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…
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
Kansas 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
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
Time 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
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!