Data Extract 234 released

The first issue of Data Extract magazine for 2017 is hot off the presses and it’s on its way to members.

The issue features all the latest news, stories on how the first three actors who played the Doctor were influenced by World War 2 and some amazing artwork!

If you’re after a subscription to the magazine and all the benefits that come with being a DWCA member, why not join the club! For more information on this, please visit:
http://dwca.org.au/membership/

DWCA Publishing Presents: Zerinza Volume One

The DWCA is excited to present our first publication of 2017: the launch of our new yearbook, Zerinza.

Zerinza Volume One celebrates 40 years of the DWCA and features interviews with and articles by every past President from across the club’s entire history. It also celebrates text Who, 2016 having been a year with less content on TV and more on book shelves. This includes an exclusive interview with Doctor Who actor and Second Doctor son Michael Troughton, who discusses writing his father’s biography. David J Howe talks about co-writing Jon Pertwee’s final memoir, Colin West remembers illustrating Tom Baker’s poetry and Peter Davison describes writing the script for the Five(ish) Doctor’s Reboot. There is also a rare interview transcript of Nicholas Courtney and Katy Manning from the first Whovention, comics, art, articles and fiction!

All DWCA members will have received an email including links to both PDF and ePub versions of the book – if you didn’t receive this email, please contact us. And if you’re a non-member and you want to see what all the fuss is about, or you enjoyed the book and want a hard copy to put on your shelf, you can purchase a bound edition in either paperback or hardcover format from the DWCA Publishing online shop here: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DoctorWhoClubOfAustralia

One piece of sad news we have to relate is that the club’s epublication The Nethersphere has ended with its seventh issue. DWCA Publishing will be collecting all seven issues into a hardcover bound volume that will available from the DWCA Publishing online shop later in the year. But for fans of the publication you will be glad to know that co-editors Dallas Jones and Roger Reynolds are already hard at work on their own all-new, independent fanzine – Trap Street. Look for its first release later this year as well. Although not part of the club’s in-house publications, it promises to appeal to any reader who enjoyed their work on The Nethersphere.

 

Due out shortly is the next issue of club magazine Data Extract, so members should look for it in their letterboxes soon. But in the meantime we hope you will enjoy the Zerinza special. A big thank you to club founder Antony Howe, for giving permission to revive the Zerinza name. Thanks also to all those who contributed to its pages. We hope you will enjoy our efforts and look forward to bringing you more exciting content from DWCA Publishing on into 2017.

Tooz Company: A DWCA Tavern Special Event

The DWCA is delighted to announce a special guest for our Inner Sydney Tavern night on Friday 3 March – British actor Richard Unwin.

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Richard is a huge Doctor Who fan and has been lucky enough to lend his voice to four audio dramas with Big Finish Productions – Doctor Who: Three’s Company (as Vidler), Bernice Summerfield: The Kingdom of the Blind (as the Monoids), and Gallifrey: Appropriation and Fractures (as Tooz). He’s coming to Australia with the play ‘The Chemsex Monologues’, which is playing in Adelaide and Sydney during March.

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Richard will be taking part in a Q&A session covering his work in the Whoniverse and will also be joining in the group discussion for the evening, including our analysis of the current DWCA Book Club text ‘Engines of War’ – an original novel featuring the War Doctor.

So come along with your friends and enjoy a pleasant evening with good food, great beverages and excellent company!

Date: Friday 3 March

Time: 6:30-10pm

Venue: Level 2, City of Sydney RSL, 565 George Street, Sydney (just a short distance from Town Hall Train Station).

Cost: Entry is free, however tickets must be claimed from the DWCA website prior to the event. This event is open to both DWCA members and non-members.   Click here to claim tickets

Please note: Whilst entry is free, it is requested that food or drink be purchased from the Bistro during the event.

Data Extract 233 released

The last Data Extract of 2016, #233 is on it’s way to members.

This issue is jam packed with all the latest news, discussions on Doctor Who spin offs, displays at the Powerhouse Museum, a little perspective, and much much more.

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If you’re after a subscription to the magazine and all the benefits that come with being a DWCA member, why not join the club! For more information on this, please visit:
http://dwca.org.au/membership/

The Nethersphere Volume 2, Issue 4 is out

The DWCA’s quarterly online publication – The Nethersphere has just been released.

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All DWCA members should check their inbox for a link for ways to view the issue. The issue is jam packed with features such as:

Chris Wahl discussing his Supremacy of the Cyberman cover
Michelle Gomez in Brisbane
A world record attempt of people dressed as Doctor Who characters

and much, much more.

If you would like to read The Nethersphere, and are not a member, why not join up here

If you are a member and didn’t receive the link, please contact us here

Data Extract #232 – Forty Years Young!

The latest issue of the DWCA’s member-exclusive magazine, Data Extract has been printed!

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Our latest issue is dedicated to 40 years of Doctor Who Fandom in Australia. We discuss the formation of DWCA, talk about Fan’s making new Doctor Who themselves, and a Guinness World record attempt for the most amount of Doctor Who Merchandise!

If you’re able to attend this weekends Whoventures event, you’ll be able to collect your copy! For more information on this event please visit the below link:
Whoventures: 40 Years of Australian Doctor Who Fandom

If you’re after a subscription to the magazine and all the benefits that come with being a DWCA member, why not join the club! For more information on this, please visit:
http://dwca.org.au/membership/

If you’re unable to attend the event, the magazine will be sent out in the beginning of November.

DWCA at EB Expo

On the weekend of 30th September to the 2nd of October, the DWCA will be at the EB Expo at Sydney Showgrounds.

We are in Pop Culture Market Stall 16, and the TARDIS will be near by to have lots of photos taken with you.

On sale will be a wide range of Doctor Who DVD’s, Big Finish audios, books, toys and collectables. So if you’re going to the event, be sure to pop in and say hi!

For more information on the Expo, please visit:
http://www.ebexpo.com.au/index.html

The new sonic screwdriver, Tenth Doctor audio dramas and more at Penrith Collectormania

The DWCA Shop is pleased to announced our return to Penrith Collectormania Fair – said to be the largest toy fair in NSW.

The fair will see the Shop debut an exciting range of merchandise, including the Twelfth Doctor’s Second Sonic Screwdriver, which most recently appeared in The Husbands of River Song and features multiple light and sound effects.

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For the figurine collectors among you, there are new Pop! vinyl figures, including the Twelfth Doctor with Guitar, the “Mr Clever” Eleventh Doctor, the Tenth Doctor with Hand in Jar, the War Doctor, and a supersized Davros! We will also have an extremely limited number of Thirteen Doctors action figures sets, featuring every television Doctor to date as a 5.5″ scale action figure. This deluxe item is a numbered limited edition, so you need to get in quick before it’s gone!

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The Shop will also have on hand three new full-cast audio dramas featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the Tenth Doctor and Donna. Written by esteemed writers Matt Fitton, Jenny Colgan and James Goss, these hour-long adventures have lovingly recreated one of Doctor Who’s most popular TARDIS teams.

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If you’re planning on attending Collectormania and would like to place a holding deposit for any of these items, email shop@doctorwhoaustralia.org with your name and a list of the items in question. The Shop will also be bringing a limited number of DVDs, audio dramas, books, toys and collectables, so if there’s something specific you’re after, feel free to ask if we can bring it along. Most of our current catalogue can be found in our online shop.

The Fair will be held at the Penrith Panthers Pavilion on Mulgoa Road, just down from the Penrith Panthers Club and right next to Aqua Golf. For more information, visit our event page.

2016 DWCA office bearer nominations

The DWCA would like to thank those members who have nominated themselves for a position on the club committee, to be officially elected at our upcoming AGM on Sunday 14 August.

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

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

As the positions of President and Secretary received only 1 nomination each, each candidate will be running unopposed.

As per Section 15.1 (8) of the DWCA Constitution, “Due to the highly sensitive nature of the position of Club Treasurer, this role is nominated as per other Office bearers but is elected solely by the committee”. Thus, there will not be a ballot for the position of Treasurer, the successful candidate being announced at the AGM.

No nominations were received for the position of Vice President and thus the position is declared unfilled. As per Section 15.1 (4) of the DWCA Constitution, “further nominations  are to be received at the annual general meeting”.

As previously announced, postal voting is still open for the proposed amendment to Section 15.1 of the club constitution, titled ‘Election of Office Bearers’, and the reflection of this amendment in Schedule 1 to the club constitution.

Current wording for the body of the constitution:

15.1 Election of Office Bearers
(1) Candidates standing for election as an Office Bearer must be current Club members, that membership being held for a minimum continuous period of 5 years prior to the election.

Proposed wording for the body of the constitution:

15.1 Election of Office Bearers
(1) Candidates standing for election as an Office Bearer must be current Club members, that membership being held for a minimum period of 5 years and at least 1 year immediately prior to the election.

Current wording for Schedule 1 (body):

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(a) A nominee for an Office Bearer position must have been a member of the Club for a minimum continuous period of five (5) years, and be endorsed by two (2) members of the Club, in accordance with Clause 15.1 of The Constitution.

Proposed wording for Schedule 1 (body):

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(a) A nominee for an Office Bearer position must have been a member of the Club for a minimum period of 5 years and at least 1 year immediately prior to the election, and be endorsed by two (2) members of the Club, in accordance with Clause 15.1 of The Constitution.

Current wording for Schedule 1, Attachment 1 (nomination form):

I <the undersigned> of <address>, being a member of The Doctor Who Club Of Australia for the last five (5) years, accept the nomination of the two (2) signatories below for the position of <President/Vice President/Treasurer/Secretary>.

Proposed wording for Schedule 1, Attachment 1 (nomination form):

I <the undersigned> of <address>, having been a member of The Doctor Who Club of Australia for the length of time stipulated in Clause 15.1 of the Constitution, accept the nomination of the two (2) signatories below for the position of <President/Vice President/Treasurer/Secretary>.

To be eligible to vote for the proposed constitutional amendment, you must be both:

  • A fully paid-up DWCA member for at least the previous 12 months (1 year), and
  • 16 years of age or over.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to vote, please send a letter to the following address by 11 August:

The Returning Officer DWCA
95 Hamrun Circuit
Rooty Hill
NSW   2766

The letter must include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your DWCA member number
  • A clear statement indicating whether you are FOR or AGAINST the proposed amendment and its reflection in Schedule 1.

A vote in respect of only one membership number per envelope is allowed.

NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE DWCA

DATE: Sunday 14 August 2016

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.

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 continuous period of five years. 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 a Nomination Form 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 14 July:

The Returning Officer DWCA
95 Hamrun Circuit
Rooty Hill
NSW   2766

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.

Rules and procedures for the election of Office Bearers can be found in the document Schedule 1 to the Doctor Who Club Australia Constitution, which is attached to the DWCA constitution.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Attendees will consider and vote on a proposed amendment to Section 15.1 of the club constitution, titled ‘Election of Office Bearers’, and the reflection of this amendment in Schedule 1 to the club constitution.

Current wording for the body of the constitution:

15.1 Election of Office Bearers
(1) Candidates standing for election as an Office Bearer must be current Club members, that membership being held for a minimum continuous period of 5 years prior to the election.

Proposed wording for the body of the constitution:

15.1 Election of Office Bearers
(1) Candidates standing for election as an Office Bearer must be current Club members, that membership being held for a minimum period of 5 years and at least 1 year immediately prior to the election.

Current wording for Schedule 1 (body):

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(a) A nominee for an Office Bearer position must have been a member of the Club for a minimum continuous period of five (5) years, and be endorsed by two (2) members of the Club, in accordance with Clause 15.1 of The Constitution.

Proposed wording for Schedule 1 (body):

5 Lodging A Nomination

(a) A nominee for an Office Bearer position must have been a member of the Club for a minimum period of 5 years and at least 1 year immediately prior to the election, and be endorsed by two (2) members of the Club, in accordance with Clause 15.1 of The Constitution.

Current wording for Schedule 1, Attachment 1 (nomination form):

I <the undersigned> of <address>, being a member of The Doctor Who Club Of Australia for the last five (5) years, accept the nomination of the two (2) signatories below for the position of <President/Vice President/Treasurer/Secretary>.

Proposed wording for Schedule 1, Attachment 1 (nomination form):

I <the undersigned> of <address>, having been a member of The Doctor Who Club of Australia for the length of time stipulated in Clause 15.1 of the Constitution, accept the nomination of the two (2) signatories below for the position of <President/Vice President/Treasurer/Secretary>.

To be eligible to vote for the proposed constitutional amendment, you must be both:

  • A fully paid-up DWCA member for at least the previous 12 months (1 year), and
  • 16 years of age or over.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to vote, please send a letter to the Returning Officer by 11 August. The letter must include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your DWCA member number
  • A clear statement indicating whether you are FOR or AGAINST the proposed amendment and its reflection in Schedule 1.

A vote in respect of only one membership number per envelope is allowed.