Where to Park & What To Do During [Re]Generation WHO 2017!
Calling all Doctor Who fans! This spring, from March 24 to March 26, the third annual Doctor Who convention (Re)Generation WHO will come to Baltimore’s Renaissance Hotel.
For convention attendees and vendors, we offer a flat$15 rate here at Harbor Park Garage! To save your space, follow this link to prepay and skip the wait at the garage.
About the Convention
The convention begins at noon on Friday, March 24 and lasts until Sunday at 5 p.m. Regular full weekend ticket prices, when purchased in advance are $80 in advance for adults ($90 at the door) and $20 for children 5-12. Single-day tickets are also available (Friday for $5, Saturday for $60, Sunday for $50) and there are several additional VIP options.
The lineup includes both Classic and New Doctor celebrities and creators. Guest include Sylvester McCoy (The Seventh Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Michelle Gomez (Missy), Ingrid Oliver (Petronella Osgood) and Katy Manning (Third Doctor Companion Jo Grant).
The weekend will include autograph sessions, photo ops, scavenger hunts, viewings of Doctor Who videos, cosplay contests, a vendor’s room and a dedicated children’s program. Plus, there will be plenty of opportunities to converse with other fans and with those involved with the creation of the show.
There are about 80 different sessions and events planned, covering everything from moderated discussions with actors and conversations with Doctor Who writers to a travel guide helping fans plan Doctor Who tours, a how-to crash course on cosplay and a discussion of how people can use fandom to help overcome depression and anxiety. Plus, there will be numerous opportunities to discuss favorite episodes and seasons of the show itself and to meet up with other cosplayers and Doctor fans.
What to Do & Where to Stay in the Area
The Renaissance Hotel is located at 202 East Pratt Street, at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Make the most of your day while you’re downtown for the conference – there are plenty of other things to do and see near the hotel.
If you’re looking for a place to stay overnight, the organizers have arranged for discounted rooms with the Renaissance Hotel, where the conference
itself takes place. The location is also close to several other downtown hotels, including the Brookshire Suites and the Pier 5 Hotel.
History buffs and anyone interested in the naval industry will be fascinated by the four historic ships located around the harbor and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, located on Pier 5.
And, of course, there’s shopping. Start at Harborplace, then walk east along the water, to Harbor East, where you’ll find some of the city’s glitziest shops, including the Under Armour Brand House.
There are also tons of restaurants in the downtown area. If you’re looking for something family-friendly and fun, head to Peruvian chicken joint Chicken Rico’s near the Power Plant Live!, to the ever-popular Shake Shack, or over to Miss Shirley’s, a popular southern-influenced restaurant that serves terrific breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There’s a lot of nightlife in the area, too. Power Plant LIVE! is packed with bars catering to all types, plus live music venues that book a wide variety of shows.