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     "Swansea has been Besieged with Cybermen and Daleks"    
     Author:  Louis
     Dated:  Tuesday, October 04 2005 @ 08:50 PM EDT
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    "Swansea has been besieged with Cybermen and Daleks all weekend," reported Roger White, the promoter of Regenerations, a convention celebrating more than 40 years of Doctor Who held at the Marriott Hotel in Swansea, Wales on Sunday, September 25th. He stated, "It's been a complete sell-out."

    "The real hardcore followers have been there since day one, but Russell [Russell T Davies] helped raise the profile tremendously. People have been turning up from all over to attend, making this the biggest convention in Europe for about 10 years."

    Source: icWales: Who scares wins!

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    "Swansea has been Besieged with Cybermen and Daleks"
    Authored by: DSCFord on Thursday, October 06 2005 @ 09:41 PM EDT
    Well, Regenerations was an amazing experience. Fantastic! With over 30 guests
    packed into a somewhat small hotel, we were bumping into assistants and doctors
    left and right. The Marriott was the best place in Swansea but only about the
    size of a Ramada Inn and somewhat isolated on a marina away from the city so it
    was hard for the guests to really escape. Best of all, only ONE elevator. We
    called it the 'celebrity lift ride.' You never knew who you would get a ride
    with. My magical moment was with Carroll Ann Ford.
    From day one it was guests left and right arriving. When I arrived, Friday late
    afternoon, I was standing outside waiting for some friends to show up staring at
    the patio garden, I look to my right, and there is Matthew Waterhouse, also
    staring at the patio garden waiting for... someone. Saturday morning I was at a
    picnic table out back when the Brigadier decides to come over and sit next to
    me. Saturday night most of us just hung around the lobby/bar/reception (in this
    small hotel they are all one in the same) until about 3am. Just about all the
    guests were there mingling with the crowd and each other. I and another guy from
    DWNY were chatting for well over an hour with Michael Craze's son (really nice
    guy and the resemblance to his dad is amazing) - apparently his dad brought him
    along to conventions since he was a toddler, now Anneke Wills brings him along
    as all the guests seem to be one big happy who family. I started to get the
    feeling the convention was more a party
    for the guests rather than for the convention attendees; they all know each
    other very well. As I've never really been to a convention before going to one
    with SO MANY guests all at the same time was such a surreal experience, not to
    mention all the Doctor Who props scattered through the ground floor lobby level.
    I would not have missed this for the world.
    David Crawford