Official Doctor Who Convention 2012

Doctor Who Convention 2012 at Millenium Centre in Cardiff

One of the events I found out about on Facebook is the next official Doctor Who convention that’s going to happen soon this year:  from 24th of march 2012, 09:00 until 25th of march 2012, 09:00 at The Millennium Centre, Cardiff.

The Official Doctor Who Convention is the ultimate event for Doctor Who enthusiasts. With unparalleled access to the cast and crew, this event offers fans a one-off chance to immerse themselves behind the scenes of the world’s longest running sci-fi show.

No other Doctor Who event gets you closer. Delve, as never before, into the creative minds behind the hit TV show, with unique opportunities to witness experts demonstrate how the special effects and prosthetics have created some of the iconic scenes and characters. Interactive panel discussions with cast and crew, photo and autograph sessions and a show case of official costumes and props, will give every true fan the chance to celebrate and share their passion for all things Doctor Who.

Already confirmed are Matt Smith and Steven Moffat, with more special guests to be announced in the coming weeks!

Crew members also appearing:
Barnaby Edwards – Dalek Operator, Danny Hargreaves – SFX Supervisor, Michael Pickwoad – Production Designer, Gary Russell – former Script Editor and Marcus Wilson – Producer. More cast members to be announced very soon!

Your ticket includes:

Interactive Q&A panel discussions with the cast and crew
Prosthetics & special effects demonstrations
Official props and costume displays
Official merchandise & collectables
The Official Doctor Who Convention is a one day Convention, whereby the programme of events is the same for Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are therefore encouraged to choose which day they would like to attend.

Tickets are strictly limited to this brand new event and include unique Official Doctor Who Convention 2012 merchandise – check out http://dwconvention.com/ for details.

Tickets cost £99 per day (inc VAT), which covers a whole day of activity from 9am to 6pm and strictly limited to 1,500 per day.

Every ticket holder will attend three separate hosted panel sessions:

• Meet the Stars – discussion with key cast members from series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who along with show-runner Steven Moffat (already confirmed: Matt Smith, Arthur Darvill – more to be announced soon)
• Creators & Directors – in-depth seminar with the current creative team (already confirmed: Producer Marcus Wilson, and series Executive Producer Caro Skinner– more to be announced soon)
• Doctor Who Uncut – behind the scenes forum with the people responsible for bringing the show to life (already confirmed: Production Designer Michael Pickwoad and Dalek operator Barnaby Edwards – more to be announced soon)

Karen Gillan on Graham Norton Radio 2 (29 Oct 2011)

It’s official now (from some time now) that Amy and Rory will leave Doctor Who series during the next season (season 7). Karen Gillan appeared on October 29th 2011 on Graham Norton’s Radio 2 show and she talked about that. During the interview she said that she will welcome the next Doctor Who companion with open arms when her time is up on the show.

She also said: “I know the time is going to come when Rory and Amy have to leave. It’s inevitable and that will make me really, really sad. But that’s the nature of the show and what’s so good about it. What keeps it exciting is the fact that it’s reinvented all the time with new people. I think that’s a really great part of the show, so I will welcome the new companion with open arms.”

It seems she will return to the show sometime in the future, but it not know (to the public, at least) when. I can only hope it’s as soon as possible. 😀

Series 7 in 2012

As far as I read on the internet, it seems that we have to wait about 9 months for the next episodes of Doctor Who. They are meant to be released only in the autumn of 2012.

According to that, the schedule for the next 2 series of Doctor Who looks like this:

2012
Easter Special
Autumn – Series 7 Part 1
Christmas Special

2013
Spring – Series 7 Part 2
Autumn – Series 8
Christmas Special

So the Christmas special is in the middle of the season rather to its end.

Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory) will leaving Doctor Who during series 7. You can watch here her interview taken by the ABC radio. River Song will return.

 

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Doctor Who list

The Doctor Portrayed by Tenure
First Doctor William Hartnell 1963–1966
Second Doctor Patrick Troughton 1966–1969
Third Doctor Jon Pertwee 1970–1974
Fourth Doctor Tom Baker 1974–1981
Fifth Doctor Peter Davison 1982–1984
Sixth Doctor Colin Baker 1984–1986
Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy 1987–1989, 1996
Eighth Doctor Paul McGann 1996
Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston 2005
Tenth Doctor David Tennant 2005–2010
Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith 2010–present (but only until 2012)

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Exclusive DOCTOR WHO 2011 Xmas Special Trailer

The previous youtube movie is the brand-new, just-released exclusive trailer for the 2011 Christmas Special, DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE. The premier was release a few days ago, Christmas 2011, only on BBC America.

Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.

Starring: Matt Smith and Claire Skinner. Executive Producers: Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger and Caroline Skinner

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