The third annual French Comic Con
kicks off today at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, and as reported last month
will feature a number of Doctor Who
related activities, not least being the French debut of opening two episodes of Series Six, The Impossible Astronaut
and Day of the Moon
The two episodes will centre-case the Sunday
proceedings featuring the event's Guest of Honour, Steven Moffat
; from 11:30am there will be a masterclass by Doctor Who
's head writer, followed by episodes themselves from 12:30pm. Afterwards Moffat will feature in a Doctor Who
conference (2:30pm), followed by a signing session from 4:00pm.
Selected episodes of Doctor Who
written by Moffat will also be screened, with Les Anges Pleureurs
) today at 4:00pm, and La Bibliothèque des Ombres
(Silence in the Library
/Forest of the Dead
) tomorrow from 12:30pm.
Saturday is dedicated to Moffat's other successful series, Sherlock
, which has also been translated into French. A conference on the dub takes place from midday with Roland Timsit
(artistic director) and Gilles Morvan
(voice of Sherlock Holmes); this is then followed by a signing session from 1:30pm and then a screening of the first episode, Une Etude en Rose
(A Study in Pink
) at 2:45pm.
The full Comic Con schedule can be found on their website
.Steven Moffat appears courtesy of a partnership with BBC Worldwide, France 4 and France Television Distribution.(with thanks to Aurélie Demonchaux/Beans on Toast)