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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 - 4:44pm

    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!!!

    • 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.

  • ANDY

    November 23rd, 2013 - 7:49pm


    • 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!

  • 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.

  • yip yop

    November 23rd, 2013 - 3:06pm

    i will see it at starcity

    i met David and Matt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the zygons return


  • yip yop

    November 23rd, 2013 - 3:02pm

    i got tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i luv Billie Piper

  • RYCBAR123

    November 23rd, 2013 - 1:54pm

    I went yesterday with TARDIS tickets! I was going to go as a weeping angel, but the wings were way too big :-/ so I stuck tally marks all over myself :3 it was amazing! Anyone going tomorrow, have fun! 😀

  • alex

    November 23rd, 2013 - 1:53pm

    Want to go tmrw can we buy tickets at excel entry?

  • alex

    November 23rd, 2013 - 1:24pm

    Trish pls can I have 2 tickets ALLONS Y!

  • Simon harrison

    November 23rd, 2013 - 11:58am

    Went yesterday and had the most amazing time it was so well done

  • Barbara

    November 23rd, 2013 - 7:43am

    Went yesterday and had a fab time. Standing and queuing was a nightmare for my knees but what can you expect i am 60 but wouldnt have missed it. Many in costume GREAT to see and took loads of piccies. Many talks of interest just wish i could have listened to them all.

  • The11thdoctorThe2nd

    November 22nd, 2013 - 11:35pm

    Just got back, one of the greatest experiences of my life!!! The highlight for me? HAD A PHOTO WITH MATT SMITH, HE COMPLEMENTED MY COSTUME (I went as the day of the doctor 11th) AND THEN HE SIGNED MY FEZ!!!!! But seriously, absolutely brilliant!!!!! 😀

  • WarDoctor

    November 22nd, 2013 - 10:24pm

    I was there and hugged Matt Smith!! Excellent day and really helpful staff, the manager was a legend in helping me sort a photo issue! Queuing was a nightmare but worth every penny. If you are going this weekend, get there early, it pays off trust me. 0745 was just about right. Amazing day and lots of fun!!!

  • The Doctor

    November 22nd, 2013 - 9:37pm

    was there today had the best time the all guest were escorted out through the bathroom hall and i met sylvester mcoy and colin baker and peter davidson and matt smith and jenna louise colmen and stephen moffat but they were moving very fast because they were being pushed by secruity but they all said hi to me and i got to ask a question at the ice warriorr regenerations any one rember the guy who was from ireland and asked what was the hardest to film
    great time matt said hi to me best day ever

    • Whoisthedoctor

      November 22nd, 2013 - 9:38pm

      I remember!!!

    • RYCBAR123

      November 23rd, 2013 - 2:13pm

      I remember too :3

  • Jaketorwho

    November 22nd, 2013 - 8:15pm

    Had a great day but i think some things could have been more organised, like the queuing system! Other than that a fantastic day!

    • Pwilc1967

      November 22nd, 2013 - 9:40pm

      Agree re the queuing…. Did you see the homemade cyber man.? And the dinosaur roaming around? I got 13/100 David tennant figure from big chief. Looked so much better posing there with his sonic out than he does in photos. The dynamic are great too…….

  • Anonymous

    November 22nd, 2013 - 8:09pm

    I went today

  • greyzinychimp

    November 22nd, 2013 - 7:51pm

    24 hours to go

  • Trish Kelly

    November 22nd, 2013 - 7:39pm

    Hi, I have a family ticket for Sunday and unfortunately 2 people can’t make it so I have one adult and one child ticket spare for face value.

    • Thomas Jennings

      November 22nd, 2013 - 7:46pm

      Oh wow! Can I have it?!

    • Trish Kelly

      November 22nd, 2013 - 7:50pm

      Do you need adult and child?

    • zendaya smith

      November 22nd, 2013 - 8:01pm

      pls can i have it

    • Trish Kelly

      November 22nd, 2013 - 9:10pm

      Do you need the adult and the child? As it comes part of a family ticket I’d hate to see the child ticket wasted

    • alex

      November 23rd, 2013 - 1:16pm

      Hi can I have 2 tickets for me (BIG FAN! )Child and adult wud be drugged with me if I say ALLONS Y!

    • alex

      November 23rd, 2013 - 4:46pm

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

    • Trish Kelly

      November 23rd, 2013 - 5:03pm

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

    • 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


    November 22nd, 2013 - 7:11pm

    I can t wait till tomorrow the wait is finally over

  • scarlette

    November 22nd, 2013 - 5:39pm

    Did anyone buy tickets on eBay, stub hub or outside excel and manage to get in today. My dad would not dare try, so as i live in Dubai and missed official ticket sales…I am not going but still want to know if it would have been possible!
    thank who x

    • The Doctor

      November 22nd, 2013 - 9:43pm

      only the site was selling them not ebay

    • Jane

      November 23rd, 2013 - 9:10am

      I bought mine from Ebay and they were fine, absolute bargain at £35 for a family ticket too!!


    November 22nd, 2013 - 3:12pm

    Congratulations to anyone who is there during these 3 days, I completely envy the lot of you, as I sadly am not going to be there 🙁

    Lifes a sod sometimes, but I’m not forking out £40 or whatever the ticket price was to attend, I’d rather pay £10 like I normally do for entry when I attend the London MCM Expo in May and October each year in the same building the event is being held.

    Be sure to take a lot of pictures and videos cos I really want to see what I’m missing.

    Still, at least I know I’m not the only fan who won’t be there, so that’s good at least 😀

    • Booboo Jr

      November 22nd, 2013 - 4:29pm

      I’m not going to be there either, I missed out on tickets when they went on sale 🙁

  • PDBUniversal

    November 22nd, 2013 - 3:08pm

    At the Ramada Hotel Docklands… Going tomorrow! yay!

  • Drjakeyoung

    November 22nd, 2013 - 3:03pm

    I am actually at the crown player hotel right next to excel right now! Will be attending tomorrow!


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