It’s that wonderful time of year again, where thousands of fans descend upon San Diego to soak up the latest and biggest names in comic books, film and television.
Comic-Con promises fans exclusive treats and interviews, and Doctor Who will have a notable presence at this years’ convention. Following his record-breaking first series as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi is making his first ever appearance at Comic-Con, along with co-stars Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and executive producer Steven Moffat.
To keep on top of the Comic-Con mania, the following list compiles each notable Doctor Who event happening around San Diego:
Thursday July 9th
- 9:00am pst: Limited Autograph Signing
Those lucky to attend the event should check out an autograph signing with the Doctor Who cast – Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez – at the Autograph Area. More information can be found on the Comic-Con website
- 2:15pm pst: Doctor Who Hall H Panel
Hall H is the biggest and most famous convention theatre of them all, and always promises something thrilling and exciting for the fans. The Doctor Who crew will be descending upon the theatre for a panel of timey-wimey madness. Peter recently spoke
about the excitement and hype of the Hall H panel:
“Tales of San Diego Comic-Con are told in awe on every set around the known fantasy/sci-fi production world. It’s become a fabled kingdom. One I am thrilled to find myself heading for. And to appear in the legendary Hall H is a further twist to the cosplay and comic madness I may never recover from.”
Saturday July 11th
- 10:30am pst: Nerd HQ Panel
Join Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat and Michelle Gomez at the Nerd HQ panel series, presented by Zachary Levi and the Nerd Machine. For a taster of what to expect, check out the 2013 Nerd HQ panel
which was live-streamed on YouTube, featuring Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat.
- 2:30pm pst: Doctor Who Fan Meetup
A growing tradition for BBC America, fans will be able to gather for a fun afternoon of Whovian shenanigans including a dance party with music mixed by DJ Eclectic Method, a Weeping Angel photo booth, a temporary tattoo station, live game show and surprise special guests. Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat have previously attended the fan meetup, so expect to see some exciting photographs from this event!
- 3:30pm pst: Titan Doctor Who Comics Panel: Year Two, Cross-Over Event and New Mini-Series
Fans of the Titan Comics should keep an eye on this panel, as Doctor Who comics editor Andrew James is set to exclusively reveal the next Doctor Who mini-series. Writers George Mann, Cavan Scott and cover artist Alice X. Zhang will be present to discuss a Twelfth Doctor SDCC exclusive short story edition, while writer Paul Cornell will give a sneak peek of Doctor Who: Four Doctors, an upcoming Doctor Who comics cross-over event. Cavan Scott and artist Blair Shedd will also be discussing the smash-hit Ninth Doctor mini series.
- 7:30pm pst: Nerdist Podcast Live featuring Peter Capaldi
Join Nerdist Podcast and Panel Moderator Chris Hardwick for an exclusive chat with Peter Capaldi. Typically these podcasts are shared online, so in the meantime, why not check out Matt Smith’s 2013 Nerdist interview?
Many of the interviews and events will be shared on BBC America’s Tumblr
accounts, so make sure to follow them for more information and exclusives.
As always, we will keep our readers updated with news, videos and features from the exciting Comic-Con events over the forthcoming weekend. Are you excited for Comic-Con? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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