Seoul Screening to be a Free EventBookmark and Share

Friday, 25 July 2014 - Reported by Marcus
BBC Worldwide have announced that the South Korea screening of Deep Breath, part of the Doctor Who World Tour, will now be free of charge.

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We have been overwhelmed by the Doctor Who love we have felt in Korea. The TARDIS popped up in Cheonggye Plaza and Gwanghwamun Yeolin Madang on Tuesday and Thursday and the response has been fantastic. And this evening, we have announced that it will be at Dongdaemun Design Plaza over the weekend.

As the first international stop of the Doctor Who Global Tour, Korean fans will be the first outside of the UK watch Deep Breath, the first episode of the latest season of Doctor Who.

It therefore makes us very happy to announce that tickets to the Doctor who fan event in Korea will now be free to fans in Korea.
The interest in the Event in the South Korean capital has taken BBC Worldwide by surprise. The event has already had to change location because of the huge interest from fans. The event will now take place in the Grand Ballroom at the 63 Building. Tickets can be reserved from yes24.com when bookings open on Sunday 27 July at 9am. A 1000KRW ($1) booking fee is payable.

Seats will be numbered and fans will be able to pick the seats they want – on a first come first served basis.




Doctor Who World Tour: South Korea UpdateBookmark and Share

Monday, 21 July 2014 - Reported by Marcus
BBC Worldwide has responded to criticism from fans in South Korea by changing the venue of the Seoul leg of its World Tour, allowing many more people to attend the special screening in the capital.

The event will now take place in the Grand Ballroom at the 63 Building which will give more than 1000 fans the chance to watch the first episode of the upcoming season of Doctor Who, Deep Breath.

The fan event will still take place on August 9 and will include an appearance by the new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and his on-screen companion, played by Jenna Coleman.

Soojin Chung, GM of BBC Worldwide Korea said
"Fans are at the heart of everything we do. We have listened to and taken our fans advice. The new venue will allow many more fans to participate in the fan event and the contests we have planned will allow as many Doctor Who fans as possible to get their hands on tickets –whether they are in Seoul or not.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 25 July at 9am (KST). Fans will be able to purchase online from yes24.com . Tickets are priced at 15,000 KRW ($15.60) and 12,000 KRW ($11.70).

In the lead-up to the landing of the Doctor Who World Tour in Seoul, BBC Worldwide will host two competitions, giving fans the opportunity to win tickets to the fan event:
BBC Worldwide Ticket Competition.

Starting Tuesday 22 July, the TARDIS will be popping up in prominent locations in Seoul. Fans who spot it can take a creative picture of themselves with the TARDIS, and tweet us in the picture showing us how much they love Doctor Who. Fans should post to their photo to Twitter with the hashtag #tardisinseoul and the most creative pictures stand to win tickets to the fan event.

The TARDIS locations will be announced on our Twitter account @doctorwho_kor with the first location posted on Monday 21 July at 9pm Korea time. The full competition terms and conditions will be posted on doctorwho.tv/worldtour. Fans can start tweeting their entries from 12 noon on Tuesday 22 July until 11.59pm Sunday 27 July when the competition closes (all times KST).

Fans who aren't able to spot the TARDIS in Seoul can still win tickets to the event. A template for a mini cut-out TARDIS will be shared on Twitter at doctorwho_kor. Fans will be able to download this to use in their photos. Similar to the first competition, the most creative pictures, hashtagged #tardisinseoul stand to win tickets. The exact start date and time of this competition will be announced on Twitter.

50 pairs of tickets are up for grabs for each of the two competitions.




Doctor Who World Tour: South Korea detailsBookmark and Share

Monday, 14 July 2014 - Reported by Chuck Foster
BBC Worldwide have now released details about the forthcoming Doctor Who World Tour's arrival in South Korea:

World Tour (Seoul)The twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi and the Doctor’s on-screen companion, played by Jenna Coleman will land in Korea on 9th August and will spend the day with Korean fans and media.

The fan event will take place at IFC mall in Seoul on the 9th and will start with a special fan screening of the new season's first episode. After the screening, Peter and Jenna will meet with Korean Doctor Who fans. The fan meeting will take place at 5.00pm at the atrium of the mall and is open to all.

To celebrate the Korea stop of Doctor Who: The World Tour, there will be competitions where fans can win tickets to the screenings that will take place in multiple cinemas. More information about these competitions will be released later this week. Fans can follow doctorwho_kor on twitter for details.





Doctor Who - The World TourBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - Reported by Marcus
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are to embark on a World Tour, promoting the upcoming series of Doctor Who, which hits screens this August.

Fans in the UK will have a chance to see the couple at exclusive events in Cardiff and London on 7 August before they jet off, alongside showrunner Steven Moffat, visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to take part in a series of media and fan engagements

Peter Capaldi, speaking ahead of the tour, said:
It’s fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After eight months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans.
Executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat added:
I've always thought we'd all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it's going to happen. I'll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags.
The tour marks the largest ever promotional undertaking in Doctor Who’s 50-year history and will take in Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia) before hitting New York (US) on August 14. It continues to Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where the tour ends on August 19th.

More details of the itinerary will be available soon at www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour as well as reports from the tour as it happens, which fans everywhere will be able to enjoy across social and digital platforms.

BBC Worldwide’s ambition for the brand has grown considerably since the global success of the 50th Anniversary which saw the special episode The Day Of The Doctor broadcast simultaneously in 98 countries and in over 1500 cinemas across the world, setting a new record for event cinema in its first three days on general release.