Pendragon Charity Fun Day, Southampton – July 2015

The Fourth Doctor, me and K-9

Hola amigos!

Welcome to Waterstones at West Quay for the Pendragon Sci-Fi and Fantasy Club Charity Funday! This event was organised by the club to raise money for the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton which helps many sick and premature babies, so I wanted to show my support. This was held on Saturday – I wish I could have gone all day but I was a busy little Timelord that day and could only pop along towards the end.

When I arrived I was greeted by Brian – he was rocking a Fourth Doctor Cosplay and had his companion K9 with him. I met Brian at the Comic-Con 2 in Totton and it was nice to catch-up and Brian told me about the other Cosplays he is planning.

Taking K-9 for a walk

I went downstairs to where the action was and met my new friend Matthew Dale aka (big) Little John from Robot of Sherwood (2014). It was quite late so the other celebrity signers had left, but Matthew was the last man standing. I was looking forward to meeting Sergeant Benton, John Levene, but he left just before I arrived. I was sad that I missed the opportunity to meet him. The other celebrities were Richard James from Space Precinct and Brian Wheeler from Return of the Jedi. I believe Matthew was having a great time as he was very chuckly. I hope that the Doctor will go back to Sherwood someday to meet Robin and his Merry Men, it would be nice to see Matthew in another Doctor Who episode!

Nice tie, Matthew!

Next I tried my luck at some games. First was the Tombola, and I won a smashing travel game of Battleships which I can keep in my TARDIS. Then I played Pick-a lolly and won a mystery prize. I later found out that the mystery super surprise prize was a reporter’s pen and notebook which will help me when I am interviewing Doctor Who stars! The last game I played was a treasure hunt and I won a Batman Comic. I was very lucky because I won a prize at every game I played.

I spent the rest of my time talking with the Pendragon Club and other visitors and learning all about the club. Someone gave me a Classic Doctor Who quiz and I got all the answers right – even when he tried to catch me out! Everyone was very kind and it was lovely to spend time with them and make friends. There were lots of great Cosplays to admire too.

The Fourth Doctor and Romana

The Pendragon Sci Fi and Fantasy Club raised £205.24 for the Princess Ann Hospital – well done Pendragons!

As I was leaving West Quay I stumbled across an exhibition of paintings by Adam Barsby and I saw a fantastic picture of the Doctor and the Doc! This picture showed the Fourth Doctor and Doc Brown from Back to the Future swapping Time Machines – can you imagine the Doctor in a Delorean???

Swapping Time Machines by Adam Barsby

Thanks for reading and Adios! 

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Comic Con @ West Quay, Southampton – July 2015

Me at West Quay

Hello!

Welcome to my latest post which is all about my visit today to Comic Con @ West Quay. This is the first free to enter Comic Con in Southampton, presented by All the Cool Stuff and Nerdageddon and I decided to check it out!

On my way in I had my photo taken with a jeep from Jurassic Park and played peekaboo with a dinosaur!

Peek-a-boo

The Comic Con was held on the lower floor of West Quay, a shopping mall in Hampshire. So much fun was packed into such a small space in the middle of all the shops.

Ross Mullan

First I met Ross Mullan who played The Teller in Time Heist (2014). Ross has also played a Silent in The Time of the Doctor (2013) and was The Numbercatcher in Numberjacks (which was one of my first scares when I was little!) and he is a White Walker in Game of Thrones.

I was expecting Ross to be English but when I met him I found out that he was Canadian – and kind too! I asked him my Golden Questions – plus one more. I asked him for his favourite Series 8 episode and he said that apart from his own episode, Mummy on the Orient Express (2014) was his favourite one. One of Ross’s friends played the Mummy (The Foretold), which was a part that Ross really wanted himself but he was pleased for his friend as he did a great job.

I asked him where he filmed Time Heist and he said he filmed mostly in a studio and a warehouse, and the end was filmed in a park. He said that the warehouse was VERY cold for the other actors but that was good for him; he was wearing his Teller costume!

If he could go anywhere in time and space Ross would like to go to London in the 1960s. Groovy!

Ross doesn’t know if he will appear in Doctor Who Series 9 yet but he hopes to work on the show again in the future.

Ross Mullan The Teller

I told Ross that my nickname for The Teller is ‘Soupy’ because he turns people’s brains to soup. Ross then signed his autograph on a picture of him as The Teller – and signed it from ‘Soupy!’ I had my photo taken with him and he was very tall indeed- 6ft 4 inches.

Spencer Wilding

Next to Ross was his White Walker friend Spencer Wilding who has appeared in Doctor Who lots of times, most famously as The Minotaur in The God Complex (2011) but also as Skaldak and the Wooden King.

I asked Spencer what his favourite episode of Series 8 was but all his answers were from the era of his favourite Doctor Matt Smith. The God Complex, Cold War (2013) and The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe (2011) – co-incidentally all the episodes he appeared in!

The God Complex was filmed in Cardiff in the studios before the move to Roath Lock and some of the hotel scenes were filmed in a real hotel by the sea. His Minotaur costume was an animatronic suit that he could get in and out of in an hour.

If Spencer could go anywhere in time and space he would go to Mars but he would like to teleport there as he wouldn’t want to spend months travelling there!

Spencer Wilding

I asked Spencer if he is in Doctor Who Series 9 and he said that he couldn’t tell me. Hmmm – that got me thinking! I hope he is.

Spencer Wilding The Minotaur

Also at the Comic Con was Matthew Dale who played Little John in Robot of Sherwood (2014). I met Matthew at Southampton Comic Con 2 in March and it was nice to meet him again. He told me about the Pendragon Charity Day which is a fundraiser that will be held in Southampton at Waterstones West Quay on 11th July 2015 – Matthew will be there along with other Sci-Fi stars. I hope I can pop along!

Matthew Dale Little John

After I met the Doctor Who stars I looked at all the other stalls – Chris Barrie from Red Dwarf was signing and there were lots of chances to buy collectables or have your photo taken. There were also some Cosplayers, including Ash who was dressed as the Tenth Doctor in a very good costume. I think he is a great Cosplayer, he looked very cool.

Ash as the Tenth Doctor

I spent the afternoon shopping in Southampton but when I returned to my TARDIS I met Sci Fi Steve and his red Dalek! It was very realistic but I wasn’t scared. Steve offered me a ride in his Dalek but I said no because last time I rode in a Dalek I got very dizzy. Thanks for offering though Steve :).

Sci Fi Steve's dalek

I enjoyed my day in Southampton and I’m looking forward to Nerdageddon’s DEF-Con 4 which will be even bigger than DEF-Con 3! I love going to Comic Cons – they are lots of fun and I meet good people.

Thank you for reading, thank you to everyone who organised the Comic Con @ West Quay and to Ross, Spencer, Matthew, Steve and Ash for being part of my blog.

See you soon I hope – goodbye!

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