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Bedford Who Charity Con 5

April 2019

 

"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...

 

Mike Tucker:

 

"A lovely, informal event, with great questions from a really interested and interesting audience."

 

Sophie Aldred:

 

"Truly lovely day. Thanks to all who came and all who worked so hard to create a great atmosphere."

 

Anneke Wills:

"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:

facebook.com/bedfordwhocharitycon

 

Is it going to be any good? Here's some feedback on previous Bedford Who Charity Cons...

 

  • "One of the best [Doctor Who] events I've been to. Warm and relaxed atmosphere, amazing guests and fascinating panels."

 

  • "A 'must attend' event if you live anywhere nearby. Or if you just live anywhere, actually. Just make sure you get there next year for a traditional style convention on a small and intimate scale that allows you the feeling of being up close and personal with the guests. In a good way."

-- thedoctorwhocompanion.com

 

 

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!

 

The videos...

 

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):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqIfr1T-jeA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Time Lord Song (2018)

Soloist: Colin Baker

Backing: The Whobettes (including Sophie Aldred and Elen Thomas)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlyZm2SGSTo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doctor Who Fan Accreditation sketch (2018)

Cast: Sophie Aldred and John Leeson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXZkLEe8u54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sketch: A Weeping Angel in the Psychiatrist's Chair (2018)

Cast: Sophie Aldred and Elen Thomas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4yHW4g8ovQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sketch: The Master in the Psychiatrist's Chair (2017)

Cast:

The Master: Geoffrey Beevers

The Psychiatrist: Maureen O'Brien

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU7cEDjPR2k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Companions Reunion Party sketch (2017)

Cast:

Vicki: Maureen O'Brien

Steven: Peter Purves

Sarah-Louise: Sarah-Louise Madison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7RLW9pwRH8&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

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: £4515

 

An Evening with Mat Irvine, 2016: £115

 

Bedford Who Charity Con 3, 2017: £2700

 

Bedford Who Charity Con 4, 2018: £2278

 

TOTAL: £13,675

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:

 

  • Big Finish
  • Underground Toys
  • The Monster Factory
  • Silva Screen Records
  • Character Options
  • Reeltime Pictures
  • Eaglemoss

Below: Pics from the first three Bedford Who Charity Cons