Bedford Who Charity Con 5
"THE BEST ONE DAY EVENT I'VE EVER DONE"
- Colin Baker on Bedford Who Charity Con 4
As you can see, you can get your photo taken with the guests. No fee, just a donation to Bedford Foodbank of whatever you think's appropriate.
And, in case you need them, here are some more comments about Bedford Who Charity Cons...
"A lovely, informal event, with great questions from a really interested and interesting audience."
"Truly lovely day. Thanks to all who came and all who worked so hard to create a great atmosphere."
"A delightful day in Bedford. It restored my faith in family Doctor Who gatherings. Thank you to all who came along for making it such a fun day. Love, Anneke."
And here's what the audience thought:
"This was by far the best convention we have been to. It is my hope to return next year."
"Was a fabulous con! Relaxed and fun! Hope you raised lots of money and can do another one."
"Another amazing day. Thank you! And see you at the next one!"
"Always a brilliant day! Lovely family friendly atmosphere!"
"A great day. My first involving getting autographs and talking to the guests rather than staring at them from afar and pointing and giggling! Well organised show!"
"Really fun performances and the guests all seemed really happy to be there."
"Had a truly wonderful day today at the Convention. From start to finish it was flawless... Everyone was so friendly and accommodating and the guests were engaging and entertaining. A truly unique convention and one not to be missed in the future!"
"Great day... again!"
"This event just gets better every year, mainly because you don't allow yourself to lose sight of what has made it work so beautifully from year one. You could so easily make it bigger, noisier and more commercial... the beauty of the event is that it feels like a gathering of friends..."
"The very best fan convention. Fun, friendly... all about raising money not making money. The guests took time to talk and know the fans. Amazing costumes and great talks."
"Thanks again to everyone involved for organising, appearing at, working on, and/or contributing to such an excellent convention. I had a great day."
"We had a fantastic time as always!"
"It was our first convention.
We all had a great day."
"It was brilliant!"
"Excellent. Very friendly!"
"Nice relaxed atmosphere."
"A very successful day; thank you for organising it!"
"I enjoyed everything, especially meeting Nicola, Sophie, Anneke and the others..."
"What really struck me was how informal the whole thing was, and how down to earth the guests were. Lovely people, a great day..."
"Brilliant event. Really, really enjoyed it."
"Does it get any better? Really well done and thank you so much to Simon and the organisers who put in so much hard work to pull it together... my daughter and I had a fantastic day out"
"Brilliant day again"
"A lovely day as always" - Mike Tucker
Bedford Who Charity Con 5 is an independent Doctor Who convention run by and for fans of Doctor Who; it is not endorsed by the BBC. Doctor Who is copyright to the BBC and characters and aliens are copyright to their respective writers. Please be aware that guests can occasionally be called away for filming et al.
Left: Pics from Bedford Who Charity Con 4, including the Colin Baker and the Dalek Invasion of Earth sketch. Lots more on our Gallery page!
Bedford Who Charity Con 5...
Fun, welcoming, friendly, relaxed, informal...
A small scale Doctor Who convention where you get to meet and chat to the guests...
Bedford Who Charity Con 5 is coming in April 2019!
Keep an eye on updates here and on our Facebook page:
Is it going to be any good? Here's some feedback on previous Bedford Who Charity Cons...
Once we have paid our costs, everything we make will be donated to Bedford Foodbank. Every month, they provide emergency food for around 600 children and adults in crisis in the local area.
So what sort of convention is it?
A number of conventions these days are primarily commercial affairs; they're designed for people to buy merchandise from stallholders, and to buy autographs and photos. Nothing wrong with that, but Bedford Who Charity Cons are rather different; they're in a more traditional style of convention. There's a mixture of on stage interviews, some performances (including sketches!) by the actors, signing sessions, the opportunity to meet the guests, get their autographs, and have your photo taken with them.
The emphasis is on giving you a fun, relaxed and enjoyable day... and to raise a lot of money for charity!
Not too easy on this site to post videos, so please copy the links and watch them on YouTube...
Colin and the Dalek sketch (2018):
The Time Lord Song (2018)
Soloist: Colin Baker
Backing: The Whobettes (including Sophie Aldred and Elen Thomas)
The Doctor Who Fan Accreditation sketch (2018)
Cast: Sophie Aldred and John Leeson
Sketch: A Weeping Angel in the Psychiatrist's Chair (2018)
Cast: Sophie Aldred and Elen Thomas
Sketch: The Master in the Psychiatrist's Chair (2017)
The Master: Geoffrey Beevers
The Psychiatrist: Maureen O'Brien
The Companions Reunion Party sketch (2017)
Vicki: Maureen O'Brien
Steven: Peter Purves
Sarah-Louise: Sarah-Louise Madison
The Tobias Vaughn Philanthropic Foundation
The Foundation runs Doctor Who events in Bedford for the delectation of Doctor Who
fans,and to raise money for Bedford Foodbank.
Inspired by the spirit of Tobias Vaughn, the Foundation is dedicated to the advancement
Here's what we have raised in the past:
Bedford Who Charity Con 1, 2015: £1195
An Evening with Mike Tucker, 2015: £280
Bedford Who Charity Con 2, 2016: £2592
The Great Bedford Foodbank Sponsored Dalek Push, 2016
Patrons: Sophie Aldred and Katy Manning: £4515
An Evening with Mat Irvine, 2016: £115
Bedford Who Charity Con 3, 2017: £2700
Bedford Who Charity Con 4, 2018: £2278
Thank you for your staggering generosity!
And sincere thanks to those local businesses who have supported the Foundation's events. Please do support them with your custom! They are:
Elstow Ceramic Tiles
The Colour Shop (printers), Castle Road
The Swan Hotel
H C B Park Woodfine Solicitors
Sharman Law Solicitors
Rice Thai Restaurant, St Cuthbert's Street
Golding's Ironmongers, High Street
William Rutter Motors
The Jaffa Orchard, Castle Road
The Picture Gallery, High Street
All Ears, High Street
Limes, Lime Street
The Eagle Bookshop, Castle Road
Price Wallace Letting Agents
We're also grateful to those companies who have donated Doctor Who merchandise for us to auction at Bedford Who Charity Cons. Please do support them, too, with your custom! They are:
Below: Pics from the first three Bedford Who Charity Cons