ONLY FOOLS & HORSES APPRECIATION SOCIETY

40TH ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION

 

**CONVENTION ANNOUNCEMENT**

Following on from our successful Convention in 2019 and our Sir David Jason & Friends Exhibition in 2020, Sir David Jason is returning in person to meet his fans, along with other star guests who have appeared on our screens as part of our beloved Only Fools & Horses.

 For our first event of 2022 we are delighted to be returning to The Sharnbrook Hotel.

Over the weekend, ticket holders will have the chance to sit in the Trotter Flat and pose for a photograph with Sir David Jason, finally complete that cherished item with Sir David’s signature (autograph upgrade required) or ask the legend himself that burning question at the On Stage Talk as well as meet the other guest actors and add their autograph to your collection!

THIS COULD BE YOU

ALL TIMINGS ARE APPROX – ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE ALL ENTITLEMENTS BEFORE SHOW CLOSES EACH DAY

Single Ticket Entry @ £250 per ticket, per person and includes:

  • Venue Entry via e-ticket from 08:30am!
  • Registration
  • ‘Light Lunch’
  • Your Photo in the Trotter Flat with Sir David Jason & Printed whilst you wait!
  • Access to the On Stage Talk with Sir David Jason
  • Opportunity to meet other guest actors (autograph charges apply)

All paid ticket holders will receive a

FREE EXCLUSIVE JOLLY BOYS THEMED GOODIE BAG

Plus all ticket holders will gain entry into free prize draw to win a rear full size van door which will be personally signed by Sir David Jason – worth over £2,000!

Van Door Donated By

www.facebook.com/OFAHDOORS

Sir David Jason Autograph Upgrade @ £125 per autograph. Limited to 1 Per Person:

There will be a limited amount of ‘autograph upgrades’ available for an

In Person Autograph from Sir David Jason

Please note, this will commence in the afternoon once everyone has met Sir David

This is limited to 1 autograph per person, any additional purchased will be cancelled.

ONLY ‘Flat’ items will be signed by Sir David – No Van Doors, Numberplates, Props, Clothing etc

Only Photographs, DVD/VHS Sleeves, Paper Items, Books etc

will be permitted to be signed.

Please email [email protected] if in any doubt

More Information

This show will be a ticket only event, no tickets will be available to purchase on the day or in advance from the venue. No admittance will be allowed without a valid entry ticket. This will be in the form of an e-ticket and a registration process will be in place to gain entry to the event.

Donations from this event will be gifted by both The Organisers and Sir David Jason to charity

Tickets will go on sale on 2nd Feb for both days – you can purchase both days, or single days. We are unable to swap the tickets to different days, so please purchase with this in mind.

Tickets will be on sale on from Feb 2nd – and the ONLY place to get your tickets is via our Online Shop Below!

FAQs

We look forward to seeing all you lucky ticket holders in 2022. We have included a short 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) What are the COVID restrictions for the Convention?

A) In line with the current guidelines (December 2021), prior to entry into the Convention, we will have a COVID checking station, where we will require proof of a valid COVID pass, proof of double vaccination status, or a recent NEGATIVE LFT within the last 24 hours of your arrival to the show. The event will go ahead unless Government advice is to not. At this stage we will not be enforcing face coverings, and there will be no screens in-between actors. In the event of our event not going ahead because of circumstances out of our control, ALL tickets will be automatically rolled over to the new date of the event. If you as a successful ticket holder cannot attend because of a positive COVID test etc, the Society are under no obligation to offer a ticket exchange or refund. This guidance will be reviewed regularly to comply with any restrictions at the time of the event, and communications will be issued to all ticket holders directly. Sanitiser will be provided (if required) throughout the event.

Q) Where is the Convention being held in May 2022?

A) The Convention is being held at; The Sharnbrook Hotel, A6/Park Lane, Sharnbrook, Beds, MK44 1LX – thesharnbrookhotel.com

Q) What are the times of the Convention and the date?

A) The Convention is being held over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022. Registration will open for ticket holders around 08.30am each day. The event will end around 5pm each day. An agenda will be issued nearer the time of the event with the running order of the day.

Q) How much are tickets and what is included?

A) Please take a look further up the page; we have listed the details of the ticket structure.

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 your table has already had their time slot called for your photo with Sir David, or been called up and met the other guest actors already, you will still be able to undertake these entitlements but will be at the next available slot advised by a member of the Convention Crew. 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) Entry will be via e-ticket only, which can be shown on the day at Registration. All valid ticket holders will have their names at Registration ready for entry to be permitted, so please ensure when purchasing, the ticket holder is the one listed on the tickets purchased.

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) There will be NO ‘Selfies’ at the event with Sir David Jason. Selfies are left to the discretion of the other guest actors, although most are very happy to pose for a photograph if asked politely (pending COVID restrictions). 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. A selection of Paul’s work can be seen here:  http://www.paulfox.photography/

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 and other merchandise 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) I have purchased a ticket that doesn’t include an autograph from Sir David, or only includes 1 autograph, can I purchase any more?

A) Unfortunately due to the time constraints, no additional autograph purchases for Sir David will be able to be made in advance or on the day.

Q) I am in a wheelchair – does the venue have good disabled access?

A) Yes – the venue is fully DDA compliant with wheelchair friendlies access/egress points to and from the Suite we shall be in.

Q) I am in a wheelchair and require a carer with me at all times, do they require a ticket too?

A) Our Events are in line with the Equality Act 2010. Any wheelchair user will be required to purchase a full price ticket. For a carer to be permitted entry, full proof of the requirement for a full time carer to be with the ticket holder must be sent to [email protected]for review. If the information complies with the requirements, then a supplemented Entry Only ticket will be offered to the carer upon a full paying adult ticket purchased.

Q) I have an Under 14 Child I’d like to bring to the event, can I?

A) Please email [email protected]once you have purchased your full price tickets – note U14 tickets are extremely limited and only available until all sold out.

Q) Will food and drink be available on site to purchase?

A) There will be a bar at the venue for you to purchase soft drinks & snacks (there will be no alcohol served at the show). There is an onsite restaurant for you to order and pay for your own lunch should it be required.

Q) I have bought a ticket that includes an autograph from Sir David but says restrictions apply on the item – what are those restrictions?

A) As long as your ticket includes an Autograph (where you have purchased the additional autograph upgrade entitlement), you can bring an item of your own choice to be signed. No Fabrics or Unofficial Books will be signed by Sir David. Trotter Van Doors, Numberplate or Props will not be signed by Sir David. Book Pages, Other paper items (scripts etc) Plaques, DVD/VHS Sleeves, Photographs will be signed by Sir David.

Other guest actors in attendance WILL be signing any items of your choice including Props and Van Doors.

Please note there will be NO endorsements at the Convention. Sir David or our Society will not endorse any person or company. Anyone found attempting to endorse themselves or their business will be stopped and will be asked to leave the Convention. Please respect all attending and do not attempt any kind of Endorsement.

ALL ACTORS ARE CONFIRMED AT THE TIME TO APPEAR, BUT SUBJECT TO WORK COMMITMENTS. ACTOR GUEST APPEARANCES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED ACCORDINGLY. IF ANY GUEST ACTOR WITHDRAWS, THE EVENT WILL STILL TAKE PLACE, AND A NEW ACTOR CONFIRMED ACCORDINGLY. IF THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUCE EVENTS CANNOT TAKE PLACE, OR SIR DAVID IS UNABLE TO ATTEND, THE CONVENTION WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AND ALL TICKETS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW DATE.