UPDATE: Now with link to gallery.

This post is probably going to end up excitably-written and not exactly well-formed, but I MET PAUL MCGANN. DRESSED AS PAUL MCGANN.

I went to his photoshoot first, and had a photo with him; I said "Hello, Doctor" and he smiled, ruffled my wig and said it was almost as good as his (he was joking; for those who don't know, he HATED the wig he wore in the movie). Had photo taken with us both holding my sonic screwdriver (in retrospect, looking kind of like we were ballroom dancing...).

I then went to his stand once he was done with the photos, to get it signed. The guy in front of me (another big McGann fan) asked him about any involvement in the 50th, and I have to say that it seemed really genuine when he said that he wasn't. I know, he's an actor, he could've been pulling the wool over our eyes, but there was something about the way he said it - I hate to say it, but I believe him.

And then the bombshell... my turn to chat to him. I offered him a jelly baby. THE DOCTOR TOLD ME HE DOES NOT LIKE JELLY BABIES. WHAT THE HECK?! After that I chatted to him about his work on Big Finish, and asked him what he had coming up in the future on that front (he's been recording Dark Eyes 2, so that can't be far away, cannot wait!) He dropped a hint to me that he's got stuff planned beyond Dark Eyes 2, involving a new companion, but he couldn't tell me who that was because he'd have to kill me. Good luck with that, killing yourself from 16 years ago!

He was really friendly, and it was the highlight of a weekend that'd already been one of the best convention experiences I've had so far. I'll update this post once my photos have uploaded to photobucket.

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UPDATE: Pictures here: http://s7.photobucket.com/user/jjpprob/l…

Password is "McGann"