Bedford Who Charity Con 4
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
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 4 is coming on Saturday 7th April 2018!
More details as soon as we get them, but for now, please put the date in your diary!
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 more than 500 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 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!
When are tickets going to be on sale?
Not quite yet... We'll let you know as soon as they're available. If you'd like to reserve some, please contact organiser Simon Danes on firstname.lastname@example.org
To get the flavour of the day, have a look at two sketches performed by the cast of Doctor Who at Bedford Who Charity Con 3:
The Master in the Psychiatrist's Chair
The Master: Geoffrey Beevers
The Psychiatrist: Maureen O'Brien
The Companions' Reunion Party Sketch
Steven Taylor: Peter Purves
Vicki: Maureen O'Brien
Sarah-Louise: Sarah-Louise Madison
And they're also available on our Facebook page:
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:
"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!"
"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!"
"Great day... again!"
"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..."
"I had a great time there, I'm soooo up for Con 4!"
Bedford Who Charity Con 3 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.
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 of mankind.
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:
An Evening with Mat Irvine, 2016: £115
Bedford Who Charity Con 3, 2017: £2700
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:
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: