Saturday, November 29, 2014


The third annual Supanova Pop Culture Expo came to Adelaide in late November. Supanova have a different hiring agreement to most pop-culture conventions, so normally the TARDIS doesn't appear for this particular convention. 

This year was a little different as my Victorian counterpart The Tardis Guy had hired a standard artists stall to display his wares. He makes a lot of different props, mainly Marvel props, so check out his FB site for all his goodies. 

Rather than cart his TARDIS prop across from Melbourne, mine acted as a stand in. Great convention, although the ridiculously humid and hot weather on day one, made it a little flat.

The TARDIS Guy also brought half of the Avengers with him, so we had a very popular stand.

The TARDIS was hugely popular with the fans, young and old and the quality of cosplay was incredible. This group of modern Who cosplayers was spot on and incredibly impressive.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Gawler Village Fair part 2

In the previous post I totally failed to actually talk about the Fair!

So the next week, on November 1 the TARDIS was put up in Pioneer Park, former site of Gawler cemetery and now home to the Rotary Village Fair, Dawn Service, and so on.

The weather was miserable (the photo doesn't show it), but it was cold, extremely windy and threatened to rain the whole morning. Still, there was a few sunny periods so many people were able to enjoy the Fair. I'm quite glad it weighs over 100kg otherwise I'd have been a little worried about the wind.

Apart from the picture above I didn't take any photos on the day, but here's one somebody posted on the Where's the TARDIS Facebook page.

No Seventh Doctor this time, so grabbed my Ten costume to fill in. Man I need a wig.

Gawler Village Fair

Gawler Village Fair has been going for decades. I actually grew up in that town, so I remember it fondly as a kid, back when you could still call the town a 'country town' and not the extension of urban sprawl or dormitory for city workers it's now become.

To promote the Village fair the TARDIS was erected the week prior to do a little street standing out front of the Town Hall / Library. It got quite the reaction, especially after being posted to the Gawler Library Facebook page.

Here we are set up out front of the Library.

It got an amazing amount of social media feedback getting shared around like never before. Go Gawler!

Once again Seventh doctor costumer Ben came to add some ambience.

Amazing changes in colour depending on perspective and camera.