Guardian Anniversary Party, OASIS 2019, and sundry bits…

Here’s an eclectic collection of photos and captions, mostly leftovers tied to articles in this month’s issue of the Gallifrey Guardian.

A late group shot from GoG’s 33rd birthday party (an earlier one is in the GG):

A few from OASIS 30:

The front of this steampunk costume can be seen in the newsletter (and yes, that fan beside him is snapping a pic of our Delegate from Alpha Centauri).

An expanded version of the Club table photo, showing our CyberDarts game (we set up Bowling for Daleks later).

This fantastic piece was created by It’s All Geek 2 Me. Check out their facebook page and click on “Our setup at Time Lord Fest” for LOTS of great Doctor Who-themed art. One piece can be composed of hundreds of pieces of paper. Their business card has a sketch of K-9 on it!


The Iron Throne set up for photo ops in the vendor room at OASIS 30, and shown in the July Gallifrey Guardian, was created by artist Paul Vincenti.

Robert Alsopp, Doctor Who designer/costumer, will be at DragonCon.

Hey, readers of the Gallifrey Guardian, can you match these photos to their news articles?

Sean Pertwee (photo credit: BBC)

Julia Foster and Nida Manzoor (by Goff Photos, article from

BBC’s Dr Who series 12 is seen being filmed at Gloucester Cathedral. It was the return of the Judoon’s who last appeared in 2007 when David Tennant was the Doctor. In the baking heat and covered by umbrellas, the Judoon really showed they could be defeated as one of the actors fainted (Not Pictured). Jodie Whittaker was seen on set filming inside the Cathedral, she took a moment out of her day to take pictures with roughly one hundred fans who were seen waiting outside. After spending sometime with the fans, Jodie could be seen in hysterics laughing as she walked back into the Cathedral.






Post-party visual quiz

Finally recovered/caught up from the anniversary party and back to posting.

Here’s a brain-teaser for you, based on some of the party set-up accessories. In the two views given below of the garment rack in the TARDIS, find an article of clothing that might have been worn by each of these characters:  Polly, Victoria, Jo Grant, a member of the Council of Time Lords, The Fifth Doctor, The Sixth Doctor, A Dalek, The Ninth Doctor, The Eleventh Doctor.


Final Party Update?

Party tomorrow, noon to midnight! Check our website or Facebook page for details.

We will have our usual crafts and puzzles available, plus the massive word search and crossword puzzle created by Editor Bob for the April issue of the Gallifrey Guardian.

Finally, a blast from the past, a photo of the party venue circa 2005. Taken from the 9th Doctor’s statement “It’s Volcano Day,” the theme was Dancing at Krakatoa.


Party Prep and Puzzles

Spent a chunk of the morning dusting the TARDIS console (wouldn’t the First Doctor be happy?) and the Daleks (which probably wouldn’t make him happy). It’s amazing how much dust can gather in  6 months–or is it 600 years? Anyway, the TARDIS Console Room is party prepped, with the Daleks, the Delegate from Alpha Centauri, a young Yeti, K-9, and accessories from the Doctor’s closet.

The party photo for today’s post features some of the games that will be at the party: Pictionary, Cyberdarts, Pin the Tail on K-9, Doctor Who Dominoes, and TARDIS Console Beanbag Toss. Our Bowling for Daleks game will be re-configured as the old carny game of knocking over milk bottles.

While not pictured here, we will also have the commercially available Doctor Who version of Yahtzee. If you have a favorite Doctor Who game, bring it along!

Still More Party Details

As you can see from the previous post, numerous photo ops will be available at the party. For a selfie in front of the exterior of the TARDIS, stop by ACME Comics and Collectibles (just 10 minutes away) before joining us. The Guardians’ TARDIS, built by John Reid Adams of Survivor’s Triangle fame, resides in the Danger Room at ACME.

You could even enhance your selfie with the addition of an appropriate costume or prop.

So drop by and satisfy your inner cosplay fashionista!

More Party Details

Here are some of the photo ops available at the party.

You can pose in the TARDIS with Daleks and the Delegate from Alpha Centauri,

or in front of the Exploding TARDIS,

or with the Clara Memorial TARDIS.

Anniversary Party Saturday!

Wow, really late this year posting about the party. I’ll make up for it in the next few days, starting with this post to get your taste buds tingling. Besides viewing, trivia, games, chat, show-n-tell, crafts, puzzles, costumes, and photo ops, our parties feature a wide selection of FOOD! Here are some photos of selections from previous parties:


A meal composed of all the foods tried (and mostly rejected) by the Eleventh Doctor in his first episode, and an eleven-layer dessert, at our “11 Doctors, 11 Hours” party.

A Dominoes cake, for the unveiling of our “Doctor Who Dominoes” trivia game.


The Olympic symbol and torch for our “Doctor Who Olympics”-themed party.


A Giant Spiderweb cookie and Krynoid cupcakes (guess which classic episodes they were made for).


And an oldie but goodie, the classic Doctor Who logo (for an anniversary pre-dating the 2005 release of the new series).

Is it still a Spoiler if it comes from the BBC?

Regarding the episode filmed at the end of May, Chris Chibnall said: No! Sho! Blo! The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now. The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission! The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: one of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series. And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor.

Judoon Captain, The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) – (C) BBC / BBC Studios – Photographer: James Pardon

More Spoilers (don’t say we didn’t warn you)

Here is information about current Doctor Who filming (besides what appeared in the Gallifrey Guardian), and links to LOTS of photos!

Bradley Walsh posed with fans as he took an ice cream break while filming Doctor Who on Barry Island on April 11. There was a casting call for a double for Bradley Walsh for that day, but no word on why a double would be needed for him. Walsh was wearing the same costume as on March 26 and April 5, which makes it likely the crew were still filming Block 3, said to consist of Episodes 3 and 4.

After taking a one-week break from filming, a Doctor Who crew filmed in the New Parlour, Side Hall, and Morning Room of Tredegar House April 29 through May 2. A local spotted the TARDIS prop being brought into Tredegar House for filming on April 29. The next day Jodie Whittaker was seen on the grounds in what was described as “full tuxedo”, although one fan theorized she was dressed as a Victorian doctor. Another fan spotted Jodie and an unknown actress in a blue Victorian dress. There were more sightings of the filming at Tredegar House on April 30. A Victorian fire extinguisher was rented as a prop for this time period. On May 1, Bradley Walsh’s driver, Joey, posted on Instagram from Tredegar House.

Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole where spotted filming Doctor Who at The Little Man Coffee Company on Bridge Street in Cardiff on May 29. Several fans were able to meet the cast. After the main cast left, an actress playing a barista remained and some creature actors playing Judoon appeared on the scene for more filming. The Judoon were seen confronting the barista of the small coffee shop. Though the scene was filmed in Cardiff, it is believed to take place in Gloucester.

PHOTOS AND VIDEO ON THIS PAGE:    Click the arrow to advance on the photo from glostographer to see a Judoon in front of a baby carriage!


Great close-up of a Judoon here:

MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEO HERE:      Click on RMS to go to Twitter for several more photos of the Judoon scene on the bridge.

Professional photographer Gareth Everett’s photos here:

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