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21
Feb

WRITER SPOTLIGHT: Keith DeCandido

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We’re very happy to be welcoming Keith R.A. DeCandido back to (Re)Gen for a third year! Keith writes in a variety of worlds — not only Doctor Who, but also Star Trek, Leverage, Warcraft, and (recently announced) Orphan Black! If you’re not familiar with his work yet, let us introduce you to him… or rather, let’s have him introduce himself!

 

(Re)Generation Who: Tell us a little bit about your “Doctor Who” related work. Where will fans have read your contributions to the Whoniverse?

Keith DeCandido: I’ve written three Who short stories, and also edited a Who short-story anthology.

For the 1996 anthology Decalog 3: Consequences, I wrote a Fourth Doctor story called “UNITed We Fall,” which had the Doctor encountering the Brigadier in modern New York City for a meeting at the United Nations involving a requisitions hearing and a bomb that will destroy the solar system. Oh, and an assassination attempt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (That anthology also had the first-ever Who fiction by some obscure Brit named Steven Moffat. Wonder whatever happened to him……..)

For the 2001 charity anthology Missing Pieces, I did a Fifth Doctor story that took place in Key West, Florida that was a riff on the Robert the Doll legend.

For the 2007 Short Trips anthology Destination Prague, I did a Whovian riff on the Golem of Prague legend, which included both the First Doctor (in historical Prague) and the Fourth Doctor (in a future Prague that had been taken over by aliens).

I also edited the 2008 Short Trips anthology The Quality of Leadership, which included the first-ever Who fiction by Una McCormack, Peter David, and Diane Duane.

In addition, I wrote a piece about heroism and the brilliance of the 50th anniversary special for Tor.com.

(Re)Gen: Of the Doctors you’ve written for, who’s been the easiest to find a voice for? The most challenging?

DeCandido: Honestly, I had no trouble sliding into the voices of each of the three I’ve done. They’re all very distinctive, and it was simplicity itself to capture their vocal mannerisms.

(Re)Gen: Can you tell us a little about your non-“Who” works?

DeCandido: No, because “little” doesn’t really apply. *laughs* I’ve written prose and comics in thirty different licensed universes, ranging from TV shows (Star Trek, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Stargate SG-1, The X-Files, Farscape, etc.) to comic books (prose featuring Spider-Man, Thor, Sif, the Warriors Three, the X-Men, the Hulk, and the Silver Surfer) to games (World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, StarCraft, Command & Conquer) to movies (Resident Evil, Serenity, Cars, Kung Fu Panda, Aliens, Night of the Living Dead). I’ve also written in several universes of my own creation, including police procedurals in the fictional cities of Cliff’s End and Super City and urban fantasy in the somewhat real cities of New York and Key West.

(Re)Gen: Do you have anything new fans should be on the lookout for?

DeCandido: Always. Brand new in time for the con should be the third book in the “Tales of Asgard” trilogy, Marvel’s Warriors Three: Godhood’s End, which follows up on Marvel’s Thor: Dueling with Giants and Marvel’s Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings; as well as the anthology Baker Street Irregulars, a collection of alternate Sherlock Holmes stories, which includes “Identity,” my story of Shirley Holmes and Jack Watson in modern New York City. I’ve also got three new e-novellas out in the Super City Cops series about police in a city filled with superheroes, Avenging Amethyst, Undercover Blues, and Secret Identities.

(Re)Gen: What are you looking forward to doing this year at ReGen?

DeCandido: All of it — ReGen is an incredibly fun convention full of wonderful guests, wonderful fans, and just overall wonderfulness. I’ve been a Who fan since I was eight, and this is the finest Who-related show I’ve been to.

 

DeCandido will be on board for a whole bunch of this year’s programming, including author spotlights, discussions of the series and its spinoffs, and the Wilderness Years. He and other writers will also be attending this year’s first-ever Coffee with the Creators: a chance for fans and aspiring creators to sit down and chat with many of the writers and creators who make Doctor Who happen behind the scenes.

Register now to be a part of this one-of-a-kind programming, and to meet more writer guests like Andrew Cartmel, Paul Magrs, and George Mann! Our full guest list also includes the Seventh Doctor, Osgood, Jo Grant, and many more!

(Re)Generation Who is a 3 day Doctor Who convention in Baltimore, MD this March 24-26, 2017.

Guests will include a spread of Classic and New Doctor Who celebrities and creators.

Tickets are $80 in advance and $90 at door for adults and $20 for children. Click here to get more info.


14
Feb

Romance in “Doctor Who”: Six Amazing Couples!

Ever since 1996, the Doctor has been getting a bit more… “involved,” let’s say… with his companions. And while there are companions, rulers, and the occasional Aztec with whom the Doctor has been known to have chemistry (or get married or awkwardly disavow interest in), some of the strongest relationships in the show are between other characters. So, putting the Time Lord himself aside (for now), let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day with some of our favorite couples from Doctor Who, both Classic and New!

 

Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright

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The original Who couple, this pair of teachers found themselves swept up into the lives of student Susan Foreman and her strange grandfather. When their adventures with the Doctor ended, they got married… and from there, the stories vary. According to The Sarah Jane Adventures, the two went on to become Cambridge professors and reportedtly never aged. In Day of the Doctor, we see that Ian’s influence, at least, is still a part of Coal Hill. Either way, they definitely live on in the Whoniverse even now!

 

Jo Grant and Clifford Jones

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Jo’s departure from the TARDIS — and from UNIT — was hand-in-hand with biologist and activist Clifford Jones. But married life didn’t slow either of them down. The two took off for the Amazon, and reports of Jo in all expanded Whoniverse media see her fighting the good fight all around the world.

 

Martha Jones and Mickey Smith

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None of us really expected these two to end up together. But when the Tenth Doctor made his victory lap, we saw that the brave Mickey and Martha had joined forces and were fighting aliens together. The actors seem pretty all right with the pairing — on Twitter, you can occasionally see Noel Clarke and Freema Agyemen calling each other “hubby” and “wifey”!

 

Amy Pond and Rory Williams

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In a rare twist for the series, we saw every stage of this couple’s relationship — from awkward teen years to even more awkward engagement, then marriage, pregnancy, and the kidnapping of their time-baby to turn her into an assassin. (You know, the usual.) But in spite of all the outlandish hardships Amy and Rory went through during their travels with the Doctor, they ended up there for each other in the end. In Amy’s own words: “Together, or not at all.”

 

Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint

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One of the series’s more unexpected couples, a Silurian woman turned private detective who took up with (and eventually married) her maid. Vastra and Jenny may look like a mismatched couple, but the two balance each other’s extremes and have each other’s backs no matter what happens. And, yeah, they’re also really awesome with swords.

 

Clara Oswald and Danny Pink

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Our list started with two Coal Hill teachers, so it feels right to end it with two more. Clara and Danny’s relationship was a short, tragic one — and a confusing one, as Clara fought to choose between life with Danny and life with the Doctor. In the end, she got a TARDIS and companion of her own, and he went out a hero. Perhaps not the most romantic of endings, but definitely a very Who-y one.

 

There are many, many more couples in the Whoniverse (several of which include the Doctor) — and our variety of panels will give you a chance to explore them, from the women of the show to the Doctors and their companions, and even chats with some of the actors themselves! Register now to be part of the fun, and check out our full list of guests including Sylvester McCoy, Ingrid Oliver, Katy Manning, and many more!

 

 

 

(Re)Generation Who is a 3 day Doctor Who convention in Baltimore, MD this March 24-26, 2017.

Guests will include a spread of Classic and New Doctor Who celebrities and creators.

Tickets are $80 in advance and $90 at door for adults and $20 for children. Click here to get more info.


02
Feb

REVIEW: “Baker’s End” Episode 2 – “Gobbleknoll Hall”

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(Re)Gen is pleased to be inviting both actress Katy Manning and writer Paul Magrs to our 2017 event, and we’ll never forget how delightful it was having Tom Baker join us in 2015 via Skype. So Baker’s End has a special place in our hearts here at Onezumi Events, even outside of it being a weird and wonderful listen.

The fact that there’s a second episode of this frabjous series does set a few things straight about the plot: Tom Baker is not dead (though he has, according to himself, reincarnated as the King of Cats and goes about stealing gravestones), his former costar Suzy Goshawk is still at Baker’s End five months after the ‘funeral,’ and there’s definitely something murksome and swervish going on with a group of goblins and Tom’s dream diary. In the midst of the madness, we’re beginning to be able to grab at a few of the supernatural threads holding this story together — but for Episode 2, there’s an entirely different creepy venue to explore.

The eponymous Gobbleknoll Hall was once owned by a renowned glam rocker, and has captured the interest of the ghost hunters of Manifest Yourself. But Tom knows that no one should be poking around in there. Unfortunately, trying to warn them off embroils him, Suzy, and his housekeeper Mrs. Frimbly in the house’s madness… leading to Suzy saying some shocking things while possessed by a ghost.

It was interesting, in retrospect, to discover that some (not very good) paintings done by the late David Bowie inspired what eventually became the core of this piece. The vibe was most definitely there, with plenty of glam-rock anthems bleeding through the walls and a series of creepy, not-very-good paintings becoming a part of the narrative.

Most pleasing was the fact that Tom’s dialogue stays as Wonderlandian as ever, sometimes descending into near-gibberish that somehow still manages to make sense. It’s all weirdly believable, from the eldritch diary to the boozy ghosts — things that would normally be firmly in the realm of paranormal surrealism, but by virtue of the presence of Tom Baker somehow make you think ‘Yeah, I could see this.’

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For me, as a fan of Charlie Brooker, easily the happiest addition to this particular episode was comedienne Diane Morgan (baffling vox-popper Philomena Cunk from Brooker’s Weekly Wipe series). It was refreshing to hear her play against type as ghost hunter Marcella, and she sounded right at home with all the rest.

Having now heard two episodes, it strikes me that Baker’s End must be difficult on many levels — they’re intricate scripts with mad plots, all held together at its core by a Team TARDIS gone equally mad. Suzy is not a stationary character: it may have been five months for her, but it’s been a single episode for us, and already we’re seeing her immerse herself as deep as possible in the mysteries of her former costar’s life. The dynamic is already Who-ish in so many ways, and deliberately so. And Katy Manning as Suzy seems to be playing very much a New Who style companion: one who becomes infected, weirdly joyously, with the old madman’s life and adventures, and finds herself becoming so central to them that she’s attracting some very real, very personal danger down on herself. The question now is, how central will Suzy become, and how changed will she be when (or if) she eventually leaves Baker’s End?

Bafflegab Productions has a real gem on their hands here, and I can only hope it continues to get made so we can hear the story through to completion. In conclusion, I’ll simply reiterate what the story itself already states quite pointedly: Buy the next fudgeknocking episode.

Buy Baker’s End episode 2 on CD or as a direct download.

(Re)Generation Who is a 3 day Doctor Who convention in Baltimore, MD this March 24-26, 2017.

Guests will include a spread of Classic and New Doctor Who celebrities and creators.

Tickets are $80 in advance and $90 at door for adults and $20 for children. Click here to get more info.


31
Jan

Full Weekend Early Bird Price Discount Ending Friday Feb 3rd

Our “Early Bird” Full Weekend registration discount price of $80 will be ending this Friday, February 3rd at midnight. Due to high demand, we’ve extended the original time frame from February 1st to the 3rd. On the 4th the price will increase to $85, and then change to $90 when purchased at-door.

Register now, and with the savings you can easily add on a pre-purchase of an autograph or photo op with Karen Gillan, Sylvester McCoy, Ingrid Oliver, or many of our other guests (remember, these items are cash only when purchased at the event, so this is the time to use a credit card if that’s more convenient for you).

Details on all of the options, including available VIP levels and regen related items are all on our Registration page.


27
Jan

New Guests and a Cancellation

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(Re)Generation Who is happy to announce the addition of 2 new guests to the event this year: actor Terry Molloy, who played the Dalek creator ‘Davros” for the Classic era opposite Doctors 5 though 7 and Big Finish, and actor Richard Franklin who played ‘UNIT Captain Mike Yates’ during the Classic seasons and Big Finish. Both actors will be at the event for all three days and will be available for Photo Ops, Autographs, and appear on panels.

We also have the unfortunate news to report that we’ve been notified by Michelle Gomez (‘Missy / The Master’) that due to work commitments she will not be able to attend the event this year. We are evaluating our options and will reach out to all pre-order purchasers of Photo Ops and Autographs soon to give some options on refunds or switching their purchase(s) to other guests.

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