Mark Gatiss and SFX team join the Doctor Who Festival

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The Doctor Who Festival looks set to be chock-full of entertainment, with new guests and activities announced for the event to be held from 21-22 November in Sydney. Joining Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat will be new series writer and actor Mark Gatiss, who will host a special writers’ master class over the weekend. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions about how a Doctor Who script is crafted, as well as discover the techniques behind the art of dramatic scriptwriting and how to get work published. “Watching Doctor Who as a child made me want to become … Continue reading

Doctor Who is back on 19 September, reveals trailer

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As if yesterday’s trailer for LEGO Dimensions wasn’t enough, now BBC Worldwide has released the first proper preview for Series 9 of Doctor Who! Warning: spoilers ahead! The trailer reveals a number of characters and monsters set to appear in the upcoming series, including the Zygons, the Daleks and Michelle Gomez as Missy: Make sure you watch all the way through, as the trailer ends with an appearance from Maisie Williams (set to star in a two-part story titled ‘The Girl Who Died’/‘The Woman Who Lived’). In an intriguing exchange with the Doctor, Williams’ character asks, “What took you so … Continue reading

LEGO Dimensions to feature the Doctor, Clara and Missy

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It looks like Series 9 won’t be the only place where you can catch the Twelfth Doctor and co. this year – Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez are set to voice the Doctor, Clara and Missy in the LEGO Dimensions video game, and will be joined by Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks! Due to launch on 27 September, the game will follow multiple characters from various Lego sets in a virtual adventure. The basic LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include a Doctor Who level featuring Daleks, Cybermen and more, while the Doctor Who Level pack add-on will include … Continue reading

DWCA AGM 2015 – CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND NOMINATIONS

The DWCA wishes to announce an update to its Annual General Meeting agenda, originally posted online on 10 June. As previously mentioned, the meeting will be held on the second floor of Club Burwood on Sunday 26 July at 4pm. Constitutional Amendments The DWCA committee has finalised the wording of a series of proposed amendments to its constitution, following a consultation period which concluded on 21 June. The final versions of these amendments can be viewed below: Proposed constitutional amendments – final If you are unable to attend the AGM but would like to vote on the constitutional amendments, please … Continue reading

New Who comes to Big Finish!

In a highly anticipated announcement over the weekend, Big Finish Productions revealed that their line of 2016 audio dramas will include characters and monsters from the revived series of Doctor Who. This is a major coup for the company, whose licence previously covered only Classic Who. The year will get off to a bang with Alex Kingston reprising her role as River Song – in not one but two boxsets! In January 2016, ‘The Diary of River Song’ will see River heading her own four-hour adventure across space and time, with Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor making an appearance in the … Continue reading

Doctor Who Festival coming to Sydney

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Didn’t think anything could top the Doctor Who Tour coming to Australia last year? Think again! BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has announced that the official Doctor Who Festival will be making its way to Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion from 21-22 November, following its London outing from 13-15 November. Headed by Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and executive producer Steven Moffat (with more guests to be announced), the festival will feature exclusive Q&A sessions, photo and autograph opportunities, a prop and costume exhibition, workshops, quizzes, merchandise and more. “Being unveiled as Doctor Who in Sydney at last year’s world tour and … Continue reading

Season Nine director is an Aussie

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Australian Daniel Nettheim is currently directing episodes 7 and 8 of the upcoming Doctor Who season nine. Guest cast for the story inludes: Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, Jaye Griffiths, Cleopatra Dickens, Sasha Dickens, Abhishek Singh, Todd Kramer, Jill Winternitz, Nicholas Asbury, Jack Parker, Aidan Cook. Nettheim has directed for many Australian TV shows including The Secret Life of Us, Rush, Spirited and Dance Academy. He also directed the K9 television stories Sirens of Ceres, The Fall of the House of Gryffen,Dream-Eaters and Oroborus. Nettheim has revealed that “There’s a lot of personal connection for me with this … Continue reading

Welcome to our new website

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Things have gone a bit wibbly-wobbly for us, and we have a new website for you all to enjoy. You can still purchase memberships through the site and soon we shall have our very own online shop completely up and running for your shopping pleasure. Please have a look around and let us know what you think!

NOTICE OF 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DWCA

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DATE: Sunday 26 July 2015 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. Constitutional Amendments The DWCA committee plans to put forth several amendments to its constitution – but first, we want to know what you think of them. Download the suggested amendments below, and email your thoughts to enquiries@doctorwhoaustralia.org by 21 June. The committee will consider all feedback and post final versions of the proposed amendments online prior to the AGM. Suggested changes to the constitution Current DWCA constitution Election of Office Bearers … Continue reading

DWCA AT THREE EVENTS in SYDNEY during JUNE/JULY

In the months of June and July the DWCA will be attending three events in the Sydney area. Two of them are being run by the DWCA and the other is a non DWCA events. At the non DWCA event the club will be having a booth where a large selection of Doctor Who merchandise will be available to purchase. The DWCA hopes that you can attend all or some of these events. Chronologically the events are listed below. (Please follow the links to obtain further information about each of the events)   SYDNEY SUPANOVA 19/06/2015 – 21/06/2015 http://dwca.org.au/events/supanova-sydney/   THE GAME OF RASSILON – DWCA TRIVIA NIGHT … Continue reading

Winners of the prizes for entering the recent DWCA Survey announced

There have been two winners selected from the over 700 people who entered the survey. The selection of winners was carried out at the last Sydney Day Event and they are:- Josh Bolan from Victoria and Andy Cleave from NSW   They each get a selection of 3 Target books. They will  be contacted by email to confirm what books they wish. Congratulations Josh and Andy and thanks to all the people who entered the Survey.