Doctor Who conventions are an option, but while I'm enjoying Peter Capadi in the role, I not really interested in conventions that simply deal with the rebooted series.
One convention did catch my eye - Genesis 2016, a good old fashioned fan run event taking place at the Newcastle Gateshead Marriot Hotel MetroCentre on Saturday 4th and 5th June.
The biggest problem is tracking it down to book it. It's under Dimensions Events on line and most of the updates are on Facebook, which might go some way to explaining why its struggling to get people to sign up.
I think its worth supporting and judging by the guests attending, subject to the usual conditions who seem to cover pretty much the whole Doctor Who timeline it could well be worth the effort to book the weekend and get back to some classic Doctor Who fandom.
Some of the guests announced so far are William Russell and Carole Anne Ford who featured in the early William Hartnell stories, along with Waris Hussien who directed those early episodes.
Katy Manning who played Jo Grant opposite Jon Pertwee's Doctor.
Louise Jameson who played Leela opposite Tom Baker's Doctor. Tom has agreed to take part in a live video link which Louise will host.
Peter Miles who appeared in three serials over the years but is probably best known as the Nyder in the classic, 'Genesis of The Daleks'.
Sophie Aldred who played Ace opposite Sylvester McCoy's Doctor.
A familiar face for followers of the series' reboot and a kind of link to the classic show is Jemma Redgrave who plays The Brig's daughter Kate, and current head of U.N.I.T.
These are just some of the guests, and the whole weekend sounds like it could be just what I'm looking for, so much so that I've already booked it.