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Gallifrey One 2012: Mark Sheppard

GALLIFREY ONE 2012

I was really looking forward to Mark Sheppard at Gallifrey One 2012. I sat at his panel on Saturday afternoon which he shared with his father, Morgan Sheppard. Mark is always a good guest to have speak on stage because he is always very honest, straight forward and blunt – but he manages to remain very kind and playful towards the fans. The banter between him and his father was also fun to watch. Both men definitely share the same sense of humor and take pride in their body of work.

Mark definitely takes joy out of attending different conventions and seems to be grateful to be a part of everyone’s fandom. It would be great if he returns to Doctor Who at some point.

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Gallifrey One 2012: Tony Curran

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Vincent and the Doctor is my absolute favorite episode by far from Season 5 with Matt Smith as the Doctor. It was a wonderfully written episode with the right enough of funny and somehow, it touches on Van Gogh’s depression like I’ve never seen before despite the mix of science fiction elements. Tony Curran’s portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh was amazing and it was absolutely moving.

I bawled like a freakin’ baby by the end of the episode.

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Gallifrey One 2012: Voice Actors

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I didn’t really realize how big the Doctor Who universe was until I went to Gallifrey One this past weekend. I didn’t realize that there is also an ongoing audio series! They are known as the Big Finish Doctor Who audio stories.  I attended the panel called Travels With the Doctor with three of the voice actors: Beth Chalmers, Lisa Greenwood and Philip Olivier.

Olivier is particularly popular among Whovians who were familiar with the audio stories. I think it was mostly because he’s good looking and he plays one of the Doctor’s companions, a character named Hex. Greenwood also plays a companion to the 6th Dcotor named Flip and Chalmers plays a companion to the 7th Doctor named Raine. Love their characters’ names, personally.

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Gallifrey One 2012: Convention Report and Cosplay

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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?

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