Please note that all content on this site is owned and copyright to Doctor Who Madness unless stated otherwise. Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures are copyright to the BBC. No infringement is intended.
Today the BBC announced brand new details surrounding the Doctor Who Convention which will be held later this year, November 22nd, 23rd, 24th, with Special guests and ticket pricing. You can read the press release below:
On November 23rd, 2013, Doctor Who fans around the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running sci-fi series. We are delighted to announce that current Doctor – Matt Smith – will attend the only official 50thanniversary Celebration at ExCeL, London alongside special guests confirmed so far: Tom Baker*, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy who have also played the iconic role of the Doctor. The event on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th November is a must for the whole family to celebrate their love of all things Doctor Who, with an exciting range of activities to suit all ages. Keep your eyes peeled for further announcements of high profile guests in the coming weeks.
Matt Smith says, “The event this year will be an extra special occasion for me, I’m truly looking forward to a huge celebration with the fans in the lead up to the 50th anniversary episode.”
Ticket holders to this once-in-a-lifetime event will have access to a whole range of activities including:
Guaranteed seats to two theatre panel shows featuring star guests from 50 years of Doctor Who.
Guaranteed seats in a spectacular special effects show hosted by Doctor Who’s special effects guru Danny Hargreaves.
Activities in the main halls including: stunt workshops with Doctor Who stunt co-ordinator Crispin Layfield and stunt double Gordon Seed, audio and visual effect workshops, on-stage panels with cast members, walk-like-a-monster master-classes with Doctor Who’s official monster choreographerAilsa Burke, quizzes and games for fans young and old and plenty more to ensure the whole family have an amazing day out celebrating Doctor Who.
All of the above will be available to guests who purchase a standard ticket to the event. Tickets go on general sale at 11am on Monday 8th July 2013 fromcelebration.doctorwho.tv. Standard tickets are priced at £45 for adults and £20 for kids, while a family ticket will cost £104** (two adults and two children***). Tickets cover entry to the Celebration for one day.
There is also an option to purchase a limited edition TARDIS ticket. This ticket guarantees front row seats to the theatre shows, a private lounge for use all day, drinks and light refreshments and a special goodie bag with exclusive merchandise which can be collected on the day guests attend. TARDIS tickets are priced at £95.50 for adults, £44.25 for children and £218 for a family****.
To ensure every visitor gets access to the best experience, when buying tickets online they will have the option to choose one of two streams – Ice Warrior or Weeping Angel – which will reserve each guest a seat for that day’s shows in the theatre.
Visitors to the Celebration will also have the opportunity to visit signature and photo booths where they can meet their heroes from 50 years of Doctor Who (photos with Matt Smith should be booked in advance via the website). These opportunities will be available at a fee and subject to availability.
In addition to the Celebration, further activity is being planned for the Saturday evening and will be announced soon.
*Tom Baker is only able to attend the Doctor Who Celebration on Saturday 23rdNovember
**Prices shown for standard tickets exclude booking fee
***Children under five can attend for free, but must be able to sit on a parents lap during the theatre shows as seats are pre-allocated
****Prices shown for TARDIS tickets include booking fee
So, to repeat, a Standard Adult ticket will be £49.04, a Standard Child ticket will be £22.12, and a family will be £118, all with the booking fee added. With the VIP tickets, an adult is £95.50, a child is £44.25, and a family will be £218.
After learning about these new details, are you thinking of going to celebrate the landmark?