Offical Event Reporters – Lewis Mainwaring & Ben Gummery
The critically acclaimed Doctor Who convention ‘Regenerations‘ made it’s triumphant return this weekend after a three year hiatus !!!!
This years event took place at The Village Hotel in Swansea over the weekend of the 24/25th September 2016.
Regenerations is a non-profit Doctor Who convention run by Doctor Who fan Cary Woodward. It has been taking place since 2004 with the aim “to be fun for the attendees and the guests”.
Stars such as;
- Peter Davison – 5th Doctor
- Colin Baker – 6th Doctor
- Michael Jayston – The Valeyard
- Louise Jameson – Leela – Check out our interview with Louise here!
- Terry Molloy – Davros – Check out our interview with Terry here!
- Geoffrey Beevers – The Master – Check out our interview with Geoffrey here!
- Jemma Redgrave – Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
- Tom Spilsbury – Editor of DWM
Plus many many more exciting guests!
During the course of the weekend there were numerous Q&A panels. We attended several over the weekend.
- ‘Troughton Companions’ with Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Deborah Watling (Victoria) and Wendy Padbury (Zoe).
- ‘The Valeyard’ with Michael Jayston.
- ‘…Of The Daleks’ with Terry Molloy (Davros), Colin Spaull (Lilt) and Peter Miles (Nyder).
- ‘Being Kate Lethbridge-Stewart’ with Jemma Redgrave.
- ‘The Doctor’ with Peter Davison.
- ‘Monsters’ and ‘Monk’ with Sarah Louise Madison (Monster), Matthew Doman (Monster), Jon Davey (Monster), Jamie Hill (Monster) and Sean Knopp (Paul the Monk).
- ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ with Editor Tom Spilsbury and Deputy Editor Peter Ware.
The panels we attended were conducted by Ryan Hendrick and David Bickerstaff who both did an amazing job.
There was a wide range of stalls selling all types of Doctor Who merchandise, artwork, comics, costumes etc in the Doctor Who dealers room !!!!
Throughout the weekend there was also a life-size K-9 and ‘Doris’ the Dalek roaming around the event – adding an extra whovian feel to the event (provided by www.dalekdoris.co.uk)
This event is designed to have a smaller amount of attendees (200 in fact) to make it more intimate and enjoyable with plenty of guests from Doctor Who to entertain and thrill.
Unlike many other conventions; ticket prices for this event included one free autograph from each guest (excluding sponsored guests – Geoffrey Beevers and Catherine Schell).
Also there was a photo studio where you could have your photograph with your favourite guests.
Both of these queuing systems (autographs & photo shoots) were run effectively and kept orderly by the organisers who easily stood out in their Doctor Who Regenerations T-Shirts.
All attendees are given a registration pack on arrival that includes a welcome letter, schedules, an autograph checklist and some fun Doctor-Who related photos.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Regenerations and can’t wait to cover this event again!!!!
Thank you again to organiser Cary Woodward for a fantastic event see you next you 🙂
Check out clips from Regenerations on this weeks Gallifrey Stands Podcast.
For more information head over to the Regenerations website.