The Stars of Time convention returns to Weston-super-Mare next month – and is headlined by the Eighth Doctor himself, Paul McGann!
This is the first time McGann has appeared at the event, so expect queues to meet him to be pretty long; similarly, this is also the first time the Stars of Time has occurred in December.
McGann of course debuted as the Doctor in the 1996 TV Movie and regenerated in 2013’s The Night of the Doctor, and filled the intervening years with a shed-load of Big Finish audio adventures. His incarnation of the Time Lord has also appeared in many novels and comic strips. Away from Doctor Who, McGann has starred in Withnail & I, Luther, Alien 3, Empire of the Sun, and The Musketeers. His next big role is in Holby City.
His autograph will be £20 on either a photo available at his table, or on a personal item. He’s also taking part in a photoshoot, presumably (as with Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy in the past) alongside the TARDIS – so make sure you pre-order that now.
He won’t be the only Doctor there, however: Colin Baker, aka the Sixth Doctor, will be returning, and will also be charging £20 for a signature.
It’s also the first time Matt Rohman has been at the Stars of Time: Rohman is a supporting artist in numerous Doctor Who episodes, including Partners in Crime (2008), Deep Breath (2014), and Empress of Mars (2017); he’s also played monsters for the show, notably the Cybermen, and further featured in Torchwood and Class, the latter as a Shadowkin.
They’ll be joined by the wonderful Wendy Padbury (Zoe alongside Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor, and Frazer Hines’ Jamie McCrimmon); Damaris Hayman (The Daemons as Miss Hawthorn, and who will hopefully bring along the DVDs and novelisations of The Daemons of Devil’s End); and Dee Sadler (The Greatest Show in the Galaxy).
Further guests include Bond girl, Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me); Ceri-Ann Williams, appearing in her Wonder Woman costume (as she’s Gal Gadot’s body-double from Wonder Woman and Justice League); and Juliet Griffiths (Red Dwarf).
The Stars of Time takes place on Sunday 3rd December 2017, at the Tropicana on Weston-super-Mare’s Sea Front, between 10:30am and 5:30pm. There are no cash machines at the venue – in fact, the nearest is about a 15-20 minute walk – so it’s best to predict how much you think you’ll need far in advance!
To find out more, check out the Star of Time website, where you can also buy tickets.