Well. I should have had “keep a blog up to date” as one of my targets, considering how terrible I’ve been at this. I WILL make an effort to catch up over the next few weeks as I have ticked off several more targets.
For those that don’t know, Gallifrey is without a doubt the best Doctor Who convention on the planet (and possibly the best fan-run convention of any kind?). I’ve been to several before, so admittedly this one was a BIT of a cheat, but as this was the 30th anniversary, it’s special, and something I absolutely had to do.
Amazing long weekend in LA, meeting Catherine Tate, Sophie Hopkins, and a variety of other Doctor Who legends, and more importantly having drinks with friends in the beautiful (and occasionally very rainy) SoCal weather. Bliss!
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Secondly: Tillman Water Reclamation Park
Yes, now, this may seem like an odd one. Who wants to visit a water treatment facility?!
Well, me, ever since I discovered that the beautiful Japanese Garden attached to it was open to the pubic. See, this garden has appeared in lots of TV shows and films. For me the exciting ones were Starfleet Academy in numerous Star Treks, and Bill & Ted University in their second film. But click below for a full list:
After several days of rain, the weather rather wonderfully held up for this one, and I was nearly shedding geeky tears of joy visiting somewhere so meaningful to my youth. Hey 12-year-old-Matt, one day you’ll get into Starfleet Academy!
Another update coming REALLY soon, I promise, as there are several more things to tick off. If you enjoyed this though, please donate even just a few ££s to Epilepsy Research UK via this link: