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Thursday at the Con

Today I spent a good bit of the day just roaming, looking over as much of the Con as I could get access to.

I wore my new fedora hat and one of my Season Fourteen scarves.

Ballroom 20, where the Doctor Who and Torchwood panels will be held on Sunday, has changed the entrance to the bay side of the convention hall.

I'm going to the Hayao Miyazaki panel tomorrow morning, so I'll use that as a dress rehersal for Sunday.

I walked the Exhibit floor for several hours, meeting up with several friends from Gallifrey One.

The folks at BBC America were kind enough to tell me that David Tennant was due to fly into Los Angeles, where he was to attend several meetings and then come on down to San Diego Comic Con.

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WE ARE HERE. WE ARE HERE. WE ARE HERE.

Every year I swear I'm never coming back and every year I do.

San Diego Comic Con is not a convention.  It's a trade show.  It's also a social experiment in frustration.

There's too many people crammed into a huge space.

Someday, something awful is going to happen.  Sure hope I'm not here to see it.

Anyhoo, arrived in beyootiful San Diego, dropped stuff off at our amazing hotel (it's in an old bank building) and then headed down to the Con.

We stood in the 'Professional' line (my DH owns comic book shops) out in the hot sun for over an hour.

Then we got to sit down in an even bigger line to get onto the Exhibit Floor for Preview Night.

It was a zoo.

But the big boys all had their booths rockin'.  DC.  Marvel.  Lucasfilm.  Disney.  Huge.

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Packing, packing, packing

Packing, packing, and re-packing.

Most of San Diego Comic Con is standing in lines or crushing through a crowd to get somewhere, so I'm restricting myself to one bag on the con floor, another one for back at the hotel with clothes and back up stuff.

I keep going back and forth over whether or not I should wear one of my scarves. . .  I'll pack one full sized one and a bunch of the sample scarves.

Got my digital recorder, the iPhone, of course, the good digital camera, the new MacBook, sound canceling headphones and regular ear buds.

The scarf I'm currently knitting on.

Business cards, photographs, my PodShock t-shirt, plenty of sharpies and my autograph book.

Got my tickets, my boarding pass, my hotel reservation number.

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 156

"My dear Miss Shaw, I never report myself anywhere, particularly not forthwith."

Outpost Gallifrey Presents:
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 156
Running Time: 1:10:05

We break away from our usual format for a casual, loose conversational discussion on Doctor Who news covering everything from the Waters of Mars, San Diego Comic Con, Dragon*Con, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and more.

Hosted by Ken Deep, Tara Wheeler and Louis Trapani.

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The Cultdom Collective Podcast coming soon!

We are coming 4! The Cultdom Collective Podcast starts Sunday 2nd August 2009 on Talkshoe ID 54821 with daveac and Ian, The Sixth Doctor.

Cheers, daveac and Ian

 

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Hallo All!

Howdy!

I figured I'd better give this here blog a whirl before things got nuts a little later this week.

I'm TARDIS-Tara, and I'm a special correspondant for PodShock.

I'm attending San Diego Comic Con and I'll be sending back pictures and soundbites and goodies all week.

So hold tight, watch this space.

IT IS COMING.  IT IS COMING.  IT IS COMING.

Wednesday.

New Doctor, New Costume, and yes, New TARDIS

The Sun and Daily Mail (among other tabloids we imagine) have additional photos of Matt Smith (as the 11th Doctor) and Karen Gilan (companion Amy Pond) shooting the new Doctor Who series set to appear on BBC One in spring 2010. The photos in The Sun also reveal a bit of a spoiler, which we will not mention here. The redesigned TARDIS exterior reflects back to the early days of the series. Notice the return of the St. John Ambulance Cross emblem to the right door.

The Daily Mail includes a photo which reveals that the Doctor's new costume also include braces (suspenders), perhaps another nod to the Troughton era.

For the referenced photos and articles see:

Renewal: New Doctor, New Companion, New Producer, New Costumes

Karen Gilan and Matt SmithThe BBC Press Office has posted a press release concerning the start of shooting the new Doctor Who series starring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor in Cardiff starting today through March 2010. Thirteen 45 minute episodes are being produced by BBC Wales for BBC One.

Below is the press release:

 

What do you think of the 11th Doctor's costume?

Love it
44% (26 votes)
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19% (11 votes)
Not sure / indifferent
37% (22 votes)
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First Glimpse at the 11th Doctor Costume

Karen Gilan and Matt SmithBBC News has posted an article along with the first published photograph of Matt Smith in his new threads that he is wearing as the 11th Doctor. 

Shooting of the new series began today, Monday in Cardiff. In this photograph (see below for large photo) of Matt Smith along with new companion, Amy Pond played by Karen Gilan can be seen wearing dark rolled up trousers, tweed jacket and bow tie, along with black shoe-laced boots. 

The new series slated to debut in the spring 2010 features Matt Smith as the Doctor taking over the role after David Tennant (whose term as the Doctor comes to an end later of this year). It also features Steven Moffat as the new Executive Producer and Lead Writer for the series, taking over after Russell T Davies completes his term ending at the close of this year with the last of the specials.

Long Time Listener Steps Up and Offers to Help Us When He Helps You

Long time Doctor Who: Podshock listener, Worth Godwin offers computer training in plain, easy to understand english for both Apple Mac and MS Windows PC users. Upon learning of our call out for advertisers and sponsors in order to keep Doctor Who: Podshock going, Worth stepped up and offered us an affiliate sponsorship opportunity with his computer training business.

As a whole, how would you rate Torchwood: Children of Earth? (5=fantastic)

5 Weevils
65% (20 votes)
4 Weevils
29% (9 votes)
3 Weevils
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1 Weevil
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Total votes: 31
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1 Year of daveac vblogs!

daveac vblog 052 is up on blip.tv

I won't normally 'blog' on this page about individual vblog episodes - the links are elsewhere on this blog - but since I've reached 1 full year of vblogging I though a post here would be nice.

daveac vblog 052

'One small vblog for a man, one giant entertainment for mankind'

I've now been doing these vblogs for 1 year! Blimey!

Slightly dis-organised as I've been watching the British Open Golf :-)

Doctor Who included - 'Revelation of the Daleks' DVD

The wine thie week - Millstone Shiraz 2008 14% Western Cape (South Africa)

To Subscribe to the iTunes version:-

http://tinyurl.com/6zr33e

Cheers, daveac

Gallifrey 2010 - Blackjack 21 Changes Date One Week Later

Gallifrey One: Blackjack 21Gallifrey One has announced a date change for the Gallifrey 2010 convention in Los Angeles next year. Due to a hotel booking error, the annual premier North American Doctor Who convention has had to move the date of next year's Gallifrey One: Blackjack 21 back one week to February 26 - 28, 2010.

The Los Angeles Airport Marriott where the convention is being held had essentially accidentally double-booked another event in the same space. Gallifrey One agreed to move the event back a week and by doing so the hotel has reduced the cost of hotel rooms from $114 per night to $100 per night for not only the 2010 convention, but it is locked in for that price through 2013 now to $114 per night for 2010 and further down to $100 per night for 2011-2013. Thus saving money for not only 2010 convention goers, but for those attending for the next few years.

Doctor Who News Among the Torchwood News in the Sonic Newsdriver

The Sonic Newsdriver 20090717
Selected Doctor Who related news delivered sonically.
For Earth-date: Friday the 17th of July 2009

In this episode: Mars is the Place to Be, Torchwood Week in America, Russell T Davis is Coming to America, Look Closely at the Torchwood Ratings, One of These Days Alice, A Fabulous Idea, McCoy Lends His Support, Doctor Who: Podshock 156 Coming Soon, and Get Your Sonic Gear, plus more!

Hosted by Louis Trapani

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