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Verity! Extra! – Gallifrey One-derful

VerityExtraGally2014-300Have you ever been curious what four exhausted, happy, giggly Doctor Who podcasters sound like as they approach the end of a truly wonderful convention? Now’s your chance to find out! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as they recap their Gallifrey One experiences and marvel at how strange (and fun) it is to record while sitting in the same room! Expect some fun anecdotes, talk of interesting panels, and occasional ramblings/brain freezes. This was recorded Sunday evening, after all.

(Post-con brain fog is also my excuse for re-using the “one-derful” gag. I apologize for nothing!)

Huge thanks to everyone who made this another in a long line of fantastic Gally experiences. And to everyone who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you there next year!


Pertinent links:
Gallifrey One
Radio Free Skaro Gallifrey Stands (live show kickoff video)
Charlie Kirchoff
London Falling
The Severed Streets (preorder)
The Hamilton Stories
Upstairs, Downstairs

Special thanks to Steven Schapansky for acting as our Location Technical Producer for this ep!

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Verity! Spotting – Gallifrey One


Gallifrey One, the amazing Doctor Who Convention of Awesome also known as Gally (#gally1), is almost upon us!  Sadly all of the Verity! crew won’t be in attendance but Deb, Erika, Kat and Liz will be in Los Angeles to take part in this fantastic  event.  (Someday we’ll have all six Verities in one space…SOMEDAY!) Want to find us at Gally? Take a look at our schedule and stop by and say hi! We might even have a Verity! ribbon or two. ;-)   If you can’t make it and want to keep up with the action, be sure to follow us on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting about the cool events and incredible cosplay that Gally is known for.  See you in Los Angeles! ^D


Journey to the Centre of the Fandom: (Program D, 12:30 p.m.) Doctor Who fans expect a lot, but quite often tend to go overboard in their expectations.  Our panel will examine the so-called ‘entitlement’ issue from fandom, expectations of how Doctor Who should be written — for the general public, for the kids, or for its more hardcore consumers — and how best to balance this going forward. With Erika Ensign

Colour Separation Overlay: (Program C, 3:30 p.m.) Has Doctor Who truly hit its stride of late with its representations of diversity and color on screen, or has it always been that way?  Why did it take 45 years to find its first companions of color, and why might depictions of color been more prominent or more nuanced in other eras?  And did it ever represent racist overtones?  Our panel will take a look at what the series has done right – or wrong – over the years. With Deb Stanish


Tumbling Who:  (Program D, 10 a.m) Beyond what we consider the ‘original’ internet fan community of discussion forums, Livejournals and websites, there’s a whole other world of fandom out there… vast tracts of fandom on Tumblr, social videos shared on Vine, connections made that the ‘old timers’ would never dream  about.  We’ll take a look beyond our comfort zone into the realms of Doctor Who fandom many of us never dreamed about… With Katrina Griffiths

Scientists & Sprained Ankles: The Women of 60′s & 70s Doctor Who: (Program D, Sunday 11 am) In a post-feminist era, we often look back on the early days of Doctor Who with rose-colored glasses, but its portrayal of women was not always what we would like it to have been.  We will take a look back at the portrayal of women in the early years of the show, and how it set the tone for years to come. With Deb Stanish

At The Eleventh Hour: (Program D, Sunday 12 p.m.) Matt Smith’s voyage in the TARDIS is done, and it’s certainly been a ride.  We will look back objectively at the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who, discussing his portrayal of the Doctor, his companions and adversaries, and the writing and production under the auspices of Steven Moffat.  With Liz Myles

London Falling: An Interview with Paul Cornell (Program Room C, 3 p.m.)  With Deb Stanish

Verity! Extra! – Chicago TARDIS – LIVE!

VerityExtraCTLive-300This week’s Extra! is a first for us–a LIVE show! The gracious powers-that-be at Chicago TARDIS let us do our thing–in person! Join Erika, Liz, Lynne, and special guest Jennifer Kelly (programming director of the con) as we review what we enjoyed about the convention, marvel at how weird it is to see each other while we’re talking, and discuss lots of audience-supplied mini-topics! This was oodles of fun, and we hope we get a chance to do it again sometime.

Thanks to everyone who came to the show for making it such fun!


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Verity! Extra! — A Con-versation

VerityExtraAConversationThis week’s Extra! is a timely one. With Gallifrey One only about a week away Deb, Erika, Kat, and Lynne discuss conventions–of the Doctor Who and the general SF variety. Connecting in person to fellow fans can be one of the best fan experiences, though it doesn’t always work out that way. We chat about our con experiences in general and our thoughts on Gally specifically.

Will you be at Gallifrey One this year? So will we! Well, four of us anyway–Deb, Erika, Kat, and Liz will be there with ribbons to share! We hope to see some of you there.  In addition to generally milling about throughout the weekend, some of us will be on panels. Please come see what we have to say! (Full descriptions of the panels can be found on the Gallifrey One Convention Schedule.)


Deb’s Panels
Editing and Publishing Doctor Who Nonfiction — Saturday 11am, Program B (This one’s pretty self-explanatory.)
The Next Doctor — Sunday 11:30am, Program D (Who will/should be the next actor to play our beloved Doctor?)
The Shakespeare Code — Sunday 1:30pm Program D (Discussing the Doctor’s many trips into Earth’s history.)

Erika’s Panel
The Twin Dilemma
 — Saturday 4pm Program D (This one’s about podcasting. Come hear Erika talk about Verity!)

Liz’s Panels
The Five Doctors?
 — Friday 8:30pm Program B (A critical look at Doctor Who companions and how most of them are not academics.)
Evolution of the Daleks — Saturday 2pm Program D (Daleks! Past, present, future?)

If you’re going to be at Capricon this weekend, you can find all of Lynne’s many appearances listed here!

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