Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics is delighted to announce that the sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, will appear throughout the weekend as part of its celebration of the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, the longest-running science fiction TV series of all time.
Whovians and fans of the Time Lord can expect an extra-terrestrial experience as they enter through a Tardis to a time-altering universe complete with a fascinating exhibition of replica props and costumes, and now the chance to meet the amazing multi-coloured-coat-wearing techno time traveller himself!
One of only two actors to have appeared in the series before playing the Doctor, Colin’s association with Doctor Who began in 1983 when he played Commander Maxil, a Gallifreyan guard who shot the fifth Doctor. Cast as the sixth Doctor in late 1983, it was a role that would make Colin recognisable the world over. Brash, loud, opinionated and one who didn’t suffer fools gladly, during his tenure as the Doctor, Colin battled Cybermen, Daleks, Sontarans, Sil, and even Kate O’Mara.
After playing the Doctor on screen for two seasons, he reprised the role on stage in 1989 with the tour of ‘Doctor Who: The Ultimate Adventure’, and on television during the 1993 Children in Need sketch, ‘Dimensions in Time’, and the 2002 BBCi broadcast ‘Real Time’. He has remained much in demand at conventions around the world.
Appearing all weekend, Colin Baker will be available for autographs and selfies and will feature on one of the Con’s panels that will have a Doctor Who twist.
The Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Celebration is just one feature of Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics, the largest family-friendly comic con of its kind which presents the best in comic, film, TV and pop culture entertainment in a full and fun day out for all the family.
Meet the creators behind your favourite comics, delve into the works behind films, and explore some of the biggest franchises around through an exciting range of panels, displays, workshops and exhibitions, and shop an incredible selection of merch.
You can also join the colourful cosplay parades, and enjoy a host of interactive fun including retro and board gaming and a showcase of VR and Creative Futures Technology. Further special features for 2023 include a Jurassic Experience, Star Wars Zone, Villains (Saturday) and the Multiverse (Sunday).
There really is something for everyone aged 3-100+ at Portsmouth Comic Con. If you’re serious about comics, love Marvel/DC and cult series, or are simply looking for a fun day out – this is the event for you!