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UEA - Science Fiction Fight

BBC News - Police were called to a science fiction convention at the University of East Anglia,

No, not between rival climate researchers arguing over hockey sticks...

"Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, organised by Norwich Star Wars Club. Police were called after members of the rival Norwich Sci-Fi club arrived to get autographs from two Doctor Who actors at the event on Sunday."

Jim Poole, treasurer of Norwich Sci-Fi Club, said there was a history of rivalry and disputes between the two clubs, which both hold their own conventions in the city.

Mr Poole said he was wearing a club top and his fellow member was dressed as the fifth Doctor, as played by Peter Davison.

Mr Poole said two other members of his club, one dressed as the 10th Doctor and the other as Judge Dredd, had waited outside the venue.

"This wasn't a fight between Star Wars fans and Doctor Who fans with lightsabres and sonic screwdrivers drawn," he said.

"It's a bit sad and pathetic. We're all in the same boat."

Was anyone dressed as a bristlecone?


The force was not with them.

" ... dressed as a bristlecone ..."

I thought I saw someone wearing a traffic cone ...

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