Nottingham Em-Con issues 'sincere apologies' after two stars cancel appearances

Actor Jamie Bamber has pulled out of this year's Em-ConActor Jamie Bamber has pulled out of this year's Em-Con
Actor Jamie Bamber has pulled out of this year's Em-Con | AFP via Getty Images
Organisers have issued advice for anyone with meet-and-greet tickets

Two stars have pulled out of next week’s Em-Con at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena. 

Organisers confirmed on Facebook that actors Jamie Bamber and Mark Allen Shepherd will no longer be appearing at the event. 

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The post said: “Jamie Bamber sends his sincere apologies as he now has filming commitments. 

“He was genuinely gutted to not be attending as he enjoyed the event previously but hopes to attend another soon. 

“Unfortunately after continued bad health and a scheduled hospital visit Mark Allen Shepherd has again asked to cancel his visit to Nottingham. 

“We wish Mark a very speedy recovery.”

Bamber is best known for his roles as Lee Adama in Battlestar Galactica and Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin in the ITV series Law & Order: UK. 

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Shepherd, meanwhile, starred as the character Morn in Stark Trek. 

Those who have already purchased meet-and-greet or autograph tickets for either of the actors now have two options: 

  • Return (via post) your Autograph or Photoshoot ticket to Gigantic Tickets and they will refund it

  • Take your Autograph or Photoshoot ticket to the Kiosk at the event and the team will ask you to fill out a form, after which you will be refunded 

  • Take your your Autograph or Photoshoot ticket to the Kiosk at the event and the team will swap your tickets for another of your choice to the equivalent value

This year’s event, to be held on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, will once again see thousands of fans head to the arena hoping for a photo with their favourite stars. 

Over the past 10 years, Em-Con has attracted stars from Star Trek, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter to Nottingham.

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