Doctor Who fans flock to convention in Swansea
TIME has run out for Doctor Who fans who have attended the last Regenerations convention in Swansea.
More than 270 enthusiasts flocked to city's annual convention at the Village Hotel, celebrating the world famous TV timelord.
It was attended by actor Sylvester McCoy, who played Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989, along with eight companions from over the years.
Organiser Cary Woodward who shares his St Thomas home with a massive collection of memorabilia from the show, said this would be the last Regenerations event after holding it in the city for the past nine years.
"It is my tenth event but it will be my last," he said.
"I am not a profitable organisation, I run it for fun and I can't keep funding it.
"I am not saying it will never be back, but I will take a few years out.
"The show is 50 and I am turning 50 three weeks before. So we are going out with a bang."
Actor Terry Molloy who played Davros — leader of the Daleks — said the event is his highlight of the year.
"This convention is terrific," he said.
"I will be sad to see it go. It sells out as soon as it is announced."
He said he was very much looking forward to the show's 50th anniversary celebrations.
"I am jumping across three continents," he said. "I will first be in Australia and then I will be back in London and then I will be going to Chicago for another convention.
"Doctor Who has become very worldwide."
Steve Speakman, of city arcade store Freaks, Geeks and Autographs, said it is a fantastic event.
"I have been to all bar one of these events in Swansea," said Mr Speakman, who lives in Briton Ferry.
"It is probably one of the friendliest of these events in this country. The actors love it."
Anthony Fagan from Ystalyfera, who works at Amazon, enjoys attending Doctor Who conventions selling merchandise in his spare time.
"I have always been a fan and collector," said the 42-year-old. "I come to these shows as a fan so if can sell something as well it is great.
"My first memory is The Sontaran Experiment in 1975 which scared me to death.
"To me Peter Davison is the doctor."
Seven-year-old Josh Lewis from Neath said he was enjoying the event.
"My favourite part was when a Dalek was chasing me, but I wasn't scared," said Josh who attends Melin Junior School.
Corey Hiscock and Michael Allen from Melbourne, Australia attended the convention as part of a two-week holiday.
"This is my fourth time I have been to this event in Swansea, " said Mr Hiscock.
"It is the most sociable event, you get to meet a great mix of people."