We’re joined by Chris Burgess of Radio Free Skaro to discuss what goes on at Doctor Who, Torchwood and general science fiction conventions and what’s the best way to experience them.
We also discuss your fan fiction and Russell T Davies feedback, and look at the types of fan creativity seen at conventions.
@ 1 minute – Chris introduces himself:
@ 2 minutes 15 seconds – We look at feedback to episode 6, our Fan Fiction discussion.
@ 9 minutes 10 seconds – We enter the feedback loop to discuss follow up comments on Russell T Davies’ attitude towards fandom:
Unreality SF interviews RTD and Benjamin Cook about ‘ming mongs’: http://unreality-sf.net/interviews/thewriterstale.html
Victoria Wood ‘But Doctor, we haven’t got the ming mongs!’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tbe3W6hWyw
@ 30 minutes 10 seconds – We look at the fan creativity on show at conventions:
Costuming / Cosplay:
Tardis Tara (Tara Wheeler)’s high speed video of the cosplayers with the Tardis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae30q8SQzK4
Doctor Who Cosplay Livejournal Community: http://community.livejournal.com/dw_cosplay/
Main Discussion – Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sci-Fi Conventions
@ 44 minutes 40 seconds:
Official site: http://www.gallifreyone.com/
Radio Free Skaro episodes recorded at Gallifrey 20:
Official site: http://www.whoovers.org.uk/whooverville.html
The Whoovers fan group: http://www.whoovers.org.uk/
Staggering Stories cover the event: http://blog.staggeringstories.net/?p=347
The Podcasting Panel: http://www.radiofreeskaro.com/2009/09/09/radio-free-skaro-presents-podcest-the-whooverville-podcast-panel/
Nat’s TwitPics: http://twitpic.com/gr3mg
Official Site: http://www.conventions.org.uk/redemption/
LiveJournal Community: http://community.livejournal.com/redemption_con/
Nat’s con report: http://36.livejournal.com/783749.html http://36.livejournal.com/tag/redemption
The Council of Rivendell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx7ON43yhI0 (Cabaret sketch)
Ruler of the Universe photos:
Other Conventions Mentioned:
Regenerations Swansea: http://www.regenerationsswansea.co.uk/
Who Party Toronto: http://www.whopartytoronto.com/
Hurricane Who: http://www.hurricanewho.com/ http://www.hurricanewho.com/2009/01/bon-voyage-party/
Who at the FAB Cafe: http://fanslikeus.org.uk/fabcafe2.html
Bad Wolf: http://www.tenthplanetevents.co.uk/bad-wolf-2010-36-c.asp
@ 1 hour 34 minutes 30 seconds – Next time we’ll be discussing Doctor Who universe funny fan art and gag comics.
If you have any comments about our discussions this week, or can tell us more about UK weekend conventions, give your feedback in the comments, directed @BridgingTheRift on twitter or emailed to our GoogleMail address.
@ 1 hour 35 minutes 15 seconds – We play out with The Stars are Made of Diamonds, written by Alex from Northern Ireland aka One Man, Two Hearts and performed by Sean from Victoria, Australia aka Mr Saxon. You can hear more from them on MySpace: