Jenna Coleman. John Barrowman and Karen Gillan
Jenna Coleman. John Barrowman and Karen Gillan

The British are coming! The British are coming! Yes, Doctor Who fans, several cast members are headed to Boston, home of the original British Invasion.

Boston Comic Con, which runs from 12-14 August, will host such incredible Doctor Who alums and fan favourites Karen Gillan, Jenna Coleman, and John Barrowman.

Gillan played companion Amy Pond alongside the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. Coleman was Clara Oswald from series 8 with the Eleventh Doctor until she left the show in series nine, with Peter Capaldi playing the Twelfth Doctor. The first time Amy Pond and Clara Oswald meet in “Asylum of the Daleks”, Clara is actually a Dalek but doesn’t know it; perhaps Clara can finally make a decent soufflé in Boston. Barrowman plays Captain Jack Harkness in both Doctor Who and its brilliant spinoff, Torchwood. He currently stars in CW’s hit series, Arrow.

About Boston Comic Con

The Boston Comic Con is an independently run con, rare in the convention world, and started as a one-day event in 2007. It has become popular very quickly and now it’s a three-day con featuring comic book artists, media stars, an art auction, a costume contest, and plenty of cosplay. Attendees can also meet some of their favourite artists and buy their work at the annual Drink ‘N Draw.

In an interesting twist, fans can also sign up for a special Star Trek night at the famous Fenway Park, one of the most beautiful ballparks in America, featuring “The Green Monster,” which sounds like a Doctor Who nemesis, but is actually just a wall so high that it’s difficult to get a home run.

The convention will be held from 12-14 August at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information on guests, photo ops and tickets, see the cons dedicated website.


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