BBC Announces ‘Doctor Who’ Panel at Comic-Con 2011!

That is right ladies and gents the Doctor will return to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con! BBC has announced its panel schedule which will include Doctor Who and their new supernatural show Bedlam. This will be the first visit for actors Matt Smith (The 11th Doctor) and Karen Gillian (Amelia Pond) and they will be joined by writer Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.

This is especially exciting since there was no Doctor Who panel at last year’s Comic-Con and I hope a few surprise guests will be present. It would be great to see River Song and Rory in the panel too but the fact there will be a panel at all is great news. This will also be the first year the Doctor Who panel will be held in the massive Hall H. With the Supernatural panel going on right before, you can bet that I will be in line for Hall H bright and early Sunday! The full schedule of BBC events at the con are below!

 

Friday, July 22

5:15-6:15 p.m. BBC America’s Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A – Star Theo James (Underworld 4: New Dawn, Downton Abbey) and creator David Allison (Boy Meets Girl) host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Bedlam Heights, the stylish new apartment building, has sexy tenants and gorgeous decor. But little do the new residents suspect that behind the luxury fittings lay unimaginable horrors. This is a place tainted by abuse, suffering and death – and the ghosts of its dark and violent past are out for revenge. As the direct descendant of those who ran the asylum, Kate (Charlotte Salt, The Tudors) – who both lives and works there – is a prime target. She is surprised by the unexpected arrival of Jed (James) – her adopted cousin. Jed is unique. With a history of mental illness, he’s a troubled man who sees ghosts and visions of the past. Recent messages to ‘Save Kate,’ propel him back into Kate’s life. Can he really ‘Save Kate?’ And from whom, or what, does she need saving? Everybody has a dark side in this new series also starring Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Hugo Speer (Skins) and Will Young (Pop Idol winner, Skins).  Bedlam premieres Saturday, October 8, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturdays. Twitter: @BBCAmerica / #Bedlam.

Saturday, July 23

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Bedlam star Theo James and creator David Allison signing at the BBC America booth.

Sunday, July 24

12:30 – 1:30 pm, BBC America’s Doctor Who – Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse (Being Human creator) and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. They’re bringing with them exclusive new footage from the new episodes airing later this summer on BBC AMERICA.  Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger.

Doctor Who, from award winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, stars BAFTA nominee Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond, along with Arthur Darvill as Rory and Alex Kingston who plays River Song.  Part One of the new season, which premiered in April, delivered record ratings for BBC AMERICA and marked the first time Doctor Who filmed on American soil.   Its finale ended with the unveiling of a massive secret and the words “Let’s Kill Hitler” on screen. Part One of Doctor Who arrives on Blu-ray/DVD on July 19 and Part Two premieres late summer on BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturdays. Twitter: @BBCAmerica / #DoctorWho

THE BBC AMERICA BOOTH (#3629)

Fans of Doctor Who will find an assortment of contemporary and classic licensed merchandise at Comic Con, available at the BBC AMERICA booth, in addition to officially licensed Doctor Who partners’ booths.  The BBC AMERICA booth will also offer fans several product exclusives including: a comic book convention special, the River Song figure, and multiple t-shirt styles.  From t-shirts to action figures, Sonic Screwdrivers to comic books, Doctor Who will have something for fans of any age.

PANEL AND SIGNING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JULY 22

5:15-6:15p.m. BBC AMERICA’s Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A – Star Theo James and creator David Allison host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Room: 7AB

SATURDAY, JULY 23

11:00-11:30a.m. Bedlam star Theo James and creator David Allison signing at the BBC AMERICA booth (#3629).

SUNDAY, JULY 24

12:30-1:30p.m. BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who – Stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A with writer Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis. Hall H

Source: Anglophenia

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Fernando Caire is a cosplayer, an artist, an aspiring Video editor, a prop builder, a writer, and a cinephile, with a PHD in awesome. He loves cinema, both good and bad. You will catch him once a month with a group of like minded masochists who endure 8 hours of the worst movies in cinematic history...for fun. He loves video games (shows off his "team Ps3" shirt) and loves writing about them when he gets the chance (though the only ones he ever received for review have been bad). The San Diego Comic Con is what he considers to be his once a year vacation. You will find him in line for Hall H bright and early and if you are between him and any kind of free swag...God help you.