The Idiot's Lantern

The Idiot's Lantern

Friday, May 29, 2009

More updates!

First of all, welcome Bill, our newest memember from Norton!!! We hope you like it here. :)

Ok, I know I said I'd try to get my pictures posted by the end of the week...but it just didn't happen. New goal: next week! ;)

However, thanks to Carrie and Lee, we have a couple more links of our favorite Weeping Angel!!

And this has got to be one of the best pictures, ever: Angel and baby

It's been quite a busy week for Doctor Who and both of it's spinoffs! Here are a few more news bits:

The Doctor's new companion is announced

BBC America gets first-run rights for the 2008/9 Who specials


a new trailer for Torchwood's Children of the Earth is here-yay!

Also, from, BBC America has updated their Torchwood site and it's filled with goodies-go check it out!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Marcon, welcome, and some show news

First of all, I'd like to welcome Cindy from Springfield! Welcome, Cindy!!

Next, it was great seeing all of you at Marcon!! Our video room was a success again this year! Special thanks to Andrew, for creating the playlist, Jarrod, for working out the schedule, and to ALL of our volunteers!!! Without you, we couldn't have done it!

Congrats to Betty, for winning the Hall Costume prize-her costume was fantastic! She made a very convincing Angel from Blink-it was fun to listen to the con-goers try to figure out if she was real or not. ;) She was mentioned in this blog, and can be seen in this photo set posted by members of the USS Maximillian.

I'm currently fighting a cold I seem to have picked up, but I hope to post some of my pictures to my flickr account by the end of the week.

(Thanks to Maureen, Andrew, and Lee for the news/links!)

So! If you had been hearing certain rumors regarding our favorite show and it's spinoffs around the con, some of them have been confirmed by being officially announced!

Spoiler phobes, beware the following links:
(btw, they all say pretty much the same thing-just an official announcement, and some fan blog takes)

Spoiler link 1
Spoiler link 2
Spoiler link 3
Spoiler link 4 -with a couple of more links in the post!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Marcon 44!!

Hey everyone! Hope to see you at Marcon tomorrow!!! I'll be around-in the video room, attending panels. Be sure to check out the parody 'Doctorre Who' with the Confused Greenies Saturday evening!! :)

I never did get around to making my Sarah Jane costume from the Hand of Fear, but I did manage to scrape together 2 costumes from the Sarah Jane Adventures-they aren't perfect, but as with all my costumes, I start of basic, and then improve as the cons go by. I may also be totting around my "K-9" (my childhood stuffed dog dressed as K-9) ;)

Look for me! My badge will have 'Romanadvoratrelundar' on it. (I don't remember if I also included 'DWC') I may edit the badge to also say 'Romana1 on', (like I should have done at the beginning of Chicago Tardis! )

Before I go, a little bit of random news-the Doctor Who graphic novel, Forgotten ranked within the top 300 graphic novel sales in April! It ranked no. 77! Woo! Click here for full article.

See you at Marcon!!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Social meeting!!!

Hey everyone! Tomorrow we are having a social meeting, which the Walters have graciously offered there home for. :)

The fun begins at 5, and will run until about 9. They will be grilling hamburgers, hotdogs and brats. Everyone, please bring a dish to share!!!

Directions and contact info have been posted in the files section on the Yahoo list.

Hope to see you there!

(Oooh, Marcon is only a week away!! Is everybody ready? :) )

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Marcon steering meeting and movie premiere!

Hiya Folks,

Don't forget, we have another steering meeting tonight! Change of venue, though-instead of Tommy's, we'll be meeting at Tai's Asian Bistro, a block down the road (thank you for the reminder, Maureen!)

Come join us at 8pm to discuss Marcon details! Later, join us for the midnight premiere of Angels and Demons. As before, if you want to join us for the movie, go ahead and order your tickets for LENNOX. (

Marcon is only 8 days away!!!

Hope to see you tonight!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Steering meeting and movie reminder!

Hi All!

Just a friendly reminder-there's a steering meeting tonight at Tommy's Pizza on Lane starting at 8pm to talk about Marcon stuff, followed by a group outing to see the premiere of the new Star Trek movie! Rmemeber to get your tickets for Lennox! (

Any questions, contact Andrew!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Looking Ahead-upcoming meetings/gatherings

Gah, apologies to those who are following our blog with RSS-I hit the wrong key and it published a blank entry!

Just a reminder that we are having another steering meeting this Thursday, May 7th, starting at 8pm at Tommy's on Lane. This will be another meeting/movie premiere event! :) If you are just interested in joining us for the meeting to discuss Marcon plans, that's ok! :) Anyone interested in both the meeting and the premiere of Star Trek, go ahead and buy advanced tickets for LENNOX. :)

Also, just to give people a heads up-we will be having a social meeting on Saturday, May 16th starting at 5pm. More details to follow.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Andrew!