If they’d let David Tennant keep his accent, I wouldn’t be alive to see this.
Comicpalooza just announced that not only will Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann be attending the convention in Houston May 23-26, but Peter Davision will also be there as well! This is a rare chance stateside to see all the living Classic Who Doctors at once, save, of course, Tom Baker.
In addition to Doctors Five through Eight, they will also have John Barrowman (who I would be excited to see all by himself) and Neve McIntosh who plays Madame Vastra, and James Masterson who, among his many geek credits, appeared in Torchwood. (Sorry, I know he’s been in tons more noteworthy things, but I’m DW focused, here.)
In addition, they offer a Time Lord VIP pass, in advance only, for $235, which includes the following:
(Peter Davison is not included because he was a late addition to the program, but guys- really! This is a great deal as it is, as it’s only $8 more per day than the regular VIP Pass at the door.)
This is a totally volunteer, fan-run, non-big corporate convention, and they’re taking a big chance on including so many Doctor Who guests. These guys spend months- years, even- of their lives planning and organizing this, and they don’t make a penny from it. They want to make this a Doctor Who friendly event with a proven track record of bringing in crowds so that in the future, they can point to their success and prove that an audience exists for DW in order to bring in more New Who guests. Let’s prove to them that the audience exists outside LA and the corporate conventions so that we can enjoy more DW guests stateside.
The group I’m involved with will be there and we’ll be bringing our TARDIS as well as hosting three panel discussions on Doctor Who. Come and share the Whovian joy!
So I’m standing in the bookstore this afternoon, minding my own business, perusing the graphic novels, when - for the barest fraction of a second - my heart flooded with indescribable hope and joy. A moment later, I was inconsolably depressed when I realized the sound of the TARDIS landing was coming from a cookie jar someone had opened the next aisle over.