last night I found an Instragram anouncement that Dirk will be at the Back in time convention in Germany / Oberhausen this summer.
@John: Can you confirm this as this is very fresh news?
More information here:
Unfortunately all the links are in German only. But I'm happy to help out if you have any questions.
A lil summary for you so you get a few pointers before you are lost in google translate…
This is a convention focused on the 80s, it's not SciFi centered (but doesn't exclude it either). The event will take place in the "Turbinenhalle" in Oberhausen which is a large former industial building with lots of space. The convention will take place on 10,000 sqm (~110,000 sq. ft) in 3 halls on 2 levels. There will not only be the actors but also a lot of vehicles that were a huge part of the shows and movies of the 80s. Of course you'll also find lots of merchants there.
As for the tickets, they have different categories.
Day passes (Tagesticket) for Saturday and Sunday cost €20 each + €2.25 VAT.
VIP Gold Ticket costs €199 + €11.84 VAT (on both days early bird entry half an hour before the normal ticket holders, reserved seats in rows 2-5 at the panels, VIP free pass for the photoshoots (= no waiting), access to VIP chill out zone, 1 autograph voucher (worth €20), 1 photoshoot voucher (worth €20), 1 photoshoot you with ALL stars, 1 Back in time art print, 1 Back in time key chain, 1 Back in time bag)
VIP all inclusive Ticket €799 incl. VAT (on both days early bird entry half an hour before the normal ticket holders, reserved seats in rows 1-2 at the panels, 1 autograph per actor included, 1 photoshoot per actor included, 1 photoshoot you with ALL stars, 1 Back in time art print, 1 Back in time key chain, 1 Back in time bag)
Add on ticket Dinner with the Stars €59 + €4.34 VAT (takes place Saturday evening at 8.30 CET, includes a buffet, drinks not included, only 50 tickets available)
Several photoshoot and autograph tickets for all the actors which you can see on the website (I'm sure you'll find them even if you don't speak German
You can pay with Mastercard, VISA and AMEX or direct Giro pay (for German folks).
I'll definitely go!