Fanderson’s 30th Birthday

Welcome to the party!

On Saturday 20th August, Fanderson – The Official Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society, celebrated its thirtieth birthday with a party at the hotel, Crowne Plaza Marlow in Buckinghamshire. The event was an opportunity for members and invited guests to reminisce about various aspects of Fanderson’s thirty years.

While the evening was not intended to be like a convention with talks and autograph sessions etc, several guests and committee members kindly gathered together on the terrace for an impromptu photo-call. Below with guests Shane Rimmer, Matt Zimmerman and David Graham are Jack Messent and past Committee Member Lorraine Malby.

L-R: Jack Messent, Shane Rimmer, Matt Zimmerman, David Graham, Lorraine Malby.

Below with the same guests are former Fanderson Chairman, Chris Bentley and FAB magazine Co-Editor, Ian Fryer.

L-R: Chris Bentley, Shane Rimmer, Matt Zimmerman, David Graham (with Parker’s hat), Ian Fryer.

Fanderson has always been a good way of getting to know like-minded people during its first thirty years. Below are Anthony Freeman and Anthony Barnes, two fans and model makers who loved the series of Gerry Anderson.

Tony, Yours Truly and Tony.

Tony (Barnes) currently has albums on Facebook, showing mainly his modelwork at the moment, with more shared creations being uploaded over time. Here are the links: Sci-Fi Models 1, Sci-Fi Models 2, Miniatures.

During the evening, Tony and Tony also told me about a new forum principally for Gerry Anderson’s Space: 1999, called All Sections Alpha.

There’s currently a detailed article about the event on Fanderson’s Website. Events Co-Ordinator, Katie Bleathman has posted photos from the event on Flickr. Many thanks to everyone concerned for an enjoyable way to celebrate the first thirty years!

Happy Birthday Fanderson!

More ‘Flickr’ Fanderson Birthday pictures here.

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