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Dr. Who Convention Finds Home on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A fan dressed as Dr. Who peaks out of a replica of the character’s time-traveling police box (Joe Nuzzo/Long Island Press).Fans of the BBC’s cult classic television series Dr. Who descended on the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma for the first convention celebrating the show held in the Northeast in more than 20 years.Consuming all three floors of the Clarion, the convention featured notable guests, including actor Sylvester McCoy, who played the series 7th Doctor and Radagast in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, and actress Chase Masterson of Star Trek and Dr. Who audio books.“I realized that this was the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who and no one was doing anything for it,” Ken Deep, the show’s creator, said. “I thought, if not me, then who?”Dr. Who, which holds the record for the longest-running science fiction TV show, follows a humanoid alien, or Time Lord, known as the Doctor, whose time-traveling spaceship disguised as a British police box leads him to face foes, right wrongs and save civilizations. The original series ran from 1963 to 1989 and was revived in 2005.Click here to see more fans dressed as characters from Dr. WhoWith the annual Long Island I-CON convention taking a break, Deep—an I-CON organizer himself—and other I-CON staff members focused their efforts on creating “L.I. Who.” The result was a convention with so many choices of panels, speakers, and featured events, it was hard for attendees to choose what to do next.On the vendor floor, fans poured over a vast array of Dr. Who memorabilia and other sci-fi related merchandise while celebrities were busy signing autographs and taking pictures.Of course, no sci-fi convention would be complete without colorful costume play, or cosplay. Many fans of the series proudly walked around the con in full costume stopping to pose for pictures or act out a scene with other cosplayers.Having completely sold out the conventions 1,100 tickets, Deep is already planning a convention for next year. “L.I. Who 2” is scheduled for Nov. 7-9, 2014.last_img read more

Jubilee: Ibrahimovic scored 25,000 Goal of Premiership! (Video)

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic had the honor to score 25,000th goal in the history of the Premier League after he scored in the 11th round in the match Manchester United against Swansea.He was waiting for the goal for 609 minutes, since he scored the last league goal against Manchester City in the 4th round when they were celebrating with 2: 1 at Old Trafford.Ibrahimovic scored against Swansea in the 21st minute with the shot from about 16 meters and it was 25,000th goal of Premiership.Just 12 minutes later, Ibrahimovic scored another goal for the leadership of the United 3: 0. That goal was jubilee as well. Not for the Premiership, but for Ibrahimovic, since that was his 400th goal of his career.Before Ibrahimovic’s jubilee, a true masterpiece was performed by Paul Pogba who scored for 1:0 in the 15th minute of the match. The most expensive player in the history of football hit from 17 meters.Take a look at the VIDEO.(Source: O. T./Klix.ba)last_img read more