Doctor Who Deal Roundup

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I’d share some of the deals that are going on right now so you can get your favorite Whovian a great gift at a great price!


Amazon has a Christmas set which features Christmas specials from the 10th, 11th, and 12th Doctor. What makes this set great is that it also comes with a Tardis bluetooth speaker. The set is priced at $79.99, which is a great deal because the speaker alone costs about $120. This is a daily deal so it’s only today while supplies last.

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Doctor Who Christmas Specials with Tardis Bluetooth Speaker


 

Barnes and Noble is having their annual 50% British TV, which includes Doctor Who and Sherlock. This sale is also live in store so your Barnes and Noble membership will save you an extra 10%. I believe this deal only lasts through today (maybe tomorrow, but why push your luck?).

Barnes and Noble British TV Sale


If I find anything else, I’ll update the blog!

– Daniel

 

Series Nine Finale Viewing Party

Battle&BrewJoin us Saturday, December 5 at Battle and Brew for a big Series Nine blowout! We’ll be holding contests and giving away prizes (including memberships to next year’s convention and Michelle Gomez autographed photos!), all leading up to the BBC America debut of the final episode of the season, “Hell Bent”. Join us at 7:00pm to get in on the early fun; the episode airs at 9:00pm. Come hang out with your Whovian besties, grab some great food and drinks from the B&B bar, and enjoy an epic end to a fantastic season.

Please click here to RSVP on Facebook!

*Battle and Brew is an 18+ establishment.

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New Guests for 2016!

We are very pleased to welcome Big Finish Productions to TimeGate for the very first time! Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery and producer/director/writer/performer Nick Briggs will be bringing a universe of Doctor Who audio adventures to Atlanta next May.

Nick is best known as the voice of the Daleks,the Cybermen and the Judoon in Doctor Who from 2005-present, working on set alongside Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi. His Judoon duties also took him onto The Sarah Jane Adventures and he appeared on screen as ruthless government crisis advisor Rick Yates in Torchwood: Children of Earth. He has most recently been working solidly on the new Fourth Doctor adventures, starring Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward and John Leeson. Nick’s production of Eighth Doctor adventure Dark Eyes – The Great War won a BBC Audio drama award for best online drama.

Jason is best known to Doctor Who fans as the executive producer of Big Finish Productions,which has produced over 1,100 audio and radio plays, including the highly successful Doctor Who series, Stargate, Highlander, Bernice Summerfield, Dalek Empire, Blake’s 7, and David Tennant in The Adventures of Luther Arkwright.  He is the founder and owner of Planet 55 Studios in Sydney, Australia. Planet 55 has just delivered the animated version of Doctor Who – the Reign of Terror, The Tenth Planet and The Moonbase for BBC Worldwide.

Get your weekend passes now! We’re extending the special rate of $35 through Sunday, September 13. On Monday the 14th the weekend rate will increase to $40. The at-door rate for a weekend pass is $65, so save yourself a bundle by buying early!

Membership Sales and Hotel Reservations NOW LIVE!

Membership sales and hotel reservations for TimeGate 2016 are now live! 

Memberships can be purchased at timegate2016.eventbrite.com. Full weekend rates are $35.00 until Sept. 8th (Right after Dragon Con). Rate will jump to $40 afterwards. Another important thing to note is if you have a child between the ages of 6 and 12, admission for them will now be $15 for the entire weekend. Children 5 and under are still free with an adult membership purchase.

Membership breakdown can be found here.

We will be at the Marriott Century Center again this year. Our hotel group rate is $94 + tax. If you booked without the group rate, you’d be paying $154 per night, so I encourage you to book early!

To book via the Marriott website, click here. Visit the Hotel page for more information about the area.

FIRST GUESTS FOR 2016!

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As we wind down from a very successful 2015 (our largest attendance ever) we’re already gearing up for 2016, and we have our first two guest announcements: Director GRAEME HARPER and TERRY “Davros” MOLLOY!

Mr. Harper’s involvement in Doctor Who stretches from him being in the studio as a very young intern when Patrick Troughton was filming his very first story, “Power of the Daleks”, to becoming one of the power directors at the BBC. He worked heavily during the Pertwee and Tom Baker eras of the show and then directed Peter Davison and Colin Baker. He returned to the show in 2006 to direct David Tennant in 13 episodes, winning a BAFTA Award in the process.

Mr. Molloy, as you’ll know, is the Davros of the 80s. He worked with Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy on television. He has reprised his iconic role in numerous Big Finish Productions. He’s also played Davros in the 2005 stage play “The Trial of Davros”.

Website updates will continue over the next couple of days. We’ll announce as soon as online sales for admission to TG’16 will be available.

Tell us how we did!

Thanks for helping us celebrate our 10 year anniversary! We could not do this every year without your feedback about what worked and what didn’t work. Now that the dust is settling on another TimeGate, we want to know your thoughts.

Below are links to two forms:

TimeGate Panel Review Form – Tell us which panels worked, what didn’t. This form is for individual panels, so if you want to talk about 5 panels, you’ll need to submit 5 different forms.

TimeGate Overall Convention Review Form – We want to know your thoughts on every aspect of the con, from registration to the tracks to the hotel to the special events.

I read every single one of these so your voice is heard.

Again, thanks for a memorable weekend. We’ll start filling you in on 2016 news soon!

– Daniel