Fans of “Doctor Who” should set multiple reminders to attend Wizard World NYC, it was announced that for the first time, David Tennant and Matt Smith, the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in the long-running science fiction series “Doctor Who,” will appear at a public event together.
Both actors will attend “Wizard World NYC—The Doctors” on Saturday, April 16 at the PlayStation Theater in Manhattan. Whovians will have the unique opportunity to meet one or both of these popular stars with a variety of VIP packages.
Fans will be able to purchase Dual VIPs, which include a photo op with both Tennant and Smith along with an autograph from each and guaranteed attendance for two at their interactive Q&A panel. Solo VIPs will off a single photo op with either Doctor, one autograph and one Q&A admission. A limited number of solo photo ops may be available (dual photo ops are VIP only).
“Our fans have been clamoring to see David Tennant and Matt Smith, two of our most popular guests, together, and Wizard World is proud to have brought them to this unique event,” said John Macaluso, Wizard World CEO. “Wizard World NYC—The Doctors is a significant addition to our schedule of pop culture and gaming conventions that will be one of the highlights of an exciting year.”
Tennant’s principal run as the Tenth Doctor began in 2005 and continued through 2009, with a reprisal alongside Smith in the landmark 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor” in 2013. Since his early work on local Scottish television through roles in some of the most beloved fantasy and sci-fi franchises of all time, Tennant has been entertaining audiences with his unique brand of wit, warmth and humanity.
In 2005, Tennant lived out a childhood dream by being cast as the indomitable Doctor Who. Tennant’s run as the Tenth Doctor won massive praise from fans and critics alike, with readers of Doctor Who magazine voting him “Best Doctor.” Tennant’s run as the Doctor lasted five years and made an indelible impact on the series and its appeal not only among longtime fans but converts as well.
Smith, who picked up as the Eleventh Doctor following Tennant, continued in the title role through 2013 began his acting career on stage, appearing in various popular London theatrical performances before landing the coveted role in “Doctor Who” in 2010. He received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011 and his final episode, on Christmas Day, was BBC America’s largest audience ever, attesting to both the popularity of the series in America and Smith’s success in the role.