OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Peter Davison at Who North America and GenCon (August 15-18, 2013)
FROM THE OFFICIAL GENCON ANNOUNCEMENT:
Gen Con Announces First 2013 Media Guest of Honor
Fifth Doctor from Doctor Who Classic Series to Attend
SEATTLE (April 16, 2013) - Gen Con LLC has announced that Peter Davison, best known as the Fifth Doctor of the famed Doctor Who Classic series, will attend Gen Con Indy 2013 as its first named Media Guest of Honor. Davison, a veteran of stage and screen, also has recently appeared alongside the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, in the television special Doctor Who: Time Crash.
Peter Davison is appearing at Gen Con Indy in partnership with Indianapolis’ own Who North America, Inc., a multi-year Gen Con exhibitor and Doctor Who retailer. As a Media Guest of Honor, Davison will take part in signings in Gen Con’s Autograph Area with official times to be announced prior to show. He also will take part in several Who North America, Inc. events, which will be announced in the coming weeks. More information regarding those events will be made available at www.whona.com.
“As it is the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2013, the Gen Con team is ecstatic to name Peter Davison as our first Media Guest of Honor,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con LLC. “Davison bridges the eras from the classic Doctor Who series to the current, popular BBC series.”
In addition to his work as the Fifth Doctor, Davison has acted in more than a dozen television series, including the British series of Law & Order: UK, Miss Marple, Wuthering Heights, and the popular American 1980s series, Magnum PI. On stage, he has appeared in West End productions of Spamalot, Chicago, and Legally Blonde – The Musical. Davison also has performed in Shakespearean productions including the Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con Indy, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™. Gen Con will return to the Indianapolis Convention Center on August 15-18, 2013. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. This year’s Co-Sponsors include Paizo Publishing and Mayfair Games. For more information, visit the website at www.gencon.com. For up-to-the minute details, check out http://www.facebook.com/genconindy.
Gen Con LLC Media Contact
Stacia Kirby, (206) 363-1492
About Who North America, Inc.
Who North America, Inc., located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a Doctor Who specialist retailer supplying merchandise to fans worldwide. Please visit their website at www.whona.com.
Who North America, Inc. Media Contact
Jany Bradbury, (317) 481-8189