Chicago chronology

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1965

Jan 3
  • Chicago Tribune publishes an article about the possible sale of Doctor Who to America

1969

Apr 12-18
  • WFLD shows Doctor Who and the Daleks Saturday, then Monday through Friday

1975

Sep 29
  • WTTW begins airing Doctor Who

1980

Feb 11

1981

Jan 4
  • WTTW begins airing compilations, Sunday nights at 11pm

1982

July 16-18

1983

Feb 19-20
May 14
July 16-17
  • Tom Baker convention at The Ramada O'Hare.
July 23-24
  • DWFCA convention at the Granada Theater with Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladen
Aug 12-14
  • convention by Chicago ComicCon at The Ramada O'Hare. Guests: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Nicholas Courtney
Oct 1-2
  • "Official Convention" by Creation at The Hotel Continental. Guests: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson
Nov 23
Nov 26-27
  • Ultimate Celebration at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests: Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton, Peter Davison, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney

1984

Sep 29
  • Creation Convention at the Contenental with Mark Strickson
Nov 23-25
  • TARDIS 21 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Anthony Ainley, Nicola Bryant, Janet Fielding, Elisabeth Sladen, Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward, Mark Strickson

1985

Mar 23
Apr 27-28
  • Creation convention
May
  • Convention at Roycemore School
July 27-28
  • Relative Dimensions at Elk Grove High School
Sept 7-8
Nov 29-Dec 1
  • TARDIS 22 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Guests include Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, Janet Fielding, Louise Jameson, Elisabeth Sladen, Mark Strickson, Sarah Sutton, Terry Walsh, Lalla Ward, John Nathan-Turner

1986

Sep 20-21
  • Whovent featuring Tom Baker and Colin Baker
Nov 28-30
  • TARDIS 23 is cancelled.

1987

July 4-5
  • The Doctor Who Celebration & Tour visits Navy Pier. Chicago is the only stop with no celebrity guests as there were no indoor facilities available for video equipment.
Oct 10-12
  • Brit TV convention at the Holiday Inn O'Hare. Guests: Dave Rogers

1988

1989

Mar 19
  • Colin Baker and DWFCA president Ron Katz appear on WTTW in separate interviews, in part to promote The Intergalactic Expo at Chicago South Expo Center, 171st and Halsted. Guests include Colin Baker and Terry Nation.
May 26-28
  • Brit-TV II convention at The Lincolnwood Hyatt. Guests: Terry Nation, Gerry Davis, John Peel, Kim Howard-Johnson, Dave Rogers

1990

Nov 23-25
  • Visions '90 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Jon Pertwee, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Frazer Hines

1991

Nov 29-Dec 1
  • Visions '91 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Tom Baker, John Levene, Mark Strickson, Mary Tamm, Deborah Watling

1992

Nov 27-29
  • Visions '92 at the Ramada O'Hare. Guests include Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant

1993

Nov 26-28
  • Visions '93 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Carole Ann Ford, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicola Bryant, William Russell, John Levene, John Leeson, Anthony Ainley

1994

Nov 25-27
  • Visions '94 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene

1995

Nov 24-26
  • Visions '95 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Michael Craze

1996

Sep 8
  • WTTW stops showing Doctor Who
Nov 27-29
  • Visions '96 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Colin Baker, Sarah Sutton, Lalla Ward, Deborah Watling, Yee Jee Tso, Philip Segal

1997

Nov 28-30
  • Visions '97 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Peter Davison, Frazer Hines, Louise Jameson

1998

Nov 27-29
  • Visions '98 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Guests include Sylvester McCoy, Louise Jameson, Caroline John

2000

Nov 24-26
  • The first Chicago TARDIS takes place at the Arlington Park Hilton

2002

Mar 1-Apr 6

2016

Apr 2
  • WYCC beings airing compilations.

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