‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary Convention in November, Caro Skinner Teases Anniversary Special – “It. Will. Be. Big.”
It’ll be a big year for Doctor Who, no question. Celebrating its 50th anniversary the BBC promises great things and there’s nothing greater than a Doctor Who convention. Believe me, I’ve been to one. Held at ExCeL in London on the show’s anniversary weekend, November 22nd-24th, The Doctor Who 50th Celebration Weekend will have tickets available for 15,000 lucky fans. Which I’m sure will sell out unbelievably fast.
Amanda Hill of BBC Worldwide said,
We cannot wait to welcome Doctor Who fans from around the world to London in November. It’s going to be a spectacular weekend! Generations of fans young and old have been captivated by the Doctor and we’ve seen the show go from strength to strength, enjoying something of a global march over the past few years attracting new followers from Turkey to Brazil to South Korea. 2013 is an opportunity for fans around the world to come together and celebrate the glorious past, present and future of Doctor Who.
I’m already searching for cheap airfare, what about you? Do you want to go? Stupid question. Do you think you will go? Hopefully we’ll get more details soon, like guests, itinerary, ticket prices, booking information, etc. For one, if there’s no attempted reunion of all the living Doctors, I’ll be pissed. I would also call bullshit if they didn’t plan on screening the anniversary special, in 3-D no less. But I’m sure plans for that are already in the works.
Speaking of the anniversary special, we haven’t heard anything definitive about what it’ll involve other than to expect it to blow our minds. Series producer, Caro Skinner, doesn’t have any details to share either but she does promise, “It. Will. Be. Big.” In the latest Doctor Who Magazine, Skinner teased,
Marcus Wilson and I spend most of our time saying to one another: ‘Oh, good God, Steven Moffat’s imagination is AMBITIOUS.’ ‘Wow, we’ve got a lot of work to do.’ ‘And how exactly are we going to do that?’ ‘And that?’ ‘And, oooh, that?!’
See? No details whatsoever, but her excitement is clear. Here’s hoping we’ll all feel the same way come November. What we can confirm is the special is expected to begin shooting this month. So maybe we’ll be able to garner some details from any sneaky set reports that leak out.
Doctor Who will be back on our TV screens sooner than you know it, premiering on BBC America March 30th at 9pm EST.