Last year, I became a fan of the BBC series, Doctor Who. I am going to assume that most of the people who reads this blog know what I’m talking about. I went to the annual fan convention, Gallifrey One, in Los Angeles this past weekend to get my Whovian on. Although I attended on my own, I had a lot of fun just walking around the convention and checking out the cosplayers. Fans even built life size Daleks that function! The K-9 in the photo above moves on its own and talks. I’ll be putting up videos later. There were a lot of awesome cosplayers.
I was trying very hard to not be a creep on all the guys dressed like the 10th Doctor… I almost followed one to the men’s room. Ironically, I ended up not taking a lot of photos of all the 10th Doctor cosplay because I was too afraid I’d come off as a crazy, drool-y fangirl. Oh well. There is always next year to creep again, right?
I had fun celebrating the fandom with bigger Whovians. I ended up buying a TARDIS necklace and a wind-up Dalek from the dealer’s room. I had to go home with a Dalek, man! My cats are frightened of my little, moving Dalek now.
The majority of the crowd were younger fans but there were still a variety to the attendees and the older fans were very much present. There were also very young children dressed like little Doctors at the convention. Love seeing the guys dressed like the 1st to the 8th Doctors. Though I confess, I still need to go through and watch the original series myself.
It was a fun convention and I’m definitely going to go back next year. Hopefully, by then, there will be an Asian character from the series I can possibly cosplay? ;) Either that or I’ll just be an Asian Amy Pond or be Martha.
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