For the second year in a row, BBC AMERICA held their official Doctor Who meetup at San Diego Comic-Con, gathering a crowd of devoted fans under one roof for a bit of controlled mayhem. People lined up as early as seven hours ahead for the mid-afternoon event at Block 16, a roomy, multi-tiered bar not far from the convention center, which had a stage and full movie screen that allowed for performances and an astonishing video mash-up of 50 years of Doctor Who from DJ Eclectic Method.
A few shots from the Doctor Who Fan Meetup Cosplay Class Photo
The Doctor Who fan meetup was SO MUCH FUN!
Margaret and I got there a couple hours early to make sure we had a good spot in line, and it was totally worth it. We got to see some awesome cosplayers, like the Jack and Doctor in the pictures up there, which was a lot of fun.
Once we got in, there were awesome cardboard cutouts of the Doctors for picture-taking and lots of delicious food (MACARONI AND CHEESE BALLS AND CUPCAKES) and drinks. They were giving out this blue one called Bad Wolf that I think was Sprite with bubblegum syrup? And soda water? I don’t know for sure, but it was DELICIOUS.
We got good spots up on the second level with a great view of the stage and got to see a few of the Adipose who run the Doctor Who tumblr, cool fanart, a fun in-cosplay-script-reading contest, and… GUEST JUDGES MARK GATISS AND DAVID BRADLEY. AND THEN MATT, JENNA, AND MOFFAT CAME OUT.
Everyone was wonderful and at one point Matt picked up an adorable little girl dressed as a Dalek and had her say “exterminate”, which might have been the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
Also, Mark Gatiss saw us waving at him and he waved back. It was awesome.
Another set of photos I took of Moffat, Jenna and Matt! They talked to the crowd for about 10 minutes and Matt gave a little farewell speech saying that he appreciated the fans and that he had a blast being the Doctor and oh TEARS :’( ILY Matt. Ill miss you! They sign he is holding on the last photo says “Thank you Matt for being out Doctor” ♥ Photos taken by me. (Official Doctor Who 50th Anniversary fan meet-up, San Diego, CA)
Here is a picture of David Bradley riding a skateboard at the Wired Cafe. Just because.
Just met Steven Moffat ahhhhhh!! :)
Karen Gillan reveals a new do for the up and coming Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy.
btw, this happened….
Come along, Pond
He is the sweetest thing on earth! I was so nervous asking him for a picture and was shaking while taking it. Even though he helps to ruin other lives through his shows, he is beyond the nicest man.
Matt Smith walked the floor of San Diego Comic-Con disguised as Bart Simpson.
The video actually begins at 2:10!
Say hello to the line for the Doctor Who Fan Meetup!
Um, forget our screengrab — here’s Jenna, Matt, David & Mark at the EW Studio.