Fans can head off into the time vortex this Autumn as Manchester’s best loved entertainment complex is set to transform into a Time Lord haven for the Doctor Who Fan Convention, VWORP, on Sunday 9th September.
The event, hosted at The Printworks, will see three former Doctors alongside companions, monsters and crew take part in the fan convention, which is set to attract thousands of Doctor Who devotees.
The fifth Doctor Peter Davison, will be joined by Mancunian Doctor Colin Baker who took on the role between 1984 and 1986 and Paul McGann, the eighth incarnation, who returned again briefly in 2013 for “The Night of The Doctor”.
They will lead a fantastic line-up across three stages with talks, signing sessions and activities throughout the complex, not to mention photo opportunities with Daleks and full size Police Boxes, with visitors encouraged to come along as their favourite character.
The Time Lords will also be joined by some of their companions! Katy Manning, Louise Jameson, Sophie Aldred and the unforgettable voice of K-9, John Leeson will all be in attendance. Not to mention the scariest of Doctor Who monsters including Elen Thomas, the first female monster to perform on Dr Who!
Fans can also expect Daleks, Ice-Warriors and residents of all planets from Gallifrey to the Lost Moon of Poosh. There are more famous faces being due to be announced.
Mark Cookson, event organiser of VWORP said: “We’re really pleased to be able to bring a brand new kind of Who event to Manchester. This has been years in the planning and people are travelling from all over the world to come to the show. The panels, the guests and other little surprises have all been designed to make this a truly out of this world event. We’re bringing the very best of the Whoniverse on and off-screen as a celebration of the series in the run up to the debut of the 13th Doctor in October and we can’t wait to welcome fans of all ages, old and new, to The Printworks”
Fred Booth, centre director of The Printworks, said: “This is our third fan convention announcement this year alongside Harry Potter and Game of Thrones! We are excited to be hosting events in which all the family can take part. It’s going to be an excellent day with some famous faces and tickets will sell out quickly!”