The man who is definitely not the Tin Dog: Noel Clarke joins us at Chicago TARDIS this year. Noel played Mickey Smith (alongside Doctors 9 & 10). He’s also well-known for his writing and directing chops, including the films Kidulthood, Adulthood, 184.108.40.206., and The Anomaly. You probably spotted him in last year’s Star Trek Into Darkness, too. And if you’re clever (and we know you are), you know he’s currently appearing in ITV’s Chasing Shadows.
Tickets to our fabulous Sunday brunch with selected guests are now available for purchase through Eventbrite. Use this link to get to the sales page:
Tickets are just $55 each. Make sure to read all the terms and conditions before purchasing.
The much-anticipated sales for our Sunday Brunch begin on Monday, September 8 at noon CDT. An annual event, the brunch allows you to spend some extra time with many of our guests while enjoying a lovely buffet. The brunch will run from 10 a.m. – noon. We will post the direct Eventbrite link on our home page as well as to Facebook and Twitter when sales open. Only 80 tickets will be available for this somewhat-exclusive event.
As for cost, we are still determining that, but the tickets will cost no more than $60 each– and we’re working to get amount down. (Last year, the tickets cost $50/ea, but the hotel raised its prices to the convention for 2014.) We should have the exact amount we will be charging by next weekend. We wanted to get the date and time out to you all now, though, because we know many of you have to make special arrangements to access the Internet for personal reasons during the course of the work day.
Please note: not all guests will be participating in the Brunch. (Billie Piper and Camille Coduri, unfortunately, will not be at the brunch.) You must be a registered member of the convention (Reserved, Priority, Weekend, or Sunday-Only) in order to attend the Brunch.
Oh, yes. Yes, indeed. Chicago TARDIS welcomes Camille Coduri– known to us Doctor Who fans as Jackie Tyler. (And also from Nuns on the Run, Rumpole of the Bailey, Nelson’s Column, Him and Her, Edge of Heaven, and many other productions.) Camille will be joining us the entire weekend.
The Troughton era has been much on our minds this year, what with the fabulous recovery of “The Enemy of the World” and “The Web of Fear” last October. Naturally we want to celebrate the magic of late 60s Doctor Who– the era in which the current Doctor started watching. We are thrilled to welcome to Chicago TARDIS this year a trio of Troughton teammates! Joining us November 28-30 will be Frazer Hines, Wendy Padbury, and Deborah Watling.
Frazer should need no introduction: his portrayal of Jamie McCrimmon still resonates with fans nearly 50 years after his first appearance. (Jamie frequently rates highest of any male in Top Companion polls.) He’s no stranger to our event and we’re looking forward to welcoming him back. Neither Wendy (Zoe Heriot) nor Deborah (Victoria Waterfield) have been at a Chicago convention since HME/Visions days, so we will have a lot of catching-up to do!
We’re thrilled to announce that Billie Piper will be appearing at Chicago TARDIS this year. Doctor Who fans know her as the beloved Rose Tyler– but she’s also been the star of Ruby In the Smoke, The Shadow In the North, and Secret Diary of a Call Girl. Billie can currently be seen in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. We can’t wait to welcome her to Chicago! Due to her busy schedule, Billie will be with us on Saturday and Sunday only.