There are increasing indications that Mr A is going to implement his 2018 promise of cosying up to his fans more. German con organisers MagicCon have been mystery-tweeting all yesterday. And if you haven’t guessed yet who the ‘major star’ is who will apparently also attend MagicCon 2020, then I revoke your membership in this fandom. JK.
Richard played a character called Craig Parker in Casualty. And the elf reference should be the early play he did in his school days.
Straight to the heart.
Translation: “What do the Hobbit trilogy and 100% British cotton have in common?”
So, MagicCon 2020 takes place 17 to 20 April in Bonn, Germany. Tickets start at 109 Euro and go up to a rather magic 1399 Euro. Yes, you have read that right.
Not sure whether that includes a kiss and a hug. Tickets are available HERE. Note: At time of posting (Wednesday, 2pm) there has been no confirmation yet but I think it’s pretty obvious that Richard has committed to MagicCon. In case you are wondering: No, I have not bought a ticket and will not attend even though MagicCon is taking place in my homeland and I even would get free accommodation with a friend of mine in Bonn. I have too many London trips scheduled and locked down already. I simply can’t squeeze any more absences and flights into the period from January to May without risking major displeasure from Mr Guylty. (He already asked me the other day whether he was going to become even *more* of an “Armitage Widower” (quote) when I told him that I was going to take on RAnet.) However, rest assured that I will be very, very jealous of all who manage to snag a ticket and go to MagicCon. And at the same time I am hoping so very much that some of my fandom friends will be able to go so that I can enjoy the whole event through their eyes.
I just hope there will be no delays and snafus when Mr A is jetting back and forth between London and Cologne. He’s got a theatre play to attend 😉
The blurb as per MagicCon:
Whether on the stage in front of and behind the scenes, as a radio play actor or of course in series and film roles, MagicCon 4 star guest Richard Armitage is at home in all areas of show business. But the focus at the con will certainly be on his role as dwarf Thorin Oakenshield in the three-part adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
But just a quick glance at the impressive filmography of Richard Armitage reveals that the British actor has undergone an impressive development since the beginning of the 90s, which is always crowned by new highlights.
Armitage, who spent three years perfecting his acting skills at the „London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art“ (LAMDA), among others, set his career in motion in 2004 with the performance of cotton manufacturer John Thornton in the TV literary film adaptation North and South. Since then numerous productions followed. Among them, besides the Hobbit films, such well-known hits as Alice Through the Looking Glass, Captain America: The First Avenger and Ocean’s 8, or e.g. his leading role in The Lodge, which starts in Germany at the end of 2019. His series credits include shows like Hannibal, Robin Hood, Castlevania and – now in the production phase – The Stranger.
With Richard Armitage’s visit toMagicCon 4, you can look forward to a versatile and charismatic actor who is also available for autographs and photo sessions. As always, the vouchers can be found in the Ticket-Shop.
Appearance: On all convention days
Autograph: EUR 85,00 – Photosession: EUR 95,00