Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th September saw the Regenerations event held in Swansea – a huge beast of a Doctor Who convention with a myriad of guests including ex-Doctors, companions and crew, not to mention those involved with various spin-off media such as some of the chaps from Big Finish,
Over 200 people turned up to meet Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Madoc (several roles in particular The Brain of Morbius‘ Mehendri Solon) and in a very rare appearance, the great Sir Derek Jacobi (Professor Yana from Utopia)!
45 year old organizer Cary Woodward had planned for this to be his last event – but has already begun planning for another convention in 2010…
“This was supposed to be my last year, but because of demand I’m actually going to organise it for one day next year – September 18.
“This year’s event has gone brilliantly. All the guests turned up, and the hotel has looked after us superbly.”
These events are often places for little snippets of news to get released – and one of those was that the reaction to Big Finish’ Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago reunion The Mahogany Murderers was good enough to have both Trevor Baxter and Christopher Benjamin at the event alongside David Richardson and director Lisa Bowerman for a special panel to discuss the production. Actually, it was more than good enough for a simple convention appearance:
One significant question posed was: “Are there any plans for a return for Jago and Litefoot?” David gave a careful response. “I don’t want to give too much away, because we like to keep any upcoming projects under wraps while they are in development. But there’s a simple answer: yes.”
Superb news – if you haven’t yet heard The Mahogany Murderers, at the very least check out our review.