Series 11 Cinema Screening and Dinner for Sydneysiders

The first episode of Series 11, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, is premiering in Australia on Monday 8 October – and to celebrate, the DWCA’s Sydney local group is going to the movies!

The feature-length first episode sees Jodie Whittaker take control of the TARDIS as the Thirteenth Doctor, along with a new line-up of friends, including Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan and Mandip Gill as Yasmin. Cinema-goers have the chance to go behind the scenes of the eleventh series, with additional footage including exclusive interviews with Jodie, showrunner Chris Chibnall and the first episode’s director Jamie Childs.

Representatives of the DWCA Sydney local group will be attending screenings at the following locations (all screenings commence at 6pm):

After the screenings, attendees of each screening are invited to join us for dinner at a local eatery, giving us all a chance to unwind and discuss the new episode – and of course the new Doctor!

We’d love you to join us for what will be a true milestone in Doctor Who history. All are welcome to attend – we hope to see you there!

DWCA Book Club December – The Day She Saved the Doctor

With the debut of the first female Doctor now mere days away, the DWCA Book Club is taking a look back at four significant women from the Doctor’s many lives, showcased in the short story anthology ‘The Day She Saved the Doctor’.

The Doctor’s companion: A person who explores time and space with the Doctor, fights enemies with the Doctor, and often has to save the Doctor’s life.

If it wasn’t for the companions, the Doctor probably wouldn’t have made it out of so many scrapes. To celebrate the formidable women who have travelled in the TARDIS, dive into four new adventures with the Doctor, starring Rose, Sarah Jane, Clara and Bill.

Written by Jenny Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, Dorothy Koomson and Susan Calman, these stories are the perfect way to celebrate the Doctor’s fantastic female heroines, for fans of all ages.

Available from all good bookshops, The Day She Saved the Doctor will be discussed at the DWCA Book Club meeting on Friday 7 December. 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.

Data Extract #240 released

Issue #240 of Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is on its way to members!

Along with all our regular features, the new issue features an interview with Jamie McCrimmon actor Frazer Hines, a look at the New Adventures novels, the latest instalment in the Eleventh Doctor and Eleanor serial, and the conclusion to Captain Jack’s meeting with the Third Doctor!

The new issue is available exclusively to DWCA members, so click here to sign up today. Select back issues of the magazine can also be purchased from the DWCA Shop.

DWCA Publishing presents The Nethersphere collection

DWCA Publishing are proud to present a new publication in their Doctor Who Fanzine Collection series. Throughout 2015 and 2016 editors Dallas Jones and Roger Reynolds toiled ceaselessly, undertaking research, conducting interviews, compiling reviews, and seeking out news, fan art and fiction. Their efforts were all for The Nethersphere, the DWCA e-zine that was provided exclusively to club members. Now all seven issues have been collected in one volume, covering the full scope of Australian fandom throughout that time.

These pages contain a wealth of information and entertainment for fans everywhere, drawn together as a labour of love. This volume includes stories by David Harris, Daniel Worsley and Darran Jordan, behind the scenes at a Whovian wedding, behind the scenes on Robert Smith?’s celebration of ten years of modern Who – Outside In 2, survey results, Robert Lloyd’s meeting with Karen Gillan, a comprehensive alphabetical listing of Australians in Doctor Who, crossword puzzles, Paul Vanezis’s report on the Sydney Doctor Who Festival, a concordance of The Husbands of River Song, reporting on Comic Con, articles on the music of Doctor Who, the Forbidden Planet launch of the Target exhibition, behind the scenes at the 40th anniversary celebrations of the DWCA, an interview with Doctor Who comic artist Chris Wahl and much, much more!

The book is available in both black-and-white and full-colour versions. Both can be purchased now from the DWCA Publishing store: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DoctorWhoClubOfAustralia.

DWCA Book Club October – Frayed

Before we welcome the Thirteenth Doctor to our screens, the DWCA Book Club is going back to the beginning with one of the first chronological appearances of the First Doctor and his granddaughter Susan, in the 2003 novella ‘Frayed’ from Telos Publishing.

“I like to stare into the sun, eyes wide. It burns incredible colours into my head, great shifting continents of them that blot out all else. And I try to keep looking until I imagine all the pretty blue has boiled away from my eyes and they are left a bright, bloody red and quite sightless.”

On a blasted world, the Doctor and Susan find themselves in the middle of a war they cannot understand. With Susan missing and the Doctor captured, who will save the people from the enemies from both outside and within?

Frayed has been out of print for several years but is currently stocked in very limited quantities at the DWCA Shop, with the deluxe edition of the text now at the special price of $30 (other deluxe Telos novellas also available at the standard price of $60). Signed by author Tara Samms (a pseudonym for regular Who writer Stephen Cole), illustrator Chris Moore and editor Stephen Laws, it’s a true collector’s item!

Frayed will be discussed at the DWCA Book Club meeting on Friday 5 October. 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.

2018 DWCA office bearer nominations

The DWCA would like to thank those members who have nominated themselves for a position in the club committee, to be officially elected at our upcoming AGM on Sunday 26 August.

The Returning Officer has received the following nominations for Office Bearer positions:

  • President – Lauren Davis
  • Vice President – Jon Andersen
  • Secretary – Roger Reynolds
  • Treasurer – Brad Harrison

Each position received only one nomination, so the people listed above will be declared elected unopposed.

For more information on the AGM, please visit our event page here.

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)