22/23 March 2014
Twice a year, the Memorabilia event at Birmingham NEC is a massive gathering of everything sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Whether it’s old or new; or from the worlds of film, television, comic books or whatever – there’ll be something representing all facets of geekdom.
An enormous event hall within the NEC houses stalls selling paraphernalia of every conceivable description. Obviously I’m there for the Star Wars and Hammer stuff; but you’ll find Marvel and DC items, Doctor Who, the Terminator – you name it, it’s to be found there. Toys, books, clothes, comics, props – memorabilia of all types.
There are also displays, from costumes to vehicles (check out my post about the Evel Knievel exhibition). I’ve seen American wrestlers grappling in the ring, robot wars and cars from the A-Team and Back to the Future.
You’ll also get the chance to meet actors from your favourite franchise and get their autograph.
Also, there are many people dressed up for the day as their favourite characters. Some belong to fan groups; some are just there for a day out and choose to show off their geeky side. Keen readers will remember photos from November 2013 posted previously.
I last went to the NEC for this event in March, earlier this year. It’s been a while, but I thought visitors to the Virtual Hot Tub would be interested to see some photos from the event.
The next Memorabilia at the NEC is 22nd and 23rd November 2014. Take a look at the website here.