18
Mar

CON NEWS: Reg changes, badge pick-up, and photo op changes

We’re just a few days away from the con! And, of course, this means we’ll be keeping you updated to any last-minute changes going on. If you want to stay updated quickly, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Registration Changes

All pre-convention sales, including pre-registration, will now be closing Wednesday, March 21 at noon EDT. During the event, registration will be available at-door, with full weekend badges available for $100. At this point, autographs and photo ops will be cash only.

If you want to use a credit card to pay for autographs or photo ops, please add them to your registration before Wednesday!

 

Thursday Night Badge Pick-Up

Early badge pickup for pre-registered attendees will be taking place from 8-10 pm on Thursday, March 22 at the coat check outside Panel Room 2 on the fifth floor of the the Renaissance (which is also the convention event space). Please be sure to bring your receipt and/or a photo ID to speed the process.

Note that this is for pre-registered attendees only. No sales of badges, merchandise, autographs, photo ops, or VIP levels will be taking place at the Thursday night badge pick-up. VIPs will also receive their corresponding VIP badge; other merchandise can be picked up the following day.

Also note that this will not serve as an early check-in for vendors or artists — please follow the check-in procedures sent to you.

To ensure our attendees’ security, badges may only be picked up by the badge holder or a family member.

 

Friday Night Michelle Gomez Photo Op

Due to popular demand, we’ve added a Friday evening photo op with Michelle Gomez! The ops start at 7:45 pm. And, in conjunction with our first bit of news, you can pay in advance on our registration page! But again, you only have until this Wednesday — after that, the transaction will be cash only.

 

That’s all the con news that’s fit to print (for now) — keep an eye on our social media for further updates!


16
Mar

ONE WEEK TO (RE)GEN! Pre-reg dates and special events!

It’s just one week to (Re)Generation Who 4! We’re all preparing for the big day — as we’re sure you are! So we’ll have a few notes and announcements over the course of the next few days to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy the weekend.

First off, autograph and photo-op presales end this Wednesday at noon EDT! This is new information, and overrides any previously-made announcements. Con registration should be available past then and through the event weekend. However, if you want to purchase photos and autographs in advance and use your credit card, this will be your last chance to do so. On site, transactions will be done primarily (if not solely) in cash. So if you don’t want to hit the ATM or carry a bunch of $20s around with you all weekend, pre-purchase your autographs and photos now!

Also, don’t forget to grab a spot at one of our special events! These limited-seating events are a separate charge from the badge itself, and are a great way to add a unique experience to your weekend:

Talking And Relaxing Drinks Including Snacks ($125): A hotel-catered get-together Friday evening with hot appetizers. If you missed out on a spot at Tea with the Doctor, this is a great chance to meet some of our guests in a relaxed setting!

Quantum Hypnosis with Nicola Bryant ($50): Classic-era companion Nicola Bryant is a registered hypnotherapist, and is bringing her unique self-help method to (Re)Gen! This will be the very first time Nicola has held this session with anyone but private clients. Bring a notepad and pencil, a blanket, and a cushion and something to lie on.

Both events have limited space — so add them to your registration now so you can be assured of a spot! We cannot guarantee that there will be room at either on the day of.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming days!


14
Mar

GUEST CANCELLATION: Carole Ann Ford

We are sad to announce that, due to personal circumstances, Carole Ann Ford has had to cancel her appearance at (Re)Gen 4. We wish her all the best, and are sure our attendees join us in doing so.

If you have purchased autographs or photo ops for Ms. Ford, you will not need to notify us; we are currently processing refunds, and you will be notified soon concerning that.

Once again, we wish Ms. Ford all the best, and we will all miss her at the event next week.


12
Mar

REMINDER: You Can Still Purchase Autographs and Photo Ops in Advance!

Got a big weekend of panels planned and don’t want to miss a moment? Worried about having enough cash on you during the con weekend? We’ve got you covered!

You’ve still got time to preorder autographs and photo ops before the event — which has plenty of advantages when it comes to planning out your weekend.

1. You can use your credit card! Due to how our autographs and photo ops work, most of our guests will only be taking cash if you purchase on-site. Ordering in advance means that you can put it on your credit card and not have to make a trip to the nearest ATM or bring lots of cash to the event.

2. You know you’ll get what you’re there for! We keep (Re)Gen deliberately smaller than many events, but there’s always a chance lines will run long. If you purchase ahead of time, you won’t have to sweat your dream photo op or autograph moment getting sold out at the last minute.

3. Your weekend will be easier to plan! We have a few pre-reg only sessions early in the day, which means fans who purchase online can get their photo done first thing, then see the rest of the event! And even if there’s no pre-reg only option for your guest of choice, you’re still guaranteed your spot — which means more time to explore our panels and events!

Even if you’ve already registered, you can still add autographs and photos in advance. Just go to our registration page, choose “None” under Event Fee, then click the boxes for your preferred ops.

Don’t forget to come over to our ReGenerators Facebook group and let us know which of our guests you’re most excited to meet!


09
Mar

CON NEWS: LAST DAY for Con Shirts and VIP Tiers 2+!

If you’re still on the fence about picking up VIP merch, you don’t have long left… shirt sales for both our regular and VIP shirts end today at 11:59 PM Eastern time! After that, the order goes off to our printer.

VIP Tiers 2 and up will get this year’s adorable “Doctor Hoot” shirt, featuring the First and Twelfth Doctors. Show off your ReGen pride, and your love for all eras of Doctor Who, with this cute three-color design! Buying this VIP tier will also get you a gorgeous art print featuring our three Doctors, early entry to the Vendors Room, and entry to our ReGenerators party.

 

This year’s standard con tee features a throwback design and icons for each of our three attending Doctors. Both shirts (as well as our Tier 1 art) were designed by our staff artist and graphic designer, Ginger Hoesly.

You’ve only got a few hours left to pick up these designs, so add them to your registration now! (If you’re already registered, just choose “none” under the Event Fee heading.)


08
Mar

PROGRAMMING SPOTLIGHT: Get Writing with Paul Magrs!

Onezumi Events is preserving its Intervention style in our educational tracks — bringing creatives from your favorite worlds to help you learn and grow as a creator yourself. This year, we’re pleased to be bringing back writer and artist Paul Magrs. And he’s treating us to a two-part writing workshop!

We asked Paul about what he has in store for participants and… well, we can’t give too much away, but we’re jealous! What we can say is this: you’ll be flexing your writing muscles by writing in-universe Doctor Who stories, taking your favorite characters and putting them into new and exciting situations. You’ll also need to do a bit of “homework” between the two panels, but don’t worry — it’s going to be the fun kind!

There is no charge to take part, and registration can be done at the info desk on the fifth floor once the event opens. The two halves of the workshop (and yes, you’ll need to be at both!) will take place Friday at 5 pm and Sunday at 3 pm, both in Panels Room 1. Paul requests that participants bring pencils, loose sheets of paper, and an open mind. And tea.

Excited? So are we! Make sure you’ve registered for the convention in advance so you can hit the ground running Friday and take part in our world-class programming!

In the meantime, fans of Paul’s work can get a free earful of Brenda and Effie thanks to Bafflegab’s new podcast, Grandma Guignol. Subscribe now to start listening, and help drive interest to the series so they can produce Series 2!


07
Mar

“Regeneration, my dear!” ~ The Sixth Doctor with a Word to (Re)Gen Attendees

It’s regeneration, my dear! Who’s that behind the Colin Baker mask? Well, I think we can all guess at this point!

Colin Baker is coming to Baltimore — are you? We definitely hope so! It’s set to be our biggest year yet, with a visit from Peter Capaldi on Saturday and Sunday, one-of-a-kind workshops, evening entertainment, and more… all in the Onezumi Events size and style you love.

Don’t let Ol’ Sixie down — register now and join us this month for all the fun!


06
Mar

“Quantum Hypnosis”: Hypnosis Mythbusting with Nicola Bryant!

Yesterday, we told you about an exciting new piece of programming: Nicola Bryant’s quantum hypnosis self-help session, available for the price of an autograph to a limited number of attendees! But we know you probably have lots of questions about the panel, what it does, and what it’s for. We’ve asked Nicola to help us bust a few hypnosis myths for us, so you know exactly what’s in store this year!


 

There are many strange things written about hypnotherapy. Indeed when I see it portrayed in movies and TV shows I am often horrified. It is easy to form misconceptions in the world of the stage hypnotherapist. This is not the world of clinical hypnotherapy. This is pure entertainment. The world of clinical hypnotherapy is the road to self-discovery; a well respected practice. So let’s debunk some of these silly myths:

 

“What if I lose my mind and end up doing something embarrassing I don’t want to do?”

At no point will you lose control of your mind. A hypnotherapist simply makes suggestions. If you don’t agree with them or even if you don’t understand them, your subconscious will automatically reject them. Hypnosis cannot force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do. That includes giving up smoking etc. If your partner has sent you for hypnotherapy to give up smoking and you don’t want to give it up you won’t. You have to want the suggestion the hypnotherapist is making. It may however be something that has held you back, through fear, in your waking life, that you realize you truly want and hypnotherapy can help you unlock your courage and your true desire.

 

“What if I am hypnotized and I can’t wake up? Isn’t hypnotherapy dangerous?”

Hypnotherapy is very safe. Many people in fact reach states of heightened consciousness during hypnosis. Often people report an increased sense of hearing. If a fire alarm went off you would automatically be able to wake up and leave the building.

 

“There’s no proof that hypnotherapy works.”

This common myth is easily debunked. Hypnotherapy’s effectiveness has been proven many times. It’s supported by the BMA since the 1800s. American Medical Association and British Psychological Society have officially supported hypnotherapy since the 1950s.There are a huge variety of scientific and medical organizations that have independently endorsed hypnotherapy as a valid and successful form of treatment. (British Medical association, British Psychology Society, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association)

 

“You need to be a weak minded person to be hypnotised”.

Everyone who chooses to be can be hypnotized. In fact intelligent people are easier to hypnotize because with their increased intelligence there is a naturally more open and enquiring mind.

 

“Hypnosis is an unnatural state and maybe linked to the dark arts.”

Hypnosis or more accurately, a trance state, is something that humans experience naturally each and everyday, and is perfectly safe. Most people experience ‘Environmental Hypnosis’ while watching at the movies or watching TV, when engrossed in a good book or while driving on the highway. Most people are also in a trance state just before falling asleep every night and waking every morning. Hypnotherapists are not psychics. They do not have ‘special powers’. The power lies in the specific subconscious mind of the client, which contains a vast amount of valuable information and their individual dynamic personal history. The more creative you are and the more you are able to concentrate the more amazing the results may be. It is the access to this ‘subconscious library’ that leads to self-discovery and makes hypnotherapy a transformational process.

 

“Hypnosis is a miracle cure.”

Hypnosis is a relatively quick method of making real and permanent improvements but there is no such thing as a one-time “Hypno Miracle Cure”!

 

More about Quantum Hypnosis:

 

Using my ‘Quantum Hypnosis’ and ‘time travel’ I have seen wonderful transformations but it is always relative. If you break the habits of a lifetime of say 45 years but this takes you 2 or even 5 years is that fast or slow? As many people have said “ You cannot judge another’s journey until you have walked in their shoes.” To that individual the change of direction may still seem ‘miraculous’. It may be a path to somewhere they could not have reached without tapping into the riches of their own subconscious.  However every individual makes progress at his or her own rate. There is no judgement.

 

When we think of the word quantum, especially those of us sci-fi fans who remember “Quantum Leap” we think of something huge. But Quantum is the Latin word for amount and, in modern understanding, means the smallest possible discrete unit of any physical property, such as energy or matter.

 

Let us imagine all you are doing is walking from your home to the nearest store. If you are 1 degree out you may end up at a different store. If you are navigating the world you could end up at a different country. If this is your life imagine what difference a small change in direction may have on your life journey. Places you may reach. Places you may sail past and never visit.

 

For me Quantum Hypnosis can facilitate small changes that have a huge impact on your life journey.


Nicola’s session will take place Saturday morning of the event in the Special Events room from 9-11 am. Admission is $50 — the price of an autograph — and space will be limited.

To register, simply go to our registration page and tick the box under the Special Events heading (just after the photo op pre-purchases). If you’ve already bought your pass, there’s no need to buy a new one — just click “none” under the Pre-Registration heading at the top. Also note that if you attempted to register last night and had technical issues, those issue should now be solved — so please try again!

Big thanks to Nicola for bringing this unique program to our event!


05
Mar

PROGRAMMING: A New Catered Meet ‘n’ Greet, Plus “Quantum Hypnosis” with Nicola Bryant!

Miss the boat on Tea with the Doctor? There’s another chance to rub elbows with many of our actor guests!

This year marks the beginning of our Talking And Relaxing Drinks Including Snacks get-together (see what we did there?), taking place Friday evening of the event. It’s a great way to pre-party, and will feature finger foods, appetizers, and soft drinks. And with many of our guests on hand, it’s a fun chance to meet them before the big programming kicks in!

Spots at the TARDIS get-together are $125 per person. Note that due to contractual obligations and time restraints, we cannot guarantee by name which guests will be at the event.


Additionally, Nicola Bryant will be leading a “quantum hypnosis” guided meditation session. In her own words:

Around 8 years ago now, I qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist at the LCCH. It was a journey I had undertaken out of sheer curiosity. Unlike most of the doctors, dentists and those wanting to go into private practice, I wasn’t looking for any clients. A year or so later a friend of mine was going through a difficult time. They had put on a lot of weight and they were finding it really hard to shift. They wondered if hypnotherapy would help. I offered to help, much to their surprise, as I don’t talk a lot about what I’m up to or what I’m studying; I’m always studying something. The sessions went very well and after just a few weeks we didn’t need to do any more work; they were on the right track. They of course then asked if I could help a friend of theirs, with a different problem… and so on and so on.

After a while I wondered if I could develop a programme of my own, something different that would help on lots of different levels, especially as the clients needs became broader and more complex. Eventually, I developed what I term ‘quantum hypnosis’ using ‘time travel’. I’ve had great results from clients making major life changes and of course, many of these clients had no idea I’d ever been in the TARDIS myself!

So…I wanted to be able to bring this back to the very people who helped me find the ideas in the first place. To give back to the Doctor Who fans.

I only treat a small number of clients on a exclusive basis, as I have many other things going on in my life. But I have devised a way that I could help a group of people, instead of just individuals and I am bringing this to (Re)Generation Who.

The programme is called “Build your own Time Machine And Change Your Life”.

It doesn’t matter what you want to gain from this session. It could be as simple as an improved mood, more confidence, relaxation, a change of career direction. Whatever you would like to work on, you can… And still in confidence. Although this will be a group session nothing of your ‘case’ will be discussed openly unless you bring it up. You will still benefit, if you don’t want to share.

So join me for 90 minutes of exploration and ‘time travel’ and go home with something special, your very own Time Machine!

I want this to be accessible to everyone so I’m only charging the cost of an autograph.

Entry to Nicola’s program will be $50 per person. You’ll also be one of the first to try the program! For those curious about what it entails, we’ll have a post from Nicola herself tomorrow, doing a little hypnosis mythbusting.


Additionally, there’s still space available for Coffee with the Creators. For $45 per person, you can attend a casual catered get-together with the writers and behind-the-scenes creators who make Doctor Who happen!

All of these events are optional add-ons, with our Main Events and regular panel room programming remaining free for all badge-carrying attendees. Admission to our special events goes straight back to the convention and its guests, helping us improve the experience for future years!

To be a part of any of these events, head to the Registration Page and add them on with a click! If you already have a badge, you don’t need to re-register — just choose “none” under the Event Fee heading. We look forward to seeing you there!


05
Mar

CON NEWS: Writer Guest Change Information

We’re sad to say that, due to a family commitment, Jenny Colgan will be unable to join us in 2018. We wish her all the best, and hope she’ll be able to join us in future years!

In her stead we will be bringing author Nev Fountain, whom we’ve previously had at (Re)Gen years 1 and 2. Nev is the author of several Big Finish productions, including the fan-favorite Peri and the Piscon Paradox. He has also contributed to Doctor Who Magazine, various anthologies (both fiction and non fiction), and premiered his original thriller Pain Killer at ReGen 2.

We’re looking forward to welcoming Nev back this year!

If you’re still on the fence about registering, be sure to do so soon — and be sure to get your VIP tier and T-shirt orders in, as T-shirt sales and VIP Tier 2+ sales close this Friday! We will attempt to have shirts in a few sizes on hand at the event, but cannot guarantee availability. So check out what we have on our merch page, then register or add them to an existing reg!

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