Hello everyone! 🙂
I’ve come back from attending the ‘Worcester Comic Con’ last weekend on Sunday the 21st of August 2016! I’ve had a great time seeing Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton at the convention, as well as seeing many other stars in ‘Doctor Who’. Here are some of the highlights of the convention for me.
First thing on that Sunday, I had a nice surprise during breakfast whilst staying at the Premier Inn. I saw Sarah Sutton, who plays Nyssa in ‘Doctor Who’. Sarah was also staying at the Premier Inn and having breakfast as well as me. We both said ‘hi’ to each other! Honest! Wasn’t that a coincidence?!
At the convention itself, I saw my favourite TARDIS duo again – Sarah Sutton and Peter Davison, who plays the Fifth Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’. This was the third time I saw Peter and Sarah together at a convention. I’ve had the CD covers I wanted signed from them as well as having new photos with the two.
It was great to see Peter again, who’s now grown a beard since the last time I saw him. I had a nice time chatting him during two signing sessions. We chatted about him working with Christopher Blake in both ‘Love for Lydia’ on TV and ‘Doctor Who’ on audio; the new ‘Spare Parts’ vinyl from Big Finish (I also chatted about it to Sarah too), and his hatred of celery! 😀
I saw Sarah three times for signings that day. Sarah sadly had to go to the garage during her lunch-break to sort out a tyre that needed replacing on her car. But thankfully it was sorted out and I was able to see her that afternoon. It was lovely to share some nice exchanges with Sarah during the day.
Sarah keeps Nyssa’s Timeline (the one I gave her recently) in her handbag whenever she goes to conventions. I was like…WOW!!! I’m gobsmacked that Sarah still keeps and uses the Nyssa timeline I made and gave to her. Sarah told me that I’ve ‘saved her life’ with Nyssa’s timeline at conventions!
As well as Peter and Sarah, I saw Chris Barrie again in Worcester. Chris plays Rimmer in ‘Red Dwarf’, but I know him as Mr. Brittas in ‘The Brittas Empire’. He signed the DVD box set of ‘The Brittas Empire’ for the Bradley family and we chatted about some of his favourite episodes from that sitcom series.
I also saw Ian McNeice, who plays Winston Churchill in ‘Doctor Who’. It was the first time I met Ian and I enjoyed chatting to him about his work as Churchill in Big Finish and working with Tom Baker in ‘The Renaissance Man’. He informed me that Tom was in his pyjamas during the making of the first half of the story. 😀
There was also Sarah Louise Madison, who played one of the Weeping Angels in ‘Doctor Who’. Sarah’s a lovely person to chat to at conventions. Thankfully, she didn’t zap me back in time and it turned out that she did Amy and Rory a favour when zapping them back in time in ‘The Angels of Manhattan’. 😀
I also saw Julian Glover (Scaroth in ‘City of Death’ in ‘Doctor Who’) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in ‘Star Wars’ and Hal the Archer in ‘The Time Warrior’ in ‘Doctor Who’). Both chaps signed the DVD covers of ‘City of Death’ and ‘The Time Warrior’ for me. I’m so pleased, as I really like those two ‘Doctor Who’ stories.
I also took some photos of a Dalek and some Cybermen props at the convention on the day. They even had a life-size set of the Cyber Tombs from ‘The Tomb of the Cybermen’ on the day. Honest! I also got surrounded by two Cybermen on that day! Oh no! Na, don’t worry! They were only props!
The ‘Worcester Comic Con’ was a very enjoyable day for me! The highlight of the day for me was seeing Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton at the convention. They are my favourite TARDIS duo in ‘Doctor Who’ and I’m so glad to have seen them both lately. I’m sure both know me so well by now!
I’m now looking forward to seeing both Peter and Sarah at the next convention. I’ll be going to the ‘Stars of Time Film and Comic Con’ at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare over the August bank holiday weekend. I hope to post my convention report on that exciting weekend soon. Stay tuned!
Thanks for reading!
Bye for now!