As we wind down from a very successful 2015 (our largest attendance ever) we’re already gearing up for 2016, and we have our first two guest announcements: Director GRAEME HARPER and TERRY “Davros” MOLLOY!
Mr. Harper’s involvement in Doctor Who stretches from him being in the studio as a very young intern when Patrick Troughton was filming his very first story, “Power of the Daleks”, to becoming one of the power directors at the BBC. He worked heavily during the Pertwee and Tom Baker eras of the show and then directed Peter Davison and Colin Baker. He returned to the show in 2006 to direct David Tennant in 13 episodes, winning a BAFTA Award in the process.
Mr. Molloy, as you’ll know, is the Davros of the 80s. He worked with Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy on television. He has reprised his iconic role in numerous Big Finish Productions. He’s also played Davros in the 2005 stage play “The Trial of Davros”.
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We’re very pleased to announce that the wonderful folks from RetroTV, the broadcast home of Classic Doctor Who in the US, will be coming to TimeGate! RetroTV‘s run of Doctor Who began with the first two episodes of “An Unearthly Child” on August 4, 2014, showing two episodes every week night and a block of four episodes every Saturday evening. They’ll have a table all weekend so you can meet them, and we’ll be doing a Q&A in Main Programming on Saturday at 2:00. Learn how Doctor Who came to Retro, what plans they have for Doctor Who in the future, and how to get Retro in your area if your cable provider doesn’t already carry it. Plus, learn about all their other great Classic programming and maybe find out what’s coming down the pike in the future. Visit them at www.myretrotv.com
We’re very excited to welcome MICHELLE GOMEZ not only to her first TimeGate but to her FIRST CONVENTION anywhere! Fresh from her appearance as THE MISTRESS in Season 8 and having just filmed episodes for Season 9, Michelle will be on hand for Q&As and autographs on SATURDAY, MAY 23rd. Both weekend and Saturday-only passes are available for pre-sale on the Membership page. We’ll be releasing further information on autographs soon. Get your memberships now, and don’t forget to book your hotel now to make sure you get a room (available on the Hotel page). Hope you’re looking forward to a very exciting – and very bananas – TimeGate 2015!
We’re pleased to welcome PixelWho back to TimeGate! Artist Nathan Skreslet and manager Ly Cao have attended TimeGate the past two years and have shown off their artwork at a fan table; this year we’re excited to be able to feature them as guests. PixelWho seeks to represent the entire history of Doctor Who as a series of 8-bit characters. They recently announced that they will be creating a new storyline arc (120 levels!) of the wildly popular game Doctor Who: Legacy called “Bigger on the Inside” which launched March 2015. Welcome back to TimeGate, Nathan and Ly!
We’re thrilled to announce that the amazing KATY MANNING will be coming to TimeGate for her very first Atlanta convention appearance! Katy of course played Jo Grant, one of the most popular companions in the history of the show, from 1971 – 1973, alongside Jon Pertwee as the Doctor. She portrayed both renegade Time Lord Iris Wildthyme and Jo Grant in numerous Big Finish dramas. And she brought Jo Grant back to television in the “Death of the Doctor” episode of the Sarah Jane Adventures. Make plans to join us May 22-24 in Atlanta to meet Katy and hear all her amazing stories!
We’d like to invite you all to join us in October at 7 Stages as they present their original play The Doctor, The Devil & My Dad. Once upon a time, a legendary sci-fi television icon and an infamous biblical villain descended upon a woman trapped by her grief. Reality and fantasy merge as she explores the mysteries of the universe, and the teachings of her Muslim father. A woman named Summer wakes up one day and realizes that everything is real…
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