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

Ben Aaronovitch is coming to Sydney and Brisbane

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Author Ben Aaronovitch, the writer of Doctor Who TV stories Remembrance of the Daleks and Battlefield, is coming to Sydney and Brisbane for two magical nights of conversation. Get down and dirty with PC Grant in Rivers of London, go behind the scenes of Doctor Who, and hear from one of the most diverse and exciting SF writers of today as he talks about writing across mediums and adapting work, and the art of storytelling. Joining him onstage in Sydney is one of Australia’s most promising emerging voices, Maria Lewis, to discuss urban fantasy, the nitty gritty of contemporary SF, … Continue reading

Do you have the latest issue of The Nethersphere?

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The latest issue of the DWCA’s e-zine, The Nethersphere, has been released. The issue covers all the latest news surrounding Doctor Who, upcoming merchandise releases, reviews, event recounts, and even a cryptic crossword! The Nethersphere is delivered to the inboxes of DWCA members every three months, offset every 6 weeks by our print magazine, Data Extract. If you would like to sign up to receive these two publications as well as a host of other benefits, you can do so right now. If you are already a member and you have not received the issue (make sure you check your … Continue reading

Win The Tenth Doctor Vol 1: Revolutions of Terror

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The Tenth Doctor is back – in comic form! – and the subject of our latest competition. Visit our Competitions page now for your chance to win The Tenth Doctor Vol 1: Revolutions of Terror, a collection of comic adventures published by our friends at Titan. All you need to enter is a DWCA membership and to answer a few questions, so don’t delay! Allons-y!

Sales and a special DWCA discount at the BBC Shop

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The DWCA is pleased to announce that our friends at BBC Worldwide are having some big sales on many Doctor Who products – with a special discount code just for club members! Head over to www.bbcshop.com.au for discounts of up to 50% on a variety of Doctor Who collectables, as well as more sales throughout the coming weeks. Official club members should also have received an email from us containing an exclusive promo code, which will give you 5% off any product ordered at the online shop. If you’re a club member and you haven’t received the discount code, please … Continue reading

Win Series 9 Part One on DVD

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The DWCA is happy to announce our first competition for the new year! Visit our Competitions page now for your chance to win Series 9 Part One on DVD, thanks to our friends at Roadshow. All you need to enter is a DWCA membership and to answer a few questions, so what are you waiting for? And make sure you check back with us regularly for more competitions in the near future!

Chris Chibnall will be Doctor Who’s next showrunner

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Australian Doctor Who fans have awoken to some very unexpected news – Steven Moffat will be stepping down as showrunner at the end of Series 10, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall. Confirming the news today, Moffat announced that his “timey-wimey is up”. “ It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk [Chris] into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future,” he said. “At the start of Season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor … Continue reading

Happy New Year from the DWCA

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The DWCA wishes all its members a Happy New Year. We’ve got plenty planned for the year already, and we hope you’re just as excited as we are to fill 2016 with loads of Doctor Who goodness! All Sydney-based DWCA events for the year are up on our events page already, including our regular day events and our mid-year trivia night. January will see a few extra events in the Sydney DWCA calendar, with a special New Year dinner on Saturday 9 January, our attendance at the Popcon pop culture convention on Sunday 10 January and our annual Summer Picnic … Continue reading