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6/04/2015 10:51:00 am - Reported by Chuck Foster

BBC Worldwide have announced a new event taking place at the Excel Centre in London over the weekend 13th-15th November 2015:
The Doctor Who Festival (13-15 Nov 2015) (Credit: BBC Worldwide)

The official Doctor Who Festival offers fans of all ages an exclusive glimpse into the production processes behind your favourite programme, including talks and theatre shows with the current cast and crew.

Bringing together a wealth of talent from Peter Capaldi’s time in the TARDIS, the event promises guests a unique insight into the television industry, and the creative skills required to bring an episode of Doctor Who to you- with exclusive access to the people who make it happen, giving you the chance to get inside the adventure.
Events and features during each day include:
  • Meet the Cast: Your chance to attend a panel-led session which will get you closer than ever before to cast members from the era of the Twelfth Doctor.
  • Meet the Writers: Hear from the experts who create the storylines of your favourite programme, led by Steven Moffat.
  • Drama School: Have you ever wanted to know the techniques and secrets that actors learn for the filming of Doctor Who? Then this is for you!
  • Latest Film Set Photos: Your chance to have a photo on the real series 9 film set.
  • Costumes and Props: The Doctor Who Festival will be home to a selection of costumes and props from the latest series, all for you to enjoy!
  • Production Village: Your chance to explore a day in the life of the production team and crew.
  • The Fan Challenge: Test your Doctor Who knowledge in the Festival’s specially-themed fan challenges – choose from a traditional team-based competition for adults or an active multiple-choice challenge for younger visitors. Answer incorrectly and you will be eliminated!
  • Official Merchandise: A shopping village consisting of only official Doctor Who products including brand new ranges, plus BBC Shop.
  • Cosplay Showcase: Cosplayers can showcase their handmade Doctor Who themed outfits during the course of the Festival. Start designing your outfit!
  • Photo Opportunities: Is a photo of you and the Doctor missing from your collection? This is your opportunity to purchase an individual photograph of you with the current cast members.
As with the 2013 Doctor Who Celebration, there will be alternative times for certain events, for example "Cybermen" have a theatre session at 10:00am and "Daleks" at 11:15am. In addition, the "Cybermen" sessions will include British Signed Language for those that might require it.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, 5th June 2015, from 10:00am. Also as with the Celebration there will be a special TARDIS version with additional facilities, including preferential seating, access to the TARDIS lounge, an official t-shirt and souvenir programme.

Full details and ticket purchases can be made via the Doctor Who Festival website.