Let the Doctor Who Travel Commence!

Sadly, it’s been longer than I intended since my last blog post! I could give all sorts of excuses for that, but it’s my blog, so I can play by whatever rules I want. Winning. πŸ™‚

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Anyway, this month is going to be a little busy on the travel front and it’s all because of Doctor Who! For those of you who may not know it, this month (specifically, the 23rd) marks the 50th anniversary of the start of Doctor Who. As such, there are a lot of events going on. I’m going to three of them – Long Island Who, the Official 50th Celebration, and ChicagoTARDIS. I can’t wait! It all starts this Friday when I head to New York for Long Island Who with my friend Bill. It’s a new convention, but I’m sure it will be lots of fun because, as is always the case with conventions, I’ll get to see some great friends there. I wish we would have more time to get into NYC a bit, but I guess that just gives me an excuse to go back there again in the near future!

Look for more posts to come soon (no no – for real, this time!) as I head to London and Chicago later this month.

Ciao!

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8 thoughts on “Let the Doctor Who Travel Commence!

  1. Okay, so forgive this question, but: What is the draw with Doctor Who? I’ve never seen an episode, so can you give me the 30-second pitch as to why it’s worth celebrating at conventions? (I trust that it is, I just don’t know why…) πŸ™‚ Have fun in NY! (Or are you going to Long Island? You know those two places are very distinct from one another…) πŸ˜‰

    1. Good question! For me, Doctor Who has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, so it’s always been important to me. I didn’t grow up knowing any other fans aside from my brother, so when I started finding other fans, first in a fan club and then at conventions, I was enraptured because it was so cool to me to find other people who loved the show as much as I did. I would say my story repeats itself across many US fans as well. In the UK, Who was a Saturday-evening institution for 26 years, so many people grew up watching and loving it. It’s always had a big fan base, so conventions have always proved to be an awesome way to not only meet other fans, but to also learn more about the show from the actors, writers, creative professionals, etc. involved with it. Ultimately, it’s about celebrating the fun we have watching a show we love. πŸ™‚ If you ever want to watch some to check it out, let me know!

      1. Perhaps we could have an office viewing over lunch one day… πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the history of your interest in the show with me – I bet it’s a lot of fun to be at a place where people all around you are totally into something that you also really enjoy!

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Based in St. Paul, MN and love to blog about travel and horror. Comment, follow, and join me on my journey of travel and horror (though not necessarily in that order).