|Gallifrey One’s Network 23, the 2012 edition of the world’s foremost, fan run Doctor Who convention, takes place from February 17-19 at the LAX Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and it is an honour and a privilege to announce that Radio Free Skaro will be opening the convention with our live show, Radio Free Skaro and The World of Tomorrow! Taking place at noon on Friday, February 17 in the main programming hall, this 90-minute special will kick off Gallifrey One in grand style as hosts Steven, Warren, and Chris hope to entertain and delight you with the usual nefarious hijinks heard on the Radio Free Skaro podcast, as well as some special guests. Joining the Three Who Rule on stage will be:
Camille played Rose Tyler’s feisty, yet loyal, mother Jackie Tyler during Series 1 and 2 of the new series of Doctor Who, as well in return appearances in Journey’s End (2008) and The End of Time, Part Two (2010). Camille is making her first appearance at Gallifrey One this year.
A multi-talented writer, director, actor, and artist, Barnaby Edwards is perhaps best known as being the principal Dalek Operator in every Dalek episode of the revived series of Doctor Who. In addition to this, Barnaby has written, directed, and provided voices for Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas. This will also be Barnaby’s first time at Gallifrey One.
For a stretch of time from June 2010 through April 2011, no Doctor Who episode aired on BBC One that wasn’t directed by Toby Haynes. At the helm for five consecutive episodes, Toby’s work on the Series 5 finale and the 2010 Christmas special received considerable acclaim, and he was the director for Doctor Who’s first major US location shoot for The Impossible Astronaut and Day of the Moon. Toby is another first-timer at Gallifrey One.
Simon Fisher-Becker played the larger than life Dorium Maldovar, black marketeer, friend to and unwilling recruit of The Doctor, in three episodes dating back to The Pandorica Opens in Series 5. Simon is making his first North American Doctor Who convention appearance.
Gary Russell has been involved with Doctor Who for most of his adult life, including a four-year stint as editor of Doctor Who Magazine, producer of the Doctor Who range of audio dramas at Big Finish, and script editor on Doctor Who. Gary has also written numerous Doctor Who novels and non-fiction books, and has been a popular fixture at Gallifrey One for years.
Chip from Two-minute Time Lord, who served as technical director for Radio Free Skaro in 3-D at Gallifrey 22, will again be the man behind the scenes this year, but will also appear on-stage for a special Two-Minute Time Lord segment about the changing nature of Doctor Who over the past 48 years.
Stay tuned to Radio Free Skaro and radiofreeskaro.com for further details about the show, and visit the Gallifrey One website (www.gallifreyone.com) for updates on the convention itself. See you all there!