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Convention Week Update

November 25, 2013 in Guests, Memberships by JennAK

Can you believe it? Chicago TARDIS is this weekend! We want to share with you some last minute news and details that will make your weekend more enjoyable.

Guest Update

Unfortunately, neither Nicholas Briggs nor Paul Vanezis will be able to join us this weekend. We will miss them both!

Autograph Pricing Adjustments

Autographs from our Doctors– Colin Baker, Peter Davison, and Paul McGann– will be $25/signature, not the $20/signature previously advertised. Also, there will be a nominal charge for Tracey Childs to sign non-Big Finish items.

Registration Hours

Our registration booth will be open for badge-picking up on Thursday night for our All-Access, Reserved, and 3-Day General Admission members. Friday and 3-Day At-the-door tickets will be available on Friday morning; Sunday tickets will be available on Sunday morning. No tickets will be sold on Saturday– we are sold out for that day.

The complete schedule is:

Thursday: 6-9 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. -6 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

At-Door Ticket Availability

At-the-door ticket availability is still being determined; we plan on posting further information on Wednesday.

Social Media Options

Whether you will be at the con this weekend or just living vicariously through your friends’ posts, we will have you covered. As in previous years, we will be posting large amounts of photos to our Facebook page, as well as schedule changes, the odd quip from our guests onstage,  and other news. On Twitter, you’ll find schedule reminders, quips, and news updates. For the first time, we will be posting the photos and quotes we like best to our Tumblr account.

Food Options at Chicago TARDIS

The food court at Yorktown mall is closed– undergoing remodeling. Don’t despair, though– the Chicago TARDIS Program Book will list all your nearest food options for the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend!



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Guest Update

November 14, 2013 in Guests by JennAK

We have good news and bad news about our guest line-up for this year’s Chicago TARDIS. Let’s start with the bad, shall we? Due to professional commitments, neither Richard Dinnick nor Arnold T. Blumberg will be able to join us Thanksgiving weekend. We will miss them both!

Now the good: we’ve added a number of people to our guest line-up. We welcome back Amy Pemberton, best known to Doctor Who fans as Big Finish’s 7th Doctor companion Sally Morgan. Also returning, novelists Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman. Jon and Kate wrote such classic novels as Vampire Science and The Seeing I.

We also have two gentlemen joining us for the first time. Ed Stradling has produced a large number of featurettes found on Doctor Who DVDs. Paul Vanezis has worked on the DVDs as well… and in his spare time, searches for missing episodes. We’re excited to welcome them both, and look forward to their insights.

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I’ll See You Again, Mister!

October 9, 2013 in Guests by JennAK

Chicago TARDIS is giddy with delight to welcome Freema Agyeman to our convention. Freema, of course, played Martha Jones, companion to the 10th Doctor. She can be currently seen on The Carrie Diaries on the CW. Due to her busy schedule, she will be joining us on Saturday and Sunday only.

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Preliminary Guest Schedule Up!

October 1, 2013 in Guests, Programming by JennAK

Wondering who would be on the Main Programming stage on which day? How about photographs and autographs? When are the actors posing and signing? Wonder no longer! The preliminary schedule has now materialized on our website.

(Still subject to revision, of course– plus, this schedule doesn’t include all the fabulous panel discussions and special events happening throughout the weekend.)

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Daughter of Traken

September 17, 2013 in Guests by JennAK

We’re pleased to announce that Sarah Sutton will be joining us this year at Chicago TARDIS. Known for playing Nyssa, companion to both the 4th and 5th Doctor, she complements our classic companion collection.

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Always Seeing Patterns….

July 9, 2013 in Guests by JennAK

This year, Chicago TARDIS presents not just one Doctor… not just two Doctors… but THREE Doctors! Paul McGann will be joining Colin Baker and Peter Davison (along with all our other guests) on Thanksgiving weekend. Chicago hasn’t had three Doctors at the same convention since 1985, so this year’s Chicago TARDIS will be something magical indeed.

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Puny Humans! Would You Like Some Tea?

July 9, 2013 in Guests by JennAK

Yes, it’s true! The Potato One– a.k.a. Strax the Sontaran– a.k.a. Dan Starkey– will be in the house at Chicago TARDIS this year. We’re thrilled that Dan will be joining us.

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The Soundscape Maestro

July 9, 2013 in Guests by JennAK

Dick Mills, who headed the Radiophonic Workshop in the 1970s and 1980s, joins us at Chicago TARDIS this year. He provided sound effects and other special sound needs for every classic story from “The Three Doctors” through “Survival.” We’re looking forward to hear him speak.

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Welcome the Valeyard

July 9, 2013 in Guests by JennAK

Michael Jayston, best-known to us Whovians as the Valeyard (from the “Trial of a Time Lord” season) has been added to the guest list for this year’s convention. We’re looking forward to meeting him Thanksgiving weekend.

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…By Richard Dinnick

July 9, 2013 in Guests by JennAK

We’re pleased to welcome back Richard Dinnick to Chicago TARDIS this year. Richard has written Big Finish audios, comic books, and a number of tie-in books, including the recently-released Official Sticker Book. He will be sharing his wit and knowledge throughout the weekend.