Published on February 16th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley
Karen’s at the Con!
We’ve already had confirmation of the Doctor and Rory appearing at the BBC’s Official Doctor Who Convention next month, and now the news you’ve been waiting for – Karen Gillan will be joining her co-stars Matt Smith and Arthur Darvill at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre on the 24th and 25th March!
She seems suitably chuffed by the news too, remarking:
“I’m really looking forward to the Convention and meeting all of the wonderful Doctor Who fans!”
If you didn’t already know (how did you miss it?) the Convention brings the makers of the Doctor Who together for a full day, in-depth event designed to reveal the inner workings of the series. On the main stage live pyrotechnic demonstrations will thrill attendees, while in detailed prosthetics masterclasses fans will see a monster made flesh in front of their eyes.
Throughout these sessions the secrets of their craft will be revealed by masters of the trade including Danny Hargreaves, Doctor Who’s SFX Supervisor and Neill Gorton co-director of Millennium FX, Europe’s leading supplier of cutting edge prosthetics, animatronics and special make-up FX.
Various other cast members are expected, from the confirmed to the unconfirmed (Sophia Myles).
Karen Gillan joins a full contingent of Doctor Who professionals ready to give fans an unrivalled glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who. Everyone from the Production Designer Michael Pickwoad, responsible for Doctor Who’s eye-popping visuals to Casting Director Andy Pryor revealing what it takes to find a Doctor will be gathering in one place to celebrate the creativity (and elbow grease!) that goes into the series.