Doctor Who fans are coming together on the net to help out a fellow fan and friend, Johanna Mead. Johanna ( @britgeekgrrl ) is well known at Doctor Who conventions across the US for her detailed and creative costumes, she is also a writer and an English expatriate living in northern California. Unfortunately, her husband had just recently lost his battle against cancer and the online community of fans and friends have come together to help raise money to help offset the costs of the final arrangements.
Johanna Mead (as Romana I) with The White Robot (Billy Davis) at Gallifrey 2009
"Fantastic! Oh, fantastic! Powerless! Look at you. The great space dustbin!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 170
Running Time: 1:17:11
Interviews with writer Rob Shearman, actor Colin Spaull, and comedian Toby Hadoke while at Hurricane Who (special thanks to correspondents Ian Bisset ( @The6thDoctor ) and Tara Wheeler), News, Feedback, and more.
"What can't be cured must be endured."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 166
Running Time: 1:27:43
Flashback: Sarah Sutton, Dragon*Con Report with Billy Davis and Tara Wheeler, News with Eric Escamilla, Germany Report with Graeme Sheridan, Feedback, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani.
Doctor Who: Podshock has been making convention appearances over the last four years which have drawn in crowds. These events give an opportunity for convention audiences to interact on a live recording of the show. Doctor Who: Podshock has appeared at conventions on both the west and east coast of the U.S. Most popular among them are the Gallifrey One conventions in Los Angeles, CA.
A live show adds excitement to an event and brings in additional people that may not have otherwise gone. Plus, the event will gain added exposure since we promote our live appearances on episodes leading up to the event and the recorded live show at the event serves as an ongoing promo for annual or reoccurring events (i.e. Gallifrey One or I-CON).
I have no idea why, but wired.com had this video on their site today. It features David Tennant and Russell T Davies at San Diego Comic Con talking about Doctor Who and in particular some of the difficulties they had with the bus in the then most recent special, Planet of the Dead.
Left to right: Joshua Lou Friedman, Daphne Ashbrook (Grace in the 1996 Doctor Who movie), Louis Trapani, James Naughton, and Ken Deep at Gallifrey 20, Los Angeles, CA. Doctor Who: Podshock welcomed Daphne as a guest during our live on stage show.
Photo courtesy Joshua Lou Friedman, TARDIS courtesy of Tara Wheeler