Upcoming Events

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Doctor Who Anniversary and Christmas Party @ The Hub Docklands
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s our biggest event of the year – we celebrate Doctor Who’s 55th Anniversary and throw in a bit of Christmas cheer as well.

Panels—

  • Kid’s Panel: some of our kids share their opinions on the Christmas Specials
  • Season 11 Review: we look at season 11 so far.
  • Where to Next: where do you want to see Doctor Who go in the near future?

Activities—

  • Trivia Quiz: form a team and join in our interactive trivia quiz!
  • Games: Adipose Toss, Pin the Eyebrows on the Doctor
  • Junior Time Lords: our newly re-named kids corner will have lots of activities for kids including Christmas Cards, banner decorating, Gallifreyan writing and more.
  • Cyber Santa will be back with lolly bags for all in attendance.

Competitions and Prizes—

  • DWCV Passport Challenge: complete various activities throughout the day and get your passport stamped for a chance to win a $50 Minotaur voucher.
  • The Great Whovian Bake-Off: we will again be running our Doctor Who themed cooking competition. Bring along a Doctor Who themed food item for a chance to win a prize.
  • Raffle: chance to win a Whovian Christmas hamper, 13th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver or a 13th Doctor Rock Candy figure. Tickets for $2 or 3 for $5.
  • Cosplay: prizes for best adult and best kids cosplay.

For the Buyer—

  • Mystery Boxes: our popular mystery boxes are back again – up to $50 value for $15. You’ll have to get in early, as last year these sold out in 15 minutes!
  • Market Stalls: a range of sellers will be selling their Whovian wares, from official merchandise, DVDs and books and hand-made items. You’ll also be able to buy the 13th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver!
  • Silent Auction: we will have a few items available in a silent auction for your bidding persual.

We’ll also have our classic TARDIS on site, so take your photo and be sure to tag us on social media. #DWCVparty #DoctorWhoVic

A limited number of tables are still available to sell merchandise or other related items. Please email bookings@dwcv.org.au if you are interested.

Save the date for 2018!

Please note that this year’s meeting is later than usual as our venue has a regular weekly booking in the morning/early afternoon. All kids activities will be run earlier in the day to accommodate families that need to leave earlier. Also with the Victorian State Election on this day, the earlier time gives people ample chance to get voting done!

Information subject to change without prior notice.


Meeting Information

Doors open @ 2:00 pm, activities start @ 2:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $10.00 / Non-members: $12.00
Kids 16 and under: $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 and bottled water 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 and snacks provided for no additional cost.
Pizza dinner will be provided (included in entry cost).

*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
25
Sun
2018
The Whovian Parade 2018 @ Carlton Gardens
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For the fifth 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.

Series 11 #RaiseYourHoods Campaign

#RaiseYourHoods is a new social media campaign being run by the BBC to not only promote the upcoming series, but to also promote solidarity, a positive message and to recognise people who have influenced us in our lives. Whoever your hero is – whether they be from Doctor Who, from your real life, or anywhere else, #ItsAboutTime to #RaiseYourHoods and let everyone know.

All you need to do is post a photo of yourself (or even you and your friends) wearing a hoodie using the hastags #RaiseYourHoods and #ItsAboutTime. Briefly explain who is important to you, then tag a friend who you would like to nominate to join in and help spread the word! You can also tag #DoctorWho and #ABCTV as well if you wish.

The campaign is running now until the series 11 premiere on Monday (and beyond).

The Woman Who Fell to Earth in Cinemas

Sharmill Films have announced that selected cinemas will be screening the opening episode of season 11 – The Woman Who Fell to Earth. The episode will be Jodie Whittaker’s first full appearance as The Doctor.

The cinema presentation will also include behind the scenes footage including interviews with Jodie Whittaker, showrunner Chris Chibnall and the episode’s director Jamie Childs.

For more information and a list of selected cinemas, visit the Sharmill Films website.

Update: thanks to Sharmill Films, we have 10 double passes to the episode to give away. Simply come along to our meeting this weekend to win one of these passes. We will also be holding a TARDIS Trip to see this screening once we find out the session times.

Lords of Time 4 – with Catherine Tate

First Contact Conventions have announced that they will be holding a one-off convention with Catherine Tate (who played companion Donna Noble) in November. Coinciding with when Catherine Tate is in town for her stage show on November 17th, this event will have more of a Doctor who focus, with a Q&A panel, autograph opportunities and photo opportunities. The event will be limited to 300 places, with both General and VIP tickets available (General $90/VIP $400).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the First Contact Conventions website.

Please note that November 17th was when we had scheduled our Christmas/Anniversary Party meeting this year, so we will most likely need to move this to the following week (which is actually the usual week we have this meeting, but we had to move it due to our venue being unavailable). Please check back on the events page for any date and/or venue changes.

Save the Date – October 6th!

The BBC (and ABC) have announced the air-date of season 11 of Doctor Who. The show will move to a new night, airing on Sunday night in the UK, meaning that it will shown on ABC TV on Monday night in Australia.

No mention as to whether iView will be streaming the episodes at the same time as the UK as yet, however the ABC has announced that Whovians will return this year, airing on ABC Comedy straight after Doctor Who.

Who’s Who Postponed

Unfortunately Culture Shock Event’s Doctor Who convention has been postponed until 2019. No date has been set, but they are looking at a mid-2019 date. According to their Facebook post, the event and their Star Trek event – Final Frontiers, has been postponed due to a lack of ticket sales.

“After discussions with the guests and their agents, in order to secure the guests we would like as well as ensuring the best event for fans and the guests, it has been decided to postpone both Final Frontiers and Who’s Who until 2019. Current ticket sales unfortunately did not make them viable to run at this time. With more time, and a little more organisational detail, we feel that the move will make for better events in the end.”

To read the full post, view the Facebook post here.

Who’s Who: Graeme Harper Added

A third guest has been added to Culture Shock’s Who’s Who convention. Graeme Harper is unique in that he has directed both classic and new series episodes of Doctor Who – having worked with Peter Davison and Colin Baker in the classic series, and David Tennant in the new series. Graeme has also worked on the Doctor Who spin-off, The Sarah Jane Adventures.

For more information on Who’s Who and to purchase tickets, visit the Culture Shock Events Website.

Reveal: 12th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver

Although there have been a few glimpses of the 12th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver, until now we had not really seen what it completely looked like. Jodie Whittaker herself unveiled the toy version of her Sonic Screwdriver at an event at San Diego Comic Con. The toy/collectible version is meant to be a perfect replica of the on-screen version and will feature a light crystal and two buttons to control the light and sound of the device.

The 12th Doctor’s Sonic screwdriver takes a turn away from the traditional Sonic Screwdriver design, having a more organic look. The light crystal is a soft lavender colour, but when let up, it becomes a fiery orange colour.

The Sonic Screwdriver is meant to be released in mid-August, but we are assuming that this will be a UK and/or US release date as in the past, the Australian release date has been much later unfortunately. At time of writing, no Australian release date could be found online.

Full article and pictures can be found at www.doctorwho.tv.

Who’s Who: Dan Starkey Added

Dan Starkey has been added as a guest for Culture Shock Event’s upcoming Who’s Who convention. Dan Starkey is best known for his recurring role as Strax in Doctor Who, but has also played a number of other characters in the show – mainly of the Sonatran race. Dan will be joining Caitlin Blackwood (Young Amelia Pond) at this event on November 18th.

For more information, visit the Culture Shock Events website at: http://cultureshockevents.com/whos-who/

 

Young Amelia Pond Coming to Melbourne

Culture Shock events has announced that they will be holding a Doctor who convention later this year. Caitlin Blackwood who played Young Amelia Pond will be coming to Melbourne on November 18th in their “Who’s Who” event. For fans up in Sydney, the event will be held on the previous day – November 17th.

This event is a smaller, more intimate event – allowing fans to experience a Q&A session with Caitlin, as well as autograph and photo opportunities. General admission and VIP tickets will be available.

For more information, visit the Culture Shock Events website.

DWCV at Oz Comic-Con 2018

Come and visit the DWCV at Oz Comic-Con on June 9th and 10th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. We are located at booth C5. We’ll also be running a panel on the Sunday at 5:00 pm looking at the upcoming series and new Doctor.

For more information visit the events section here.