It’s been eight days since the start of the twentieth Dimension Jump convention, honouring the thirtieth anniversary of Red Dwarf, and to be honest we still haven’t fully recovered. If you’re looking for a comprehensive, chronological and coherent guide to what happened over the weekend, you won’t find that here (Gazpacho Soup’s social media roundup does a good job of that). Instead, we waited until the early hours of Monday morning, when everyone was at their most tired and emotionally involved, and gathered whichever attendees and team members were still around, regardless of their levels of energy or sobriety. It offers a fairly accurate snapshot of the mind of your average Red Dwarf fan having come to the end of such a special weekend.
Our random anecdotes and memories include our reactions to the weekend’s bits and bobs for Dwarf news – ie. the current status of the Blurays and Series XIII, behind the scenes goss about the time Jo accidentally stalked Charles Augins, speculation as to the contents of a “honeymoon video”, adventures in urinals with three former Red Dwarf producers, complaints about a lack of biscuits, and a very rude story about Clare Grogan and a glass of milk.
A huge thank you to the whole Fan Club team for running such a fantastic weekend, all the guests for entering into the spirit, and all the attendees for creating such a happy atmosphere. Special thanks to our DwarfCast guests for showing up at such an ungodly hour. Joining John Hoare, Tanya Jones, Danny Stephenson and Ian Symes were: DJ team members Jez Harrison, Mick Hayes, Carrie Parsons, Kiran Parsons, Shelley Smith and Jo Sharples, along with attendees Si Bromley, Paul Filipczyk, Stephen Fletcher, Ali Green, Peter Jones and Dan Pendleton.
And if you’re still craving more, I recommend you take a look at the full compilation of video messages from Red Dwarf alumni, wishing DJ attendees a happy thirtieth anniversary: