The Doctor and Margaret Slitheen enjoy a quiet meal.

Derby’s Whooverville 5.0 Convention

Fans of Doctor Who gathered this past weekend at Derby’s Quad to celebrate the 5th annual Doctor Who convention put on by the Whoovers, a local fan group. The convention, known as Whooverville 5.0, offered fans the opportunity to cosplay and meet with other fans, vendors, and actors who have previously appeared on the show.

Ben and PollyFormer companion, Anneke Wills (Polly, who traveled with the First and Second Doctors), and Annette Badland, who played villain Blon Slitheen in Series 1 of the revival in 2005, were on hand for autographs. According to the event organiser, Steve Hatcher, around 200 were on hand for this year’s event:

“A lot of people who have come have never been to conventions before so to have them here is great. Everybody has enjoyed the day and it has been good to have special guests who have appeared in Doctor Who.”

For those in the Derbyshire area who are interested in learning more about the Whoovers, click on through. If you had the chance to attend, let us know what you thought about the experience!


“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.

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