Our featured flashback foto (er, PHOTO) for this Friday is Terry Molloy and Stewart Bevan on stage at Chicago TARDIS 2004. Ah, those were the days, with the lighted TARDIS wall backdrop…. Anyway, we offer the photo in celebration of Terry returning to our stage this November.
We have finalized our 2013 pricing for Chicago TARDIS. These rates will be in effect until November 1, 2013, at which point prices go up to the at-door rates. You’ll be happy to know that the 2013 prices remain the same as 2012 pricing, with two notable exceptions.
1) We have bumped the age range up for children’s memberships. Kids can now be 12 or under (instead of 10) to qualify for the children’s rate. Note that kids have to be 12 or under on the weekend of the convention.
2) We are keeping one-day Friday and Sunday general admission tickets at the early bird rate of $40 through November 1.
Full registration info– including links to online reg and to a handy form to download and mail in– can be found on our registration page.
Chicago TARDIS is pleased to welcome back Terry Molloy. Best known to Doctor Who fans as Davros (classic series stories “Resurrection of the Daleks,” “Revelation of the Daleks,” and “Remembrance of the Daleks,” plus nearly a dozen Big Finish audios), Terry returns to Chicago for the first time since 2004.
As will be no big surprise, we are returning to the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in glorious Lombard, IL (a.k.a. The Lilac Village) for our 6th year. Room rates are just $105/night single-quad occupancy. Visit our hotel page for info on how to reserve your room– including the online link!
Yes! It’s nearly a year to our next event, which means we’re offering you the sweetest of deals to sign-up for the convention. Until January 1, it’s just $75 for the weekend– and merely $140 for a Reserved Seat. Single-day and child admissions have also been priced at their lowest. Now you know what to spend holiday gift money on! Check out our registration page for all the info.
If you didn’t attend Chicago TARDIS this year, or if you did attend but didn’t get around to filling out our survey, now’s your chance to let us know what you think. We want to know things like how you get to the convention, where you would like the convention to be located, and how you get your convention news. (And unlike at the con, there will be no mention of George Wendt and/or beans. Well, all right, other than just now.) This survey will only be available through the end of the year, though, so you’d better take it soon!
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At the Chicago TARDIS 2012 Closing Ceremonies, we announced our first four guests for 2013. Fittingly, together they represent the first four decades of Doctor Who. They are also some of the most-loved companions in the Whoniverse. Joining us– in order of appearance on the show– for our fantastic 50th Anniversary Celebration are
Frazer Hines, who played 2nd Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon
Louise Jameson, who played 4th Doctor companion Leela
Nicola Bryant, who played 5th & 6th Doctor companion Peri Brown
Daphne Ashbrook, who played 8th Doctor companion Grace Holloway.
We’re excited to be welcoming back all four of these fabulous actors to our convention.
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!
… and it seems not a moment too soon.
Why, yes, the website has regenerated again. After reveling in some tasty old-school html programming for the better part of 2012, we have moved onto a WordPress platform. Being based in WordPress will allow us to post news tidbits in a timely fashion (such as what we’ve been putting on Facebook and Twitter the past several years), as well as keep the site up to date as easily as possible. We hope you like the new look– and as always, if you have suggestions on how to improve the site, let us know.