Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Doctor Who South Korea Leg of World Tour Update

BBC Worldwide has recently addressed the critical comments being made by fans in South Korea by relocating the venue of the Seoul leg of the world tour. The relocation allows for a significantly greater amount of fans to attend to the screening event.

The special occasion will now be taking place in the Grand Ballroom at the 63 building on August 9th. This is where more than a thousand fans will gather to watch Deep Breath, the first episode to premier of the upcoming season. Guest appearances will be made by Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, the 25th of July at 9 am (KST), available for purchase online at http://www.yes24.com/ . Tickets will be priced at 15,000 KRW ($15.60) and 12,000 KRW ($11.70).

The GM of BBC Worldwide, Soojin Chung, has made the statement,
"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."
BBC Worldwide will also be holding two competitions, giving fans a chance to win tickets to the event.
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.
[Source: Doctor Who News ]