The Wales Millennium Centre will resemble a giant Tardis next spring as it becomes the venue for the first Doctor Who convention since the series came to Cardiff in 2005.
BBC Worldwide is running the convention, with Cardiff Convention Bureau as a partner to ensure hotels are available.
Billed as the ‘Ultimate Doctor Who Fan Event’, there are just 1500 tickets available for each day of the two-day convention on 24th and 25th March.
The programme is the same on each day to give attendees the most in depth experience possible. Fans who manage to snap these up will gain unrivalled access to 11th Doctor star Matt Smith, series lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and many more key members from the award-winning cast, crew and production team.
Matt Smith said: “It’s brilliant that the first official convention is being held in Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who. I’m really looking forward to seeing the fans there, and remember – bow ties are cool!”
Steven Moffat said: “A whole weekend dedicated to all things Doctor Who, brilliant! We’re going to be celebrating the whole team behind the show, people who bring to life the Doctor's craziest adventures and letting fans into some of our trade secrets. If you want to get under the skin of Doctor Who this is an unmissable event!”
The Millennium Centre itself has starred in several episodes – it was the setting for a hospital in New Earth in Series 2 run by the cat-like Sisters of Plentitude, in Tom McRae’s episode The Girl Who Waited in Series 6 the building featured as a principle location on Apalapucia – the kindness facility where people were quarantined.
Tickets are £99 and will be on general sale on November 14th from 9am from: www.dwconvention.com