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Friday, February 16
 

10:00am

Doctor Puppet
Alisa Stern brings her popular Doctor Puppet series to Gallifrey One, in an audiovisual presentation and meet & greet!

Panelists

Friday February 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Program C

11:00am

Stories Too Broad and Deep
The “Wilderness Years” truly kicked off with a singular event: the launch of the Virgin Publishing novels, the New and Missing Adventures of Doctor Who, twenty-five years ago. From tales with familiar Doctors out of time, to grand adventures with the Seventh Doctor and Ace, and a host of new companions and characters such as Bernice Summerfield, Chris Cwej, Roz Forrester, Grant Markham, Irving Braxiatel, Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart, Jason Kane and even Wolsey the cat, we’ll take a look at the marvelous Virgin era of Doctor Who publishing, bring up some of the highlights and special moments, and discuss the legacy the novel series left behind.

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Michael Solko

Michael Solko

Moderator of The Time Scoop: A Doctor Who fantasy draft podcast. Contributor to The Doctor Who Show podcast. Forever lost in the Wilderness Years.

Friday February 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program D

11:00am

The Dimension Riders: Online Doctor Who Fandom Today
Doctor Who as an online presence has never been more popular. From discussion forums like Gallifrey Base to Doctor Who-specific groups on Facebook, from active areas on Reddit and user groups that lead to Meetups and events, to the enhanced use of Twitter and Instagram, from websites to Wikipedia and much more… our panel will attempt to make some sense out of things, show you how to get involved and active in the online community (and hopefully make a few new friends while you’re at it) and more.

Panelists
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Sarah Cruz

Multi-fandom cosplayer, specializing in Clara Oswald's extensive wardrobe and magical girl greatness.
avatar for Monica Duarte

Monica Duarte

Creative Director, Temple of Geek
Creative Director Temple of GeekHost of the Temple Of Geek Podcast1/2 of ConMadres (Convention Moms) on YouTubeCosplay PhotographerCosplayerWhovian for Life
avatar for Steven Warren Hill

Steven Warren Hill

Programming Director, Chicago TARDIS
Owner of Gallifrey Base, BroaDWcast, and the Doctor Who Cuttings Archive. Author of "Silver Scream" Vols. 1 and 2, and "Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America".
avatar for Anna Livingston

Anna Livingston

Lead mod for A Teaspoon And An Open Mind (whofic.com). Public Twitter at @nonelvispub; Tumblr, Dreamwidth, and LiveJournal at @nonelvis.

Friday February 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program E

12:00pm

Bigger on the Inside
Doctor Who has a long history of LGBTQIA+ characters, both those declared in canon and those we find in subtext, and embracing the world of diversity and acceptance. Our panel will discuss Bill’s time in the TARDIS, and the wider history of LGBTQIA+ characters in the show. We will also touch on our experiences as LGBTQIA+ fans and our experiences with the show and Doctor Who fandom.

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Stephen Birkett

Stephen Birkett

Co-Pesenter, Web of Queer
I am a 66 year-old retired Biology teacher living in Strabane, Northern Ireland. I got involved with gay rights in Northern Ireland in 1976, at a time when homosexual activity was punishable by life imprisonment in the province. I have written a series of five novels covering fifty... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Griffiths

Katrina Griffiths

Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
Katrina Griffiths is a Canadian podcaster, writer, and above all fangirl, She co-hosts the Doctor Who podcast Verity! Podcast with five other wonderful women, does all the work on her solo musicpodcast Start the Music!, and occupies an improviser position on the Doctor Who/improv... Read More →
avatar for Mikayla Micomonaco

Mikayla Micomonaco

Co-host, The Web of Queer
avatar for Jean-Marie Navetta

Jean-Marie Navetta

Jersey girl exiled in California, LGBTQ educator, high femme in great shoes, and, above all, lifelong geek. Ask me about anything, but bonus points to you if it discusses in the intersection of LGBTQ acceptance and pop culture. (Triple points if you can work feral cats into the conversation... Read More →
avatar for Heather Berberet, Psy.D.

Heather Berberet, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Doctor Who: On The Couch
I'm a relative late comer to Doctor Who, but am a die-hard fan. I love talking about this show from a psychological perspective and a creative one. Professionally, I help adults, couples, and adolescents heal from trauma.

Friday February 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program C

12:00pm

Hell Bent
The universe of Doctor Who is populated by myths and legends from a broad variety of cultures, especially the darker ones. From no less than three explanations for the doom of Atlantis, to demons from yesteryear, be they in the bowels of a planet at the edge of a black hole or buried under the fields of Devil’s End, from ancient vampires sleeping in a pocket of E-Space to modern vampires trolling the canals of Venice, and tales based upon those of ancient Greece, Egypt, Norse gods and even Lovecraft – it all makes for some great television. We’ll look at the impact of mythology, the Underworld, and the dark places of the universe on Doctor Who.

Guests
avatar for Richard Dinnick

Richard Dinnick

Writer
Richard writes for TV, books and comics. He is the creator of new TV crime drama, Surface Tension for Chrysalis Vision and of Legendary Entertainment’s Rob (a new twist on Robin Hood). He has written on several TV shows, including the forthcoming final series of Thunderbirds Are... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Nicole Carlson

Nicole Carlson

Outside In contributor, ceramic artist, enormous geek
avatar for Clay Dockery

Clay Dockery

co-founder, Coal Hill A/V Club
Clay is the co-founder of Coal Hill, Inc. a non-profit that creates content and performances for conventions accross the country, he is a co-host of the Coal Hill A/V Club podcast with Stephen Webb and Andy Hicks, and is the co-editor of Why I Geek: An Anthology of Fandom Origin Stories... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program D

12:00pm

The White Witch of Devil's End
Keith Barnfather of Reeltime Pictures hosts a look at the spinoff adventure "The White Witch of Devil's End," returning to the site of the classic Doctor Who serial "The Daemons" with writer Sam Stone and David J Howe of Telos Publishing.


Friday February 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program E

1:00pm

Memories of Sydney Newman: The Man Behind Doctor Who
We look back at the contributions of Sydney Newman to the mythos of Doctor Who with writer Graeme Burk, Dick Fiddy of the BFI, and Whovian Feminism's Alyssa Franke.

Guests
avatar for Graeme Burk

Graeme Burk

Co-author of the non-fiction books Who is the Doctor (Vols 1 and 2), Who's 50: the 50 Doctor Who stories to watch before you die, The Doctors Are In and contributor to the upcoming biography/memoirs of Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman. Host and co-producer of the Doctor Who podcast... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Alyssa Franke

Alyssa Franke

Blogger, Whovian Feminism

Friday February 16, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Program B

1:00pm

Christmas on a Rational Planet
The Doctor Who Christmas specials have been a mainstay of the series since David Tennant’s debut fighting the Sycorax over London. But why is Christmas such a big deal in the Doctor Who world, and to British culture in general? What have been the best forays into dealing with the series at the holidays? Do we really need Christmas specials about Christmas itself? And of course: how cool was Peter Capaldi hanging with Santa? We’ll take a deep dive into the Doctor Who Christmas specials and what they’ve brought to the series.

Guests
avatar for Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan

Writer, Doctor Who

Panelists
avatar for Riley Silverman

Riley Silverman

Writer/Comedian, SYFY Fangrrls, Nerdist, Bubble
I was the official Nerdist reviewer for Doctor Who series 11, I'm also a writer for SYFY Fangrrls, and the International Waters and Bubble podcasts, I've appeared on WhoHaHa, Comedy Central, and I'm right behind you right now. Don't turn around, it's already too late.
avatar for Samantha Sinioris

Samantha Sinioris

whovian since age four, and grew up studying every aspect of the revival. everything else is whibbely wobbly timey wimey.

Friday February 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program D

1:00pm

Doctor Who Crossover: Red Shirt Edition
Continuing on last year’s panel of our Crossover “Villains Edition”, this year’s theme tackles the epic problem, “Who is the worst possible companion for the Doctor?” Which epic fail of a companion would get the Doctor killed the quickest, get him into the most trouble or just plain annoy him to no end? Could it be a colicky toddler, a crotchety old fussbudget, or even a modern politician? Our panelists will present their case for the character they think will be the best and thus the worst and let the audience decide. Let the games begin!

Guests
avatar for Richard Dinnick

Richard Dinnick

Writer
Richard writes for TV, books and comics. He is the creator of new TV crime drama, Surface Tension for Chrysalis Vision and of Legendary Entertainment’s Rob (a new twist on Robin Hood). He has written on several TV shows, including the forthcoming final series of Thunderbirds Are... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Lauren Gallo

Lauren Gallo

I am an author of speculative fiction and I've also written pop culture reviews for sites like Fandom Post and have made frequent guest appearances on Dead Lantern's The Splattercast podcast and Talk Without Rhythm podcast. And because I don't sleep anyway, I also run anime cons on... Read More →
avatar for Ben Paddon

Ben Paddon

Writer / Comedian, The Game of Rassilon
Ben is a British-born writer and comedian living in LA. He's a writer and producer for The Game of Rassilon: A Doctor Who Roleplaying Game Podcast, for which he also serves as GM. He's also the cohost of The Life Toyetic with Ben and Molly, and the guy behind PortsCenter for Film... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program E

2:00pm

Doctor Who Beyond the Screen: The Year in Review
A discussion of Doctor Who in other genres from the past year, in the comics published by Titan, in new fiction and non-fiction from the BBC and other publishers, and in audios from Big Finish Productions. We’ll sort through the rich catalog of products from the past year, as well as discuss some of the amazing stuff we see coming on the horizon.

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Steven Warren Hill

Steven Warren Hill

Programming Director, Chicago TARDIS
Owner of Gallifrey Base, BroaDWcast, and the Doctor Who Cuttings Archive. Author of "Silver Scream" Vols. 1 and 2, and "Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America".
avatar for Ian McCann

Ian McCann

Writer, The Casual Nexus
Writer, Actor, Jazz Hands Expert and Gin Removal Man.

Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program E

2:00pm

John Nathan-Turner and the Happiness Patrol
Dick Fiddy of the British Film Institute chats with the four writers from the classic Doctor Who series that have joined us this year, Philip Martin, Rona Munro, Stephen Wyatt and Andrew Cartmel, to discuss their memories of working with producer John Nathan-Turner, actors Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, and the reactions to their work.

Guests
avatar for Andrew Cartmel

Andrew Cartmel

Script Editor, Doctor Who
avatar for Philip Martin

Philip Martin

Writer, Doctor Who
avatar for Rona Munro

Rona Munro

Writer, Doctor Who
avatar for Stephen Wyatt

Stephen Wyatt

Writer, Doctor Who


Friday February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program C

2:30pm

Big Finish Talkback
Jason Haigh-Ellery, John Dorney and Matt Fitton join us for our annual 'talk back' session for listeners of the various Big Finish audio series.

Guests
avatar for John Dorney

John Dorney

Writer, Big Finish
avatar for Matt Fitton

Matt Fitton

Writer, Big Finish


Friday February 16, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Program B

3:00pm

Time Lord Timelines: An Academic Symposium
A Gallifrey One special event. We are proud to bring you our first-ever symposium on Doctor Who academic topics, a special presentation of short lectures by convention attendees on a variety of topics, selected by our own academic chairs Paul Booth and Joy Piedmont, including the keynote address "Aca-fans, Showrunner-fans and Actor-fans: Fan Experience as a Professional Resource?" by Matt Hills and two general sessions: "Doctor Who in a Cultural Context" with presentations by Paul Cornell ("Tides of Time"), Derek Kompare ("We’re All Stories in the End: Doctor Who Fandom on the Shelf") and Inna Kanevsky ("Understanding the Other"); and "Doctor Who and Issues of Identity" featuring presentations by Clay Dockery ("The Last of the Time Lords and the Search for Self-Actualization"), Dustin Hausner ("The Doctor: A Warrior, A Hero, A Peacemaker?") and Heather Berberet ("The Secret Psychology of Series 10"). Hosted by our academic program chairs Joy Piedmont and Paul Booth. Do not miss this amazing event!

Guests
avatar for Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell

Writer, Doctor Who
Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.

Panelists
avatar for Clay Dockery

Clay Dockery

co-founder, Coal Hill A/V Club
Clay is the co-founder of Coal Hill, Inc. a non-profit that creates content and performances for conventions accross the country, he is a co-host of the Coal Hill A/V Club podcast with Stephen Webb and Andy Hicks, and is the co-editor of Why I Geek: An Anthology of Fandom Origin Stories... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Hausner

Dustin Hausner

Dustin graduated from Columbia University with a Masters Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He has two mediation certifications. One from the New York Peace Institute and one from the International Center of Ethno-Religious Mediation. Dustin is also part of Coal Hill... Read More →
avatar for Inna Kanevsky

Inna Kanevsky

Professor, Psychology/Laurel, Russian Studies, San Diego Mesa College/Kingdom of Caid, SCA
A Russian speaking Jewish atheist from Ukraine, I live near San Diego with one husband, two children, one cat, and unknown (to me) number of fish. I enjoy teaching psychology at San Diego Mesa College (as a behaviorist -- ask me for a ribbon!), and in my barely existing free time... Read More →
avatar for Derek Kompare

Derek Kompare

Associate Professor and Chair, SMU Film and Media Arts
media scholar/apologist, teacher, parent, fan, feminist, American, procrastinator, human, est'd 1969. Don't stop / chalang alang alang.
avatar for Joy Piedmont

Joy Piedmont

Co-Producer, Reality Bomb
Joy's a librarian and technology integrator at a Manhattan independent school. She has written for Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch and reviewed YA literature for School Library Journal. In 2018 she became the co-producer of the Doctor Who podcast, Reality Bomb, and along with Rachel... Read More →
avatar for Heather Berberet, Psy.D.

Heather Berberet, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Doctor Who: On The Couch
I'm a relative late comer to Doctor Who, but am a die-hard fan. I love talking about this show from a psychological perspective and a creative one. Professionally, I help adults, couples, and adolescents heal from trauma.

Friday February 16, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Program C

3:15pm

Guest Starring on Doctor Who
Ken Deep hosts a roundtable chat with some of the men and women whose experiences in Doctor Who have been in the guest cast: the great characters they've played, the fun times they've had, and what they'd love to do if given the chance again.

Guests
avatar for Jon Davey

Jon Davey

Creature Performer, Doctor Who
avatar for Dee Sadler

Dee Sadler

Flower Child

Panelists
avatar for Ken Deep

Ken Deep

Showrunner, L. I. Who
Co-host of Doctor Who: An Occasional Podcast and showrunner of L.I. Who and L.I. Geek conventions.

Friday February 16, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Program B

4:00pm

Fields of Gold
After ten seasons, Murray Gold is stepping down as the series’ music composer and arranger… but he leaves behind a rich legacy of signature tunes, incredible incidental music, and rich themes for each of the Doctor’s companions (as well as the Time Lord himself). We will take a look back at Gold’s massive contributions to Doctor Who, the impact he has had on its image, and talk about our favorite set pieces, themes and highlights.

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Kim Rogers

Kim Rogers

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels
I just have a lot of feelings
avatar for Mick Schubert

Mick Schubert

Science Maker
Professionally writing, editing, and making magic out of science. Come and chat!

Friday February 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program D

4:00pm

The Past, Present and Future of Doctor Who Fiction
A lively roundtable chat with writers of Doctor Who fiction, in novel, audio and comics form, to discuss what they've done, what they have coming up, and the directions the narrative will take in the future.

Guests
avatar for Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan

Writer, Doctor Who
avatar for Richard Dinnick

Richard Dinnick

Writer
Richard writes for TV, books and comics. He is the creator of new TV crime drama, Surface Tension for Chrysalis Vision and of Legendary Entertainment’s Rob (a new twist on Robin Hood). He has written on several TV shows, including the forthcoming final series of Thunderbirds Are... Read More →
avatar for John Dorney

John Dorney

Writer, Big Finish
avatar for Matt Fitton

Matt Fitton

Writer, Big Finish
avatar for Mike Tucker

Mike Tucker

Model Unit Supervisor, Doctor Who


Friday February 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program B

5:00pm

Sylvester and the Bannermen
The era of the Seventh Doctor has both its fans and detractors, and sometimes both at the same time. But the one thing that is never up for debate is that it definitely marked an era of change, not just the end of the classic show, but the mythos behind the Doctor himself. We look back upon the Sylvester McCoy era of the series, three wild years that included such tales as Paradise Towers, Remembrance of the Daleks, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy and Ghost Light. We’ll discuss the highs and lows, the memorable moments, and the impact the era had on the show’s enduring legacy.

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Derek Kompare

Derek Kompare

Associate Professor and Chair, SMU Film and Media Arts
media scholar/apologist, teacher, parent, fan, feminist, American, procrastinator, human, est'd 1969. Don't stop / chalang alang alang.

Friday February 16, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Program D

6:00pm

Doctor Who Confession Dial
Do you have an unpopular opinion about the Doctor Who universe? Is there something that’s been bugging you or that you don’t understand? Maybe you love something about the show or a character so much you need to share it with the world! Have you been afraid to admit to it and it’s been burning a hole in your soul for ages? This is your chance! Our panel will hear your confessional and open up the discussion from there.

Guests
avatar for Joseph Scrimshaw

Joseph Scrimshaw

Comedian, Writer, Podcaster
Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian, writer, and host based in Los Angeles. As a comedian, he’s appeared at SF SketchFest, Chicago Improv Festival, Dragon Con, headlined on Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruise, appeared on Wil Wheaton’s TableTop, and more. Joseph has written for Adult Swim... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Justin Daube

Justin Daube

Master of Time and Space, Mad Science
I am the very model of a Cartoon Individual. My animation's Comical, Unusual, and Whimsical. I'm quite adept at funny gags, comedic theory I have read. From wicked puns and stupid jokes to anvils that drop on your head.
avatar for Crystal Lloyd

Crystal Lloyd

Costumer, Wedding Officiant. Crystal is a Costumer for Renaissance Festivals and Cosplay. As a Wedding Officiant, Crystal is known for her themed weddings and was the Official Minister for Phoenix Comicon weddings from 2014-16.
avatar for Jason Snell

Jason Snell

Podcaster/Writer, The Incomparable/Six Colors
Writer, editor, and podcaster. Writes at Six Colors, podcasts for The Incomparable and Relay FM. Macworld columnist and former editor in chief.

Friday February 16, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program D

6:00pm

The Seventh Doctor Era DVDs
Steve Roberts and Mark Ayres of the Doctor Who Restoration Team bring us a look at the making of the Sylvester McCoy Doctor Who DVDs, especially some of the great special features, in a chat hosted by Steven Schapansky.

Guests
avatar for Mark Ayres

Mark Ayres

Composer, Doctor Who / Doctor Who Restoration Team
avatar for Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts

Doctor Who Restoration Team
Founder member of the Doctor Who Restoration Team. Remastering and presenting Classic Doctor Who for broadcast and home video for over two decades. :)

Panelists
avatar for Steven Schapansky

Steven Schapansky

Host/Interviewer, Radio Free Skaro
Steven is a Hugo Award-winning podcaster with well over a decade of experience in the world of podcasting. Steven is one of the co-hosts and producers of the long running and popular Doctor Who podcast Radio Free Skaro. He also co-hosts and produces The Memory Cheats, Hockey Feels... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program C

6:00pm

Fan Video Happy Hour
YouTube has an endless array of fan-made music videos for every ‘ship and character in the Doctor Who Universe. Join us for a showcase of the best Doctor Who fan videos on the internet. Bring your evening cocktails and come feel all the feels, hosted by Head Over Feels' Kim Rogers and Sage Young. You’ll never listen to “A Whole New World” the same way again.

Panelists
avatar for Kim Rogers

Kim Rogers

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels
I just have a lot of feelings
avatar for Sage Young

Sage Young

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels

Friday February 16, 2018 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Video Room

7:00pm

Starting at the Finish
From the monthly ranges to the companion chronicles, past Doctor adventures and spinoffs galore, the Big Finish universe can be a very difficult thing to navigate for the new listener (not to mention, expensive!) Our panel will help you dive into the universe of Doctor Who on audio, giving you some tips on where to start, what the best experience might be, which of the spinoffs are worth it, and much more!

Guests
avatar for Matt Fitton

Matt Fitton

Writer, Big Finish

Panelists
avatar for Michael Nixon

Michael Nixon

Writer / Producer
Michael Nixon is a writer, podcaster, and time travel aficionado based in Los Angeles. His work includes The Game of Rassilon: A Doctor Who Role Playing Game Podcast, and articles / interviews for the official DC Nation magazine, Having a Friend for Dinner: A Hannibal Lecter Podcast... Read More →
avatar for Michael Solko

Michael Solko

Moderator of The Time Scoop: A Doctor Who fantasy draft podcast. Contributor to The Doctor Who Show podcast. Forever lost in the Wilderness Years.

Friday February 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Program D

7:00pm

The Well-Mannered War: The Care and Feeding of New Doctor Who Fans
We want to have a frank and honest discussion about how to bring new viewers and new fans into the mix we all currently enjoy, no matter what the age group. For example, what fiction interests suggest that one may also enjoy Doctor Who? What is the best “starter episode”? How much of the classic series do you need to watch, or is it okay to just enjoy the newer stuff? Is there such a thing as “too young to understand”? What makes one a fan? When and how would a new fan cosplay? What are the good events for newer fans? These and other topics will be addressed.

Guests
avatar for Graeme Burk

Graeme Burk

Co-author of the non-fiction books Who is the Doctor (Vols 1 and 2), Who's 50: the 50 Doctor Who stories to watch before you die, The Doctors Are In and contributor to the upcoming biography/memoirs of Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman. Host and co-producer of the Doctor Who podcast... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Amanda Blackburn

Amanda Blackburn

Founder & Lead Organizer... Of Rassilon!, The Real Time Lords of Orange County
Super sci-fi/comic book geek and Doctor Who fan girl. I like long walks on the beach, candle-lit dinners, and contemplating the super massive black holes that inhabit the center of each galaxy in the universe. I watch way too much TV, own far too much yarn, and enjoy organizing The... Read More →
avatar for Inna Kanevsky

Inna Kanevsky

Professor, Psychology/Laurel, Russian Studies, San Diego Mesa College/Kingdom of Caid, SCA
A Russian speaking Jewish atheist from Ukraine, I live near San Diego with one husband, two children, one cat, and unknown (to me) number of fish. I enjoy teaching psychology at San Diego Mesa College (as a behaviorist -- ask me for a ribbon!), and in my barely existing free time... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Program E

8:00pm

So Vile a Sin
While there are varied opinions on what is good and bad, we can all agree that are definitely some “bad” Doctor Who stories. No one sets out to make a bad story, so what went wrong? What makes a bad Doctor Who story? More importantly, could these stories have been salvaged by better direction, a few rewrites, or recasting? What works about those stories, and what doesn’t?

Panelists
avatar for James Blind

James Blind

I'm an indoor pet, in an outdoor world.
avatar for Nicole Carlson

Nicole Carlson

Outside In contributor, ceramic artist, enormous geek
avatar for Mikayla Micomonaco

Mikayla Micomonaco

Co-host, The Web of Queer
avatar for Matthew Schutt

Matthew Schutt

Writer/Producer/Supermodel, News Night Tomorrow

Friday February 16, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Program E

11:00pm

The Cornell Collective
Join Paul Cornell and a panel of guests for a late night, no-holds-barred, adult-themed comedy panel/show about Doctor Who!

Guests
avatar for Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell

Writer, Doctor Who
Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.
avatar for Caroline Symcox

Caroline Symcox

Curate, Church of England

Panelists
avatar for Joy Piedmont

Joy Piedmont

Co-Producer, Reality Bomb
Joy's a librarian and technology integrator at a Manhattan independent school. She has written for Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch and reviewed YA literature for School Library Journal. In 2018 she became the co-producer of the Doctor Who podcast, Reality Bomb, and along with Rachel... Read More →
avatar for Steven Schapansky

Steven Schapansky

Host/Interviewer, Radio Free Skaro
Steven is a Hugo Award-winning podcaster with well over a decade of experience in the world of podcasting. Steven is one of the co-hosts and producers of the long running and popular Doctor Who podcast Radio Free Skaro. He also co-hosts and produces The Memory Cheats, Hockey Feels... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday February 17, 2018 12:00am
Program E
 
Saturday, February 17
 

10:00am

Life Lessons from Doctor Who
It’s not just a television series, it can be a teaching tool as well for children and adolescents. Our panel will be a very lively discussion about the positive role Doctor Who can play in the classroom, from astronomy to history and language: the life lessons it can teach about civil rights and race, literature and speech, science and deductive reasoning, and how even a show about a wanderer in the fourth dimension can contribute to a better society.

Guests
avatar for Caroline Symcox

Caroline Symcox

Curate, Church of England

Panelists
avatar for Lisa Carlton

Lisa Carlton

Gallifreyan Expatriate Society
avatar for Justin Daube

Justin Daube

Master of Time and Space, Mad Science
I am the very model of a Cartoon Individual. My animation's Comical, Unusual, and Whimsical. I'm quite adept at funny gags, comedic theory I have read. From wicked puns and stupid jokes to anvils that drop on your head.
avatar for Alyssa Franke

Alyssa Franke

Blogger, Whovian Feminism

Saturday February 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Program D

11:00am

The Peter Principle
The man who has been called one of the finest actors to ever take up the mantle of the Doctor in the series’ long history is leaving our screens as of Christmas 2017, and it’s truly the end of a momentous era. This panel will be taking an extensive look at the Peter Capaldi years of Doctor Who, discussing what he brought to the role, the impact he’s left upon it, and perhaps a few words about what might be in store for the actor’s future.

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Pam Buck

Pam Buck

Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi and hockey. Sometimes I like to talk about all three at once!
avatar for Sage Young

Sage Young

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels

Saturday February 17, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program D

12:00pm

Creature Feature
Our two guests who have worked behind the mask join us for an event that's smaller than a panel but larger than a kaffeeklatsch, to discuss their experiences working on the show.

Guests
avatar for Jon Davey

Jon Davey

Creature Performer, Doctor Who


Saturday February 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program F

12:00pm

The Radiophonic Workshop at 60
The pioneering unit known for its experimental work in electronic music, music technology and sound effects, was created in 1958 and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Our panel will discuss some of their more well known achievements and their history including the involvement of Delia Derbyshire and the Doctor Who production team.

Guests
avatar for Mark Ayres

Mark Ayres

Composer, Doctor Who / Doctor Who Restoration Team

Panelists
avatar for Andy Hicks

Andy Hicks

Audio and Video Producer, Writer, Composer and performer, WGBH, Coal Hill, and Sycorax Rock
Doctor Who, music, sound design, voice acting, doing impressions of various celebrities and cartoon characters, playing guitar, making up song parodies, media criticism, Black Mirror, the 90's "Britpop" movement, the '80s "Madchester" scene, alternative/punk/goth/indie rock in general... Read More →
avatar for Terry Miller

Terry Miller

Graduated from the Seattle Art Institute audio production program, specializing in sound design and design for video. Creates music for the podcast The Geek Chat found on SoundCloud and all the cool podcasting sites. Currently working on a 3rd Doctor novel just because.
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Mick Schubert

Science Maker
Professionally writing, editing, and making magic out of science. Come and chat!

Saturday February 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program C

1:00pm

Steven's Universe
Eighty-four episodes as showrunner; thirty three episodes as writer. Three Doctors (well, two plus a War version!) Five regular companions. “Are you my mummy?” The Weeping Angels. River Song. Fish fingers and custard. “Come along, Pond.” The War Doctor. Missy. The Confession Dial. “Because it’s kind.” No one perhaps has had more of an impact on modern Doctor Who than he. This panel will take a look the contributions of our honored guest Steven Moffat to the Doctor Who mythos and discuss the legacy he leaves behind.

Panelists
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Rob Brayer

Addict. 12 is my Doctor and Moffat is my writer but I love all eras of the show, especially 2, 4, 7, 9, and 11.Come see me at the Companions Deathmatch on Saturday at 6pm in Program B!
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Felicity Kusinitz

Mayor of Chickentown, The Flopcast
Doctor Who fan for over 30 years. Co-producer of The Flopcast, a silly, geeky pop-culture podcast that is surprisingly chicken-centric.
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Somer Pyron

Word nerd, social media techno-fangirl, A mysterious cybersecurity company
Ooohh... what should people talk to me about...? Uhhh.... Whiskey, Italian Greyhounds, Music, movies, Doctor Who (duh), science (shiny, not squishy), philosophy, theology (squishy, not shiny), science fiction, lady business, ladies IN business, computer stuff, cybersecurity, rare... Read More →
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Ross Ruediger

Producer/Manager, Unassuming Pictures
Writing and producing the documentary "inDoctornated." Covered "Doctor Who" in-depth since its return to TV screens in 2005. Currently writing about the show for New York Magazine’s entertainment website, Vulture. Fan since KETC in St.Louis in '84.
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Brooke Smith

Artist, Fleur de Lou
I love making jewelry and art. I love Doctor Who (of course), Star Wars, Marvel and the Golden Girls.

Saturday February 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program D

1:00pm

The Making of a Big Finish Audio
We take you through every step in the creation of a Big Finish audio production, from inception to release, with the people who are there every step of the way, including Big Finish's Jason Haigh-Ellery, Sue Cowley and Karen Parks, as well prolific Big Finish director (and of course, actor) Lisa Bowerman, and writers/script editors John Dorney and Matt Fitton.

Guests
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Lisa Bowerman

Bernice Summerfield
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John Dorney

Writer, Big Finish
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Matt Fitton

Writer, Big Finish

Panelists

Saturday February 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program C

2:00pm

History is Written by the Victors
At last year’s “Hero’s Timey-Wimey Journey” panel we talked about the Doctor as hero. But what about the other side of things? How do all the “losers” out there view the Doctor? We’ll discuss the character of the Doctor through the lens of those he leaves behind, the collateral damage he causes directly or not (think Satellite Five, for example) and how his actions have impacted the universe at large… because while he’s a hero, there may always be a cost.

Guests
Panelists
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Kyle Anderson

Associate Editor, Nerdist
Kyle has been writing about Doctor Who since 2010 and is one of the hosts and founders of the Doctor Who: The Writers Room, a podcast dedicated to the writing of the classic series.
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Tom Dickinson

Host and Sole Proprietor, Doctor Who: The Moment
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Deborah Stanish

Author/Editor/Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
DEBORAH STANISH is the co-editor of the Hugo nominated Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who and Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them. Deborah is the moderator of the Hugo nominated Verity! Podcast, where... Read More →

Saturday February 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program D

3:00pm

Happy Endings
As we enter a new era of Doctor Who, with a new production team and new direction, it’s time to say goodbye to some of the best characters from the past six series: Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Clara Oswald, River Song, Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, Strax, Osgood, Bill Potts, Nardole and Missy among them, whose impacts on the Doctor Who legacy won’t be forgotten. From the standpoint of assuming we’ve seen them all for the last time (future appearances would be a pleasant surprise, but let’s assume not), we will toast the companions and other memorable characters of the past six seasons.

Guests
Panelists
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Ly Cao

Manager & PR Fairy, PixelWho
I'm the Manager & PR Fairy for PixelWho. We do pixelated Doctor Who artwork with the ultimate goal of re-creating every single character that has shown up on screen over the last 50+ years of the show. PixelWho has finished documenting the 1st, 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctor... Read More →
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Christine Evans

Pond Life Cosplay
Christine Evans-Pond Life Cosplay, Visual Design & Special Events Coordinator for MISTI Con and Coal Hill Convention. Christine is an actress, costumer, and award winning cosplayer. (Pond Life Cosplay) Currently, she is living the dream as the Associate General Manager of the St... Read More →
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Sage Young

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels

Saturday February 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program D

4:00pm

Celebrating the Heroines of Doctor Who
At our 2017 event, we celebrated the women creators of Doctor Who, the women behind the camera whose achievements in production, directing and writing have helped shape the course of the series. This year, we’re going to focus on the women in front of the screen: the actresses over the past 50+ years who have brought to life so many important and enjoyable characters we have come to appreciate, to focus on their achievements and their work both within and outside Doctor Who and how they changed the series for the better.

Guests
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Jenny Colgan

Writer, Doctor Who

Panelists
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Rachel Donner

Recurring panelist, This Week in Time Travel podcast. Contributor, Outside In Takes a Stab.
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Alyssa Franke

Blogger, Whovian Feminism
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Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →
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Heather Berberet, Psy.D.

Psychologist, Doctor Who: On The Couch
I'm a relative late comer to Doctor Who, but am a die-hard fan. I love talking about this show from a psychological perspective and a creative one. Professionally, I help adults, couples, and adolescents heal from trauma.
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Deborah Stanish

Author/Editor/Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
DEBORAH STANISH is the co-editor of the Hugo nominated Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who and Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them. Deborah is the moderator of the Hugo nominated Verity! Podcast, where... Read More →

Saturday February 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program D

6:00pm

Eric Hoffman On: The Sylvester McCoy Years
Eric Hoffman presents a look back at the final three years of the classic Doctor Who series: the Doctor, Ace, Mel and their adventures.

Panelists

Saturday February 17, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program C

10:00pm

Eric Hoffman On: The Troughton Years
Eric Hoffman takes us back to the days of the Patrick Troughton era of Doctor Who, featuring Wendy Padbury & Frazer Hines, as well as Deborah Watling, Anneke Wills and Michael Craze.

Panelists

Saturday February 17, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Program E
 
Sunday, February 18
 

10:00am

Heaven Sent
For many of us, Doctor Who is a comforting constant in our lives. When everything else in the world seems terrible, we know we can always rely on the Doctor to take us away to a happy place. These go-to episodes are the TV equivalent of a warm blanket and chicken soup. What is it about those stories that makes them so therapeutic? Join us for this interactive panel, and help us compile (with audience participation) a list of episodes to meet all your emotional needs, ones that will bring you to your happy place, complement your ‘pint of ice cream’ or ‘celebratory beer’ mood.

Guests
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Graeme Burk

Co-author of the non-fiction books Who is the Doctor (Vols 1 and 2), Who's 50: the 50 Doctor Who stories to watch before you die, The Doctors Are In and contributor to the upcoming biography/memoirs of Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman. Host and co-producer of the Doctor Who podcast... Read More →
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Simon Fraser

Illustrator

Panelists
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Christine Evans

Pond Life Cosplay
Christine Evans-Pond Life Cosplay, Visual Design & Special Events Coordinator for MISTI Con and Coal Hill Convention. Christine is an actress, costumer, and award winning cosplayer. (Pond Life Cosplay) Currently, she is living the dream as the Associate General Manager of the St... Read More →
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Samantha Sinioris

whovian since age four, and grew up studying every aspect of the revival. everything else is whibbely wobbly timey wimey.

Sunday February 18, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Program D

11:00am

Change, My Dear, And It Seems Not a Moment Too Soon
Well, here we go again. A new Doctor, new companions, new production team, new showrunner, and in many ways a completely new era. Jodie Whittaker is about to step into the TARDIS, and writer/producer Chris Chibnall is leading the way. We’ll discuss all of the hot topics surrounding the handover, look back at what the new players have done and how it may impact the future, and make some predictions too!

Guests
Panelists
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Kim Rogers

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels
I just have a lot of feelings

Sunday February 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program B

11:00am

Stories From the American Trenches
Hot on the heels of the amazing book "Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America" we're joined by four of the book's writers, Steven Warren Hill, Jennifer Adams Kelley, Jan Fennick and Rob Warnock, along with Long Island Who showrunner Ken Deep and moderated by Gallifrey One's founder & program director Shaun Lyon to discuss some of the amazing stories that have come out of our fandom and our favorite show.

Panelists
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Ken Deep

Showrunner, L. I. Who
Co-host of Doctor Who: An Occasional Podcast and showrunner of L.I. Who and L.I. Geek conventions.
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Jan Fennick

Author - Event Planner - Cosplayer
Author: co-author of RED WHITE & WHO: THE STORY OF DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA, essays in OUTSIDE IN VOL 1, OUTSIDE IN VOL 2, OUTSIDE IN BOLDLY GOES, OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO, OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB, OUTSIDE IN GAINS A SOUL, co-author of a forthcoming pop culture project [TBA], author of... Read More →
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Steven Warren Hill

Programming Director, Chicago TARDIS
Owner of Gallifrey Base, BroaDWcast, and the Doctor Who Cuttings Archive. Author of "Silver Scream" Vols. 1 and 2, and "Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America".
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Jennifer Adams Kelley

Writer
Co-author of RED WHITE AND WHO: THE STORY OF DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA. Essays in CHICKS DIG TIME LORDS, COMPANION PIECE, OUTSIDE IN, OUTSIDE IN 2, and OUTSIDE IN BOLDLY GOES.
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Shaun Lyon

Program Director, Gallifrey One
Raconteur; bon vivant; cupcakeaholic.

Sunday February 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program D

12:00pm

Circular Gallifreyan
Interested in learning how to write in Gallifreyan? This workshop is for you. (Note that space is very limited!)

Panelists

Sunday February 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program F

12:00pm

Shades of Gray
Before the bold colors and brilliant effects, before the film sequences and CGI, there was Doctor Who: produced on a limited budget and a frenetic schedule, shot on videotape, devoid of color pixels… and still absolutely mesmerizing for a generation of fans. We will take a look back at the black & white era of Doctor Who, the series’ first six seasons, to discuss its production, its storytelling, the sets and costumes, and why everything that came to light in those early years had an impact on the show we love today.

Guests
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Mark Ayres

Composer, Doctor Who / Doctor Who Restoration Team
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John Dorney

Writer, Big Finish
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Steve Roberts

Doctor Who Restoration Team
Founder member of the Doctor Who Restoration Team. Remastering and presenting Classic Doctor Who for broadcast and home video for over two decades. :)
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Mike Tucker

Model Unit Supervisor, Doctor Who

Panelists
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Greg Bakun

Producer, From the Archive: A British Television Podcast
I am a writer, podcaster, and producer. I do a podcast in relation with Kaleidoscope (in the UK) called "From the Archive: A British Television Podcast" which also has a blog that accompanies it reviewing all sorts of British television goodness. I am one of three on the fun podcast... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program D

12:00pm

Verity! Presents: In Defense Of
In this diabolical combination of “Just a Minute” and passionate fan opinion, volunteer panelists pulled from the audience will have 60 seconds to defend a topic, position, or character with the utmost positivity. Sound easy? Take your chances at this hilarious panel.

Panelists
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Erika Ensign

Podcast Producer, Castria
Erika is podcast-happy. She's won several Hugo Awards for her work on Uncanny Magazine's monthly fiction/interview podcast and several Parsec Awards for Verity! and The Incomparable. She co-hosts Lazy Doctor Who, Earp Chirp, and Beginner's Puck, plus she plays Dungeons and Dragons... Read More →
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Katrina Griffiths

Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
Katrina Griffiths is a Canadian podcaster, writer, and above all fangirl, She co-hosts the Doctor Who podcast Verity! Podcast with five other wonderful women, does all the work on her solo musicpodcast Start the Music!, and occupies an improviser position on the Doctor Who/improv... Read More →
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Deborah Stanish

Author/Editor/Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
DEBORAH STANISH is the co-editor of the Hugo nominated Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who and Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them. Deborah is the moderator of the Hugo nominated Verity! Podcast, where... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program B

1:00pm

The Companions That Could Have Been
Do you think Mel Bush, Katarina and Dodo Chaplet had more potential than we saw on screen? Did Ben and Polly and Harry Sullivan not get a fair shake? Wish Liz Shaw, Adric, Adam Mitchell or Adelaide Brooke had been handled better? We’ll discuss companions and supporting characters with relatively short on-screen terms of duty (and relatively short fan followings), and companions who looked great on paper. Why didn’t they work? How could they have worked better?

Guests
Panelists
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Katrina Griffiths

Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
Katrina Griffiths is a Canadian podcaster, writer, and above all fangirl, She co-hosts the Doctor Who podcast Verity! Podcast with five other wonderful women, does all the work on her solo musicpodcast Start the Music!, and occupies an improviser position on the Doctor Who/improv... Read More →
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Alan Siler

kOZMIC Press
Alan is a life-long geek and musician. He’s the author of Doctor Who’s Greatest Hits: A Guide to the Best Stories From Time and Space (kOZMIC Press, 2015) and Star Trek's Greatest Hits: A Guide to the Best Stories From the Final Frontier (kOZMIC Press, 2017). He's a contributing... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program D

1:00pm

Is It Meglos?
David Howe hosts a second year of the game show Is It Meglos? Two teams go head to head to guess Doctor Who stories and their speakers from random quotations and much more!

Guests
DJ

David J Howe

Telos Publishing


Sunday February 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Program E

2:00pm

Doctor Who Deathmatch: Seasons Edition
Building on our previous Deathmatch panels. This time around, we’re going to decide which season of Doctor Who (classic seasons 1-26, or series 1-10 for the new folks) is the best in the show’s history. As always, our panelists will, at a very high rate of speed, review, then vote on, the worthiness of each season, and declare through elimination an outright winner to crown the best of the best. (Note: this panel will run 90 minutes.)

Guests
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Paul Cornell

Writer, Doctor Who
Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.
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Matt Fitton

Writer, Big Finish

Panelists
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Kyle Anderson

Associate Editor, Nerdist
Kyle has been writing about Doctor Who since 2010 and is one of the hosts and founders of the Doctor Who: The Writers Room, a podcast dedicated to the writing of the classic series.
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Erika Ensign

Podcast Producer, Castria
Erika is podcast-happy. She's won several Hugo Awards for her work on Uncanny Magazine's monthly fiction/interview podcast and several Parsec Awards for Verity! and The Incomparable. She co-hosts Lazy Doctor Who, Earp Chirp, and Beginner's Puck, plus she plays Dungeons and Dragons... Read More →
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Alyssa Franke

Blogger, Whovian Feminism
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Derek Kompare

Associate Professor and Chair, SMU Film and Media Arts
media scholar/apologist, teacher, parent, fan, feminist, American, procrastinator, human, est'd 1969. Don't stop / chalang alang alang.
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Felicity Kusinitz

Mayor of Chickentown, The Flopcast
Doctor Who fan for over 30 years. Co-producer of The Flopcast, a silly, geeky pop-culture podcast that is surprisingly chicken-centric.
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Ross Ruediger

Producer/Manager, Unassuming Pictures
Writing and producing the documentary "inDoctornated." Covered "Doctor Who" in-depth since its return to TV screens in 2005. Currently writing about the show for New York Magazine’s entertainment website, Vulture. Fan since KETC in St.Louis in '84.
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Riley Silverman

Writer/Comedian, SYFY Fangrrls, Nerdist, Bubble
I was the official Nerdist reviewer for Doctor Who series 11, I'm also a writer for SYFY Fangrrls, and the International Waters and Bubble podcasts, I've appeared on WhoHaHa, Comedy Central, and I'm right behind you right now. Don't turn around, it's already too late.
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Nathan Skreslet

Artist, PixelWho
I'm the artist behind PixelWho. I create each and every single PixelWho piece through painstakingly placing each individual colored square. I have loved Doctor Who since the age of 8. I have been a professional graphic designer for nearly 20 years; with experience in graphic, concept... Read More →
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Brian Uiga

Head of Engineering, Lasergraphics Inc
Brian is the head of engineering / lead designer for the motion picture restoration firm Lasergraphics Inc. On nights and weekends, he has: - restored the 1996 TV movie Tardis Console with its owner Paul Salamoff - been the art director for the "Inspector Spacetime" web-series... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Program D

4:30pm

And We're Happy You're Glad
The classic run of Doctor Who often steered toward social commentary, everything from British entry into the common market to overpopulation, out of control pollution and television violence. And nowhere is that more exemplified by the McCoy era story The Happiness Patrol, from a polarizing and oppressive government to the idea that anything less than total happiness is problematic, the story is certainly as relevant today as it has ever been. This will be an undoubtedly politically-charged panel, given the subject matter, and that’s fine… so be warned.

Guests
Panelists
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Clay Dockery

co-founder, Coal Hill A/V Club
Clay is the co-founder of Coal Hill, Inc. a non-profit that creates content and performances for conventions accross the country, he is a co-host of the Coal Hill A/V Club podcast with Stephen Webb and Andy Hicks, and is the co-editor of Why I Geek: An Anthology of Fandom Origin Stories... Read More →
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Andy Hicks

Audio and Video Producer, Writer, Composer and performer, WGBH, Coal Hill, and Sycorax Rock
Doctor Who, music, sound design, voice acting, doing impressions of various celebrities and cartoon characters, playing guitar, making up song parodies, media criticism, Black Mirror, the 90's "Britpop" movement, the '80s "Madchester" scene, alternative/punk/goth/indie rock in general... Read More →
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Stephen Webb

Writer / Podcaster
Stephen is a columnist for The Sartorial Geek and co-editor of "Why I Geek: An Anthology of Fandom Origin Stories", contributor to "Children of Time:The Companions of Doctor Who", and the "Outside In" series. He has co-hosted the Podcast Award nominated "Sunset & 42nd" and "The Coal... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Program D