Dallas Fan Days: ‘Doctor Who’ Makes House Calls

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, October 21st, 2017

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TOM WARD
TOMPWARD@SBCGLOBAL.NET

This weekend in Irving there will be a flurry of activity at the
Dallas Fan Days Convention where Doctor Who will be making an
appearance.
Scottish actor David Tennant portrays the Tenth version of the
iconic Doctor Who character from the widely popular British television
series. Tenant who is an accomplished voice actor as well is known for
his roles as Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV
serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in
the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In addition to his
appearances on screen, he has worked as a voice actor and in theater,
including Prince Hamlet in a critically acclaimed 2008 stage
production of Hamlet and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the new
DuckTales series.
Some of the other noteworthy actors appearing are: Graham
McTavis, a Scottish television, and film actor best known for his
roles as Dougal Mackenzie in the popular TV series “Outlander”
(2014-16), as Dwalin in the “The Hobbit” as well as the Saint of
Killers in AMC’s series “Preacher”.SKYP.
Kristian Nairn is a Northern Irish actor and DJ. He is best known
for his portrayal of Hodor in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.
Madelaine Petsch stars in CW’s “Riverdale”, based on the Archie
comics. She plays villainous vixen ‘Cheryl Blossom’. She recently
completed the film F*#! the Prom opposite Joel Courtney and Danielle
Campbell.
Bruce Boxleitner is an American actor, and science fiction and
suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television
series How the West Was Won, Bring ‘Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs.
King (with Kate Jackson), and Babylon 5 (as John Sheridan in seasons
2–5, 1994–98). He is also known for his dual role as the characters
Alan Bradley and Tron in the 1982 Walt Disney Pictures film Tron.
Mara Wilson is best known for her childhood roles in Mrs.
Doubtfire and Matilda. Now she plays The Faceless Old Woman Who
Secretly Lives in Your Home on Welcome to Night Vale, and has appeared
on Broad City and Bojack Horseman. Her writing has appeared on
McSweeney’s, Reductress, Cracked, The Toast, and her first book, Where
Am I Now?
Ruth Connell is a Scottish theatre, television and film actress
and producer best known for her recurring role as Rowena in the CW
series Supernatural. Austin St. John is an American paramedic, actor,
and martial artist, mainly known for his role as Jason Lee Scott, the
original Red Ranger and first leader of the Power Rangers in the
popular children’s television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Jeremy Michael Jordan is an American actor and singer. He has
performed on Broadway and in television and film, as well as in other
theatrical productions. He currently plays Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jr.,
the son of DC Comics villain character Toyman, on DC Comics based
superhero drama series Super girl.
Eugene Brave Rock is an actor best known for his recent role of

“The Chief” in Wonder Woman. Brave Rock started as an actor, became a
stunt man, and trained stunt actors, before returning to acting.
Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it is sometimes
called, is a BIG part of the weekend. Literally thousands of amazing
costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the
weekend. Don’t be shy; have a photo taken with all your favorite
characters or come dressed up yourself. Artist Alley is where Indie
meets pro in this special area where all of your favorite pencillers,
inkers and writers are located. This is a “must experience area” for
anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work
the front lines of the industry! All is to be found here – comics,
graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art
and sketches! Hundreds of retailers will be in attendance to make the
experience an unforgettable one! Specializing in everything comics,
sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming, these retailers have it all. It is
the area to find just what you’re looking for – whether it’s a comic
books from any era, memorabilia, DVD’s, videos, games, toys or
t-shirts.
They say knowledge is power. If you don’t know, all you have to
do is ask…and you shall receive! There will be numerous panels
throughout the weekend where the pros will be here to answer questions
about the industry and to talk about their latest projects.
Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken
by a professional photographer with your favorite celebrity! This is
the only way to get a beautiful 8×10 glossy photo of you with one of
the guests in an intimate setting.
A big draw is the autograph sessions which is the perfect
opportunity to get that special something signed by your favorite
celebrity! NOTE: Some guests may charge additional fees for an
autograph.
A new feature this year is the Kid’s Lounge where you can show
off your coloring skills, and maybe even meet a Storm trooper!
Families are invited to drop in with their children 12 years old or
younger. This area is not a childcare service, parents must stay with
their children for the duration of the activities.
Back by popular demand, speed dating is returning to DALLAS FAN
DAYS™! Come and join in the fun and experience the thrill of meeting
your potential soul mate, future spouse or maybe someone a little more
casual! Mixed genre sessions all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday! On
site sign up only! This is a 19+ event.
Dallas Fan Days is a twice annual comics, sci-fi, horror, anime,
and gaming event in Texas. It is packed with exciting family-friendly
activities, celebrity & comic guests, and much more! The pop culture
extravaganza is host to tens of thousands of fans at the Irving
Convention Center for the three-day event. The show runs from Friday
October 21st to Sunday October 23rd. It should be a fun weekend so to
learn more about the event and how you can order your tickets please
visit their website at www.dallasfandays.com.
Tom Ward covers Entertainment for the Sports Page Weekly.

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