NOR-CON: Not a Military Exercise

A whole host of sci-fi stars will be at Norwich’s charity convention, Nor-Con, now in its third year.

Relocated to the Holiday Inn, Norwich North, on Sunday 2nd September, fans –fresh from seeing Asylum of the Daleks – can meet Whostars including the Sixth Doctor himself, Colin Baker, and his companion, Peri aka. Nicola Bryant.

If the Sixth Doctor was a cosplayer, he’d go as the Fifth Doctor. Or as himself. Probably.

Actor, director and Dalek operator, Barnaby Edwards will join Evolution of the Daleks’ “Human Dalek,” Jason Gregg (it’s his first time at a convention!), while Boba Fett himself, Jeremy Bulloch (better known to Who fans as Hal the Archer in The Time Warrior and The Space Museum’s Tor) will oversee proceedings.

BBC Visual Effects’ Mat Irvine is set to appear alongside K9 and other original props from Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures; extra, Peter Roy, who’s appeared in –count ‘em! – 18 episodes of Doctor Who, will also be attendance; as will the voice of the Thunderbirds’ Scott Tracy, Shane Rimmer, who played Seth Harper in1966’s The Gunslingers – but has also starred in films like Batman Begins, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and The Bourne Identity.

Sadly, there are a few cancellations too, including the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy; Davros aka The Archers’ Terry Molloy; and The Fires of Pompeii writer, James Moran. But there are plenty of stars for Whovians to meet, so get your tickets on the day at the Holiday Inn.

As an added incentive, profits go to charities like the Ronald McDonald House Charities, SHIMS (combatting Multiple Schlerosis) and The Renal Association. Last year’s event saw donations of £1,500 to Help for Heroes, Help An East Coast Child, and Big Cat Rescue; £700 to the British Heart Foundation; and £100 to Alice Rowlands’ Memorial Society (who are once again sponsored this year).

Find out more here.

Oh, and cosplayers get a free McFlurry too!


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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