Great article! In London Ben discussed all the “modern” Doctors now a Doctor discusses him!
Ok I think this is better! Though it opens as QT — I have no idea why :p
I am fixing/compressing the video and hopefully will have it up today sometime.
On the topic of what people like at cons I will say when Ben does photo-ops/autographs I do want him to be the most popular! He was up there at this con and I don’t think it is just because he doesn’t do alot of events in the UK. Several people I spoke to bought the photo-op ticket after the autograph because Ben was so nice. We win!
I am back home after a great vacation in London. I prefer hearing the actor’s talk and photo op/autographs second. Ben is great on stage yet I understand the financial draw of the second. I am surprised at the fans who rate the autograph time highest. I guess I am cynical—even Ben who is very gracious can’t remember every person! Many people I spoke to assumed San Diego Comic Con means photo ops/autographs with all the guests. It is more marketing products than fan interaction. There are signings etc but nothing like at the smaller comic cons. The talk at the LFCC gave us new info such as Ben attended London Central School of Speech and Drama with Chris Eccleston, the 9th Doctor (and my modern favorite).
Here are Action John’s new photos:
Finally got my con video u/l! I like to to see the entire talk at once so it is a big file! I had forgotten to load my video software on my new laptop so when I get back to the US I will condense it more.
The Throne is one of the 5 actual thrones they use on the show—will scan the picture when I get home. Ben looks great and still has the moustache!
Greetings from London! There is still no confirmation on whether Ben will be giving a talk at London Film and Comic Con this weekend. If he does I will live tweet it. Follow @Action_John on Twitter — I will post any news there. In the meantime here is a picture I took in 2006 outside London’s Central School of Speech and Drama where Ben studied after graduating from Furman University.
Getting ready for London Film and Comic con! My Ben photo tickets have arrived!! Action John will be photo- opping with Gillian Anderson and Janet Fielding (she was Tegan Jovanaka companion to the fourth and fifth doctors). I will probably choose another when I am there as they have added some more guests. I am going to attempt to tweet any talks Ben participates in — I will post more details next Friday.