Doctor Who Festival 13- 15 November 2015 , ExCeL London
Find out what makes the TARDIS tick at the new Who convention
After an impressive 50th anniversary Celebration in 2013 the Beeb’s official Time Lord con is returning this November, with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and head writer Steven Moffat in attendance.
The weekend- long event has a slightly different focus this time round with activities designed to give fans a glimpse into how the world of Doctor Who is brought to the screen. There’ll be cast and crew panels, costumes and props on show and you can even have your picture taken on an actual series nine set. Learn what it takes to appear on screen alongside the Doctor at drama school sessions, experience what goes on behind the camera at a series of interactive workshops or swing by the shopping village where an extensive range of official Who merch and photo opportunities will be available.
Want to put your Who knowledge to the test? The Fan Challenge pits you against the biggest Whovians in the universe. Or show off your hand- made Romana costume at the Cosplay Showcase. If you’ve ever wanted to go under the skin of the Doctor there’s no better place. “I can’t believe we’re going to give away our secrets!” Steven Moffat says. “This is the closest you could possibly get to finding out what happens on set and how this magical show is put together.” Can’t argue with that.
Tickets are still on sale at the time of writing and cost £ 68 for adults or £ 32.25 for anyone 16 and under. A TARDIS ticket is available for £ 116 and gets you seats in the front block for panels, an official souvenir programme, a limited edition T- shirt and access to a lounge exclusive to TARDIS ticket holders. Can’t attend the whole weekend? No problem – the Festival programme is the same each day, so it’s possible to see everything in 24 hours. http:// bit. ly/ WhoFestival
They’re keen – already in London!
You might get to touch a Dalek too…