Catacombs The Conventions
Calgary 2023

Calgary 2023
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
27th April- 1st May 2023

The convention had an exhibition of original models and props, including an original 44 inch Eagle. There was also be a large number of replica Eagles, and other spaceship models, on display.

The next convention will be held in London, 11th - 17th September, 2024

Photos thanks to David Hirsch, Darren Peters, Warren Friedrich, Robert E Wood.


Nick Tate, photo by Robert E wood

Nick Tate (photo by Robert E Wood)

Yasuko Nagazumi, Photo by Robert E Wood

Yasuko Nagazumi (photo by Robert E Wood)

Nick Tate and Darren Peters Nick Tate and Jeffrey Morris Charlene Scott and Nick Tate Darren Peters and Yasuko Nagazumi

Nick and Yasuko also joined fans on excursions to tourist attractions in Alberta. (more photos)

Nick Tate signs a Mattel Eagle Yasuko, Nick and Renee Feit Yasuko at the Royal Tyrell museum

Also attending was film-maker Jeffery Morris, who is preparing a documentary The Eagle Has Landed

Jeffery Morris presents Warren Friedrich introduces Jeffrey Morris

Signing their recent books were authors David Hirsch and Robert E Wood. Their recent books are To Everything That Might Have Been (2022), and Maybe There (2022); they previously wrote individually Moonbase Alpha Technical Notebook (1977) and Destination Moonbase Alpha (2009)

Robert Wood and David Hirsch signing Robert Wood and David Hirsch signing Robert Wood and David Hirsch signing

Model room

The model room included two original Eagle studio models (more pictures here) plus original Eagle pods. There were also displays of original artwork, publications that Martin Landau personally collected, and replicas (see here)


Thursday 27th April 2023 Reception 7pm-10pm at the Sandman Signature Downtown Calgary Hotel - 888 7th Ave SW.
Friday 28th April 2023 Excursion to Vulcan. Possible Calgary Tower tour and Calgary Comic Expo trips.
Saturday 29th April 2023 Model/prop exhibition:
  • 9:00am - Room opens: original 11" and 44" filming Eagles, Keith Wilson artwork, screen-used Command Centre panels, and production-used scripts on display. World premiere of the Martin Landau archive exhibit, plus exclusive merch from The Gerry Anderson Store, Bill Altenburg, 1999 Collectibles.
  • 10:00-11:30am - Nick Tate and Yasuko Nagazumi autograph signings/photo-ops.
  • 11:30am-12:30pm - David Hirsch and Robert Wood book signings.
  • 1:30-3:00pm - Nick and Yasuko autographs/photo-ops.
  • 3:30-4:00pm - World's largest 'Eagle' photo-op. Bring an Eagle from your personal collection to be included. Everyone welcome!
  • 4:00-5:00pm - David Hirsch and Robert Wood books signings.
  • 5:30-6:00pm - Nick and Yasuko Q&A.
  • 6:00-7:30pm - Nick and Yasuko autographs/photo-ops.
  • 8:00pm - Room closes.
Sunday 30th April 2023 Day-trip to Drumheller, Alberta to visit the Royal Tyrrell dinosaur museum and Badlands, with Nick Tate.
Monday 1st May 2023 Day trip to Banff, Alberta. Trip to scenic Lake Louise and gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain.