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Following on from 2017’s successful 20th Anniversary Convention, we are delighted to be able to share with you 2018’s convention ticket prices and structure.

In October 2017 we saw the weekend’s event sell out, leaving the demand high for tickets.

For 2018, we have built on the success of 2017’s event, and we have detailed the information below.

Over the weekend of October 2017’s Convention in Mansfield, we sold out with approx. 600 fans in over the weekend, however for March 2018, we have limited the maximum numbers of tickets available to 220 for our 1-day event.

For anyone that hasn’t been to a Convention before, or not attended our new style Convention’s, here’s the link to October 2017’s to give you a feel of what to expect: http://www.ofah.net/blog/fools-20th-convention-report/

A reminder that this show will be a ticket only event, no tickets will be available to purchase on the day at the venue. No admittance will be allowed without a valid entry ticket.

The ticket price and structure will be as follows

General Admission Ticket – Priced at £75 per ticket, per person, and will include the following…

  • Entry to the Event from 09:30 am
  • Registration
  • Tea / Coffee upon arrival
  • ‘Lunch’
  • Your photo in the Trotter Flat and your photo will be printed
  • Ltd Edt Convention Print which will be signed FREE in person by the actors in attendance
  • 6 Free Autographs for you to redeem on items of your choice (Additional Autographs can be purchased on the day)
  • Access to Q & A with the actors (time permitting)
  • Auction Participation

VIP Ticket – Priced at £150 per ticket, per person, and will include the following…

  • Early Entry to the Event (from 08:30 am) – allowing early access to the memorabilia on sale at the Convention!
  • Registration
  • Tea / Coffee upon arrival
  • ‘Lunch’
  • Perimeter Seating (VIP ticket holders will be sat within in the front 2 rows of the Convention)
  • Priority Autographs (VIP ticket holders will be called up to meet the actors before General Admission)
  • Your photo in the Trotter Flat with the Actors in attendance and your photo will be printed
  • Ltd Edt Mount for your Trotter Flat Photo
  • Ltd Edt Convention Print which will be signed FREE in person by the actors in attendance
  • 12 Free Autographs for you to redeem on items of your choice (Additional Autographs can be purchased on the day)
  • Access to Q & A with the actors (time permitting)
  • Auction Participation

Super VIP Ticket – Priced at £250 per ticket, per person, and will include the following…

  • Very Limited Availability
  • Early Entry to the Event (from 08:30 am) – allowing early access to the memorabilia on sale at the Convention!
  • Registration
  • Tea / Coffee upon arrival
  • ‘Lunch’ – you will dine for lunch with the actors in the Green Room!
  • 1 ‘Pukka Free Gift’
  • Perimeter Seating (Super VIP ticket holders will be sat at the first table at the Convention!)
  • Priority Autographs (Super VIP ticket holders will be called up to meet the actors before VIP and General Admission Ticket Holders)
  • Your photo in the Trotter Flat with the Actors in attendance and your photo will be printed
  • Ltd Edt Mount for your Trotter Flat Photo
  • Ltd Edt Convention Print which will be signed FREE in person by the actors in attendance
  • 12 Free Autographs for you to redeem on items of your choice (Additional Autographs can be purchased on the day)
  • Access to Q & A with the actors (time permitting)
  • Auction Participation

More Information

Those of you that attended in 2016 and 2017 will be familiar with the format of our new style Conventions; however, for 2018 you will notice we have added a Super VIP ticket! This Super VIP ticket will entitle you the same as the VIP ticket, however, you will be sat on Table 1 at the venue, and you will be dining at lunch with the Actors in the Green Room!

Tickets will be on sale on Sunday 14th Jan 2018 at 7 pm – and the ONLY place to get your tickets is via our Online Shop Below!

Q & As

We look forward to seeing all you lucky ticket holders in March. We have included a Q & A below to try and assist you with any questions you may have, however, if something is not covered in the below, please feel free to leave a comment here and one of the team will answer your question in due course.
Q) Where is the March 2018 Convention being held?
A) The Convention is being held at; Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ http://westpointexeter.co.uk/
Q) What are the times of the Convention and the date?
A) The Convention is held on Sunday 18th March 2018. Registration will open for all VIP ticket holders at 08:30 am and for General Admission ticket holders, registration will open at 09:30 am. The Convention will end by 18:00 pm – and all ticket holders will meet the actors and undertake their photo opportunities (if purchased) before the close.
Q) Where can I buy tickets for the Convention?
Q) How much are tickets and what is included?
A) Please take a look further up the page; we have listed the details of each ticket.
Q) I haven’t been to a Convention for a long time, and I note the prices are higher than when I attended before, why is that?
A) Prior to 2016, our Conventions were held in Sports Halls where we had around 800-1000 fans in during the course of the day. The average queue time was around 8 hours, and the actors were signing constantly for 12 hours so that all fans could be seen. Fans were also missing the other opportunities such as having their Photo in the Trotter Flat, or purchasing merchandise. Some fans who travelled on their own also wouldn’t want to leave the queue. With this in mind, in 2016 we drastically changed the format to allow a more informal setting and a more relaxed atmosphere. We have changed the type of venue and added more inclusions into the tickets. The price increases are reflected in this change; however, our feedback from the past 2 Conventions in this style has been extremely positive and excellent value for money.
Q) I notice there are 3 ticket levels; can you tell me what the difference in each one is, please?
A) We have listed above the differences in the inclusions above; however, General Admission will not give you priority seating or extra inclusions such as more autographs or a photo with the actors in the Trotter Flat but you will still get to meet the actors and there will be no queuing like the older Conventions! The difference between General and VIP is VIP allows you priority seating, early entry to the Convention, more autographs and a photo in the Trotter Flat with the actors. The difference between VIP and Super VIP is the Super VIP entitles you to the same as VIP (autographs, photo with actors etc.), however, it will also entitle you to a ‘Pukka Free Gift’ and dining at lunch in the Green Room with the Actors!
Q) If I buy a ticket but cannot make the event, can I get a refund or sell the ticket on?
A) No. All of our tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Anyone found selling their ticket; the event organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to the Convention.
Q) If I am late, will I still be entitled to the inclusions in my ticket?
A) If you arrive after Registration has closed, you will still be admitted entry to the event. However, if you are a VIP ticket holder and arrive late and the Flat Photo’s with the Actors have been completed, you will forfeit that inclusion. Due to time constraints, it is not possible to pause the event for your photo in the Flat due to lateness, so please arrive in plenty of time!
Q) Once I have purchased my tickets, when will they be posted?
A) For this Convention, tickets will not be posted out. Entry will only be valid by a PRINTED confirmation of your order – please bring your printed confirmation with you on the day! No entry will be permitted without valid confirmation!

Q) I have some autographs included in my ticket, can I purchase more?

A) Yes, of course! Autograph vouchers will be available to purchase at the Convention – each additional autograph will cost £5 per autograph required, and we offer a deal of buy 4, get 1 free – buy 8 get 2 free and so on….

Q) Can I pay by card at the Convention for any purchases?

A) Yes, we will have selected stalls where card payments can be taken for your purchases.

Q) Is there a dress code for the event?

A) Whilst there is no strict dress code, we recommend appropriate attire for the event.

Q) Can I have a ‘selfie’ with the actors in attendance and is there a charge?
A) Selfies are left to the discretion of the actors, although most are very happy to pose for a photograph if asked politely. We do not charge for a ‘selfie’!
Q) Are there any photographs taken of the event?
A) Yes, our official event photographer is Paul Fox. Photo’s from the 2017 Convention can be seen here – http://paulfox.photography/client-area/ofah-convention-2017-mansfield/
Q) Will there be any photographs available to purchase on the day, or do I have to bring my own?
A) You can bring your own; however, we will have a large selection of photographs that you will be able to purchase on the day.
Q) What is the car parking like at the venue?
A) There is plenty of parking at the venue, and on-site parking will be FREE for the duration of the event.
Q) Someone else has ordered the tickets, but they are for me, is there anything I can do?
A) Yes, of course. Please email [email protected] with this information so we can ensure our Registration Database is updated and allows your smooth entry into the event.
Q) In 2017, I purchased an Additional Autograph Voucher with autographs on but did not use them all. Can I use this for this show?
A) Yes, this voucher will be accepted at this event, and you can add to it on this voucher by purchasing more autographs at the event.
Q) Will food and drink be available on site to purchase?
A) Tea / Coffee will be provided upon your arrival. Lunch will be served around 1 pm. There will be a cash bar at the venue for you to purchase soft drinks (there will be no alcohol served).

Photo Upgrades will be available to purchase – why not try your hand at Poker and see if you can beat Boycie?
New and Exciting revamped Photo Upgrades will be available to purchase soon from our online shop –
https://www.delboysonlineshop.com/product-category/convention/pre-book-photo-opportunities/