Seeking submissions for Data Extract

Are you an aspiring writer who loves Doctor Who? We need you!

Our club magazine, Data Extract, runs on submissions from our members, and we are always on the lookout for new contributors. If you write stories, opinion pieces, research articles, poetry, or anything else with a Doctor Who theme, we’d love to have you onboard! Furthermore, we also love to publish fan art by our members, so if you’re an artist of whatever type, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

There are no age restrictions on who can contribute, and you do not need any previous experience to have something published in our magazine! If you’re interested in having your work published, please contact us at publications@doctorwhoaustralia.org, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Data Extract 239 Released

Issue 239 of Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia is on its way to members!

In this latest issue, we have an comic strip written by Ashley Tuchin, an interview with Club Patron Katy Manning and a special Q&A with the Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi!

Not to mention all the regular features of DE that you’ve come to know and love!

If you’re not already a member, stop missing out on this publication and other fine things the DWCA does, and click here to sign up today!

In addition, if you’re attending Sydney Supanova this weekend, why not join the club! We’re at stall 8005 and membership forms will be accepted.  If you sign up on the day, you’ll receive the latest issue immediately, and a back issue of your choice! For more information about DWCA at Supanova, head here!

 

Visit the DWCA at Supanova Sydney

The DWCA is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, being held at Sydney Showground from 15-17 June.

The DWCA booth (Stall #8005) will feature a variety of merchandise from across the Whoniverse, with DVDs and audio dramas featuring all your favourite characters – including Supanova guest Frazer Hines (aka Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon). This is in addition to a huge range of graphic novels, sonic screwdrivers, action figures, Pop! Vinyls, mugs and other collectables. You can also sign up or renew your DWCA membership at the booth, as well as peruse back issues of the club magazine, Data Extract.

So drop by Stall #8005 and say hello – you’ll find us right by the wrestling arena. We can’t wait to see you!

Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting of the DWCA

DATE: Sunday 26 August 2018
TIME: 4pm
VENUE: 2nd Floor Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW
AGENDA: President’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; and 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 period of five years, including at least one year immediately prior to the election. 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 the form below and fill in the following information:

  • the name of the nominee;
  • the address of the nominee;
  • the Club member number of the nominee;
  • a statement that the member wishes to nominate for a specific Office Bearer position (a person can only nominate for one position in any election);
  • the signature of the nominee;
  • the date of the nomination; and
  • the signature and the Club member numbers of two members endorsing the nomination.

The form must be submitted to the following address by 27 July:

The Returning Officer DWCA
PO Box 870
Epping
NSW 1710

Eligible nominees will be notified by the Returning Officer once nominations are closed and invited to submit a statement to be provided to members in support of their nomination.

Nomination Form
Election of Office Bearers – Rules & Procedures (attached to the DWCA constitution as a special resolution)

DWCA Publishing releases 2018 Zerinza yearbook

The Doctor Who Club of Australia is pleased to announce the return of its Zerinza yearbook, and it’s full to the brim with interviews, fiction, comics and articles.

From the archives you can read Nicholas Courtney discussing his career as the Brigadier and Dudley Simpson reflecting on everything from composing scores to street racing with Jon Pertwee. Go behind the scenes on Whovians with show researcher Pat Magee, then from in front of the camera with Adam Richard. Camille (Jackie Tyler) Coduri discusses the departure of Christopher Eccleston and the arrival of David Tennant, writers Jon Blum and Kate Orman talk about writing for Big Finish, and Titan artist Simon Myers discusses his covers for the Doctor Who comics range. Plus the true story of how Rosemary Howe succeeded in writing the first ever novelisation of The Daleks’ Master Plan, without access to the script or ever having seen it! And just what did happen to Katy Manning on the drive to the recent DWCA day event?

Featuring a plethora of content designed to entertain Doctor Who fans everywhere, Zerinza Volume Two is available now as a free PDF to all current DWCA members – so check your inboxes now for your download link from DWCA Publishing. If you are a DWCA member but you haven’t received an email, contact us at enquiries@doctorwhoaustralia.org.

The book can also be purchased in hardcover or paperback formats via the DWCA Publishing store: www.lulu.com/spotlight/DoctorWhoClubOfAustralia.

A very, very big thank you to the many talents who contributed to the pages of this release. We hope you will enjoy their efforts and look forward to bringing you more exciting content from DWCA Publishing in the future.

DWCA Book Club August – The Missy Chronicles

In celebration of Michelle Gomez’s upcoming return to the Whoniverse in The Diary of River Song – Series 5, announced by Big Finish earlier this month, the DWCA Book Club will be reading six short stories following the adventures of the Doctor’s favourite frenemy: The Missy Chronicles.

When she’s not busy amassing armies of Cybermen, or manipulating the Doctor and his companions, Missy has plenty of time to kill (literally). In this all new collection of stories about the renegade Time Lord we all love to hate, you’ll discover just some of the mad and malevolent activities Missy gets up to while she isn’t distracted by the Doctor.

The Missy Chronicles is available now will be discussed at the DWCA Book Club meeting on Friday 3 August. You can also comment on our Facebook page if you can’t make the event.

SEND US YOUR REVIEWS AND WIN A PRIZE!

Do you consider yourself something of an armchair critic? Send us a written review of the current Book Club text, and your words just may end up published in our club fanzine, Data Extract. What’s more, you will go into the running to win a $5 voucher to spend at the DWCA Shop!

Reviews should be sent to Dom Kelly at fsq@doctorwhoaustralia.org.

DWCA coming to Supanova Melbourne

The DWCA is excited to announce that we are exhibiting at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, being held at Melbourne Showgrounds from 21-22 April – this weekend!

The club is a regular attendee of the Sydney show but this will be our first time in Melbourne, lured by the headline guests Peter Capaldi, John Barrowman and Pearl Mackie. You will find us in the Doctor Who Fan Zone in Fan Club Central, part of The Alley in the Grand Pavilion building.

The club will have on display some recent issues of our magazine, Data Extract, which is provided to all DWCA members four times per year as part of their membership. Featuring articles, interviews, reviews, short stories and more, the magazine accepts submissions from all Australian Doctor Who fans!

Back issues of Data Extract will be available at the table at a discounted rate of $5 each. Sign up as a member at the table and receive the issue of your choice for free!

New or renewing members will also be eligible to receive the 2018 issue of the club’s yearbook, Zerinza. Coming soon to the inboxes all DWCA members, this free e-book features a whole host of content – including never-before-printed interviews with Doctor Who luminaries such as Nicholas Courtney (the Brigadier), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), composer Dudley Simpson and more!

So come by and say hello this weekend at Stall #258 in the Doctor Who Fan Zone, circled on the map below. We can’t wait to see you!

DWCA Book Club June – The Day of the Doctor

BBC Books is bringing back the classic Target-style Doctor Who novelisations for a select number of New Who stories, and the DWCA Book Club is celebrating by reading the most ambitious of them all: The Day of the Doctor.

Novelised by Steven Moffat himself, the book enables readers to relive the magic of the 50th anniversary special in a style that has been beloved by Doctor Who fans for generations. It is one of four New Series stories to receive the Target treatment, the others being Rose by Russell T Davies, The Christmas Invasion by Jenny T Colgan and Twice Upon a Time by Paul Cornell.

The Day of the Doctor will be released in Australia in eBook form on 5 April and as a paperbook on 16 April, and will be discussed at the DWCA Book Club meeting on Friday 1 June. You can also comment on our Facebook page if you can’t make the event.

SEND US YOUR REVIEWS AND WIN A PRIZE!

Do you consider yourself something of an armchair critic? Send us a written review of the current Book Club text, and your words just may end up published in our club fanzine, Data Extract. What’s more, you will go into the running to win a $5 voucher to spend at the DWCA Shop!

Reviews should be sent to Dom Kelly at fsq@doctorwhoaustralia.org.

DWCA 2018 Survey now open

The DWCA has announced the release of our 2018 survey, providing members with the opportunity to have their say on how the club can better serve them.

The survey is open to both DWCA members and non-members and takes 15 minutes to complete. Respondents go into the running to win a year’s free DWCA membership, and you’ll also be helping to create a better club for both present and future members.

The survey will be open online until 30 June and can be completed here. We’d love to hear from you.

Data Extract 238 Released

Issue 238 of Australia’s longest running Doctor Who magazine, Data Extract, is making its way to members!

For this first issue of 2018, we have an interview with Adam Richard. We also have another adventure with the Eleventh Doctor and Eleanor and all of the regular columns and features you’ve come to know and love!

If you’re not already a member, stop missing out on this publication and other fine things the DWCA does, and click here to sign up today!