Schedule

WHO CON 2017 – Schedule

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Friday September 8, 2017

1:30 PM Doctor Who Cosplay 101Tanita Burks

Ever been interested in dressing up as your favorite Doctor Who character? Whether it be a Doctor or a companion? With the selection of a female to now play the 13th Doctor, cosplay will become even more interesting as we eagerly awaiting the unveiling of her wardrode. Join for a panel discussion on how to get started and tips and tricks that panelists have picked up over the years.

2:00 PM The Game Station: A History of Doctor Who Video GamesBen Paddon

Since the 80s there have been numerous official Doctor Who video games, as well as a handful of unofficial ones. And, as the host of video game YouTube series PortsCenter, Ben Paddon has played them all. In this mix of stand-up comedy and Powerpoint presentation, he’ll walk you through the history of Doctor Who in video games, from the early text adventures right up to the PlayStation 3 and beyond.

2:30 PM History of UNIT San Diego Osgood

Have you ever wondered about what UNIT is all about or how it came to be. Well come join Osgood as she goes through the history of UNIT from beginning to present.

3:30 PM Religion and Philosophy of Doctor whoAniruddh Bose-Raut

A discussion of Religion and the Philosophy of Doctor Who

4:00 PM Truth or Consequences which button do I push?

In the episode “Zygon Inversion” the two Osgood boxes had two buttons that would either save or destroy but it was not clear which was which. Today we stand at the same point with news of hate and bullying going on and Doc Phineas along with the San Diego War Doctor will discuss what you can do and what the Anti-Bullying League is.

4:00 PM Junto Academy Make it Station

4:30 PM Where is Doctor Who when off the air? Marti Webb

Discuss Big Finish and the various novels

4:30 PM Sonic Screwdriver Make & Take for kids

Kids Programming – Denise Simons – Hey kids! Have you ever wanted to create your own Sonic Screwdriver? Come make your own so you can have your own Time Lord Adventures.

5:30 PM Look who’s talking with Ben PaddonBen Paddon along with a few CosPlayers

Coming to you live from within the Doctor Who universe itself, comedian Ben Paddon brings a very special talk show to SD Who Con – one where the guests are characters from the show! This improvised comedy show aims to bring that Late Night feel to the Doctor Who universe… and anything could happen! But it won’t. Or WILL it? No.

7:00 PM Who-waiian Luau and Karaoke Party

Saturday September 9, 2017

10:00 AM Doctor Who Canon and you: An Ancient Amateur’s Guide to the Whoniverse Lore 

Ben Paddon along with Paul Salamoff will attempt to explain the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey nature of canon within the Doctor Who universe across TV shows, books, comics, films, audioplays, cereal boxes, television commercials for hilariously outdated computer systems, and more. If we’re lucky, we’ll answer the two most important questions regarding canon: “Does it matter?” and “What do you mean, ‘no’?!”

10:00 AM Rule One – The Doctor Lies? – River Alexandra Song

Panel Game in which 5 Doctors are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they are able to smuggle past their opponents the panelists obliged to talk with the deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as History, Space, Time Travel, and Adventures. Moderated and scored by River Song.

10:00 AM Scavenger Hunt with Venture Crew 1212

The Scouts of Venture Crew 1212 have been working on a Scavenger Hunt project and now it is time to see it come to fruition. Join the crew as they unveil their hunt.

10:30 AM Other British Fandoms – Genevieve Carpenter

Let’s explore other fantastic British shows and fandoms, including their connections to Doctor Who

11:00 AM Meet Guest of Honor Morgan Sheppard

11:00 AM Doctor Who Paper Bag Puppets – Kids Programming – Denise Simons

 Come make a puppet of your favorite Doctor, Monster or Villain. Then you and your friends can put on a puppet show.

11:00 AM Junto Academy Make it Station

11:30 AM History of the First Doctor – John Lias

Many modern Whovians know very little about the early Doctors. This panel will talk about the original First Doctor (William Hartnell) and explore his adventures in Time and Space, his companions, and regeneration into the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)

12:00 PM Meet Guest of Honor Frazier Hines and Chase Masterson

12:00 PM T.A.R.D.I.S. Tales with assorted Doctor’s and Companions – Kids Programming

Doctors will take time out from saving the universe to meet with children and tell tales or read stories with a time traveler flair.

12:30 PM Fan Favorites – Genevieve Carpenter

An open discussion of all favorites: Doctors, companions, episodes, villains, aliens, etc.

1:00 PM When the battle’s lost and won – San Diego War Doctor

 What is the current status of the Time War and what strategies are being used by both sides. The War Doctor will be giving information straight from the front lines for all new troops in service to Gallifrey.

1:30 PM What to expect from Chibnall

Dr. Heather Berberet along with Ben Paddon and a few members of the WhoCon Committee. The new Doctor is a woman! With all the fan chatter going on just what can we expect from Chibnall? Join Dr. Berberet and her assorted panelists as they discuss this topic.

1:30 PM Progress Through Time Costume

Show off your Whovian style as we form a parade of costumes. Come as your favorite Doctor, Companion, Alien or any particular episode of Doctor Who from the 1st to the latest. Then next stop after is the Costume Competition.

1:30 PM Junto Academy Make it Station

2:00 PM Writing scripts for film and audio dramas – Paul Salamoff – What does it take to write scripts? Paul Salamoff who has been working for over 25 years in Film, TV, Video Games and Commercials as a Writer, Producer, Director, Executive, Comic Creator and Make-Up FX Artist will give an inside look on the subject.

2: 00 PM The Regeneration game – Kids Programming – Denise Simons

Do you think it is easy to regenerate into the next Doctor? Come play this fun game and see if you can while making new friends.

2:30 PM Rise of the Fangirls/Women as Fans and Creators – Genevieve Carpenter

What does it mean to be a fangirl? How is being a Whovian fangirl different? Let’s take a overall look about the incluence of fangirls both as fans and creators of fan fictions, shows, blogs, merchandise, etc.

3:00 PM Time Travel before the T.A.R.D.I.S. in search of the Secret Word – Doc Phineas

Doc shows evidence among the ancients, Egyptians, Babylonians, Indians, Knights Templars; they were searching for a mantra to fold time. Does Doc know the words?

3:00 PM The Doctor and Psychology of Identity – Inna Kanevsky

Dr. Inna Kanevsky, a professor of psychology at San Diego Messa College, will discuss what is known about how humans develop identities (gender, sexual, political, vocational), their importance, and how they may apply to the Doctor. Other panel participantsm with divergent beliefs on the stability of the Doctor’s identities, will contribute to the conversation.

3:30 PM The Game of Rassilon 2017 – Ben Paddon

DOCTOR WHO: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME returns to SD Who Con as Ben Paddon along with Paul Salamoff a few other funny people play through the game for fun, for the fate of the universe and, most importantly, for laughs. Will Team TARDIS be able to save the day? It all depends on the dice…

4:00 PM Companion Auditions – Justin Hoke, Doc Phineas, San Diego Osgood

How do Doctors find the perfect companion? It could be as simple as as game where we will try and match a companion to a Doctor.

4:00 PM History of the Second Doctor – John Lias

Many modern Whovians know very little about the early Doctors. This panel will talk about the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and explore his adventures in Time and Space, his companions, and regeneration into the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee).

4:00 PM Junto Academy Make it Station

5:00 PM Who Knows? – River Alexandra Song

Doctor and Companion take on Doctor and Companion with the help of the audience members – Trivia/Pictures/based on the Sherlocked quiz. Joining her are
Ben Paddon moderator, DJ Hanon (11) Susan Hampton (Sarah Jane Smith)

5:00 PM Doctor Who and Hogwarts School of Magic – John Lias along with Genevieve Carpenter

This will be a fun panel bringing together two of the most beloved franchises in modern times. If each of the previous Doctors (including the War Doctor) were attending Hogwarts, which house would they be sorted into? Join us for a lively discussion and examination of each of their personalities.
6:00 PM Doctor Who and Scientific Influences – Genevieve Carpenter – Physicist Brian Cox had a televised lecture about the nature of space and time. There are several Doctor Who stories that are actually based on science. Let’s discuss the possibilities of time travel and more.

6:00 PM Costume Competition

Have you created a Doctor Who, Companion, Alien or other costume and wish to show it off in a competition? Then come and show it off. We will start the show with the children costumes and then finish it off with the older kids…I mean Adults.

7:00 PM “Christmas Out of Time” Concert and Dance Party

Sunday September 10, 2017

10:00 AM Meet Guest of Honor Morgan Sheppard

10:00 AM Companions: Past, Present, and Future – Genevieve Carpenter

What makes companions loved, forgotten, misunderstood, etc? Who are your favorite companions and least favorite companions?

10:00 AM Diversity in the Whoverse and Beyond – Lynn Gagne along with Kate Vander Voort Wilson, Genevieve Edge and Justin Andrew Kawuka Hoke

A discussion of the diversity in all its forms in the Doctor Who Universe

10:00 AM Scavenger Hunt with Venture Crew 1212

The Scouts of Venture Crew 1212 have been working on a Scavenger Hunt project and now it is time to see it come to fruition. Join the crew as they unveil their hunt.

11:00 AM Meet Guest of Honor Frazier Hines and Chase Masterson


11:00 AM The (Not So) Hidden Psychology of Series 10 – Dr. Heather Berberet

Take a look at the rarely discussed psychological dynamics of Series 10 with Whovian Psychologist and author of the blog Doctor Who: On the Couch Dr. Heather Berberet


11:00 AM The Doctor – Companion Confessions – River Alexandra Song

River has said “whenever and where ever you want to go but not all the time – What aren’t the companions telling us about the Doctor

11:00 AM Junto Academy Make it Station

12:00 PM Meet Guest of Honor Frazer Hines and Chase Masterson

12:00 PM The Anunnaki our ancient Extraterrestrial Anscestors and Time Travel – Doc Phineas

Doc explores from the perspectives of Theosophy and Esoteric sciences the possibility of Time Travel among our ancient ancestors.


12:00 PM Sonic Screwdriver Make & Take for kids – Kids Programming – Denise Simons

Hey kids! Have you ever wanted to create your own Sonic Screwdriver? Come make your own so you can have your own Time Lord Adventures.

1:00 PM Tea Party

1:00 PM The Art and Madness of Writing Episodically – Eddie Louise

This interactive workshop will help you master the art of writing episodically by harnessing the madness within. In this interactive workshop you will participate in a writer’s room, shepherding an idea from inspiration through plot outlines for a 􀂡ve episode story arc. Learn how to manage plot threads and character development while building rich themes and subtext into your writing. The only supplies you will need are your thinking cap and a willingness to explore.

1:00 PM T.A.R.D.I.S. Tales with assorted Doctor’s and Companions – Kids Programming

Doctors will take time out from saving the universe to meet with children and tell tales or read stories with a time traveler flair.

1:30 PM Junto Academy Make it Station

2:00 PM The Sciences and the Doctor – Prof. Lisa Chaddock

Astronomy, Chemistry and Geography of time travel with the Doctors. Joining Prof. Chaddock are Dr. Lisa Will and Prof. Shane Haggardr

2:00 PM Beyond TV: Doctor Who in other media – Genevieve Carpenter

Doctor Who has long since gone beyond TV, expanding into fan fiction, books, comics, podcasts, etc. Let’s take a look at the ever-changing and ever expanding ways that Doctor Who continues to evolve and gain new fans throughout the world.

3:00 PM Con Feedback