Doctor Who: Dot-to-Doc

In September, Penguin Books Australia is set to release Dot to Doc, a join the dots activity book. The book has over 40 portraits with a minimum of 500 dots in each image. Some of the images have over one thousand dots! There is every incarnation of the Doctor and some favourite friends like Rose, Donna and Captain Jack, and some enemies like Daleks, Cybermen and a Weeping Angel. For more information, please visit: https://www.penguin.com.au/products/9781405927307/doctor-who-dot-doc However, to keep you excited for the release here in Australia, you can download and print off a 351 dot picture of the TARDIS for you … Continue reading

Tom Baker to be in Star Wars Rebels

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Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker has been announced over the weekend to be in the Star Wars Animated Series – Star Wars Rebels. The animated show, which is now entering its third season has Baker playing a character called “Bendu”. The Bendu is a new character that represents the centre way of the Force. A concept that originally appeared in George Lucas’s earliest drafts, the Bendu, according to Dave Filoni (Executive Producer) is a new type of Force user in the galaxy. “Tom charmed everyone in the room,” according to Filoni. “My wife included.” While no exact date for Australia has … Continue reading

NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DWCA

DATE: Sunday 14 August 2016 TIME: 4pm VENUE:  2nd Floor Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW AGENDA: President’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; Constitutional Amendments; and Election of Office Bearers. Election of Office Bearers Any candidate standing for election as an Office Bearer (President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer) must be a current DWCA member who has held membership for a minimum continuous period of five years. Additionally, they should be able to attend regular committee meetings held in Sydney and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the club. To nominate for an Office Bearer position, download a Nomination Form and fill in the … Continue reading

Dig up Data Extract #231 – our special archaeology-themed issue!

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The latest issue of the DWCA’s member-exclusive magazine, Data Extract, has been released. And it’s a rather special issue, answering everything you wanted to know about archaeology in Doctor Who. Want to know how people reacted to the return of the Doctor’s wife in The Husbands of River Song? Check out A Little Perspective to hear the thoughts of three different fans. What about how River is faring in her new spin-off series from Big Finish Productions? Flick to the audio reviews section of Forum Square. Or perhaps you’re a fan of River’s predecessor, Bernice Summerfield. In our interview with … Continue reading

DWCA Book Club #2 – In the Blood

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After discussing short story collection The Legends of Ashildr at our last meeting, the DWCA Book Club has selected its first full-length novel – In the Blood. In the Blood is a newly released book by Jenny T Colgan, one of the four authors of Ashildr. Featuring the popular pairing of the Tenth Doctor and Donna, the text sees the human race driven mad by social media – which is not so far removed from real life if you ask me! The club will be reading the book over the next two months, with the final discussion set to take … Continue reading

Join the DWCA at Sydney Supanova and get three months free!

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The Doctor Who Club of Australia is excited to be exhibiting at Sydney Supanova from 17-19 June. And this year, we’ve got a very special offer for new memberships purchased at the event. Sign up for a minimum one-year membership at our stand (Booth #1662), and you’ll get an extra three months absolutely free. That means one extra issue of our print fanzine, Data Extract; one extra issue of our e-zine, The Nethersphere; and discounted entry to as many club events as you can attend during that time! Davros actor Terry Molloy with a copy of Data Extract magazine at … Continue reading

The DWCA Book Club’s first assignment is The Legends of Ashildr

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On Friday 29 April, the DWCA held its first ever book club meeting – a gathering which gave the club’s bibliophiles a chance to get together and share their favourite Doctor Who stories and authors. The evening ended with attendees selecting the first book that they would like to read and discuss as a group – The Legends of Ashildr. The Legends of Ashildr, as the name suggests, is a series of stories featuring Ashildr/Me, Series 9’s reluctant immortal. The book contains four short stories chronicling her adventures set between The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived: The … Continue reading

Your new companion is… Pearl Mackie

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It’s been a long wait, but following the departure of Jenna Coleman, the Doctor’s newest companion has been announced. And it’s none other than actor and singer Pearl Mackie. The news was revealed during the half-time interval of the FA Cup Semi-Final on 23 April at 6:15pm GMT (24 April 3:15am AEST). Speculation went into overdrive in the 24 hours or so leading up to the announcement, with Mackie hotly tipped to take on the role. But just who is Pearl Mackie? Hailing from South London, she trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2010. … Continue reading

A LEGO TARDIS and a Doctor Who showbag at the Royal Easter Show

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The 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show has officially begun – and Doctor Who fans have a couple of good reasons to attend this year! The famous full-size LEGO TARDIS, which originally came to Sydney for the Doctor Who Festival in November 2015, will land just outside of Showbag Hall on Riverina Avenue. Fans will be able to share their photos of the TARDIS on social media using the #legotardis hashtag. Photo credit: Alex Gabbott. Meanwhile, inside the hall, fans will be able to pick up the first Doctor Who showbag in several decades. Licensed by Bensons Trading and featuring a … Continue reading

Pick up Data Extract Issue #230 at Penrith Collectormania

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On Sunday 20 March, the DWCA Shop will be attending the Penrith Collectormania toy fair. Said to be the largest in NSW, if not Australia, the toy fair contains collectables covering a range of different fandoms, hobbies, sports and more! As well as having the latest DVDs, audio dramas and collectables available on the day, the Shop will also be launching the latest issue of our member-exclusive magazine, Data Extract. The mag is jam-packed with content you won’t find anywhere else, including a recount of the Doctor Who Festival by co-host Rob Lloyd and interviews with ’60s costume designer Alexandra … Continue reading