Whovians rejoice! The BBC has just announced in a press release that Doctor Who will be presenting a panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
The exact time and date of the Doctor Who panel has yet to be determined, but the press release states the following:
BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who will continue bringing the Whovians to Comic-Con International: San Diego this year, with a panel introducing the 13th Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch). Marking a new era for the legendary Time Lord, Whittaker will be joined on the panel by two of her Doctor Who co-stars, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, who play Ryan and Yasmin, as well as award-winning series showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch) and executive producer Matt Strevens (An Adventure In Space And Time). The panel will be moderated by host extraordinaire and legendary Doctor Who fan, comedian Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead, Talking with Chris Hardwick). With this year’s highly-anticipated season packed full of action, adventure, humor and emotion, the panel will be the cast’s first-ever panel appearance ahead of Doctor Who premiering this fall on BBC AMERICA.
In 2011, BBCA’s Doctor Who was part of the first-ever slate of TV shows to gather with fans in Hall H, when Comic-Con presented a TV line-up in the iconic venue.
We here at the Geekiary can’t be more excited for this. When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the thirteenth Doctor we were over the moon. We’ve been pulling for a woman to take on the part for a long time (and we’re also still pulling for more women in the writer’s room as well). Doctor Who has also been part of our San Diego Comic-Con coverage going all the way back to the 50th Anniversary Panel in 2013. That panel was by far one of the most memorable panels of our long SDCC experience.
While the details are still vague, I would put strong money on it being in Hall H. The show was one of the first to be in the traditionally movie-focused room and it definitely won’t struggle to bring in thousands of fans. I’m less certain of the day. It’s usually on Sunday paired with Supernatural, but back in 2015 it made a surprise move to Thursday. It’s too early for me to be rooting for either day so we’ll just have to see how things fall.
Considering tackling Hall H to see the panel? Check out our tips: Hall H Tips & FAQ
Author: Angel Wilson
Angel is the admin of The Geekiary and a geek culture commentator. She earned a BA in Film & Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz. She’s contributed to various podcasts and webcasts including An Englishman in San Diego, Free to Be Radio, and Genre TV for All. She’s written for Friends of Comic Con and is a 2019 Hugo Award winner for contributing fanfic on AO3. She identifies as queer.
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