Doctor Who Stars to Land in Leicester
On 26 and 27 January 2019 it’s time to discover the science behind one of the world’s most popular TV franchises, if you can come out from behind the sofa for long enough of course!
Join the National Space Centre for a fun family weekend where they look at the fact behind the fiction.
An event for families, children and fans to enjoy, there is a jam-packed schedule of workshops, competitions, challenges, talks, exhibitions and lots of your favourite terrifying foes to encounter.
The Doctors will see you now: On Saturday 26 January visitors can meet special guests Sylvester McCoy, The Seventh Doctor; Paul McGann, The Eighth Doctor; Peter Davison, The Fifth Doctor; and Colin Baker, The Sixth Doctor.
Meet the companions: On Sunday 27 January visitors will have the chance to encounter some of the Doctor’s most famous companions: Janet Fielding, known for her role as Tegan Jovanka, Sarah Sutton who played Nyssa, Louise Jameson who appeared as Leela, the leather-clad barbarian warrior, Katy Manning, best known for her part as the companion Jo Grant and Shobna Gulati who recently joined the cast of the current series as Najia Khan.
After a 12 month fan build, the event will also see not one but two brand new costume characters stalking the galleries. Thanks to the Shape Shifters who last year debuted the Zygons, there will be an army of Ice Warriors and the 15th Cyber Legion are debuting the Sycorax, seen on the show’s first Christmas special since its revival and the first Christmas special starring David Tennant as the Doctor.
Fans can add to their visit with opportunities for autographs, photographs and Q&A sessions. There will be a whole range of activities for visitors to immerse themselves in the world of the Time Lord, including a Science Stage, Hyperspace Hypermarket and Craft Zone to discover.
A key feature of this year’s event will be ‘Artist Alley’ where fans can explore the work of Grant Perkins, a comic book artist and writer; Chris Achilleos, an illustrator, painter and conceptual artist; Chris Thompson, a CG artist and filmmaker from Belfast; and Stuart Manning, a graphic artist an former art editor of Doctor Who Magazine.
Malika Andress, Head of Marketing at the National Space Centre, said: “This is our fifth year of Science of the Time Lords and the event continues to grow in popularity.
“We’re really looking forward to welcoming fans of all ages and offer them the chance to meet their heroes (and villains).”