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November 22nd, 2013
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The BBC’s official Doctor Who Celebration is underway in London today as thousands of fans gather to commemorate half a century of the Doctor in style!

The event is being held at ExCel London and it will run over the course of the show’s golden festivities.

Fans in attendance will get to meet a host of cast and crew from over the years plus enjoy workshops, fun quizzes and behind the scenes presentations and panels.

If you’re there today or any of the other days, have a brilliant time and please tweet us updates and pics @WhovianNet – we’d LOVE to see how the celebrations are unfolding!

The 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor will premiere worldwide tomorrow.

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November 1st, 2013
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Over 40 familiar faces from the Doctor Who universe will be attending the Doctor Who Celebration weekend in London later this month!

The event takes place at ExCeL London on the anniversary weekend (Friday 22nd-Sunday 24th) and will welcome over 20,000 fans to pay tribute to everyone’s favourite Time Lord with a host of special activities including workshops, quizzes and presentations. DoctorWho.tv has now revealed the full line-up of guests from the show’s past and present.

In addition, it has been confirmed that a free simulcast 2D screening of the anniversary special The Day of the Doctor will take place at the event on the evening of Saturday 23rd November. Saturday attendees will be emailed shortly regarding ticket availability.

Will you be attending the Doctor Who Celebration? Let us know in the comments below…

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September 26th, 2013
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The BBC is giving fans one last chance to get their hands on tickets to November’s Doctor Who Celebration.

Tickets to the event which will be held at ExCeL London over the anniversary weekend initially sold out in under 24 hours, but now hopeful attendees can apply via a ballot process as a limited number of additional tickets have been released!

The ballot is open now and will close at 10am BST on 30th September, after which names will be picked at random.

For the ballot’s list of Terms & Conditions, click HERE – the best of luck to all applicants!

Doctors Matt Smith, Tom Baker, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy will be event guests.

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With thanks to BBC Worldwide.

August 31st, 2013
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Doctor Who Adventures is on the look out for the Doctor’s biggest fan to coincide with the 50th anniversary.

The popular magazine is looking for a reader, aged between 5-13, to take the coveted title of Doctor Who Superfan. The lucky winner will recieve a Cyberman visit to their school as well as VIP tickets for them and their family to November’s Doctor Who Celebration weekend in London with travel and accommodation included. To enter, simply pick up the latest Doctor Who Adventures (#328) and fill in the form inside.

Applications should include a photo showing off your Doctor Who merchandise alongside 250 words summarising why you’re a worthy candidate. The deadline is 2nd October.

Four runners up will receive a goodie bag filled with an array of Doctor Who products.

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July 4th, 2013
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Exciting news just in – Matt Smith, Tom Baker, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy are the first guests to be confirmed for the BBC’s previously announced anniversary event!

The celebratory weekend takes place at ExCeL London from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November and will give fans the once in a life time opportunity to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary surrounded by the cast and crew and fellow Whovians whilst enjoying “an exciting range of activities to suit all ages”. Sounds good, right?

Leading its all star line up is the current Doctor Matt Smith! He said: “The event this year will be an extra special occasion for me. I am truly looking forward to a big celebration.”

A standard day ticket – £45 (adult) and £20 (children) – will give attendees guaranteed access to two theatre cast and crew panel sessions, as well as a seat in a special effects show presented by Danny Hargreaves – there will also be a host of activities in the main hall including audio and visual effect workshops, monster masterclasses and fun quizzes.

There is also the option to buy a limited edition TARDIS ticket – £95.50 (adults), £44.25 (children) – to be given front row seats to the theatre shows as well as entry to a private lounge, including drinks and refreshments, where a special ‘goodie bag’ will be provided.

Tickets will go on sale from celebration.doctorwho.tv., where you can also check out the full details, on Monday 8th July at 11am. Who hopes to be attending the huge event?

More guests news and the “further activity” planned for the anniversary night will follow.

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With thanks to Chris!

March 7th, 2013
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The BBC has announced a three day celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary will be held at ExCeL London later this year!

The “spectacular” event will bring together over 15,000 fans from around the world to mark the Doctor’s landmark year. Beginning on Friday 22nd November, the event will run over the big anniversary weekend commemorating the milestone with guests and “a host of other surprises”. More info will be revealed soon on www.doctorwho.tv.

“We just cannot wait to welcome fans from all around the world to London,” said BBC Worldwide’s Brands Office Amanda Hill. “Generations of fans young and old have been captivated by the Doctor and we have watched the series go from strength to strength, enjoying something of a global march over the past few years, attracting new followers from Turkey to Brazil to South Korea. 2013 is an opportunity for fans around the world to all come together and celebrate the glorious past, present and future of Doctor Who.”

Thanks to BBC Worldwide!

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