Gallifrey One

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Gallifrey One
Status Active
Genre Science fiction
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Country United States
Inaugurated 1990
Attendance 3700+ (approx. as of 2014)
Organized by Gallifrey One Conventions / Institute for Specialized Literature (ISL) Inc.
Filing status Non-profit

Gallifrey One is an annual North American science fiction convention focusing primarily on the British television series Doctor Who and its spin-offs, Torchwood, K-9 and The Sarah Jane Adventures, with an additional emphasis on British and American science fiction television media, held each February in Los Angeles.[1] The event bills itself as "the largest and longest-running annual Doctor Who convention in the world". Sponsored by Gallifrey One Conventions and the Institute for Specialized Literature (ISL) Inc., a California not-for-profit organization, Gallifrey One has been held every year since 1990 in the greater Los Angeles area and has featured guests from a variety of genre television programs including Babylon 5, Star Trek, Alien Nation, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica.[2][3][4]

Gallifrey One is the formal name of the convention; the event has always featured the full name of the event, along with a play on the iteration as drawn from popular media, such as "Gallifrey One Across the Eighth Dimension" (from Buckaroo Banzai), "The Tenth Planet of Gallifrey One" (a Doctor Who reference), and "Gallifrey One's Fifteen Minutes of Fame" (a reference to the phrase coined by Andy Warhol).

The convention's annual charity auction is named for the late Lost in Space actor Bob May, a long-time guest and dealer at the event before his passing. The convention is family-friendly, with activities for children.[5]

The Outpost Gallifrey website, originally set up to advertise the convention, became a very popular Doctor Who fan website internationally for many years, until it ceased operations in July 2009; the website address at that time reverted to providing convention information only.

List of Gallifrey One events[edit]

Event Convention Name /
Principal Doctor Who Guests (including other media guests, first appearance only)
Date Location
1 Gallifrey One May 25–28, 1990 Los Angeles Airport Hilton
Jon Pertwee, John Nathan-Turner, John Levene, Ronald D. Moore
2 Gallifrey One: The Sequel May 3–5, 1991 Pasadena Hilton
Sylvester McCoy, Deborah Watling, Richard Franklin, Larry Niven, Barbara Hambly
3 Gallifrey One in 3-D February 21–23, 1992 Los Angeles Airport Hilton
Nicholas Courtney, Sophie Aldred, David Gerrold, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
4 Gallifrey One Goes Fourth February 26–28, 1993 Burbank Airport Hilton
Nicola Bryant, Frazer Hines, J. Michael Straczynski
5 A Fifth of Gallifrey One February 18–21, 1994 Glendale Red Lion
Colin Baker, Terrance Dicks, Barry Letts, John Levene, Forrest J Ackerman
6 The Six Wives of Gallifrey One February 24–26, 1995 Irvine Radisson Plaza
Peter Davison, Philip Segal, John Levene, Nigel Bennett, Harry Harrison
7 The Seventh Seal of Gallifrey One February 16–19, 1996 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, John Levene, Patricia Tallman, Richard Herd, Aron Eisenberg
8 Gallifrey One Across the Eighth Dimension February 14–16, 1997 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Anneke Wills, Michael Craze, Philip Segal, Yee Jee Tso, Julie Caitlin Brown, Ed Wasser, Robert Hewitt Wolfe
9 The Nine Lives of Gallifrey One February 13–15, 1998 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Colin Baker, Deborah Watling, Matthew Waterhouse, Erin Gray, Jeff Conaway, Richard Hatch, Anne Lockhart, Herbert Jefferson, Jr., Stephen R. Donaldson, Dorothy C. Fontana
10 The Tenth Planet of Gallifrey One February 12–15, 1999 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Nicholas Courtney, Wendy Padbury, Daphne Ashbrook, Wayne Alexander, Robin Atkin-Downes, Tucker Smallwood, Casey Biggs
11 The Eleventh Hour of Gallifrey One February 18–20, 2000 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Peter Davison, Terrance Dicks, Peter Woodward, Bob May, Marc Scott Zicree, Robert Trebor, Carrie Dobro, Michele Scarabelli, Gary Graham
12 The Twelfth Regeneration of Gallifrey One February 23–25, 2001 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Bonnie Langford, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton, India Fisher, Lisa Bowerman, Mira Furlan, Brad Dourif, Daniel Dae Kim, Marjorie Monaghan, Frank Kelly Freas
13 The Thirteenth Floor of Gallifrey One February 15–18, 2002 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Carole Ann Ford, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Maggie Stables, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Richard Lynch
14 Gallifrey One: Episode XIV - The Faction Paradox February 14–17, 2003 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Peter Davison, Colin Baker, India Fisher, Caroline Morris, Virginia Hey, Andrea Thompson, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Marv Wolfman & Len Wein
15 Gallifrey One's Fifteen Minutes of Fame February 13–16, 2004 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Janet Fielding, Yee Jee Tso, India Fisher, Paul Darrow, Susannah Harker, Danny Strong, Robia LaMorte, Stuart Pankin
16 The Sixteen Swashbucklers of Gallifrey One February 18–20, 2005 Airtel Plaza Hotel
Elisabeth Sladen, Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin, Terrance Dicks, Barry Letts, Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell, Amber Benson, Jack Donner, Toby Longworth
17 Gallifrey One in the 17th and a Half Century February 17–19, 2006 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Noel Clarke, Mary Tamm, Louise Jameson, Steven Moffat, Philip Olivier, David Warwick, Pamela Salem, Mark Gatiss, Vaughn Armstrong, Tracy Scoggins, Deanna Lund, Michael Muhney, Natalija Nogulich
18 The Eighteenth Amendment of Gallifrey One February 16–18, 2007 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Colin Baker, Caroline John, Eric Roberts, Steven Moffat, Terry Molloy, Maggie Stables, John Levene, Geoffrey Beevers, Bill Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Richard Chaves, France Nuyen, Carol Lynley
19 Gallifrey One's Nineteenth Symphony: Opus 2008 February 15–17, 2008 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Steven Moffat, Daphne Ashbrook, Andrew Cartmel, Joel Hodgson, Derek Riddell, James Moran, Moya Brady
20 Gallifrey One: 20 to Life February 13–15, 2009 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Phil Collinson, Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Gareth David-Lloyd, Kai Owen, Naoko Mori, Daphne Ashbrook, Phil Ford, Laura Doddington, Ciara Janson, Claudia Christian, Wendy Pini, Tony Lee, Callum Blue
21 Gallifrey One: Blackjack 21 February 26–28, 2010 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Katy Manning, Georgia Moffett, Louise Page, Tommy Knight, Graeme Harper, Deborah Watling, Andrew Hayden-Smith, John Levene, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Bob Baker, John Pickard, Colin Teague, Alice Troughton, Pia Guerra, Larry Nemecek, Stephanie Beacham
22 Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery February 18–20, 2011 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse, John Leeson, John Levene, Frazer Hines, Tracie Simpson, Cush Jumbo, Ian McNeice, Neill Gorton, Rob Mayor, Joss Agnew, Gareth Roberts, Jane Espenson, Doris Egan, James Moran, Paul Kasey, Sarah Douglas, Chase Masterson
23 Gallifrey One's Network 23 February 17–19, 2012 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Paul McGann, Camille Coduri, Mark Sheppard, Louise Jameson, Maureen O'Brien, William Russell, Tony Curran, Caitlin Blackwood, Richard Franklin, Daphne Ashbrook, Toby Haynes, W. Morgan Sheppard, Simon Fisher-Becker, Yee Jee Tso, John Shiban
24 The 24 Hours of Gallifrey One February 15–17, 2013 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Freema Agyeman, Sylvester McCoy, Philip Hinchcliffe, Mark Strickson, Peter Purves, Deborah Watling, Ben Browder, Frances Barber, Michael Jayston, Neve McIntosh, Frazer Hines, Nicholas Pegg, Dan Starkey, Neve McIntosh, Ian McNeice, Finn Jones, Ashley Eckstein, Paul Marc Davis, Anjli Mohindra, Gary Russell, Ed Stradling
25 Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious Years February 14–16, 2014 Los Angeles Airport Marriott
Colin Baker, Billie Piper, Paul McGann, Arthur Darvill, Katy Manning, Nicola Bryant, Mark Sheppard, Gareth Thomas, Jean Marsh, Matthew Waterhouse, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Richard Franklin, John Levene, Tom Price, Annette Badland, David Banks, Deep Roy, Lachele Carl, Stuart Milligan, Dominic Glynn, Velile Tshabalala, Ricco Ross, Paul Cornell, Rob Shearman, Gary Russell, Phil Ford, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Brent Spiner, Greg Weisman[6]
25 The 26 Seasons of Gallifrey One (announced) February 13–15, 2015 Los Angeles Airport Marriott


  1. ^ Crescenta Valley Weekly, March 2011
  2. ^ BBC Cult, February 20, 2003
  3. ^ Wired Magazine, "New Doctor Who Regenerates Fan Base," February 2008
  4. ^ IGN Entertainment, "The Dr. Who Report: Gearing Up For Gallifrey," February 10, 2005
  5. ^ CranfordTeague, Jason (8 February 2012). "Are You Going to Gallifrey?". GeekDad. Wired. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Convention Guests Gallifrey 2014 Retrieved 19 October 2013.

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