After that I had to run home and go to my in-laws' pre-Christmas party, so that was all I did on Friday.
However, on Saturday, we went to Chicago TARDIS for the noon "Cosplay Support Group" panel. I was one of the panelists, as was a Captain Jack cosplayer that the Space Gypsies and I had seen at C2E2 singing "The Doctor and I" with John Barrowman. I had my doubts about the panel, since it was about what to do when your character leaves the show and 99% of the characters have left the show. I guess it went okay, though; there were a lot of discussions about various characters.
After the Masquerade, we hung around for Toby Hadoke's (HAY-doke) new show My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver. It was funny and sometimes poignant, and I didn't even get all the jokes (some were about the classic series, some were about Britain).
Afterwards, we hung out at LobbyCon for a while as the Clockwork Droid and Captain John Hart and chatted with other cosplayers, including this fabulous Silurian who won the Masquerade! I should have taken my mask off to take a closer look at her mask. She looked pretty epic.
|I always suspected Mary Poppins was a Time Lord.|
On Sunday we dressed up in our Inspector Spacetime garb again, parked, and went down to the lobby. The elevator doors opened upon Sylvester McCoy checking his smart phone. That was pretty cool, even though we haven't seen any of the Seventh Doctor episodes yet. Radagast! We hit a few panels, then went to get autographs from Tony Lee and Toby Hadoke. Tony loved our Inspector Spacetime costumes and snapped a photo; Toby chatted with us about Running Through Corridors, and how Rob Shearman spelled Matt's name wrong last year. He drew us a classic series Cyberman in response to the Dalek that Rob had drawn.
And that was about it! We had a great weekend! Here are a few more photos from Chicago TARDIS 2012.
|The 11th Inspector and Femme Hart|
|Scarecrow from Family of Blood|
|The 11th Inspector meets his biggest fan!|
|Female Clockwork! We were in IS costume when we saw her, though.|