Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September 2018
Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, London
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September 2018
Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, London
CYGNUS ALPHA 4.0
NEWS & UPDATES
Cygnus Alpha 4.0- Aftermath
Now that the car has been unpacked and the sharpie pens put away, it is time to reflect upon Cygnus Alpha 4.0.
I would like to thank all of the guests who attended the event. They have all said how much they enjoyed meeting everyone and how lovely you all were.
I would like to thank all of you who have sent lovely messages about the events and even more thanks to those who gave myself and Jo a present. THANK YOU!!!!
I would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked so hard so that the event ran as smoothly as it did. I would also like to thank Andy and Robert who shared interviewing duties alongside myself.
It has been an emotional journey but it was worth it! The event raised £1,163.50 for Parkinson's UK which has been donated this evening.
Lots of you have been asking for another Blake's 7 event and despite saying that this will be the last one, Jo and I have decided that we will do a one day event in 2019. We will reveal a date and venue very soon. We hope you decide to make a return journey to Cygnus Alpha.
Ian and Jo
Cygnus Alpha 4.0 Ticket Update
We are happy to announce that Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is sold out. Thank you to everyone who has bought a ticket.
20th December 1943-3rd September 2018
We were sad to hear about Jacqueline Pearce passing away. We loved working with Jacs at Cygnus Alpha 2 and other events and we know she was looking forward to appearing at Cygnus Alpha 4.0.
Not only will the event be celebrating 40 years of Blake's 7, we will also celebrate the life and memory of 'Darling Jacs' and we are planning something very special.
Thank you Jacs for everything.
We are happy to announce that actress Judy Matheson will be appearing at Cygnus Alpha 4.0. Judy played a Mutoid in the series 3 story, "Volcano".
It is with great excitement that we can announce that series 3 costume designer, Dee Kelly Robson will be joining in the celebrations at Cygnus Alpha 4.0.
We are happy to announce that actress Sally Harrison will be a bonus guest at Cygnus Alpha 4.0. This will mean that there will be an additional charge of £10 per signature. Sally played Lauren in the series 3 opening story, 'Aftermath'. Sally no longer lives in the UK so this will be a rare opportunity to meet Sally in person.
Making Blake's 7 at Cygnus Alpha 4.0
It is with great excitement that we can announce that the person behind the exciting, entertaining and informative @MakingBlakes7 twitter account will be giving a special live presentation about the making of Blake's 7 at Cygnus Alpha 4.0. His presentation will include rare pictures and we will discover new things about the show we all love.
Due to a personal commitment, Steven Pacey is unable to join us at Cygnus Alpha 4.0. Steven will be taking part in a private signing shortly before the event. You can send in your items or order an 8x10 signed print. Personal items must reach us by Friday 31st August 2018. Your items will be ready for you at registration.
Orders can be placed through the Cygnus Shop.
Myth Makers DVD offer
The new Myth Makers/KOCH MEDIA Blake's 7 DVD will be launched at Cygnus Alpha 4.0. Attendees will be able to buy copies direct from the producers at the event.
Cygnus Alpha will have copies signed by Jan Chappell, Stephen Greif, Mat Irvine, Michael Keating and Jacqueline Pearce. Signed copies will cost a special price of £50.00 plus postage.
DVD's can be ordered from the Cygnus Shop and will be sent shortly after the event in September.
Charity Auction from Roger Murray Leach
Roger Murray Leach will be auctioning off an A1 signed copy of his original Liberator design sketch for charity. This will be signed by all of the main cast member attending over the weekend!
If you are unable to attend the event and you would like to make a bid, please email [email protected] with your full details plus the amount you would like to bid.
It is with great excitement that we can announce that Visual Effects wizard, Mat Irvine will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 on the 28th-30th September 2018. Mat will be bringing along with him a collection of original props, including the remains of The Liberator and everyone's favorite computer, Orac!
Get your tickets now from www.cygnusalpha.org
We are happy to announce that actress Gillian McCutcheon will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 taking place on the 28th-30th September 2018. Gillian played Kostos in the series 3 finale story "Terminal".
Other credits include The Avenges, The Brothers, This Life and Law and Order UK.
Miles Fothergill Private Signing
It is with great pleasure that we can announce a private signing opportunity with Miles Fothergill. Miles played Novara in 'The Web'. He is also known by Doctor Who fans for playing SV7 in the Tom Baker story 'Robots of Death' written by Chris Boucher.
OG NO MORE!
Sadly actor David Boyce can no longer attend Cygnus Alpha 4.0 due to a work commitment. However, David will now be one of our private signing guests. You can purchase his autograph by visiting the Cygnus Shop.
Cygnus Alpha @ Smallspace 7
It is with great excitement that we can announce that Cygnus Alpha events will be taking Roger Murray-Leach and Michael Keating to Smallspace 7. This event is orginised by the SFX guru Mat Irvine and is taking place on Sunday 1st July 2018 at HANSLOPE VILLAGE HALL, Newport Road, Hanslope,Bucks, MK19 7NZ.
Full event details can be found at http://www.hamex.co.uk/
DVD launch at Cygnus Alpha 4.0
In order to to celebrate 40 years of Blake's 7, KOCH MEDIA will be releasing a brand new compilation of MYTH MAKERS interviews in September to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of BLAKE'S 7. Copies will be available at Cygnus Alpha 4.0
BLAKE'S SEVEN - 7 STARS LIBERATED FROM THE CLASSIC TV SERIES! will feature archive interviews with GARETH THOMAS (Blake), JACQUELINE PEARCE (Servalan), JAN CHAPPELL (Cally), STEPHEN GREIF (Travis), PETER TUDDENHAM (Zen, Orac & Slave) and VFX guru MAT IRVINE! PLUS a brand-new MYTH MAKERS with MICHAEL KEATING (Vila).
Private Signings for Cygnus Alpha 4.0
We are happy to announce the following private signing opportunities from people who worked on Blake's 7 but are unable to attend Cygnus Alpha 4.0.
The first is with Chris Boucher. Chris worked as a writer and script editor of Blake's 7.
The second is with actress Caroline Holdaway who played "Piri" in the season 4 story, Assassin.
Orders can be placed by visiting the Cygnus Shop.
BONUS GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT
It is with great excitement that we can now announce Josette Simon OBE will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 4.0, an event celebrating 40 years of Blake’s 7 taking place at The Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, London on the 28th to 30th September 2018.
Josette will be appearing on the evening of Friday 28th of September for “An Evening With Josette Simon OBE”
There will be an additional cost of £15 per autograph and the cost of an 8x10 photo with Josette will be £15 for attendees of Cygnus Alpha 4.0.
Attendees will also receive a free A4 art card, featuring Josette Simon as Dayna, designed and donated by Damien May in their registration pack.
But that’s not all!
We are happy to be able to offer a limited amount of 30 tickets for “An Evening With Josette Simon”. This will cost £50.00 and includes one autograph, one 8x10 photo with Josette and access to the onstage interview.
You can get your tickets for either Cygnus Alpha 4.0 or An Evening with Josette Simon OBE by visiting http://www.cygnusalpha.org/tickets
We are now just over 6 months until Cygnus Alpha 4.0. We can now announce a few of the things that will be on offer at the event and how the event will run.
Registration: This will begin on the Friday at 1pm with the first photo studio, signing session and interview starting from 2:30pm.
Friday Night: From 7pm on the Friday, we have something very exciting taking place. We hope to be able to announce what this will be very soon!
Saturday Night: There will be the option to join fellow fans and friends for a 3 course carvery style meal. This will start at 7pm and will cost £30.00 per person and must be ordered in advance. You have until 1st September to place your order and you will need to pay for the meal when you register for the event. After the meal there will be another exciting activity taking place from 9:00pm!
Book Launch: A new book called Blake's Legacy - 40 Years of Rebellion will be launched at the event. This authors will be selling and signing copies.
Sunday: The event will finish at 5pm on the Sunday.
The final guest announcement for this is evening for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 in September is the wonderful Sally Knyvette. Sally played Jenna Stannis in Series 1 and 2. More recently she played Jenna in the Big Finish 40th anniversary story, The Way Ahead. Get your ticket now from www.cygnusalpha.org
Joining us in September for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is Judith Cross. Judith worked as the Producer's Secretary for Series 2 and 3. Judith will be able to give a unique insight in how the show was put together. Get your ticket now from www.cygnusalpha.org
Joining us in September at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is costume designer June Hudson. June will be reunited with many of her creations that now owned and lovingly cared for by Gary Holland. Get your ticket now from www.cygnusalpha.org
Today is also 40 years since the first appearance of a Blake’s 7 icon and it is with great pleasure and excitement to be able to announce that Jacqueline Pearce will be attending Cygnus Alpha 4.0 in September. Jacqueline played Servalan throughout the entire 4 year run of Blake’s 7 and continues to play her in the Big Finish Audio range. It is with huge thanks to John Ainsworth for making this is possible. Get your ticket now from www.cygnusalpha.org
Today makes 40 years since “Seek, Locate, Destroy” was transmitted. This story showed the first encounter between the crew of the Liberator and Travis. So what better time to announce that actor Stephen Greif will be appearing at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 in September. Get your ticket now from www.cygnusalpha.org
The second of the guest announcements this evening for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is director Brian Lighthill. Brian directed the series 4 stories “Gold” and “Orbit”. Get your ticket now from www.cygnusalpha.org
The next guest announcement for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 taking place on Friday 28th September to Sunday 30th September 2018 is director Andrew Morgan. Andrew directed the series story “Children of Auron”. Get your ticket now from www.cygnusalpha.org
Our latest guest announcement is Ralph Wilton. Ralph first worked on Blake's 7 as production assistant on the series 2 episodes, "Shadow" and "Horizon". Ralph later returned to the series as a production manager for the series 4 episodes, "Rescue", "Power", "Animals" and "Headhunter".
Joining us for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is actor Peter Craze. Peter appeared twice in the series. His first appearance was in the season 1 story, "Seek-Locate-Destroy" as Prell. Peter later returned for the series 4 story, "Sand" as Servalan's assistant.
Happy Birthday Brian!
Today is Brian Croucher's birthday and so what better day to announce that Brian will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 in September. Brian played the part of Travis in Season 2 of Blake's 7.
Get your ticket now!
Joining us at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is writer Steve Lyons. Steve has written for many different sci ranges including the Big Finish Blake's 7 range.
Joining us at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 will be the writer Peter Anghelides. Peter has written for many different sci fi ranges including the Big Finish Blake's 7 range.
Making his convention debut at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 on the 28th-30th September 2018 is actor David Boyce. David played Og in the series 4 story, Animals.
And The Winner is...
Congratulations to Richard Lee who won the signed print of Michael Keating, Paul Darrow and Gareth Thomas. This will be waiting for you at the event in September!
Joining us at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is writer Trevor Baxendale. Trevor has written many books and audio plays for various ranges including the Big Finish Blake's 7 range. His latest story Funeral on Kalion (Crossfire Part 2) has just been released by Big Finish.
Event update and competition!
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Blake's 7 we are giving you a chance to win a signed 8x10 print from Michael Keating, Paul Darrow and Gareth Thomas.
All you have to do is buy a ticket for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 from www.cygnusalpha.org by Midday on Tuesday 9th January 2018.
You can either buy your ticket in full or spread the cost over 6 months via standing order.
There are only 40 tickets remaining.
If you already have a ticket, dont worry! You will be included in the prize draw.
The winner and next guest announcement will be reveled next Tuesday at 7:15pm
Our Fourth and final guest announcement for this anniversary evening is someone who will be making their Blake’s 7 convention debut.
Joining us at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is latest actress to travel the galaxy aboard The Liberator, Yasmin Bannerman.
Yasmin has taken over from Josette Simon playing “Dayna” for the Big Finish audio range.
The Third guest announcement this evening is the man who designed not only the interior of the Liberator but also the exterior model.
Roger Murray-Leach will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 4.0.
Roger worked on the Season 1 episodes, “Space Fall”, “Time Squad”, “Duel” and “Bounty”.
The Second guest announcement this evening takes up to the latest Blake's 7 Big Finish Audio release. The writer of the 40th Anniversary story, ‘The Way Ahead’ Mark Wright will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 4.0. Mark has written a number of stories for the Blake’s 7 range and alongside his writing partner Cav Scott, he was the producer of the range.
Get your copy now by going to https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/blake-s-7-the-way-ahead-40th-anniversary-special-1656
Blake's 7 40th Anniversary
The Way Back & The Way Ahead
40 years ago today Blake’s 7 launched and is remembered by so many people through out the world with love and fondness for the crew of the Liberator and the struggles against the Federation.
The First of four announcements this evening is the man who bought the first episode, ‘The Way Back’ to our screens. Director Michael E Briant will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 on the 28th-30th September 2018 at The Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, London.
Michael also directed the season 1 episodes, ‘The Web’, Project Avalon’ and ‘Deliverance’.
Our final guest announcement for this weekend is actor Alistair Lock. Alistair is well known for playing Orac and Zen on the Big Finish Blake's 7 audio range.
We will announce our next guest on Tuesday 2nd of January 2018, the 40th Anniversary day.
And the next guest is...
Joining us next year at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is actor Christian Roberts. Christian played Dr. Renor in the season 1 story "Breakdown".
The Countdown to Cygnus Alpha 4.0
With now exactly a year to go until Cygnus Alpha 4.0, we will be releasing 3 guests over the next 3 days. The first of our announcements is that actor John Wyman who played Cancer in the episode "Assassin".
A Thank You From Sally
As a thank you for donating to to Sally Knyvette's 25K walk this weekend, Cygnus Alpha has teamed up with artist extraordinaire Damien May. For the first 100 people who donate £10 or more to Sally, you will receive a limited edition signed print as a thank you.
Please note that it is only one per person!
In order to claim your signed print, all we ask is that you send proof of your donation via email to [email protected] and we will send you a PayPal request to cover the postage. We will be asking for £3.00 and any money left over will be donated.
You will receive your signed print in a few weeks time once Sally has recovered!
CYGNUS ALPHA @ WHOOVERVILLE UPDATE!
Due to work commitments, Dicken Ashworth is no longer able to attend Whooverville on Saturday 2nd of September.
However not all is lost! I am happy to announce that actor Daniel Hill will be attending. Daniel played Chris Parsons in the classic Doctor Who story Shada.
Along with Daniel will be his wife, Olivia Hill who worked on Shada as a production assistant and then again in Castrovalva.
Autographs will be £10 each and look out for special offers!
Cygnus Alpha 4.0 event update
With over a year to go until Cygnus Alpha 4.0, we are happy to announce that over half the tickets have now gone. We would also like to remind that attendees of Cygnus Alpha 3 have until 1st of September 2017 to claim their 10% discount!
We have decided to keep further guest announcements top secret for the moment so that Federation spies do not report back! We will begin announcing guests on Tuesday 2nd January 2018, the 40th anniversary day! We will the announce a subsequent guest the following Tuesday. We already have a further 9 confirmed guests to reveal, some of which are series regulars, guest actors making their convention debuts and behind the scenes people!
It is with great pleasure that we welcome back the lovely Gary Holland along with his impressive display of original costumes from the series. We are looking to host the biggest ever collection of original costumes. If you have any original costumes that you would like to display, please contact us.
We will be dedicating an entire area of the event over to the writers of the Big Finish Blake's 7 range. We will start to announce names from January 2018.
We will be hosting evening entertainment on both the Friday and Saturday nights of the event. More details will come in the new year, including the Saturday night 3 course evening meal. There will be an additional charge for this. Full details including food options and the price will be confirmed in January 2017.
People who have fully paid for their tickets will receive the booking code by this weekend. We have been waiting on final confirmations of the hotel. Please remember that there are near by alternative hotels.
TRAVEL TO CYGNUS ALPHA
Sadly the transport ship London will not be taking you to Cygnus Alpha. If you are looking to come to the event using public transport (Trains and Plans), contact us as we may be able to offer you money saving tips on your transport.
We will be creating a secret Facebook group which attendees will be able to join and interact with one another. Again this will be a secret group so that the Federation spies can't see what is going on! You will be contacted via email over the next week or so with details of this group.
And the next guest is...
Joining us at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 is actor John Leeson. John appeared twice in the series. First as Pascon in 'Mission to Destiny' (series 1) and then as Toise in 'Gambit' (series 2).
Vivienne Cozens for Cygnus Alpha 4.0
It is with great pleasure that we can now announce that the director of 'Games' and 'Sand', Vivienne Cozens will be joining us for the celebrations at Cygnus Alpha 4.0
Guest announcement for Cygnus Alpha 4.0
Joining us at Cygnus Alpha 4.0 in September 2018 is John Ainsworth. John is the current producer (and director) for the Big Finish Blake's 7 audio range. John will be there telling us what actually goes in the recording studio and if how legendary the Big Finish lunches are!
Our first guest is...
It is with great pleasure that we can announce our first guest for Cygnus Alpha 4.0. The lovely Jan Chappell will be teleporting in for the 40th anniversary celebrations.
Cygnus Alpha 4.0 Launched
Tickets for Cygnus Alpha 4.0 are now on sale. The event is taking place on from Friday 28th September until Sunday 30th September 2018 at the Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, London.
Full weekend tickets cost £140. Please see the tickets page to get your ticket and get information regarding the payment plan.
Also we can announce the first of out guests. Click on the guest section of the website to find out who is coming along!
Hope to see you all there!
Cygnus Alpha 3 Schedule and general information
With just over a week to go until Cygnus Alpha 3, we can reveal the schedule of the day!
Doors open and registration
Photo studio with Daniel Hill, Judy Buxton, Carol Royle & Jane Sherwin
Interview with Daniel Hill, Judy Buxton, Carol Royle & Jane Sherwin
Signing with Daniel Hill, Judy Buxton, Carol Royle & Jane Sherwin
Photo studio with Dicken Ashworth, Jenny Oulton, David Baillie, David Quilter & David Gillies
Interview with Dicken Ashworh, Jenny Oulton, David Baillie, David Quilter & David Gillies
Signing with Jenny Oulton, David Baillie, David Quilter, David Gillies & Dicken Ashworth*
Photo studio with Sally Knyvette, Jan Chappell & Steven Pacey
Signing with Sally Knyvette, Jan Chappell & Steven Pacey
Interview with Sally Knyvette, Jan Chappell & Steven Pacey
Raffle and goodbye.
General Event Information
Parkinson’s UK Charity Raffle & Krantor’s Sweepstake
It’s time for Krantor’s Sweepstake. This is where for £2.00 a go, you can be entered into a sweepstake to see if your ticket will become ticket number 1! This means you will be first in line for autographs.
There will also be a charity raffle. Prizes this year include a signed Liberator bracelet and a very special secret prize! Tickets are 50p each or £2 a strip.
Jan Chappell will be auctioning off an item from her own collection for her own charity.
Dicken Ashworth is a bonus guest and autographs from him are not included. In order to get an autograph you will need to buy a red token for £10.00 from Orac’s shop.
There will be three separate Photo studios will be taking place just outside of the main room. Tokens will need to be bought in advance and then handed over at the photo studio
The cost of an 8x10 photo with 1 guest will cost £10.00.
The cost of an 8x10 photo group shot will cost £20.00.
There will also be a reunion photo of Dicken Ashworth and Jenny Oulton. This will cost £15.00.
If you wish to buy extra autographs, you will need to buy coloured tokens from Orac’s shop.
£5.00 Green token guests: Judy Buxton, Jane Sherwin, Daniel Hill, David Gillies, David Quilter & Jenny Oulton
£10.00 Blue token guests: Carol Royle, David Bailie, Steven Pacey, Jan Chappell & Sally Knyvette.
There will be a selection of 8x10 photos for sale. These will cost £5.00 each. There will also be a selection of signed photos and posters for sale. Please note we can only take cash on the day.
We politely ask that you do not film during the event and photos are not permitted during the signing sessions with the guests.
Sadly Claire Lewis is unable to join us at Cygnus Alpha 3. However, we can now announce that actor David Gillies will be joining us. David played Hob in "Rumours of Death".
Candace Glendenning Private Signing
We are happy to announce a private signing with actress Candace Glendenning. Candace played Rashel in "Weapon."
Attendees can purchase autographs for £10.00 each. Own items to be signed must reach us by Saturday the 25th of March.
Non Attendees can purchase autographs for £15.00 each by going to Orac's shop.
PRE ORDERS NOW CLOSED!
And the final guest is...
The final guest for Cygnus Alpha 3 is actor Dicken Ashworth. Dicken played Gunn-Sar in "Power". Dicken is a "bonus" guest and autographs are not included. Autographs will cost £10.
Dicken will take part in a duo photo shoot along with Jenny Oulton and they will also be on the same interview panel.
The 11th guest is...
Joining us at Cygnus Alpha 3 is actress Jenny Oulton. Jenny played Nina in the series 4 episode "Power". This will be her first Blake's 7 event.
Lorna Heilbron Private Signing
Sadly Lorna Heilbron is unable to make Cygnus Alpha 3 but she has kindly agreed to do a private signing. Lorna played Sula who turned out to Avon's love interest, Anna Grant in "Rumours of Death".
Attendees of Cygnus Alpha 3 can purchase autographs for £5.00 each. This can be either an 8x10 photo print or your own item signed. Please use the links below to make you purchases.
Non attendees can purchase 8x10 prints or have own items signed for £10.00 a signature. You can buy these in Orac's Shop.
Please note that all personal items must reach us by Friday 17th March. Attendees will be able to pick up their items at the event and non attendees will have their items sent to them shortly after the event.
PRE ORDERS NOW CLOSED!
Sally Teleports in!
The next guest to be announced for Cygnus Alpha 3 is actress Sally Knyvette. Sally played Jenna in series 1 and 2.
Orac's Shop now open
If you are unable to make Cygnus Alpha 3 but you are wanting a signed photo or your own item signing, then Orac's shop is the place to go.
You will also find signed photos from previous events for sale. Keep coming back as more will be added soon.
Everyone who buys a ticket before Monday the 20th February 2017 will be entered into a prize draw. Prizes will be signed photos from Josette Simon, Glynis Barber and Michael Keating. 5 attendees will be chosen at random on Monday at 8pm. Get your ticket now!
And the 9th guest is...
Actress Claire Lewis will be joining us at Cygnus Alpha 3. Claire played Zil in "Trial".
And the next guest is...
Actor David Quilter will be joining us at Cygnus Alpha 3. David played The Tracer in "Traitor".
Seventh Guest Announced
Joining the line impressive line up at Cygnus Alpha 3 is actor David Bailie. David played Chevner in "Project Avalon".
Sixth Guest Announced
Joining us at Cygnus Alpha 3 is actress Carol Royle. Carol played the Mutoid in "Duel". This will be Carol's first ever Blake's 7 event.
Tom Chadbon Private signing update
Due to an unforeseen change in availability, Tom Chadbon is unable to take part in the private signing. He sends his apologies and he is sad to disappoint everyone. He hopes that everyone enjoys the event on the day and thanks you all for your understanding.
Refunds for extra autographs that have been purchased will be processed this weekend.
Fifth Guest revealed
The fifth guest to be announced for Cygnus Alpha 3 is actress Jane Sherwin. Jane played "Kasabi" in Pressure Point.
And the Fourth Guest Is...
It's with great pleasure that Jan Chappell will be joining us at Cygnus Alpha 3. Jan played Cally in series 1,2 and 3.
Third Guest for Cygnus Alpha 3
The third guest for Cygnus Alpha 3 is actor Daniel Hill. Daniel played 'Chasgo' in the series 4 episode Sand.
An Afternoon With Josette Simon OBE
I would just like to thank everyone who came to the event yesterday. I am sure you will agree with me when say how wonderful Josette was. She really enjoyed herself and I hope you did as well. The raffle raised over £100 for Parkinson's UK. Congratulations to the winner.
Final thanks go to the team of people who helped run the event. Thanks guys.
Second Guest for Cygnus Alpha 3
We are excited to announce that actress Judy Buxton will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 3 on the 1st of April 2017. Judy played Inga in the episode "Hostage".
An Afternoon With Josette Simon OBE
Sunday 2nd October 2016 at The Lost Theatre
Cygnus Alpha are please to announce it's first "Afternoon With" Events and the first guest for this is actress Josette Simon OBE. Click on the above tab for full information and tickets.
First Guest Revealed
Sadly at the last event Steven Pacey could not make it. However it is with great pleasure that we can announce that Steven will be joining us for Cygnus Alpha 3. Steven is best known for playing Tarrant in series 3 and 4.
Tickets now available
Tickets for Cygnus Alpha 3 are now on sale! Limited to 100 and like at the last event, the sooner you buy your ticket the sooner you will be called up to get your autographs.
We will also be running Krantor's sweep stake once again. This is where you have the chance to become ticket number 1 on the day for £2.00! This will go towards Parkinson's UK.
Click on the ticket tab to order your ticket.
CYGNUS ALPHA 3 LAUNCHED!
It is time to board 'The London' and head back to Cygnus Alpha!
So what's new? First of all, we have a new venue which is at The Musical Museum in Brentford. This is a two minute walk from the 2016 venue. Click on the the venue tab for full details.
Tickets will be strictly limited to 100 and remain at the price of £50.00
It is a little to early to announce guests but if you attended the previous 2 events you know exactly what is in store for you!
Tickets go on sale on September 1st 2016.
The date for next year's event can now be revealed. Cygnus Alpha 3 will take place on Saturday April 1st 2017. Full details including ticket prices will go live on the 1st of September 2016.
Attendees at Derby's regular Doctor Who event, Whooverville will be in for a treat as Michael Keating will be appearing as a sponsored guest. You can buy your tickets from http://whooverville.org/#Tickets
Michael will be taking part in an onstage interview, photo studio and signing*. There will also be other Blake's 7 merchandise available.
There will be a charge of £10 per signature.
We are now only a few days away and it is time to reveal the last surprise! During the signing sessions, you will be able to have your photo taken on the Liberator Flight Deck whilst wearing a Liberator Bracelet and holding a Federation Gun. What a fantastic opportunity and this will cost £5.00 for an 8x10 print which you get to take away with you as a memento. You will need to buy a Green token and hand this over at the photo studio for this offer!
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN
It is just a few days to go until the event and below you will find some last minute helpful information regarding the event:
As previously mentioned the photo studio will be a life size Liberator Flight Deck kindly provided by Phil Stevens.
The cost of a solo guest photo shoot is £10.00 per picture (With the exception of Glynis Barber who is £15.00). The cost of the group shot where you will be able to stand in the flight deck will be £20.00 per picture.
As you know Glynis Barber is a ‘Sponsored guest’. This means that you will need to by a red token in order to get her signature. Red tokens can also be used for Glynis’ solo photo shoot. A red token can be used to claim an autograph or photo with Glynis Barber.
Extra autographs will be available from all the guests. These will cost either £5.00 or £10.00 per signature. You will need to purchase a token in advance either during the registration or from Orac’s shop on the day.
Below is a list of autograph extra prices…
£5.00- Green Token Guests
Bill Lyons, Colin Davies, Dee Kelly Robson, Roger Murray-Leach, Sasha Mitchell, Ania Marson, Alistair Lock and Derek Smith.
£10.00- Blue Token Guests
Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce and Stephen Greif.
Charity Raffle and Auction
Raffle tickets will be on sale throughout the day. The raffle will be drawn at the end of the event. Below is a list of prizes…
A3 poster signed by all of the guests
A3 poster set signed by Jacqueline Pearce, Glynis Barber and Steven Pacey.
8x10 signed print from Paul Darrow, Michael Keating and Steven Pacey.
8x10 prints signed by Sally Knyvette, Gareth Thomas and Jan Chappell.
Lucky dip of 8x10 autographs (8 in total)
Children of the Stones Audio CD
From Byfleet to the Bush paperback and audio (Signed)
8x10 print signed by Steven Pacey, Josette Simon and Chris Boucher
Liberator Bracelet signed by Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce, Glynis Barber and Steven Grief.
There will be an auction for a replica Federation Blaster. There is a reserve price of £100. Kindly donated by Alex Jackson.
GETTING TO THE VENUE
The event will be taking place at The Watermans Centre,40 High Street, Brentford, West London, TW8 0DS.
There is onsite parking which will cost £5.00 for the day. There will only be 50 spaces on the day and will be first come first served. There are other car parks near by.
Bus 65, 237, 267 stop outside Watermans, and the stop is announced as 'the Watermans Centre'.
Tube: South Ealing (Piccadilly) and Gunnersbury (District) at about 1 mile (Zone 3). From Gunnersbury station take the 237 bus to the Waterman’s Centre. From South Ealing take the 65 Bus to the Waterman’s Centre
Train: Kew Bridge & Brentford (trains from Waterloo) are a 10-minute walk. Kew Bridge Station is the easiest to walk from.
Doors open at 9am. See you on the day.
With just a few weeks until the event, we can now reveal the schedule for the day. Please see below for the full running oder of the day...
Doors open and registration