April 11, 2015

Doctor Who convention

I went to a Doctor Who convention! (Re) Generation Who. It was a couple of weekends ago. This one was special because it focused on Classic Who. The best Who. I went with a friend of mine, who blogged a much better, more detailed account of the day here. For some reason, our significant others didn't want to attend...but we're working on them for next year. Dave likes Doctor Who, but he prefers the new series. He hasn't seen much of the old show. Maybe he'll feel like coming along in 2016.

Because I will be going again next year. It was amazing. It was the best con I've ever attended, hands down. I didn't know what to expect because it was the first year of this con, but it was so much fun and very well put together. And the con was filled with attendees who obviously loved Doctor Who as much as I do.

The woman cropped out of the above photo on the left- the one holding the remote control- she made this K-9. It was awesome. It moved around- even the parts on his head. Cool.

Programming highlights? Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor, Skyped in for an hour-long Q&A session. That was fantastic. He was funny and engaging and I was laughing out loud. Really, all of the guests were funny. My friend and I also went to a panel with the 6th and 7th Doctors, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. They played off against each other very well. Then there was a tribute to the 2nd Doctor with one of his companions, Deborah Watling, who played Victoria. The last panel my friend and I attended was a panel with the 7th Doctor and his companion Sophie Aldred, who played Ace.

There were excellent vendors there, too. And of course the actors were around signing autographs. I didn't get any autographs, but it was cool to see them up close after seeing them on tv for so many years.

What a great day. I was basking in my nerdery.


  1. Hmmm...I like your writeup, but it contains no reasons why Sophie Aldred should marry me, therefore no stars.

    1. Haha! Yours was great, so I didn't want to write a rehash of it. Except you may have exaggerated how much I like Patrick Troughton...

      She should marry you because you like Doctor Who? Or because Ace is your almost-favorite companion? I hesistate to point out that your marriage plans may be thwarted by the fact that you are both already married to other people.


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