Data Extract Art Competition


Do you have a passion for drawing, painting or any other sort of visual art? Do you love Doctor Who? Then the Doctor Who Club of Australia wants to hear from you! Data Extract is holding an art competition, so that the Australian fan community gets a chance to show their artistic talent to the world. No experience required – if you love art, we want to see your work!

First prize is The War Doctor’s very own Sonic Screwdriver toy, the After Life graphic novel featuring the Eleventh Doctor, The Invasion on DVD, as well as the chance to have your work published in Data Extract. Three runners-up will also get their work published alongside the winner.

The theme for the competition is ‘Doctor Who in 2016’. We want you to create something based around something Doctor-Who-related from this year. Some examples could be about our new companions for Series 10, Bill and Nardole, or the brand new spin-off series, Class, or the new animation of The Power of the Daleks. It could even be about something that you personally have done in 2016 that’s related to Doctor Who! Get creative, and get going, because entries are due on the 15th of February 2017! Send all submissions to, with the subject line “Data Extract Art Competition”.

We can’t wait to hear from you!


Image Credit: Katie Yu

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.


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:

DWCA Book Club #5 – Weapons of Past Destruction

The fifth book that the DWCA book club are reading is the graphic novel: Weapons of Past Destruction, by Cavan Scott.


Travelling with Rose Tyler, the Doctor discovers a cache of weapons left behind after the Time War that destroyed his people. To his horror he finds they are being bought and sold on the black market! Worse, a new and mysterious force are policing time, making use of the power vacuum left by the Time Lords’ disappearance to shape history to their own ends!

The book can will be discussed at Newtown Tavern on the 3rd of February 2017, but if you can’t make it, we will also be discussing the book online as well.

If you would like to purchase the book, drop us a note here and we can get back to you ASAP with pricing and availability.

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.


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.


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.


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!


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!