Upcoming Events

Oct
6
Sat
2018
PopCon @ Eastwood Leisure Complex
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Get yourself down to PopCon, Sonika’s annual pop-culture convention: a space to express appreciation for the best parts of the media we consume, from movies and TV to comic books and video games. The day will involve market stalls full of merchandise, FREE family activities a variety of FREE workshops, special guests, Guf gaming space, and a chill corner to relax in with comic books and more.

Nov
6
Tue
2018
ComiXpo 6.0 @ Matthew Flinders Hotel
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Melbourne Cup Day ComiXpo 5.0 will showcase some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy pop culture names in comics, movies, television, animation, and gaming. ComiXpo highlights the best in collectables, merchandise, and memorabilia from both industry and the fans. Presenting amazing props, costumes, art, and impressive fan based cosplay, coupled with innovative customer interactions.

There will be a Cosplay Fashion Parade with prizes and certificates given out to the winners.

An event run by fans for fans!

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.

New Doctor / New Series / New Logo

The BBC have released a new trailer and promotional image featuring a new Doctor Who logo. View the short (17 second) trailer below.

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