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.

Our Doctor Who Anniversary and Christmas Party

It’s that time of the year again – our Doctor Who Anniversary and Christmas Party. With our new venue, The Hub Docklands, it’s going to be bigger than ever. With not one, but three rooms for activities.

Whether you want to watch or participate in a panel, watch a screening, buy merchandise, join in an activity, or just chat and socialise with friends and other fans, then we have something for you.

And did we mention cosplay?! Come dressed as your favourite Doctor Who character for a chance to win a prize (both kids and adults prizes will be awarded).

We will also be giving out various prizes throughout the day in connection to some of the activities. Or you could get yourself a bargain with our silent auction and mystery boxes.

For more information on what will be happening, check out the full event details here: http://dwcv.org.au/wp/event/dw-anniversary-and-christmas-party-2016/

Power of the Daleks – In Cinemas

Doctor Who is returning to the big screen in November! To celebrate the release of the previously lost story ‘Power of the Daleks’, it will be shown in selected cinemas across the country. In Melbourne this includes several Hoyts and Village cinemas, along with Palace cinemas and Cinema Nova. The episode will be shown beginning November 12th. For more information visit the Sharmill Films website, or check your preferred cinema’s booking site.

Power of the Daleks has been bought back to life through animation, piecing together the surviving sound recording with telesnaps (photos of the program) and a few small surviving clips. It will also be released on DVD in November.

DWCV at AMCExpo

The Doctor Who Club of Victoria will be attending this year’s AMCExpo (Australian Movie and Comic Expo) on October 15 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. We will again be teaming up with our friends at Rent-a-Tardis to bring you an interactive Tardis experience (and help raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation). Come along for all of your Doctor Who goodies, or just say hi to our lovely committee and volunteers.

For more information on AMCExpo or to purchase tickets, visit www.amcexpo.com.au.

Celebrate 50 Years of the Cybermen

This year marks 50 years since we first say the Cybermen on our TV screens. To celebrate this milestone, will be having a Cyberman Day, with a very special guest. Alexandra Tynan – designer of the Cybermen will be joining us for a chat and Q&A. So come along and find out some inside information on these men in silver.

We will also have a feast of other Cybermen activities throughout the day, with panel and screenings of classic Cybermen episodes. Or try your luck in making a Cyberman costume in 10 minutes using only tinfoil!

This is also the first meeting at our new venue – The Hub, located conveniently in the Docklands, which we are very excited about.

For more information, visit the event page.

New Meeting Venue! We are Moving…

As of September this year, we are pleased to announce that our club meetings will be moving to The Hub Docklands.

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This exciting new venue gives us a lot more space and flexibility for in our meetings. We will be able to hire two rooms for less than the one room that we can hire @ Northcote Town Hall.

So Why Did We Decide To Move?
As discussed at last years AGM, Northcote council had increased the room rates this year. In the discussion, you, the members, expressed your preference to stay unless we could get a better venue/facilities. Also over the last 12 months meeting numbers have been rising and the small meeting room is getting a little crowded and noisy.

So the committee met and set out the following guidelines for a venue:

  1. has to be close to Public Transport so all members can get to it easily.
  2. we have separate space for people to chat and the kids corner without disturbing therest of the meeting.
  3. ramp accessibility.
  4. save us money.
  5. most importantly no noise restrictions like in a library.

When we looked at other options it became clear Northcote Town Hall is expensive but finding another venue that met all our criteria was difficult. But when we discovered the Hub we were very amazed at how good this venue is.

The Hub allows us to have a huge area for our meetings, great for panels, group discussions and stalls, a place to set up the kids area, and also a separate room that we can use for screenings or so that people can go and have a cuppa and a chat.

We believe this decision to move is going to create a fantastic meeting experience for you the members.

Getting There
The Hub is 200 metres from tram stops D16 and D4 and five tram lines run past it. The tram lines are 75 (Vermont south), 70 (Wattle Park), 36 (City Loop), 11 (West Preston) and 48 (North Balwyn).

The Hub is also 600 metres walk from Southern Cross Train station. Parking is available in the streets around the Hub with both street parking (2P metered and un-metered) and multi-level carparks. Some of which offer all day parking specials, if you book online. Like Secure Parking at Southern Cross (Collins Street) which is $7 all day.

We hope you are as excited about the new venue as we are.

DWCV July Competition

Our current competition is something a little different, with copies of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (featuring Matt Smith), along with some more copies of the Doctor Who Festival programme. Current DWCV members receive an additional entry into the draw, although competitions are open to non-members also.

– Enter the Competition Here –