Doctor Who at Sci Fi London on Sunday

This Sunday I'll be taking part in a day-long event at the Sci-Fi London film festival.  Here's the blurb:

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who, SCI-FI-LONDON is proud to host an event looking at some of the under appreciated aspects of the franchise.

12.30pm: Comic book writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray, and artists Mark Buckingham and Adrian Salmon, discuss their serialised strip adventures of the TARDIS, printed in Doctor Who Magazine, the American Doctor Who comic and fanzines.

1.15pm: Novelists Paul Cornell (Scream of the Shalka), J.T. Colgan (Dark Horizons), Terrance Dicks (Players, Doctor Who and the Giant Robot) and Tommy Donbavand (Shroud of Sorrow) talk about continuing the Doctor’s trips in prose fiction and why they wanted to tell tales of the thousand-year-old time traveler… The need for Doctor Who spin-offs became increasingly important since the end of the original series in 1989, with both novels and comics filling the gap when the show was off air, with many writers of the modern TV show being strip and book alumni.  Print stories have also been used as the inspiration for TV episodes in the 21st century, such as the memorable David Tennant dramatisations of Cornell’s novel Human Nature and Doctor Who Magazine comic, 'The Lodger'.

2pm: Followed by a screening of the 1965 film DOCTOR WHO AND THE DALEKS, starring Peter Cushing in the lead role.

A pop-up book shop selling the various titles being discussed will be open from noon and some of the authors will be available before the event to sign copies. For more info, and to book tickets, go here. (It's free, but of course they need to make sure they don't have more people than seats.)

You may have seen those panel timings reversed in earlier publicity, but that's now the right way round.  It'll be a pleasure to be onstage with those fine folk.  I hope to see some of you there.  Until then, Cheerio!

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