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The Great Bedford Foodbank Sponsored Dalek Push in October 2016 raised £4000 for Bedford Foodbank.

Sincere thanks to our patrons, Katy Manning and Sophie Aldred, and to all who donated or took part. Thanks, too, to those local business who contributed; please do support them. They are: Woodfines Solicitors, Sharman Law Solicitors, Price Wallace Letting Agents, Rice Thai Restaurant, St Peter's Ale House, Goldings Ironmongers, William Rutter Motors, The Jaffa Orchard in Castle Road, The Picture Gallery in High Street, All Ears in High Street, Limes cafe in Lime Street, and The Eagle Bookshop in Castle Road.

Bedford Who Charity Con 3

Saturday 8th April 2017

10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

The Quarry Theatre, St Peter's Street, Bedford MK40 2NN

Tickets are now available!

Please scroll down for more details.

 

Guests will be announced soon. Please keep an eye on this website and our on Facebook page -- facebook.com/bedfordwhocharitycon -- for more details.

In the past, we have welcomed Sophie Aldred, Nicola Bryant, Anneke Wills, Katy Manning, John Leeson, Deborah Watling, Terry Molloy, Mike Tucker, Paul Cornell and Ailsa Berk.

 

Once we have paid our costs, everything we make from the convention will be donated to Bedford Foodbank. Each month, they provide emergency food for more than 500 children and adults in crisis in the local area.

 

What kind of convention will it be?

 

A number of events these days are primarily commercial affairs; they're designed for people to buy merchandise from stallholders, and to buy autographs and photos. Nothing wrong with that, but Bedford Who Charity Con 3 is rather different: we'll be presenting a more traditional style of convention. The day will be a mixture of interviews on stage, signing sessions, the opportunity to chat to the guests and to have your photo taken with them. The emphasis is on giving you a fun, relaxed and informal day that you'll really enjoy -- and to raise money for charity.

Bedford Who Charity Con 2 raised a fantastic £2592 for Bedford Foodbank. Thanks to all who came!

 

Bedford Who

Charity Con 3...

Will it be any good?!

Well, this is what people said about the last two...

 

One of the best events I've been to:

warm and relaxed atmosphere, amazing guests and fascinating panels.

 

  • Make sure you go -- it's a great, fun, small and intimate convention - kasterborous.com

 

  • Let me congratulate you on organising such a great convention! I've been to lots of these things over the years, but this was the best run and the most fun day I've had in a long time! The guests were a delight; with time to spend talking to people; the entertainment was inspired and the personal touch from the organisers made it what it's supposed to be about.

 

  • Was a fabulous con! Relaxed and fun! Hope you raised lots of money and can do another one.

 

  • Another amazing day. Thank you! And see you at the next one!

 

  • A great day. My first involving getting autographs and talking to the guests rather than staring at them from afar and pointing and giggling! Well organised show!

 

  • It was our first convention. We all had a great day.
  • It was brilliant!
  • Excellent. Very friendly!
  • Nice relaxed atmosphere.
  • A very successful day; thank you for organising it!
  • I enjoyed everything, especially meeting Nicola, Sophie, Anneke and the others...

 

  • What really struck me was how infoirmal the whole thing was, and how down to earth the guests were. Lovely people, a great day...

 

  • Mike Tucker: A huge thank you to Simon Danes and his team at Bedford Who Charity Con. A lovely, informal event, with great questions from a really interested and interesting audience.

 

  • Sophie Aldred: Truly lovely day. Thanks to all who came and all who worked so hard to create a great atmosphere.

 

  • Anneke Wills: A delightful day in Bedford. It restored my faith in family Doctor Who gatherings. A highlight for me was Ailsa Berk choreographing the crowd in Cybermen, scarecrow and Ood movements. Everyone was brilliant at it! Mike Tucker's panel was fascinating. Thank you to all who came along for making it such a fun day. Love, Anneke.

 

Tickets for Bedford Who Charity Con 3 are available from

The Box Office

The Quarry Theatre

St Peter's Street

Bedford

Please go to http://www.quarrytheatre.org.uk/shows/bedford-charity-con-3

Prices:

  • Adults: £42.50
  • 14-18 year olds: £22.50
  • Under 14s: £15
  • Family tickets:

Children must be aged under 14, please.

Bona fide family parties only.

  • 1 adult and 1 child: £50
  • 1 adult and 2 children: £55
  • 2 adults and 1 child: £80
  • Addition children under 14: £8 each.

Please note that children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Guests may have to cancel if they're called away for filming or if they're ill. This is a standard note for Doctor Who conventions. Please only book on this understanding.

Bedford Doc Soc - Bedford Doctor Who Society - meets from 7.30 p.m.on the first Tuesday of each month in The Wellington Arms, Wellington Street, Bedford MK40 2JX. Everyone welcome; no entrance fee, of course! Come along for a drink and for fine conversation! As it's held in a pub, we regret that it has to be adults only - sorry! More details of each month's meetings are on the Bedford Who Charity Con Facebook page: facebook.com/bedfordwhocharitycon

 

 

 

 

For Doctor Who collectables from 1963 to the present day, please visit:

 

I. M. FOREMAN'S JUNKYARD

Collectables and Antiques

 

We're at the eBay shop: stores.ebay.co.uk/Dr-Who-Collectables-and-Antiques?_rdc=1

 

A huge treasure trove of Doctor Who novels, comics, magazines, toys, models,

autographs and memorabilia, from the not-very-rare-at-all to the giga-rare!

 

Many of our listings support Bedford Foodbank, including our autographs and signed novels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedford Who Charity Con 3 is an independent convention run by and for fans of Doctor Who. It is not endorsed by the BBC. Doctor Who is copyright to the BBC and all characters and aliens are copyright to the BBC and to their respective writers.

 

The Tobias Vaughan Philanthropic Foundation runs Doctor Who events in Bedford for the delectation of Doctor Who fans, and to raise money for Bedford Foodbank. Inspired by the spirit of Tobias Vaughn, the Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of mankind.

 

Please visit our Facebook page for updates to all our events: facebook.com/bedfordwhocharitycon

CONTACT: info@bedfordwhocharitycon.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the guests at Bedford Who Charity Con 1 were (above, left to right):

John Leeson (K9), Terry Molloy (Davros), Anneke Wills (Polly), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Ailsa Berk (choreography), Mike Tucker (The Model Unit: SFX), Sophie Aldred (Ace) and (not pictured) Paul Cornell (writer)

GALLERY FROM BEDFORD WHO CHARITY CON 2,

April 2016 Please click on the pics to see big versions!

Special thanks to Alison Bennett

AND SOME PICTURES FROM FROM BEDFORD WHO CHARITY CON 1, April 2015