Brits in Space

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Name: Brits in Space
Dates: Nov. 10-11, 1989
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Location: St. Louis, USA
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Focus: presumably British Science Fiction
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Brits in Space was a convention held in November 10-11, 1989 in St. Louis. The venue was Stouffer Concourse Hotel and the guests of honor were Sophie Aldred, John Levene, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating and Jacqueline Pearce.

The con was named after Pigs in Space, a recurring sketch from The Muppet Show.

About

[Referring to the possible similarity between the Liberator and the pigs' spaceship in the sketch] Someone in St. Louis made the above connection years ago. The con was called BRITS IN SPACE (I forget the year). The guests were Michael Keating, Jackie Pearce, Mark Ryan (from ROBIN OF SHERWOOD) and ? Levine (the actor who portrayed Sgt. Benton in DR WHO). At the opening ceremonies all the actors came out in pig masks and the banner above the stage said PIGS IN SPACE! It was really quiet funny and one of the best cons I've ever attended. [1]

References

  1. ^ Karen Y. on the subject: Re: crossovers on Lysator, 22 November 1993