Yesterday was the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who — the iconic and award-winning British sci-fi TV show which first aired in 1963.
There were parties happening all over the world on Saturday, so I dropped by the Scarecrow Video bash and the EMP celebration in Seattle.
The line to get in to EMP wrapped around the block. Inside, fans could take photos with a replica TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space); vote for their favorite companion; enter a costume contest and even go inside a virtual TARDIS (this seemed to be the main point of interest, since the line was huge!). All the other galleries were open too, so it was a good opportunity to view the museum’s Fantasy, Horror and especially the Science Fiction exhibits. (Previously on GeekWire: Sci-Fi nerds look to open new museum in Washington D.C.)
The night was full of excitement as people gathered in EMP’s Sky Church, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Doctor Who, to ultimately geek out together. Here’s a look at some of the action.