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Yes, it’s time again for the DWCA’s annual Trivia Night and Cosplay Competition – The Game of Rassilon. And we’re very excited to announce that the host of this year’s event is actor, comedian, Whovians High Brain and friend of the DWCA, Patrick Magee.
The night will see teams test their knowledge of classic and revived Doctor Who – with the odd question on pop culture and general knowledge just to keep you on your toes – all for the chance to win some fabulous prizes! There will also be a special prize for the best Doctor Who cosplay, so whether you’re a dab hand with a sewing machine or you’re great at raiding op shops, now’s the time to start planning your outfit.
Tickets are available now for just $15 per person, or $75 for a table of six. Tickets will be available at the door for $20, if not sold out.
Date: Saturday 13 July
Time: From 6pm
Venue: Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Rd, Burwood NSW
Cost: $15 per person or $75 for a table of six (max)
$20 per person at the door
The DWCA is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, being held at Sydney Showground from 21-23 June.
The DWCA booth will feature a range of merchandise from across the Whoniverse, with DVDs and original audio dramas starring all your favourite characters – including limited edition Blu-ray boxsets featuring select full seasons of the classic era. This is in addition to a huge range of graphic novels, sonic screwdrivers, action figures, Pop! Vinyls, mugs and other collectables.
If you’re more interested in the activities of the club itself, you can sign up or renew your membership at the booth, as well as peruse back issues of the club magazine, Data Extract – and as a Supanova special, all membership purchases will include a bonus talking plush clip-on absolutely free (while stocks last). We’re also on the lookout for fresh faces to join the DWCA committee – including a new merchandise manager – so if you think you’ve got what it takes to help run the club, let us know!
The DWCA booth will be located with other general exhibitors in The Dome, with trade beginning on Friday 21 June at 1pm. Check us out at Booth #1202, circled on the map below.
The DWCA is delighted to announce that writer and editor Robert Smith? (the question mark is silent) will be attending our next day event, to be held on 10 February in Burwood, Sydney.
An academic with a somewhat unhealthy interest in zombies as well as geek culture in general, Robert is perhaps best known these days as the editor of the Outside In series of non-fiction books. Covering Doctor Who, Star Trek and now Buffy, each book features reviews of every single episode of a given programme – with a new reviewer employed for each story. Furthermore, the reviews themselves vary wildly in style, so you truly never know what lies beyond the next page!
More recently, Robert has served as co-writer on the soon-to-be-released Bookwyrm series. The first volume in the series acts as a guide to all 61 New Adventures novels, which continued the Seventh Doctor’s journey after the untimely end of the television series. The book offers trivia, thematic discussions, plot holes, continuity notes, reviews and much more in a cheerful and entertaining style, making it accessible to newcomers that never read the NAs and equally informative to those who can tell you fifteen unknown facts about Paul Cornell.
We look forward to meeting Robert and hearing all about his latest work. There will also be limited copies of some of his books available for purchase and autographing on the day.
It’s sure to be an exciting event, so make sure you secure your spot by pre-purchasing your entry today.
In celebration of Doctor Who’s 55th anniversary, the DWCA is delighted to announce that our final day event of 2018 will feature a special guest – actress Louise Pajo, who starred in Second Doctor serial The Seeds of Death almost 50 years ago!
Graduating from RADA in the mid-60s, Louise Pajo appeared in classic UK shows such as The Avengers and UFO in addition to Doctor Who. In The Seeds of Death she played Gia Kelly, manager of T-Mat Earth Control, who found herself facing the fearsome Ice Warriors in their second TV appearance.
After emigrating to Australia, Louise appeared in top Aussie shows of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, including Prisoner: Cell Block H, The Flying Doctors, A Country Practice, Cop Shop and Carson’s Law. We look forward to talking to her about her experiences making television in different decades and countries!
There will also be trivia on the day as we hold a Doctor Who edition of The Chase, the quiz show hosted in the UK by none other than Bradley Walsh (Thirteenth Doctor companion Graham O’Brien). Participants will be invited to correctly anwer a series of questions while facing off against a rival “chaser” – and we are very pleased to announce that our chaser on the day will be comedian and Whovians researcher, Pat Magee.
Finally, get excited for our anniversary auction, giving you the chance to pick up rare, out-of-print and signed merchandise including books, audio dramas, DVD box sets, prints and more. If you have something you’d like us to auction off on your behalf, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d be happy to consider it.
We hope you join us as we see out 2018 in style!
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!
Building on the momentum of classic Doctor Who streaming on Twitch, it has been confirmed that Torchwood will also be coming to the platform.
For information about Doctor Who on Twitch, please visit our original post – here. As of the time of posting, the platform is about to conclude its stream of the Fifth Doctor’s era.
From Monday the 16th of July, 3am AEST, relive all the adventures of Owen, Ianto, Tosh, Gwen and of course, Captain Jack.
Each week will showcase a different season, with each season starting at 3am every Monday for the next four weeks.
The stream will be accessible from: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchpresents
If this has got you excited for more Torchwood adventures, then the club has you covered!
For great audio adventures featuring the Torchwood crew, head over to our shop
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!
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The DWCA held our first ever Mega Picnic on Sunday 8 April, with members from our local groups in Allora, Central West NSW and Sydney getting together in their respective localities for an afternoon of food, fun and frivolity! Thanks to everybody who came along – we hope we can hold an even bigger and better event next year! Continue reading