Get excited, Whovians, because Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston is coming to New Zealand for two special events in February 2024.
The Ninth Doctor will be joined by a line-up of Who actors, including the 12th Doctor’s companion Pearl Mackie, to meet fans in Auckland on February 24th, 2024 and Wellington February 25th 2024 .
Organiser William Geradts, who runs the Armageddon Expo, says the aptly-named Lord of Time events coincide perfectly with the show’s 60 year milestone. “Doctor Who is one of those cult classic shows that spans generations,” he says. “Being a huge fan myself, I’m very excited to be a part of the celebrations here in New Zealand. Christopher Eccleston is a massive drawcard for Whovians, so I’m sure we’ll have loads of people joining us to mark 60 years.”
He says this will be the first time fans will have the chance to meet a new generation Doctor in New Zealand.
“Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor, was here in 2015 for an evening speakers event – but this is something completely new because fans will be able to chat with Christopher Eccleston and get an autograph and photo with him.”
Tickets and tokens for the two Lord of Time conventions are on sale via iTicket for Auckland and Ticketmaster for Wellington. Among other Who events in the country will be Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Where Science Meets Fiction exhibition in Wellington.
The exhibition will run for five months from June 1 at Tākina , Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, giving fans of the hit BBC television series 2024 the opportunity to come face to face with the show’s iconic characters, share the Doctor’s adventures, and explore some of the worlds visited on screen.
It is the first time the exhibition has left UK shores.