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Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Official Doctor Who Convention - Day One

The Official Doctor Who Convention, In The Millennium Centre in Cardiff, Opens it's Doors to thousands of Doctor Who Fans today.
The Convention, Now Sold Out, will give fans the chance to meet the stars of the show and take an exclusive look on how the show is made.

Every Ticket Holder will have the opportunity to go to the following sessions, panels and more:
Meet the Stars – discussion with key cast members from series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who along with show-runner Steven Moffat and cast members Matt Smith, Arthur DarvillKaren Gillan and Caroline Skinner.
• Creators & Directors – Script Editor Gary Russell hosts an in-depth seminar with the current creative team including Producer Marcus Wilson, Script Executive Nick Hurran, Writer Tom MacRae and Millennium FX Director Neill Gorton.
• Doctor Who Uncut – Dalek operator Barnaby Edwards hosts a behind the scenes forum with the people responsible for bringing the show to life including Production Designer Michael Pickwoad, Casting Director Andy Pryor, Director of Photography Stephan Pehrsson and Directors Toby Haynes and Julian Simpson. 

Special Effects Studio – a demonstration of practical effects (including pyrotechnics) lead by Doctor Who SFX Supervisor Danny Hargreaves
• Prosthetics demonstrations lead by Millennium FX, the company responsible for designing and creating many of the monsters and characters that have been featured on-screen since 2005
• Costumes and props displays with wardrobe and props crew on hand to answer questions
• A wide range of Doctor Who merchandise including exclusive and limited edition items 

As the day progresses, you can follow fans tweet,s from the convention, by the hashtag #dwcuk 
We will have regular updates of any News, Pictures and videos that are released from inside the venue. 

EDIT: for those of you who are queuing and those interested this is the OOD Schedule thanks to @Conor_Williams:

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