(Re)Generation Who Guests
(Re)Generation Who is happy to have the following Guests at the event this year:
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Colin Baker - Sixth Doctor
Colin Baker was cast as the sixth BBC Doctor Who by producer John Nathan-Turner in late 1983. It was to be a role that would make Colin's face recognizable all over the world.
During the three years that he was The Doctor, Colin battled Cybermen, Daleks, Sontarans, Sil and even Kate O'Mara. His interpretation of the Time Lord was brash, loud, opinionated and didn't suffer fools gladly.
Colin continues to play The Sixth Doctor in the growing range of Doctor Who audio plays by Big Finish Productions.
Sylvester McCoy - Seventh Doctor
In Sylvester McCoy's own words:
"A producer once looked at my CV and told me I'd done everything in show-business except Ballet!
I started as a Busker and ended up in Grand Opera!
I've played in Low Comedy and High Comedy.
Plays and musical parts have been written for me.
I've given most of Shakespeare's Clowns, culminating with the Fool to Ian McKellen's King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Co. On a World Tour and Film.
In Television I've been on the "Box" for 36 years almost continuously in many roles from award wining Children's TV to programs of great renowned; the most famous being Doctor Who, who I played (no 7!)--look out for the "Fiveish Doctors Reboot"!
I played the harrowing role of the kidnapper and murderer in the UK's Channel 5's opening night Film;
I've worked extensively in Film--The first; Dracula with Langella and Olivier, the most recent, The Hobbit.
My Doctor Who carries on in Big Finish productions--And so it goes on!"
Tom Baker - Fourth Doctor
Picture copyright Sue Jerrard.
Tom Baker Will be appearing on Saturday, March 28th for a Q&A via Skype
Tom Baker played the iconic Fourth Doctor in the Classic Doctor Who series from 1974-1981. Tom's run on the series as the Doctor is still the longest tenure of any actor playing the character, at 7 years. Tom is well remembered by many US fans as their first Doctor; during his tenure many stations within the US played the series for the first time and began the craze that continues to this day (and this event!)
Tom Baker's Doctor is remembered for his brooding "gothic" personality; with his long overcoat, hat, and colorful scarf his trademark.
In addition to Tom's Skype Q&A, he has agreed to pre-sign a limited number of autographs for (Re)Generation Who attendees (you must be registered to purchase, or do so when registering). These autographed photos will be exclusive to (Re)Generation Who, and celebrate his iconic portrayal of the Doctor and his appearance in the 50th Anniversary Special as The Curator. You can only purchase this special autographed photo in advance online and pick it up at the event. The cost for each autographed photo is $80. This offer will end on February 15, 2015, or when the limited number is reached, whichever is first.
Nicola Bryant - Fifth/Sixth Doctor Companion Peri
Nicola Bryant landed the part of the American companion Peri immediately after she finished attending The Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, in 1983. Cast by John Nathan-Turner she first appeared alongside Peter Davison's fifth Doctor in the 1984 story Planet of Fire coming face to face with The Master. This was immediately followed by Davison’s final story the The Caves of Androzani, which is always high on the Doctor Who Magazine list of their all time favourite stories. As the then sole companion, Nicola enjoyed playing Peri opposite Colin Baker's sixth Doctor with whom she battled against Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans The Rani and Sil but most of all she found a dear friend in Colin.
Since leaving Doctor Who, Nicola has worked extensively in theatre up and down the country. In London her work ranges from leading roles in the West End in Killing Jessica at Savoy Theatre, in the award winning Strive at The Duke of York’s, and in Tom Stoppard’s multi award winning Rock ‘n’ Roll. She has also made guest appearances in numerous television shows, most notably as Rowan Atkinson’s niece (Millicent) in Black Adder’s a Christmas Carol and the award winning comedies 10% ers and My Family (twice); as well as spending 3 years playing Martine in the BBC series The Biz.
Nicola is still keeping Peri alive in the wonderful Big Finish range and is thrilled to be here in Maryland to meet you all.
Sophie (Aldred) Henderson - Seventh Doctor Companion Ace
Sophie Henderson played Ace, the whip smart and firebrand companion to the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy from 1987-1989. Sophie has also reprised the role for the 'Dimension in Time' charity sketch in 1993, and has also appeared as Ace in many Big Finish audio dramas. She recently also appeared in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special 'The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot'.
In addition to Doctor Who, Sophie has provided her voice talents to a wide range of projects and shows such as Bob The Builder, Sergeant Stripes, Dennis & Gnasher, Dennis The Menace, Tree Fu Tom, and many others.
She co-wrote the hardback reference book, "Ace, The Inside Story of the End of An Era" with Mike Tucker, published by Virgin Publishing in 1996.
Andrew Cartmel - Script Editor, Writer 7th Doctor Era
Andrew Cartmel is a novelist, screenwriter and comic writer.
His work for BBC television includes a three year stint as the Script Editor on DOCTOR WHO for the entire Sylvester McCoy Seventh Doctor era. In collaboration with McCoy and a team of writers including Ben Aaronovitch, Ian Briggs, Rona Munro and Marc Platt, Cartmel fashioned a new brand of scripts for the show, arguably darker and more funny than their predecessors, that established McCoy's Doctor as a master-player in dangerous games, a weaver of cosmic strategies, and a powerful and towering enigma under alien skies.
Andrew Cartmel also presided over the introduction of the character of Ace as played by Sophie Aldred — quite possibly one of the most influential Doctor Who companions. And definitely the first to attack a Dalek with a baseball bat.
Together with his team of excellent writers — which also included Stephen Wyatt, Graeme Curry and Malcolm Kohll — Andrew Cartmel set about his Master Plan…
Which was to get the scripts to the production team on time.
Since those lively and memorable days, Andrew Cartmel has been commissioned to write scripts for the TV shows MIDSOMER MURDERS, DARK KNIGHT and TORCHWOOD.
He has also continued to have an association with Doctor Who in its spin-off media ranging from recent articles in DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE to novels for both the Virgin New Adventures and BBC Past Doctor Adventures ranges. He returned to the role of Script Editor for four stories of Big Finish Productions DOCTOR WHO – THE LOST STORIES range which presented the stories intended for the show's twenty-seventh season in 1990.
Currently Andrew Cartmel is collaborating with Ben Aaronovitch on adapting Ben’s bestselling RIVERS OF LONDON books as a series of comics and graphic novels. The first volume is due out from Titan this Summer.
Andrew’s memoir about working on Doctor Who, SCRIPT DOCTOR is now back in print from Miwk Publishing in a deluxe new edition
Terry Molloy - Davros
Terry Molloy is a busy actor and, as well as directing and producing, he has been involved in all areas of the entertainment business over the past 'forty-something' years.
Along with a wide spectrum of television appearances, he is perhaps best well known on the small screen to Doctor Who fans as 'DAVROS', creator of the Daleks, playing the Doctor's nemesis in the classic series from 1983 to 1989, and continues to today, starring both on stage and in many of the award winning Big Finish Audio adventures, including the four part mini-series "I,Davros"
Terry's recent film work has included "In Love with Alma Cogan", with Roger Lloyd Pack, Sinead Cusack and John Hurt, "ChickLit" with Dakota Blue Richards, Eileen Atkins, John Hurt & Eileen Atkins and a new production from Capriol Films, "Draw on Sweet Night", with Nicky Henson & Christian McKay - a tale of intrigue & romance featuring the 16th Century Madrigal composer 'Master John Wilbye'.
Deborah Watling - Second Doctor Companion Victoria Waterfield
Deborah was invited into the Doctor Who offices by the then-producer Innes Lloyd. He had seen her in the "Play for Today" series and thought she might be a good choice for a new companion in the "Doctor Who" series.
After a discussion between the two, it was agreed that Deborah would gain some more experience in the industry as she was only eighteen at the time. After this Deborah worked on stage and some TV, and in 1966 agreed to take the role of Victoria Waterfield, opposite the 2nd Doctor Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines as 'Jamie'.
Deborah stayed with the show for a year, and that period of the show's history is now fondly remembered as The Monster Era. During the time she saw battle with Cybermen, Yeti, Ice Warriors and, in her very first story, the dreaded Daleks.
Sadly, many of Deborah's episodes were lost by the BBC. Previously only Tomb Of The Cybermen existed in it's entirety. However, with the recently recovered 2nd Doctor stories "The Enemy of the World" and "Web of Fear", her work has been introduced to a new generation of Doctor Who fans.
Patricia Quinn - Belazs,"Dragonfire"; Magenta,"Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Patricia Quinn is most well known for her role as Magenta in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", however, she is also part of the Doctor Who universe through her appearance as Belazs in the 7th Doctor's episode "Dragonfire", as well as her appearance as Queen Angvia in the Big Finish audio drama production of Bang-Bang-a-Boom!, again set during the tenure of the 7th Doctor.
Which begs the question: Did the Doctor ever visit her on the planet Transsexual in the galaxy of Transylvania?
Colin Spaull - Lilt, "Revelation Of The Daleks"; Mr. Crane, "Rise Of The Cybermen / Age Of Steel"
Colin Spaull is among a small band of actors who have appeared in the Classic and the New series of Doctor Who. Apart from Colin Baker (Revelation of the Daleks) and David Tennant (Rise of the Cybermen and Age of Steel), Colin has worked with two other Doctors, Paul McGann in "Grand Theft Cosmos" for Big Finish Productions and Peter Davidson in "The Last Detective".
Colin trained at the famous Drama School in Soho in the west end of London, called The Italia Conti Stage School. That's where he first met Graeme Harper, who went on to become one of the best known Doctor Who directors. Colin's first professional job was as "Pip" in BBC TVs Great Expectations. He then became the youngest member of the 1967 Old Vic Theatre Company playing the boy parts in Shakespeare's plays. He has made films with Peter Sellars, David Niven and been directed by Alfred Hitchcock. He has been in many West End theatre productions including The Fourth of June, Spring Awakening, Present Laughter, etc. He is also a voiceover artist and narrator of documentaries. Most of his life (since the age of 11) has been spent in front of either a microphone, a film camera or a TV camera. His television appearances include 'Morse', 'The Last Detective', 'The Inbetweeners', 'Doctors', 'Holby City', 'Eastenders', 'Casualty', 'The Brittas Empire', the list is endless! Colin's Big Finish Productions include 'Grand Theft Cosmos', 'The Dalek Empire' and more recently, 'Graceless'. His life outside the profession involves his family, wife Sally and three children Lucy, Polly and his son Elliot, plus two grandchildren, Anna and little Freddie.
He enjoys real ale and is a strong believer in the campaign to keep Britain's local Pubs open. He plays a lot of Golf, although admits himself that he's not very good at it! His other interests are his motorcycle (a 650cc Kawasaki), and his recently purchased Jaguar XJ8 V8, which he loves.
Nev Fountain - Author, Scriptwriter for Big Finish
Nev Fountain is an award-winning writer, chiefly known for his work on the BBC sketch show 'Dead Ringers'. He has also contributed to many other programmes, including 'Have I Got News for You' and co-wrote the CBBC show ‘Scoop’. His sitcom ‘Elephants to Catch Eels’ ran for 2 series on radio 4.
He first came to write for Doctor Who when he script-edited the BBC online story ‘Death Comes to Time’ in 2001. He has gone on to write some of Big Finish’s most popular audios, including ‘Omega’, ‘The Kingmaker’, ‘Peri and the Piscon Paradox’ and ‘The Curious Incident of the Doctor in the Night-Time’. His latest, ‘The Widow’s Assassin’ came out in October 2014.
He has written three humorous detective novels, collectively called 'The Mervyn Stone Mysteries', and has just completed his first ‘serious’ thriller, 'Painkiller'.
Matthew Dow Smith - Comic Artist / Writer, IDW Doctor Who Comics
MATTHEW DOW SMITH is a writer, comic book artist, and life-long fan of Doctor Who. A frequent artist on IDW’s run of Doctor Who comics, he also wrote a number of short WHO comic book stories in the US and the UK, including a 50th Anniversary comic for the BBC’s bluRay collection.
Currently, he is the regular artist on IDW’s X-Files: Season 10, the writer/artist of the digital-first comic book series, THE OCTOBER GIRL, and the writer of a series of digital prose stories featuring his character, Evan Fade. In his spare time, he tries to sleep, but usually ends up watching Classic Who stories with the commentary track turned on.
Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg - Writer / Podcaster
He’s known as the “Doctor of the Dead” in horror circles, a world-renowned zombie expert that teaches media courses in zombies, science fiction, superheroes, and comic book literature at the University of Baltimore and UMBC. But it’s Doctor Who that has been a huge part of Arnold’s career as writer, publisher, and public personality. He hosts two ongoing podcasts: Doctor of the Dead and The G2V Podcast: The Pop Culture Audio Magazine – both of which are produced and co-hosted by Big Finish Doctor Who audio drama writer Scott Alan Woodard.
He’s the co-owner of ATB Publishing (Outside In – covering the entire classic series – and the forthcoming Outside In Vol. 2 on the New Series as well as Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America), co-author of the Howe’s Transcendental Toybox guides to Doctor Who merchandise from Telos Publishing, designer of and contributor to many other Doctor Who Telos books including The Target Book, and writer of officially licensed Doctor Who stories “Stolen Days” in Short Trips: How the Doctor Changed My Life and “Mardi Gras Massacre” in Short Trips: Indefinable Magic. He contributed to Doctor Who essay collections Time, Unincorporated 3 for Mad Norwegian and You and Who: Contact Has Been Made Volume Two for Miwk Publishing. He has been a regular guest at numerous Doctor Who and other genre conventions for almost fifteen years, served as an staff member for the two largest online Doctor Who fan communities, and provided commentary on the show for worldwide media as well as websites like BBC America’s Anglophenia, Find him on Twitter at @arnoldtblumberg, @DoctoroftheDead, @G2VPodcast, and @WhosTalkingCast.
John Peel - Author, Doctor Who Novelizations
John Peel was born in Nottingham, England, home of Robin Hood (which may or may not explain his love for mythological heroes) and moved to the US in 1981. He has written over 100 books, which includes novels based on shows like "Doctor Who", "Star Trek", "The Avengers" and "The Outer Limits". He is also the creator of series for young adults, including "Diadem - Worlds Of Magic" and "Dragonhome".
He can be found on the net at his web-site, www.john-peel.com or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JohnPeelAuthor
Kelsey Wailes - Doctor Kawaii
Kelsey Wailes is a Maryland based toymaker, illustrator, teacher, science enthusiast and occasional kaiju. She makes ugly things cute and cute things ugly. Her terrible things have been featured on io9, Mental Floss, Kotaku and more. She is a part of Super Art Fight, and creator of the kaiju character Stompadon and the author and illustrator for the Doctor Who based webcomic, Doctor Kawaii. She lives in a cornfield and doesn't understand how can openers work.
Darren Watts - Writer, Doctors 5 and 8 RPG Game source books
Darren Watts has more than fifteen years experience writing, editing and publishing role-playing games. He is the former president and co-owner of Hero Games, publisher of Champions and other RPGs, and of Indie Press Revolution. He wrote the Champions Universe and Millennium City sourcebooks, which became the basis for the Champions Online MMO. He now owns Silverback Press and freelances in the game industry.
He recently co-wrote the Fifth Doctor and Eighth Doctor Sourcebooks for the Doctor Who: Adventures In Time And Space roleplaying game for Cubicle 7, which he'll be demoing here at (Re)Generation.
Steven Archer and Donna Lynch - Ego Likeness
Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer, a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland--taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel 'Dune'.
Steven, a graduate of The Corcoran School of Art, continues to exhibit paintings, sculpture, and mixed media pieces in various galleries, stores, conventions, and venues throughout the US, and online through the band's website, Facebook, and his Etsy store. He has been a regular contributor to Weird Tales Magazine and Steampunk Magazine. He is the author and illustrator of one children's book, 'Luna Maris' (Imaginary Books, 2008), and the graphic novel 'Red King Black Rook'.
In addition to numerous poems and short stories, Donna has done various spoken word performances, and released two collections of poetry: 'In My Mouth' (2000) and 'Ladies & Other Vicious Creatures' (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2007). Her first novel 'Isabel Burning' debuted in 2008 through Raw Dog Screaming Press and a prequel is scheduled for release in early 2013. A novella, 'Driving Through the Desert' was released on Thunderstorm Books in 2012. She is a recurring guest reader at Pseudopod.org, and is an active member in the Horror Writer's Association.
Ego Likeness has released 5 (soon to be 6) Studio albums, 4 EPs, and appeared on numerous compilations--while sharing the stage with the groups The Damned, Peter Murphy, Chris Connelly, Collide, Razed in Black, Bella Morte, Das Ich, The Cruxshadows, Voltaire, Ayria, Angelspit, The Ludovico Technique and many more.
Keith R.A. DeCandido - Author, Doctor Who Stories and other works
Keith R.A. DeCandido has the utterly irrelevant distinction of being the first native-born American citizen to write official linear adult Doctor Who fiction, with his 1996 short story "UNITed We Fall" in Decalog 3: Consequences, published by Virgin, an anthology that also had a story called "Continuity Errors" by some obscure dude named Steven Moffat (wonder whatever happened to him...). Keith has to qualify it that much because fellow (Re)GenWho guest John Peel is a naturalized American citizen who wrote before he did, and William H. Keith (an American) wrote kids' choose-your-own-adventure books. Keith's other contributions to the world of Who include short stories in the Short Trips anthology Destination Prague and the charity anthology Missing Pieces, editing the Short Trips anthology The Quality of Leadership (which included the first-ever Who fiction by Una McCormack, Peter David, and Diane Duane), and an essay on the 50th anniversary special for Tor.com
Keith's recent and upcoming work includes: Star Trek: The Klingon Art of War; the Sleepy Hollow novel Children of the Revolution; the "Precinct" series of fantasy police procedurals, starting with Dragon Precinct in 2004 and continuing through half a dozen books and short stories; the Stargate SG-1 novel Kali's Wrath; the graphic novel Icarus; the Farscape graphic novel The War for the Uncharted Territories (written in collaboration with Farscape creator Rockne S. O'Bannon); short stories in the anthologies Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Out of Tune, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Far Horizons, V-Wars: Night Terrors, and The X-Files: Trust No One, as well as the magazine Buzzy Mag Online; the short fiction collection Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido; and tons more that he'll be happy to tell you all about at the convention.
In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again. He is also a freelance editor, a second-degree black belt in karate, a musician, a veteran podcaster, a member of the Liars Club, an avid baseball fan, and probably some other stuff that he can't remember due to the lack of sleep. Find out less at his cheerfully retro web site at DeCandido.net.
Antipode - Dance Performers
Cosplay + Geekery + Belly Dance = Antipode.
Antipode is a geek belly dancing troupe hailing from Pennsylvania and New York. Fusing the theatrics of acting with a mix
of cosplay, pop-culture, and off-beat humor Antipode brings the audience full geek entertainment. Antipode has performed over 50 shows on two continents.
Antipode Geek Belly Dancing presents Villains of Dr Who: Miss Evil Pageant!
"You're a beautiful woman, probably..." The villians of Dr. Who have captured Captain Jack, and are forcing him to host a pageant to determine who is the fairest...er...evilest of them all. Don't blink or you will miss out on this comedic bellydance show. Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, and right here's a dancing cyberman!
The Wandering Cellist - Music Performer
The Wandering Cellist (aka Luna Skye) started playing and became obsessed with the cello at age 16. She would fuse this new-found obsession with the passion she had developed years earlier for heavy metal music. This has defined this unorthodox journey she’s taken.
Her music fuses her classical training with her love of heavy metal, fantasy, film & folk music. Building layers of cello on top of each other, she creates a world simultaneously dark, beautiful, wonderful, fantastic & breathtaking.
Cat Smith - Music Performer
Cat Smith plays nerdy songs on the ukelele. She has performed at LI Who (as the house band), Wicked Faire, and the Way Station. She plays mostly covers, but has original songs as well. Check out an example of her work on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYi8x-zQgPE&feature=youtu.be
Hannah Harkness - Comedy Performer
Hannah Harkness is a writer / stand up comic based in Philadelphia with a penchant for the geeky and surreal. She co-hosts Comedy is Liberty, a monthly comedy open mic in Philadelphia. She is also a writer/ stand up comic for Media Train Rek, and opens for/ performs with Philadelphia's Rocky Horror Picture Show cast, Transylvanian Nipple Productions. Check out her Twitter, or on Facebook.
More big announcements are coming soon!
Actor appearances may change due to professional commitments