PanoptiCon Retro

Jon, Kate and a Dalek

The Two Romanas

The TARDIS takes flight

Tom on Stage in '93

Doctors Together, 1993

Sylvester McCoy in 1993

Downtime had its world premiere showing at PanoptiCon '95

The first ever Doctor Who convention took place on Saturday 6th August 1977. Since then, PanoptiCon has welcomed many guests who have contributed to the long history of Doctor Who: from in front of and behind the cameras, from television, film, radio, book and magazine publishing and beyond. So, a big hand, please, for...

Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Heather Hartnell, Jessica Carney, Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Jennie Linden, Adrienne Hill, Peter Purves, Michael Craze, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Wendy Padbury, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Caroline John, Katy Manning, Richard Franklin, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward, Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Gerald Flood, Nicola Bryant, Sophie Aldred, Verity Lambert, John Wiles, Innes Lloyd, Peter Bryant, Derrick Sherwin, Barry Letts, Philip Hinchcliffe, Graham Williams, John Nathan-Turner, Anthony Ainley, David Banks, Geoffrey Beevers, Rachel Bell, Brian Blessed, Tomek Bork, Lisa Bowerman, James Bree, Shirley Cooklin, James Ellis, Paul Erickson, India Fisher, Carl Forgione, Sara Griffiths, Peter Halliday, Sheila Hancock, Mark Hardy, Michael Jayston, Michael Kilgarriff, Philip Madoc, John Scott Martin, Clive Merrison, Peter Miles, Brian Miller, Terry Molloy, Caroline Morris, Nicholas Parsons, Ingrid Pitt, Bruce Purchase, Ian Reddington, George Rubiceck, Tony Selby, Nabil Shaban, Michael Sheard, Roy Skelton, Maggie Stables, Kevin Stoney, Stephen Thorne, Cy Town, Fiona Walker, Jack Watling, Eileen Way, Frank Windsor, Michael Wisher, Ben Aaronovitch, Chris Achilleos, Douglas Adams, Robert Allsop, Peter Anghelides, Tony Attwood, Mark Ayres, Bob Baker, Pip and Jane Baker, Dee Baron, Christopher Barry, Morris Barry, Christopher Bidmead, Chris Boucher, Perry Brahan, Michael Briant, Ian Briggs, Johnny Byrne, Douglas Camfield, Andrew Cartmel, Phil Clark, Kevin Clarke, Malcolm Clarke, Chris Clough, Stephen Cole, Timothy Combe, Paul Cornell, Donald Cotton, Jon Culshaw, Fiona Cumming, Graeme Curry, Raymond Cusick, Kevin Davies, Delia Derbyshire, Terrance Dicks, Derek Dodd, Gary Downie, George Dugdale, Sheila Dunn, William Emms, Nev Fountain, Ian Fraser, John Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Gary Gillatt, Dominic Glynn, Richard Gregory, Peter Grimwade, Graeme Harper, Craig Hinton, Brian Hodgson, Robert Holmes, Don Houghton, Colin Howard, Peter Howell, Dicky Howett, June Hudson, Mat Irvine, Jane Judge, Paddy Kingsland, Sarah Lee, Rebecca Levene, Roger Limb, Peter Litton, Nick Mallett, David Maloney, Stephen Mansfield, Alan Marshall, Dave Martin, Philip Martin, Richard Martin, Derek Martinus, Keff McCulloch, Paul McGuinness, Dick Mills, Peter Moffatt, Susan Moore, Caroline Munroe, Roger Murray Leach, Barry Newbery, Brian Orrell, Alister Pearson, Peter Pegrum, Victor Pemberton, Andrew Pixley, Marc Platt, Tim Quinn, Anthony Read, Sandra Reid, Justin Richards, Gareth Roberts, Nigel Robinson, L.Rowland-Warne, Gary Russell, Eric Saward, Rob Shearman, Dudley Simpson, Andrew Skilleter, Dez Skinn, Andrew Smith, Angie Smith, Dennis Spooner, Lee Sullivan, Mike Tucker, Terry Walsh, Stephen Wyatt

... and anyone we've missed in compiling this list!

Past Events

PANOPTICON - FORTY YEARS OF A TIME LORD : 1st - 2nd November 2003, London, UK

What went on in 2003

PanoptiCon 2002 : 7th-8th September 2002, Manchester, UK

What went on in 2002

PanoptiCon 2000 : 2nd-3rd September 2000, Manchester, UK

What went on in 2000

PanoptiCon '98 : 2nd-4th October 1998, Coventry, UK

Some photographs of P'98

PanoptiCon '97 : 19th-21st September 1997, Coventry, UK

Panopticon '96: 5th-6th October 1996, Coventry, UK

What makes you a Doctor Who Fan? from the 1996 convention booklet

Panopticon '95: 2nd-3rd September 1995, Coventry, UK

Pictured: (most of) the PanoptiCon '95 guest list!

A beginner's guide to PanoptiCon, by Charles Illumination, from the 1995 convention booklet

Panopticon '93 - Thirty Years of a Time Lord
4-5 September 1993, Hammersmith, London, UK

Two packed days with appearances from Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, John Scott-Martin, Michael Craze, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen, Peter Miles, Phil Clarke (Radio Producer), Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward, Matthew Waterhouse, Janet Fielding, Peter Davison, Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred!

PanoptiCon '93 Report from the AV team, with photographs.

Panopticon '93 Video Highlights

Panopticon '92 : 26-27 September 1992, Coventry, UK


Panopticon '91 : 5-6 October 1991, Coventry, UK


(details of earlier PanoptiCons to follow...)

Other Dominitemporal Services events have included:

A Day at the Forum, (London)
A Day at the Dig (Aldbourne)
Wolftime (BAFTA, London)
TombWatch (BAFTA, London)
Even More Than Thirty Years In The TARDIS (BAFTA, London)
DWAS 20 Years Party, 12 May 1996 (Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London)
Doctor Who Magazine Christmas Party, 8 December 1996 (Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London)
Doctor Who Magazine's Perfect Day, 18 April 1998 (City University, London)
"35 Up", 14 November 1998 (BAFTA, London)
The DWM Birthday Bash, 2 October 1999 (City University, London)

Thanks to Chuck Foster for page layouts and other assistance over the years!