Doctor Who and spin-off Class feature at New York Comic Con 2016

By Cameron K McEwan

BBC America have announced that both Doctor Who and its new spin-off series Class will have a big presence at this year's New York Comic Con.

For Whovians, there’s a look ahead to this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special and beyond as well as the first-ever convention appearance for new companion Pearl Mackie.

The event takes place at the Javits Center in New York City from October 6 - 9, 2016.

Check out the full details below.


Twelfth Doctor actor Peter Capaldi will make his New York Comic Con debut along with the first ever fan appearance by new co-star Pearl Mackie, who joins the series as Bill, the Doctor’s new companion.

Casting Pearl Mackie was a 'no brainer'.

When Pearl joined the cast, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat teased, “a new voyage is about to to begin,” and, “this is where the story really starts.”

Fans will get a sneak-peek of what’s ahead including the upcoming Christmas Special and the epic plans for Steven Moffat’s final season as showrunner.

The panel includes:
• Peter Capaldi (The Twelfth Doctor)
• Pearl Mackie (Bill)
• Steven Moffat (Showrunner)
• Brian Minchin (Executive Producer)


BBC AMERICA presents the first ever US panel for new series Class, the Doctor Who spin-off set in Shoreditch, London. Four Coal Hill School students who have hidden secrets and desires, navigate a life of friends, parents, school work, sex, sorrow – and possibly the end of existence. Fear is coming, tragedy is coming, war is coming.

From award-winning YA writer Patrick Ness, Class is executive produced by the team behind Doctor Who, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin, and stars exciting young new talents Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins and Vivian Oparah.

Gallery - take a look at the cast of

Coal Hill School has been a part of the Doctor Who universe since the very beginning, but that has come at a price. Time-travelling over the years has caused the very walls of space and time to become thin. There’s something pressing in on the other side, something waiting for its chance to kill everyone and everything, to bring us all into Shadow.

The panel includes:
• Greg Austin
• Fady Elsayed
• Sophie Hopkins
• Vivian Oparah
• Patrick Ness (Showrunner)
• Brian Minchin (Executive Producer)

Class is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Three and a BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide co-production.

New York Comic Con 2016 takes place from Oct 6-9 at the Javits Center, New York.

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