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11/19/2015 12:12:00 am - Reported by Marcus

The BBC has released a large number of pictures taken at last weekend's Doctor Who Festival, held at the ExCel Centre in London.

15,000 fans attended across the weekend to an extravaganza of cast and crew panels, behind-the-scenes demonstrations, workshops, stunts, explosions, sets, monsters, props and costumes.

Paula Al-Lach, Head of Exhibitions and Events at BBC Worldwide, told Doctor Who News
We were incredibly pleased with how it went, and the feedback from fans has been overwhelmingly positive. We had over 15,000 fans attend across the weekend, and have had an overwhelming response on email of great customer feedback. The fans particularly loved the Cosplay Showcase Competition, which 600 fans took part in over the weekend.

What were the highlights? The creativity and obvious excitement from fans is always the highlight of an event like this. The fans love the Festival – 600 ticket holders took part in the Cosplay Competition and look AMAZING. It‘s always great to see how dedicated the fans are to the show and how they interact with all the content that was at the event. Many shared their love of the Festival through social media and the response has been fantastic. Other highlights include seeing visitors act with a Dalek coached by Nick Briggs and Barnaby Edwards and being directed by Director Douglas Mackinnon in a scene from Listen. Of course the emotional farewell to Jenna Coleman as she bowed out as Clara was sad but a memory that I’ll take away from the weekend.
The Festival now moves to Sydney, where it opens this weekend.