This week Supanova starts in Sydney and along with guest John (Benton) Levene, the DWCA will be there to fulfill all your merchandise needs! To celebrate the occasion the club has produced a special exclusive digital comic – Wrath of the Cyber-Spider! The Cybermen have a plan to rid themselves of the Doctor forever, a plan that threatens every one of his past incarnations across the web of time. Can the Doctor and Bill stop them in time? The publication also features interviews with Nicola Bryant, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, talking all things Cybermen and regeneration. All that and a pin-up gallery too!
If you want to get a copy of this exclusive publication it’s easy – Just be a member! Either sign up, or if you’ve let your membership lapse, then renew it with the club before midnight on Sunday 18 June (the last day of Supanova).
If you’re heading to Sydney Supanova this coming weekend (June 16-18) be sure to come over to the DWCA Stand!
We are booth number 533, which is near the autograph tables. (See below for a visual picture to help you plan!)
Why would you swing by you ask? Apart from meeting our lovely volunteers helping at the desk, you’ll be able to pick up a bargain! From a smorgasbord of Sonic Screwdrivers, to a range of comics staring Doctors past and present, we have you covered. We will also have the latest audio dramas from Big Finish and Series 10 Part 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray!
Not to mention, we will also have Classic Who DVD titles staring Supanova guest John Levene as Sergeant Benton.
If this wasn’t enough, we’ll also have select merchandise from Torchwood, Sherlock and other cult programmes.
So be sure to come on by, say hi and pick up some great products!
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 commit to duties including but not limited to:
Attendance at monthly committee meetings in the Sydney metro area;
Attendance and assistance at bimonthly day events in the Sydney metro area, plus Trivia Night and other special events;
Attendance and assistance at third-party events, including set-up of the Club Shop;
Regular contribution to email discussions;
Assistance with quarterly mailout of Data Extract magazine.
To nominate for an Office Bearer position, download a 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 13 July:
The Returning Officer DWCA
PO Box 870
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.
From 10am – 2pm on the 13th of April, Outside the Dendy Cinema at Circular Quay to celebrate the debut of Doctor Who series 10 on ABC and iview, BBC Worldwide is unveiling a mind-bending 3D illusion at one of Sydney’s most iconic locations.
Created by artists 3D Joe and Max, the illusion will appear for one day only on the forecourt at Circular Quay, just down from the Dendy Cinema near the Portobello Café. The artwork features some of the terrifying monsters from the series within a deep chasm that has appeared on the ground. It reflects the fantastic adventures that await the team of heroes in this next series, which starts on Sunday 16 April on ABC and iView.
Fans of all ages are encouraged to dress up and interact with the underground world into which they are seemingly being lured. Participants can capture their own illusive Doctor Who journey and share it on social media using #TimeForHeroesAU. The first ten people to arrive, find BBC Whovian ‘Peta’ and say ‘A Time for Heroes’ will win tickets to see episode one on the big screen. But be quick! The illusion will remain setup until 2pm.
If you’re looking for something to do this Sunday, why not come along to Penrith Collectormania! It’s arguably the biggest toy fair in NSW.
The DWCA will have an stall there and we’re selling all the latest and greatest merchandise including:
The Power of the Daleks and The Return of Doctor Mysterio on DVD/Blu-ray, The Star Men and The Torchwood Archive on audio, and a whole load of graphic novels (including the very special Four Doctors!).
For more information, please click on our event here.
Hope to see you there!
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/
Overnight the BBC have announced the return of a return of a villain not seen in the show for over fifty years.
The Mondasian version of the Cybermen were the first version of the Cybermen to appear in Doctor Who back in the classic story – The Tenth Planet. The Cybermen will feature in the final two episodes of series 10.
Want to check out their first appearance in Doctor Who? Why not buy the Tenth Planet on DVD and be up to date before their reappearance in the show! For more information click here to visit the DWCA shop!
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.