The Official Doctor Who Convention with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Steven Moffat (And So Many More!®) begins March 24 in Cardiff, Wales. Here’s everything you should know (so far):
There’s going to be Tumblr Doctor Who meetups on March 23rd, 24th and 25th! Tumblr Whovian Rebecca is taking the initiative to organize several Tumblr meetups in Cardiff including ones that you can attend without a ticket! As we’ve kind of said before, we expect all Tumblr Whovian meetups to look exactly like this:
Take pics to prove us right. Or wrong. Meetup info here: cardiffdwconmeetup.tumblr.com
There are TARDIS tours all day Monday, March 26th! It’s free to conference attendees only but you’ll get to visit the actual TARDIS set. Please go. For the love of Gallifrey PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO! And post pics to Tumblr so the rest of us can see.
Speaking of which, if you are among the Whovians attending the Con, be sure to take photos, livetweet, livetumbl, post recaps and Matt Smith sightings! We’re going to be watching the following tags for updates and will reblog stuff as it comes in: doctor who convention, dwcon, doctorwhocon, cardiffcon,
We’ve handed over “coverage” duties to our siblings from the Doctor Who Facebook page and Anglophenia blog in exchange for watching their cats for the weekend. Follow us for exclusive behind the scenes stuff we’ll be getting from DW Facebook and Anglo (or follow them if you’re into the Facebook or blog thing.) We may also post pictures of their cats.
(gif of Maru not necessarily representative of actual experience with normal cats.)
Ok. We think that’s it so far. Anything we’re missing? Let us know. We’ll be reblogging this post whenever we have new info.
I will be in Europe during that time with nothing to do and I want to go SO BAD but I don’t want to go by myself and I don’t want to stay somewhere by myself either…
Any tumblr people live in the vicinity/plan on going/want to go with me?
Similarly, we’ve been *thinking* about a Doctor Who Tumblr meetup there. While we make no assurances, would anyone be interested?
In our headcanon, a Doctor Who Tumblr meetup would look something like this:
Except with a lot more stuffed animals. And no Matt.
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.”
Doctor Who Convention attendees now have a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the TARDIS set at the BBC Wales studios at Upper Boat. These free tours will run on Monday 26th March 2012.
On the tour, visitors can step into the Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS and explore the set where some of the show’s iconic scenes have been shot. The behind-the-scenes team will be on hand to explain the inner workings of the TARDIS, talk about the set and of course to answer any questions.
- This tour is available to Doctor Who Convention ticket holders ONLY.
- Spaces are strictly limited and are subject to availability.
- Please allow approximately 2 hours 20 minutes for this activity. This includes journey time to and from the studio. Please note you will only be on the TARDIS set for a maximum of 30 minutes during this time.
- Tours can be booked for any day, irrespective of the purchased Doctor Who Convention ticket date.
- Tours on Saturday 24th March and Sunday 25th March are now fully booked
To view full TARDIS tour timetables please CLICK HERE
Also, if you go, you’re required to post pics to your Tumblr. It’s not written on the site anywhere but it’s true.
BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that Arthur Darvill, who plays the Doctor’s companion Rory Williams in the BBC’s hit sci-fi show, will be joining The Doctor Matt Smith and the series’ Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat at the ultimate Doctor Who fan event in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre next March.
Further additions to the all-star line-up today include long term Casting Director Andy Pryor, Author and Screenwriter Tom MacRae, Director of Photography Stephan Pehrsson, Script Editor Caroline Henry - and actors Stuart Milligan and Simon Fisher-Becker.
The Convention is a full day event that will give Doctor Who enthusiasts an amazing chance to delve into the inner workings of the hit TV show and learn how it is created – a journey from script to screen. With unique access to the cast and production crew, this event offers fans a rare chance to see behind-the-scenes of the world’s longest running sci-fi show.
For more visit the DWConvention site