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Time Eddy II Convention DISCOUNT CODE

Our friends at Time Eddy II want OUR friends to show up for a fantastic weekend of Doctor Who goodness, so they’ve made it easy! Just head over to their website TimeEddy and order your 3 day tickets, then when you get to the cart enter the coupon code VORTEX for a $20 dollar discount! Tickets for the show for all three days are already a LOW price of $69 bucks, but we want to see you so bad, we got them to knock off even more! 3 DAYS of Doctor Who, All for just $49! But hurry, this deal is only valid through Sept. 1st!

TopCon is less than a month away!

If you live or going to be in the Topeka area, you won’t want to miss TopCon: Topeka’s Original Comic & Game Convention, September 18, 19 & 20. Traveling the Vortex will be there again in the convention’s second year, and it promises to be a lot of fun. The con will feature media guests, cosplayers, comic, games and artists from all area’s of fandom. For more about this event, we encourage you to check out the website www.topcon.us or visit the facebook page at facebook.com/TopConExpo

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Convention Season 2015

You’ve heard us mention our upcoming Con-Season quite a bit on the show, and while none of these shows will be as grand as Planet Comicon, we thought we’d let you all in on our upcoming appearances…1432662010181

July

Our friend Moose is putting on Second Britishfest in Omaha, Nebraska / Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 10-12 and Keith and Shaun will be there representing Traveling The Vortex on Saturday & Sunday. Not only can you come see us, but friend of the show Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Moldavar), a full blown 4th Doctor Tardis console, Patrick Troughton look-a-like and 2nd Doctor impersonator Bill Breuer, The Timey Wimey Puppet Show, a whole heap of Daleks, and of course, all things British.  More details available at his website: www.britishfest.com

August

kccc_sticker-page-001.jpgKansas City Comic Con is August 7-9 at Bartle Hall and features the 6th Doctor, Colin Baker among other distinguished guests. Mel and Shaun are for sure are going down on Sunday, but there is no official Vortex presence at this con this year. So if you see us, give a shout! http://www.kansascity-comiccon.com

Also in Kansas City on Aug 21-23 is Crypticon, featuring our [cough] favorite Master Eric Roberts [cough] from Doctor Who: The Movie. Again, no official presence here since this is primarily a horror con, but Mel and Shaun are going up (for Lance Heinrickson!) http://www.crypticonkansascity.com

 

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Our home grown convention Top Con is here in Topeka, Kansas on September 18-20, and Traveling The Vortex will be present and fully staffed all three days! http://www.topcon.us

October

Time_Eddy_with_stars_3_1Time Eddy is shaping up to be the biggest Doctor Who con in the midwest. It lands in Wichita October 2-4 for it’s first year with a killer line up of guests including actors Colin Baker (6th Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Ellis George (Courtney), Peter Purves (Steven), Deborah Watling (Victoria), Daphne Ashbrook (Grace), and not one but two script editors, Victor Pemberton and Andrew Cartmel. In addition toPatrick Troughton look-a-like and 2nd Doctor impersonator Bill Breuer, we’ll be there all three days as guests and panelists. http://www.kansasdoctorwho.com

 

Other

Again in Topeka, we are still negotiating our appearance at the Slash And Bash Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival September 25 & 26, Wizard World Tulsa is in Oklahoma October 23-25, and there’s an outside chance Mel and Shaun will sneak down for a day in an unofficial capacity one of those days, And of course, Chicago Tardis lines up November 27-29, which is once again a goal for the boys, but not set in stone yet. We’ll keep you posted as these cons approach.

Hope to see you at one of these events!

80’s Convention Pictures

As mentioned in Darryl’s feedback in Episode 166 he was lucky enough to have some pictures from some Conventions in the 80’s. He said:

“I just wanted to say that I have been a long time fan of Who, and while in high school I went to Doctor Who conventions in St. Louis during the 80’s. One was Hitchhiking to Gallifrey with Peter Davison, Mark Wing-Davy (Zaphod) and Sandra Dickinson (Trillian) who was still married to Peter at that time. (actually it was around this time that she gave birth to Georia Moffett -Davisons real last name) who went on to be the Doctors Daughter and wife (Tennant)…..so timey-wimey!

I also went to many Tardiscons in the mid 80’s. I had the pleasure of meeting, getting pictures with, and autographs from the likes of Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton (who came at the last minute after Jon Petwee dropped out), Peter Davison, Frasier Hines, Nicolas Courtney, Katy Manning, Terrance Dicks, Nicola Bryant, Mark Strickson, Ian Marter, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding and others. I have tons of pictures and even a bunch of cassete tapes full of panel audios. There were skits put on by the actors, dinners with them, caberets and many other cool events. But I never had to pay for one picture or autograph! When did this happen. It kind of saddens me that it has come to this. Usually the weekend price of admission included all of that. I guess this is the world we live in now. Money, commercialism and greed. (Boy I sound like an old fogey). At least Gallifrey keeps the limit of attendees, to keep it somewhat cozy. Anyway, I had a blast every time.

My two regrets are, one: I have not been to a con since the mid 80’s and two: I had a Five Doctors script in which I had the actors sign. It has at least 15 signatures on it. The one!! time I forgot to bring it to a con was the one in which Terrance Dicks was at!! THE WRITER!! That is a major epic fail. Maybe one day!!”

He was able to scan some of the pictures he took during those times…You can find them below!

Gallifrey One Announces Membership Cap

Gally has always been first and foremost a fan convention.  Having attended last year’s record breaking festival, I knew changes were on the horizon. Just announced for The 24 Hours Of Gallifrey One, next year’s 50th anniversary Convention, they will cap membership and attendees at 3200 people due to simple space restrictions.

If you’re at all interested, get your tickets now.  More details found on their news page.