It has now been a full seven days since the start of The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club’s nineteenth convention, but the feeling of elation is yet to wear off, along with the taste of the booze and the total physical and mental exhaustion. To preserve the memories for years to come, as well as to fill in those who were unable to attend, a merry band of extremely tired people congregated in a hotel room on the Sunday night to record the traditional post-DJ DwarfCast.
Those people were Danny Stephenson and Ian Symes from G&T, Alex Newsome, Joey Newsome, Carrie Parsons, Shelley Smith and Jo Sharples from the Fan Club, DJ helpers Amy Foley, Kiran Parsons, Tom Pyott and Lauren Seamans, and DJ attendees Mark Bowen, Stephen R. Fletcher, Heledd Flower, Dan “Pendo” Pendleton and Jonathan “Jonsmad” Young. We tried to go through the weekend in chronological order, but it soon descended into a hotch-potch of such diverse topics as pink helmets, giant bazookoids, confused firemen, Michael McGruder, six degrees of separation, four-way coffee lounge cocks, Morris dancing, signed babies, gay rays, the quizzing skills of Seb Patrick and a definitive answer as to the future of Red Dwarf. Only one of those is a lie.
A sincere thank you to all of our wonderful guests, who stayed up late at the end of a very long weekend to help us out. It truly was a magical weekend, well worth the stress and the hard work that goes into it. I’m only a small part of the team for the duration of the event, so I feel distant enough to extend the warmest of congratulations and the heartiest of thank yous to the Fan Club team – Alex, Cappsy, Carrie, Danny, James, Jez, Jo, Joey, Mick, Prue and Shelley – for all the incredible effort you go to, all year round, to make Dimension Jump the success it is.