Hi all! (Re)Gen Showrunner Oni Hartstein here.
Thank you all for attending the first (Re)Generation Who. I was absolutely blown away by the emotion involved with the weekend. I never cry in public and I actually broke down a few times. In fact, many attendees were crying with joy as well. In all my years of running cons, I have never seen anything as powerful as what happened during (Re)Generation Who 1 weekend.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible. From the guests, to the staff, to the attendees. Every single one of you contributed so much to start this up. That means so much to me. To US.
No matter how big we get, we will ALWAYS remain a place where everyone can feel safe and accepted.
We will ALWAYS go above and beyond to support the attendees in our community to elevate their creativity.
We will ALWAYS go above and beyond to elevate the actors and writers and their projects. That’s why this blog is a year-round blog of exclusive Doctor Who news and information. I’ll post more personal posts over at my blog, but in the meantime I wanted to share some photos from the event that I found to be particularly amazing.
We opened the con with a panel of just James Harknell and myself so that the attendees could meet us and understand that we are here all weekend for feedback. It’s important for us to be there for the attendees and fix anything that may go wrong! We are always on the floor and accessible for this reason.
All of the actors are so kind and so supportive. Here are 2 of my favorite people in the world – Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker!
Here is myself, Kara, and James Harknell saying hello to Mr. Tom Baker! It took about 40 people in both the US and the UK to make this happen! Special shout out to Audio Sorcery in the UK for their wonderful support! We could not have done this without them!
We had well over 1000 people watching Tom Baker live. It was magical. Many raised their sonic screwdrivers into the air, activated them, and began swaying from side to side. People were crying, cheering, and having a wonderful time. I have NEVER seen anything like this before! I think we out did Pink Floyd. It has been several days since the event and I am still in shock that I had something to do with making this happen. WOW:
Here is Allison, Colin Baker, Bree, and (also) Colin enjoying tea at the VIP Tea with the Doctor event:
Here I am with Kevin, who drove over 1000 miles to come to the con!
The entire family came and showed what a truly diverse attendee base we have. The kids love Classic Who! We got loud applause when we announced that we will be doing a FULL CHILDREN’S TRACK next year at (Re)Gen 2!
Here is Sophie Aldred signing the Special Weapons Dalek!
Sylvester and Sophie on the bell cart!
Here I am interviewing Terry Molloy. Photo by William Chrapcynski
Here is Harknell and Deborah Watling:
Some of these photos came to me orphaned. If any of them are yours please contact us on the nav bar above and I will add your credit!
Again – thank you all so much for attending and spreading the word about what we are doing to raise the bar on Doctor Who conventions. I love you guys. I could not do it without you. It’s about US. That’s why we needed a special name for our attendees. You aren’t just attendees – you are Regenerators.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2016 dates, guests, and expansion. Until then, I hope that some of you can join us at our first convention this August: Intervention: The Premier Showcase of Online creativity. This is a conference with fun comicon-style games that empowers everyone – even you – to pursue your dreams through art, technology, and film. Join us.
(Re)Generation Who: is the Doctor Who Convention for Every Generation taking place March 27-29, 2015 in Hunt Valley, MD, USA.
Guests include Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Sophie Aldred, Sylvester McCoy, Terry Molloy, Deborah Watling, Patricia Quinn, and many more. Tom Baker will be Skyping in for a unique Q&A session with his American fans.
Register and book your room now! You can get extras like exclusive T-shirts, special artwork, or a special commemorative charm dedicated to our Guest of Honor 4th Doctor Tom Baker by adding on one of our our VIP levels.
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