LondonDoctor Who lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and writer Jamie Mathieson will attend the Lucca Comic and Games Festival in Italy on 30 and 31 October.

On 30 October, Steven Moffat will introduce a special screening of The Magician’s Apprentice, the first episode of Doctor Who series nine at Cinema Astra at 6:30pm.

On 31 October, the duo will participate in a Q&A hosted by well-known comic writer Gabriella Cordone Lisiero where fans will have the opportunity to ask questions about the writing process and how a Doctor Who script is turned from words on a page to the series we see on screen. The Q&A will take place at the San Romano auditorium at 9pm.

Steven Moffat is one of the few writers to have written for all four Doctors in the modern revival of Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi), but his first work on the series dates back to 1999 when he scripted the parody episode Doctor Who and The Curse of Fatal Death. Along with Doctor Who, Steven is also the co-creator and executive producer of the multi-award winning global sensation Sherlock.