An exclusive first look inside the BBC America Press Room via Anglophenia.
Visit the Anglophenia blog later today for a full recap.
Our siblings over at Anglophenia have a photo gallery of even more Whovians in Dalek hats including our favorite celebrity Whovian, Chris Hardwick.
Booth signings with The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick on Thursday, Doctor Who Executive Producer Caroline Skinner on Saturday, Merlin’s Colin Morgan and Katie McGrath on Saturday, and demos of Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock every day.
The BBC America @ San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Superpost: Doctor Who, The Nerdist, new merch, and more!
BBC America is excited to announce our return to San Diego Comic-Con with a Doctor Who panel in Hall H, new exclusive merchandise, and special events at the BBC America booth #3629!
Here are the full details:
Doctor Who Panel and Q&A
Sunday, July 15, 12:30-1:30pm
BBC AMERICA’s (@BBCAMERICA) Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their triumphant return to Comic-Con for a panel and Q&A moderated by Doctor Who pundit and creator of the Nerdist, Chris Hardwick. They will be joined by star Arthur Darvill, who’s making his first pilgrimage to SDCC, along with award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and award-winning executive producer Caroline Skinner (The Fades). As fans eagerly await the new season’s premiere, BBC AMERICA has learned that Steven Moffat and team will be bringing something very special with them to reveal to fans in Hall H.
Matt Smith to appear on TV Guide’s Fan Favorite Panel
Saturday, July 14, 1:00-2:00pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront - Indigo Ballroom
TV Guide magazine returns with another all-star panel. Moderated by editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV’s hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include Nathan Fillion (Castle), David Giuntoli (Grimm), Joel McHale (Community), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Maggie Q (Nikita), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), and others.
BBC America & Tumblr Present The Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup
Saturday, July 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Basic - 410 10th Avenue, San Diego
Tumblr loves Whovians and Whovians love Tumblr! Join us Saturday for a celebration of the Doctor Who community at the first ever Official Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup. There will be Cosplay! Giveaways! and (of course) an animated gif photo booth! For details and RSVP, check out the Official Doctor Who Tumblr.
The Nerdist Celebrates Comic-Con on BBC America
New world premiere specials of BBC AMERICA’s The Nerdist kick off with two back-to-back programs on Saturday, July 28 - The Nerdist: Comic-Con at 9:00pm ET/PT and The Nerdist: Tribute to Toys & Games at 10:00pm ET/PT. Host Chris Hardwick joins special guests in a comedic roundtable discussion of all the things that nerds love, from pop culture to news, tech trends and more.
The Nerdist continues in August with premieres of The Nerdist: Tribute to Science on Saturday, August 4, 10:00pm ET/PT. In The Nerdist: Tribute to Nerd Girls on Saturday, August 11, 10:00pm ET/PT and The Nerdist: Tribute to Time Travel featuring COPPER’s Tom Weston-Jones, premiering Saturday August 18, 10:00pm ET/PT.
Announcing a new series of Doctor Who specials!
Ahead of the new season of Doctor Who, BBC AMERICA will premiere new Doctor Who specials - The Science of Doctor Who, The Women of Doctor Who, The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who, and The Destinations of Doctor Who - as part of the Supernatural Saturday programming block starting Saturday, August 4, 9:00pm ET/PT.
New and exclusive merchandise at the BBC America Booth (#3629)
Fans of Doctor Who will find an assortment of contemporary and classic licensed merchandise at Comic-Con, available at the BBC AMERICA booth, in addition to officially licensed Doctor Who partners’ booths. The BBC AMERICA booth will also offer fans several product launch exclusives including: bobble heads, a lunchbox with travel mug and multiple t-shirt styles.
Liveblogging, Livetumblring, and Livetweeting all of Comic-Con
The Doctor Who Tumblr, Anglophenia, and @BBCAmerica will continue their tradition of liveblogging the BBC America experience at Comic-Con! Follow them on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook for real time updates and announcements from Doctor Who, The Nerdist, Copper, and more!
We will be updating this post with new events as soon as they’re confirmed so come back.
David Tennant Nerdist Podcast is up!!!!!
Just a reminder: The Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials is on BBC America now followed by an interview with David Tennant on The Nerdist Year in Review followed by The Graham Norton Show with special guest Matt Smith. And then at 11:30 Neil Gaiman is on ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me.’
It really is Smithmas around here.
3575 others are also watching Doctor Who on GetGlue.com
Chris Hardwick, Wil Wheaton, Jonah Ray, Matt Mira, and Kumail Nanjiani share their favorite moments from Doctor Who Season 6.
VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE: you should watch THE NERDIST: YEAR IN REVIEW premiering Saturday Dec 24 at 9/8c immediately following Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials at 8/7c, on BBC America.
Why? That’s because his special guests are Nathan Fillion (‘Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place’, ‘Robot Chicken’), Wil Wheaton (‘Naruto’, ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’), Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash), and Interviews with Simon Pegg (Hippies, Untitled Star Trek Sequel) and some guy named
@nerdist: David Tennant interview achieved!!! Happy to report that he is as charming and delightful and you’d expect. Excellent chap!!!
FYI: if you live in the Los Angeles area and are a liker of that there Nerdist…
The BBC AMERICA original specials, based on Chris Hardwick’s hit podcast, return in December with a year-end review of all things nerds love.
BBC AMERICA today gave the green light for five more specials of The Nerdist, based on comedian, writer, Doctor Who fan and web pundit Chris Hardwick’s hit Nerdist podcast. The commission follows the successful and buzzed-about pilot hosted by Hardwick, which premiered in September as part of BBC AMERICA’s comedy block the Ministry of Laughs. The Nerdist will continue to be produced by Nerdist Industries and Comcast Entertainment Studios, with Chris Hardwick, Alex Murray, Jay James, Gary Snegaroff and K.P. Anderson serving as executive producers.
The five specials (2x60; 3x30) will air throughout the next year, coinciding with big events for the channel. The Nerdist will feature panelists from LA to London, including celebrity guests, comedians, bloggers, and podcasters, in a comedic roundtable discussion. The first special will premiere on December 24, 9:00pm ET/PT, as a one-hour year-end review of all the things that nerds love from pop culture to tech trends and more.
Chris Hardwick says: “We had mammoth amounts of fun making The Nerdist for BBC AMERICA earlier this year with Craig Ferguson and Matt Smith and can’t wait to make more nerdy nerd nerdness in the upcoming specials. I thank BBC AMERICA for allowing people further consume our wee podcast with their eyes.”
We made cookies for the Nerdist TV Show pilot tonight! (10/9c or after Doctor Who airs, whenever that is for you.)
Make sure to watch this episode to find out what Craig thinks the Nerdist logo is. ;)
I hope one day I can thank this man for everything that he (and his podcast) has introduced me to. My love for Doctor Who, Doug Benson, Scott Sigler, Wil Wheaton, Tom Lennon and me finding my love for comedy again among many many many other things/people are completely his fault!
Just in case Chris is too humble to reblog thank yous written to him when he curates the Doctor Who Tumblr Friday and Saturday (#fangirlsquee!) we thought we’d leave this here for him to see.