Sci-fi fans will be headed to the birthplace of Gerry Anderson’s futuristic television series Space:1999. What was once the most expensive show ever produced is now a worldwide cult phenomenon. The idea for the Alpha:2014 - The UK Chrysalis convention was born at the end of last year’s Alpha:2012 convention in Burbank, California. It has been 38 years since the show aired and the fandom is as loyal and enthusiastic as ever. September 12-15 at the Holiday Inn - Peterborough West, UK. This will be an amazing opportunity to meet and mingle with many of the stars of one of the best science fiction shows ever made. Celebrity guests include show stars Already confirmed are such amazing guests as Prentis Hancock (Main Mission Controller Paul Morrow), Anton Phillips (Dr Bob Mathias), Catherine Schell (Maya), Suzanne Roquette (Tanya Alexander), Pam Rose, Christopher Penfold (one of the main minds behind the series), Jamie Anderson (son of series creator Gerry Anderson), and a tentative yes from Zienia Merton (Sandra Benes).
Peterborough’s rich culture dates back to the Bronze Age Documentary evidence of its existence start in the second century AD. Originally founded as a monastery in AD 655, Peterborough Cathedral was rebuilt between 1118 and 1375 it is one of the most intact large Norman churches in England. There are various historical sites and museums around the city and it will surely be an amazing venue to experience a convention. One day ticket and full weekend tickets can be purchased on the convention’s website. Book early to be a part of the event where fans will make new friends and catch up with old ones.