Hours of Operation:

  • Friday, October 21, 2022
    • 11:30am — Registration opens
    • Noon – Vendor Room, Artist & Author Alley, and Auction Room open
    • 12:30pm — Opening ceremonies
    • 1:00pm – Main programming begins. Gaming Room opens
    • 5:00pm — Main programming ends
    • 6:00pm — Vendor Room, Artist & Author Alley, and Auction Room close
    • 7:00pm – Registration closes. Evening events begin: (7:00pm – 9:00pm) Pub Quiz; (9:00pm – midnight) Dance Party
    • Midnight – Gaming Room closes
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    • 8:00am – Morning Yoga with Doc Phineas in the Terrace Garden
    • 9:00am — Registration opens
    • 10:00am — Main programming begins. Vendor Room, Artist & Author Alley, Auction Room, and Gaming Room open
    • 5:00pm — Main programming ends
    • 6:00pm — Registration, Vendor Room, Artist & Author Alley, and Auction Room close. Evening events begin: (6:00pm – 8:00pm) Idiot’s Lantern Sketch Comedy Performance; (8:00pm – 11:00pm) Ice “Scream” Social
    • Midnight – Gaming Room closes
  • Sunday, October 23, 2022
    • 8:00am – Morning Yoga with Doc Phineas in the Terrace Garden
    • 9:00am — Registration opens
    • 10:00am — Main programming begins. Vendor Room, Artist & Author Alley, Auction Room, and Gaming Room open
    • 4:00pm — Registration, Vendor Room, Artist & Author Alley, Auction Room, and Gaming Room close
    • 4:30pm— Main programming ends. Closing ceremonies and attendee talk-back begin
    • 5:00pm— Convention ends

Please note that the above times are subject to change without notice prior to the convention.

Friday, October 21

12:30 -1:00 PM 

Opening Ceremonies, Garden Room 1

1:00-2:00 PM

The Doctor Beyond the TARDIS

Enjoy a discussion lead by Whitney Wegman-Wood from IntelleXual Entertainment and panelists Jonathan Maberry, Andrew Elkins, Jon Davey and Marc Biagi as they talk about former Doctors and roles they have played beyond the TARDIS. Garden Room 1 

Whose Line Is It Anyway? SD Who Con Edition

Enjoy our version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” with moderator Sandro Monetti. Watch the hilarity ensue as he provides scenarios for members of Time Travelers UNLTD. Garden Room 2 

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

1:00-2:30 PM

Gallifreyan Script Workshop

Learn to write Circular Gallifreyan! Instructor Shawna Hafen will walk attendees through the process of learning how to write in the fan-made Time Lord language of Circular Gallifreyan. Balboa Room

2:00-3:00 PM

Cosplay Sourcing – Thrifting to Commissions

Join Andrew Elkins as he talks about cosplay sourcing and his experiences. Garden Room 1 

My Life as a Monster

Join our guest Jon Davey as he gives a presentation on the many roles he has played in the Doctor Who Universe and beyond. Garden Room 2

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

2:00-4:00 PM

Make and Takes

Join SD Who Con staff as they provide materials for a variety of make and takes for all ages. Terrace Room

2:30-3:30 PM

Doctor Who in Miniature

Join robotics master Steve Roberts as he leads a discussion about physical objects that bring joy to fans of the show beyond digital mementos. Balboa Room

3:00-4:00 PM

You’re Dr. WHO?????

An initial inquiry into several aspects of Jo Martin as Dr. Who. This presentation will also include a select look at social media reactions. And it will posit future implications of Jodie Whittaker’s and Jo Martin’s roles on having another female person of color (or not) as future incarnations of Dr. Who. Presenter: Delores Fisher Garden Room 1

Stories from the Big Finish Recording Booth

Enjoy an interview with Jason Haigh-Ellery as David Dawson and Whitney Wegman-Wood from IntelleXual Entertainment talk about some of Jason’s experiences behind the scenes at Big Finish. Garden Room 2

Doctor Who Painting Workshop (Requires Paid Admission)

Enjoy a painting session with Shannon Hoage as she leads participants in creating a Doctor Who-theme painting. Terrace Garden (Outdoor Atrium) 

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

3:30-5:00 PM

Match Game

Match the Stars! Come see our Guests and Doctors match our contestants in a game show parody with a Doctor Who twist. Presented by: Time Travellers UNLTD Balboa Room

4:00-5:00 PM

Dr. Who, Rap, Hip-Hop Culture and Science

From its earliest use of Rap in “The Greatest Show In The Galaxy” to some of the current musical iterations that reference or appear in Dr. Who, Rap music and Hip Hop culture is an increasing essence of 21st Century Whoniverse culture. Presented by: Delores Fisher and Ian Duckett Garden Room 1

Sandro Monetti Interview with Jon Davey

Join Sandro Monetti as he conducts an interview with actor Jon Davey. Hear Jon talk about his acting experience and stories on the sets of Doctor Who. Garden Room 2

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

5:00-11:30 PM

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

7:00-9:00 PM

Pub Quiz (Requires Paid Admission)

Come test your doctor who knowledge at our Friday night pub quiz! We will be serving “pub food” (sandwiches, pizza, and potato skins), Doctor Who trivia and fun. Not into trivia? Come for the food and fun! Cash bar (ID required)             Garden Room 1

9:00-11:30 PM

Doctor Who Dance Party: The Rhythms of Rassilon

Music, dancing, and fun! Cash bar (FREE EVENT) Garden Room 1

Saturday, October 22

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Yoga with Doc Phineas

Enjoy an invigorating Qi Gong Yoga session led by Doc Phineas. The perfect way to start your day at Who Con! All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome! Yoga mats are optional. Terrace Garden Lawn

10:00-11:00 AM

Doc Phineas’ Perspective of Doctor Who (Then and Now)

Enjoy a talk lead by David Dawson and Whitney Wegman-Wood from IntelleXual Entertainment and Doc Phineas as they talk about Doc’s perspective of Doctor Who. Garden Room 1

Sandro Monetti Interview with Christian Basel & Melanie Dean (Tales from the Traveling TARDIS)

Join Sandro Monetti as he interviews Christian and Melanie Dean as they talk about the Tales from the Traveling TARDIS podcast and Doctor Who in general. Garden Room 2

A Walk Through River’s Diary and Timeline

Take a walk through River Song’s Diary and Timeline including the Big Finish stories with Q&A and some fun and games. Balboa Room

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sandro Monetti Interview with Jason Haigh-Ellery (BF) and Jon Davey

Join Sandro Monetti as he interviews Jason Haigh-Ellery (BF) and Jon Davey as they talk about all things Doctor Who. Garden Room 1

Mars Perseverance and Ingenuity: Latest Update on the Exploration of Mars (JPL)

Join Dr. Sarah Milkovich, Kim Steadman and Trina Ray from JPL as they talk about the exploration of Mars over the past year and all the latest exciting findings. Garden Room 2

A Very Long Life: Science and psychology of Doctor Who (SD City College)

Explore the science of 2 hearts and how that would differ from one. Look into the biology of the regenerative properties and multiple lives with one life, and the psychological health of the very old Doctor Who. Presented by Professor Lisa Chaddock, Tammah Watts, Dr. Ronald Coleman, Prof Shane Haggard, Dr. Brodney Fitzgerald, TJ Shevlin and Dr. Lisa Will (SD City College) Balboa Room

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Wine and Paint Session (Event is sold out)

Join instructor Greg Magnuson as he once again leads a painting session. Enjoy some wine while you are it and get to take home a painting! Terrace Garden (Outdoor Atrium)

12:00-2:00 PM

Big Finish Reader’s Theater – The Auntie Matter

Join members of Idiot’s Lantern (Bob Mitsch, Jesse Merlin, Andrew Elkins, Adam Joseph Ferry, Chad Edward Lee Evett, Jordan K Munn, Veronica Swarens and Amanda Daube) as they perform the 4th Doctor adventure The Auntie Matter at our annual Big Finish Reader’s Theater event. Make time in your schedule to see these gifted actors perform! Garden Room 1

2:00-3:00 PM

Goodbye to the 13th Doctor

Join David Dawson and Whitney Wegman-Wood from IntelleXual Entertainment as they talk about the 13th Doctor and Jodie’s run. Garden Room 1

Saying Goodbye to Jodie and Hello to… Who?

In this lively lecture Dr. Roseanne Welch will go over the highlights of Jodie’s era as The Doctor and discuss the acting career of newly announced 14th Doctor, Ncuti Gatwa. Garden Room 2

The Diverse Universe of Doctor Who

The device of Metamorphosis allows the Role of The Doctor to be played by various actors over the years contributing to the series’ longevity. Recently we’ve seen a woman and now a POC, Ncuti Gatwa as The Doctor. We’ll examine the series through the lens of Race and Sex. What does idea diversity mean in a universe peopled with aliens, cyborgs and extra dimensional time travelers? Presented by Delores Fisher and Ian Duckett. Club Room

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

2:00-3:30 PM

Gallifreyan Script Workshop

Learn to write Circular Gallifreyan! Instructor Shawna Hafen will walk attendees through the process of learning how to write in the fan-made Time Lord language of Circular Gallifreyan. Balboa Room

2:30-3:00 PM

Cosplay Contest

Join our annual cosplay contest as guests show off their best outfits for everyone to enjoy! Sign up and assembly in the Pam Area. Contest will be held in the Terrace Garden. Palm Area (assembly) / Terrace Garden (presentation)

3:00-4:00 PM

IntelleXual Entertainment Interview with JPL Scientists

David Dawson and Whitney Wegman-Wood as they interview Dr. Sarah Milkovich, Kim Steadman and Trina Ray. Topics will be out of this world! Garden Room 1

A Concert Version of Avenue Q (With Puppets & Whovian Lyrics)

Time Travellers UNLTD present a concert version of Avenue Q – With puppets and Whovian lyrics. Garden Room 2

Songs of Gallifrey- More of the Music of Doctor Who

An important part of the Whoverse is its music. In this panel we’ll discuss and listen to a variety of compositions of the Doctor Who Universe. In the course of the discussion, we’ll consider such topics as the famous Theme, unique compositions for each of the eras of Doctors, to the series’ influence on popular culture. Join us for Songs of Gallifrey presented by Ian Duckett. Club Room

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom.

3:30-5:00 PM

Voice Acting Workshop

Join the very talented Marc Biagi as he hosts another voice acting workshop where attendees will learn how to voice characters and many other tricks of the trade! Balboa Room

4:00-5:00 PM

The Science of Travel through Time and Space and Dimensions (SD City College)

Take a deep dive into the science of time, dimensions and space, and the idea of time travel in Doctor Who, as well as how his companions would possibly fare from this form of travel through time, space, and dimensions, both physically and mentally. Presented by Professor Lisa Chaddock, Tammah Watts, Dr. Ronald Coleman, Prof Shane Haggard, Dr. Brodney Fitzgerald, TJ Shevlin and Dr. Lisa Will Garden Room 1

The Future of Doctor Who

Join moderator Sandro Monetti and members of Time Travellers UNLTD as they discuss the future of Doctor Who. Garden Room 2

Jack the Ripper: An Introduction to the Whitechapel Murders (Part 1)

Jack the Ripper has been the subject of serious study, numerous theories, and shows up often in fiction and fandom. This panel explores the Ripper murders and the political and cultural context in which the murders occurred. Presented by Alex and Jennifer Bagosy (Order of Gallifrey). This panel is part 1 of 2. Club Room 

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom.

5:00-11:30 PM

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom.

6:00-8:00 PM

Idiot’s Lantern Sketch Comedy Performance

Join the amazing members of Idiot’s Lantern as they perform their sketch comedy show for attendees and take us across the Doctor Who universe and beyond! Idiot’s Lantern members are: Bob Mitsch, Jesse Merlin, Andrew Elkins, Adam Joseph Ferry, Chad Edward Lee Evett, Jordan K Munn, Veronica Swarens and Amanda Daube Garden Room 1

8:00-11:00 PM

Ice “Scream” Social (FREE EVENT)

Immediately following the Idiot’s Lantern Sketch Comedy Performance, join us for build-your-own ice cream sundaes and desserts. Halloween costumes are encouraged! Terrace Garden

Sunday, October 23

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Yoga with Doc Phineas

Enjoy an invigorating Qi Gong Yoga session led by Doc Phineas. The perfect way to start your day at Who Con! All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome! Yoga mats are optional. Terrace Garden Lawn

10:00-11:00 AM

Have Spacecraft, Will Explore: Our Experiences Through Time and Space (JPL)

Join Dr. Sarah Milkovich, Kim Steadman and Trina Ray as they talk about their experiences with the many spacecrafts they have worked on during their careers. Garden Room 2

The Doctor Who CHANGED the Sci-fi Universe

Join Dr. Roseanne Welch as she lectures on the ways our favorite television show changed other shows that have come since – and expanded the audience for science fiction as a form of entertainment (not just for nerds anymore). Club Room

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

10:00-11:00 AM

Have Spacecraft, Will Explore: Our Experiences Through Time and Space (JPL)

Join Dr. Sarah Milkovich, Kim Steadman and Trina Ray as they talk about their experiences with the many spacecrafts they have worked on during their careers. Garden Room 2

The Doctor Who CHANGED the Sci-fi Universe

Join Dr. Roseanne Welch as she lectures on the ways our favorite television show changed other shows that have come since – and expanded the audience for science fiction as a form of entertainment (not just for nerds anymore). Club Room

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Gallifreyan Script Workshop

Learn to write Circular Gallifreyan! Instructor Shawna Hafen will walk attendees through the process of learning how to write in the fan-made Time Lord language of Circular Gallifreyan. Balboa Room 

Cookies and Crayons (Paid Admission Required)

Please join the Condor Academy as they host the first annual event aimed at both parents and kids. Enjoy some tasty cookies and great canyon drawings. Palm Area

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Voyager’s 45th Anniversary Talk (JPL)

Join Trina Ray for a discussion of the Voyager spacecrafts and their contributions to space exploration over the past 45 years. Garden Room 2

A Morning of Language and Laughter

Join Richard Lederer for one of his fun talks and see a master of language and quick wit at work! Club Room

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

12:00-1:00 PM

Tales from the Traveling TARDIS w/IntelleXual Entertainment

Join David Dawson and Whitney Wegman-Wood as talk with members of the Tales from the Traveling TARDIS podcast about Doctor Who topics in general. Garden Room 2

Doctor Who and Philosophy

In this panel we will focus on the concept of “Identity” and what that means for the Doctors Companions as well as themselves. Does someone who can be viewed as a God/Deity across the university follow the same rules of identity as you or I? Come to the panel and find out! Presented by Aniruddh Bose-Raut. Club Room

It’s Dead Jim!: Archaeology and Paleontology in Star Trek

What does a xenoanthropologist really do? How well did Picard know his way around a trowel? What’s on that paleontology database on board Voyager? This panel features Dr. Ashley Poust (paleontologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum) and Jesse Shelmire (archaeologist and paleontologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum) as they deep dive into the reality, the fiction, and a Trek-tastic utopia of archeology and paleontology these last 56 years. Moderated by Giraffe of the Star Trek podcast Strange New Pod. Balboa Room

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

12:00-2:00 PM

Sunday Afternoon Tea – “The Angels Take Manhattan” (Paid Admission Required)

Join us for a delicious afternoon tea, entertainment, door prizes, and more!   Garden Room 1

1:00-2:00 PM

Interview with Idiot’s Lantern and Feedback Session with Sandro Monetti

Join Sandro Monetti and members of Idiot’s Lantern as they talk about the group, Doctor Who and take back feedback on their Saturday performances. Garden Room 2

1:00-2:00 PM

Jack the Ripper: An Introduction to the Whitechapel Murders (Part 2)

There are over 20 suspects for the Jack the Ripper murders, ranging from the plausible to the absurd. This panel explores some of the most likely and most interesting suspects.  Presented by Alex and Jennifer Bagosy (Order of Gallifrey). This panel is part 2 of 2. Club Room 

The TARDIS: Energy and Personality (SD City College)

The panel will explore all facets of the TARDIS- the underlying mechanisms of its ability to travel in time and space, how it processes energy and what its relationship is with Doctor Who, as well as its many hidden talents (it speaks every language and keeps everyone alive- no easy task.) Presented by Professor Lisa Chaddock, Tammah Watts, Dr. Ronald Coleman, Prof Shane Haggard, Dr. Brodney Fitzgerald, TJ Shevlin and Dr. Lisa Will Balboa Room

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

2:00-3:00 PM

Big Finish: Sneak Peak of Things to Come

Join Sandro as he interviews Jason Haigh-Ellery (Big Finish) and tries to coax out some juicy tidbits on present and future Big Finish productions. Garden Room 2

Science & History of Doctor Who

In all of time and space, the Doctor has witnessed (and in some cases, influenced) major historical events. The Doctor is also a scientific and technological genius, comfortable talking to scientists across the galaxy. This panel explores some of the real-world science and historical events covered by Doctor Who. Presented by Alex Bagosy and Justin Daube. Club Room 

What, Where and Why of Dr. Who – SD City College (SD City College)

The panel will select a few Doctor Who episodes with particularly good science and locations to discuss the science of Doctor Who. We will include the exploration of different dimensions, and how time-space works in the realm of the Time Lords. Presented by Prof. Lisa Chaddock, Tammah Watts, Dr. Ronald Coleman, Prof. Shane Haggard, Dr. Brodney Fitzgerald, TJ Shevlin and Dr. Lisa Will Balboa Room

Gaming

Enjoy card game tournaments, board games and miniature painting organized by our partners at Tabletop Tavern and Off The Shelf Games. Crystal Ballroom

3:00-4:30 PM

Doctor Who/D&D/MTG Session

Join John Lias as he serves as the Dungeon Master for our fourth annual Doctor Who/D&D mashup. What adventures will the Fourth Doctor and Master find themselves in? Come and watch the story as it unfolds! Garden Room 1

4:30-5:30 PM

Closing Ceremonies and Attendee Feedback

Join SD Who Con staff as we close out the convention and take feedback from attendees. Garden Room 1