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February 16th, 2012 8 comments

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Karen Gillan To Join Doctor Who Convention

Karen Gillan to join the Official Doctor Who Convention

BBC Worldwide confirmed today that Karen Gillan will be joining her co-stars Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill at the Official Doctor Who Convention taking place on the 24th and 25th March at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre.

Karen Gillan said: “I’m really looking forward to the Convention and meeting all of the wonderful Doctor Who fans!”

The Convention brings the makers of the Doctor Who together for a full day, in-depth event designed to reveal the inner workings of the series. On the main stage live pyrotechnic demonstrations will thrill attendees, while in detailed prosthetics masterclasses fans will see a monster made flesh in front of their eyes. Throughout these sessions the secrets of their craft will be revealed by masters of the trade including Danny Hargreaves, Doctor Who’s SFX Supervisor and Neill Gorton co-director of Millennium FX, Europe’s leading supplier of cutting edge prosthetics, animatronics and special make-up FX.

Karen Gillan joins a full contingent of Doctor Who professionals ready to give fans an unrivalled glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who. Everyone from the Production Designer Michael Pickwoad, responsible for Doctor Who’s eye-popping visuals to Casting Director Andy Pryor revealing what it takes to find a Doctor will be gathering in one place to celebrate the creativity (and elbow grease!) that goes into the series.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £99 and available at

Eleventh Doctor Maxi Bust Convention Exclusive

Masterpiece Collection 11th Doctor Maxi Bust + Victory Of The Daleks: Art Print Edition £59.99

ONLY available at the Official Convention is this Maxi Bust of Matt Smith’s Doctor clutching the only thing to keep the Dalek menace at bay – a jam & cream biscuit!

Comes complete with an exclusive ‘Dalek – To Victory’ art card.

This strictly limited edition item can only be purchased at the Convention – and must be pre-ordered for collection at the Forbidden Planet shop there.

How to pre-order

To go to the order page click Here

Give them your name, which day you are attending and the number of busts you wish to pre-order (Limited to two per customer)

Your order will be waiting for you when you visit the Forbidden Planet shop at the Millenium Centre!

Orders must be placed before midnight on Sunday 18th March.



  • President of gallifrey

    February 26th, 2012 - 8:41am

    Im going and I am meeting matt and Karen on the Sunday, if you have already purchased a ticket, you can just now book a ticket for a photo or autograph with karen or Arthur, without having to buy the expensive ticket first.
    But still I can’t wait to go

  • Harold Saxon

    February 18th, 2012 - 1:30pm

    Sounds fun,i won’t be going too expensive but i think th whole package will be a good one for fans,would love to meet kaz,who already has fan lettes from me regularly! have a good time. ps masterpiece busts are cool i want one of the doctor and one of amy.

  • timelordinabox

    February 16th, 2012 - 5:46pm

    I’m going only because I live near and never get to go to other stuff and it’s a late xmas present, I got a photo booked with Matt for the sunday but I honestly don’t think I’m getting my moneys worth because I can’t even get a autograph from Karen without paying another £120!

  • I Love Cybermen

    February 16th, 2012 - 4:11pm

    I’m going!!!

  • the TARDIS

    February 16th, 2012 - 3:46pm

    I’m going – got the tickets for my birthday. Dad was really diasappointed Karen wasn’t going.

  • GreenAnchorRedWaterfall

    February 16th, 2012 - 12:04pm

    A bit pricey…


    February 16th, 2012 - 10:14am

    thats cool i might be going this year

  • Commander Strax

    February 16th, 2012 - 10:14am

    £99!! 😯

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