GEEKING OUT because right now MARK SHEPPARD is talking with my son, who is dressed like the Eleventh Doctor, and fixing his bow tie. OMG
Sorry we’re a day late. We tried to watch every awesome series that you’ve been in, and failed miserably. There’s just not enough time in
our lives the day.
Here’s hoping you continue to invade our fandoms for many more years to come.
Alex: How did you get to do Doctor Who?
Mark: I was asked to do it. I didn’t even have to audition, they just asked me to do it. That’s probably because I was on a series called Battlestar Galactica and a series called Firefly and a series called Dollhouse which were known to the writers and producers of Doctor Who. I probably had the coolest role in Battlestar. It was the hardest, strangest role I’ve ever done.
So this was me at the Doctor Who Convention on Saturday :) (with two friends I found in the Props and Costumes display room).
The costume was very last minute, and its mainly because of that is why I’m kinda proud of it :)
Two highlights of my day:
I turned around and ran straight into Mark Sheppard in the main foyer who was staring at my costume, and he said my costume was brilliant, and then the BBC camera found him, but his agent lady asked me if I could hang around until his interview was finished for a photograph with Mark for the press! And afterward he gave me an autograph!
Best part was when it was right at the end of the day and me and my friend crashed in a corner by a bathroom and I was going to go wash off my costume but just by luck, we spotted Matt through the glass doors in the VIP room less than 10ft away from us, we peered at him through the glass from a distance and someone in the VIP room pointed at us and said something to him and he turned around and grinned and waved at us peering in at him :D (to which we shamefully had quite the fangirl reaction I’m afraid).
Then even better, he had a photograph session to go to, so he had to leave the room and walk straight past us so I put my mask on and watched him walk past within a foot of us (no exaggeration, I could’ve poked him, but his bouncers were ushering him along) and he looked straight back at us and my costume as he was passing with this hilarious skeptical smile that clearly said “she’s raving nuts…”
Matt was very sweet, he wouldn’t keep still in the panel sessions.
Oh and just before we left, Simon Fisher Becker left the VIP room and walked past us, so I said hi and then shouted “DOCT-TOR WHO” to which he promptly joined in with loudly :)
Its been a brilliant day <3
Doctor Who Convention, Cardiff, 24th March 2012.
I went to Who Con:
We arrived and met Hannah (iblamedarren)
Then Steven Walked past us:
Then Matt called us ‘Dudes’:
Then we took photos in the Torchwood Tower:
Then we went to Eddie’s Diner where they filmed the American Diner scenes:
Went to visit Ianto’s shrine:
Ran into some Weeping Angels:
Met Mark Sheppard:
Saw some Costumes, Props and touched the TARDIS:
Then saw Arthur and Karen:
Then met Matt properly:
oooh yeah, then watched The Hunger Games ASDFGHJKL
And still NO SIGN OF CHARLIE AND ALEX!!!
@dwconvention: Mark Sheppard signing at #dwcuk join the queue!
Mark Sheppard and five others have been added to the line-up of Doctor Who Convention, BBC Worldwide announced today. The actor, who played the role of Agent Canton Delaware III in the opening episodes of Doctor Who’s sixth series, has appeared in a number of perennial science fiction shows, including “Firefly” and “Supernatural”.
The other additions are as follows: Nick Briggs, voice of the Daleks; Neil Gorton, a visual effects specialist from MillenniumFX; Ian McNeice, who portrayed Winston Churchill; and Raquel Cassidy, who played Cleaves in The Almost People and The Rebel Flesh. They join a list of appearances already including Matt Smith, Steven Moffat, and Arthur Darvill.
“I grew up watching Doctor Who, and the fans are a huge part of what really makes the show so very special,” Sheppard is quoted as saying. “I can’t wait to come back to Cardiff for this unprecedented behind-the-scenes event - a unique chance for fans to meet the amazing people responsible for so much of the show we all love and get to experience their talent and creativity in a totally new way.”
MARK SHEPPARD as Canton Everett Delaware III ›› Doctor Who S6 Confidential
Join BBC America for a Dragon*Con exclusive screening of the new Doctor Who episode, “Night Terrors,” written by Mark Gatiss. In this episode, the Doctor receives a distress call from the scariest place in the Universe: a child’s bedroom. Terrified of the monsters in his cupboard, George’s pleas for help break through the barriers of time and space. But allaying his fears won’t be easy, even for the Doctor, because George’s monsters are real. Saturday (9/3) 7PM, 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom (Sheraton)
Dragon*Con will be held this Labor Day weekend (September 2-5, 2011) in Atlanta, GA. There’s a BritTrack for all things British sci-fi including other Doctor Who and Torchwood-related guests.
Ah Doctor Who. Where you can always count on a dance party when the actors are waiting for the next take.
Y’know, if Canton wanted to stick around, I wouldn’t mind.