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In which I explore my misgivings about the Fezzing of Los Angeles, with a carefully applied corrective.

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7 Responses to 2MTL 162: The Convention of a Thousand Fezzes?

  1. Rory Pond says:

    While I'm not at present planning to attend Gallifrey, nor do I own a fez (at present), I must nevertheless commend Shannon for arriving in the nick of time to squelch Chip's pre-convention rant. I'm pretty sure wearing a fez is covered in the First Amendment under freedom of speech, and while that also allows Chip to bloviate all he wants about a topic of his choosing, I find it odd that he is complaining about an issue that remains merely a possibility at this moment.

    Rock on, Shannon! Chip, think about what you've done.

  2. That Chip Guy says:

    I scripted the whole thing, RP — I was making fun of my initial reaction. Shannon speaks for me as well. 🙂

  3. Rory Pond says:

    Ah, well, then… jolly good work. *harumph*


    [slinks out quietly]

  4. I love the idea that when some fan wearing a fez is questioned about it by a not-we, their first instinct will be to quote the Doctor, and boldly insist that it's cool!
    -That's all, of course, assuming that the Doctor doesn't promote some other head gear in the Christmas special.

  5. Mette says:

    YES!!! We too have been dreading the fezzes, sighing over how it is likely going to be a lot worse than last years master in dog collar explosion (which in fairness was far less prevalent than we feared). Now I realize after listening to this that we even have to worry about the con looking like an Egyptian Janitors' convention. It is the downside of "easy costuming" I fear. Lovely for those who can participate, but one wishes for more creativity.

  6. Simon Harries says:

    I've been to two events in the UK since that finale; one at which there were approx 5 Matt Smith look-a-likes in reasonable costumes, each carrying a mop and wearing a fez; another at which all the stewards were obliged to wear them. I just found myself staring at them all, pondering just how sick in the head they might be… Just kidding. I couldn't really give a nun's nipple whether fans wear costumes or not. It's not something I'm into but equally nor is it a pleasure I'd deny to all those very special specialists who find it fulfilling to express themselves in this way. So what am I saying?! I don't know. Pass me another gin and tonic! By the way, I'll be going to Gally dressed as Ibrahim Namin. He made fezzes cool back in '75 🙂

  7. So, I don't get it – are you truly against fezzes at Gally 22? You script a confrontation with the cheese and kisses, which makes me think you truly do want to see it?

    I really truly can't believe you are alienating so many DW fans with this show… perhaps the time zone difference means it is 1 April where you are perhaps?

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