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Saturday at the Con

Today was the day it all turned around.

I don't know if it was all the fabulous Doctor Who fans I got to hang out with, but man, my Saturday rocked.

I saw John Barrowman abduct and photograph a Spartan Warrior.

I got filmed for Doctor Who Confidential.

I saw Naoko Mori in a top that defied conventional engineering.

I got to wave at Russel T. Davies and Colin Baker.

And then I took the evening off to see the Mythbusters.

Which was a huge mistake because David Tennant, John Barrowman and Russell T. Davies all attended the Doctor Who/Torchwood screening.

And they snogged on stage.

Not all at once!

David and John had a snog and then John ran over and gave Russel a chase little smooch so he would't feel left out.

I only know this because the video was posted on YouTube.  :(

So much for my network of spies.

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The Cultdom Collective Podcast now on iTunes!

The Cultdom Collective Podcast Talkshoe ID 54821 with daveac and Ian, The 6th Doctor, is now on iTunes - subscribe -

Cheers, daveac

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Friday at the Con

Dalek GirlDalek GirlToday was one long slog in the mud waiting for Sunday.

I did see Robert Downy Jr, Denzel Washington, Hayao Miyazaki, Cameron Diaz, John Lasseter and Gary Oldman, so it wasn't a complete loss.

No new Doctor Who news or rumors to report.

I did see a Dalek Girl

Pictured left.

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Thursday at the Con

Today I spent a good bit of the day just roaming, looking over as much of the Con as I could get access to.

I wore my new fedora hat and one of my Season Fourteen scarves.

Ballroom 20, where the Doctor Who and Torchwood panels will be held on Sunday, has changed the entrance to the bay side of the convention hall.

I'm going to the Hayao Miyazaki panel tomorrow morning, so I'll use that as a dress rehersal for Sunday.

I walked the Exhibit floor for several hours, meeting up with several friends from Gallifrey One.

The folks at BBC America were kind enough to tell me that David Tennant was due to fly into Los Angeles, where he was to attend several meetings and then come on down to San Diego Comic Con.

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Every year I swear I'm never coming back and every year I do.

San Diego Comic Con is not a convention.  It's a trade show.  It's also a social experiment in frustration.

There's too many people crammed into a huge space.

Someday, something awful is going to happen.  Sure hope I'm not here to see it.

Anyhoo, arrived in beyootiful San Diego, dropped stuff off at our amazing hotel (it's in an old bank building) and then headed down to the Con.

We stood in the 'Professional' line (my DH owns comic book shops) out in the hot sun for over an hour.

Then we got to sit down in an even bigger line to get onto the Exhibit Floor for Preview Night.

It was a zoo.

But the big boys all had their booths rockin'.  DC.  Marvel.  Lucasfilm.  Disney.  Huge.

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Packing, packing, packing

Packing, packing, and re-packing.

Most of San Diego Comic Con is standing in lines or crushing through a crowd to get somewhere, so I'm restricting myself to one bag on the con floor, another one for back at the hotel with clothes and back up stuff.

I keep going back and forth over whether or not I should wear one of my scarves. . .  I'll pack one full sized one and a bunch of the sample scarves.

Got my digital recorder, the iPhone, of course, the good digital camera, the new MacBook, sound canceling headphones and regular ear buds.

The scarf I'm currently knitting on.

Business cards, photographs, my PodShock t-shirt, plenty of sharpies and my autograph book.

Got my tickets, my boarding pass, my hotel reservation number.

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The Cultdom Collective Podcast coming soon!

We are coming 4! The Cultdom Collective Podcast starts Sunday 2nd August 2009 on Talkshoe ID 54821 with daveac and Ian, The Sixth Doctor.

Cheers, daveac and Ian


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Hallo All!


I figured I'd better give this here blog a whirl before things got nuts a little later this week.

I'm TARDIS-Tara, and I'm a special correspondant for PodShock.

I'm attending San Diego Comic Con and I'll be sending back pictures and soundbites and goodies all week.

So hold tight, watch this space.



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1 Year of daveac vblogs!

daveac vblog 052 is up on

I won't normally 'blog' on this page about individual vblog episodes - the links are elsewhere on this blog - but since I've reached 1 full year of vblogging I though a post here would be nice.

daveac vblog 052

'One small vblog for a man, one giant entertainment for mankind'

I've now been doing these vblogs for 1 year! Blimey!

Slightly dis-organised as I've been watching the British Open Golf :-)

Doctor Who included - 'Revelation of the Daleks' DVD

The wine thie week - Millstone Shiraz 2008 14% Western Cape (South Africa)

To Subscribe to the iTunes version:-

Cheers, daveac

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We.... Have.... Decided!

Hello Folks

Well the decision has been made, the podcast is called……

The Cultdom Collective

What does all this mean I hear you ask… oh you didn’t… well I’ll tell you anyway :)

There is a structure to this Kingdom we are building, as you may have noticed there are

several different appearances around the Internet, Our Blog, Twitter,  Facebook, and of course the Podcast.

Dave and I Decided to create separate names for these and they are as follows:

Go to The Cultdom Chroniles Blog to continue reading please...

Cheers, Dave Ian

This Week In Doctor Who - July 11, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
July 11, 2009 - Vol 12, No 28
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott

The original test post of This Week In Doctor Who went out on July 13, 1998. Happy 11th to the column as of Monday.

Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:

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My dac100 YouTube site hi-jacked by aliens!

Help - my daveac YouTube site 'dac100' has been taken over by Aliens!

'We are Coming' is the message! They will land on Talkshoe on Sunday 2nd August at 3.30 pm EDT - their call ID is 54821

I'm determined to be there to see what they have to say - I hope you will too!

Their video signal was captured and can be watched here!


Cheers, daveac

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Video Release Information in Video Business

Video Business is a trade publication for producers and distributors of video product, primarily in the US.  It's a publication from the same people who publish Variety, the entertainment industry trade paper.  I used to work for a distributor, and I still get this electronically - it's always interesting to read to see what the trends are.  And sometimes there's cool stuff too!  Here's an announcement about "The Next Doctor."

I'll let you know if I find anything else of interest.

This Week In Doctor Who - July 3/4, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
July 3/4, 2009 - Vol 12, No 27
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott

Upcoming Premiere Broadcasts:

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We like Johnny Depp 'cause Johnny Depp likes Withnail!

We love Gugu M'Batha-Raw (Martha's sister) too - she played Ophelia in this Donmar production of "Hamlet." I hope they let her appear in the Broadway transfer.  It will never come to LA, though.  Which sucks:

That's the big news of the day from me!

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