❉ Doctor Who News pays tribute to much-loved Doctor Who fan & organiser.
Website Doctor Who News recently posted an obituary for Paul Condon, the much-loved Doctor Who UK convention organiser, Retro Bar DJ, London Olympics 2012 ambassador, BBC iPlayer Content Delivery Manager and editor of the book 1001 TV Shows You Must See Before You Die, who died peacefully in his sleep on Friday 10 May.
The website writes:
Originally from Omskirk, Paul was head organiser of the Manopticon 3 convention held in Manchester Town Hall in 1994 (the first con appearance of an intially-skeptical Caroline John, who thought fans wouldn’t remember her), as well as Icon 2 the following year. Along with lifelong best mate Jim Sangster, he wrote or co-wrote books on television, film, and specific franchises, including TV Heaven, The Matrix: Unlocked, The Complete Hitchcock, and Six Feet Under: The Unofficial Guide.
American fans would know Condon best a passionate but conscientious fan, a wicked trivia competitor, the consummate DJ for convention dances, a reliable and ever-cheerful friend, and the life and soul of any party. He took great pride in his iPlayer team and getting to live in Salford, and serving as an ambassador at the London Olympics in 2012, and never failed to encourage and celebrate others’ accomplishments while being more modest about his own.
BBC Eurovision host Graham Norton gave a shout-out to Paul during the 2019 event (via David J Howe/Facebook):
We Are Cult‘s thoughts are with Paul Condon’s friends and family.
❉ News source: Doctor Who News.