Gary Russell On Doctor Who's Celebration Fan Convention

Former Doctor Who script editor and author Gary Russell has spoken to the current issue of Doctor Who Magazine about his role as Special Advisor to the Official Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration Fan Convention and reveals what fans can look forward to over the action packed weekend (22nd, 23rd, 24th November) at London's Excel Centre.
"I've been attending and have been involved in the presentation side of Doctor Who conventions for over 30 years now, so when BBC Worldwide asked me to come on board for it's Doctor Who Celebration, how could I say no? It's going to be a fantastic three days, and I can't wait for it to get started.
Every visitor to the Celebration will have the chance to attend three main panel in the theatre - this will be included in their ticket price. Two of these will take the form of a traditional Q&A style panel with key cast and production staff, while the other will be a spectacular special effects show hosted by Doctor Who special effects guru Danny Hargreaves." says Gary.

At present, four Doctors have confirmed that they will be in attendance, "I'm really excited to be able to say that Matt Smith, Tom Baker, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy will be attending the Celebration. We'll be looking to announce further guests as we get nearer to November so keep your eyes on the website and, of course DWM in the coming weeks."

The event will be packed with activities to keep fans entertained as Gary says: "There will be stunt workshops with Crispin Layfield and Gordon Seed, video and audio effect sessions, some quizzes for fans young and old and there's still much to be announced over the coming weeks."

Guests attending on Saturday 23rd November, the date of the 50th anniversary itself, are also in for a special treat, "At the moment our evening activities are yet to be confirmed, but rest assured they are going to be exciting, thrilling and just a little bit special.."

For fans lucky enough to be heading to the sold out Celebration event Gary promises it will be an event you'll never forget, "Everyone involved with the event is really looking forward to seeing you there, and together we can have a great day and celebrate Doctor Who's anniversary in grand style!"

To find out more about the Doctor Who Celebration visit the official site here.