Dance on the Orient Express

Dance on the Orient Express

Join us on Saturday night after the new Doctor Who episode for the Dance on the Orient Express. Inspired by screenwriter Jamie Mathieson’s Mummy on the Orient Express episode, come in your dapperest 1920’s attire and dance the night away. . . or just come in cosplay. . . or just make sure you’re wearing clothes. Regardless, it’s going to be a great few hours hanging out with your friends while listening to a variety of current and classic hits! Dance if the mood hits you!

Dance on the Orient Express
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
10:30 PM-ish

Say “Hello” to this year’s dealers!

We’ve got a full, sold out dealers room this year and I can already tell that I’ll be poor(er) when I buy everything! Here’s a breakdown of who’s coming:

MarkWHO42
http://www.markwho42.net/
Big Finish

Rubbertoe Replicas
http://rubbertoereplicas.com
Doctor Who Replica props from the show’s propmaster, Nick Robatto

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
www.wibbilywobblytimeywimey.com
Doctor Who Props and merchanside

The Corner Shop
http://www.thecornershopga.com/
Finest selection of British foods and gifts

Half Price Books
https://www.hpb.com/home
A little bit of everything at the best price possible!

Mel’s MakeBelieve
http://www.melsmakebelieve.com/
Original one of a kind steampunk home decor and jewelry.

Doug McKittrick
Author of Wolf 359 series
http://pdmac-author.com

Starbase Atlanta
https://starbaseatlanta.com/
T-shirts, pins, badges, huge fandom variety

The Mana Pool Bazaar
https://www.etsy.com/shop/themanapoolbazaar
Handmade stone coasters, jewelry, jean jackets/vests and keychains.

Posh Geekery
https://www.facebook.com/PoshGeekery/
Fandom clocks made from vinyl records, handmade infinity scarves, keychains, rearview mirror charms, jewelry and other accessories.

Sickly Sweet Style
http://sicklysweetstyle.com
Geeky fiber crafts including monster bunnies, embroidered towels, cat toys, dog clothes

These Are Days
http://thesearedaysstudio.com
Jewelry, paper goods, greeting cards

Hungry For More Games
http://www.hungryformoregames.com/
Gaming publisher of “Steal The Show!”

My Faerietale
http://myfaerietale.net/
Character sculptures, jewelry, art prints

R Kyle Hannah
http://rkylehannah.com
Author of Time Assassins series

TJ Morris
Author of The Cathedral
tjmorrisauthor.com

Etch Mage
https://www.facebook.com/etchmage/
Etched glassware

WhoToons
https://www.facebook.com/WhoToons/
Doctor Who-themed Caricature Artist

QBE Designs
http://qbedesigns.com
Bag tags, hooded towels, bags and quilts

Daniel French Art and Leather
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DanTheLefty
Leather goods and print art

Markmak’s Toys & Collectibles
Doctor Who Titan figures, character building figures

WhmZCoat
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhmZcoat
Handmade coats

Fantastic Vision
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FantasticVisions
Custom phone covers, jewelry

Ms Tilley’s Treasures
Jewelry, trinkets, sci-fi stuff

Dimitri Paints
http://www.paintingsbydimitri.com/
Artist

Blackbird Finery
https://www.facebook.com/BlackbirdFinery
Vintage gentleman’s accessories

Komai’s Oh My
https://www.facebook.com/KomaisOhMy
Keychains, mugs, totes, wooden TARDIS

Symmetrical Universe
http://symmetricaluniverse.com/
Art

Sakura Sisters
https://www.storenvy.com/stores/731184-sakura-sisters
Arts and homemade crafts

Dr Mike’s Shaving Emporium
http://www.drmikesemporium.com/
Shaving supplies

How to get to WHOlanta (and avoid the part of I-85 where the bridge collapsed)

Map

If you haven’t heard by now, a major artery of the city has been struck a major blow – mainly the I-85 bridge that goes over Piedmont Road is gone. While GA DOT is working feverishly to rebuild the bridge, unfortunately it will not reopen in time for the convention. The collapsed bridge is 6.1 miles away from our hotel (the closed road is indicated in red and covered in Daleks on the map). So while it closes one way of getting to our convention, there are plenty of other ways to get to us. Don’t let it discourage you.

Keep In Mind:
I-285 runs in a circle around the entire city. In most cases, this is your best chance to bypass any construction inside of the city. Once you hit the 85 South exit on I-285 (a place we like to call Spaghetti Junction), you can take I-85S all the way to our the hotel (either via the Shallowford Road exit to the access road or via Clairmont Road). Also remember that I-285 will see increased car volume due to being the best bypass around the city. Best to have patience and plan accordingly.

From South of the city (including the airport):
I-285 will take you around the city and will be your best route to get there. From there, you can take 85 South to the hotel. You can also take 75N through the city (depending on time of day) and then hop onto I-285 to 85 South.

From North of the city:
Your commute should not be affected (aside from a higher volume of cars on the road). Again, I-285 to I-85 South will work. You can also attempt taking 400 South to I-85 North but there will be a bottleneck and possible backups as all traffic is rerouted to either exit at Sidney Marcus Blvd. or onto 85 North (which is only one lane).

From East of the city:
Take I-285 to I-85 South. You were probably already doing this already unless you really wanted to see the city, then you’d take I-75/I-85 North to I-85 North (but don’t do that, the bridge is missing).

From West of the city:
Take I-285 to I-85 South (You were probably already doing this). This will take you around the city until you get to I-85 South.

Alternate Method:
If you’re coming from the airport, you can always take Marta, Atlanta’s rail system. Take the Gold line from the airport and exit at the BROOKHAVEN Station. The hotel shuttle will pick you up at the BROOKHAVEN station to take you to the hotel. You’ll have to contact the hotel to arrange pickup. More info at http://www.itsmarta.com/

Waze:
You can download Waze, the world’s largest community based traffic and navigation app. Just realize that you and everyone else will be using the app. www.waze.com

Any further questions or you would like to know a route to get to the hotel from your part of town, email marketing@wholanta.com and we’ll try our best to help.

More info here: AJC – How the closure will affect your commute

2017 WHOlanta T-Shirt Contest Winner

Here is this year’s convention t-shirt!

Congratulations are in order for Christopher J. Sutherland, who won the t-shirt design contest. We had some great designs submitted but Christopher’s had exactly what we were looking for with the re-branding of the con. He will be receiving a free shirt and a free weekend pass to this year’s convention!

And for TODAY ONLY, we are opening back up t-shirt pre-orders, so if you want to guarantee yourself this year’s t-shirt, you can do so by clicking below. The sale ends at midnight tonight! And don’t forget, if you’re a VIP member, you’re getting one as part of your VIP package.

https://register.growtix.com/e/wholanta

Size S-XL are $20, 2XL-4XL are $22

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Thanks to everyone who submitted a t-shirt design!

Hang with us on Free Comic Book Day!

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Saturday, May 6th is Free Comic Book Day and we’ve got some fun stuff planned during the con to celebrate.

1. We will have a Skype Interview with the good folks at Titan Comics, the publisher of Doctor Who comics, at 1PM in Main Programming.

2. We will have a WHOlanta exclusive 12th Doctor comic book variant cover for sale for $5, drawn by guest Kelly Yatrs. The print is limited to 500 copies.

3. We will also have limited copies of the Doctor Who Free Comic Book Day Comic, thanks to Teahouse Comics!

It’s shaping up to be an exciting Saturday at con!

Titan Comics 12th Doctor Variant Cover – exclusive to WHOlanta

WHOlanta is happy to announce that we will have an exclusive variant cover of the next 12th Doctor issue (Year 3, Issue 2). The cover, drawn by WHOlanta guest Kelly Yates, features the 12th Doctor showing off the 6th Doctor’s technicolor coat, while a bevy of past costumes lay strewn on the TARDIS floor. In the background, a hologram of the 6th Doctor is projected, beaming brightly as to finally having a more subdued coat (the 12th Doctor’s).

The issue is only available for sale at WHOlanta and will be sold onsite at the WHOlanta store for $5. This variant has a particular print run of 500 copies, so get one before it’s too late!

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Titan Comics Official Website

Kelly Yates Official Site

April Events

We are having a ridiculously busy month leading up to the convention! Here’s what we’ve got going on:

April 15th at Battle & Brew: Doctor Who Season 10 Premiere
April 17th at Regal Cinemas Hollywood 24 @ North I-85: Doctor Who Series 10 Premiere on the Big Screen!
April 22nd at ThinkGeek Mall of Georgia: Cosplay & Trivia Night
May 3rd at Battle & Brew: Time Traveler Trivia

All links take you to the Facebook event for more information! See you there!

Programming Schedule

Schedule

The complete programming schedule for WHOlanta 2017 is now LIVE. Click above to see the full schedule, and descriptions of every panel and event can be found on the respective track pages.