‘Doctor Who’: BBC Planning Official Convention & Eve Myles Thinks ‘Torchwood’ Should Be Excluded From 50th Anniversary
It’s official, BBC Worldwide is launching a Doctor Who convention of their very own. Named the Doctor Who Official Convention (Clever name, lads.) it is being held at Millennium Centre in Cardiff in March 24th -25th of 2012. The con will only be a one day event though, with the activities of Saturday repeating on Sunday. And admission will also be £100. Ouch.
As of right now the only scheduled guests are Stephen Moffat and Matt Smith. Definitely plan on whoever the companions of the current season to be there, with possibly a few past TARDIS residents as well. Holding the convention where they film the show is a neat perk and they’ll being taking full advantage of this fact. 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
Autograph or photos with any of the main cast members will cost extra.
For more info check out their website. For ticketing info go here. And I say expect mass hysteria when it comes to the sale of those tickets. We’re talking San Diego Comic Con-type sell out because there are only 1500 tickets available.
Are you down? Will you be traveling across the pond for the first ever, official Doctor Who con?
Source: Bleeding Cool
In other Whovian news, Eve Myles doesn’t think the Torchwood crew would be a good addition to the Anniversary special of Doctor Who. Assuming, of course, there will be a 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special. Myles is against a crossover between the two series because of Torchwood‘s adult themes.
We have lots of adult themes running in Torchwood and I think it would be inappropriate for us to have anything to do with Doctor Who because it’s predominantly a family programme.
I think that where Torchwood is, it deals with darker subjects and I think inter-mixing them, if they want to do that, then fine., but I can tell you that I’m not involved in it – they won’t give me guns or a bazooka.
I think her concern is a little silly. Jack’s made the crossover between the two series plenty of times. We even saw Myles in Doctor Who during “The Stolen Earth” and “Journey’s End.” Where she was, in fact, seen carrying a big fucking gun.
So, what do you think will really happen for Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary? With the date already garnering so much buzz the Beeb must have something planned, right? I don’t find it a coincidence their first official convention is next year, either.
Source: The Mary Sue