While Matt Smith may now be done with “Doctor Who,” he is not officially done with the convention circuit just yet.
For the first time since the Christmas Special aired last year, the actor is set to appear at Wizard World New Orlenas Comic-Con in February on the 7th and the 8th. Matt will reportedly greet fans, sign autographs, take part in some sort of Q&A session, and also pose for photos. Basically, this is the same exact thing that most every other actor at a convention has done over the years. You go, spend some time with the fans, and try to handle the insane amount of people that are rushing to see you. Given how recent it was that Smith was on the show, and how loved he is in America as the 11th Doctor, we imagine that there will be a mountain of fans to see him the likes before never seen at a convention other than San Diego Comic-Con (and this is coming from someone who saw the line for Nathan Fillion and the cast of “The Walking Dead” at Toronto Fan Expo last summer).
This is actually Smith’s first appearance at a major con in America other than San Diego, and who knows what made him want to sign on for this one? A simple answer may just be a show of appreciation, and an opportunity for him to really sit down and discuss everything that happened on the show and his thoughts on saying goodbye to it. By the time that the convention itself actually rolls around, he really will have had a substantial amount of time to decompress after seeing the cavalcade of responses to his regeneration into Peter Capaldi.
As stated recently, the new Doctor will start filming new scenes this week for the upcoming eighth season, which will premiere on the BBC a little later in the fall. If you want to read some more TV news sent to your email sign up for the CarterMatt newsletter!