Through Thursday (June 9), fans can win a festival weekend pass by following @NOLATIMEFEST and tagging their favorite sci-fi cosplay photos with #NOLATIMEFEST on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Winners will be announced on Friday (June 10). (Photo provided by NOLA Time Fest)
Fans of the beloved British television phenomenon “Doctor Who” will converge with local pop culture lovers at The Hilton New Orleans Airport (901 Airline Drive) on Saturday (June 11) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday (June 12) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the fourth annual NOLA Time Fest.
The family-friendly weekend festival is the brainchild of Krewe du Who, a Whovian Gulf Coast community group, and local mad scientist rock band The Consortium of Genius.
“We wanted to put the fest back in Time Fest.”
— Paul Patecek, co-producer of NOLA Time Fest
Originally founded in 2013, the festival was extended into a two-day event last year.
“People from all fandoms are welcome,” says Krewe du Who member Paul Patecek, who co-produces the festival with Consortium of Genius member Lewis D'Aubin.
On Saturday (June 11), the festival will introduce Chronopalooza, a live music event with performances by Terra Terra, The Tomb of Nick Cage, Some Metry Guy, The Suzaku 7, Darwin Prophet and The Consortium of Genius.
“We wanted to put the fest back in Time Fest,” says Patecek.
In addition to attending panel discussions, visitors can enter costume contests, compete in a Super Smash Bros. Tournament hosted by Versus Gaming and peruse the festival’s marketplace, which will offer handmade jewelry, collectible toys, comics and original artwork.
Festival-goers can celebrate their favorite Time Lord by snapping pictures with replicas of “Doctor Who” icons, including Cybermen and the Face of Boe.
“We’ll also have four full-sized TARDISes to commemorate our fourth year,” says Patecek.
NOLA Time Fest will also host the 501st Legion Bast Alpha Garrison Storm Troopers' Charity Booth benefiting Team Fox
, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and will additionally offer a Dalek shooting gallery with proceeds benefitting TEAAM Autism
Nola Time Fest tickets
are available online.