We took a bunch of pictures with some of the amazing cosplayers that were waiting in line for the fan meetup!
We found some brilliant TARDIS (and a Tenth Doctor) cosplayers! Good work wheatleyscience, canaryblack, nerdoftherings327, galfawkes, artificialteddy, denimalpaca, and auntieunclecas!
From the Comic-Con floor, an adipose and the Eleventh Doctor! Thanks Mike and Joy!
Here Is The Doctor Who @ San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Superpost.
So here it is, a list of everything Doctor Who at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. We’ve got the big Doctor Who panel in Hall H, we’ve got exclusive Doctor Who merchandise at the BBC America booth (#3629), and (most excitedly) we’ve got the second annual Whovian party that we like to call the Doctor Who Fan Meetup.
Here are the full details:
BBC America’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
Sunday, July 21, 12:30-1:30pm
BBC America presents the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel featuring Doctor Whostars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, An Adventure in Space and Time star David Bradley, and award-winning writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss. The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will premiere November 23, on BBC America. As part of the celebrations in November, An Adventure in Space and Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who, with David Bradley starring as the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell.
Matt Smith will appear on Entertainment Weekly’s Brave New Warriors
Thursday July 18, 4:45pm - 5:45pm
A new generation of heroes has revitalized television. These daring, dauntless young actors have fans swooning and critics raving. Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Tyler Posey(Teen Wolf), and David Giuntoli (Grimm) discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set.
BBC America Presents The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Fan Meetup
Saturday, July 20, 2:00-4:00pm
Block No. 16, 344 7th Ave, San Diego
Join us Saturday for a celebration of the Doctor Who community at the second ever Official Doctor Who Fan Meetup at Comic-Con. There will be Cosplay! There will be contests! and (of course) a roving Whovian photo booth! For details, check out the Official Doctor Who Tumblr.
A Conversation with Doctor Who @ Nerd HQ
Saturday, July 20, 2:00pm
Petco Park, 7th Ave and K Street, San Diego
Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat stop by NERD HQ to talk all things Doctor Who ahead of the 50th Anniversary Special premiering November 23, 2013 on BBC AMERICA.
Matt Smith to appear on the Nerdist Podcast Live
Saturday, July 20, 9:30pm
Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave, San Diego
The Doctor, one more time before regeneration, back with Chris, Matt, and Jonah… yeah, one for the highlight reel. DO NOT MISS IT.
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 that will be announced later this week.
Liveblogging, Livetumblring, and Livetweeting all of Comic-Con
The Doctor Who Tumblr, the Anglophenia Blog, and @BBCAmerica on Twitter will continue their tradition of liveblogging Doctor Who and the entire BBC family of programming at Comic-Con! Follow us on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook for real time updates and announcements from Doctor Who, Orphan Black, and more!
Oh what the heck: There will be a Doctor Who Fan Meetup at San Diego Comic Con this year.
Details coming soon.
Your fellow Whovians have a message for you.
The line to get into the 1pm Doctor Who panel began outside Hall H around 8pm the night before. If you wanted to get a place in the 6500 seat auditorium, you had to get there early, very early. By the time the panel was about to begin, this audience was so excited they started clapping out the rhythm of the Master’s drums and once Moffat and the cast got on stage there was an extremely loud standing ovation.
The panel was producers Steven Moffat and Caroline Skinner, as well as the Doctor (Matt Smith) and the Ponds (Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill.)
It’s well known that Amy and Rory Pond will be leaving the show in a meeting with the Weeping Angels half way through this season, so in a way this was a Comic Con good-bye to them. They showed the extremely moving clip from “The Girl Who Waited” where Amy is telling Rory why he needs to leave her while she is outside the TARDIS and he is inside. I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Karen spoke of her leaving the show and said she cried for two weeks straight after she left. But don’t worry you’ll see more of both her and Arthur as they have many projects coming up. The most exciting for Who fans is probably “Broadchurch” in which Arthur will be working with David Tennant. It is also written by Who writer, Chris Chibnall.
They all spoke a lot about how one of the main themes of Doctor Who is the idea of regeneration and change. That it’s about learning to love characters and learning that we have to let them go.…
A few things I learned at this panel:Moffat promises lots of variety in the upcoming series. Westerns, tragedy, Weeping Angels, dinosaurs, Daleks, lots and lots of Daleks.
1. When Matt started the show he was given a handbook describing all the various areas of the TARDIS, what they were for, and what all the buttons and levers are for. How much do you want to own this handbook?
2. Only Moffat knows what the Doctor’s name is and why we can’t know it. He will not tell us why.
3. Moffat won’t say if he is planning on an episode with multiple Doctors or not.
4. Moffat said of River Song, “You can’t trust that woman.”
5. The alliance of evil that got together at the Pandorica will not reconvene, according to Moffat.
6. Both Karen and Matt’s favorite guest character on the show was Vincent van Gogh (can you blame them?) Karen and Arthur’s favorite costumes were the Kiss-a-Gram and Centurion respectively (again, duh!)
7. Karen is an amazing bowler even though she has never bowled before this week and has terrible form that involves yelping when she releases the ball.
8. All the cast members have taken souvenirs from the TARDIS. David Tennant kept his sonic screwdriver.
For the second year running, there was a Whovian Sunday at San Diego Comic-Con. Sonic screwdriver-brandishing fans packed Hall H for a panel that featured Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, lead writer/executive producer Steven Moffat, and executive producer Caroline Skinner. The atmosphere was as electric as panels past, with zings of oddball wit from überfan and moderator Chris Hardwick from The Nerdist.
But amongst all of the cheers and celebration, there was an inescapable feeling of sadness. After all, the upcoming season of Doctor Who will see the departure of the Doctor’s beloved companions the Ponds – played by Gillan and Darvill.
Karen and The Babes in San Diego: DW panel @ Comic-Con
I assume this is an accurate description of Steven Moffat at Comic-Con.
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Setting our previous post of this ‘private’ and reblogging from the BBC America blog. Because of reasons.
Also: are you following the BBC America Tumblr yet?