The Guests were David Tennant, Billie Piper, Eve Myles, Gareth David-Lloyd, Dan Starkey, Barnaby Edwards,Annette Badland,Anjli Mohindra, Tony Lee, James Swallows, Gary Russell and Phil Ford.
Alas due t the wonders of public transport i missed the opening ceremony on the friday night but i heard good things especially in regards to Eve diving about fighting a dalek on stage. From the get go these guests were up for fun and was going to be a fun weekend.
This con was busy, one of busiest i have been to mainly due to the two head line guests of David and Billie so the organisation and planning of the day was a bit different then it usually is with photo shoots on the sat only for all the other guests. As per usual these ran well but due to the sheer number did take longer but thats to be expected and they ran smoothly and well. The staff in photo room have got it down to a fine art and even tolorate my insistant to have a fun photo with at least one guest. This time my prey was Gareth who seemed up for a laugh.
Points to take away from the talk include Annette being comfronted by her own face replicated for her fake skin and it looking like a death mask, the slitheen had to fake fart sounds in thier heads, its very hard to walk through doors in full sontaran costume and running in heels on cobbled roads not advisable.
The next talk was for sarah jane with writers Gary Russell Phil Ford and Anjli Mohindra i not seen many episodes of the show so alot of the talk was lost on me but you could hear how proud they were of the show and how shocked they were at the lead actress Elisabeth Sladens passing and how they couldnt carry on with out her. How she was a practical joker and full of fun and made it a good work atmostphere. It did leave me wanting to watch the show. Both writers came across very well and Anjli was very down to earth.
The last talk of the day Eve Myles and Gareth David Lloyd this was one of the most fun and outragous talks i have seen in quiet a while. Gareth and Eve seemed to have no boundries of comedy self deprication and shame. Telling stories and jokes about thier time on the show- nothign was out of bounds from sex gas noises to John barrowmans penis.
Some of the questions asked were a bit over the top from the guy who told Eve that he was banned from taking her action figure to bed now which lead to a very shocked face by Eve. But a fun talk none the less.
Dr. John A. Zoidberg - Me
Col. Samantha Carter Ph.D. - Corinne Brown
Dr. Teeth - Bebe Welch
Dr. Emmett Brown - Jimmy McPaul
Dr. Beverly Crusher - Tony Bufton
Dr. Frank N Furter - Susannah Owens
Dr. Constantine - Steve Owens
Dr. Strangelove - Helen Walker
Witch Doctor - Mair sheppherd
Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. - Pete Woolman
Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey - Laura Kinsella
I had help from my SFX friend LukeSmith (www.facebook.com/undeadmouseyfx ) to build my face piece whilst i worked on the claws. we were very pleased on how it came out and the rest of the groups entrys were so good special mention to Bebe Welch as the Muppet Dr Teeth one of best costumes i have ever seen at an event and to Laura Kinsella who was drafted in at the 11th hours to fill a spot ( ps she makes great cakes check her out http://www.facebook.com/kinsellacakes#!/kinsellacakes )
There were alot of entrys this time -55!! so was all a bit rushed once it started but we went out there and each acted a little bit like our characters me with my crab walking and silly face lapping up as much attention as possible. Suprise suprise we won best group again yes i will brag we are that good champions 2 dr who cons running have to be very special to get the hat trick
The Sunday -
I'll skip discussing the talks again as they were very similar pairings and the similar topics discussed all were very good but the nigth before did prey heavily on alot of people which still lead to amusing storys and Eve didnt let the late night stop her being fun.
so about a thousand people wanting David and Billie in one day this sunday could have been a total distaster...it wasnt. the photo queue was nice simple and reasonably quick even got a nice hug out of Billie which you cant go wrong with - im sure david was jealous but if he wanted a hug he should of just grabbed me really
The auto session again was very fast only took about half hour to get through bith of them..Was again very fluid and worked very well
On to thier talk, they both came out full of life and energy even though they had been signing for hours just before. refusing to take chairs they spent most of thier talk on thier feet bouncing around and discussing old times. There was a few inoppropriate questions regarding if they would ever sleep together and things like that. They were great together and were a delight to watch. Alas no tidbits on the 50th anniversay rumours other then deniel but can we really be sure? can we?
This con was a great event, even with the large amount of attendees it never felt much busier then any other event. All the guests were fun outgoing and seemed to really enjoy themselves. Overall this was one of the best events i have been to in 2012 and cant wat till the next one