Please note that For the Love of the Force is now operating as For the Love of Sci-Fi

 

The Story So Far

For the Love of The Force 2015

For the Love of the Force ran over three days from December 4th to the 6th in 2015, our first event with a full Star Wars focus. The event featured a full scale X-wing fighter, a full scale AT-ST, animatronic Jabba the Hutt in his palace, Yoda's swamp, Ewok village and the opening of our world famous Cantina Space Bar. Celebrity guests included Dave Prowse - Darth Vader, Garrick Hagon - Biggs Darklighter, Michael Carter - Bib Fortuna, Femi Taylor - Oola, Alan Roscoe - Plo Koon amongst many others. 

Celebrity Guests

Dave Prowse - Darth Vader
Garrick Hagon - Biggs Darklighter
Toby Philpott - Jabba the Hutt
Michael Carter - Bib Fortuna
Simon Williamson - Max Rebo
Femi Taylor - Oola
Alan Roscoe - Plo Koon
Pam Rose - Leesub Sirin
John Simpkin - Klaatu
Michael Henbury - Ewok
Barrie Holland - Lieutenant Renz
Anthony Forrest - Stormtrooper/Fixer
Chris Bunn - Stormtrooper
Laurie Goode - Hrchek Kal Fas
Nick Joseph - Arhul Hextrophon
Chris Muncke - Captain Kurgee
Peter Roy - Olander Brit
Alan Flyng - Imperial Officer
Paul Markham - Imperial Officer
Ted Western - Merc Sunlet
Stephanie English - Rebel Technician
Brian Muir - Sculptor
Shaun Harrison - Prosthetics 

Attractions

Full scale X-wing Starfighter Red 5
Full scale AT-ST Scout Walker
Endor Bunker Door
Animatronic Jabba the Hutt
Yoda in Dagobah Swamp
Chalmun's Cantina from Tatooine
Ewok Village
Imperial Speeder Bike
Death Star Corridor
Lifesize Action Figure Box
Jedi Training
Gaming Zone
Scout Trooper DJ Booth with Projection Mapping
Live Bib Fortuna Prosthetics demo by Shaune Harrison
Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra 

For the Love of Sci-FI 2016

Due to contractual issues with Lucasfilm and Disney we decided for our 2016 show to open up the focus to all things Sci-Fi not just Star Wars. For the Love of Sci-fi ran over two days from December 3rd to the 4th and was our first event to feature a variety of science fiction franchises, covering Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars, Aliens, Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, Judge Dredd, Transformers, Back to the Future, Thunderbirds, Doctor Who, Mad Max, Knight Rider, The A-Team, E.T. and Jurassic Park. 

Celebrity Guests

Dirk Benedict - Battlestar Galactica/A-Team
Herbert Jefferson Jr. - Battlestar Galactica
Michael Biehn - Aliens/The Terminator
Mark Ryan - Transformers/Black Sails
Sylvester McCoy - Doctor Who/The Hobbit
Patricia Quinn - Rocky Horror Picture Show
Miriam Margoyles - Harry Potter
Jon Campling - Harry Potter
Norman Lovett - Red Dwarf
John Wagner - Judge Dredd
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn - Dark Angel/The Crow
Kevin Hudson - Doctor Who/Star Wars
Shane Rimmer - Thunderbirds
Matt Zimmerman - Thunderbirds
Jeremy Wilkin - Thunderbirds 

Attractions

Animatronic Optimus Prime from Transformers
Powerloader from Aliens
ABC Warrior from Judge Dredd
Screen used Law Master motorcycle  from Judge Dredd
Screen used costumes from Judge Dredd
Halls of Justice set from Judge Dredd
Peach Trees set from Judge Dredd
E.T. The Extraterrestrial & UFO
Slimer from Ghostbusters
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters
Ecto1 from Ghostbusters
A-Team Van
K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider
Optimus Prime Truck from Transformers
Bumblebee from Transformers
Battlebee from Transformers
Interceptor from Mad Max
Dobby from Harry Potter
Hagrid's Hut from Harry Potter
Tardis from Doctor Who
Cybermen from Doctor Who
Delorean from Back to the Future
Hill Valley from Back to the Future
Ford Explorer from Jurassic Park
Jeep Wrangler from Jurassic Park
Raptor and Park Gates from Jurassic Park
Phase 2 of the Cantina Space Bar
Comic zone with live drawing by comic artists
Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra
Giant Fun Fair
 

For the Love of Sci-Fi 2017

After the resounding success of our 2016 show we’re proud to return for our third event which will be our flagship show, this will be the best For the Love of show yet! 

This rings true with our special guest bookings, William Shatner, Captain Kirk from the original Star Trek series heads up our most ambitious lineup yet, alongside David Hasselhoff - Michael Knight in Knight Rider and Mitch Buchanan in Baywatch, Dolph Lundgren - He-man in Masters of the Universe, Andrew Scott in Universal Soldier and Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, Ernie Hudson - Zeddemore in Ghostbusters, Casper Van Dien - Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers, Billy Dee Williams - Lando Calrissian, Dave Prowse - Darth Vader and Jeremy Bulloch - Boba Fett in Star Wars. 

This year we are raising the game with our prop builds, with a spacecraft focus, we are building a colonial Viper Mark II from Battlestar Galactica in memory of Richard Hatch, Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced, and the Batwing from Tim Burton’s seminal 1989 Batman movie. You won’t see these props anywhere else as they never go on tour, they are exclusive to For the Love of Sci-fi.

Celebrity Guests

William Shatner - Star Trek

David Hasselhoff - Knight Rider/Baywatch/Sharknado/Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Dolph Lundgren - Masters of the Universe/Rocky IV/The Expendables/Aquaman

Ernie Hudson - Ghostbusters/The Crow

Casper Van Dien - Starship Troopers/Mortal Kombat

Billy Dee Williams - Star Wars/Batman

Dave Prowse - Star Wars

Jeremy Bulloch - Star Wars/Doctor Who
Joonas Suotam0 - Star Wars

Jennifer Wenger - DC Comics Wonderwoman reference model/Super Power Beat Down host

Plus more to be announced!

Attractions

Colonial Viper Mark II

Darth Vaders Tie Advanced X1
Batwing

K.I.T.T.

Cantina Space Bar

Screen accurate Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters
Screen used City Cab from Judge Dredd

Screen used Law Master motorcycle  from Judge Dredd
Screen used costumes from Judge Dredd
Halls of Justice set from Judge Dredd
Peach Trees set from Judge Dredd

Celebrity Guest Panels

Opening & Closing Ceremonies

Cosplay Competition

Giant Funfair

Magic Shows

Lightsaber Stunt Show

Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra

Mad Max Warboys

Steampunk Zone
Artists Corner

Gaming Zone

Plus more to be announced!