The ‘Splendid Chaps’ year-long celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’ continues this weekend. The show will feature actor Toby Truslove (ABC’s Laid, Outland, The Strange Calls) and cultural theorist Dr Djoymi Baker discussing the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and the notion of “evil” in Doctor Who. Is it absolute? Are there cosmic forces [...]
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The guest list for the ‘Lords of Time’ convention continues to increase, as does the events within it. Joining Sylvester McCoy, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Paul McGann will be John Leeson, Frazer Hines, Nicholas Briggs, Janet Fielding and Alexandra Tynan! There has never been anything resembling that many ‘Doctor Who’ guests at an Australian [...]
The DWCV will be returning to this year’s Australia Day People’s March in Melbourne, with a big increase in numbers and a variety of characters represented. Look for us as group #38, just behind the Melbourne Costume Group, and two ahead of the Star Wars Costuming Community. The parade heads down Swanston Walk from 11am, [...]
The Warrnambool Art Gallery is currently hosting a exhibition titled ‘Invasion – Face To Face And Out Of This World’ which includes a great variety of props, costumes and aliens from many SF movies and series, with items from ‘Doctor Who’ including (at the very least) an original TARDIS, Dalek and Ood. The exhibition is [...]
To celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who, John Richards (creator/writer of the ABC1 sitcom Outland) and Ben McKenzie (Channel 31′s Planet Nerd, Dungeon Crawl) have joined forces to host a year-long performance/podcast project, entitled ‘Splendid Chaps‘, in Melbourne. Each month from January to November 2013 John and Ben will record a live Doctor Who panel discussion – one for each of the eleven Doctors – with a different theme, [...]
It’s the big day of the year — we start at 10am at Northcote Town Hall and have a full day of panels, games, competitions, and videos. Do you have what it takes to win the Doctor Who version of Spicks and Specks? Discuss the history of Who comics and (of course!) Christmas specials. See [...]
A bit late but still time to attend! Time Lord is an improvised Doctor Who show staged by The Impro Box troupe and featuring Rob Lloyd. The show is on every Wednesday 7:30pm through to December 12 at Club Voltaire in Raglan Street, North Melbourne. More details and tickets at http://theimprobox.com/.
Tomorrow we meet again at Northcote Town Hall, with comedic video compilations, fun creating models, discussion of the recently-completed series 7, and our panel/competition to determine the best stories of all time (a couple months ago we determined the worst ever, which was great fun). The meeting starts at 1pm.
First Contact have announced further details and pricing for their Lords of Time event on Saturday, April 6 2013. 6 Guests – 1 Stage – 1 Day! Davison, Baker, McCoy and McGann plus Hines and Leeson! Tickets on sale now – full details at http://www.firstcontactconventions.com.au (or click the image below). DWCV members get a $30 discount!