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.

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.