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Thank You For A Brilliant Weekend!

December 6, 2013 in News, Programming by JennAK

Chicago TARDIS 2013 succeeded in part because of your help– plus the generosity of our guests and the fortitude of our staff. This post will be expanded with further comments on Monday, December 9th– but we wanted to get the thanks out there NOW.

(We are also grateful for your patience and understanding regarding the photograph/autograph lines. We found out the hard way that although our system worked for 1200 attendees, it failed miserably for 2700. We will be fixing things for 2014, guaranteed.)

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Important Saturday Photo Op Schedule Change

November 29, 2013 in Programming by JennAK

We have had to re-arrange our photo session slightly for Saturday, November 30. The Freema Agyeman photo session, orgininally scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will now take place from noon to 2 p.m. The Paul McGann/Daphne Ashbrook photo session orginally scheduled for 1-2 p.m., will now take  place from 11 a.m. to noon. Sorry for the confusion! We will be posting signs whereever we can onsite about the change.

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Final Version of Schedule Online

November 25, 2013 in Programming by JennAK

We have updated the Programming page with the version of the schedule that went to the printer– so you now have a preview of what you will pick up at registration. If you save the jpgs to your phone/tablet, you won’t have to worry about where the paper copy of the schedule got to over the weekend. If you’re wondering about a text-only online version, we will provide the link to it as soon as it has been updated to reflect the final version of the schedule.

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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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Pre-sales Have Ended

November 15, 2013 in Memberships by JennAK

If you don’t have a ticket yet, don’t despair, just get to the convention early on Friday. We will have a limited quantity of 3-Day and Friday-only admissions available for purchase at the door on Friday, and a limited quantity of Sunday-only tickets available on Sunday. Saturday-only tickets have already sold out and none will be available at the door.

Thanks, everyone, for your support. See you in two weeks!

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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.