Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks


After a year off, we’re delighted to announce that the Vworp convention is back and once again defying convention by taking place in the wonderful surroundings of The Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester!

Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks, right, will be one of the guests at Vworp 5: Writercon

Taking place on Sunday, March 24th, this fifth annual ‘pubcon’ follows a string of successful conventions in the past whose guests have included Rob Shearman, Sophie Aldred, Dez Skinn, Katy Manning, Bob Baker and Peter Ware. This year proves to be no exception and guests that have already confirmed to appear include the legendary Terrance Dicks who was not only the assistant script editor and script editor for Doctor Who from 1968 until 1974 but was also the writer of many classic stories including The War Games, Robot, The Horror of Fang Rock and The Five Doctors. Dicks has also contributed to many of the Doctor Who novels over the last thirty years writing for various Doctors up to the tenth.

Also confirmed so far is the enigma that is Keith Temple. His writing credits include Emmerdale, Casualty, Children’s Ward and 2008’s Tenth Doctor story Planet of the Ood. He has also contributed to the official Doctor Who website.

More guests are to be announced and since a challenge is always appreciated, you can suggest some of your own guests to see if they can be persuaded to appear!

Writercon, as it will henceforth be known, will be a broad look at works and ideas from all of the different writing styles over the last fifty years of Doctor Who and will contain Q&A sessions, clips, workshops and a few more surprises along the way.

Tickets are a steal at only £19.00 per person and will be available shortly via To find out more about the The Lass O’ Gowrie pub and how to get there visit .

For a cosy atmosphere, an opportunity to talk about all things Doctor Who and the chance to meet some legends, get your ticket as soon as you can!

(As ever, real world events and professional commitments can result in changes to the lineup, so remember to check back over the coming months for more updates!)


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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