Sunday, 1 April 2007


This Saturday I was asked if I wanted to go the Memorabilia at the NEC Birmingham, basically a large market selling everything anyone would collect from TV shows, films, sports, games, music, toys, cards, signatures, ex props etc.
The event was in the hall next to a event called 'Sewing for Pleasure', now I have just started doing a bit of sewing but not for pleasure, more for need, although I do get pleasure out of the finished garment, needless to say I wasn't tempted to pop in and have a look, at least not after paying the rip off entry fee of £ 11.00 to Memorabillia.
Still plenty of costumes to look at we had Storm Troopers, Jedi's, Superhero's, Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Predator, Alien, Dr Who's from 5 years old to 70 years old, the list goes on, I particularly enjoyed the FX make up demonstration, although I went back an hours later and they still turning the same volunteer in the undead zombie thing and looked like they would be there for the rest of the day.
On the other side of things lots of C, D and E rated stars signing autographs, Dr Who normally full of star signing autographs could only find one rather plump ex Dr Colin Baker (Not a good Dr if remember, but was bored with Dr Who at that point) and few ex Bad guys, a couple of companions, the biggest queue was for a ex Boxer, I nearly got something signed by Toyah Wilcox since I was a fan at one time, I did say nearly, 5 quid for a signature and photo, not that big a fan.


  1. I always think that the NEC have a bit of cheek in their prices myself. On average it's between £10-£15 to get into the 'show' which is typically full of people trying to sell you things. Car parking the last time I went was £7.50 so that means you can tally up £22.50 before you even get to where you're going.

    We did Memorabilia a couple of times, but to be honest didn't get a lot out of it. The 'Sewing for Pleasure' however sounds far more my cup of tea... :)

  2. Yep parking was £7.00 and if you arrived early £15.00 to get in.

    I did manage to get a cup, (small disposable cup) of tea for £ 1.40