Sci-Fi Convention Erupts In Fight Between Star War and Dr. Who Fans

220px-Fourth_Doctor200px-Darth_MaulThe Norwich police was called to a public disturbance this week in a reported clash between Star Wars fans and Doctor Who fans at a Sci-Fi convention. The Sci Fi turf war reportedly erupted when Norwich Sci Fi Club treasurer, Jim Poole, a Star Wars fan, appeared at the rival club’s event at the University of East Anglia and tried to get an autograph from Doctor Who actor Graham Cole. It appears that there were no true Jedi masters who could use their Jedi mind control trick. Of course, this does not work on some species and Dr. Who is not human.


220px-TARDIS2It is a well known fact that Sci Fi can pit dweeb brother against dweeb brother. However, this confrontations involved more than a dozen fans from the rival camps. Although the Jedi have more lethal weapons, the Dr. Whoists have control of time and space. The availability of the TARDIS may explain why, when police reviewed the surveillance tapes, there was no direct evidence to use as the basis for assault.

Organiser Richard Walker, 63, (yes, 63) insisted that the Star War fans were trying to undermine the convention by posting comments on Facebook.

Below appears to be part of the security clip from the fight in Norwich:

Source: Metro

33 thoughts on “Sci-Fi Convention Erupts In Fight Between Star War and Dr. Who Fans”

  1. “dweebs” Professor? Really, are we using that word. Fans are Slans and don’t you forget it.

  2. “Someone should have called these nerds’ parents to come and pick them up.”

    You might not have noticed:

    Organiser Richard Walker, 63, claimed the visiting club had been trying to undermine the convention by posting comments on Facebook.

    Try:
    ‘Someone should have called these nerds’ children to come and pick them up.’

  3. Someone should have called these nerds’ parents to come and pick them up.

  4. Whovians, not Dr. Whoists. And while your average Sith Lord would shred to tiny gabardine bits any Doctor unwise enough to exit the Tardis (this would be all of them), K9 might possibly stun the Sith long enough for the Doctor to transmat out of there with his scarf, recorder, or what have you intact.

  5. The doctor whom BarkinDog was talkin about was named Hu Flung Fu not first name Who. So we did not have a Dr. Who, we had a doctor who is said to have flung fu.

  6. Muslims!
    What can ya do?
    *shakes head sorrowfully*

    Almost as bad as football/hockey supporters.
    .

    The best way to annoy a Trekkie convention is to start talking about Luke Skywalker.
    To disrupt a Star Wars convention talk about Mr Spock.
    Be serious and calm but intense. Do not understand that there is some problem.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14FsaXnLEFU

  7. We had an asian physician here in Palm Beach named Dr. Who. His full name on his diploma from Stanford was Who Flung Fu. I kid u not. So, who is this Dr. Who of whom you sprech?

  8. “… Sci Fi can pit dweeb brother against dweeb brother …”

    and dweeb sister against dweeb sister …

  9. Oh. Well there’s your problem right there then. Star Wars. Pfffhhhhttttt!

  10. As both a Trekkie and a Whovian, I see no inherent conflict in my mixed lineage. And neither should anyone else. There have even been cross-over stories in comics featuring the Doctor, namely “Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation^2” where the Doctor (along with the Ponds (mmmmm . . . Amy Pond)) encounters the crew of the Enterprise-D and together they fight against a Borg/Cybermen alliance.

    And to answer your question, yes. I have kissed a girl. Several in fact.

    Leave my plastic pocket protector out of this.

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