Guests of Honour


SYLVESTER MCCOY is best known for his role as the 7th Doctor in Doctor Who.

Sylvester regenerated into the Doctor in 1987 with the story “Time and the Rani.” He portrayed the role until the original series ended in 1989, last seen walking into the distance with his companion Ace, played by former CONsole Room Guest of Honour, Sophie Aldred. He returned to the role in the television movie in 1997, passing on the keys to the TARDIS to Paul McGann. Sylvester has reprised the role many times since, including in numerous Big Finish audio plays, the comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and, most recently, in the 2022 special “The Power of the Doctor.”

Outside of Doctor Who, Sylvester has worked extensively in theater, film, and television. Born in Dunoon, Scotland, McCoy first gained recognition as a physical comedian and actor through the Ken Campbell Roadshow, a small, experimental theatre group that performed a range of different plays. Throughout his career, some of his notable roles include one-man stage shows portraying comedians Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton, the Fool opposite Ian McKellen’s Lear in King Lear with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2007, and Radagast in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film trilogy, among many, many others.

We are thrilled to welcome Sylvester McCoy to CONsole Room for the first time in 2024!

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MATT EVERKOUL is the co-host of “The All-New Adventures of the Doctor Who Book Club” podcast, where he, and his co-host Chris Hawton in South London, read and review a different Doctor Who book each month. Matt has been an active member of the Twin Cities Geek community for 25+ years, serving as a board member of MiSFiTS, the Minnesota Society for the Interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy (now Geek Partnership Society), as a previous head of programming for CONvergence, and co-ran OmegaCon for a number of years. In addition to Doctor Who, Matt enjoys Star Trek in all its forms, is a 3D-film enthusiast, and even has a complete set of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels!


CHRIS HAWTON has co-hosted The All-New Adventures Of The Doctor Who Book club podcast with Matt since 2017.

He’s been a fan of the show since discovering it on American Forces Broadcasting while living in the Middle East in the 80s and so was brought up on a diet of Tom Baker and then random selections of Doctors.

Being somewhat partial to the books, his favourite Doctor is quite probably the NA-era 7th Doctor.
This is his first American convention and so he’s very much looking forward to it.

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