Guests of Honour


DAN STARKEY

Dan has worked extensively in theatre, TV, and audio, but is best known to Doctor Who fans as Strax and has played the majority of the Sontaran race on screen and on audio for Big Finish Productions. In 2014 he was rewarded for nearly seven years of work in a rubber mask by being allowed to play Ian the surly elf with his actual face in the episode “Last Christmas”, opposite Nick Frost’s Santa Claus. 

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CATRIN STEWART

From theatre to television to film and radio, CATRIN STEWART has done it all. Catrin is best known in the Doctor Who universe for her role as Jenny Flint, member of the Paternoster Gang and wife to Madame Vastra.

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Featured Guests


STEVEN WARREN HILL

Steve is the primary author (leading the team of six) of "Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America" (from ATB Publishing). He is also the co-owner and director of Gallifrey Base, the largest and most popular Doctor Who forum on the Internet; the assistant programming director for the annual Chicago TARDIS convention; and the creator and director of Mysterious Theatre 337.

CHRISTOPHER JONES

Christopher Jones is a professional illustrator and comic book artist. His works include projects for DC, Marvel, Image, and more. He recently was the artist on the Third Doctor comics for Titan Comics and is currently working on a mini-series featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

JENNIFER ADAMS KELLEY

Jennifer is a co-author for "Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America" (from ATB Publishing) and has essays in "Chicks Dig Time Lords," "Companion Piece," "Outside In," "Outside In 2," "Outside In Boldly Goes," and "Outside In Makes It So." Jennifer also serves as Programming Director of Chicago TARDIS.

JOHN LAVALIE

John is the co-founder of BroaDWcast.org, the comprehensive online guide to the foreign airdates and worldwide transmissions of Doctor Who, and curator of the resurrected Doctor Who Cuttings Archive website, as well as a co-founder of epguides.com. He is also one of the co-authors of "Red White and Who" and is the Backstage Manager at Chicago TARDIS.

KATY REX

Katy Rex is the writer behind the creator-owned Jade Street Protection Services and is known for her work editing 2017 Eisner nominee Kim & Kim from Black Mask Studios. She is currently writing Charmed: The Manga, Sweet Valley High, Doctor Who, and the 2000AD all-female summer special event. She loves her dog, butt jokes, and dinosaurs.

KRISTI CURRY ROGERS

Kristi Curry Rogers is a paleontologist who studies the evolutionary history and paleobiology of the long-necked sauropods dinosaurs. Her research also includes the analysis of the microscopic details of bones, which holds important clues about growth rates and life history in dinosaurs.

RAY ROGERS

Ray Rogers is a geologist and paleontologist who studies ancient records that preserve abundant vertebrate fossils, most notably dinosaurs. He focuses on the reconstruction of past environments, and he is particularly interested in conditions that lead to exceptional fossil preservation.

NICHOLAS "ZEPO" SEIDLER

Nicholas is the lead organizer of the Earthbound TimeLords, the academic Doctor Who fan club. He contributed to the books "Howe's Transcendental Toybox," "Outside In 2," and "Red White and Who," among others. He serves as the house manager at the Chicago TARDIS Doctor Who convention and also helps oversee the convention's game lounge.

SLYTHERPUFF

SlytherPuff is a local comedy Wizard Rock Duo who perform original and cover songs about their favorite fandoms, including Harry Potter, Marvel, Mad Max, and more! Maren brings the Slyther, and Morgan brings the Puff!

TC TREK TRIVIA

More than just another pub trivia, fans are encouraged to come in costume, and throughout the years they've expanded to host free screening events (most recently of Star Trek Discovery at the Parkway Theater) and coordinate outings. They are also a contributing partner to the annual Star Trek Bar Crawl.

VICTORIAN LADY DOCTORS COSTUMING GROUP

The Victorian Lady Doctors Costuming Group are a group of persons who like to sew Doctor Who themed costumes and cosplays, local to the Twin Cities. You can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VictorianLadyDoctors/.

ROBERT WARNOCK

Robert is the audio manager for the annual Chicago TARDIS convention. Since 2008 he has co-written a majority of the music heard at the convention and arranged numerous versions of the Doctor Who theme. He has also written the scores for two small independent films, "unknown" and "Thriller Theater!". He is also a co-author of "Red White and Who."

WHOVIAN RUNNING CLUB

Whovian Running Club is a charitable program administered by Random Tuesday, Inc. – a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that inspires communities of fans to be more physically active while raising funds for incredible charities. Inspired by the Doctor, they embody the ethos “Laugh Hard, Run Fast, Be Kind.”

YOGAQUEST

YogaQuest has been creatively engaging with the geek community in inclusive, body positive ways since 2011 by providing a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction storytelling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and certified yoga instructor as the class embarks on an epic, and often ridiculous, journey.