Long Island's Doctor Who Convention
November 10-12, 2017
Hyatt Regency Long Island


Sylvester McCoy

Our guest from the very first L.I. Who is back: Sylvester McCoy returns to Long Island. The Seventh Doctor himself and the star of The Hobbit trilogy joins us this November. He returned to the world of Doctor Who in 2013 for The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. Sylvester keeps the Seventh Doctor alive in the continuing audio adventures from Big Finish Productions.

Lalla Ward

Lalla Ward was the second actress to play the Time Lady Romana during the Fourth Doctor's era. Her first appearance was playing Princess Astra in "The Armageddon Factor". Ms. Ward was cast as Romana when Mary Tamm decided to depart the series. Romana regenerated at the beginning of "Destiny of the Daleks" and she departed the TARDIS with K9 at the conclusion of "Warriors Gate".

She reunites with her co-star John Leeson for a very rare U.S. convention appearance!

Katy Manning

By popular demand Katy Manning returns to Long Island. Ms. Manning portrayed Jo Grant for three seasons during the Third Doctor's era alongside Jon Pertwee. She reprised her role in 2010, joining Matt Smith and Elisabeth Sladen on an episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures entitled "Death of the Doctor." This story can be found on the "The Green Death" Special Edition DVD with an audio commentary by Katy Manning and Russell T. Davies.

Ingrid Oliver

Ingrid Oliver became a fan favorite in 2013 with her appearance in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary story "The Day of the Doctor" as Petronella Osgood. She continued to portray the sciency wonder in the story "Death in Heaven" and last season's acclaimed two-parter "The Zygon Invasion" and "The Zygon Inversion".

Ms. Oliver also reprises her role as Osgood on audio in "UNIT: The New Series" from Big Finish Productions.

Ingrid Oliver is joining us Friday and Saturday only.

John Leeson

John Leeson is the long time voice of the Doctor's loyal robot companion K9. In addition to portraying the mechanical pup during the Fourth Doctor's era, John gave voice to K9 in many spin-offs including K-9 and Company, The Sarah Jane Adventures, K9, and in the Big Finish audio dramas. He famously brought the tin dog back to life in the Tenth Doctor story "School Reunion."

John guest starred twice in the TV series Blake's 7 and portrayed Dugeen in the Fourth Doctor story "Power of Kroll."

Barnaby Edwards

Barnaby Edwards first worked on Doctor Who in 1993 when he played a Dalek in "30 Years in the TARDIS" and has continued to portray the Doctor's arch nemesis numerous times since the show's return in 2005. Mr. Edwards is a prolific actor, writer, and director. He's been involved with countless Big Finish Productions audio dramas as well as Doctor Who-related video games, spin-offs, television appearances, and the 2003 "Shada" webcast.

Frazer Hines

The godfather of L.I. Who is Frazer Hines. Frazer portrayed one of the most beloved companions of all time, Jamie McCrimmon, during the Second Doctor's era. Frazer joins Michael Troughton in our ongoing tribute to the Patrick Troughton years.

Michael Troughton

Michael Troughton played Professor Albert in the 2014 episode "Last Christmas" opposite Peter Capaldi. He is the son of Patrick Troughton, the Second Doctor. Michael authored the biography of his legendary father Patrick Troughton: The Biography of the Second Doctor Who and its new anniversary edition. We're pleased to have Mr. Troughton join us for our continuing celebration of his father's era.

Waris Hussein

Waris Hussein directed the very first Doctor Who story "An Unearthly Child" and the missing classic "Marco Polo." He is also one of the subjects of the movie "An Adventure in Space and Time" written by Mark Gatiss, which tells the story of the early days of Doctor Who. We're pleased to have Mr. Hussein join us as our 2017 guest of honor.

Richard Ashton

Richard Ashton played Friday the Ice Warrior in the Season 10 episode “Empress of Mars.” It was his first biomechanical role since being a Mondoshowan in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element.

Richard spent four years playing Little John in The New Adventures of Robin Hood. Recent roles include Marley in Outlander, and Thorvard, King Horik's emissary, in Vikings. Other appearances include Space Precinct, Starforce, Monster Cafe, and this year's The Saint.

More Guests

Edward Russell (Doctor Who Brand Manager)

John Peel (War of the Daleks, Legacy of the Daleks)

Andrew Beech (BBC Special Consultant for Doctor Who)

Joanna Ball (BBC Graphic Designer)


Peter David
Kathleen O'Shea David
Graeme Burk
Robert Smith?
Steven Warren Hill
Jennifer Adams Kelley
Jan Fennick
Robert Warnock


Tara Carstensen (and her Tardis)
Barnaby Edwards (from DWNY)
Joshua Lou Friedman (filmmaker)
Cat Smith (performer)
Arnold T. Blumberg (ATB Publishing)
Alisa Stern (Doctor Puppet)
Mark Pinksten (and the Magic of Who)




Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro)
Warren Frey (Radio Free Skaro)
Patty Hawkins (MarkWHO42)