CONvergence 2013 – The Key!

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CVG 2013 Ad – Key

If you were at CONvergence last weekend, you probably saw this promotional art for next year’s convention and it’s British Invasion theme. I wanted to post a key to the references it contains for those that might not have gotten all of them.

  1. Connie as Emma Peel from The Avengers
  2. Professor Max as John Steed from The Avengers
  3. Connie Mark 2 as Nathan from Misfits
  4. That Smiley Planet Guy from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  5. God from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  6. The Liberator from Blake’s 7
  7. Starbug from Red Dwarf
  8. Harry Potter from… uh… Harry Potter
  9. An alien walker from John Christopher’s Tripods
  10. Thunderbird 1 from Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds
  11. The TARDIS from Doctor Who
  12. Graffiti from V for Vendetta
  13. A Triffid from Day of the Triffids

Not numbered, but visible in the background: The London Eye, Big Ben, and a Double-Decker London bus.

I considered adding a reference to The Prisoner or Sherlock Holmes or James Bond… but I didn’t want to over-clutter it. There’s a whole year ahead to reference the works of H.G. Welles, Sapphire and Steel, 28 Days Later, Quatermass


  • By William Donohue, July 13, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    So. If this is canon along with the Convengers trailer, then Kelvin Hatle is secretly Professor Max. I’m good with that – he just needs to put on the Max wig & glasses and he’s there.

  • By Christopher Jones, July 13, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    I wouldn’t make too much of “canon” between the artwork cosplays (is that a thing?) and the casting for the CONvergers video. But it may be of some interest that Tim Uren who plays Churchill in the video provided the voice of Professor Max at the 2011 Opening Ceremony. He actually had to do it in absentia – will his pre-recorded lines being played 1-by-1 as MP3s!

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