Gallifrey 2013's Schedule of Events as of February 9, 2013 is now online. As always, all appearances with guests are subject to change due to professional commitments. Click on the boxes below to open an individual day's schedule (will open in this windows) or the wide box for the entire weekend schedule (will open in a new window). Scroll down below for the full list of programs, including participants, dates and times.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The following is a partial list of programs happening at Gallifrey 2013 broken down by day of appearance. It does not list interviews or most daytime events in the main hall which are self-explanatory. The grids are always the most correct item on the website so please refer to them.
Gallifrey 101: Is this your first Gallifrey One convention (or one of your first)? Would you like to get the most out of it? Have any questions you're dying to know the answers to? Anything you'd like to see going forward? Staff will be on hand for the first hour of the weekend to give you insight into our event this year, and help you navigate the wonderful world that is Gallifrey One.
Panelist Primer: Are you new to moderating or participating as a speaker on our convention panels? Then this is for you. If you're on one of this year's panels, please join us for some quick tips about how to present to the audience.
Radio Free Skaro and the Ambassadors of Death: Gallifrey 2013's main programming begins with a live recording of the popular (and our official) Doctor Who podcast that moves our convention celebration into high gear. RFS begins the festivities with interviews with Sylvester McCoy, Philip Hinchcliffe, Neve McIntosh, Richard Hope, Dan Starkey and Stephen Thorne.
Television and the Fan Community: Some showrunners and actors are now reading fan boards & fanfic sites to gauge reaction to what they're doing on their shows. Others avoid sites in order to keep "untainted". Writers and producers talk about the effect the fan community has on how a show develops. Do they ever have to deal with actors and their responses to the fans? What happens when you're torn between two disparate but equally vocal groups of fans?
Big Finish Talkback: Your annual chance to give feedback to executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery and producer Nicholas Briggs about the Doctor Who audio series at Big Finish. Always a lively panel, so bring it on!
Partners in Crime: It's a Pond farewell... Amy and Rory have gone away for good. Some people are miserable seeing them go; others feel that it's about time. We'd like to say goodbye to the girl and boy who waited, with a discussion about what the characters of Amy Pond and Rory Williams brought to Doctor Who, what actors Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill brought to their roles, and where we feel the show needs to go with its next companion.
The Who Crack Video Track III: A third year of the best of Doctor Who crack: videos, interview clips, commercials, etc.
The Myth Makers: Big Finish Productions has filled the gaps between the stories, between the seasons, even between the Doctors themselves with original adventures starring Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann for over a decade, with classic companions and new favorites, including the stalwart Edwardian adventuress Charley Pollard, inquisitive Dr. Evelyn Smythe and street-smart Lucie Miller, among many others, alongside him. We take a look back at the best of the Big Finish audio adventures and explore its impact on Doctor Who canon.
Mission to the Unknown: A "cosplay 101" primer for fans interested in learning the tricks of the trade in getting your Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures costumes and general science fiction costuming started. Fabrics, materials, patterns, off-the-rack and thrift hunting; it's all covered here.
The Mind of Evil Trivia Bowl: A genuine honest-to-goodness trivia standoff brought to you by the same people who did those wonderful trivia games in the lobby last year before programming started. Test your Doctor Who trivia knowledge!
Design and Illustration - The Art of Drawing, Inking and Lettering: Understanding the fine art of illustrating and design, inking and lettering comics, and creating beautiful works of art through drawing, painting and even electronic media.
The Happiness Patrol: We all have our guilty pleasures... Doctor Who has always had its share of controversy, and sometimes you simply love what everyone else hates, or vice versa. So, it's time for the gloves to come off. Our panel will moderate a free-for-all discussion about the things you just need to get off your chest: a favorite story nobody else seems to like, a favorite companion we believe is the best ever, a favorite Doctor we challenge anyone to beat. Here's your chance to bare your soul.
The Time of Angels: It's not easy to recreate the Doctor Who companions or the Torchwood cast... not only are there some with very specific costume apparel requirements, but even when some of them dress in normal street clothes, it's all about going that extra step and making the character instantly identifiable. What are some of the traits and specifics needed in recreating your favorite cast members and companions from these shows?
Cassini Solstice Mission: Kim Steadman from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the current state of affairs with the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn.
The Reign of Terror: Lambert, Wiles, Lloyd, Bryant, Sherwin, Letts, Hinchcliffe, Williams, Nathan-Turner, Davies, Moffat: they are the showrunners, the men and women who have steered the ship of state that is Doctor Who for fifty years and counting. (One's even here this weekend!) We're going to take a look at their contributions to Doctor Who, the trials and tribulations they faced - changing leads, changing formats, changing times - and how they dealt with each of them in succession and turned it into a legacy that will hopefully last for generations to come.
Flesh & Stone: A demo on the wonder of Wonderflex, a non-toxic thermoplastic shaped with heat used in the creation of costume apparel and accoutrements.
Behind the Camera - The Secrets of Directing and Producing Doctor Who: Whether it's television or on audio, it's important to get all the details right... our guests who have spent time behind the camera or the microphone gather to discuss their experiences in direction and production.
Star Trek: Between the Cracks - 2013 Edition: Rifle through 40+ years of Star Trek's "attic trunk": visit the Paramount stages and catch some of the oddballs-and-ends, all from the photo and art collection of author and editor Larry Nemecek: the humor, the what-ifs, the bizarre. . . and even a little metaphysics. And oh yeah. . . some all-new blooper stills, to boot. Come ready with the loving yet witty cat-calls
The War Games: You may not know it, but there have been three different Doctor Who role playing games released over the years. We'll take a look at their unique systems, how they work, and how one can experience the fun in being inside their own actual Doctor Who adventure! (There will also be some demo games to play with the new Doctor Who RPG in the dealers room!)
The Face of Evil: A demo focusing on facial appliances used to enhance your cosplay creations.
Telos Publishing 2013: David Howe and Sam Stone preview some of the book releases coming this year from Telos Publishing.
June Hudson Costumers Reception: Like we did a few years ago with Louise Page, we invite everyone interested in costuming to come join June Hudson and her associate Piers Britton to discuss her work in technical detail... prepare to ask lots of questions and talk shop!
The Space Pirates: Back in 2005, we weren't certain if we'd ever see the new series of Doctor Who; while it's not legal or justifiable, we all know people who were downloading them back then, and we probably saw a few ourselves. But times have changed: BBC America shows Doctor Who the same day it's transmitted, and iTunes and Amazon.com have them online and available for streaming immediately thereafter. So where do people stand today with all of the widely-available Doctor Who video products completely within reach? How do we consume our Doctor Who in 2013?
A Dose of Doctoring: Eric Hoffman presents a video retrospective about the days of Sylvester McCoy on Doctor Who.
Opening Ceremonies: The official kick off the annual Gallifrey One festivities... all of our guests and attendees in one place. Join us as we officially welcome all of our guests on premises. See what we've got in store for you this weekend, including previews of all the fun and frolic (and some surprises!) Everyone attends Opening Ceremonies (well, almost everyone), so don't miss it!
Charlie Ross in Geek Like Me: Charlie Ross returns reflecting on what it's like to be an out and proud geek, and discovers that there is more to being a geek than meets the eye, as well as that there are many out there who are geeks, they just don't know it yet! This is the premier of this show which Charlie is bringing to the Edinburgh International Fringe festival in 2013, but especially for a Gallifrey One, a version that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!
The Five Doctors?: Let's face it... although he claims he takes only the best and brightest, there's a case to be made that the Doctor prefers his companions to be a bit thick. Dr. Liz Shaw, Dr. Harry Sullivan, Dr. Grace Holloway: all short lived, all criminally underused. When Martha Jones becomes a doctor, our hero spends most of his time telling her off and disapproving. And Dr. River Song will only visit and not commit to traveling with him. So, we put it to you: does the Doctor hate qualified people, or can the writers simply not write for academic characters, preferring screamers and ciphers? We will take a critical look at the nature of Doctor Who companions, what works best in the context of the show, and ponder why it is that the 'best and brightest' run away quickly.
Carnival of Monsters: Gallifrey 2013's Friday night gala... we're pulling out all the stops once again for a magical evening! Stop by for far-future games of chance, special competitions and events. Come in your fancy duds and enjoy the cosmic atmosphere. Remember that we'll have a cash bar just outside the door. We'll be raffling off great prizes at the end of the evening, so be sure to play hard. (No actual cash needed for the gambling. We start you off with some chips and the rest is up to you!)
Doctor Who Live: The cast of Doctor Who Live, from ioLive LA's Best Improv Comedy night, will take a suggestion from the audience and use it as inspiration to create a fully improvised episode of Doctor Who -- never before seen on TV or stage and never to be seen again!
Love & Monsters: Doctor Who fans love a party, in person or online... but when has it gone too far? We have online communities galore, but why do people continue to discuss shows they admittedly don't care for anymore? Why do they keep watching even if they haven't enjoyed it for years, and how long should they stick with it? Is it unfair to heavily criticize a property while the other viewers are still enjoying it -- or is it, as others claim, a necessary part of the fan process? We'll take up the debate about when fandom goes too far, and when it's stopped being fun.
Gallifrey One's Karaoke Cafe - Night One: One of the most popular evening events from the past few years makes another comeback for TWO nights this year, as we welcome our attendees to some karaoke and fun; we'll have a bartender and cash bar on hand, as always, right outside.
Mysterious Theatre 337 - The After Hours Special Edition, "Daleks Invasion Earth 2150AD": Once again, the live stage show returns! Done in the style of the infamous "Mystery Science Theatre 3000," these Doctor Who fans skewer the life out of your favorite (or least favorite) stories with tongue firmly in cheek, but always with the deep love of a Doctor Who fan. This year doing another "After Hours" edition skewering the Peter Cushing Dalek film. Please note: this is a fully scripted performance; audience participation is not appropriate. With Steve Hill, Scott Alan Woodard, Arnold T Blumberg and Rob Warnock. Be afraid. . . be very afraid!
Gallifrey 2013's Blood Drive: Millions of people a year need blood! Blood supplies usually drop low during the holliday season. This year they reached critical levels - especially O negative - the universal doner. Come and join us on Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and give the gift of life. Afterwards, enjoy some tasty comestibles from across the pond like tea, crumpets and scones (sorry, the fish finger and custard didn't make it past Homeland Security)! We will even have a raffle for a membership to next year's Gallifrey One so you can do it all over again!
Enlightenment: 2013 will finally see the completion of Doctor Who on DVD, as far as it can currently go. With stories reconstructed via animation, restored through technical wizardry such as VidFIRE and even brought to viewers in color for the first time since its debut, it's been a great run. Our panel will discuss the technical achievements of the people who brought us those DVDs, talk about some of the best value-added content like the original documentaries and special clips, and give us some insight into how that amazing colorization work on the Pertwee era was done.
Director's Commentary - "The Power of Three": Director Douglas MacKinnon is joined by Arnold T Blumberg in a live commentary of the Series 7 episode.
Reinventing the Future - SF Literature Today and Beyond: What is the future of science fiction literature, when so much prose is moving onto your Kindle and half of the SF section at your local bookstore seems to be tie-in books for Star Wars and Star Trek? What are the new ways to get science fiction out of the masses, and make another generation fall in love with it?
The Making of the Star Trek The Next Generation Bridge Set: Huston Huddleston tells us all about the construction of the set piece on display in our TARDIS console room.
The Pandorica Opens: The "wilderness years," between the classic and new Doctor Who series, there were few options for fans to get their fix. For fans of the Doctor in print, though, it was a virtual gold rush: the acclaimed Virgin Publishing New & Missing Adventures, later superseded by the BBC Eighth and Past Doctor Adventures, gave us years of stories "too broad and too deep" for the small screen, full of breathtaking new companions and villains that to their fans were just as real as the ones we saw on television. Our panelists will delve into the world of the Virgin & BBC Books eras, debate the merits of Benny, Chris, Roz, Fitz, Anji, Sam and the villainous Sabbath, and discuss where it impacted the world of Doctor Who forever.
School Reunion: More of a "cosplay 210" lesson, this one is for more seasoned costumers, to share stories and swap secrets about how to perfect that costume for the Masquerade.
June Hudson - A Life in Costume Design: Charlie Ross and Piers Britton discuss June Hudson's life and work in costume design with June, including a visual display of some of her illustrative work and her amazing Doctor Who costumes you saw on the screen.
Editing and Publishing Doctor Who Nonfiction: We gather several people who have professional experience in bringing Doctor Who nonfiction to print, and discuss some of their books.
Inspector Spacetime: Travis Richey presents a panel discussion and video excerpts from his web series taking the character from NBC's Community and going one step further.
The Trial of a Time Lord: They've gone to eleven, and we couldn't be happier. Even though they've all technically been the same character, each actor to portray the Doctor has brought a different style, with nuances and quirks all his own. There's no better example in all of television of a character that's been invented and reinvented over time, and this is our chance to discuss him: the character of the Doctor, the actors who played him, and how he's evolved both on the whole as well as individually over the course of each actor's tenure.
Mary Tamm and Caroline John - A Tribute: Host Eric Hoffman presents a video retrospective of the two women we honor this year at our convention and the characters they played, Romana and Liz Shaw.
Big Finish 2013 Preview: The folks at Big Finish Productions present a behind-the-scenes look at their current work and give us some insight into what's coming up in 2013.
Tooth and Claw: You're a fan video editor, a podcaster, a blogger, a fanzine-ist. You're a knitter, you're jeweler, you're a cosplayer. You're a writer, an actor. But most importantly, you're a fan, and you have your own mark to make on Doctor Who fandom. But where do you get started? We're putting together a collection of Doctor Who fan experts to give you as broad a view of how to move beyond watching your favorite show as possible.
The Mutants: A spotlight panel on the art of using wigs and makeup to help change your image and create beautiful, fantastic and outlandish characters.
48 Frames Per Second - New Technology in Film: With Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" we're in a new era of filmmaking, as frame rates have doubled. But is it all for good or evil? What does this do to moviemaking in general? We'll have a discussion about the newest technologies in film.
Superheroes as Mainstream Part of Pop Culture: The entire concept of superheroes has become a mainstream part of global pop culture, and the niche market of comics has infiltrated the mainstream. But is this a good thing? Why are comics themselves are not benefitting from it... after all, it's been shown that movie tickets don't sell comics. Our panel will discuss all of this.
Invasion of the Dinosaurs: From the covers of major magazines like TV Guide to news media coverage to 'event television', the Doctor is everywhere these days. Now that the show's back on the air, there's been an entire new generation of Doctor Who fans brought into the fold. For those of you who have joined fandom with the new show: what has attracted you and made it your favorite? And for those of you from ages past: how do you cope with the sudden influx of fans who just can't get enough? This panel will explore the cross-generational divide, and come to consensus about how possible (and realistic) it is to be a fan of the entire 50 year saga.
Time Crash: Eleven Doctors, not counting any of the ancillary ones... which one do you choose, and why? What are the necessary steps for creating such classic attire? What makes a successful Doctor Who costume? Our cosplayers will discuss the steps to take to recreate the different incarnations of the iconic role in costume form.
Arne Starr's "Inside the Sci Fi Universe": Arne Starr brings back his famous science fiction trailer show to Gallifrey One.
Evolution of the Daleks: From the first season, fifty years ago, to the most recent: how has the Doctor's archetypal foe changed throughout the years? Do they still possess the power to terrify children like they once did, and send them behind the sofa? Or have they become nothing but a stereotype? We'll take a look at the long history of the Daleks, from their rather humble beginnings, how they changed the program forever, to their most recent appearances, mad with power and evolving into something completely different... and spend some time talking about Dalek stories we would love to see some day.
Masquerade Pre-Meeting: This is a MANDATORY meeting for ALL convention members planning on being contestants/presenters in this year's Masquerade. Entry forms are to be turned in during this meeting. (If you are not able to attend, please see Masquerade director Jennifer Kelley in the Cosplay Hall or around the convention before this event.)
Dick Mills and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop: Doctor Who's "special sound" designer for over two decades joins us to talk about his experiences in the early days of the Radiophonic Workshop and his life on the Doctor Who program, in an interview with Gary Russell.
IDW Comics: The folks behind the Doctor Who comics of today discuss their plans for 2013 and their recent publications.
Husbands: Jane Espenson and Brad Bell discuss the making of their popular web series, hosted by Ashley Eckstein.
Silence in the Library: Many fans cherish the way they used to be able to enjoy their favorite classic Doctor Who serials, in the days before videotape and reruns: the Target novelizations. With a collection of nearly every Doctor Who classic story out there, we'll take a look at the best (and worst) of the bunch, the ways the Target books were released (both here and abroad), the differences between them and the televised adventures, and the reasons why a few of them didn't ever make the cut.
New Worlds, New Adventures: Charlie Ross interviews our panel of guest actors about their experiences working on Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures
Writing SF for Television & Film: Script writing is whole different medium from writing novels and short stories. How is it different from writing prose? And what's it like working in television and the movies?
The Dawn Mission: Bridget Landry from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the science mission to the asteroid Vesta and, soon, the dwarf planet Ceres.
The Twin Dilemma: In an age in which every fan out there has a vast network of media to choose from, we will discuss opinions about how to keep podcasting and other fan media relevant, specifically when technology is changing away from "subscribe, sync and download" to more esoteric ways of grabbing your favorite material. And, of course, we'll take a look at the increasing diversity of Doctor Who fandom, which has gotten away from standard media consumption and the "devoted brethren" that have dominated podcasting the past half decade.
The Rebel Flesh: A hands-on workshop spotlighting foam construction used in prostheses and lavish costume creations.
The Do's and Don'ts of Writing Doctor Who: Writers who have worked on both media and print versions of Doctor Who discuss what to do and not to do with these wonderful characters.
The Search for Extrasolar Planets: Scott Edgington of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory joins us to discuss the latest news in the hunt for new Earths and hot Jupiters.
A Good Man Goes to War: It was a hard task, and everyone knew writer/producer Steven Moffat would rise to the occasion, filling the capable shoes of Russell T Davies as Doctor Who's show runner. But there's just as much criticism these days as ever, and you cannot please everyone all the time. So why is Moffat the brunt of much of it? And where are the fans just completely *wrong* about it, too? Our panel will review two and a half years of Doctor Who under the reigns of the writer who brought us Blink and The Empty Child, and examine the successes, and not-so-successes, of the Matt Smith era.
The Infinite Quest: An advanced tailoring techniques workshop (more a sort of "cosplay 315" lesson) about how to take your creations that final step toward masterpiece.
The Age of Steel: What to do if you need a trusty Sonic Screwdriver, Cyber Gun, Question Mark Umbrella or Nitro-9 to go with your costume. Approching the world of Dr. Who prop replicas from the found objects to custom items.
Mars Science Laboratory: JPL's Sarah Milkovich updates us on the latest developments with NASA's current Mars Rover.
Apocalypse Writing: What is the secret behind the enduring popularity of end-of-the-world fiction, from zombies to disasters galore? What is it about the end of everything that fascinates us so much?
The Masque of Mandragora 2013: Gallifrey One's annual showpiece... our costume contest extravaganza. Come one and all to the grand Masquerade, where our esteemed panel of judges will make their selections and awards will be given after a grand presentation of the best Doctor Who costumes in the world! While judging is taking place backstage, we have two special treats for you: Tony Lee hosts a special edition of "Just a Minute," and Charlie Ross brings together some of our guests for a musical treat. Signups for entrants in the Masquerade are located at the Masquerade Desk next to the Cosplay Hall all day Friday and Saturday morning; contestants should attend the Saturday 2pm meeting and then gather in the convention's Masquerade Green Room starting at or around 7m (Masq green room is located in the Cosplay room). Please note that lines will form before the start of the show, and don't forget the cash bar outside the room!
Power of the Daleks Remastered: A late-night showing of the new semi-professional film remake of the classic Doctor Who story.
Gallifrey One's Karaoke Cafe - Night Two: A second full night of karaoke. We'll have a bartender and cash bar on hand, as always, right outside.
The Idiot's Lantern - A Doctor Who Themed Hour of Sketch Comedy: The Honorary Doctors (The same comedy group that previously brought you Masque entries like "Androids: Three Generations of Cybermen", "The Companion Game" and "The Brigadier: The Unsung Hero") are back to perform an entire program of Whoniverse inspired skits bent around the TV dial and beyond in a special midnight show. Just in time for the 50th anniversary - expect more Doctors, more monsters, and more laughs.
Guest Brunch Banquet: Attendees with tickets to our brunch should meet at 8:45am outside Program C. This event is SOLD OUT.
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: Fifty years, and here we are: still going strong, back and more popular than ever. But it wasn't always like that; it all nearly came apart after the third season, then possibly after the sixth, then it all went off the tracks after the twenty-second, ended for good after the twenty-sixth, and so forth. The little show that could, keeps going. We'll be using this panel to discuss why. What has kept Doctor Who strong after fifty years? Why do people still tune in? What is, to borrow a phrase, the secret to its success?
Power of the Daleks: A morning re-showing of the new film.
Director's Commentary - "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship": Director Saul Metzstein is joined by Scott Handcock for a live commentary about this season's episode.
The Play's The Thing: Besides Doctor Who roles, several of our actors this weekend have something else in common - they've all done Shakespeare on the stage and screen. We gather them together to talk about some of their favorite experiences reciting the words of the immortal Bard.
The Next Doctor: We all know it's coming... some day, whether next year or a few down the road, Matt Smith is going to leave the show. So, who would be the best actor to take his place? Should it be another youngster, or is an older actor worth looking at? What sorts of companions would be a bonus for these actors? And, let's just face the question: should it, in fact, be a woman? What does the future of Doctor Who really hold?
The Good Companions: Host Eric Hoffman presents a video retrospective of the companions of Doctor Who.
The Bob May Memorial Charity Auction, Benefitting Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: Gallifrey One's annual charity benefit auction, now perpetually named in honor our late friend Bob May, who spent many years at our convention helping auction items for charity (and making it enjoyable for all!) This year's auction is in support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Over the years, Gallifrey One has raised nearly $100,000 for a variety of charities, and we hope this will be our best ever. Donations are gladly accepted and can be delivered throughout Friday and Saturday to the Gallifrey One Office. Usually our auctions go multiple hours -- some of them have gone as long as five hours -- so please don't forget to stop by and bid on some terrific and rare items, including biddables from our dealers, guests, fans and attendees. We've asked some of our guests to stop by, so hopefully you'll catch them at the times they're around to help with the auctioneering. For further info, stop by the Member Services desk.
The Games (of Thrones) People Play: One writer, one actor, and one very interested moderator delve into some of the secrets behind George R.R. Martin's epic adventure for print and HBO.
The Sound of Drums: What part does music play in our enjoyment of a Doctor Who serial? Would "City of Death" feel the same if it didn't have that beautiful Paris theme? Would the emotional impact of the Doctor's treatment of Martha in "Human Nature" feel lessened without that melodious music behind it? And let's face it, without the classic Doctor Who strings at the start of an episode, would it feel like Doctor Who? Our panelists, who for the past two years have given us terrific analysis of specific bits of Doctor Who music in classic and new series installments, return to discuss the impact it's had on the narrative, on our enjoyment, and on the series' long legacy.
Fear Her: A healthy growth in gender swapping in cosplay has led to women dressed as male characters, vice versa and even the more creative 'feminizing' of the costume of tradiontinal Male characters - especially the Doctor himself. We'll look at discussing this trend as well as offering ideas/tips to those looking for help in how to translate a character across the gender lines.
Adventures in Voiceover Acting: Acting for audio only takes a great deal of skill, especially getting your emotions and meaning across. A talented group of actors well versed in this art join us to discuss this topic.
The Shakespeare Code: From Queen Victoria to Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens to Charlie Chaplin, the Doctor's many trips back in time, in both classic and new series, have been a mainstay of the show since its very first year. But historical adventures are always controversial; some like them to be steps back into history with the Doctor and friends as observers, and some like him to get in on the action. We'll have a rousing discussion about the Doctor's many sojourns to Earth's past, explore some of the changes he's made to the timelines (for better or worse) and figure out the most important figures from history he has yet to meet on screen.
Mysterious Titan: Trina Ray from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the latest updates from NASA's science teams about the mysterious moon of Saturn.
Fandom After the Show: It was Fandom that kept Star Trek and Doctor Who alive for years after their cancellation and was the tool that eventually brought them back. How and why does that enthusiasm keep going when there's no show to keep you going? Which recently cancelled show has the kind of Fandom that will keep the show alive even though it's not on the air? Which will be the next Trek? Buffy? Xena? Firefly? Or ???.
The Edge of Destruction: We call it disaster today... but back during the 1970s, there were realistic and justifiable decisions made to get rid of tons of old film and videotape that nobody thought would be useful decades down the line. We've learned our lesson since then, but we're still 106 episodes short of a full Doctor Who history. Our panel will discuss the methods being used to track down missing episodes, discuss some of the more bizarre stories about episode recovery, and determine just how in the world we can find missing episodes in someone's attic or at their garage sale.
Gridlock: A hands-on workshop about the fine art of embroidery in costuming, including how to make those terrific patterns for your Time Lord apparel.
The Sontaran Experiment: One hour, with one brief: to create the perfect Doctor Who story with nothing but the assembled audience and a moderator. The sky's the limit: any Doctor, any companion(s), any villains, any heroes, even Gallifrey itself isn't out of bounds. The results will be put together in a paragraph to be presented during Closing Ceremonies at this year's convention. Get your thinking caps on!
The Celestial Toymaker: With fifty years of Doctor Who merchandise out there, some of our experts will take us on a tour of the highs and lows of Who products (and yes, we're sure the Underoos are going to come up sooner or later). We'll take a look at personal favorites and votes for the worst ever from both the panelists and the audience, and answer the time old question many of us have pondered: can you really ever have *too* much sparkly tat, old buttons and mile-long scarves?
The Ultimate Foe: It takes a lot of effort to come up with a successful Doctor Who monster in costume form... and we're not just talking a mask and a modified voice synthesizer, either. It's part costuming, part prop-making, part make-up and part dedication to making something truly unique, from Daleks and Cybermen to sinister green bug-eyed monsters.
Revisiting the Legacy: We celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who in a roundtable with the actors who join us from the classic series: Sylvester McCoy, Mark Strickson, Peter Purves, Deborah Watling, Frazer Hines, Daphne Ashbrook and Michael Jayston, hosted by Richard Dinnick.
The Greatest Quiz Show of the Galaxy: Think you know your Doctor Who from your Alpha Centuri to your Zarbi? Join teams from The Oodcast and The Doctor Who Podcast who are foolish enough to put their Dr Who credentials in the public spotlight in the second nerd smackdown of the weekend.
Red White and Who: Several of the editors of this forthcoming publication about Doctor Who Fandom in the USA join us to discuss their progress and plans for the book, and how you can get involved.
The Year in Review: Our annual conclusion to your weekend... Gallifrey One presents an hour-long look at the year 2012 in Doctor Who TV history, bringing both American viewers a taste from the perspective of our fellow fans in Britain, with clips, trailers and press coverage, interviews with the stars and TV appearances galore. . . as well as some American treats, too! And of course, a quick look at things to come. . .
Closing Ceremonies: The tears, the sighs, the heartfelt goodbyes... the committee and staff of The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One bid you farewell, and request the honor of your presence at next year's convention. Here's your chance to say goodbye, join our last-minute salute to this year's wonderful guests, and toast another successful year!
Volunteers Party: A special treat for our volunteers who have been credited with the required points, along with our staff and committee -- a gathering for a job well done with many of our guests who are still with us this evening.