Dags is a mega cool dude who resides
in Melbourne, Australia. Although generally unknown
to world at large (for now), he does have some small
claims to fame.
Aside from once being a serious Batman
merchandise collector (refer to the Batman Collection page for
more details), Dags has been involved in his local
Science Fiction fan community since 1984 which has
seen him run his own conventions; edit both his own
and other fan club newsletters; make his own award
winning costumes; produce and direct his own fan
film; and he once even ran his own club - so you can
kinda say he's been around a bit. If you want to see
a comprehensive list of what The Dags has been up to,
just go here.
Dags was also a co-founder of Star
Walking Inc: the Star Wars Appreciation
Society of Australia back in 1988 and was on the
committee of this club for 23 years before retiring
in 2011 ... only to return in 2013 (thanks to
Disney's takeover of Lucasfilm) and retiring again in
2017 making a total of 27 years service!
One of Dags' biggest achievements was
editing 37 issues of the club's monthly newsletter
The Force which he successfully turned into an
all-digital publication in 2014.
Being involved with Star Walking meant
Dags was able to achieve a lot in the Star Wars fan
- Visiting Skywalker Ranch in 1993
(look there he is! Second from the left)
- Appear on TV game shows, such as
Family Feud TWICE (2008 and 2017) and WINNING on both
occasions too no less, as well as 1 vs 100
- Appears monthly as one of the four
presenters on the almost world famous Star Wars
- March in the 2009 Moomba parade as a
Star Wars character (though just quietly, he also
marched in the parade as a Star Trek character back
in 1987, shhh)
- Help organise a large number of Star
Wars conventions and themed banquets
- Appear in a number of costumed
product launches and gala events
- Appear in the internationally
released Star Wars documentary The
Phandom Menace which
presented The Dags with his first entry onto the IMDB.
But the life of The Dags doesn't just
revolve solely around Star Wars oh no, no, no. As it
turns out The Dags is also a big Star Trek fan and
has been involved in his local Star Trek fan club Austrek since 1984!
In fact The Dags is the club's longest serving active
participant - as in attending meetings on a regular
basis - and for this reason he was made a Life Member
back in 2016 ... but don't panic 'cause The Dags was
made a Life Member of Star Walking years before that.
But let's move away from the Sci-Fi
community for a tick.
From 2004 to 2012 The Dags pursued one
of his greatest passions, film making under the
banner of DMFilms. It was this
interest which eventually led him to start up his own
corporate video making business Lights
Camera Action Productionsin 2018.
It was his passion for films which
allowed The Dags to create a number of short films
whilst helping others with their productions as well
- including some professionally paid ones.
Want to see a classic Dags production?
Well just get a look at this... (running time 5 mins)
and there's this... (running time 7 mins)
and if you haven't had enough yet, then
try this... (running time 6 mins)
If you're keen to see more Daggy
productions, then just go to theDMFilmswebsite
Now because The Dags has been actively
involved in the local Science Fiction fan community
for soooo long (over 35 years and counting), for the
past few years he's been writing his fandom memoirs,
the idea being to recount as much of Dags' fandom
history as possible for prosperity. It'll definitely
make for an interesting read when finished that's for
And last, but certainly not least,
after achieving everything listed above The Dags felt
he still had some creative talent left in his aging
body so he decided to produce his own Science Fiction
talk show. Sci-Fi Zone (or The Zed as it's commonly
known) was a passion project for Dags as it allowed
him to talk about all facets of the Science Fiction
genre as inspired by his previous conventions.
In his normal life (yes believe it or
not he does have one), The Dags lives in a modest
three bedroom home which contains a room full of
Batman merchandise, 2 lounge suites, his wonderful
other half (Lynne) and his adorable cat (Lulu).
Blessed with an array of great friends
and supporters, Dags acknowledges the three loves of
his life - besides Lynne and Lulu:
1) His house (officially named Sylvia
but more commonly known as The Dag House)
2) His bed - as Dags says "I
never met a sleep-in I didn't like"
3) The Sci-Fi fan community - which
has has truly shaped him into the Dag he is today.
Now there's a lot more exciting stuff
to say about our ever popular Dags, but we suggest
you check out the Who
is Dags section of this site for