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Knightmare Day

Post by VickyJackson » Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:11 am

Hello all, I'm new to your forum, its very impressive. I just wanted to ask a hypothetical question. Has there ever been a sort of Knightmare convention? If not, if somebody organised a Knightmare event, with screenings of the show and perhaps former writers, actors, contestants and maybe some kind of recreated game which teams could compete in; would any of you guys be interested in coming and how far would you travel to go to it?

The reason I ask is I'm a film archiving student and I'm writing my dissertation on the untapped potential of 'cult tv' material in the vaults of many regional archives in Britain. I'm investigating how this material can be used and whether anyone is actually interested in going to events such as a Knightmare Day. I've also got to find out whether the material would even be available to do it.

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Re:Knightmare Day

Post by Scott_Wilkinson » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:17 pm

Vicky, let me just say this to you...

"That's the most brilliant idea anyone has ever come up with!"

I would like to be the first to take your offer on taking part in this, hopefully I would like to get my sister on this as well (considering she was a fan ever since I showed her the episodes in 1998.)

As for how far I would be able to travel, I can only say either Leyton, Leytonstone, Stratford or Walthamstow in London.

That's all I can do I'm afraid, I grew up travelling around these areas and know them well.

Hope I can be in.

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Re:Knightmare Day

Post by Billy » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:08 pm

It's certainly a very interesting question.

I think the most obvious day for a 'Knightmare Day' would be the 7th September, the anniversary of when the first episode was broadcast. In 2005, though, that takes place on a Wednesday, which may make things tricky.

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Re:Knightmare Day

Post by Kieran » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:12 pm

This has been mentioned before, even going so far as to find out where we could possibly hold one.

I think many members would like something like this, personally distance is not a problem with me (I travel around a lot visiting KM and KMRPG persons anyway.)

It's a nice thought, I only hope one day it can actually happen.
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Re:Knightmare Day

Post by Drassil » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:52 pm

Hi, Vicky. The subject of a Knightmare convention comes up periodically on the forum, and always generates some enthusiasm. It hasn't happened yet (in a sense, this forum is the best place for an ongoing, all-inclusive 'Knightmare Day'), but we do have the Knightmare RPG - an annual event where members of the fan community get together to film a version of Knightmare, the aim being that once the footage has been edited etc., quests can be run interactively via the Knightmare Chatroom. There's more background to be found on the Interactive Knightmare website (http://ikm.ezri.mine.nu).

Time and money permitting, Knightmare fans do have a tendency to travel considerable distances to visit one another... because we live considerable distances apart! A lot of my 'Knightmare meet-ups' have been over 100 miles from home, and I think that many people would be prepared to travel that far for a Knightmare convention.
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Re:Knightmare Day

Post by Snowcat » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:09 am

The Tigger is in agreement with the above! ;)

In all honesty, I doubt that a stand-alone 'KM Day' would do particularly well because, although many people remember the show if given a small prompt, the majority have lost Knightmare to obscurity......

However, If such an event was added to an existing Sci-Fi/Cult event, the sky could quite easily be the limit!

Few people other than the die-hards in here would travel a long distance to a Knightmare event (KM simply doesn't have the clout of 'Star Trek/Wars/Gate' and programs like 'The Avengers' because it was a Gameshow rather than a 'Drama Series') but having a section of an exisisting get-together would generate a lot of "OOOOh! it's the beardy bloke from whatchamacallit!". It would create interest/ nostalgia and rekindle at lot of fond memories in people who haven't found KM.com yet...

Include the possibilities of running 'Live' quests at the show and possibly runs of things like 'TimeGate', 'KMVR' or any of a hundred different projects that are in the offing my fans and Makers alike. It makes more and more chance of 'Proper' TV and entertainment being commisioned rather than all the money-grabbing BS that we've had over the last few years by showing what TV with a BRAIN and a little BRAVERY can look like...
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Re:Knightmare Day

Post by TuragaNuju » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:42 pm

Yes, It should be done

Yes, I wouold travel as far as possible within the UK

Yes, We should have it in Milton Keynes

Yes, I am just advertising so i dont have to travel so far

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I had an insane idea...

Post by Billy » Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:26 am

September 2007 will mark twenty years since Knightmare began on TV. To celebrate this, how about...

...a Knightmare Convention!

The idea's been brought up again and again and again, way back since the early 90s (Tommy Boyd said in his 1992 'The Quest' interview that there might be ones in 'ten years time'), but nothing's ever come to fruititon. Sure, you have teh RPG, the socials, and even Knightmare Chat, but how about we do something big? Especially as nothing was done for the 10th anniversary in 1997, though admittedly the online fanbase back then amounted to about 4 people.

We could have all the cast, crew, everything...line them up for a huge Q&A session or something. Surely Hugo, David, Jackie, Tim, etc, would all love to do it. As mentioned in an earlier thread, the proceeds could go to a children's charity.

If we start now, we'll have over a year and a half to organise it. It'd be fantastic to celebrate 20 years of Knightmare in style! How about it?

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Re:I had an insane idea...

Post by Becxsmagic » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:02 pm

I think we'd better start planning now, things like where it'll be and such, that's where plans seem to slip.
Great idea, I'd love to see this actually happening and not being discussed. Especially if KM celebs were there!
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Re:I had an insane idea...

Post by TuragaNuju » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:13 pm

It all depends where the Fan-Base is.

We need to look at Geographical conveniance.

I for example am in Milton Keynes.
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Re:I had an insane idea...

Post by TheBrollachan » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:20 pm

Turaga Nuju wrote: It all depends where the Fan-Base is.

We need to look at Geographical conveniance.

I for example am in Milton Keynes.
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Re:I had an insane idea...

Post by Velda » Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:25 pm

I added myself - nice to see a KM fan from Kilmarnock there too (Harvey Towers) :D

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Re:I had an insane idea...

Post by Becxsmagic » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:35 pm

Just a small point-I don't know who else this applies to but in September 2007 I will be in college/university. That's not important, what is is I don't know where I'll be for the convention. ???
OK, that's not important either but it's something to take into consideration that some of us may not be where we are now...
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Re:I had an insane idea...

Post by HStorm » Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:38 pm

It doesn't have to be exactly September. It could be held in the month that filming on the first season was recorded or something.
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Re:I had an insane idea...

Post by Madmogsue » Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:38 pm

*prods Hstorm* ello you....

yeah this sounds like a great idea....

another scot here.... *added meself to the map*
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