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.

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