We’ll be running a full-weekend Doctor Who track at Anachrocon this weekend! We’ve got a lot of great things planned. Panels on topics like “Everything I Know About History I Learned From Doctor Who,” “Monsters: What Works, What Doesn’t?,” “New Series 10th Anniversary,” “The Morality of the Doctor,” “What the Master Teaches Us About Gender,” plus an introductory session called “Doctor Who: A Beginner’s Guide to All of Time and Space.” We’re also co-hosting a panel with the Classic Sci-Fi track called “Time Warped”, which looks at time travel in many different shows and movies. We’ll be showing lots of classic and recent episodes on Friday and Saturday nights in one of the theatres. On Friday night we have a special session called “The Matrix”: Ask any question you want, try and stump the panel of experts. On Saturday night we’ll be hosting Gallifrey Game Night. We’ll also have a table where you can learn all about TimeGate 2015 and buy your memberships.
For more information, visit http://www.anachrocon.com/
On Feb 21, The Guardian published an article listing the five best Doctor Who conventions in the US, and TimeGate made the list! We are listed third and in extremely good company with Gallifrey One, Chicago TARDIS, Hurricane Who and LI Who. Congratulations to all who made the list! Go here to read the article.
Are you a cosplayer? Do you like showing off your work to an appreciative audience? Then you should enter our Masquerade! This is a non-judged fashion show where you get to demonstrate your creativity. Enter solo or with a group. Walk the “catwalk” or some up with a skit. Our Masquerade will be the highlight of our Friday evening programming (time tbd), so help us launch TimeGate 2015 in grand fashion!
Please visit our Masquerade page to register your spot!
We’re thrilled to announce that the amazing KATY MANNING will be coming to TimeGate for her very first Atlanta convention appearance! Katy of course played Jo Grant, one of the most popular companions in the history of the show, from 1971 – 1973, alongside Jon Pertwee as the Doctor. She portrayed both renegade Time Lord Iris Wildthyme and Jo Grant in numerous Big Finish dramas. And she brought Jo Grant back to television in the “Death of the Doctor” episode of the Sarah Jane Adventures. Make plans to join us May 22-24 in Atlanta to meet Katy and hear all her amazing stories!
We’re very pleased to announce a TimeGate first-timer! Stephen La Riviere will be coming to us all the way from Geneva. He is a writer and documentary filmmaker and has produced pieces on The Saint, Upstairs Downstairs, The Ipcress File, The Champions, The Persuaders, and others. This past September he wrote and directed a feature-length documentary called Filmed in Supermarionation, focusing on the puppet productions of Gerry Anderson like Stingray, Fireball XL5 and, of course, The Thunderbirds. With this year being the 50th Anniversary of The Thunderbirds, we’re very fortunate to have Stephen with us. He will be participating in our British Pub and our Doctor Who tracks; come meet him to hear all about his other current and future projects, like his work with Big Finish and an upcoming brand new Gerry Anderson series! Welcome to the TimeGate family, Stephen!
We’re very pleased to welcome Anthony Taylor back to TimeGate for a return visit. Anthony is a TG veteran. He’s the author of numerous books, fiction and non-fiction, on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, The Thunderbirds and other Gerry Anderson properties. He’s had articles published in SFX, Video WatcHDog, Fangoria, Screem, Famous Monsters of Filmland, FilmFax, Amazing Figure Modeler, Effects Special, Modeler’s Resource, and many other magazines. He has numerous other credits and has several feature screenplays in development. He will be appearing on both our British Pub and OtherWorlds tracks. Welcome back, Anthony!
We’re very pleased to announce a special program that we’ll be featuring at TimeGate 2015. An Atlanta-based virtual reality company, ATLvr, will be hosting a presentation called “Bringing Sci-Fi to Virtual Reality”. It’s going to be a really fascinating session (on Saturday, time tbd) that I hope you’ll look for. We’ll have more details about this soon, but for now you can find a brief description and a link to their website on our Programming page.
We added two new author guests to our line up in the past couple of days, both TimeGate first-timers; they will both be involved in our Library portal (literary programming) as well as other tracks. AR Cook is the author of the Young Adult novel The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx, and Jonathan French is the author of fantasy novels The Exiled Heir and The Errantry of Bantam Flyn, the first two books of the Autumn’s Fall Saga. Welcome to the TimeGate family, AR and Jonathan!
We’re very pleased to announce that joining us at the convention in 2015 is NICK ROBATTO, prop builder on Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood. Nick has built props on the show ranging from the Sonic Screwdriver to Doctor’s baby carriage, from River’s diary and sonic to Dalek weaponry, from the Siege-Mode TARDIS in “Flatline” to the big bank vault door in “Time Heist”. And, oh yeah, no big deal, he built the current TARDIS console room set. Nick will be doing a Q&A on Saturday overviewing his massive work on the show, and on Sunday will be doing a session detailing the design and build process on the TARDIS set. Nick will also be in our dealers room selling officially BBC-licensed prop replicas.
For more information on Nick and all our other guests, please visit our Guests page.If you’d like to be considered for Guest status at TimeGate 2015, please email Alan.
We’re very pleased to welcome back to TimeGate Dr. Kevin Grazier. Dr. Grazier is a 15-year NASA scientist who worked on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan. He was the Investigation Scientist for the Imaging Science Subsystem instrument, and wrote mission planning and analysis software that won both JPL- and NASA-wide awards. He has also served as the science advisor on numerous shows and movies, including Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, Eureka, Falling Skies, Gravity (the film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock) and the SyFy Channel’s current shows Defiance and Ascension. He has written or co-written numerous books on popular topics such as The Science of Dune, The Science of Michael Crichton and Fringe Science: Parallel Universes. His newest book, Hollyweird Science, will be out in 2015 in time for TimeGate, and a follow-up volume is already in the works.
Dr. Grazier first appeared at TimeGate in 2007. He was due to make his return visit in 2014 but was forced to cancel due to illness. We’re very much looking forward to hosting Dr. Grazier at TimeGate 2015!
Visit the Guests page to read more about Dr. Grazier and all of our other guests.