Upcoming Events

Nov
25
Sat
2017
Doctor Who Anniversary and Christmas Party @ The Hub Docklands
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s that time of the year again … our biggest meeting of the year, our Doctor Who Anniversary and Christmas Party! Come along and celebrate all that is Doctor Who. Cosplay is encouraged!

In the Atrium (main area):

  • Whovian Market Stalls
  • Purchase a Mystery Box, value up to $50 for only $10 (get in quick for these as these sold out in 15 minutes last year!).
  • Kids Corner with various activities for the kids, including a spinning Christmas tree!
  • Pin the Eyebrows on The Doctor
  • Or just chat and socialise with other fans.

In the Theatre Room:

  • Special guest Colin Bennet will be returning. Colin is an animator who worked on The Moonbase and The Tenth Planet animations, his panel earlier this year was one of our most popular!
  • A look back at 40 years of K-9.
  • Doctor Who Trivia
  • Doctor Who Auction
  •  … and more!

In the Long Room: 

  • Screenings of classic and current Doctor Who.

Competitions and Prizes:

  • The Whovian Bake-Off: bring along a Doctor Who themed food for a chance to win a prize!
  • Doctor Who Passport Challenge: Can you complete all of the tasks to go into the draw to win a prize (one adult and one kids prize).

Meeting Information

Doors open @ 11:00 am, activities start @ 11:30 am.

Admission Prices:
Members: $10.00 / Non-members: $12.00
Kids under 14: $5.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $25.00 members / $30.00 non-members

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks available to purchase for $1.50.
Bring a plate to share (optional, not required for entry). Feeling creative? Bring something Doctor Who themed and you might win a prize!
Some finger food, wraps and snacks provided for no additional cost.
Venue is walking distance from food places if you wish to eat something more substantial.

*Please note that due to this meeting being larger than our usual meetings, members aren’t able to use their free meeting entry.
* Gold coin donation for first time visitors does not apply to this meeting (sorry!).

Nov
26
Sun
2017
The Whovian Parade 2017 @ Carlton Gardens
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For the fourth year running, the Whovian Parade will be on again, for fans of Doctor Who to show off their Whovian pride through the streets of Melbourne!

To celebrate the anniversary of the airing of the very first episode of the very first serial of “Doctor Who” way back in 1963, starring William Hartnell as the very first Doctor, all fans are invited to come along and parade their pride for the legacy it spawned.

Please keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, costumes and behaviour should be in accordance to this.

Those not wishing to participate in the parade, are free to stay at the Carlton Gardens, as this year’s parade route will be slightly different to previous years and will be ending back at the Carlton Gardens.

Please note that this information is not final and may be based on previous event information. Please check the Facebook event for updated information and rules of participating.

Peter Capaldi Coming to Supanova Melbourne

Supanova Comic Con and Gaming has announced their first guest for 2018. And what a huge guest it is to be, especially for us Doctor Who fans! None other than the 12th Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi will be coming to the Melbourne and Gold Coast shows in 2018.

The announcement was made via a live Facebook video after the final Supanova show for the year in Adelaide over the weekend. Supanova made the announcement surrounded by Daleks from the Australian Dalek Builders Union (who are based in Adelaide).

Of course, providing Peter doesn’t have any filming commitments pop-up at that time, this will certainly be an exciting time for the Doctor Who Club of Victoria.

Watch this space and our Social Media pages for more information on what the club will be bringing to Supanova. And follow up on all of the Supanova news at www.supanova.com.au.

Supanova will take place in Melbourne on the weekend of April 20-22 in 2018.

Shada to be shown in Australian Cinemas

Selected cinemas around Australia will be showing the previously abandoned story Shada starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward on the weekend of November 24-26. The previously uncompleted scenes have been bought back to life using animation. The new version will consist of original footage upscaled to high-definition, combined with the new animation sequences. For more information and participating cinemas, visit the Sharmill Films website.

Please note that the club won’t be organising a TARDIS trip for this event, as being on the same weekend as our Anniversary/Christmas party, we will be hard at work with this.

But why not have your own Whovian weekend – you could go to a screening on Friday night, our Anniversary/Christmas Party on Saturday, and the Whovian Parade on Sunday. See the Events page for full details.

John Barrowman Coming to Melbourne

John Barrowman will be returning to Melbourne on January 16th next year to perform his only Australian show. In an evening of song and stories, John will surely be as entertaining as always.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 30th October @ 9:00 am. However, Ticketmaster is holding a pre-sale on Thursday at 10:00 am for those wanting to get in early! Prices range from $79-$120 for adults, $68-$75 for concession, or $250 for a VIP meet and greet package.

For more information visit the Melbourne Arts Centre website.

And the 13th Doctor is…

In a bold move by the BBC, the next Doctor has been announced to be a female! Actress Jodie Whittaker is to be the 13th (or if you want to be technical, it would be 14th, but lets just leave it at 13) incarnation of The Doctor. She has previously worked with new showrunner Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch.

View the official announcement trailer below (courtesy official Doctor Who Facebook page).

Queer Expo This Weekend

Australia’s first-ever LGBTI+ and Queer friendly pop-culture event is on this weekend at the Melbourne Showgrounds on both Saturday and Sunday.

A Celebration of Diversity in all its forms, Queer Expo brings VIP Celebrity Guests and Ticket Holders together to Celebrate Hope, love and equally without discrimination.

Aside from celebrity guests, there will be panels, discussions and learning opportunities on an array of LGBTI+ subjects, a traders hall, and even a drag competition! So whether you identify as LGBTI+ or are an Ally, then there’s something for everyone!

For more information, be sure to check out the website at http://ausfancons.com/queerexpo/.

DWCV at Oz Comic-Con

We have all the details you need to know about the Doctor Who Club of Victoria at Oz Comic-Con!

Where you’ll Find Us: You’ll find us in the Fanclub section, booth C04, in-between the Rebel Region/501st and the Jurassic Park car exhibition. Just look for the TARDIS! Or download the floor-plan here.

Speaking of the TARDIS: Ever wanted to operate a TARDIS console? Go traveling through time and space? Well now you can. Thanks to our friends at Rent a Tardis, we have Australia’s only interactive TARDIS console. Okay, so it won’t take you through time and space, but you can still pretend right? It’ll only cost you a gold coin donation and all proceeds go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Did Someone Say Panels? Okay, so we are no Sylvester McCoy (although you should go to see him too), but we’ll be running our own panel called 12th Doctor Regeneration where we take a look at the best (and worst) of Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor, and look ahead at the next Doctor. Add some fun and games and a chance to win prizes and you’re set! You’ll find us at the ‘Toys R Us Community Stage’ at 4:00 pm on Saturday.

And for the Cosplayers: We will be holding cosplay photoshoots at 1:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday in front of the TARDIS. So come along in costume, or with your scarf and fez and join in our group photos. Non-cosplayers/fans and photographers also welcome to join us and take their own photos. And if you can’t make the photoshoots (although we’d love it if you can), then drop by at any time to have your photo taken with the TARDIS.

For more information, check out our Oz Comic-Con event page, or click the Oz Comic-Con banner below!

Sylvester McCoy Announced for Oz Comic-Con

Oz Comic-Con have announced none other than the 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy as a guest for Melbourne in July. Autograph and photo tokens can be pre-purchased online, with autographs costing $40 each, and photographs with Sylvester being $50 each. Or for the hardcore fan, why not have dinner with Sylvester for $220.

Oz Comic-Con will be on the weekend of July 1st/2nd at the Melbourne Convention and
Exhibition Centre. We will be in attendance, along with the Tardis from Rent-a-Tardis.

For more information on Oz Comic-Con or to book tickets, visit their website, or for specific information on Sylvester McCoy, see this page.

Deza-Con III

Deza-Con is a small, friendly convention, with the local community spirit in mind. With a range of different stalls ranging from toys, collectables and fan-made items, there’s surely something for everyone.  We will be having a stall there, so come along and say hello. And we’ll also be taking part in a debate with the Star Trek Role-Playing Group – USS Yarra, about which series has the best monsters. So if you live in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne (or even if you don’t), why  not drop by Deza-Con – it’s only $5 entry!

Deza-Con III is on Saturday 27th May from 10am until 4pm at the Narre Community Learning Centre. For more information visit their Facebook Event Page.

Supanova Pop Culture Expo

It’s that time of year again. That’s right it’s the beginning of con-season! We will be at Supanova again this year. Drop by the DWCV stall for all of your Doctor Who needs. And while you’re there be sure to check out the amazing interactive TARDIS from Rent-a-Tardis (gold coin donation in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation to operate the console. Hope to see you there!

For more information on Supanova or to purchase tickets, visit www.supanova.com.au.