Hall-Who-een in Grapevine Celebrates the Sci-Fi Hit Show with a Free Fan Event

Nealie Sanchez in Who garb

Load up your TARDIS and travel across time and space: Just in time for Halloween, Grapevine’s British Emporium, located at 140 North Main Street, will be hosting the 7th annual Doctor Who Day on Sunday, Oct. 29.

According to a news release, the free fan event will feature photo opportunities, costume contests, live entertainment, video screenings and more.

Doctor Who, first aired in 1963, is a British Science Fiction television program produced by the BBC that depicts the adventures of a mysterious alien time-traveler known as “the Doctor” who travels in his space and time-ship, the TARDIS, the release says.

The Doctor and his companions explore time and space, solve problems and face adversaries such as monsters and daleks. In the next season, which will begin next year, will feature, for the first time, a female doctor played by Jodie Whittaker.

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This event is for fans, viewers and cosplayers of the cult British Science Fiction show Doctor Who. Attendees can mingle, pose-with-props, participate in a trivia quiz, and dress as their favorite character, the release says. USS Joshua the oldest, largest and most active Sci-Fi group in Dallas-Fort Worth will provide a TARDIS, the Time Lord’s spaceship, outside the Emporium. Live entertainment will be provided by “Buttermilk Junction,” an old-time string band. Find collectibles, posters, and of course Doctor Who’s much-beloved confections, Jelly Babies and Jammy Dodger tea biscuits.

“This award-winning, inspirational show is one of the longest-running sci-fi programs in the world and a significant part of British popular culture. We are delighted to provide a venue for Doctor Who fans and cosplayers just in time for Halloween. They put an incredible amount of work and effort into their costumes and props. Look out for some great photo opportunities,” British Emporium Owner Sheela K. Bailey said in the release. “Since our event is just two days before Halloween, we will be saying ‘Hall-ons-y’ instead of the Tenth Doctor’s ‘Allons-y’!”