Jodie Whittaker is heading to LA for her biggest and best convention appearance yet. Yes! It’s the Thirteenth Doctor at Gallifrey One!
When the team behind the world’s biggest Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One, teased earlier this week that had a major announcement to make, fandom’s curiosity was piqued. And now they’ve confirmed what many suspected – Jodie Whittaker is heading to Gally in 2023!
Yes, the Thirteenth Doctor herself will be at the 33rd Gallifrey One Convention. It’s due to take place at Los Angeles’ Marriott Airport hotel on the 17th-19th of February next year. She joins a range of already announced guests including her Power of the Doctor co-stars Sophie Aldred (Ace) and Janet Fielding (Tegan), as well as fellow Doctor Colin Baker. Other confirmed guests include Wendy Padbury (Zoe), and Frazer Hines (Jamie). Guests from behind the Doctor Who scenes include television writers Paul Cornell (Father’s Day, Human Nature) and Matthew Jacobs (the TV Movie), and costume designer Ray Holman (Series 5, 9, and 11-13). Meanwhile from the world of audio, comics and novels come Big Finish Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery, Big Finish writers Lisa McMullin, Jon Dorney, Lizbeth Myles, comics writer Jody Houser, and many more.
Gallifrey One: The One, the Only, and the Best…
As Doctor Who’s biggest dedicated convention, Gallifrey One is famous the world over for the quality of its events and its community atmosphere. It’s even a regular tradition for attendees arriving on the Thursday before to take part in the ‘pre-convention’ festivities. These include the likes of its karaoke night and In-N-Out fast food run. As well as all the interviews, signing sessions, and photo opportunities you’d expect from a convention, there’s always a packed schedule of fan panels on every Doctor Who topic you can imagine. There are also additional evening receptions with the guests available as an add on. While the intimate Kaffeeklatsches focusing on behind the scenes guests and casual discussion of their work provides more of Gally’s unique flavour.
While fan-centred events like The Idiot’s Lantern live comedy show and the Saturday night disco are beloved Gally traditions. The Gally cosplay scene is also one of the best in the world, with meet-ups happening throughout the weekend as well as its famous Masquerade. Blogtor Who has a suspicion we can expect a tidal wave of rainbows this year…
Limited tickets are still available for Gallifrey One 33⅓: Long Live the Revolution! though they typically sell out months in advance, so get moving and book your tickets, rooms, and flights, if you want to see Jodie Whittaker at her first dedicated Doctor Who convention.
You can full details, including the complete guest list (so far) and details of how to get tickets and sign up for events at the official Gallifrey One website.