Wheldon Smiley is retired, but I still have a few con things I’m going to be doing before I run off. Mainly, I’ve got two things going on at Mini-Mega. The description has me as Wheldon, but he’s not going to be there. I’m not making a big deal out of this event because there’s a bit of controversy with Mini Mega, and I shouldn’t be doing anything for it. The only reason I am is because I’m flat broke, and Silvester McCoy is going to be there.

Yes Mike… I’m telling that story.

About 15 years ago Mike and myself were going to go to the McDill air show and then over to channel 16 where the 7th (and current at the time) Doctor Who was signing autographs and meeting the fans.


This was pre-internet and pre-car, and was a pretty big deal. Mike’s mom was going to drive us, but he got bad grades and as punishment, he couldn’t go… and by extension neither could I.

When I got into school the next Monday I was met by a very happy Mike. He had a video tape of him at channel 16. He was IN THE ACTUAL SCREEN USED TARDIS flipping the switch to activate the light on the top. He was then with Sylvester McCoy. Mr McCoy looks at the camera and says “sorry Pettah, wish you were here.”

There are very few times in my life that I have literally seen the color red. This was one of them.

So here we are 15 years later and I have a chance to finally FINALLY meet him, and by god I’m going to do it!

So if you’re going to be there, come check out my pretty much last shows here in Florida, and quite possibly ever, it would be cool to see you all one last time.