Yeah, today I was just hanging out with Matt Smith, Billie Piper, and Karen Gillan. No big deal. It was just me and them and several thousand other rabid Who fans. Even though I’ve watched many of these panels online, it still made me mist up just a little when these Who actors took the stage at my local con. Matt and Karen are My Doctor and Companion, the first ones this face saw, and while Capaldi and Coleman has maybe taken tops for my affections, there will always be a special place in my heart for these two. All three actors were lovely and it was a real joy to be in a room with so many other fans and their amazing energy and enthusiasm.
Another great thing about Doctor Who is that it is something I share with my family. None of them are as big a fan as I am, but my teenage daughter is close. Here is a picture of us in front of the TARDIS at the con. We are in my Eleventh Doctor 7b cosplay and my new Twelfth Cosplay. I haven’t taken the time to get good pictures of these costumes, but we had a fun time wearing them today.
A few other random observations about the con. In the first two days of the con I have only seen one other Twelfth Doctor cosplayer. There are Eleventh Doctor cosplayers everywhere. While, I admit, it may be somewhat related to the fact that Matt Smith was at our con, I was still surprised. I also expected to see a lot of Missy’s but I only saw one, and that one wasn’t outstanding. (I’m seriously thinking Missy as my next cosplay. That would be very sewing intensive.) On the flip-side, we counted 38 TARDIS dresses. We even saw one or two we liked.