John Payne

Sunday, 24 February 2008 21:07

One of Cult TV's Registrations Co-Managers ...


Like many of the other members of the Production Team, John has been a fan of the Cult TV genre since birth. His first cult TV memories are probably of Davros or the Zygons from Doctor Who in the mid 1970s, when he was just two or three years old! John's bedroom window ledge is adorned with numerous Davri (if that's the right plural!), and he's just now impatiently waiting for the Zygon action figure to appear to go with them!

John has been to all but the first Cult TV Festival, and only a handful of other conventions, such is the power/quality of Cult TV – these include "Manopticon 95" and a Red Dwarf "Dimension Jump" a few years' back. He fatefully fell in love with Emma Ward in Cult TV 1999 after the pair were part of what they describe as a "diabolical" (but winning) performance in the talent contest "Famous 4-3 Minutes".

John works as a Support Team Leader for a recruitment software company called, ironically enough, Voyager Software Ltd, in Basingstoke.

A self-confessed exercise lover (gym, running, cycling, walking), he also appreciates real ale, video games, new technology, nature, and dance and 1980s music. He is a vegetarian and a keen environmental issue advocate.

John's claim to fame and proudest moment was running the London Marathon in under three hours in 2000. His pet hates are smokers, litter-louts, people who are cruel to animals, and ever-shrinking supermarket conveyor belts!

With Emma, they take care of two over-sized brindle whippets and two hamsters. John's favourite shows include Doctor Who, Blake's 7, The Prisoner, Babylon 5, Star Trek (TOS and DS9), Red Dwarf, Lost, 24, Alias, and The Incredible Hulk.

John's favourite previous Cult TV Guests include Paul Darrow, Tom Baker and Vaughn Armstrong. John first joined the Cult TV Production Team in 2005, and in 2006 and 2007 was one of the Registration Managers, greeting you as you arrived at the venue.


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