Friday Flashback: Closing Ceremonies 2001

December 8, 2012 in Friday Flashback by JennAK

Chicago TARDIS 2001 Closing Ceremonies

Ooh, we’re going back, back, BACK in time every Friday, to celebrate past conventions– and we’re starting with a doozy of a photo. You’ve all seen the crowd we had on stage for opening and closing ceremonies this year by now (either in person or via the photo galleries on our Facebook page). Here’s what things looked like back in 2001. Yep, you counted right– 8 guests. Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Richard Franklin, Jason Haigh-Ellery (who hasn’t missed one yet), Caroline Morris, Lars Pearson, and (in his CT debut) Arnold T. Blumberg. Con Chair Gene Smith is in the foreground on the right; Tech Director Mike Olson (behind Gene in the 6th Doctor vest) subs for Program Director Jennifer Kelley, who actually ended up leaving the con on Sunday afternoon with a horrible case of the stomach flu. (Con crud struck early and hard!) We’ve come a long way– and we thank you for your love and support!