Post by cheerypeabrain on Feb 13, 2020 17:03:16 GMT
Can't remember where my last Doctor Who Day at our local 'Space Centre' here in Leicester. My BiL works there and he got me complimentary tickets for the latest 'Science of the Timelords' Day WOO HOO! It's a charity event. Unlike the big events elsewhere this only really attracts locals, a few of the 'lesser known' Doctor Who characters show up and sell their autographs and photos...9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 have never shown up because they make shedlods at big events in America and maybe London....the 'stars' charge £20 - £30 for an autograph. Colin Baker is a sweetie...he'd show upto the opening of an envelope. I got a £10 autograph from him years ago. Last year there were 4 Doctors there. Colin Baker, Paul McGann (who doesn't really count imo), Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davidson. According to my BiL they take money home in carrier bags! Last year the queues were huge.This year not so much...We did get in early before the crowds tho.
I went with my sister Nicola. Nicola is in her fifties but she has a 'thing'. Nicola is very shy...always has been and she has this teddy bear, called Truffles that she takes everywhere with her. She asks people to hold the bear whilst she takes a pic...it's odd...but the family sort of accept it. I have threatened her with physical violence if she comes within 10 feet of me with said bear. I'm telling you about the bear because the flipping thing is some of the photos that I took at the space centre.
Most people are happy to hold the bear....Prince Charles wouldn't when she met him the other week at Highgrove. Good on him. She had her photo taken with him but he asked her to leave the bear out of the photo
I go for the Cosplayers more than anything....we went to a couple of talks given by the groups
Post by cheerypeabrain on Feb 13, 2020 17:14:31 GMT
Another short talk (in the same room) was given by the Dalek cosplayers. We sat in the room then 8 daleks rolled in all shouting..the talk here was given by 2 Doctor Cosplayers...it was very odd because they stayed in character.
Post by cheerypeabrain on Feb 14, 2020 9:40:30 GMT
The first talk was mostly about cybermen, and they basically showed slides and explained how the costumes were made...it was really interesting. The dalek one was a Q&A and hilarious...certain words would trigger frantic dalek shouting (they all had the microphone that changes the cosplayer's voice). Hearing 6 daleks singing 'Happy Birthday' was very funny.
Maybe Charles just didn't want to engage in something eccentric, or maybe he thought, "Hmm. I am after all one of the major symbols of the ruling class and teddy there might just hold an explosive device."
Post by cheerypeabrain on Mar 9, 2020 14:13:18 GMT
Good point Bixa!
I went into town on Friday and took my camera. There is a 'light exhibition' on in the city centre every evening. I wouldn't venture into town on my own after dark and the miserable bastards menfolk in my family don't want to accompany me (even when enticed by the possibility of beer) SO....I visited a couple of the exhibits just to see what I was missing.
Here is a brief video from youtube of the event
I only took a few photos, the effect is lost in daylight really...