SDCC 2018: BBC AMERICA ‘vworps’ into San Diego Comic-Con with a rift-full of DOCTOR WHO merch and signings
The latest incarnation of the Doctor may yet to have a full episode of her own to her name – even the tease that was show during this past weekend’s World Cup Final focused more on JODIE WHITTAKER‘s Companions than her own Thirteenth Doctor – but she will be representing large at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd July, Preview Night Wednesday 18th July) with the new DOCTOR WHO getting quite the coming out ceremony. Not only at her own panel on the Thursday (Whittaker, co-stars TOSIN COLE and MANDIP GILL showrunner CHRIS CHIBNALL and executive producer MATT STREVENS appearing; moderator yet to be, ahem, announced), but also on the ever-popular BBC AMERICA booth (#4129) which will feature a couple of cracking WHO-related signings and a bunch of tasty collectable goodies.
There’s a whole bunch of SDCC ‘Exclusives’ which, to be fair, are more first-to-market releases and will be available to the wider world down the line, and also a couple of shop ‘actual’ exclusives, including some DW ‘stars’ and ‘insignia’ earrings, a ‘Rainbow Paint TARDIS Raglan’ (nope, not a clue – let’s look below together) and a Kawaii Doctors T-Shirt which, off the back of the previous years designs, will be one of the cutest things you can actually pick up at Comic-Con – period.
Let’s go through the official announcement – courtesy of BBC America press release:
EXCLUSIVE DOCTOR WHO ITEMS FEATURING THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR AVAILABLE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON FROM BBC SHOP AT BBC AMERICA BOOTH #4129
The BBC Shop at BBC AMERICA booth #4129 is back at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with exclusive Doctor Who merchandise featuring the Thirteenth Doctor, including a Thirteenth Doctor Superbitz plush, a Bioworld TARDIS Puffy Keychain, as well as a selection of t-shirts, hoodies, and mugs designed exclusively for the convention.
DOCTOR WHO SDCC 2018 EXCLUSIVES
Exclusive to Comic-Con
- Kawaii T-Shirt, Hoodie, & Mug
- Alice Zhang T-Shirt
- Thirteenth Doctor Superbitz
- Thirteenth Doctor Funko POP!
- Thirteenth Doctor Titan Figurine (6 ½”)
- Thirteenth Doctor Kawaii Figurine (6 ½”)
- Thirteenth Doctor Hillside Mug
- Bioworld TARDIS Puffy Keychain
- Doctor Who Stars Earrings
- Doctor Who Insignia Earrings, Necklace, and Dog-tags
- Rainbow Paint TARDIS Raglan
- Kawaii Doctors T-Shirt
DOCTOR WHO SDCC 2018 BBC AMERICA BOOTH SIGNINGS
As a special bonus, the BBC AMERICA booth will host three booth signings:
- RICHARD DINNICK: Friday 20th July, 11:30am-12:30pm / Sunday 22nd July, 11:30am-12:30pm
Richard Dinnick, author of Doctor Who: Myths and Legends and contributing author of the Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles anthology. Dinnick is a writer of TV scripts, books, and comics who has worked on Disney series Eena Meena Deeka and BBC’s Go Jetters. He is currently writing for several of Titan’s Doctor Who comics.
- KELLY YATES: Saturday, July 21 from 2:00pm-3:00pm
Kelly Yates, the artist whose artwork inspired the exclusive Kawaii Collection. Yates is an illustrator best known for his work on Doctor Who comics for both Titan and IDW. In addition, he writes and illustrates the creator-owned books Amber Atoms and MonstHer.
DOCTOR WHO SDCC 2018 PANEL
BBC AMERICA will host a Doctor Who panel on Thursday, July 19 at 11:45am PT in Hall H, introducing JODIE WHITTAKER as the Thirteenth Doctor. Marking a new era for the legendary Time Lord, Whittaker will be joined on the panel by two of her Doctor Who co-stars, TOSIN COLE and MANDIP GILL who play Ryan and Yasmin respectively, as well as award-winning series showrunner CHRIS CHIBNALL (Broadchurch) and executive producer MATT STREVENS (An Adventure In Space And Time).