My Dad and I plan to be at the next "Gallifrey" convention in Los Angeles, and I am excited for lots of reasons!
I am especially looking forward to meeting the people from one of my favorite eras of Doctor Who: the Fifth Doctor! Peter Davidson is promised to be there (for real this time!) as are Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse, and Janet Fielding. It’s basically the entire crew of the famous “crowded TARDIS” together in one place!
I am also looking forward to buying more Daleks - five inch RC ones if I can find them. I am also hoping to be wearing a fez. Yes, my Dad's getting us both fezzes. And why? Because fezzes are cool.
For my costume, I plan to go as Adric -- only with a fez. My dad's costume will be less interesting; he’s just going to add the fez to whatever he’s wearing at the time. We're hoping to buy genuine fezzes made of wool and not one of those cheap five-dollar fezzes that you get at a craft store. But we’ll see.
But why the fezzes, anyway? Obviously, in honor of the Doctor’s fez in The Pandorica Opens. But an even better reason is because my dad and I enjoyed the episode of The Two Minute Time Lord podcast in which Chip jokingly ranted about people going to the convention wearing fezzes. He predicted that Gallifrey 22 would be one gigantic sea of fezzes. So naturally we want to try to let him know we are fans of his show by deliberately wearing the dreaded fez. And we hope hundreds of other fans will do the same!
I wonder what his response will be…