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1981

The James Bond British Fan Club International Convention
at The Westmoreland Hotel at Lords

1981 Convention Programme Desmond Llewelyn, Sue Vanner and Wing Commander Ken Wallis
1981 Convention Programme Desmond Llewelyn, Sue Vanner and Wing Commander Ken Wallis
1981 Convention Programme Desmond Llewelyn, Sue Vanner and Wing Commander Ken Wallis

Held at The Westmoreland Hotel at Lords on Saturday 28th March 1981. The 2nd JBIFC Convention broke new ground when 007 fans from the UK and overseas were able to meet an impressive array of James Bond talent including: For Your Eyes Only cast members Alkis Kritikos, Walter Gotell, Desmond Llewelyn and Cassandra Harris - accompanied by her husband Pierce Brosnan, who sat with their children at the side of the audience while his wife was interviewed on stage.

Desmond Llewelyn, Sue Vanner and Wing Commander Ken Wallis

Other guests who attended were: Bond credit title designer Maurice binder, Goldfinger's Mr Ling - Burt Kwouk, Sue Vanner - the 'Alpine Chalet Girl' from The Spy Who Loved Me, Wing Commander Ken Wallis (with 'Little Nellie - of course!) and Don McLauchlan from Lotus Cars. Another Brosnan also lending their support on stage was James Bond In The Cinema author John Brosnan (no relation!). The four films shown were Dr. No, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The Spy Who Loved Me.

Alkis Kritikos & Cassandra Harris Burt Kwouk clown for the camera!
Burt Kwouk, Sue Vanner, Walter Gotell on stage Burt Kwouk clown for the camera!
Don McLauchlan from Lotus Cars Burt Kwouk clown for the camera!
Maurice binder explains how he created the gun barrel sequence John Brosnan chats with fans

ABOVE: (1) Alkis Kritikos and Cassandra Harris enjoy themselves on stage (2) Burt Kwouk clowns for the camera... and (3) is joined on stage by Walter Gotell and Sue Vanner to be interviewed by then JBBFC President Ross Hendry. (4) Lotus Cars representative Don McLauchlan with the two Esprit cars displayed at the Convention. (5) Maurice Binder explains how he created the gun barrel sequence. (6) Desmond Llewelyn with JBBFC Steward Paul Riddell. (7) The late John Brosnan (no relation) chats with fans after the event.

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