SDCC 2019: BBC America announce San Diego Comic-Con VR, signings, fan art competitions & merch


One of the most popular booths on the entire San Diego Comic-Con Exhibition Floor – BBC America – will be returning next week (Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st July 2019; Preview Night, Wednesday 17th July) to celebrate everything DOCTOR WHO… and, my word, they’re coming in hard.

You’ll be able to find them at #4129, slap bang in the middle of the melee, and fans will be able to experience demos of the new VR game DOCTOR WHO: THE EDGE OF TIME, coming to platforms this September.

Whovians will also be able to check out brand new SDCC exclusive merch – always rather special – as well as meet-and-greet with the comic creative talent behind some the incredible tie-in comics from Titan, throughout the entire weekend.

The BBC America booth is one of those on the floor, along with the likes of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, which is always staffed by some of the most upbeat and positive crew on the floor, making this a must-attend booth. Because if you’re not grinning your arse off by the time you leave, you’re a Weeping Angel!

From the BBC America Press Release:


Attendees traveling through space and time to San Diego Comic-Con can visit BBC AMERICA’s booth (#4129) to discover an immersive virtual reality experience, in-booth signings, the reveal of the winning artwork from the Doctor Who Fan Art Competition, and exclusive Doctor Who apparel, figures, and more from BBC Shop. The Doctor Who team is currently in production on their next season coming to BBC AMERICA.

Doctor Who: The Edge of Time VR Experience

You don’t have to be part of the TARDIS team to help the Doctor save the universe! New and returning fans visiting the BBC AMERICA booth will be among the first stateside to demo the upcoming virtual reality (VR) game DOCTOR WHO: THE EDGE OF TIME releasing in September 2019.

A feature-length VR experience, the game will transport fans into a globally-beloved world of monsters and aliens, mystery and wonder, letting them embark on a brand-new and fully-interactive adventure, inspired by the show’s 55-year history and starring the Doctor’s current incarnation, played by Jodie Whittaker.

DOCTOR WHO: THE EDGE OF TIME will launch on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus, HTC Vive, and Vive Cosmos in September. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is a Maze Theory production for BBC Studios.


The BBC AMERICA booth will host signings with artist Kelly Yates and author Richard Dinnick:

  • Kelly Yates will be at the BBC AMERICA booth on Thursday, July 18 and Saturday July 20 from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Yates, an illustrator best known for his work on Doctor Who comics for both Titan and IDW, inspired the exclusive Kawaii Collection available through the BBC Shop. In addition, he writes and illustrates the creator-owned books Amber Atoms and MonstHer.

  • Richard Dinnick will be at the BBC AMERICA booth on Friday, July 19 and Sunday, July 21 from 2:00pm-3:00pm.

Dinnick, author of Doctor Who: Myths and Legends and contributing author of the Doctor Who: The Missy Chronicles anthology, is a scripted writer for BBC, ITV, Disney XD and Amazon Prime. He has also written books and comics for Doctor Who and Lost in Space for IDW, BBC, Titan, and Legendary Entertainment, across all thirteen Doctors. He is currently working on his new TV show, Surface Tension and Rob (a retelling of Robin Hood) for Legendary.

Exclusive Merchandise

BBC Shop is bringing a slew of exclusive and first-to-market Doctor Who merchandise to San Diego Comic-Con:

Comic-Con Exclusives

  • Funko POP! Figurine: Pting (Retail: $15.00)
  • 3” Thirteenth Doctor TITAN Figurine (Retail: $10.00)
  • 3” Thirteenth Doctor & Materializing TARDIS Kawaii Figurine (Retail: $20.00)
  • Team TARDIS Hoodie (Retail: $50.00)
  • Thirteenth Doctor and TARDIS Kawaii T-Shirt (Retail: $25.00)
  • TARDIS Rainbow Galaxy T-Shirt (Retail: $25.00)
  • Team TARDIS Kawaii Mug (Retail: $15.00)
  • Blue TARDIS Tumbler (Retail: $20.00)
  • Rainbow Fleece Pullover (Retail: $45.00) – BBC Shop exclusive
  • POLICE BOX Pants (Retail: $45.00) – BBC Shop exclusive

First-to-Market Items

  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Winner Design (Retail: $25.00)
  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Runner-Up Design 1 (Retail: $25.00)
  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Runner-Up Design 2 (Retail: $25.00)
  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Runner-Up Design 3 (Retail: $25.00)
  • Fan Art T-Shirt: Runner-Up Design 4 (Retail: $25.00)
  • Noodle Bowl with Chopsticks (Retail: $10.00)
  • Thirteenth Doctor and TARDIS Enamel Pin Set (Retail: $15.00)
  • Pting Enamel Pin (Retail: $5.00)
  • TARDIS and Dalek Steampunk Tattoos (Retail: $5.00)
  • Thirteenth Doctor Costume Mini Backpack Retail: $65.00)
  • Thirteenth Doctor Costume Wallet (Retail: $35.00)

Fan Art Contest

Check out @BritiansBest and @doctorwhoshop for timing and countdown information, as well as reveals of the winning artwork. And then visit the BBC AMERICA booth daily to purchase exclusive shirts featuring the winning designs.

  • Thursday, July 18: Runners up announced
  • Friday, July 19: Runners up announced
  • Saturday, July 20: Grand prize winner

Join the Family!

At the BBC AMERICA booth, scan your badge, and receive an exclusive Doctor Who button plus enter for your chance to win a daily giveaway. Come back each day to collect all five pins.


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