Paul Winter, the Co-ordinator of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, joins the Four Faces of Delusion to talk about conventions and whether the days of the fan convention are numbered. We cover first conventions, their increasing cost, the most bizarre rules on autographs and selfies, and buying Nick Courtney drinks.
Matt talks of the magic of meeting Peter Capaldi. Hayden regales us with tales of the day he consoled a despondent Sylvester McCoy on his shoulder and Terrance Dicks bought him a cider. Meanwhile Doc relates the day he wet himself at the Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition.
Along the way, we pay a special Doctor Who themed tribute to the late Sylvia Anderson, Matt reports on his recent trip to Sheffield for The Valiant 2016 convention, and Hayden reports on his recent trip to Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience to take the TARDIS Set Tour.
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(00:00:00) On 15 March 2016, we lost Sylvia Anderson, best known for her Supermarionation collaborations with her husband Gerry Anderson and for being the voice of “Thunderbirds” character, Lady Penelope. In the early 1970s, Doc attended a “Bring & Buy” sale at his school and purchased the vinyl LP of “Lady Penelope Investigates – The Stately Homes Robberies” from which the song “The Abominable Snowman” sung by Lady Penelope and Parker) is taken as a tribute.
(00:55:00) Hayden recently attended the TARDIS Studio Set Tour at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. A selection of photos from Hayden’s visit can be found in the March 2016 section of our Tumblr page here.
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