23
Feb

PROGRAMMING SPOTLIGHT: “We Are (Re)Generation Who”

Saying we do things a little differently at (Re)Generation Who would be an understatement. From changing the guest/attendee dynamic to offering out-of-this-world entertainment courtesy of the Doctor’s most fearsome foe (we mean Davros — don’t tell Missy!), we’re always looking for new ways to make sure you have our ear and we can keep giving you the best experience possible.

One big con tradition we break? We don’t do opening and closing ceremonies. Instead, we do more relaxed, personal panels where you get to talk to us and vice-versa. To that end, (Re)Gen 4 will kick off (as the last three have) with “We Are (Re)Generation Who.”

The one-hour panel is your opportunity to hear from founders Oni Hartstein and James Harknell about the inception of the event, their own personal experiences with the worlds of Doctor Who and conventions, and the Onezumi Events philosophy when it comes to fan events. There’ll also be question time at the end. So whether you want to know something fannish, fun, or organizational, you can chime in!

“We Are (Re)Generation Who” is our very first panel each year, and will be held Friday afternoon. An exact time and location within the con space will be forthcoming; for now, check out our Panel Descriptions page for more info on what’s in store.


Still on the fence about attending (Re)Gen 4? There’s not long left to pre-register, and our main hotel is filling up! Register in advance now (either for the full weekend or a single day), and add VIP tiers and advance purchases to your membership.

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep track of all the goings on before (and during!) the event!


21
Feb

CON NEWS: (Re)Gen 4 Unveils Access Services Department

Meredith Peruzzi with (Re)Gen 2 guest Anneke Wills

Here at Onezumi Events, we are dedicated to providing a fun, comfortable, and safe experience for all our attendees, regardless of needs. Our previous events have included accessible seating and ASL interpreter “check-out” for attendees.

This year, we are proud to announce that (Re)Generation Who 4 will usher in the opening of our new dedicated Access Services Department, headed up by long-time staffer Meredith Peruzzi.

Peruzzi has been working as an interpreter in the East Coast con scene for 15 years, and has worked with the Deaf community for her entire life. As a museum director at Gallaudet University, she has had opportunities to learn new solutions for accommodation issues of all types. She’s also happy to listen — both to professionals in the field and to the people for whom accommodation is provided — to explore new ideas as necessary.

The new Access Department will continue to supply ASL interpreters as ever. But Peruzzi’s extra focus means the beginning of some new initiatives: “seat in line” options for those who cannot stand for long periods, designated seating for those with low vision, and special seating for those requiring mobility devices.

Of her new job, Peruzzi says: “I am committed to providing access that goes beyond the ADA and into providing a truly wonderful experience for our attendees.”

If you are an attendee and would like to request assistance from our Access Services Department for this year’s con, please email assistance@regenerationwho.com


Still on the fence about coming to this year’s event? Time is running out to preregister — and with big guests like Peter Capaldi, Michelle Gomez, and Rachel Talalay, we may fill the venue this year! Register now for single day or full weekend membership — and add on VIP tiers, autographs, photo ops, and more in advance!


16
Feb

FIVE WEEKS LEFT! Add to your membership for extra awesome!

Don’t fall asleep on us — the con is almost a month away! We’re working away on our programming schedule so you can start planning your awesome Doctor Who weekend, and will make an announcement when it’s ready to go. That’s when we’ll announce schedules for photo ops, too — thanks for your patience!

In the meantime, we’re getting closer to our deadline for shirt orders! Remember, the cutoff for con shirt orders and VIP Tiers 2 and up is March 4. After that, we will be closing orders for both standard shirts and VIP Tiers 2+. We will have some shirts in a limited number of common sizes at the event, but if you want to make sure you get the right fit, best to order now!

Our standard shirt has a sweet vintage design, featuring symbols for each of our three attending Doctors.

And our VIP shirt (included in Tier 2 and up) features two cute Doctor Hoots! Both are designed by staff designer Ginger Hoesly and printed at Imagination Print and Design. For accurate sizing, please consult our size chart.

 

Red Fish Rue Fish has also designed us some absolutely adorable glow-in-the-dark Cyberman zipper pulls! Tier 3 and up will be receiving these cuties. Don’t worry, they’re not actually crying — they’re just waiting for their forever home!

Plus, the Tier 1 VIP print is ready to show!

Here’s a look at Ginger’s art for 2018, featuring three Doctors rocking out. (VIP Tier 1 can be purchased on site and will include both the print and access to our ReGenerators mixer party, where you can hang out with other VIP attendees!)

Hit up our merch page for more info, then order your swag for pick-up at the event! VIP tiers and shirts can be purchased either at the time of registration, or added to an existing reg. You can also pre-order autographs and photo ops with your favorite guests!


09
Feb

CON NEWS: Last Weekend to Register at Best Rate!

Time is speeding along… and after this weekend, the price of a full weekend membership for (Re)Gen will go up!

This Sunday, February 11 at 11:59 PM will be your last chance to grab a weekend membership at $80. After that, prices go up to $90 in advance. That’s still one of the lowest prices you’ll see around for a cast list like this, but if you’re looking to save a few dollars for autographs and merch, get the best deal while you can!

Plus — while we do offer VIP tiers for things like limited-edition shirts and prints, and while we do have a couple of ticketed catered events (like Coffee with the Creators, which still has spaces!), a badge gets you access to all the panels! You don’t have to pay extra to attend any of our Big Events programming. If you’re in, you’re in!

Register now, and don’t forget to take advantage of our expanded room block to get an affordable room within the hotel!


05
Feb

CON NEWS: Welcome Writer Jenny Colgan to (Re)Gen!

We’re busily bringing together programming, events, and surprises… but we have time for one more guest announcement as things get underway for next month. Please welcome writer Jenny Colgan to our event!

Jenny is a best-selling author of slice-of-life fiction, and is also a writer (and major fan) in the world of Doctor Who! Her works include Tenth Doctor book In the Blood, Eleventh Doctor book Dark Horizons, and entries in The Legends of River Song and The Legends of Ashildr, to name a few. We can’t wait to welcome this amazing writer and fellow fan to our event!

Jenny will be joining fellow Who creatives Rachel Talalay, Robert Shearman, Paul Magrs, and many more for our fourth year! And for fans who want some extra time with the people behind the scenes of the show, we’re hosting a Coffee with the Creators event! Add a ticket to your registration before it sells out!


02
Feb

UPDATE: More Saturday photo ops added!

How’s this for ‘something nice’ — we’ve added more Saturday spots for the Capaldi/Gomez and Three Doctors photo ops! Head over to the registration page to reserve them in advance!

Note that this means we’ve had to cut slightly into the photo op times for the individual actors. So if you’re looking to get those, you might want to hurry, too!

Our autographs and photo ops are selling out quickly this year, but we want to make sure everyone who wants them can get them! Adding them to your registration in advance ensures that you’ll be able to get everything you want out of our event! (Well, almost everything… we still haven’t got that real working Type 40 figured out yet, but we’re getting there!)


02
Feb

CON NEWS: All You Need to Know for the Big Weekend!

We’re getting excited for our big event! Are you? (From the looks of our Facebook group, you absolutely are!) Most exciting of all for us is the new names and faces we’re seeing as registrations come in! We can’t wait to welcome you all to our latest event.

If you’ve never been to one of our cons before — or to a convention ever — then you may not be entirely sure what to expect. There’s still just under two months to go, but we want to give you plenty of time to get planning for the weekend! So if you’re new to the world of Onezumi Events or to the world of fan cons in general, here are some helpful tips:

 

The Hotel

We’re back at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace again this year, and it’s a lovely venue! The convention space is on the fifth and sixth floor, so don’t worry if you walk into the hotel and can’t figure out where the con is… just grab an elevator up!

Right now, there are still rooms available in the hotel itself at our special room rate. If you want to grab one of those rooms, use our special page to reserve your room. You won’t need to enter a code; it’s already accounted for. If for some reason you can’t get a room at the con rate, or are told the hotel is full, be patient — we’re filling up fast, and our hotel liaison will work quickly to make sure we either expand our room block or set up an overflow hotel nearby!

 

Navigating the Convention

Compared to other events, our venue space may look fairly small. We do that on purpose for the comfort of our attendees and guests — and so you can have a really special experience over the weekend!

You’ll be picking up your badge at the venue, regardless of whether you register online or in person, so don’t worry if you don’t get anything in the mail beforehand. We’ll be handing things to you in person at registration. Once we’re a little closer to time, we’ll notify attendees of the convention layout so they know right where to go when it’s time to come in. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered!

 

Panels and Programming

We pride ourselves on unique and awesome programming that educates, entertains, and occasionally surprises even us!

At the moment, our Programming department is working away on this year’s schedule. We will have a list of panel descriptions available in the near future so you can see what’s in store and begin making lists.

As for the schedule itself, we are hoping to release that later this month. Considering many of you can only come for a single day and want to make sure you see your favorite guest(s) in the time you have available, we’re making sure to get that info out to you as quickly as possible.

If you’d like to see an example of what our schedules have been like in the past, you can click on the links here to check out our pocket programs from 2015, 2016, and 2017.

 

Photos and Autographs

If you want to make sure to get an autograph or pic with your favorite guest, we highly recommend you add them to your registration in advance! (You can do that even if you’ve already bought your pass.) Any actor guests not listed on the form will be added as soon as we have relevant info from them.

If you’re not a regular con-goer, bear in mind that you will need to have a pass to the convention in order to get to photos, autographs, and vendor spaces. But we have reasonably priced single-day passes if all you’re planning to do is drop in for the photo!

For photo ops, the maximum allowed in one shot is two adults and two children in addition to the guest(s) in the photo. So, for example, if your group were three adults and no children, you would still need to buy a second photo op. More info is available in our FAQ.

 

Volunteering

Thank you so much to everyone who’s sent in volunteer forms! Our ops team is going through each of them one by one to make sure each department has all the help it needs… but as you can probably imagine, we’ve had a major uptick in the number of volunteer forms we’ve received this year!

If you haven’t gotten a response, don’t worry! Our intrepid ops managers are working through the pile, and you will get a response soon. Thank you for your patience!

 

If you have any more questions — or if you’re looking for room shares, carpool, or fellow fans to talk to — check out our ReGenerators Facebook group. We’re 780 members strong, always willing to help, and are also a great place to share works in progress as you prepare for March!

Thanks as always for all your support!


25
Jan

Remembering John Hurt One Year Later

A year ago today, the words “Doctor down” spread across our attendees’ and staffers’ social media. Sir John Hurt, an acclaimed actor in so many worlds of fiction, had ended his battle with cancer.

As with any news we hear, we all raced to check. Surely it was a prank, or someone had gotten a bit of news wrong. Surely memories of him were surfacing all over Twitter because it was just his birthday recently, not because the world had lost him. The confirmation came quickly, and the loss was acute.

The staff of (Re)Gen comes from a broad variety of backgrounds. For many of us, Hurt comes from the world of Harry Potter or Merlin first and foremost; for others, Alien (or even Spaceballs) was our first encounter. Caligula, the Elephant Man, the Storyteller… there are likely as many gateways to his work as their are staff members for the event. Many of our guests, too, remember him from his work — in some cases as a friend and a peer.

But for many — especially the children among our attendees — the War Doctor is his most memorable turn. He played a difficult role in so many ways. In a purely “entertainment business” context, he was a stopgap for a missing actor. To fans with their hearts in the show, he was something very new: a one-shot iteration of a character whose other iterations are carefully documented and numbered and speculated on. And for the show as a whole? He was the final link we’d been missing between the two eras of our favorite piece of television.

Hurt may have only been a part of the Doctor Who televisual universe for a brief time, but his impact has been unmistakable. And the role may only be a drop in the bucket of a massive and genre-spanning career, but it’s meant so much to all of us.

We miss you, Sir John. We wish we’d had the chance to thank you in person for all you do.


19
Jan

CON NEWS: Peter Capaldi Comes to Baltimore!

Are you ready to rock, (Re)Gen? Because we can now officially announce that Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi will be joining us in Baltimore for Year 4!

Peter played the Doctor from the end of 2013 to this past Christmas, but has also appeared as Caecilius in the Tenth Doctor episode “Fires of Pompeii” and as Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth. He’s also an accomplished writer, Academy Award-winning director, musician… and he’s kind of a big Doctor Who fan, we’ve heard! He’ll be joining us Saturday and Sunday — so register now if you haven’t, because tickets are likely to sell out fast!

Also, in case you didn’t catch it on Twitter this morning, Peter’s presence means a slight change to our standard con shirt:

If you’ve already ordered, this is the version you’ll be getting (don’t worry, we’re not that picky!). And if you haven’t … the’re $20 for S-XL sizes and $25 for 2XL-5XL. We will have a few in standard sizes at the con, but if you don’t order in advance, we can’t guarantee we’ll have one in your size — so order early to be sure!

Speaking of extras, you might want to consider VIP tiers to get an extra boost out of the con. VIP 4 will include preferred seating in Main Events, so you can be right up front for all the big panels! You’ll also get our year 4 art print (design coming soon), VIP “Doctor Hoot” shirt featuring the First and Twelfth Doctors, an adorable glow-in-the-dark Cyberman zipper pull, and all other perks from Tiers 1-3! Check them out on our merch page.

Autograph and photo-op pre-orders are also now available for pre-order. Prices are:

Autograph or Solo Photo: $105 ($100 + $5 for credit card processing fee)
Peter Capaldi/Michelle Gomez Group Photo: $168
Three Doctors (Peter D./Colin/Peter C.) Group Photo: $190

Photo ops will be sold by day. Choose Saturday or Sunday for your photo. Closer to time (about a month away from the con, or around when the programming schedule goes up), we’ll notify you of available time slots and ask you for your top three so you can plan your photo op into your con day!

Also, a quick reminder that if a photo op isn’t available to buy online, that doesn’t mean there won’t be pre-orders. We are still awaiting pricing information for some of our guests, and will make an announcement when they are available. Additionally, more group photo-op options will become available once our programming schedule goes live.

So, what are you waiting for? Join us in Baltimore to welcome Peter Capaldi, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Michelle Gomez, and many more for what’s shaping up to be our most amazing year ever!


17
Jan

Big Announcement Delayed; More Announcements Here!

There’s been a collision in the space/time continuum! Our Big Announcement is so big, we’ve become aware that making the event as accessible as possible to every fan will require further meetings with the hotel!

As you know, making things accessible, inclusive, and fair to the fans is what we are all about. We couldn’t abide by an experience that is less than amazing for our attendees. Because of this, we must delay our announcement until 10AM EST this coming Friday! Thank you all for your understanding.

However!

Your patience and excitement have been so awesome, we don’t want to leave you empty-handed. So we do have a few other announcements to launch today, starting with a few last-minute guest additions!

First, Big Finish fans will be happy to know that we’ve invited Lisa Greenwood, the actress behind Flip Jackson, to the event! Flip traveled with the Sixth Doctor… will she have some interesting stories to tell when she meets back up with Colin? We can’t wait to find out!

Also rejoining us are singer Cat Smith, comedian Hannah Harkness, writer and professor Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, and Dalek master Steve Gostelow! We’re looking forward to having them on panels and in workshops once again.

Finally, we have one more little goodie for you… the design for this year’s standard shirt!

Designed by Ginger Hoesly and printed at Imagination Print and Design, this 80s-reminiscent shirt celebrates our Fifth and Sixth Doctor guests at the event! Con shirts can be purchased by anyone, with our without a VIP membership, and are priced at $20 for S-XL sizes and $25 for 2XL-5XL. If you want a shirt, your best bet is to order it before the event; we will have a very few shirts available at the merch table for sale in common sizes, but ordering in advance will ensure you have as many as you want in the sizes you need!

Head to the registration page to add shirts to your existing registration… and if you haven’t registered yet? Well, we highly recommend it. Because our big announcement is a-comin’!

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