On March 27-29, 2015 fans of the long running BBC TV show Doctor Who were treated to a different type of regeneration, not the typical regeneration Doctor Who fans are used to. The Regeneration where the fan’s Doctor, who they have stood by through countless adventures, will die only to be reborn looking like a new Doctor. A Doctor with a different set of quirks and traits. This new Doctor could never fill the shoes of the recently departed but rest assured it will only take a season or two before the fresh faced Doctor will win our hearts and be just as irreplaceable as the last. This ReGeneration was not for any specific Doctor but for his whole universe. Yes the ReGeneration Who was a convention that celebrated all things Doctor Who.
The convention dubbed ReGeneration Who took place at the Hunt Valley Inn on Shawan Road in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Just a quick trip from downtown Baltimore.
The brand new convention featured Tom Baker’s first US Doctor Who convention appearance via Skype. The one hour Skype interview filled the seats of the auditorium with fans. Many of which were in cosplay, wearing the extra-long scarf made famous by Mr. Baker. He pointed out that the trademarked super scarf would not be allowed on set these days due to extreme safety issues. Tom Baker wasn’t the only Doctor to appear at the convention. Live in person the 6th Doctor Colin Baker and 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy signed autographs and chatted up fans. Of course wherever the Doctors go the trusty companions are sure to follow. Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker’s companion and Sophie Aldred Sylvester McCoy’s companion were there representing as well. Who follows Who, an evil greater than comprehension. A planet rearranging, Reality Bomb making villain that is known as Davros. Terry Molloy attended to sign some autographs and hangout with fans. Terry Molloy’s character Davros is the father of the feared Daleks. With their plunger and kitchen whisker and their battle cry of “Exterminate” they have solidified their place in pop culture history. With last year’s 50th Anniversary of the show and the popularity of the show at an all time high it seems that the Doctor Who will keep people entertained for years to come.
The shows popularity can be reflected in the conventions huge attendance. The show had garnered a total of 1664 attendees! Great turn out for first show! – Jason Chapman The Baltimore TV Examiner
“The emotional response that the con received was easily my favorite part of the entire process. Many attendees approached us literally crying with joy saying that this this was the best weekend of their life. l’ve seen people enjoy conventions before but I have never seen such a strong emotional response to an event in all of my years doing this. That was when we knew that we had started something huge.” – ReGeneration Who co-founder Oni Hartstein