Karen Gillan has joined the official Doctor Who Convention line-up, BBC Worldwide have confirmed. The Scottish actress, who plays Doctor Who companion Amy Pond alongside her on-screen husband Rory Williams (Arthur Davill), said she’s “really looking forward to the Convention and meeting all of the wonderful Doctor Who fans!”
Notably, this marks the last year during which she will be present on the show; current showrunner Steven Moffat has been quoted saying that her and Rory’s story will “come to a heartbreaking end” sometime during the seventh series. The next companion for the show has not yet been announced, but rumours currently suggest Sophia Myles, who previously played Madame de Pompadour.
Doctor Who Convention will take place at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff on the 24th and 25th of March, with only 1,500 tickets available for each day, on sale now from the convention website for £99. The three main theatre sessions at the event consist of hosted Q&A sessions with the stars, the creative department, and assorted crew members.
Gillan joins a line-up that already features co-stars Matt Smith and Arthur Davill, as well as a number of other cast members including Mark Sheppard, Simon Fisher-Becker, and Ian McNeice, in addition to Stephen Moffat and a number of other crew members, ranging from production designer Michael Pickwoad to casting director Andy Pryor.
You can find out more about Doctor Who Convention on our dedicated event page here, or on the event’s official website here. We’ll be in attendance in order to provide full coverage of the event, so keep an eye on our front page next month to get a glimpse inside the first official Doctor Who Convention.