Sydney Event – Spin Doctor

The DWCA’s last Sydney day event of the year, Spin Doctor, is just a couple of days away, offering everyone who attends on the day the chance to win some fabulous prizes!

All attendees will be eligible to enter Mastermind, our end-of-year trivia competition. The top three finalists will face off after lunch in a head-to-head round of 10 multiple choice questions, but only one will emerge triumphant.

The overall winner of Mastermind will receive the Doctor Who-themed version of Risk, the classic board game that lets players build their own Earth empire. In addition, the winners and runners-up will all receive 2017 Doctor Who diaries. All Mastermind prizes come courtesy of our friends at Winning Moves.

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Meanwhile, everyone else has a chance to win a prize just for turning up! In keeping with the event’s spin-off theme, two of the door prizes will feature friends of the Doctor who have gone on to have series of their own. The Blue Angel is an Eighth Doctor novel featuring the eccentric Iris Wildthyme, while The Stones of Venice is a Big Finish audio drama starring Edwardian adventuress Charlotte “Charley” Pollard.

And our major prize on the day? A double pass to see the 2016 Christmas Special ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ on the big screen on Boxing Day, at the Event Cinemas outlet of your choice!

For your opportunity to win any of these prizes, make sure you attend Spin Doctor this Sunday and collect your door prize ticket upon entry. Everyone who pre-purchases entry online will receive an extra door prize ticket absolutely free. Tickets are available here.

 

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

A Christmas double treat

On the 21st of November, the ABC have confirmed that the Christmas Special will be aired on the ABC and also ABC ME at 7:30pm on Boxing Day. This is keeping with last years release as well.

As per last years release, the episode will also be available on ABC iview on Boxing day morning, immediately after the UK broadcast.

In addition the recently animated: The Power of the Daleks, will also be available to watch on iview. It hasn’t been confirmed at this point if it will be the black and white version or the colour version.

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Doctor Who display at Ryde Library

Whovians based in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs are encouraged to check out the new Doctor Who display at Ryde Library!

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The display features a mix of merchandise, including action figures of different sizes, posters, sonic screwdrivers, magazines, postcards, and a full-length Fourth Doctor scarf. This is in addition to samples from the library’s large array of Doctor Who titles – including novels, reference books, comics and more – all of which are available for loan from inside the library.

The exhibit can be found just outside the entrance to Ryde Library, located within Top Ryde City Shopping Centre at 1 Pope St, Ryde. It will be on display for the month of November – check out our teaser pic below!

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Exciting new Merchandise for sale from DWCA

Good news everyone! The DWCA shop has new stock in, and it’s more exciting than ever! And if you’re going to our Boardgames and Cosplay day on the 19th of November, you will be able to purchase some of these goodies there!

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Some of the new stock we have in include:

The twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver!

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Audio adventures featuring the tenth Doctor and Donna!
There’s also new audios featuring the Torchwood cast, not to mention the classic series Doctor’s and even the new UNIT team from the new series!

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For more things that you can point an exclamation point at, be sure to attend our Boardgames day. However, if you can’t make it to the day, you can always visit the DWCA store to grab these items, right now.

 

 

 

Power of the Daleks to get a limited cinema release

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The recently announced animated release of the second Doctor story – Power of the Daleks is to get a limited cinema release.

From the November 12th  for one week, selected cinemas across the country will be showing the release.

If you can’t make it to the cinema, the DVD release will be available from December 14th.
The DWCA shop will be stocking copies for you to add to your collection!

Sharmill Films is bringing this release to Australia at the following cinemas.

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.

Class Story Synopses

This is the official page for the story synopses for each episode of the Doctor Who Spin off ‘Class’.

These are the official ones from the BBC and this page will get updated each time a new synopsis is available.

1. For Tonight We Might Die
It’s a new term at Coal Hill Academy, and students are preparing for their Autumn Prom. But when the school comes under attack from the monstrous Shadow Kin, four alienated students must form an unlikely alliance to defeat them.

Charlie, April, Ram and Tanya, assisted by their physics teacher Miss Quill, are now charged with a great responsibility by the mysterious alien known as ‘The Doctor’: to guard against the creatures of nightmare, who want nothing more than to find a way through to Earth and take it for their own.

And this incursion is only the beginning…

2. The Coach With The Dragon Tattoo
Following the tragic events at the Prom, a devastated Ram isolates himself from the other three as he struggles with his new reality. Desperate to hold himself together on the football pitch, when he thinks he witnesses someone getting skinned alive he’s convinced he’s cracking up.

But when Tanya, Charlie and April are all confronted with the same thing: a horrific, monstrous, skin-peeling dragon, they know that they’re under attack. The gang must pull together to fight against the monster, and try to keep Coal Hill safe.

3. Nightvisiting

London is infiltrated by an eerie alien with the ability to morph into the shape of lost loved one.

Tanya has an unexpected visitor come to her window in the dead of night – and she’s not the only one, as Ram and Miss Quill face their own startling visitors.

Confronted with these emotional encounters, the team must overcome the persuasion of this strange new threat, and battle through the streets to stop Tanya from bring lost forever.

4. Co-Owner Of A Lonely Heart

April starts to feel effects of sharing her heart with Corakinus, and his attempts to sever the attachment only make it stronger.

When April’s estranged father makes a startling appearance she confronts him with Shadow Kin force, manifesting traits of the Shadow Kin leader.

Frightened by this extraordinary new-found power, April seems comfort in Ram, and vows to reclaim her heart as her own.

Meanwhile, something strange is happening to the others – London is slowly being infested with unusual, sinister flower petals.

5. Brave-ish Heart

Battling through the Shadow Kin realm, April knows that there is no going back: she has to defeat Corakinus.

On Earth, the invasion of the petals is rapidly snowballing. Confronted with the threat of the planet’s extinction, new headmistress Dorothea attempts to force Charlie into making a transformational decision. But Miss Quill has other ideas for him.

As Charlie, Matteusz and Tanya try to stop the petals from annihilating the human race, April must fight the terrifying force of Corakinus, light years away from home.

6. Detained

The whole gang is thrown into detention by Miss Quill. Locked in her classroom, they are terrified when an explosion propels them out of space and time: trapped, claustrophobic and floating in blackness with no way of escape.

Although a mysterious asteroid fragment may be their key to freedom, it forces the gang to confess their deepest, darkest secrets to one another. As ugly truths come out, fractures start to appear in the friendship group.

And then they make a chilling discovery. They’re not alone. There’s somebody in there with them.

7. The Metaphysical Engine, Or What Quill Did

With the gang trapped in detention and out of the way, Miss Quill accepts Dorothea’s astonishing offer: to help remove the Arn from her head, and to reclaim her freedom.

Alongside Ballon, an imprisoned shape-shifter, Miss Quill travels in a metaphysical engine and is taken to impossible, extraordinary and dangerous worlds, collecting materials in preparation for her life-changing procedure.

After an emotional encounter with her surgeon and a nearly-fatal operation, Miss Quill must find a way to return to Earth: transformed and ready for war.

8. The Lost

Facing an impossible choice, our heroes must use all they’ve learnt to save Earth. But how far are they prepared to go? And will they have to pay a price?

Unable to recover from the truths they have faced, the gang has splintered. Liberated from enslavement, Quill prepares to take her revenge. But they must reunite when the Shadow Kin return, raging a ruthless, unrelenting war.

Resolute to claim April’s heart and Charlie’s weapon, Corakinus threatens to kill their families until he has what he desires – and the friends must fight to prevent him.

This time, not everyone will make it out alive.