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Old May 15 2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Star Wars and Doctor Who fans clash at convention

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.

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Old May 15 2013, 08:50 PM   #2
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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.
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Old May 15 2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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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.
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Old May 16 2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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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.
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Old May 16 2013, 12:14 AM   #5
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At least reading the interviews it sounds like there's self-awareness at the silliness of it all.
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Old May 16 2013, 12:38 AM   #6
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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...
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Old May 16 2013, 10:07 AM   #7
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Old May 16 2013, 10:19 AM   #8
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Nerd on Nerd violence is worst and least understandable kind of Nerd violence.
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Old May 16 2013, 12:28 PM   #9
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Typical. What would you expect from Star Wars fans?
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Old May 16 2013, 02:00 PM   #10
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I for one denounce and reject any violation of the 1999 Wad Alliance Treaty.


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Old May 17 2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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Chrono85 wrote: View Post
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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