It has just been announced that Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and new companion Pearl Mackie wlll be attending this year’s New York Comic Con. A debut for them both.
The Who stars will be joined by current and outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat who teased “a new voyage is about to begin” and “this is where the story really starts.”.
Fans will get a sneak peek of what’s ahead on Doctor Who including the upcoming Christmas Special this December and hints on what’s in store for Steven Moffat’s final season as showrunner.
There will also be a panel at New York Comic Con for the brand new Doctor Who spin-off Class. With stars Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah, as well as writer, creator and executive producer Patrick Ness and executive producer Brian Minchin, all attending.
‘Class’ is set at the fictional Coal Hill School, which has long been a fixture in the world of Doctor Who. Coal Hill made its first appearance in the very first episode of the show; Susan, the First Doctor’s granddaughter, was a student at Coal Hill back in 1963. Coal Hill is also the school where Clara taught. Her maths teacher boyfriend Danny Pink, also worked there. The school is also featured in several episodes with Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor. It is students at Coal Hill who spread the word of frozen airplanes in the sky in The Magician’s Apprentice.
Other Who stars, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan are also expected to attend.
New York Comic Con
The New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. This year it runs from the 6th to the 9th October at the Jarvis Centre.
The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favourite creators. It’s screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America.