Had a great day yesterday and met some nice friendly folks who I'd only talked to online before. Umberto Lenzi was a gent and really cool, didn't mind anyone approaching him and saying hello, getting a photo with him etc
I haven't been to this event since David Hess was there many years ago and I guess since then things have changed a great deal and everyone is now charging for signatures - Who can blame them, it's a good earner for people who may not be getting a great deal of income at this stage of their lives. Just wish I'd known this beforehand as I had hardly any money on me and none in the bank to draw out (payday is next week) so apologies to those guys who I said I would get signatures for - I was plain out of funds and so couldn't stretch to getting you anything.
Another bummer was that I started to feel incredibly ill near tea time and had to go and sit in the car. This ended up with me going home and missing Bouchet's and Lezni's talks. Really gutted but I thought I was either going to shit myself or throw up everywhere, so the comfort of home beckoned. And no it wasn't booze related, unless the shandy in the venue bar was dodgy...
Luckily the interviews were being filmed for Arrow's CALIBRE 9 and NIGHTMARE CITY Blu-rays so I'll catch up with at least an edited version of events at some point.
This next one is Barbara Bouchet taking a photo of Medway Garage's DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING poster, the whole pile is his and if you look to her right you'll see him blurred as he runs back to the bar to get MORE posters
The only thing I got signed was my EUROCRIME! poster which already had John Saxon and Enzo G Castellari on there. After having explained to Umberto what the poster was for he thought for a minute and then dived in and wrote...
He seemed quite pleased with that.