Data Extract News Editor wanted

Data Extract, the official magazine of the Doctor Who Club of Australia, is seeking a volunteer to join our friendly team of columnists as a News Editor! The News Editor is responsible for delivering a news column for four issues of Data Extract a year, covering all the latest updates in the worlds of Doctor Who. They may also, pending discussions, be responsible for writing and uploading timely news updates to the DWCA website, as well as sharing these updates on Facebook.

If you love Doctor Who, and are a keen or aspiring writer, please don’t hesitate to send an expression of interest (including any relevant experience you have) to publications@doctorwhoaustralia.org. All applications will be considered. Further, if you have any Doctor Who-related short stories, article or artwork you’d like to see published, please feel free to contact us at the same email address. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

Adam Richard joins Look Who’s Talking!

The DWCA is pleased to announce that Whovians panellist Adam Richard will be joining Third Doctor companion actor Katy Manning at the club’s upcoming Look Who’s Talking event, to be held on 13 January at Burwood Library, Sydney.

Adam has become a good friend to the DWCA over the past couple of months, attending events in both Sydney and Newcastle in the latter part of 2017. We look forward to chatting with him about the Whovians Christmas special, and how hard it was keeping the Twelfth Doctor’s final story under wraps!
Adam will be joining Katy in photograph and autograph sessions on the day, with all attendees receiving complimentary autograph tokens for both guests. Additional autograph tokens can be purchased for $5 each, while photograph tokens will be available for $10 each (or $15 for a photo with both Katy and Adam.)

Data Extract 237 released

It’s that time again! Issue 237 of Data Extract magazine is working its way to DWCA members, and it’s jam packed with all the latest news and regular features you’ve known to come and love.

In our final issue of 2017, we interview married Doctor Who authors Jon Blum and Kate Orman, who discuss their careers, love and Kate’s tendency to torture the Seventh Doctor.

We also discuss Clara Oswald and her impact on Doctor Who in our regular column ‘Say Something Nice’.

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!

 

Look Who’s Talking: A Wild Time with Katy Manning

The DWCA is delighted to be hosting Katy Manning, best known to Doctor Who fans as Third Doctor companion Jo Grant, for a special one-day event in Sydney.

Katy will be regaling us with tales of a multifaceted performance career that has spanned both decades and continents. She has been playing Jo Grant (later Jo Jones) for over 45 years, originally alongside Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor and these days on audio for Big Finish Productions. Katy is also well known for her audio work playing the enigmatic and charismatic Iris Wildthyme, an old associate of the Doctor’s who travels around time and space in a double-decker bus that is smaller on the inside…

Tickets for this event include a token for a complimentary autograph from Katy, as well as automatic entry into the club’s lucky door prize draw. Attendees will also have the chance to test their Doctor Who knowledge in the club’s Mastermind competition.

ADMISSION

Adult: $35
Concession: $25
Children under 13: FREE
Family: $60

DWCA members receive $5 discount on the above prices. DWCA Family members receive $10 off their entry. All attendees will receive one free ticket into our door prize – pre-purchase your entry online and receive an extra door prize ticket absolutely free!

DWCA Publishing Presents: Wrath of the Cyber-Spider

This month will see the 54th anniversary of our favourite show along with the 37th anniversary of club publication Data Extract. The DWCA is ready to celebrate with a digital comic made exclusively for club members – Wrath of the Cyber-Spider.

It’s from the same team who brought you Liberation from the Daleks and features all twelve incarnations of the Doctor plus the War Doctor too! Plus bonus features include interviews with Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as well as a pin-up gallery covering the extensive history of DWCA Publishing.

Club members should be receiving an email in their inbox today with a link to download the publication. And if you’re not a club member – make sure you join so you too can make the most of exclusive material like this.

Data Extract back issues now available through the DWCA Shop

The DWCA is pleased to announce that select editions of our club fanzine, Data Extract, are now available through our Online Shop.

      

Published continuously since 1980, Data Extract (DE) has grown from a two-page newsletter into a fully fledged fanzine, with articles, interviews, art and more besides. Earlier this year, the first 100 issues of the publication were collected together in one hardcover volume from the first time – from the heady days of the past from Tom Baker’s departure to the end of the classic era and into the Wilderness Years.

Now, single issues of DE from 2014 to 2016 are also available for purchase, giving both newer members and curious bystanders the chance to relive some of the recent history of the Whoniverse – from the aftermath of the 50th anniversary to the casting of Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts. Featuring celebrity interviews, event recounts, reviews and fan fiction – including the first stories in an ongoing series featuring original companion Eleanor Chaplette – each issue is chock full of high-quality content written by fans, for fans.

      

Limited issues of Data Extract #223 to #231 are available here while stocks last. The latest issue, #236, was released in late September and is currently available exclusively to members. To sign up as a member, visit http://dwca.org.au/membership/

2017 DWCA office bearers revealed

The DWCA is pleased to announce the election results from its recent Annual General Meeting, held on Sunday 13 August at Club Burwood, Sydney.

Only one person had nominated for each position, so the following were all elected unopposed:

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

Each of these people also held the same position the previous year.

The DWCA would also like to announce a change to the non-office bearing position of Local Groups Manager, which has until now been held by Tai Wong. Tai recently indicated that he would be resigning from the committee, ending several years of service which have seen him previously act as the editor of Goods Gallery of Gallifrey for Data Extract magazine, as well as a general assistant to the team. We wish him well on his next endeavour.

Tai’s position on the team will be filled by Shania Everson, as appointed by the members of the committee. Like Tai before her, she will be the club’s contact for all things to do with local groups, offering advice on everything from event ideas to how to set up your own group from scratch. She can be contacted at local@doctorwhoaustralia.org.

LOOK WHO’S TALKING 2017: One weekend, two exciting DWCA events!

The DWCA is excited to announce the return of Look Who’s Talking, a two-part event giving Doctor Who fans the chance to meet celebrity guests in a fun, friendly and informal setting.

DWCA Book Club Presents: Jon and Kate Plus Blake

The weekend will kick off on the evening of Friday 6 October with a very special edition of the DWCA Book Club, as we will be joined by husband-and-wife writing team Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman.

 

Jon and Kate have been authoring fiction for the Whoniverse since the Wilderness Years, having written together and separately for the Virgin New Adventures, the Eighth Doctor Adventures, the Bernice Summerfield books, the Big Finish monthly audio adventures and more. More recently they expanded their horizons into cult sci-fi show Blake’s 7, devised by Dalek creator Terry Nation and long considered Doctor Who’s unofficial cousin.

Event attendees will have the chance to hear Jon and Kate talk in-depth about their work on the Blake’s 7 novel Mediasphere – the current set text for the club – as well as some of their other projects. Limited copies of Mediasphere and other Orman/Blum titles will be available for purchase from the DWCA Shop on the night.

Book Club tickets are completely free; however, online booking is essential as space is strictly limited. Attendees are also asked to purchase food or drink from the venue on the night.

When: Friday 6 October, 6:30pm-10pm
Where: Albion Place Hotel, 531 George St, Sydney
Tickets: http://dwca.org.au/ee-events/dwca-book-club-presents-jon-and-kate-plus-blake/

The Whovian World of Adam Richard

The fun will continue on Sunday 8 October, with a DWCA day event featuring comedian and actor Adam Richard.

Adam will be best known to Doctor Who fans as a regular panellist on ABC2’s Whovians, broadcast during Series 10, but this is far from his first foray into the realm of science-fiction. Adam previously co-created and starred in the six-part ABC comedy series Outland, which documented the adventures of a group of gay sci-fi fans, back in 2012. He also popped up in an episode of sci-fi/comedy audio series Night Terrace, created by his partner in crime on Outland, John Richards. We look forward to hearing from Adam about his work and life as one of Australia’s most beloved sci-fi geeks!

Admission for this event includes a small fee to cover the cost of the venue, although children under 13 are free with a paying adult. Each ticket includes a token for a complimentary autograph from Adam, as well as automatic entry into the club’s door prize competition. Book online to secure your ticket now and receive a second door prize entry absolutely free!

When: Sunday 8 October, 10am-5pm
Where: Club Burwood (2nd floor), 97 Burwood Rd, Burwood
Tickets: http://dwca.org.au/ee-events/the-whovian-world-of-adam-richard-dwca-sydney-day-event/

DWCA Publishing Presents: Data Extract Issues 1 to 100

The DWCA is excited to announce that the first 100 issues of the club fanzine, Data Extract, have been collected together in one special archival volume for the first time.

In 1980 a publishing legend was born with the release of the first newsletter for the Doctor Who Club of Australia. Editor Dallas Jones named it Data Extract and under his stewardship the publication grew from a two page newsletter into a fully fledged fanzine, with articles, interviews, art and more besides.

Now for the first time since their original releases, the first 100 issues of this Doctor Who fanzine have been reprinted and collected in one hardcover volume. Relive the heady days of the past from Tom Baker’s departure to the end of the classic era and into the Wilderness Years. It’s all here, presented exactly as it was.

This collection features interviews with Jon Pertwee, Sylvester McCoy, John Freeman and Jeremy Bentham. Experience Doctor Who history through the eyes of Australian fandom with the first 100 issues of Data Extract, Down Under’s premiere fanzine and the flagship publication of the DWCA.

The Doctor Who Fanzine Collection: Data Extract Issues 1 to 100 is available through Lulu. For your copy, click here.

2017 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 13th of 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