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May 17, 2013

  • When I Created Doctor Who… (My weekend at Ottawa Comiccon)
  • So Ottawa ComicCon was a pretty great experience. Not the least of which is that I managed to get a beaten up copy of Mad issue 7 (while it was a comic, not a magazine) and a less beaten up copy of Mad issue 11. And I got a Master and TARDIS (from The Time Monster!) and a Seventh Doctor action figure, so it was a good time for my toy collection.

    There was an awful lot of sitting around and doing nothing… A lot of people came to get signed copies of our books, but a lot of people also just stopped by because a backdrop of the TARDIS was there for cosplayers to be photographed. And then there were sheer moments of mentalness, like when a guy came by and assumed because we were at the Doctor Who Society of Canada booth signing books…we must have created Doctor Who. We kept trying to correct him, but he kept shaking our hands and saying “When you started this in 1963, did you ever imagine you’d be sitting here 50 years later?”

    After he left, I turned to Robert and said “Does he think we’re 80?!?” We laughed for a good 20 minutes…

    Saturday afternoon we did our panel… and it was massive. It had over 300 people in it. Packed to capacity. The room was wide, and so there were several rows watching us on big screen TVs. It was wild…


    And midway through a Dalek army stopped by. The crowd fortunately seemed to be really entertained by us, which was nice.

    Someone video recorded the panel, so you can see Dr. Smith? and I in all our glory. My pwning a Dalek happens around the 28:30 mark…

    Afterward we were mobbed for copies of WITD, people wanted to take photos with us. It was insane. But in a good way. And by Sunday we sold out everything which was great!

    All in all a great weekend. My thanks to Cindy Peters of the Doctor Who Society of Canada for being so good to us. And thanks to everyone who supported us!

    Oh, one other photo to show off. The world is saved thanks to Doctor Who Hefner and the Grumpy Writer…


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