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Time Flight 2021 Programming

As of Nov 21, 2021 (subject to change)

Note: Moderators of the panels are listed first before panelists.
Note: Autograph sessions are at the guest’s table all throughout the weekend.
Note: Photo Session times will be posted at Info Desk and the Photo Studio.

Saturday

9:45 am
Program A
Day One Meet & Greet
Showrunner Ken Deep has a special meet and greet with those who purchased their passes on DAY ONE. Day One Ribbons required for entry.


10:00 am
Program A
Welcome to Time Flight
You’ve just stepped in the door. Sit down and plan your convention while you are entertained by videos and some highlights of what to expect at this convention. Meet-up with other fans and trade your ribbons. Fasten your seat belts. We’re ready to take off. Hosted by Steven Davis

Program C
The Many Faces of David Tennant
A look at the Tenth Doctor and his many roles outside of the TARDIS. With Miguel Barraso, Elain Freeman, Jody Harkavy, Dan Murphy, K. Bienvenue


11:00 am
Program A
Triskaidekaphobia: Doctor Who S13 and Beyond
Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. This coming season of Doctor Who will see the Thirteenth Doctor in the 13th season of the new series. With only 6 new episodes and 3 more specials to go, we’ll discuss how successful (or not) Jodie Whittaker’s tenure has been, the ups and downs of the past two seasons, what’s gone wrong, what’s gone right, and where the show could and should go from here under new management with another Doctor. With Jan Fennick, Nancy Hutchins, Cat Smith, Jason Miller, John Peel

Program B
“We’re All Stories in the End
Consider the role of storytelling and narrative in Doctor Who. Why is telling stories so important? This panel will discuss the importance of narrative in stories as disparate as “The Mind Robber” and “The Big Bang.” With Heather McHale, Irene Richard, Tim Ferris, Eric Hansen

Program C
Big Finish: Stronger through the Pandemic
Big Finish has been releasing stories consistently through the pandemic with more Doctors than ever. Let’s talk about our favorites and introduce the uninitiated to this vast other world of Doctor Who. With David Marshall, Elain Freeman, Dan Murphy

The Meetup Place (The Palmer Room)
DWNY Doctor Who New York Fan Meetup
The New York City DW fan group has been very involved with L.I. Who over the years. Come meet them, and make some new friends.


11:30 am
The Meetup Place (The Palmer Room)
New Jersey Doctor Who Fans Meetup
There are some great Doctor Who fan clubs in our neighboring state of New Jersey like The Jersey Jagoraths and the Prydonians of Princeton. Meet-up to learn about these clubs and make new friends from your area.


12:00 pm
Program A
Still Very Animated: Frazer Hines
In a follow-up of our 2019 panel, Frazer Hines talks about the ongoing animation of the Second Doctor’s lost stories. “Fury from the Deep” and “Evil of the Daleks” live again. Hear Frazer contrast his memories of lost stories with the reality of what has been animated. Interviewed by Andrew Beech

Program B
Blake’s 7; 40th Anniversary of Blake
The sci-fi classic has come to BritBox. December is the 40th Anniversary of the highly influential and controversial series finale. WARNING: THIS WILL BE SPOILER HEAVY. With: Edwin Thrower, Ken Deep, Chris Kocher

Program C
Healing Through Cosplay
The many ways dressing up as our favorite characters bolsters our emotional health and raises our self-esteem. With Cat Smith, Katie Bienvenue, Jody Harkavy

The Meetup Place (The Palmer Room)
Philadelphia Doctor Who Fan Meetup
Philadelphia, Delaware, and South New Jersey area fans are invited to this meetup. Make some new friends.


12:30 pm
The Meetup Place (The Palmer Room)
New England / Boston Doctor Who Fan Meetup
Boston and New England area fans come to this meetup and find out just how many fans are here from your area. Make some new friends.


1:00 pm
Program A
Colin Who?
Doctor Who’s OTHER Colin, Colin Spaull discusses his roles in both classic and modern Doctor Who, plus his extensive acting career and his recently published autobiography. Interviewer: Chris Kocher

Program B
History of Doctor Who Merchandise
Join us on a merchandise journey through the entire history of Doctor Who and the difference between collecting in the US and UK. Collectables from every era of the show will be on display. With Chris Deluca

Program C
Peladon at 50
2022 marks 50 years of Peladon stories! Since “The Curse of Peladon” was originally conceived as a comment on the then-current subject of Britain’s uncertainty about entering the European Union, a panel based around its anniversary seems very appropriate in a post-Brexit world. With Heather McHale, Tim Ferris

The Meetup Place (The Palmer Room)
Swap Meet
Have any Doctor Who items or even your own creations that you want to swap with other fans? How about ribbon trading? Come meet and make some new friends.


2:00 pm
Program A
The Trial of the Valeyard
Michael Jayston takes the stand! He discusses his long career from portraying the last Tzar of Russia to the timey-wimey existence of the Valeyard from the classic series 23rd season. Interviewed by Edwin Thrower

Program B
Doctor Who and the Scientific Romance
From the vehicle of fantastic description to the figure of the eccentric inventor, the science fiction genre owes much to the writings of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Verne’s earliest works follow on from the spirit of romanticism in science that inspired Mary Shelley. We will delve into their literary works as well as the historical and cultural movements that gave birth to the genre and continue to influence its contemporary expressions—like Doctor Who. With Tim Ferris, Irene Richard

Program C
Passion to Profit: How to Monetize your Geeky Talents
There are ways to take your passion for Geekdom and creativity and make it a business. A panel of successful or aspiring fellow fans have integrated Geek Culture into their business. Moderator: Cat Smith, Ly Cao, Nathan Skreslet, Faith Harris

The Meetup Place (The Palmer Room)
The LGBTQIA Doctor Who Fans Meetup
A safe place to meet other LGBTQIA Doctor Who fans and make new friends.


3:00 pm
Program A
A World of Demons: The Villains of Doctor Who
A new book due in 2022 from editors David Bushman and Barnaby Edwards. With David Bushman, Ken Deep, Jan Fennick, Nancy Hutchins

Program B
L.I. Geek presents Wheel of Fandom (Game Show Audience Participation)
Based on Wheel of Fortune. You’ve seen it on TV. You know how it works. You just can’t wait to spin that wheel, guess the puzzle, and win prizes. Rob Kaos, Bill Kanas,

Program C
One-Hit Monsters and Classic Villains
Which monsters who only made one television appearance are most (or least) deserving of a return? And which Classic Doctor Who villain or villains should be brought into modern who and why? With Drew Walko, Jody Harkavy, Dan Murphy


4:00 pm
Program A
Let’s Discuss: The Gallifrey Chronicles with author John Peel
Join “Library for the Kind” as we discuss John Peel’s visual book The Gallifrey Chronicles. There is no need to have read the book in advance but, well, you should! We will be diving deep into Gallifreyan history and discussing the images the book presents. With Stefanie Gangone and Edwin Thrower

Program B
The Master at 50
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the Master. How has the character changed over time, and what essential qualities have remained consistent across incarnations? How has each version reflected the Doctor they appeared with, and the times during which their stories were made? With Drew Walko, Anthony Medeiros, Miguel Barraso, Adrienne Wise

Program C
Who Across the Generations
One of the best things about Doctor Who is that it is truly a family show. Parents can share it with their kids, kids can share it with their parents, and the show itself transcends generational ageism at every turn, to bring people together. Join us as we explore this, using not just Who, but also The Sarah Jane Adventures, and get perspectives from multiple generations of fans! With Cat Smith, Gracie Pedini., Linda Brennan


5:00 pm
Program A
Joanna Ball -Time Tunnels and Diamond Logos
BBC graphics designer Joanna Ball reminisces about her time as assistant to Bernard Lodge, working on the legendary 1970s Doctor Who title sequence, and designing the iconic Pudsey bear for Children in Need. Interview by Edwin Thrower

Program B
Doctor Who: The US Tour 1986-87
The Doctor has landed in the US many times, but in the ’80s there was a traveling exhibition in a long tractor trailer truck. Host Chris DeLuca was there and will tell you all about it.

Program C
For the Love of Doctor Who Reconstructions
The new DW animations are all the rage, but sometimes less information fires more imagination. For a lot of still-missing stories, reconstructions are a fan labor of love and the only way to see some classic Who. With Jason Miller, David Marshall


6:00 pm
Program A
Cliffhangers
Jason Miller presents the greatest Doctor Who cliffhangers. The cliffhanger moment has long been one of Doctor Who’s defining traits in both the classic and new series. Join us as we play several cliffhanger clips from the past 56 years’ worth of televised Who. We will discuss what worked and what didn’t work, which moments stayed with you, and which moments you’d rather forget. With Jason Miller, Drew Walko

Program B
Master of Monsters: Jon Davey
An hour with Jon Who has played a Cyberman, a Dalek, an Ood, a Judoon, a Zygon and about 25 other characters in Doctor Who throughout the modern era of the show.

Program C
Talking Capaldi: The Twelfth Doctor and Beyond
Let’s discuss Peter Capaldi’s time as the Twelfth Doctor—what was good, what was not so good, and how future fans may see his era of Doctor Who. We’ll also touch on the best of the rest of his career as well as his new album, which is coming out just before Time-Flight 2021. With Chris Kocher, Irene Richard, Adrienne Wise, Heather McHale


7:00 pm
Program A
Miss Nerdstiles, Cat Smith Performs
Check out the ukulele stylings of the geek songstress extraordinaire! Cat Smith’s musical sets are as magical and versatile as the cosplays she is also known for. Full of joy, humor, and deep cut pop culture references, Smith wields her uke to play everything from show tunes to Mouse Rat. A set from Miss Nerdstiles is the place to be for charming, witty musical nerdery!”

Program B
World’s Worst Doctor Who Story Ideas
We all know that the TARDIS can go anywhere, but are there some places the Doctor just shouldn’t visit? Bring your ideas for the worst Doctor Who crossovers and terrible trips to share during our interactive panel. Winner is determined by the audience, and a special trophy will be awarded. With Chris Kocher, Adrienne Wise

Program C
The Talons of Weng-Chiang: An Important Reexamination of a Supposedly Stone-Cold Classic
Doctor Who has had an uncomfortable relationship with Asian culture throughout its history, but “The Talons of Weng-Chiang” remains the most notorious example of them all. So, in light of the recent wave of violence against people of Asian descent, a reexamination of this serial must be made. With Tim Ferris


8:00 pm
Program A
The 2nd Annual Jennifer Adams Kelley Memorial Cosplay Fashion Show
The Saturday Night Cosplay fashion show gives you a chance to show off your costume creations. Or come as a spectator and cheer for your favorites. Director of Costumed Events, Jan Fennick, Nancy Hutchins

Program B
Singing in the TARDIS: Musicians on Doctor Who (Game Show Audience Participation)
From Billie to Bradley, from the D’Oyly Carte to the dance club, from singers who act to actors who sing. In this game, players will listen to and identify snippets of songs put out by people who’ve appeared on Doctor Who. There may be prizes. Hosted by Kevin Wilcox

Program C
Whiz Kid: Chris Chibnall’s Influence on Doctor Who
A discussion of what Chibnall has meant to the show, from his infamous TV appearance in 1986, his possible caricature in “Greatest Show in the Galaxy,” to his three seasons as show runner. With Jason Miller, David Marshall


9:00 pm
Program A
FrazerCon 2: For the Love of Frazer (2 hrs)
Join host Joshua Lou Friedman and guests as they celebrate all things Frazer Hines in a celebrity roast for the ages! Raise your glass for our guest of honor, the godfather of the Long Island Iced Tea Convention, Frazer Hines.

Program B
Mask-A-Rave: Dance Party in Space and Time (2 hrs)
Strap on your stompy boots, grab a glowstick, and get ready to dance… it’s Mask-A-Rave time right here at Time-Flight. It’s a safe place to party while wearing your best mask.”

Program C
Cosplay Fashion Show Afterparty
You’ve just shown your amazing cosplay creation at the Fashion show. Come here to show your costume to your admirers, take some photos, and meet friends.


11:00 pm
Program A
F**k Yeah! Jackie Lane
The actress who played the First Doctor’s companion Dodo passed away this year. Let’s gather and shout for the misunderstood and under-appreciated TARDIS traveler. With Ken Deep, Edwin Thrower, Joshua Lou Friedman. Warning: strong language. For Adults only.

Sunday

10:00 am
Program A
Star Trek: The Voyage So Far
A discussion of what was, what is, and what might be yet to come. Panelists discuss the enduring love appeal of Trek and why we keep coming back. With Edwin Thrower, John Peel, Ly Cao, Joshua Lou Friedman, Rachel Hasenauer

Program B
Doctor Who Conventions and Cruises
The early days of Doctor Who cons, including the various Panopticons, Spirit of Light, Who-Fest, and many more great Who gatherings. Also the new cons, their future and Dan Harris’s Sea Cruise. With Dan Harris, Charles Martin (virtual)

Program C
James Bond: No Time to Die
Discussion on the recently released James Bond film is one of the most polarizing in the entire series. Join us for this spoiler-filled analysis of Daniel Craig’s final outing as Ian Fleming’s master spy and what it means for the future of 007. With Bill Kanas, Mark Edlitz, Rob Kaos


11:00 am
Program A
Early British Television
A discussion of the early days of the BBC and ITV. With John Peel, Edwin Thrower

Program B
Doctor Who Novelty songs
We’ll listen to songs about Doctor Who and discuss them. The panelists will come up with the top three at the end of the panel based on theirs and audience opinion. With Chris Deluca, Katy Bienvenue, Kevin Wilcox, Dan Murphy

Program C
Fans at the Controls: Is it Good for Doctor Who?
As we enter Series 13 of the Doctor Who revival, it’s clear that super-fans such as Russell T. Davies, Steven Moffat, Chris Chibnall, David Tennant, Peter Capaldi and other scriptwriters have influenced the show a great deal. Has putting a fan in charge ultimately been a good thing? And is it the right move for RTD to return? With Chris Kocher, Jody Harkavy, Adrienne Wise


12:00 pm
Program A
Frazer off the Hook
Frazer Hines spends an hour with the fans completely unmoderated and not confined to the stage to take your questions and tell stories about his adventures.

Program B
The Lost Adventures of James Bond
Author Mark Edlitz (The Lost Adventures of James Bond and The Many Lives of James Bond) talks about unmade, out-of-print, and forgotten James Bond stories, including Timothy Dalton’s third Bond film and James Bond Jr, the animated cartoon about 007’s nephew.

Program C
Big Finish: Classic vs Modern Who and Its Writers
Part 1. A team of panelists discuss the two factions of Big Finish and how well each has fit the existing canon. Part 2. A celebratory look at the writers of Big Finish. With Elain Freeman, David Marshall, Dan Murphy


1:00 pm
Program A
Strax’s Kitchen Nightmare (Game Show Audience Participation)
We’ve all done Dish Drain Jenga in our kitchen, right? Imagine you are Strax, our favorite potato-headed butler. You’ll be competing against another person (or Sontaran) stacking dishes as high as you can. Extra credit will be given if you talk like Strax. Win prizes. Hosted by Steven Davis

Program B
Loki: Man, Woman, Alligator, Apocalypse, Jet Ski
A charismatic god-like alien with no regard for rules coming up against rigid rule-bound bureaucrats in charge of all of time and space. A handsome time traveling renegade with a British accent who winds up interacting with other incarnations of himself. A criminal with a blue box. No, it’s not Doctor Who, it’s the new Disney+ series Loki. We’ll discuss Season 1 and the future for our MCU (anti) heroes. It’s the American Doctor Who with a budget. With Jan Fennick. Nancy Hutchins, Kevin Wilcox, Miguel Barraso

Program C
Ian and Barbara = Couple Goals
Come join us to celebrate and discuss the love story of Ian and Barbara (the first companions)—a progressive couple who also happen to be tons of fun! With Heather McHale, Chris Kocher, Adrienne Wise, Irene Richard

The Meetup Place (The Palmer Room)
Way Station Reunion Meetup
The famous Brooklyn bar/restaurant/performance spot for Doctor Who fans has closed, but the spirit and memories are still with us. Come meet up with friends who used to go there or just learn what it was like. Hosted by Cat Smith


2:00 pm
Program A
Doctor Who and the BBC in the 1980s and Beyond
Michael Jayston, Colin Spaull and Jon Davey discuss their time working in television from the Sixth Doctor’s era to the present. Interviewed by Drew Meyer

Program B
Holmes Is Where the Heart Is
A look at how Robert Holmes’s many classic series scripts directly influenced the new series, from the Auton invasion in “Spearhead from Space” up through the “Brain of Morbius” faces influencing “The Timeless Children.” With Jason Miller, Heather McHale, Tim Ferris, David Marshall

Program C
The Timeless Children
This Thirteenth Doctor story is considered by some to be a good storyline. Come listen to the reasons why. (Special note: hurling of rotten fruit and verbal abuse is not permitted. This will be a civil discussion.) With Edwin Thrower, Jody Harkavy, Dan Murphy

Pandorica Restaurant Meetup (The Palmer Room)


3:00 pm
Program A
Everything You Wanted To Know About The “Doctor Who Experience” But Was Afraid To Ask
With Andrew Beech

Program B
The UNIT Panel
Author John Peel explores the World of UNIT and discusses the iconic Doctor Who character Brigadier Allister Lethbridge Stewart.

Program C
Stand up for the Underdogs
Looking at derided Doctor Who stories, the panel will not only stand up for them but tell you why you should, too! We all have guilty pleasure episodes of Doctor Who that no one else likes. What are yours? With Drew Meyer, Cat Smith, Jason Miller, Jody Harkavy, Tim Ferris

Palmer Room
Ace Jacket Making Workshop


4:00 pm
Program A
Time and Spaces with Yee Jee Tso
We revisit the filming location of the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie with Yee Jee Tso LIVE from the actual locations in Vancouver. Yee Jee discusses his recently updated book which is a unique guide to the film’s production. Interviewed by Edwin Thrower

Program B
Bond Trivia + Q& A With Rachel Grant (Game Show Audience Participation)
Join L.I. Who’s very own Bond Girl Rachel Grant for a fun filled hour of trivia devoted to Ian Fleming’s master spy, James Bond 007. Test your knowledge of the longest running film franchise of all time, with questions spanning each and every one of the James Bond films from “Dr. No” through “No Time to Die.” Prizes will be awarded! Hosted by Bill Kanas and Rob Kaos.

Program C
Gone Too Soon: The Legacy of the Eighth and War Doctor
While some Doctors have been on the show for one or more seasons. The Eighth Doctor and the War Doctor both got very limited screen time. What is the lasting impact of their on-screen presence? Should they have gotten spin-offs? What would we have liked to have seen? With Tim Ferris, Dustin Hausner, Elain Freeman, Chris Deluca


5:00 pm
Program A
The Troughton Era Celebration
The Second Doctor’s run is exalted in our convention finale. Join Frazer Hines and Michael Troughton (virtually) on a journey back to the 1960s when monsters dominated the screen! Interviewed by Andrew Beech

Program C
The Underrated Companions
Let’s explore some of the short-lived or less popular TARDIS traveling companions. Are they underrated in their contributions to the Who-niverse? With Dustin Hausner, Cat Smith, Jody Harkavy, David Marshall