Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gallivanting around

I'll be popping up in various places here and there over the next few months, so let's try and do them all in one big post:

Doctor Who Magazine

The new issue (410) of Doctor Who Magazine is out now, and features a huge, er, feature about Torchwood: Children of Earth, written by none other than friend of the blog, highwayman, and male escort Jason "Beastmaster" Arnopp. All of the Torchwood creative team were interviewed, including me, and so it's liberally peppered with things I've said. Go and read it now, it's lovely - but be warned, it's a little bit spoilery, so you might want to wait until after the show has been on. They've also got an interview with Karen Gillan, the new season 5 companion - whose first DW appearance was in The Fires of Pompeii - and loads more too. It's quite literally the best ever 410th issue of Doctor Who Magazine ever. There'll never be another 410th issue of DWM like it.

Telegraph TV Magazine

I was asked to write an article about the Children of Earth creative process for the Telegraph's Saturday magazine. It'll be in next week's edition, on Saturday 4th July, so keep an eye out for that, before my mum buys up all the copies to give to her friends.

Torchwood Magazine

The new issue of Torchwood Magazine is out now, with articles about Children of Earth - be careful though, because it is fairly spoilery for Episode 1, even more so than the DWM article, so again, you might want to skip those pages until after you've seen it.

Speaking of Torchwood, the BBC site has been updated, with a great new trailer, and some lovely photos. The trailer, for those of you outside the UK, is on YouTube already (I won't link to it, otherwise a BBC Weevil attack squad will go and take it down, but I'm sure you won't have any trouble finding it). The pics are great, especially this one - Eve Myles pulling off a textbook leaping, two-handed gun manoeuvre:

San Diego Comic Con

Yes, I'm very excited to be coming to this year's San Diego Comic-Con, as a "professional guest". That makes me sound like someone who makes a habit of just turning up for free booze or something. So I suppose that's pretty much accurate. But I'll be there, checking out panels, making contacts for possible future work, and getting drunk with various unsavoury individuals. I'm bringing my saucy minx of a wife Jo with me, and we're really looking forward to it.

I don't think I'm doing any panels or anything, but I will be there for the duration. So don't be scared to come and say hello, I'm very easy going and will probably be jetlagged or tipsy anyway.

Time and Again

Later this year, I'll be at the Doctor Who Appreciation Society's one day convention, Time and Again. It's on Saturday 10th October, from 12 noon, in London. Tickets are 39 quid, 35 if you're a DWAS member, 25 if you're under 16, 24 if you're under 16 and a DWAS member. I may have made that sound more complicated than it is. Check out the guests page, which has thankfully got a new photo of me on there, taken by Jo - I was getting fed up of the cheeky-grin-in-the-TARDIS one, it's all over the place.

Why should you be excited? Well, the chance to meet TV's James Moran, is OBVIOUSLY the biggest draw. If that's not enough? How about these: A screening of episode 3 of the newly re-colourised Planet of the Daleks. Dan Hall from 2Entertain. Philip Hinchcliffe - blimey. Christopher Ryan - a Sontaran, Mike "the cool person" from The Young Ones, and Spudgun from Bottom. Trevor Cooper, from Revelation of the Daleks. Colin Spaull, also from Revelation of the Daleks, and Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel. Peter Purves. That would be enough, surely. But that's not all. They've also got Sir Derek. Bloody. Jacobi. I am literally quaking with excitement about meeting the man, he's an absolute legend. Come along, if you dare. I'll be trying desperately not to beg him to recreate this hilarious performance from Frasier for me.

Phew, think that's everything. There may be more as the year goes on, or less depending on work commitments, etc, etc, nothing is a guarantee of anything, you might get hit by a bus tomorrow, your mileage may vary, there is nothing wrong with your television set, do not attempt to adjust the picture, do not operate heavy machinery while reading this blog or having your trousers removed by mechanical monkeysharks, this blog can only help slimming as part of a calorie controlled diet, do not make eye contact with this blog before I've had my morning coffee, and don't EVER do that thing again that your Auntie Mabel caught you doing, she hasn't been the same since and you KNOW she's had a dodgy ticker since the war.


Anonymous said...

I've taken to keeping away from spoilers so DWM will be read post CoE and TitP (Acronym Girl!!!)Will try and remember to buy Telegraph and about DWAS I want to go just for the eps alone!! You make me a poor woman you bad man!!

Cat xx

ElectroxGirl said...

I didn't realise there would be spoilers in DWM so I read it. Wah. At least there weren't any huge ones! So excited now :)
I can't go to any of those places to meet you which makes me sad.

Nicole said...

Can't wait for ComicCon, hopefully I'll get to see you around. And hopefully I'll have something for you to sign.

But have fun out there!

Antonia said...

Just seen the Torchwood Promo ad, says, Monday 6th July, BBC 1 9 pm.

Chuck said...

I like the picture of Gwen. Leather, guns, and Eve go well together.