Dimension Jump (convention)

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Dimension Jump
Danny John-Jules and Chloë Annett.jpg
Danny John-Jules and Chloë Annett at Dimension Jump XV
Status Active
Genre Red Dwarf
Venue Birmingham Holiday Inn
Location(s) Birmingham
Country United Kingdom
Inaugurated 1992
Most recent 2013
Organized by The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club
Website
Dimension Jump official website

Dimension Jump is a roughly annual convention organised by the official Red Dwarf fan club. Attendees usually include the main cast members from the cult-favourite British television series as well as some of the crew and writers. The most recent convention, Dimension Jump XVII, was held at the Birmingham Holiday Inn from 3–5 May 2013.

Past conventions[edit]

Name Date(s) Location Guests Notes Fan Attendance
Dimension Jump XVII 3-5 May 2013 Birmingham Holiday Inn, UK.[1] Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge, Craig Charles, Doug Naylor. Tony Hawks also made his first appearance.
Dimension Jump XVI 8–10 April 2011 Birmingham Holiday Inn, UK.[2] Hattie Hayridge, Robert Llewellyn (via video-link), Chris Barrie, Doug Naylor, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules.
Dimension Jump XV 9–11 October 2009 Birmingham Holiday Inn, UK Hattie Hayridge, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett, Craig Charles. The convention featured a "Back to Earth"-inspired theme.[3]
Dimension Jump XIV 22–24 September 2007 Moat House Hotel in Peterborough, UK. Hattie Hayridge, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules. The convention featured a "Gunmen of the Apocalypse" episode-based Western theme.[4]
Dimension Jump XIII 24–26 September 2006 Moat House Hotel in Peterborough, UK. Craig Charles (marking the first time in eight years that he had made an appearance at Dimension Jump.)[5] Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett, and Hattie Hayridge. estimated at just over 200.[5]
Dimension Jump XII 26–28 August 2005 Moat House Hotel in Peterborough, UK.[6] Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Norman Lovett, Chloë Annett.
Dimension Jump XI 11–13 June 2004 Hotel Park Inn Bedford in Bedford, UK Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge. The 2004 Dimension Jump event made news when a letter from Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor was read to the attendees detailing the reasons that a then-anticipated theatrical version of the series had fallen through.[7]
Dimension Jump X 4–6 April 2003 Royal Court Hotel in Coventry, UK. Chloë Annett, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge, Robert Llewellyn and Norman Lovett.[8]
Dimension Jump IX 22–24 March 2002 Royal Court Hotel in Coventry, UK. Mac McDonald, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett, Robert Llewellyn. approximately 300.[9]
Dimension Jump 2K 10–12 November 2000 Heathrow Park Hotel. Mac McDonald, Hattie Hayridge, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Norman Lovett, Chris Barrie, and Chloë Annett. Former Talkie Toaster John Lenahan also made an appearance.[10]
Dimension Jump '98 30 October–1 November 1998 Britannia Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John Jules, Hattie Hayridge, Norman Lovett, and Chloë Annett.[11][12] This convention was dedicated to Red Dwarf's 10th Anniversary
Dimension Jump '97 6–8 September 1997 The Hanover Hotel in Daventry. Doug Naylor, Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John Jules, Norman Lovett, Hattie Hayridge, Chris Barrie, and Chloë Annett. Both Chris Barrie and Chloë Annett made their convention debuts.[11][13]
Dimension Jump '96 30 August–1 September 1996 The Hanover Hotel in Daventry. Rob Grant, Hattie Hayridge, Danny John Jules, and Craig Charles.[14][15]
Dimension Jump '95 8–10 September 1995 The Ramada Hotel, Gatwick. Doug Naylor, Craig Charles, Norman Lovett, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, and Hattie Hayridge.[16][17][18]
Dimension Jump '94 22–24 July 1994 Angel Hotel, Northampton.[19]
Dimension Jump '93 2–4 July 1993 Parker's Hotel, Manchester Norman Lovett, Danny John-Jules, Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.[20][21][22] The convention featured the last dual appearance of Grant and Naylor.[23] around 200 people
Dimension Jump '92 17–19 July 1992 Angel Hotel, Northampton. Rob Grant, Doug Naylor and Hattie Hayridge This was the first convention around 100–150 people. [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ XVII >> Introduction". Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dimension Jump XVI Report by Rich Lawden". Red Dwarf: The Official Website. 
  3. ^ "Dimension Jump XV Report by Rich Lawden". Red Dwarf: The Official Website. 
  4. ^ "Dimension Jump XIV". Red Dwarf: The Official Website. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  5. ^ a b Ellard, Andrew. "Dimension Jump XIII - Welcome". Red Dwarf: The Official Website. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Dimension Jump XII - All A Con". Red Dwarf: The Official Website. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  7. ^ Rawson-Jones, Ben (2007-04-06). "Cult Spy: Red Dwarf - The Movie That Never Was". Digital Spy. 
  8. ^ "Red alert, Dwarf stars set for fans' weekend". Chortle. 2003-03-09. 
  9. ^ "Dimension Jump IX: What Is It?". Red Dwarf: The Official Website. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  10. ^ "Dimension Jump 2K - Introduction". Red Dwarf: The Official Website. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  11. ^ a b Daryl Ball. "Dimension Jump Reviews". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "The Red Dwarf Convention 1998". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  13. ^ Marie Birch. "Dimension Jump 1997 Report". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "New SF-Lovers Convention Listings". alt.fandom.misc. 1 July 1996. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  15. ^ Brian Wakeling. "Dimension Jump '96". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  16. ^ Marie Birch. "A Review of Dimension Jump 1995 Part One". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  17. ^ Marie Birch. "Dimension Jump 1995 Part Two". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Dimension Jump 95". The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "New Conventions Listing". rec.arts.sf.fandom. 22 July 1994. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  20. ^ Mik Stevens (10 June 1993). "Dimension Jump 1993 (2nd Brit RD Conv.)". alt.tv.red-dwarf. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  21. ^ Mik Stevens (6 July 1993). "Dimension Jump 2 (Precedings)". alt.tv.red-dwarf. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  22. ^ Killick, Janet (September 1993). "Dimension Jump '93". Red Dwarf Smegazine. September 1993: 31–32. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  23. ^ "Top Five Dimension Jump Moments". reddwarf.co.uk. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  24. ^ Killick, Janet (October 1992). "The First Red Dwarf Convention". Red Dwarf Smegazine. October 1992: 11–13. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 

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