My first proper convention was a Doctor Who con in Guildford in June 1990.
I had booked tickets for my younger brother and I a few weeks before.
The week before the con my brother broke his wrist and was in a cast. We were still determined to go.
We set off early to Guildford, and eventually found our way to the school where it was being held. We queued for a while to get in, and, once in began to look around the prop exhibition.
It was then that trouble started. My brothers arm began to swell and he was in pain. We decided to leave early and head home. The organisers were kind enough to let us meet Sophie Aldred first and grab a quick picture.