With little more than a month to go, Bedford Who Charity Con 8 is coming up on Saturday 18th March 2023 – and, once again, we’re offering 10% off tickets to DWC readers!
Details about how to order them are below.
While I don’t like blowing my own trumpet, it’s probably fair to say that Bedford Who Charity Cons are rather special.
Colin Baker’s been to two of them, and he says they qualify as “the standout fan and guest event of the year.” Feedback’s always good: attendees comment on the warm and friendly atmosphere, the informality and, well, that they just really, really enjoy it. A not untypical reaction was the audience member’s comment, “It’s absolutely [expletive deleted] brilliant.”
We’ve got a good guest list: Frazer Hines (Jamie), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Sadie Miller (Sarah Jane Smith for Big Finish), Christopher Naylor (Harry Sullivan for Big Finish; it’s the first time the new Sarah and Harry have done a convention together), Jennie Linden (Barbara in Dr Who and the Daleks), David Gooderson (Davros), Christopher Ryan (General Staal and Lord Kiv), Andrew Burford (aliens and stuntman; he was CyberBill in The Doctor Falls), and Peter Roy (supporting artist from Hartnell to Davison).
Once we’ve paid off our costs, everything we make will be split 50/50 between our two charities: Bedford Foodbank and FACES.
Bedford Foodbank’s now feeding 1900 people every month (it was 650 before the pandemic); a third of their clients are children. We’ve agreed with them that we’re going to buy their clients as many £10 supermarket vouchers as we can afford, so that we can effectively boost the four to five days’ supply of food they can give out at any one time. FACES is a superb local charity who do some very impressive work with vulnerable families and children. We had a record year in 2022 and raised just over £10,000.
If you’d like more details of the convention, please go to our website (bedfordwhocharitycon.co.uk) or visit our Facebook page.
We’ve also got a two minute highlight video of last year’s event (good for giving you the flavour, as it were):
Tickets are available at full price from TicketTailor, which is an online ordering platform .
However, that won’t work for the discounted ones, so you’ll need to contact me direct to claim your 10% discount. Please email me (Simon) on email@example.com and say you read about the event on the DWC and tell me how many tickets you’d like. For discounted tickets, we can accept payment by cheque, BACS, or PayPal and you’ll receive them through the post.
- Adults: full price £49.50, so discounted price is £44.55
- Concessions (15-17 year olds and full time students): full price £25, so discounted price £22.50
- Children (aged 14 and under): full price £15, so discounted price is £13.50
(As with all Doctor Who conventions, guests may have to cancel if they’re ill or needed for filming and so on.)
Do come. You’ll really enjoy it!
So that’s the Bedford Who Charity Con 8 on Saturday 18th March. We’ll hopefully see you there.