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Leaving on a jet plane for Knightcon...

Post by Victor Kros » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:43 pm

Well I'm leaving on a jet plane to go to a spectacular event called Knightcon in the UK with the gorgeous and always mesmerizing Catherine Hickland! I'll be joining our other special guests Michael Scheffe and Rebecca Holden as well as we celebrate a Knight Rider event of a different kind across the pond.

We here in the states have Knight Rider Festival thanks to Paul Casey, but for England - Knightcon is the largest Knight Rider event out there and for me it stands apart as also the most intimate. You can get up close and personal with everything there from the memorbillia showroom to the guests themselves. Amazing people with big hearts and endless hospitality. I highly recommend if you every get the opportunity - take the trip, it's worth the lengthy flight to experience Knightcon for yourself.

Thanks to people like Rob O and Steve Fawcett and their talented and trained crew - this epic phenomeon continues to keep the global torch for Knight Rider burning bright.

With all that said...

Thanks for your support and thanks for keeping the spirit of Knight Rider alive. We can all make a difference, one generous act of kindness at a time.

Don't forget, Knight Rider Festival III returns March 18-19th, 2011 to Fremont Street in dazzling Las Vegas, NV. The things we have planned for next year's event will be leaps and bounds over your wildest expectations.

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Post by Slade » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:56 pm

Have a fun and safe trip :wink:
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Post by Knight Racer » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:40 pm

Enjoy,take lots of pictures.Tell the beautiful Catherine Hickland how much we appreciate how she's still into the knight rider craze after so many years.

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Post by simon_a6 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:29 pm

Wishing you both the safest of journeys.
I will be there and hope to meet you all.
I did have a black Knight Rider replica jacket to wear, but sadly it's the wrong size. But I will be wearing the 'red' that he always wore. Bright red polo top.

If I ask my friends about Knight Rider, they are a little blazaaaa about it. So it will be such a treat to meet everyone who is as nutso about the show as I still am. And it will be a pleasure to meet Catherine, Rebecca and Michael.

See you all there.

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Post by Josch Schulz » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:35 pm

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Don't forget, Knight Rider Festival III returns March 18-19th, 2011 to Fremont Street in dazzling Las Vegas, NV. The things we have planned for next year's event will be leaps and bounds over your wildest expectations.


Jeah and guess what, I will be there, if everything goes right I will shock alot of people by time with my coming replica :mrgreen:
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Post by Victor Kros » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:22 am

Catherine and I are officially in London! Three Hours till our flight to Manchester and then on to Knightcon! More soon!

(This is probably my shortest post in the history of KRO eh?)

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Post by simon_a6 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:38 am

Welcome to GB!!
Keep going. See you both there tomorrow.

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Post by DJGM » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:00 am

Victor Kros wrote:Knightcon is the largest Knight Rider event out there and for me it stands apart as also
the most intimate. You can get up close and personal with everything there from the
memorbillia showroom to the guests themselves. Amazing people with big hearts and
endless hospitality. I highly recommend if you every get the opportunity - take
the trip, it's worth the lengthy flight to experience Knightcon for yourself.

Thanks to people like Rob O and Steve Fawcett and their talented and trained crew -
this epic phenomeon continues to keep the global torch for Knight Rider burning bright.

With all that said...

Thanks for your support and thanks for keeping the spirit of Knight Rider alive.
We can all make a difference, one generous act of kindness at a time.


Hear hear. I think the fact that KnightCon takes place at a much smaller venue than the KR Festival
helps to makes the event as friendly and as sociable as it is. It does seem to get bigger every year,
it might eventually outgrow the regular venue they've used since 2007.

Victor Kros wrote:Catherine and I are officially in London!
Three Hours till our flight to Manchester and then on to Knightcon! More soon!


I'm surprised you didn't get a direct flight straight to Manchester Airport, rather than going via London.
Our airport isn't quite as big as Heathrow or Gatwick, but it is the biggest UK airport outside London.

Eitherway ... welcome to the UK to the both of you . . .

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Post by Showpro1 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:52 am

Have a great time my friend, please hello to Steve & Rob for me.
Next year I will see you in Las Vegas and this time Im bringing my KITT
and one of these days I will have to get to KnightCon.

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Post by ThomasKnight » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:35 pm

Hi everyone! :D
I'm happy to tell: I'm alredy there and waitin for the vip party :good:
Few minutes ago I was sitting in a kitt replica for the first time and I have to say: Man, I'm speechless :shock:
pictures coming up, stay tuned 8)
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Post by simon_a6 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:39 pm

Great news ThomasKnight. I'm heading up there tomorrow morning. Couldn't make it this evening.
All pics gratefully received.
Hopefully they can all be uploaded ot th eEvent on Facebook, or someone can make a album on there for everyone to view hundreds of pics.

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Post by Skav » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:53 pm

I'm travelling all the way from Essex to Yorkshire to attend this. Can't wait now, early night tonight!

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Post by simon_a6 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:38 pm

Oh my, that beats my trip from South Lincs!
Safe journey fellow KR Fan. :)

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Post by DJGM » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:05 pm

I'll be travelling from Whitefield to Bury Interchange on the First Manchester 135 bus service, then from
there to Rochdale on the 471 route, followed by the 590 or 528 from Rochdale, to Halifax Bus Station.

I think the bus I need to get from there to the Premier Inn Hotel on Salterhebble Hill may have changed
operators from First Calderdale to Arriva since last year, so it might cost me somewhat more than I'd
paid for the £4 FirstDay ticket that was valid on all the buses I used to get to last year's event.

Approximate possible journey times for me tomorrow morning ... not including waiting time . . .

135 to Bury - 10-15 mins (First Manchester)
471 to Rochdale - 35 mins (First Manchester)

590 to Halifax - 90 mins (First West Yorkshire)
or
528 to Halifax - 60 mins (Huddersfield Bus Company)

The journey from Rochdale to Halifax on the 528 bus service maybe 30 mins shorter, but my FirstDay
ticket won't be valid, whereas if I take the 90 minute journey on the 590 bus service, it will be valid.

Eitherway, I've got a fairly long journey on up to 4 buses ahead of me tomorrow between Whitefield
and the KnightCon venue ... then back again in the evening! I'll probably be home by about 10pm!

Unless anyone with a KITT replica wouldn't mind giving me a lift back to Manchester . . . ?!?

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Post by Victor Kros » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:59 pm

I apologize for the crappy quality - getting photos was really tough for me at the Knightcon Welcome Knight party but here's two shots I thought looked decent enough despite the lighting and well severe jet lag! I don't have the luxury of my usual photoshop retouching magic here in the UK but I'm trying my best to let you see what it's like here as Knightcon's festivities get under way!

Myself, Michael Scheffe, and Rebecca Holden made the VIP party. Cat really went through a lot to get here and will join everyone with her usual radiant self at today's event! Should be amazing and I hope to get some fantastic photos to share with you all soon.

Enjoy! Should have more to show later.

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Post by Showpro1 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:52 pm

Nick,
The last pic looks as if you were in my KITT's garage, Michael saw the garage a few weeks ago when
he was our special guest at the the LeMay Auto Museum.
Great pics so far, very cool.

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Post by Showpro1 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:25 am

What do you think Nick?
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Post by sheltonw3 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:04 am

All the pics are HOT! :kitt: :kittside: :kittconv: :karr: :kitt2: :dash: :dash4: :mrgreen: :good: :good: :good: :good:
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Post by simon_a6 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:40 am

Wow it's the Semi!

Nice to see Michael and Rebecca. Sorry to hear Catherine couldn't make it.

See you all later today.... :)))

I'll be in bright red.

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Post by neps » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:57 am

Thanks for the pics Nick, looking sharp!

Looking forward to seeing everyones pics from the event! Glad to see so many familiar names going, wish I could be there.

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Post by Slade » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:34 pm

Awesome pics :D

Wouldnt it be great to have the Semi at Knight Rider Festival :D
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Post by Victor Kros » Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:54 pm

This just in...

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Enjoy!

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Post by Skav » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:17 pm

Here are a few
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Post by Skav » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:20 pm

Okay, a few more:
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Post by Skav » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:27 pm

It was a fantastic day!

Catherine Hickland, Rebecca Holden, Michael Scheffe and Nick Nugent all made terrific efforts to make the day special and one that will be the most memorable for me as I thought it was an even better experience than Vegas this year!

The setup, the rare props from the series (were they originals?) and just the general organisation of it made it feel more exclusive for the real fans.

The only real complaint was the queue for the autograph signing moved at a snail's pace unlike the one in Vegas where it moved quickly, however, I do feel the celebs actually made more of a caring effort for their fans here during the session, hence why it took longer.

That's not to say that KRF cannot still out-do Knightcon but it will need to do some serious catching up, however, both were great in their own way!

A massive thumbs up!

Now, roll on Vegas....

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