Win Last Christmas on DVD or Blu-Ray

comp-lcsmallThanks to BBC on DVD/Roadshow Entertainment we have 3 copies of Last Christmas on DVD and 3 copies on Blu-ray. We will also be giving the winner a 12 month digital membership to the club.

For more information, check out our competitions page.

 

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March Club Meeting – Doctor Who in Australia

Full details of March’s meeting (March 14) have been posted in the Events section.

In this meeting we will be celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who in Australia, with screenings, panels, reminiscing and even a cake! Come along and relive your memories of Doctor Who – or for long-time members, of the club in general.

http://dwcv.org.au/wp/event/march-dwcv-meeting-doctor-who-in-australia/?instance_id=207

Membership Price Changes

Due to increases in postage and printing costs, but also to cover other club running costs such as public liability insurance, we have had implement changes to membership prices of joining the club. Although the prices have increased for receiving Sonic Screwdriver by mail, we have kept the prices the same for those wishing to receive it electronically.

The new pricing structure is as follows:

  • Digital Membersship – newsletters sent electronically
    – Single: $12/year
    – Family: $15/year
  • Classic Membership – newsletters sent by mail
    – Single: $20/year
    – Family: $25/year

All other membership benefits remain the same.

Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop Super Sunday

The Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop will be holding a Super Sunday this weekend – Sunday 21 December – with big discounts on a a range of products, just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping. Some of the discounts available include:

  • 25% off polo shirts
  • 15% off selected stationary items
  • 15% off selected homewares
  • 10% off Sherlock t-shirts
  • and other discounted items in-store

There will also be activities running throughout the day, including a visit by a Cyberman between 11am and 2pm, face painting and temporary tattoos. There will also be prizes awarded for best-dressed Whovians, so drop by in your best Doctor Who cosplay and you might score a prize!

The Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop is located at Shop E09/10, Galleria, 356 Little Collins Street (Corner of Little Collins Street and Elizabeth Street), Melbourne and will be open between 11am and 4pm on this day.

Please note that the club member’s discount does not apply to discounted items on this day.

Last Christmas Screening Details

The ABC have confirmed the details of this year’s Christmas Special – The Last Christmas. The episode will be screening on Friday December 26th at 7:30pm on ABC1 but unfortunately there will be no direct early-morning screening. The episode will be 60 minutes long.

Source: DWCA

Official Series 8 Marathon

To celebrate the recent arrival of Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series on Blu-ray and DVD, BBC on DVD – AU are launching the Doctor Who Series 8 Official Fan Marathon! Fans all around Australia are invited to press play on the first episode of Series 8 at 12noon AEDT on Saturday December 13th and marathon all 12 episodes of the complete eighth series, just in time for the Christmas Special.

So pull on your Doctor Who onesies, invite some friends over and join in the fun as fans across the country unite on social media through the hashtag ‪#‎watchingWho‬.

Register your party (whether it is for 1 or 100!) at www.watchingwho.com.au for further information and to be eligible to win some out of this world prizes.

The Doctor Who Club of Victoria is officially supporting this event and will be joining in the live posting on Twitter and on Facebook on the day!

Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop Returns to Melbourne

The Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop has made it’s return to Melbourne, opening from today and remaining open until January 4, 2015. Packed with Doctor Who goodies of all types, and to suit all kinds, it’s a dangerous place to be if you want to save money!

The shop is located at Shop E09/E10, Galleria, 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne (on the ground floor and is just off Elizabeth Street and right near the Little Collins Street entrance).

For opening times, visit the website at http://www.doctorwho.tv/events/pop-up-shop-australia/.


Update: Doctor Who Club of Victoria members can receive 10% discount on purchases on presentation of their membership card.

Whovian Parade on this Weekend

As if our Anniversary / Christmas Party isn’t enough, there will be another Doctor Who based event on this weekend – on Sunday 23 November. An event has been organized on Facebook to gather Doctor Who fans to march through the city and celebrate the anniversary. Starting at around 12:30pm at Carlton Gardens, the parade will go through the city and end at the Queen Victoria Gardens.

For more information, including times, maps and you can ask the organizer’s questions, visit their event page on Facebook.

November Meeting – Anniversary and Christmas Party

Don’t forget that our Doctor Who Anniversary / Christmas Party is on Saturday 22nd November. Join us from 10am until 5pm (or anytime in-between) for a fun-filled day of events, discussions and games. Cosplay is encouraged, or just don your favourite Doctor Who shirt!

Entry is $10 for members / $12 for non-members / $25 for a family.

For more information, check the event page here.

Deep Breath DVD Review

Doctor_Who_Deep_Breath_3D_R-B02731-9Another season opener was upon us for another year, but this time we had a new Doctor to look forward to and to see what he could do with the role. All indications were that Peter Capaldi would bring a darker and intense side back to The Doctor. And indications appeared to be correct, as we saw a Doctor who needed to find himself again.

The story took us back to a time period which has been frequented fairly often in recent series – the Victorian era. This of course saw a re-appearance of some familiar faces – Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax – the Pentacosta Gang. Our first glimpse of the new Doctor came as he stuck his head out of the TARDIS telling Strax to “shush!”. He leaves his mark on the role very quickly and steps into it making it his own.

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