|From L to R Sylvester McCoy, Mark Strickson, Daphne Ashbrook, Michael Jayston, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Peter Purves|
I mostly saw Classic!Who stars and the handful of New!Who - Freema and Mark and the deliciously evil Madame Kovarian, Frances Barber. But for the Community fans, I also saw the panel for the new web series of Inspector Spacetime (although not called that for legal purposes) so the "Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time." (Yes, it's really called that) It's headed by the original Inspector from Community who regenerated (with the same face) and has a new associate (aww, no Constable Reggie), and I was completely amazed by how much I loved it! The show is so funny and has all these cool nods to Doctor Who! (The associate is named Piper Tate :D) I highly recommend watching the first part - the quality is top notch as well! The "optic pocketknife" is probably going to be for sale some day soon, so I can't wait for that!
It was a very tiring weekend in some ways, but worth it for the time I spent with my favorite actor, and the amazing energy of the best kind of people in the world - the Whovians. I got to talk to a few people, collect a few ribbons (it's a con thing) and see actors as just the regular people they are. If most regular people had adoring fans. The vibe of Gallifrey One is very low-key, it's a volunteer run event, intentionally kept on a small scale, and very focused on giving fans an opportunity to engage with the actors easily. It's such an exciting event, and I loved indulging my Whovian nerd for three whole days!
Next year has Colin Baker (the 6th Doctor) and Katy Manning as some of the main guests confirmed at the moment. They did mention that David Tennant was asked for this year, and although he considered it, he had to turn it down because of a work conflict. So.... next year?