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November 22nd, 2013 41 comments

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary ExCeL Convention Starts

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary ExCeL Convention Under-way

The official Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Convention at the ExCeL in London is now Under-Way with numerous guests, panels, features and merchandise stands.

The convention is spread over Friday Saturday and Sunday of the Anniversary weekend. In introduction video can be seen below…





  • FromTheNorth

    November 28th, 2013 - 10:56pm

    After over 4 hours of camping out in front of my computer, I realised the otherwise invisible text on the booking site could be seen if I highlighted it by dragging the mouse. Travelled to London via Manchester from Tyne and Wear. I got to meet Jenna Coleman and Sylvester McCoy and someone is getting a signed DVD for Xmas. Really enjoyed myself. Sorry to the kid dressed as Dr 11 who I briefly raised my voice at – I’m over 30 and you really hurt me when you tried to barge me out of the way. Thanks to everybody in the crew who helped me when I was repeatedly lost, especially the guy in the wheelchair who reminded me of Porridge (S7 pt 2) and told me I was in the wrong queue for Jenna, who is a very friendly actress and well worth the journey to meet. Base ticket price was very reasonable compared to a pop music concert I went to recently but Crowdsurge please sort your booking site out, it shouldn’t be a Doctor Who puzzle in itself for people to book tickets. This was my first convention and one I will never forget (P.S. David T – I didn’t want you to go either but Matt, you are fantastic too!)

  • Kim O’Neill

    November 26th, 2013 - 9:30pm

    It was like a nightmare l took my disabled brother for his birthday was told on phone to let staff know and when we got there but no one knew anything he nearly fell down stairs as everyone just pushed going back up on esculater was even worse, when getting autographs a lady asked how things where going and told her turned out l think she worked for BBC her name was Louise she turned the whole day round got us passes to get into things quicker so he wasnt getting pushed about before that just felt like leaving Excel, she introduced us to Luke who was dealing with autographs and Michael my brother was allowed to get other autographs and he wouldnt take payment for them really made Michaels day especially since it was his 49th birthday so THANKYOU Louise didnt get your surname. but they really need to do something about crowds either code on tickets and they announce that colour leave the hall first but was an accident waiting to happen.

  • Phil

    November 25th, 2013 - 11:30am

    Great show with fantastic content. Very poorly organized. Queued for a hour and a half for a picture with the TARDIS console (even though we had a pre-booked time slot) and then was rushed in and out so quickly the photographer didn’t even check the photo! BBC really could have done better.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    November 24th, 2013 - 4:46pm

    BTW my The Day of The Doctor 50th Anniversary Celebration Convention Exclusive 1:6 Tenth Doctor Figure’s number is 41.

  • WouldYouLikeAJellyBaby?

    November 24th, 2013 - 4:44pm

    Had such a GREAT TIME at this yesterday!!! Got a HOLOGRAPHIC TENTH DOCTOR 5″ FIGURE which I didn’t even know they had, Got a Big Chief Exclusive 50th Anniversary Celebration Convention Exclusive Tenth Doctor 1:6 Figure from The Day of The Doctor, HAD A PHOTO WITH MATT SMITH!!! and met Sylvester McCoy!!!

  • Jack webster

    November 24th, 2013 - 12:17am

    Trisha can I have the tickets please are you selling them
    If so how much
    Many thanks
    Jack webster

  • Clayderman

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:45pm

    Peter Cushing was not an official ‘BBC’ Doctor. Unlike Paul McGann, Cushing’s movies weren’t produced with the BBC, thus, making him slightly ‘irrelevant’ to the BBC altogether. Don’t get me wrong, those movies were good indeed!

  • ANDY

    November 23rd, 2013 - 7:49pm


  • Trish Kelly

    November 23rd, 2013 - 5:03pm

    Hi, yes I still have them, do you want them?

  • alex

    November 23rd, 2013 - 4:46pm

    Trish, do you still have the tickets allonsyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

  • lempriere

    November 23rd, 2013 - 4:41pm

    Wonderful time yesterday. The kids meeting Matt Smith was great. Our 5yr olds question to him was “do you really like fishfingers and custard, coz i’m gonna try it for my tea”. As we left the room he said” oh no I forgot to ask Matt if the custard had to be hot or cold”, bless.

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