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2022 Guests

Peter Davison

Peter Davison
Peter Davison portrayed the Fifth Doctor from 1981-1984. During his time as the Doctor the show celebrated its 20th anniversary. In 2007 he returned to the role alongside David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in a mini episode for Children in Need called “Time Crash” in 2013 Peter (along with Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, and Colin Baker) starred in the comedy “The Five-ish Doctors” to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who. The Fifth Doctor’s adventures continue on audio thanks to Big Finish Productions.

Janet Fielding

Janet Fielding
Janet Fielding portrayed longtime companion Tegan Jovanka from 1981 to 1984. She made her debut in Logopolis, Tom Baker’s final story as the Doctor. Tegan continued through nearly the entire run of the Fifth Doctor, including the show’s twentieth anniversary story “The Five Doctors”. Her final story, “Resurrection of the Daleks”, featured the long awaited return of the Doctor’s greatest foes. Ms. Fielding reprises her role as Tegan in the ongoing Doctor Who audio adventures from Big Finish Productions and makes a TV appearance this fall in Jodie Whittaker’s final story as the Doctor!

Sarah Sutton

Sarah Sutton
Sarah Sutton played Nyssa of Traken, companion to both the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. Originally intended to be only a guest spot on the show, her portrayal earned the character a place in the regular cast. Sarah reprises her role as Nyssa for the Fifth Doctor’s continuing adventures on audio thanks to Big Finish Productions. This is Ms. Sutton’s first appearance at the Long Island Doctor Who convention.

Sophie Aldred

Sophie Aldred
Sophie Aldred plays the Seventh Doctor’s loyal companion Dorothy Gale “Ace” McShane. Ace lives in the continuing audio adventures from Big Finish productions. Sophie returns to Doctor Who on television this fall for the BBC Centenary special that sees the Thirteenth Doctor’s era come to a close.

Frazer Hines

Frazer Hines
No L.I. Who based convention would be complete without an appearance by Frazer Hines! He is the godfather of Long Island Doctor Who and he also played Jamie McCrimmon, one of the most beloved companions of all time, during the Second Doctor’s era. Our annual Saturday night tradition continues this year with FrazerCon 3!

The picture of Frazer is courtesy of Cat Cranston. One of many that she’s photographed at our conventions.

Wendy Padbury

Wendy Padbury
Wendy Padbury played the brilliant astrophysicist Zoe Heriot during the Second Doctor’s final season. Her on-screen chemistry with co-stars Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines endeared her to Doctor Who fans. Recently she’s been recording for Big Finish Productions.

David J. Howe

David J. Howe
David J. Howe has been involved with Doctor Who research and writing for over forty years. He has been consultant to a large number of publishers and manufacturers for their Doctor Who lines, and is author or co-author of over thirty factual titles associated with the show. He also has one of the largest collections of Doctor Who merchandise in the world.

He is Editorial Director of Telos Publishing Ltd, a UK based independent press specialising in horror/science fiction Novellas, crime novels, and guides to a variety of film and TV shows. In 2006 the company won the World Fantasy Award for their publishing work, and in 2010 celebrated their tenth anniversary while also receiving the British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press for two consecutive years in 2010 and 2011. 2020 marked twenty years of publishing.

He currently contributes liner notes for BBC Audio’s range of Doctor Who novelisation CDs and his latest book is The Who Adventures, a large format illustrated book looking at the history of Virgin Publishing’s Doctor Who fiction.

Samantha Lee Howe

Samantha Lee Howe
USA TODAY bestselling author Samantha Lee Howe began her professional writing career in 2007 and has been working as a freelance writer for small, medium and large publishers ever since. Samantha’s breakaway debut psychological thriller, The Stranger In Our Bed, was released in February 2020 with Harper Collins imprint, One More Chapter. The book rapidly became a USA TODAY bestseller.

In June 2020, Samantha signed a three-book deal with One More Chapter for her explosive spy thriller trilogy, The House of Killers (Book 1 The House of Killers), Kill Or Die (Book 2) and Kill A Spy (Book 3) were all released in 2021. Pitched as Killing Eve meets Jason Bourne this is a nerve shredding, enemies to lovers tale that is simmering with obsession and espionage.

To date, Samantha has written 25 novels, 3 novellas, 3 collections, over 40 short stories, an audio drama, a Doctor Who spin-off drama that went to DVD, as well as the screenplay for The Stranger in our Bed which can now be seen on Showtime and Showtime on-demand.