(Re)Generation Who Guests

(Re)Generation Who is happy to have the following Guests at the event this year:

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5th Doctor: Peter Davison

Peter Davison portrayed the fifth incarnation of the Doctor from 1981 to 1984, beginning with the conclusion of Logopolis and ending with The Caves of Androzani. He reprised the role for the 1993 Children in Need special, “Dimensions in Time” and again for the 2007 Children in Need special, Time Crash. He has also voiced the Doctor for numerous Doctor Who audio dramas for Big Finish Productions. Davison is also well-known for his roles as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small.

Davison studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama and appeared in several stage productions and some minor television roles before he got his big break in 1978. His performance as the ne’er-do-well Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small made him a household name.

Davison also appeared in some British sitcoms, including Holding the Fort and Sink or Swim, during his time as Doctor Who and later Fiddlers Three and Ain’t Misbehavin, as well as appearing in dramatic roles. Since then, he has appeared in a variety of projects, including the two detective dramas Campion and The Last Detective, and the West End runs of Spamalot and Legally Blonde.


 

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6th Doctor: Colin Baker

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.


 

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Professor Albert Smithe (“Last Christmas”): Michael Troughton

Michael Troughton has been a UK actor/writer for over 35 years and has appeared in many films, television and theatre roles, most notably as Melish in ‘Minder’ and Sir Piers Fletcher-Dervish in ‘The New Statesman’ 1992. Troughton also starred in the first series of ‘Backs to the Land’ with his brother David. His more recent roles include Mr Mermagen in the film ‘Enigma’, Truscott in ‘Breathless’ 2013, Corbyn in ‘Jonathan Creek’ 2014 and as Professor Albert in the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special, ‘Last Christmas’. He has also completed a number of audio dramatisations for Big Finish. He runs his own audio book company, producing and narrating via ACX for Audible, iBooks and many other outlets.

Michael’s biography of his late father Patrick Troughton, published in 2011, was launched at the UK convention ‘Dimensions’ in Newcastle and later as a paperback in Los Angeles at Gallifrey One. He is publishing a new book about his father which is a photographic journey through time revealing Patrick Troughton’s huge body of professional work. It uses recently discovered personal albums covering his entire career 1945-87. Michael has compiled the best of the collection which includes studio, behind-the scenes, continuity, location, telly snaps and gifted photos revealing the talented and much missed actor at work. It is due out in 2015.


 

 

 

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6th Doctor’s Companion Peri: Nicola Bryant

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 soul 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.



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2nd Doctor’s Companion Jamie: Frazer Hines

Frazer Hines appeared in many films before the age of 15, including Charlie Chaplin’s A King in New York. But his big break came when he took on the role of Jamie McCrimmon opposite Second Doctor Patrick Troughton in Doctor Who. As Jamie, he appeared in 117 TV episodes — more than any other companion in the history of the show (and more than most Doctors!). He has gone on to reprise the role for Big Finish in recent years, as well as voicing the Second Doctor on occasion.

Other roles since include Joe Sugden on the long-running soap opera Emmerdale Farm and Sir Gordon Fletcher in Outlander — a TV series based on a book inspired by his performance on Doctor Who. He also has an extensive theatre career, including many pantomime appearances.

He has also release two books: Hines Sight, a reissue of his 1996 autobiography, and most recently the photo collection Fifty Shades of Frazer.


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Big Finish Managing Director: Jason Haigh-Ellery

Jason Haigh-Ellery is the Managing Director of Big Finish Productions and co-producer of their Doctor Who audio stories. He has also directed and performed post production on a number of Doctor Who audio dramas. In his time, he has produced more than 1,100 audio and radio plays, several West End and touring theatrical productions, and founded Planet 55 Studios in Sydney, Australia. Three stories in his Doctor Who line were optioned and adapted for the first two seasons of the TV series revival.


 

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Big Finish Producer/Voice of Daleks, Cybermen, and More: Nick Briggs

A lot of Nicks life has been caught up in the world of Doctor Who since its return in 2005. Hes worked on set alongside Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi as the voice of the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Judoon. His Judoon duties also took him onto The Sarah Jane Adventures and he appeared on screen as ruthless government crisis advisor Rick Yates in Torchwood: Children of Earth. He featured on stage as Winston Churchill (and many other characters) in the UK arena tour of Doctor Who Live.

He is also the executive producer of Big Finish Productions (who produce audio drama based on Doctor Who, The Prisoner, Blakes 7, Sherlock Holmes, Survivors, Terrahawks, Dark Shadows, The Omega Factor and others) which releases well over 100 productions every year. He also writes and directs for the company, most recently working solidly on the new Fourth Doctor adventures, starring Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward and John Leeson. Nicks production of Doctor Who: Dark Eyes – The Great War won a BBC Audio drama award for best online drama.

Nick has acted in theatres throughout the UK, on tour, in panto and in rep. Favourite roles hes played include Larry in Closer, Count Dracula and Sherlock Holmes (which he also plays for Big Finishs highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes audio range).

He directed and created the sound design and music for all three series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy sci-fi series Nebulous (featuring Mark Gatiss, David Warner, Steve Coogan and many others) and is currently a presenter for BBC Radio 4 Extras Seventh Dimension. Nick recently appeared in the BBC Radio 4 dramatization of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimans Good Omens, in which he played Metatron (the Voice of God). Screen credits include Lewis, Torchwood and An Adventure In Space and Time on TV and the movies Adulthood and 4,3,2,1.

Nick is currently writing and directing the second series of audio Doctor Who spin-off Charlotte Pollard and has just completed a brand new series of audio adventures for The Prisoner. Hes also written and directed a stage adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde which was produced at the Theatre Royal Nottingham. Hes currently working on more Doctor Who scripts for Big Finish Productions.


 

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7th Doctor Companion Ace: Sophie (Aldred) Henderson

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.


 

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2nd Doctor’s Companion Zoe: Wendy Padbury

Fans of Classic Who remember Wendy Padbury as Zoe Heriot, the 21st-century genius astrophysicist who traveled with Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Prior to her work on Doctor Who, though, she first made a name for herself as Stevie Harris on the long-running soap opera Crossroads. After leaving the show proper, she reprised her role as Zoe in “The Five Doctors,” and also appeared as a companion named Jenny opposite Trevor Martin in the stage play Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday.

Wendy has also appeared on Emmerdale (opposite Doctor Who co-star Frazer Hines), Score with the Scaffold, and Freewheelers, as well as the cult British horror film The Blood on Satan’s Claw.

After retiring from acting, Wendy became a theatrical agent, working with many Doctor Who actors — and, coincidentally, being one of the people to discover Matt Smith before he went on to play the 11th Doctor.


 

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2nd Doctor’s Companion Victoria: Deborah Watling

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.


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1st/2nd Doctor Companion “Polly”: Anneke Wills

Anneke won her first role at the age of 11 while she was living on a houseboat in Bray, Berkshire. The film was called Child’s Play and she gave the £9 fee to her mother. Deciding she wanted to be an actress she then studied drama at the Arts Educational School in London and quickly became one of the busiest actresses of her generation, early roles included an appearance as Roberta in the first TV version of The Railway Children in 1957.

She appeared in Doctor Who from 1966 to 1967 alongside William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton as the Doctor – the first in a long line of glamorous Doctor Who girls. Anneke was the first companion to meet the Cybermen and also to witness the first regeneration. Other television credits include appearances in The Avengers and as Evelyn in Strange Report. However she left the latter series when it was planned to switch filming to Hollywood.

At 17 she began a relationship with Anthony Newley while working on the TV series The Strange World of Gurney Slade. Later, she married Michael Gough, the distinguished actor who played The Celestial Toymaker in Doctor Who. During the Sixties Anneke spent much of her time at the famous Troubadour Coffee Shop and The Establishment, and was part of the so-called Chelsea Set, counting among her close friends many of the leading lights of the Sixties.

In 1966 she was offered her role in Doctor Who and life seemed perfect for the young actress. In 1970 Anneke gave up acting and moved to Norfolk, throwing herself into motherhood and gardening. During this time she travelled to Vietnam and Laos, and spent a lot of time at Poona, India, at the ashram of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. She and her son Jasper visited the ashram many times in the 1970s and early 80s.

Anneke remarried twice and lived in California and in an artist’s colony on Hornby Island in Canada before returning to the UK in the mid-1990s. She is still involved in the worlds of Doctor Who, being a popular guest at conventions, and being employed by the BBC and Big Finish to record various Doctor Who related audio and DVD projects. The latest DVD release The Underwater Menace features a commentary and documentary with Anneke reminiscing about her time on the show. The Yes Men and The Forsaken are the two latest Big Finish dramas feature Anneke as Polly with Elliot Chapman playing the part of Ben Jackson.

And 2016 sees the 50th anniversary of Anneke being cast as Polly in Doctor Who,  with plenty of appearances and new dramas in the pipeline, it’s going to be an eventful year!



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Story Writer: Robert Shearman

An established theatrical playwright, Shearman has worked with Alan Ayckbourn, had a play produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and has received several international awards for his work in theatre.

His association with Doctor Who began with a play written for BBV Audios, Punchline, in which Sylvester McCoy played the Dominie, a disguised version of the Seventh Doctor. This was penned under the pseudonym “Jeremy Leadbetter” (the name of a character from the popular BBC sitcom The Good Life). Several audio plays for Big Finish followed, The Holy Terror, The Chimes of Midnight and Jubilee all winning best audio drama in the Doctor Who Magazine polls of their respective years. He has also had Doctor Who short stories published.

Shearman wrote the television episode “Dalek” for the 2005 series of Doctor Who produced by Russell T Davies for the BBC. “Dalek” was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form in 2006, and came in second in terms of votes for its category.

Other television work has included episodes of the 1950s-set rural drama Born and Bred, broadcast on BBC One.


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Musician: Dominic Glynn

Dominic Glynn is a prolific television composer, known to Doctor Who fans for his arrangement of the title theme used during Season 23 of the Classic series. In addition, he composed music for the serials “The Mysterious Planet,” “The Ultimate Foe,” “Dragonfire,” “The Happiness Patrol,” and “Survival.”

Dominic’s music can be heard outside Doctor Who, as well, having been used in everything from “The Simpsons” to “Red Dwarf” to “Eerie Indiana.” He’s also the man behind the No Bones Records label, and has recorded alternative electronica music under the names “Fluid” and “Cybajaz.” He was also a collaborator on Syzygy, and has contributed music to the video games Forsaken and Re-Volt.

This year at (Re)Generation Who, Dominic will be giving a concert as part of our evening entertainment, performing some of his own compositions.


 

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Davros: Terry Molloy

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.

His career on stage has taken him across the UK as well as abroad. Most recently he played ‘Andrew Wyke’ in a highly acclaimed new production of “Sleuth” and was also lauded as ‘Arthur Birling’ in “An Inspector Calls”

On BBC Radio he has appeared in well over 800 audio plays and is the recipient of several Radio Industry awards for his performances. In 1973 he joined the cast of BBC Radio 4’s THE ARCHERS (the longest running soap opera in the world at 63 years and counting!) as ‘Mike Tucker’, originally for five weeks. Forty one years later, and he is still a regular in Ambridge!

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”

A new series of episodes of the highly acclaimed cult, surreal, tongue in cheek audio series ‘The Scarifyers’, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, that paired Terry as ‘Professor Dunning’ with the late Nick Courtney as ‘Inspector Lionheart’, is now being recorded with David Warner at his side as ‘Inspector “Thumper” Crow’.

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’.

Terry lives in rural Norfolk, UK.


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Artist: PixelWho

Nathan Skreslet has been a professional graphic designer for nearly 20 years. He has done book cover designs for several Doctor Who short fiction anthologies and book cover work for premiere Doctor Who non-fiction author David J. Howe on several episode and merchandise guides, as well as a series of novellas published by Telos books. He is currently a freelance graphic designer based in Richmond, Virginia.

His current original art project, PixelWho, is in its fifth year. It is focused on creating a complete visual character dictionary and episode guide for Doctor Who fans, in limited edition 8-bit style art prints. The goal is to document every major and incidental character in story order from every Doctor as a way to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all the artists who have worked on the program over the past 50 years. He has completed limited edition prints for the 1st (Hartnell), 4th (T. Baker), 8th (McGann), 9th (Eccleston), and 10th (Tennant) Doctor series/movie runs. He is working on completing all the Doctors. PixelWho has been written about in CNet, Kotaku, Gallifrey Times, Kasterborous, etc.

PixelWho teamed up with the creative minds behind “Doctor Who: Legacy,” the popular and official BBC Facebook and mobile game that is over the 2 million download mark. PixelWho is providing pixelated backgrounds, characters, and designs for a special 100+ level storyline called “Bigger on the Inside.” The prologue of the storyline launched in March 2015. The next chapter of the game will be released this year and co-written by George Mann of “Engines of War” and Lee Cummings.

Like their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PixelWho
Buy PixelWho Products: www.PixelWho.com
Follow them on Instagram: www.instagram.com/PixelWho
Follow them on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PixelWhoArt


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Story Writer: Nev Fountain

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.

Last year his Big Finish Dark Shadows story ‘The Eternal Actress’ won the ‘Scribe’ award for best TV tie in audio.

He is a principal gag writer for satirical magazine ‘Private Eye’ and contributes to every issue.

He has written three humorous detective novels, collectively called ‘The Mervyn Stone Mysteries’,  and has just completed his first ‘serious’ thriller, ‘Painkiller’.


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Writer: John Peel

I was born in Nottingham, England (the home of Robin Hood) in 1954. I was a rather sickly child, so instead of playing games and sports I read a lot. And reading a lot led me to want to create my own stories, so then I began to write a lot. I was 27 before I became a professional by selling my first story – a comic strip to Marvel Comics. Then I managed to sell articles about British TV shows to an American magazine,Fantasy Empire.

I moved to New York in 1981 to get married, and shortly after that I became the editor of Fantasy Empire. My first book came as a result of that, and then I started to write fiction. My first original novel was Uptime, Downtime in 1992, and I’ve been writing novels ever since.

Most authors get their start selling short stories. I’ve never been able to do things right, so it was quite some time after my novels that I managed to sell my first short stories. I’ve still sold more novels than short stories!

Currently I live on Long Island with my wife and our menagerie of dogs. We were active in helping to rescue abandoned and unwanted Miniature Pinschers for several years and as a result we ended up keeping ones we couldn’t find homes for. Right now we have the girls – Princess (and yes, she knows she’s in charge of us), Pepper, Peaches, Primrose and Lady Penelope – and the boys – Bartleby, Reggie, Teivel, Anubis and Yule (we saved him from being put to sleep on Christmas Eve).


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Writer / Podcaster: Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg

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.


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Writer Doctors 5 and 8 RPG Game source books: Darren Watts

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.


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Dalek Operator: Steve Gostelow

Steve Gostelow appeared in 30 Years in the TARDIS, a documentary celebrating the 30th anniversary of Doctor Who, as a Dalek operator. And he’s not coming to (Re)Gen alone — he’ll be accompanied by a silver Troughton-era Dalek, some “old-school” Cybermen helmets, and a few other props familiar to fans of the Classic series!


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Doctor Who RPG Sourcebook Writer: Walt Ciechanowski

Walt is a long-time fan of Doctor Who and has a deep involvement with the Doctor Who roleplaying game. He helped shape its latest edition and is the sole author of the Second and Ninth Doctor sourcebooks. He has also co-authored the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Tenth Doctor sourcebook as well as design several adventures for the game. Walt Ciechanowski has been working in the roleplaying game industry for over a decade. He is a staff writer for Cubicle 7 Entertainment, publisher of the Doctor Who, The One Ring, and Lone Wolf roleplaying games. He has also written for other game lines, including DC Adventures, Dragon Age, and Dungeons & Dragons (Out of the Abyss). He is also a co-founder of the award-winning RPG blog Gnome Stew.


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Doctor Who LEGO Kit Designer: Andrew Clark

“I’m a Computer Games Artist by day, and Lego builder and Whovian by night. I combined my interest in both Doctor Who and LEGO and submitted my design to LEGO Ideas. Now it’s an offial LEGO set you can buy! I am originally from Manchester UK. Since 2004 I have lived in the USA, in California, Texas, and now Cockeysville, MD. I am married with 2 kids, and 2 step kids.”


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Geek Comedy Performer: Hannah Harkness

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.


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Music Performer: Cat Smith

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


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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.


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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.


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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!


 

Guest appearances may change due to professional commitments.

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