PanoptiCon Genesis: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the World's First Doctor Who Convention
 

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Starring: John Leeson, Terrance Dicks, Mat Irvine & Louise Jameson
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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  May 2017
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Region 0 DVD. First available at The Capitol Doctor Who convention in Gatwick on 6th-7th May. General release date will be Monday 8th May.

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On August 6th 1977, the world's first DOCTOR WHO convention was held in a church hall in Battersea, South London.

Organised by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS), Convention '77 was ground breaking, featuring star appearances from the then current Doctor, TOM BAKER with his latest assistant LOUISE JAMESON and former Doctor Who JON PERTWEE. Together with autograph sessions, a display of props, a visual FX lecture by MAT IRVINE and talks by TERRANCE DICKS and producer GRAHAM WILLIAMS, this convention set the tone for the future and led directly to the legendary DWAS PanoptiCons of the 1980s and 90s.

40 years later, stars, guests, fans and organisers returned to the church hall to reminiscence [sic] about that special day... what they expected and what they experienced. They evaluate its importance... what it started... and what it led to!

Film and video cameras were too expensive to record the event, so we've scoured the archives of fans to uncover a treasure trove of material to illustrate this fascinating production about a unique event in DOCTOR WHO history!

SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the Scenes and fully remastered Doctor Hoo cartoon!



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