wakefield Unity Works (Funk & Soul Club night)
11th July Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival, Birmingham
17th-18th July Lovebox, Victoria Park, London
24th July Jazz Café, London (Funk & Soul Club night)
25th July Band on the Wall, Manchester (Funk & Soul Club night)
31st July Bassment Bar, Chelmsford (Funk & Soul Club night)
1st August Whitstable Oyster Festival
15th August The Live Rooms, Chester (Funk & Soul Club night)
22nd August Band on the Wall, Manchester (Funk & Soul Club night)
27th August The Revolution Will Be Live: A Tribute to Gil Scott Heron, Liverpool
30th August The Garden Party 2015, Leeds
4th-6th Sept Lindisfarne Festival, Beal

Of course, by the time we get towards the end of 2015, there might be an altogether more exciting opportunity to see the Red Dwarf cast in person. But we'll save that for another time...

Do you know of any events we haven't featured here? Get in touch in the Stars of Red Dwarf section of the Forum!

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