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New York Comic Con is here again! October 13-16th at the Javits Center in New York. It's the largest east coast popular culture convention. Each year, it is growing in size and this year is no exception.
We have been attending each year and last year we recorded an episode of Doctor Who: Podshock live at the event to a standing room only audience with special guest Tony Lee of IDW Publishing (Doctor Who ongoing comic book series). You can listen to our live show from 2010 here: Doctor Who: Podshock 225. We would had done another live show this year at the event, but unfortunately, there isn't a Doctor Who guest there this year. Last year, Alien Entertainment brought over Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 TV movie). Word is this year they are bringing Ian McNeice (Churchill) to their booth. You may recall, we interviewed McNeice earlier this year live on stage at Gallifrey One (see Doctor Who: Podshock 240.
Here is a little taste of New York Comic Con in this video from last year (2010):
"Tell me on the way Brigadier! Tell me on the way! You must cultivate a sense of urgency."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 225
Running Time: 1:15:11
LIVE from New York Comic Con with special guest, Tony Lee @mrtonylee (Doctor Who: The Forgottenand the ongoing Doctor Who comic series by IDW), plus breaking news on Gallifrey 22 with Shaun Lyon, Doctor Who: Demon Quest 2 - The Demon of Paris, and more.
"How dare you follow me into the TARDIS! The distractions… I really thought I was going to be alone again."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 224
Running Time: 1:37:13
Interview with Anneke Wills (Polly in the 1st and 2nd Doctor eras), Join Daphne Ashbrook in NY Celebrating 25 years of Gallifreyan Embassy, David Tennant Recalls Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara on Absolute Radio, Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, news, feedback, and more.
Doctor Who: Podshock returns to Manhattan this month for another live recording at New York Comic Con (NYCC). Taking place at 4pm on Sunday, the 10th of October 2010 or simply: 10•10•10
Our special invited guest is the one and only Tony Lee!
Although this is our second live recording of Doctor Who: Podshock in Manhattan this year, it is our first at NYCC. The convention runs from Friday, the 8th to Sunday, the 10th of October at the Jacob K. Javitts Center in New York, NY. For further details about the convention including ticket prices, visit their website, newyorkcomiccon.com.
Doctor Who comics are resurgent in North America right now, thanks to the efforts of IDW Publishing, with their Doctor Who ongoing comic, and their wonderful reprints of Doctor Who Classics which you can order at your local comic book store, amazon.com, or via their website - http://idwpublishing.com
Tony Lee (writer for IDW Publishing's Doctor Who comic series) with the White Robot (AKA Doctor Who: Podshock special correspondent, Billy Davis) at Gallifrey 20 (2009).
Photo courtesy of Billy Davis
Join Doctor Who: Podshock live at I-CON 29 on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2pm (EDT) in Stony Brook, NY.
Doctor Who: Podshock returns to the annual New York science fiction, fact, and fantasy convention this spring for another live show. I-CON is back at the SUNY Stony Brook University again this year with invited Sarah Douglas, Ronald D. Moore, Charisma Carpenter, Tony Todd and more.
Hosts Ken Deep and Louis Trapani will be there in person and James Naughton via the net in the UK recording an upcoming episode of Doctor Who: Podshock at the convention (location: Harriman 112). Possible in-person guests TBA.
Sorry I've been quiet for a while, but its been a very busy few weeks, with preparations for this week's highly successful first event for Who York - An Evening with Louise Jameson, work, and having a fantastic time this past weekend in Orlando for the inaugural Hurricane Who convention! They've announced year 2 of this convention, and its now a fixture in my calendar, and you would do well to do the same!
We had the privilege of sitting down with Gary Russell for an indepth interview before joining the DWNY Meet Up on Wednesday, the 19th of August 2009 at the Peculier Pub in Manhattan. It was there that Gary was finally presented with his own DWNY mug. Look forward to our interview with Gary Russell in future episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock. In the meantime, here is a video of Gary being presented with his own DWNY mug (dark grainy video shot in the pub using an iPhone 3GS).
In February 2009, Doctor Who: Podshock (Ken Deep, Billy Davis, and Louis Trapani) attended the DWNY (Doctor Who New York) Meet Up. Also attending were special guests Paul Cornell and Tony Lee. During the event, DWNY President, Barnaby presented the two with DWNY mugs, here is a short video clip of the presentation.