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Chrono85 May 15 2013 08:41 PM

Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash at convention
 
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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.

Norfolk Police confirmed officers attended and spoke to both parties.

A spokesman said they had been called to reports of a man being assaulted at the convention.
Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash at Norwich convention

One thing is for sure; if there had been Star Trek fans at this convention, they would have mediated peace.

Hound of UIster May 15 2013 08:50 PM

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"After a lengthy investigation, talking to witnesses and reviewing good CCTV footage, it was confirmed that there was no assault," the spokesman said.
It would help if you actually read the news article.

Chrono85 May 15 2013 08:53 PM

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Hound of UIster wrote: (Post 8093191)
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"After a lengthy investigation, talking to witnesses and reviewing good CCTV footage, it was confirmed that there was no assault," the spokesman said.
It would help if you actually read the news article.

Well there was no actual 'violence' but there was at least a dispute, which resulted in a 'verbal abuse'. I just found the article amusing :) Since the two groups are discussing having a meeting to resolve it.

auntiehill May 16 2013 12:04 AM

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Really? Someone wrote a news article about two people having a *gasp* argument in a public place. Must have been a really slow news day for this to be considered news-worthy.

Mr. Adventure May 16 2013 12:14 AM

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At least reading the interviews it sounds like there's self-awareness at the silliness of it all.

Set Harth May 16 2013 12:38 AM

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So a nerd was verbally abused? Well, there's a first time for everything. Shows what this world is coming to...

EmoBorg May 16 2013 10:07 AM

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http://t.qkme.me/3omap4.jpg

Guy Gardener May 16 2013 10:19 AM

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Nerd on Nerd violence is worst and least understandable kind of Nerd violence.

The Mirrorball Man May 16 2013 12:28 PM

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Typical. What would you expect from Star Wars fans? :rolleyes:

Gaith May 16 2013 02:00 PM

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I for one denounce and reject any violation of the 1999 Wad Alliance Treaty.



The Wormhole May 17 2013 02:04 PM

Re: Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash at convention
 
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Chrono85 wrote: (Post 8093122)
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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.

Norfolk Police confirmed officers attended and spoke to both parties.

A spokesman said they had been called to reports of a man being assaulted at the convention.
Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash at Norwich convention

One thing is for sure; if there had been Star Trek fans at this convention, they would have mediated peace.

Or it could have escalated into an actual brawl. Consider, a Jedi and two Stormtroopers are staring down a Doctor and two Daleks. Or two Cybermen, or whatever. It is a tense moment. Then a trio of Klingons bust in, swinging their bat'leths and all holy hell breaks loose.


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