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Dr. Who conference in Hauppauge to host events for kids

Pictured is a Dalek, a race of cyborg

Pictured is a Dalek, a race of cyborg mutants featured in the "Dr. Who" series. The cyborgs are voiced by Nicholas Briggs, who will sit on a panel at the conference in Hauppauge. Credit: BBC / Adrian Rogers

Little Whovians have a lot to look forward to at this year’s L.I. Who conference, which takes place from Nov. 11 to 13 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge.

The Fandom Outreach Committee, part of the Suffolk County Library Association, is putting on the children’s activities at the event, which focuses on Britain’s long-running “Doctor Who” science-fiction TV show.

“It’s the most kids’ programming we’ve ever had,” says Ken Deep, showrunner. “It keeps growing because we get such a great response.”

One of the highlights will be Sunday’s “Dalek Protection Plan” featuring Nicholas Briggs, the voice of the cyborg mutants known as the Daleks. The panel will take place from noon to 12:50 p.m.

Other activities include a talk on time-traveling books, a “Jeopardy”-style quiz competition and a workshop to help participants make costumes out of Duct Tape.

Prices for children age 12 and under range from $19 for a day pass to $79 for a weekend pass and must be purchased with an adult ticket. Children age 3 and under are free with an adult pass purchase. To buy, go to and for more information, call 631-213-7946.


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