The Mini-Doctor traveled to California for the 2008 San Diego Comic Con. On his way to San Diego, he stopped in Los Angeles and Anaheim. Lots of photos so please be patient as the page loads.
The Doctor and his boarding pass wait to board his flight to Los Angeles
First stop, Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store for some refreshment.
Nothing like a root beer float to cool you down on a hot California day.
Sightseeing at Graumann's Chinese Theater
Having dinner at the Stinking Rose, a restaurant specializing in garlic recipes. Funny... Rose didn't have an odour problem. Captain Jack ... maybe but not Rose. Hmmmm.
Mmmmm... garlic ice cream with caramel mole sauce.
The Santa Monica Pier on a smoggy overcast morning.
The sun eventually broke through the clouds and smog.
The Mini-Doctor takes a stroll in the sand ... not such a good idea when you're so small.
The Mini-Doctor visits Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, California.
Disneyland is always a good place to hang out for the Doctor. Never know when a Princess needs rescuing.
After waiting over an hour in line for the new Nemo ride, the Mini-Doctor was a bit disappointed that Nemo was a clown fish and not the Captain from the Jules Verne novel.
The gardens of the Mission of San Juan Capistrano make a lovely backdrop for the Mini-Doctor.
The Mini-Doctor salutes the civil engineers that were responsible for the Mission.
San Juan Capistrano - not a swallow in sight.
The beautiful grounds of the Mission.
The Mini-Doctor decides to visit a fellow franchisee exhibit at the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego.
The Star Trek Exhibit was at the museum.
He has arrived! The Mini doctor arrives at the famed San Diego Comic Con.
Waiting in line for Preview Night at the San Diego Comic Con.
Still waiting ....
Waiting for Julie Gardner, Steven Moffat and Naoko Mori's autograph.
Still waiting... waiting... uh oh, cut off!!!
A chance at some autographs at the BBC America booth!
Naoko poses with Mini-Doctor (what a lovely lady!)
Naoko from another angle (still a lovely lady!!)
Steven tried to hold the Mini-Doctor as he held him in Japan last year but decided to dangle him instead.
After a long day of queues for queues for autographs, the Mini-Doctor and his companions go to Old Town and have some dinner at the Cafe Coyote.
The Mini-Doctor is serenaded. The musicians seem to only know La Bamba.
Margaritas are the best! hiccup!
A visit to the most haunted house in the USA (Whalley House) results in no ghost sightings. Pretty cool ghost stories but not a ghost in the house.
What's an anxious Time Lord to do??? He's banned from the restrooms??
The line for Ballroom 20 where the Dollhouse and Galactica panels will be held.
The Mini-Doctor, being the most clever action figure around, considers joining the Dharma Initiative.
The Mini-Doctor attends a legend's panel -- Ray Bradbury.
Cooking his own steak and garlic bread at the Strip Club in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego.
Fringe cows - cows promoting J. J. Abrahms "The Fringe" (The Mini-Doctor didn't know what the significance of the cows or the wooden apples that were given out. Neither did his companions.)
Mini-Doctor and friend at the BBC America booth/
Disgusting orange cheese nachos from the San Diego Convention Center. Poor Mini-Doctor surveys the lack of edible food.
The end of a busy and crowded weekend.
The trip ends with cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory in Marina Del Rey. That's how all trips should end ... dessert. :)