The Usual Suspects - Phina Oruche was only there Sunday so she is not in the group shot.
Finally typed up the brief notes from Saturday's Q&A (I didn't bother for Sunday) and tweeked the photos.
Here are a couple of teaser photos.
Charisma (really that pose is so Cordy) and Amber
Adam and Tony.
All the photos are on my website - you'll find links in each Q& A text.
Bit of an disappointing preamble to this event. Over extended organizers had not announced any new guests since February after Amber, Adam and Charisma were on board. Sean Maher was confirmed as late as 7th October and then by 27th he had cancelled. Late replacements were the awesome Anthony Head (but just one day) and Phina Oruche on the Sunday only too. Considering a year in the making this was a very light guest list and didn't hold up to promises made at the earlier two events. But that's not to distract from the guests who were there, because they were great - I just felt we should have had a couple more at least. I cannot understand how those who had paid at least £895 for the VIP pass ever felt that they had value for money.
Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Heathrow is far more upmarket than the usual venue - The Thistle, however the main Hall is far narrower making the rows smaller and the views more restricted/distant even when you had low number Gold tickets like myself. I think the Renaissance across the road had better rooms for the events.
For some strange reason Massive Events had decided to put intense stage lights straight onto the guests and drop the rest of the hall in darkness. No-one could see the audience and in the Q&A's who was actually asking the questions despite many comments from the guests especially Charisma that the lights were awful and needed to be lowered. Reference to gestapo and torture were also made, but to no real effect. If you seen some pained expressions in the photos some of that is as result of the lighting.
Held up in traffic on the M4, Tony was not part of the 'Opening Ceremony' and we just had Amber and Charisma so that was very low key. Personally I would have hoped they would have held on until Tony arrived and just start late. Other organizers have done this to no real impact on the rest of the evening. The meet and greet was a washout and the worst at Hallowhedon to date. Held in the pretentious and pretty useless Atrium in the Radission (a series of illuminated bridges and large decorative pools which take all the space) large groups of ticket holders huddled round tiny glass tables and struggled to hear/see the guests for the very brief time they spent trying to talk to us. Just two guests mind you so there needed to be plenty of free wine which thankful, there was so I spent most of that evening drowning the disappointment. Apparently Tony arrived just after the Meet and Greet was declared over. I don't know why they just don't sit the attendees around proper tables in well lit rooms so we can all at least get to know each other before the guests get to the table.
Charisma Q & A Here ( Gorgeous Charisma gets younger not older )
Tony Heads Q & A here( Much Ado about Nothing? )
Amber Benson Q & A( Is there anything Amber can't do? )
Adam Busch Q & A( Would have been great to have Common Rotation play at the event... )
Group Q & A photos here