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Published on January 28th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

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SFX Weekender Programme

The program for the SFX Weekender 2010 event has been released – and there’s plenty of Doctor Who flavoured interest for anyone attending next weekend, the 5th and 6th of February!

Doctor Who related content is as follows (check the link above for the full programme):

Friday February 5th

Slaughtered Lamb Stage

12.30 – 13.00 Paul Cornell Q&A

Main Void Stage

14.45 – 15.30 Has Doctor Who been good or bad for SF?
Live debate with Toby Whithouse, Paul Cornell, Phil Ford, Toby Hadoke and Stephen Hunt

16.45 – 17.30 James Marsters Q&A
The vampire Spike’s back! Come and hear the Buffy (and Torchwood) star speak

18.45 – 19.15 Comedy from John Cooper
Stand-up comedy from a Doctor Who fan, blogger and self-confessed geek

19.15 – 20.00 Comedy from Toby Hadoke
Stand-up from the man behind the hilarious “Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf”

Saturday February 6th

Main Void Stage

12.00 – 12.45 Being Human
Series creator Toby Whithouse is joined by select members of the cast to discuss the show

13.00 – 13.45 The growing infl uence of comics on films
Panel discussion with comics insiders Dave Gibbons and Paul Cornell plus 2000 AD creators

14.00 – 14.45 Tom Baker
The longest serving Doctor is interviewed live on stage

16.00 – 16.45 Elisabeth Sladen
Come and see the Sarah Jane actress talk on stage

17.00 – 17.45 Gareth David-Lloyd
Ianto from Torchwood talks on stage and takes your questions

18.00 – 19.00 Writing for TV
Panel discussion and tips including scribes from Doctor Who, Primeval and Being Human

Screening Zone

10.00 – 10.15 Reign Of Death
Short noir film starring Noel Clarke

14.30 – 15.15 Dave Gibbons
A live drawing masterclass with the Watchmen artist

15.30 – 16.15 Being Human
An episode followed by a Q&A with Toby Whithouse!

16.30 – 17.45 Doctor Who: Waters Of Mars
Plus a Q&A with the co-writer Phil Ford

Slaughtered Lamb Stage

16.30 – 17.30 Spin-off and tie-in books
Are they underappreciated? Top writers discuss

Finally, a quick wish for everyone going to have a great time. Sadly I am unable to attend and I’m sure I’ll be missing a top weekend!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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