We’re pleased to announce that Sonita Henry will be joining us this year. Sonita played Colonel Meme in “Time of the Doctor.” You will also recognize her from numerous U.S. television guest shots, including roles in NCIS, Cold Case, Chuck, and Law and Order: LA. She also played the Kelvin doctor in the 2009 Star Trek reboot.
Chicago TARDIS is delighted to have Mat Irvine join us this year! Mat designed the K-9 prop, and has spent a good chunk of his career operating it. Besides Doctor Who, this Visual Effects Designer worked on Blake’s Seven, Are You Being Served?, Bergerac, and The Singing Detective. He will be sharing his expertise with us all weekend.
We continue our musical guest habit by welcoming Dominic Glynn to this year’s Chicago TARDIS. You’re heard his work on the season 23 (Trial of a Time Lord season) theme, as well as in the episodes “Mysterious Planet,” “The Ultimate Foe,” “Dragonfire,” “The Happiness Patrol,” and “Survival.” A prolific composer, he has also provided music for a long, impressive list of film, tv, and game projects on both sides of the pond.
We welcome back our friends at Big Finish, who will be part of our party for the 15th year in a row. Executive producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs (he of the Dalek voices) will be in the house. We can’t wait to hear what’s new and what’s upcoming with our favorite audio adventures!
Chicago TARDIS welcomes back three old friends to this year’s event. Graeme Burk (co-author of Who Is the Doctor? and Who’s 50), Robert Smith? (co-author of Who Is the Doctor? and Who’s 50, editor of Outside In), and Michael Damian Thomas (co-editor of the Hugo-nominated Queers Dig Time Lords) will all be in the house, taking over panels, guiding discussions, and generally making the convention a better place. We look forward to their return!
The room rate for staying at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center for Chicago TARDIS has been posted on our hotel page– just $107/night! Also on the hotel page you will find a handy link that will take you right into the Westin reservation system for rooms convention weekend. Last year, the host hotel sold out, so make sure you make your reservation sooner than later!