No.1 - The Who Shop, London, 21st November 2009
My first ever convention was on the 21st November 2009, when I went to the Who Shop in London to meet Georgia Moffett. It was a lovely experience and where I met my first group of Doctor Who Cosplayers, Ed, Hannah, Matt & Sam. Meeting Georgia was an interesting experience, although I dare not go near her as I didn't know what would happen if I did
No.3 - London Film & Comic Con - 17th July 2010
This was the next convention I went to, I went to meet Russell Tovey, who was Alonso Frame in Voyage of the Damned and also is in Being Human. He was really great, me and ben went up to him and said 'Allons-y Alonso' and he gave us a massive grin. This is where I met, Katie, Bexie, Ellie, Connor, Pall, Andy, Chantal & Aislinn. This was a really enjoyable experience with lots of fun.
No.5 - Cardiff Doctor Who Museum & Locations Hunt - October 2010
This was a trip to the Red Dragon Centre, Doctor Who Museum in Cardiff Bay as well as a hunt around the south of wales for locations
No.7 - Doctor Who Experience & Location Hunt, London - 2012
This was one of my dreams to go to see the Official David Tennant TARDIS Console, My dream had come true when I got a ticket to The Doctor Who Experience in London. After we went to different locations in London
No.9 - Moyses Hall, 2012
Another Year at Moyses, This year the con ran for a week, although we weren't there all the time. We had Signings from Peter Pervus and Terry Malloy.
No. 11 - Chloe's Birthday party At Pizza Hut - 9th November 2012
This is a Birthday party we did at Pizza Hut for a friends daughter, Chloe
No.12 - Westgate Primary School - 7th December 2012
For the Schools Christmas fare, we went down dressed up, even Santa was thre
No.14 - New Years Day Parade, London - 1st January 2013
This is a parade thats run every year in London, We were part of a group of Doctor Who Cosplayers on a float in front of a crowd of over half a million people
No.16 - Herne Bay, Sci Fi by the Sea - 16th June 2013
Next we took a trip in the TARDIS to Herne Bay, down in Kent to the event Sci Fi by the Sea. We met Peter Trott and saw his large collection and I finally got my picture with Colin Baker after the 3rd time of meeting him. Overall it was a fun day
No.19 - London Film & Comic Con - 6th July 2013
Well this was my second time at LFCC, seems odd that I hadnt been in there for years. I bumped into a few old friends, Edward, Tristan and Katie. we Met lots of guests including, Lalla Ward, Katy Manning, Fraizer Hines & many more. Apart from feet hurting and long journeys in the car and on the tube, it was rather good. A Video was recorded too, which will go up soon. Video on Dailymotion....http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x124bls_lfcc-2013_webcam
No.20 - Doctor Who Proms, Royal Albert Hall - 14th July 2013
Well the Doctor Who Proms were really good. It was great to hear a selection of the soundtracks Live, rather than on a CD. Unfortunately we didnt get an opportunity to get Matt's Autograph as he'd gone before everyone had come out. We had a small picnic in Hyde Park and went to Tottenham Court Road for location shots
No.21 - Hartlepool Parade, Scream Con Photoshoot and Holiday - 10th - 15th August 2013
So we messed about and had a laugh with this week away. We went and took part in a parade in Hartlepool dressed as the 11th Doctor (Western Style) and my mate Tom as the Ood. We made the local newspaper website;
We had a photoshoot to advertise a upcoming event Scream-Con. We went into Newcastle to look around and went to our friend George's and looked around a farm and took some who style pictures
No.24 - Barking Learning Centre, Meeting Jill Curzon - 28th September 2013
Today we went to a small event ran by 10th Planet Events, and met Jill Curzon from the 1966 Doctor Who Movie and Colin Spaull who was in 'Age of Steel'. It was a rather small event, so after we went to the Who Shop and had a look around
No.25 - Slough - Meeting Daphne Ashbrook - 4th October 2013
So today we traveled to Slough to meet Daphne Ashbrook from the TV Movie in 1996, She was absolutely amazing, shes really down to earth and really lovely. We were the only one dressed up and she is putting our pictures on her website and twitter. We also met Tracy Childs and Lizzie Hopper, they too were really friendly. Before the event we went into Windsor to visit the castle and also went into Lakelands to pick up some Doctor Who Cake stuff
No.27 - Moyses Hall - 26th October - 3rd November 2013
Well this is the 4th Year that Moyses has happened. This year the event expanded into broader sci-fi, including Star Trek, Blakes 7, ect... We had Guests Jeremy Bulloch, Avon Kerr and Micheal Troughton signing. We had our friend Nigel from Preston, who is a 10th Doctor look-a-like at the event at the first weekend. I had my girlfriend come on the Thursday and she came dressed as River Song. We had a good time and I even got Micheal Troughton (Patrick Troughton's Son) standing with the console!
No.29 - Meeting John Hurt at Cromer - 7th Decemeber 2013
Me and my friend Tom went to Cromer to meet John Hurt. It was probably the best use of £20 petrol and a £1 donation for 3 autographs ever!! He was a really lovely bloke
No.31 - Forbidden Planet & Shada Locations - 15th February 2014
For this we Me, Tom, Sarah and Wendy went to the Newly moved Forbidden Planet shop in Cambridge. We had a look round, got a few free T-shirts, Sarah won a Limited Edition Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control (11th Doctors) We then went to a couple of the Locations that were used in the un-aired 1970's Doctor Who Episode, 'Shada'. We also made it into the Paper...http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/SLIDESHOW-Star-Wars-and-Doctor-Who-fans-flock-to-Forbidden-Planets-new-store-launch-party-in-Cambridge-20140216120628.htm
No.32 - David Morrissey Signing, Liverpool and Dale-Con 2 - 22-23rd February 2014
For this we went to Liverpool with my Friends Tom, Sarah, Michael and Em to meet David Morrissey at the Forbidden Planet. We queued for over 2 hours before we got to meet him. He was really lovely. We then went to Subway for lunch and then went to the maritime museum and looked at the Titanic exhibition. On the Sunday I went and met my girlfriend Rose at the train station and then went and spent the day at Dale-Con along with Tom, Sarah, Wendy, Paul, George, Jennifer and Andy. We had a good laugh. I also met Danny J0hn Jules, who was also really lovely.
No.35 - Memorabilia, Birmingham, 22nd March 2014
Today I went to Memorabilia in Birmingham with Tom, Wendy, Sarah and Paul and I finally met Sophie Aldred! I also met Phil Davis who was in 'Fires of Pompeii'. I bumped into a few friends, Ed, Hannah, Matt, Liz, Luke, Don, Sam to name a few. It was a good event, I wish I had more money though....
Youtube video,see us at 0:33
No.37 - London 'Once' & 'The Weir' Signings - 12th April 2014
This is two signing events that we went to in London with Alison, Tom and Sarah. We went to the Pheonix Theatre for Arthur Darvil's Musical 'Once' and then went down the road to Wyndhams Theatre for the production, 'The Weir' in which Brian Cox from 'An Adventure in Time and Space', Dervla Kirwan who played Miss Hartigan in 'The Next Doctor' and Pheobe Bramford in 'Goodnight Sweetheart' and Ardal O'Hanlon who played Brannigan in 'Gridlock' were in. It was a really nice day. We Went to Maccy D for Lunch, and went to a few of the different locations like, the riverside where the TARDIS landed in 'Rise of the Cybermen' and The Powell estate. We also met up with my friend Ed and his Girlfriend Hannah and went to where they filmed Sherlock, 221B Baker street. We also went to Pizza Hut for dinner.
No.39 - ScreenCon, North Shields & Geeks Unleashed, Doncaster - 3rd & 4th May 2014
So this was the first Screen Con convention I've done, apart from being deafened by the speaker on the TARDIS, it was a really good day. I met Norman Lovett from Red Dwarf and David Warner who played Professor Grisenko from "Cold War". I also got to go in Davros, but it wasnt the most comfortable, but did look good and also had some Amy and 11 pics with Becky from "Angels take Manhattan". On the sunday we went and picked up a TARDIS video cabinet from Manchester and then on the way back we went to Doncaster to 'Geeks Unleashed' where we bumped into Simon Fisher Becker, Caitlin Blackwood and Fraizer Hines. We also met Peter Roy from Doctor Who and Chris Muncke from Star Wars
No.42 - Myth Makers - June 2014
This event we went to Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London and met; Derek Sherwin, Terrance Dicks, Philip Hinchcliffe, Nicolas Briggs, Dominic Lynn, Colin Baker, Mike Tucker, Andrew Cartmel & Graham Harper
No.43 - London Theatre Trip & Watford Film Fair - 7th & 8th June 2014
This weekend we went to Wyndhams theatre and Victoria Apollo to meet, Bill Nighy, Carrey Mulligan, Martin Ellis and Sue Kelvin. We also went to Resurrection of the Daleks location. On the Sunday we then went to Watford film fair where we met, Ian McNiece, Kai Owen, Simon Fisher Becker, Harry Fielder, Steven Wickham and Angela Douglas.
No.45 - London Theatre Trip - 26th July 2014
This trip went to London and braved the heat to meet Billie Piper, Rupert Vansittart who played a Slitheen, General Asquith in 'Aliens of London', Ben Righton, who played a nurse in 'Smith and Jones' and 'Journeys End'. We did plan to meet Martin Ball, but found out that Martin Freeman, who plays Dr, Watson in Sherlock was in another theatre. We stood outside, but after an hour he still didn't turn up. Overall, it was very hot, but worthwile
No.47 - Who Cares - 9th August 2014
For this event we went to Slough, and met, June Hudson, Bernard Cribbins, Lalla Ward, Colin Baker, Sarah Sutton, Richard Dawkins, Joanna Lumley, John Leeson, & Derek Jacobi. Even though Simon Williams, Julian Glover and Alexander Siddig were there, we didn't get round to metting them.
No.2 - Collectormania 16, Milton Keynes - 31st May 2010
This was the second convention was at Milton Keynes football stadium, this is where I met some more of my friends, Ben, Tristan, Gary and Matt and the infamous Tom Baker. He was a really lovely guy, with a good sense of humour, although slightly dirty. I met him and showed him pictures of my TARDIS and TARDIS console. He sat there reminiscing, telling me about how it was cramped in the TARDIS with Liz Sladen, and then asked what the Doctor and the companions relationship was like, and if they got it on. I later had a photo with him, which was rather amusing.
No.4 - Moyses Hall Time Keeping Exhibition - 25th - 26th September 2010
This was a convention that I was able to help out at, it was local and really good fun. I met my best friend Tom there and his mum Wendy. I even had the opportunity to go inside Tom's Life Size Dalek. Heres a link to some footage shot...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeXpqkMqYWc
and this of the Dalek in JJB....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhm3fj8aTNI
No.6 - Collectormania 17, Milton Keynes - 30th May 2011
Back again to the MK Dons football stadium, this time to meet Alex Kingston, Peter Davison and Anthony Head. At this convention I finally got to meet the brilliant Tony Coburn and Sebastian Bird.
No.8 - Greatest Show In The Galaxy, Peterborough - 12th May 2012
This was a convention at Peterborough East of England Showground. I was really looking forward to it as I was meeting Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Noel Clarke and Janet Fielding, but was disapointed with the 3 hours of queuing I had to endure to get in and buy my tickets
No.10 - Nor-Con, Norwich - 2nd September 2012
This is a con, run by a friend of mine Nathan, Its a small, but good con, his company Charity Dalek also help out at Moyses, I met Robert Llewellyn and Nicola Bryant here
No.13 - Midnight, Birmingham Hilton Hotel - 14th - 16th December 2012
This was a convention I jumped at the chance of going to, for the fact that David Tennant and Billie Piper were going, for the hole weekend it cost about £300. Apart from the organisation and lack of things to do, it wasn't too bad. I got to meet my Hero, David Tennant and Billie Piper, as well as Gareth David Lloyd, Eve Myles, Phil Ford, Tony Lee, James Swallow, Gary Russell, Barnaby Edwards, Annette Badland, Anjli Mohindra & Dan Starkey
No.15 - Collectormania 19, Milton Keynes - 25th - 26th May 2013
This is a convention where I met Jenna Louise Coleman, Bernard Cribbins, Bonnie Langford, John Leeson, Paul Marc Davies, Roberta Tovey and Jacqueline King
No.17 - Dalek Invasion, Walsall - 22th June 2013
Apart from some nasty comments and bad hospitality by Charity Dalek Squad, Dalek Invasion was a small, but good convention, where I met up with some good friends and had a laugh
No.18 - Return to the 11th Hour, Birmingham Hilton Hotel - 28th - 30th June 2013
Well, this was my second Starfury Convention. Apart from meeting the guests; Catherine Tate, Caitlin Blackwood, Neve Mackintosh, Catrin Stuart, Simon Fisher Becker, Anamaria Marinca, Spencer Wilding, Christina Chong and Gary Russell, I must say that the quality of the event set up, again, was very poor. Apart from Q&A's there was a lot of waiting around and nothing to do to fill the time. Sean Harry who runs the event, seems not to care about what people get up to and doesnt put anything in place, such as stalls/dealers to fill the time. I emailed him months before the event about bringing a TARDIS, but had no reply. He complained about the limited amount of people who came this year, this was probably due to the fact that he realised that more money would have to come out of his pocket, rather than being able to use the money he had made on the tickets. He also charges £15 for print outs of images which cost £2 from Boots, rather than actually having them on the table for free, like at every other event in the world. He Made horrible comments about Colin Baker, when trying to insult someone who was attempting to come to the event, which probably means that less people will now go to the events he hosts. He also said he would never host an event with classic who actors as he didnt like them. I think he is a rather nasty person who is a money grabbing w**nker, and I shall not be going to another of his events.
Other than my rant, it was rather good to meet the guests and meet up with old and make new friends.
We also got to see the longer version of 'The Ice Warriors' which comes out in August. We also spent time at the bar speaking to the annimators and discussing Classic & new Who, which was really good
No.22 - The Rift, Norwich - 18th August 2013
The Rift was a nice small event, run by Norwich Sci-Fi. It was rather busy, and I recieved lots of compliments about my props I had made, by people thinking they were the originals and also got some pictures with my friend Bea as the 7th Doctor and Ace and even made the front page of the newspaper
No.23 - Knightcon, Castleford - 7th September 2013
Well this was probably the most stressful event I've done due to the fact that I was displaying my TARDIS Console. On the friday it was a struggle to get everything fitting in the Console, Manikins and Dalek into the van. Then on the Saturday I was up with my friend tom at 6.30 and at the event at 7 to set up the console. It took nearly 3 hours to set it up and I nearly lost the plot, But after everything was all set up there were lots of pictures taken and we had a good laugh. The console got a good response and I had a great time seeing one of my Best Mates again
And heres the other part of the Parade, The Doctor Who Bit....
No.26 - Winter LFCC - 5th & 6th October 2013
This weekend we went to Winter London Film and Comic Con. We had a good laugh. I met Andrew Hayden Smith and spoke to Paul McGann and Neve Mackintosh. I also went to the Powell Estate and The Shard
No.28 - 50th Anniversary Weekend 21st - 23rd November 2013
This was obviously the BIG weekend. We Started off at King Edwards upper school on the Friday. We had the TARDIS and Dalek down in the Library area. We Had a screening of the first part of 'An Unearthly Child' and some clips of the upcoming episode and 'The Night of The Doctor'
We then took the TARDIS to Cineworld and put it up as well as Derek. The following morning we were at the cinema dressed up entertaining everyone. We then at about 3 moved the TARDIS and Dalek to the Picture House cinema for the screening. The Screening was ok, although I felt that the episode was a little bit rubbish, it was ok the at the first part, but it got worse as it went on. Over all the weekend was good
No.30 - New Years Day Parade, London - 1st January 2014
This is the second year I've taken part in the Parade, again this year I dressed as Rory, but this time in the costume from 'Eleventh Hour'
No.33 - 'Pygmalion' at Cambridge Arts Theatre Signing - 26th February 2014
For this we went down the road to Cambridge to the Arts theatre to go and meet Jamie Foreman who played Eddie Connolly in 'The Idiots Lantern' and Rula Lenska who played Styles in 'Resurrection of the Daleks'
No.34 - 'Music Magic' Ipswich Corn Exchange 2nd March 2014
This was a concert that we went to. We took the Dalek, Weeping Angel, Cyberman and Clockwork Droid and were part of the concert, similar to how it is at the proms
No.36 - Meeting Gray O'Brian at Cambridge Arts Theatre
Again we went back to CAT to meet Gray O'Brian who played Rickston Slade in 'Voyage of the Damned'. It was quite a quick meet, he was having a cigarette while we were waiting and he noticed us and asked us if we an autograph and a photo
No.38 - Stockton-on-Tees, 'Greatest Show in the Galaxy' Event & Visit to Beamish Village - 26th & 27th April 2014
For this event we went to Stockton-on-Tees for a WhoRay event. They held the event in a shopping centre similar to Dale Con, however they had more stall holders and more cosplayers. It was a good laugh and the first event I got to test out my mirror matcher which seemed to go down well. There are some more pictures on this Flicker...https://www.flickr.com/photos/spikeybwoy/sets/72157644374561025/ We then on the Sunday went to Beamish Village which is a period set 1900's village which is really nice
No.40 - 'Things We Do For Love' CAT Signing - 6th May 2014
Again we went back to Cambridge Arts Theatre to meet Simon Gregor who was the servant in 'Vampires in Venice', Natalie Imbruglia from Johnny English
No.41 - Collectormania Milton Keynes - 17th & 18th May 2014
So for this event I met quite a few people; Jean Marsh who played Joanna in 'The Crusade', Sara Kingdom in 'Dalek Master Plan' and Morgane in 'Battlefield', William Russell who played Ian Chesterton the 1st Doctor's era, Eric Roberts who played the Master in the 1996 TV Movie, Emma Campbell Jones who played Doctor Kent in 'Night of the Doctor, Gabriel Wolf who played Sutekh and voiced The Beast in 'Satan Pit', Ingrid Oliver who played Osgood in the 50th Anniversary 'The Day of the Doctor', Shelia Reid who played Etta in 'Vengance in Varos', Mark Stracker who was in 'Destiny of the Daleks', Tim Barlow who played Tyssan in 'Destiny of the Daleks' and Micheal Kilingill who played one of the Ogrons in 'Day of the Daleks' and the Robot in 'Robot'
No.44 - Joseph Marcell, Theatre Royal B.S.E - 8th July 2014
This trip we went to the Theatre Royal in my hometown of Bury St. Edmunds to meet Joseph Marcell who played a Cafe owner in the 1989 episode 'Remembrance of the Daleks' and also played the servant 'Jeffrey' in 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'
No. 46 - Doctor Who Tour - 7th August 2014
This event was at the BFI and we met Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffatt and Jenna Coleman. We met two new russian friends who were lovely. The crowd was quite big and we got pushed and shoved about, with a lot of demanding people and autograph hunters. Although we stood around for hours, it was worth it.
Also in this video getting my autograph from Steven Moffatt...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeIWMGtcVu8
No.48 - Sheffield Comic Con - 30th & 31st August 2014
Sheffield Comic Con was good fun. There was a lot of standing around, but I said hello to Eve Myles, She remembered me. I also met Chris Barrie, spoke to Matt Irvine and Burn Gorman. We had a lot of fun though.
My friend Michael's Video Blog from the event....