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Dimension Jump XVII draws to a close
After many months of planning and three glorious days that went by all too quickly, the 17th Dimension Jump is now over. All of the team had an amazing weekend and want to thank every single one of you who attended, I don't think we could've asked for a better group of Dwarfers to share the weekend with.
Red Dwarf is blessed with having one of the nicest cast and crew you could hope for, so luckily this we welcomed even more of them than usual! So, a special thanks to Doug, Chris, Craig, Danny, Robert, Hattie, Tony, John, Rebecca, Richard, Simon, Sydney, Isla, Bill and Steve.
Finally, we would love it if as many attendees as possible take part in our post-DJ survey so you can have your say about the weekend and to help us make Dimension Jump XVIII even better, just as soon as we've all had a good, long, sleep...
Doug Naylor confirmed for Dimension Jump XVII
Dimension Jump is now under a week away, but there's still time to confirm one more guest and it's none other than the co-creator and now sole writer and director of Red Dwarf, Mr. Doug Naylor! Those of you who've attended previous DJs will know that before DJXVI in 2011 Doug was a rare attendee, so we're delighted to have him back for the second year in a row.
At the last convention Doug gave us the honour of not only previewing his new sit-com pilot Over To Bill, but also announcing the official commission of Red Dwarf X! We obviously can't speak for what he might say this year, so if you're attending then get your questions ready for his Q&A session and see if you can unearth some secrets from his massive, Red Dwarf brain.
Hattie Hayridge and John Lenahan join the ranks of guests in one of our busiest DJs ever!
There's been a flurry of guest activity since we last properly updated you about the attendees at this year's Dimension Jump XVII, so let's have a bit of a catch up, shall we?
First off, we're delighted to say that the wonderful Hattie Hayridge and John Lenahan are confirmed guests. Hattie of course played Holly for three series, and John has the honourable distinction of being the first actor to play the infamous Talkie Toaster (although he was just known as 'the toaster' back then) in series 1. Between Hattie's stand-up and John's amazing magic show, they formed the backbone of last DJ's Saturday night entertainment and so we're thrilled to them back again this year.
In this age of brand new Red Dwarf it would be remiss of us to ignore the most recent entry into the Dwarf universe so, joining Series X star Rebecca Blackstone will be... *deep breath*... Sydney Stevenson (Professor Irene E, episode 4), Isla Ure (Dear Dave vending machines, episode 5), Richard O'Callaghan (Hogey the Roguey, episode 6), Alex Hardy (Chancellor Wednesday episode 6), Simon Treves (Lecturer Rimmer, episode 6) and Philip Labey (Young Rimmer, episode 6). Phew.
Of special note is the fantastic Richard O'Callaghan who has of course previously attended Dimension Jump after his appearance of the creator in the 2009 special Back to Earth, and served as a wonderful lead in to Saturday night's festivities, so getting him back was a must for 2013. All you Rimmer fans out there are also in for a massive treat, with the eerily well cast Alex Hardy and Simon Treaves taking the Rimmer count up to a terrifying 3.
If you would like to book for next year's convention then all you have to do is head over to our registration page to guarantee your place on our weekend of Dwarfy fun.
Danny John-Jules and Rebecca Blackstone confirmed for DJVII
And the guests just keep rolling in! DJ ever present Danny John-Jules will once again be joining us for next year's convention. In 2011 Danny dressed up in his nurse's outfit from series VIII's Only The Good..., and while we can't guarantee similar cross dressing based shenanigans this time, Danny is always excellent value.
Not only that but we're also delighted to announce our first Series X guest star Rebecca Blackstone. Rebecca appeared in the series X episode Fathers and Suns as the misguided yet dangerous computer, Pree. We loved Rebecca's performance in this episode and she's hugely enthusiastic about the show and is greatly looking forward to her first convention.
In the coming weeks we'll be announcing more guests, including our fair share of Series X guest stars. If you would like to book for next year's convention then all you have to do is head over to our registration page to guarantee your place on our weekend of Dwarfy fun.
Craig Charles confirmed for DJXVII
We've barely had time to catch our breath after the announcement that Bill Pearson will be attention Dimension Jump XVII, but here we are again and this time with the fantastic news that Craig Charles will once again be attending the convention, making this his third in a row! Craig is always one of the most asked for DJ guests so it's always a big boost to have him along for the weekend.
Last year Craig arrived late on Saturday night and instantly took over the disco, bringing all the funk and / or soul you could possibly ask for. His Q&A session the following day (along with Danny John-Jules) was a memorable one, with Craig dressing up in a replica series 1 Lister costume, putting on a fetching pair of heels and finally taking a mobility scooter for a joyride around the room. Oh, and I'm pretty sure he talked about Red Dwarf at one point, too.
We're delighted to have to him along for another weekend and we're sure, after the broadcast of Red Dwarf X, he and the rest of the guests will have a tonne of new stories to tell and questions to answer.
Stay tuned for news on more guests in the coming weeks and months.
Bill Pearson confirmed for DJXVII
The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club are delighted to announce that model effects supremo Bill Pearson will be joining us at Dimension Jump next year.
Bill has previously worked on Red Dwarf's eighth season, providing models, props and effects sequences including the superb Starbug crash in Back in the Red Part 1 and Sister Talia's craft in Only The Good... This year, Bill was also called on to shoot all new model sequences for the forthcoming tenth series, including the building of new models and creating fresh fly bys of the iconic Red Dwarf ship itself.
As well as his Red Dwarf connection, Bill also has an extensive and impressive CV full of Hollywood films, such as Alien, Moon and Flash Gordon, so you shouldn't be short of a few questions for his Q&A session!
More guest information will be coming very, very soon, so keep your eye on reddwarf.co.uk and here for all the latest DJXVII news.
It's Tony Hawks!
The Fan Club team is very pleased to announce that the brilliant Tony Hawks will be attending DJXVII next year!
As well as providing the audience warm-up for the first series in 1987, Tony filled a number of extra roles in the show for the first four series including iconic performances as various vending machines, a guide inside the computer game Better Than Life and a comedy club compere in Backwards (a role we're sure he was very comfortable in, given his club comedy background).
Tony later gained notoriety as an autobiographical author, charting his various adventures across the globe, Round Ireland with a Fridge and Playing The Moldovans At Tennis. Both books have now been turned into very funny films, the latter of which has just been released on DVD, the profits from which will go to the Tony Hawks Centre for children with cerebral palsy in Chisinau, Moldova.
Tony is a very popular figure among Red Dwarf fans and we're delighted to be finally able to welcome him to a Dimension Jump, so we hope you join us in welcoming everyone's favourite 'fifth Dwarfer' to what is shaping up to be a brilliant weekend.
To book for next year's convention, be sure to head over to the booking page to secure your place.
Dimension Jump is BACK!
EDIT: We are pleased to announce that Chris Barrie has now joined Robert Llewellyn as a confirmed guest for DJXVII!
The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club is delighted to announce that the greatest weekend on Earth will be back in 2013 with Dimension Jump XVII. Once again it will held in the very nice surroundings of the Birmingham City Centre Holiday Inn. The guest booking is currently in the early stages, but we're very pleased to announce that the wonderful Robert Llewellyn has confirmed he will attend (this time in person rather than being beamed through the Internet and projected on a big screen) and more guests will be announced in the immediate future as the event starts to take shape.
DJ XVII will of course be an extra special event, as it will be the first convention after the Autumn 2012 airing of the brand new series X, so look out for series specific plans and guest bookings once everyone has seen the amazing new episodes.
For the all the up-to-date details be sure to check out the DJXVII introduction page before making your merry way to the registration and hotel booking pages to secure your place for the greatest Red Dwwarf weekend around. We very much look forward to seeing you in May!
The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club Team