So we are two Australians that are wandering around the Doctor Who 50th Celebration convention today! If you see us, please come and say hi!
New photos from ‘The Eleventh Hour’ panel at the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCeL London.
The REGENERATIONS panel today from the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCeL London. Colin Baker, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy.
Today is the start of the Doctor Who Celebration at the ExCeL center in London! We’ll be posting updates all weekend.
Here are a bunch of photos of some people who happened to be in attendance.
With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who now less than a month away, BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that over 40 additional guests from the classic era of Doctor Who have been added to the bill for the Doctor Who 50th Celebration which takes place at ExCeL London over the anniversary weekend.
Peter Davison, who played the role of the Fifth Doctor from 1981-1984, will be attending all three days. Joining Peter on Saturday 23 November will be William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, who starred as companions Ian and Susan alongside First Doctor William Hartnell, plus the Director of An Unearthly Child, Waris Hussein.
Dick Mills of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and visual effects gurus Mike Tuckerand Mat Irvine will also be on hand to facilitate some of the special features at the Celebration, which will be announced in more detail soon.
The report on DoctorWho.tv also announces that opening hours will also be extended on Saturday evening so visitors can enjoy a free 2D simulcast screening of The Day of the Doctortogether. Saturday attendees should expect an email with details about how they can reserve a seat.
Tickets are now on general sale for the Doctor Who 50th Celebration at ExCeL, London in November. Starring Matt Smith, Tom Baker*, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, the event on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th November is a must for the whole family to celebrate their love of all things Doctor Who with an exciting range of activities to suit all ages.
Tickets are available from celebration.doctorwho.tv now.
Matt Smith says, “The event this year will be an extra special occasion for me, I’m truly looking forward to a huge celebration with the fans in the lead up to the 50th anniversary episode” Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements of other high profile guests in the coming weeks.
Ticket holders to this once-in-a-lifetime event will have access to a whole range of activities including:
- Guaranteed seats to two theatre panel shows featuring star guests from 50 years of Doctor Who.
- Guaranteed seats in a spectacular special effects show hosted by Doctor Who’s special effects guru Danny Hargreaves.
- Activities in the main halls including: stunt workshops with Doctor Who stunt co-ordinator Crispin Layfield and stunt double Gordon Seed, audio and visual effect workshops, on-stage panels with cast members, walk-like-a-monster master-classes with Doctor Who’s official monster choreographer Ailsa Burke, quizzes and games for fans young and old and plenty more to ensure the whole family have an amazing day out celebrating Doctor Who.
All of the above will be available to guests who purchase a standard ticket to the event. Standard tickets are priced at £45 for adults and £20 for kids, while a family ticket will cost £104** (two adults and two children***). Tickets cover entry to the Celebration for one day. Tickets go on general sale at 11am (BST) on Monday 8 July 2013 from celebration.doctorwho.tv.
There is also an option to purchase a limited edition TARDIS ticket. This ticket guarantees front row seats to the theatre shows, a private lounge for use all day, drinks and light refreshments and a special goodie bag with exclusive merchandise which can be collected on the day guests attend. TARDIS tickets are priced at £95.50 for adults, £44.25 for children and £218 for a family****.
To ensure every visitor gets access to the best experience, when buying tickets online they will have the option to choose one of two streams – Ice Warrior or Weeping Angel – which will reserve each guest a seat for that day’s shows in the theatre.
Visitors to the Celebration will also have the opportunity to visit signature and photo booths where they can meet their heroes from 50 years of Doctor Who (photos with Matt Smith should be booked in advance via the website). These opportunities will be available at a fee and subject to availability.
In addition to the Celebration, further activity is being planned for the Saturday evening and will be announced soon.
For more information on the Celebration and a Plan Your Day guide, visit celebration.doctorwho.tv. To hear who else will be making the journey to this once-in-a-lifetime occasion at ExCeL in November subscribe to the doctorwho.tv newsletter and follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/dwcelebration.
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are already sold out but there are still tickets available for Friday!