This February Manchester will play host to the largest collectors event in the North of England, and to launch the show with a real bang we will be giving you the chance to meet the stars of the greatest tv shows such as Star Trek, Lost and Stargate SG-1, and this Winter’s biggest blockbuster movies, King Kong, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe!

The first ever Showmasters mega-event in the heart of Manchester will be bringing together over 400 stalls of movie and sci-fi merchandise from around the world as well as autograph sessions and free exclusive talks with the stars of blockbuster films and cult tv, plus promotions and displays, and much more! Guest stars will be travelling from as far away as New Zealand and America to see the fans over the weekend, so if you’ve ever wanted to meet the actors “in the flesh”, listen to fascinating behind the scenes stories, and collect genuine autographs in person, this will be the perfect opportunity!

There are nearly 30 stars already confirmed to appear including Andy Serkis, the man who brought Gollum to life in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and who has now taken on the mammoth role of Kong in the latest King Kong movie; Stanislav Ianevski and Robert Pattinson aka Viktor Krum and Cedric Diggory, two of the tri-wizard champions competing against Harry Potter in the latest movie Goblet of Fire; Avery Brooks who played Captain Sisko in the ever popular Star trek Deep Space Nine; Michael Shanks and Chris Judge, two of the key team members of Stargate SG-1; Ian Somerhalder best known as the intense brother Boone in Lost; plus a plethora of heroes and villains from your favourite movies and tv shows! Check out the website for the very latest announcements and complete information on the guests.

And for those of you looking for something unusual to spend the last of your Christmas money on (or to start on next year’s round of gift buying!) there will be a massive dealers hall with specialist companies from the USA and Europe and plenty of stalls of collectables and merchandise to peruse, everything from Anime to Xena and plenty in between! As well as classic collectables and the latest crazes, toys, comics, cards, movies and models, there will also be more unusual merchandise such as original cinema posters, replica swords and jewellery from the movies, and even original film props and costumes! And let’s not forget the displays and promotions from film companies, exclusive competitions, and give-aways running throughout the weekend. So there is bound to be something to keep the big kid in all of us happy!

Collectormania G-Mex is running from 11th to 12th February 2006 at the G-Mex Central Hall in the heart of Manchester, and standard admission starts from just £5 adults, £3 children. So if you want to chase away those Winter blues with a great weekend of entertainment then why not come along to a show that’s a real event!

Collectormania G-Mex
Sat 11th and Sun 12th February 2006
Central Hall, G-Mex Centre, Manchester, M2 3GX
Open Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Saturday admission: Early bird £10 (from 9am), standard £5 adults, £3 children under 12 (11am to 6pm).
Sunday admission: No early bird, standard £5 adults, £3 children under 12 (10am to 5pm).
Infoline: 01908 671138

Andy Serkis – Lord of the Rings, King Kong, 13 going on 30
Ian Somerholder – Lost
John Rhys Davies – Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones trilogy, James Bond
Avery Brooks – Star Trek Deep Space Nine
Michael Dorn – Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, CHiPs
Stanislav Ianevski – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Robert Pattinson – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Tolga Safer – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Matthew Lewis – Harry Potter movies
Chris Judge – Stargate SG-1
Michael Shanks – Stargate SG-1
Katee Sackhoff – Battlestar Galactica
James Callis – Battlestar Galactica, Bridget Jones’ Diary
Danny John-Jules – Red Dwarf, Blade II
Robert Llewellyn – Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge
Ray Park – Star Wars The Phantom Menace, X-Men, Ecks Vs Sever
Kenny Baker – Star Wars trilogy
Dave Prowse – Star Wars trilogy
Jay Laga’aia – Star Wars Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith
Paul Darrow – Blakes 7
Shane Rangi – Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia
Sala Baker – Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia
Annalise Morris – Chronicles of Narnia
Reuben Dejong – Chronicles of Narnia
Sean Francis – Chronicles of Narnia
Kenneth Cope – Randal & Hopkirk (Deceased)
Julie Caitlin Brown – Babylon 5
Walter Howarth – Dr Who comic artist
Cynthia Cummens – Star Wars artist
Leah Moore and John Reppion – Comic artists

Check out for all the latest updates and information on all the guests and show.
All guests are subject to work commitments.