Meetings & Events

We list both DWCV and other related events (e.g. Australian conventions with Doctor Who guests) here. Click on ‘Read more’ for any of the items listed below to see a map for that event. You can also subscribe to our list of events here, and it will automatically update in your calendar application whenever we update this list.

Sep
8
Sat
2018
September DWCV Meeting: The Time Lords @ The Hub Docklands
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For our September meeting, we will be taking a look at The Doctor’s own people – The Time Lords.

1. Doctor and the Time Lords
A look back at some of The Doctor’s greatest moments with the Time Lords. Includes clips and discussion.

2. Academy of the Time Lord – how to become a Time Lord
Ever wanted to become a Time Lord? In our fun and interactive panel, we’ll get members of the audience to experience going through the Time Lord Academy.

3. Renegade Time Lords
Panel discussion looking at renegade Time Lords throughout the show’s history. From the Master to the Rani, The Meddling Monk to Romana. And many more who turned their backs on the traditional Gallifreyan ways.


Meeting Information

Doors open @ 1:00 pm, activities start @ 1:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $6.00* / Non-members: $8.00
Kids under 14: $2.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $14.00 members / $18.00 non-members
Non-member first-time attending a meeting: gold coin donation

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks available to purchase for $1.50.
Some snacks are provided for no additional cost.
Donations of a plate of food are always appreciated but not necessary. 🙂
Venue is walking distance from food places if you wish to eat something more substantial.

*Members can also choose to use their ‘one free meeting entry’ as part of their membership for this meeting.

Sep
23
Sun
2018
Bendi-Con @ Prince of Wales Showgrounds
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Bendigo Record Comic and Toy Fair has split into separate events.  The Bendigo Record Fair ran as a stand-alone event in June this year, and will continue to run as a separate event, run by the same friendly irresponsible folk.

The pop culture event has now re-branded as Bendi-Con, and the next event will be held on September 23rd at the Bendigo Expo Centre, Bendigo Showgrounds.  As usual, the cosplay contest, and the fair in general, is a fundraiser for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

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.

Oct
8
Mon
2018
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Cinema Screening @ Hoyts Melbourne Central
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm

For our Tardis Trip to the cinema screening of The Woman Who Fell to Earth, we have chosen to attend the charity screening to support One Girl. This is the 6:00 pm screening at Melbourne Central.

One Girl is an organisation that raises funds for girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda to go to school and learn business skills so that they can have a chance at life and escape the cycle of childhood marriage and forced pregnancy that they are often subjected to.

In order to purchase tickets that will help support One Girl, please ensure that you purchase your tickets through the Eventbrite page and not through the cinema directly.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/doctor-who-series-11-premiere-one-girl-fundraiser-tickets-50430530073

You can also purchase tickets on the night for the screening (subject to availability), but these will not support One Girl, so we encourage everyone to pre-book in order to support this wonderful cause.

Meet up with fellow DWCV members after the screening as we may grab a bite to eat if enough people are interested or to just chat and talk about that we thought of the episode.

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Bendigo Whovians 3rd Birthday Meet
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Bendigo Whovians Society are celebrating their third birthday, the start of a new Series of Doctor Who and a new Doctor.

This is a casual social meet, where everyone can revisit and have an open & friendly forum on the first story from Series 11.

Come along in Doctor Who themed cosplay, or wear your favourite Doctor Who themed items of clothing if you like!

Attendance is open to everyone & any age, and there is no requirement to be a member of the Bendigo Whovians Society group. Bring a friend!

Please just feel free to come along & join in a relaxed & friendly atmosphere, with other fans of our favourite TV show!


Note that if this event is successful, the Bendigo Whovians Society are planning on having regular social events. So let’s hope that it is a roaring success!

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/313232559229215/

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!

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Lords of Time 4 with Catherine Tate @ Rydges on Swanston
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lords of Time – A Doctor Who fan event returns for the 4th time with the amazing Catherine Tate in her first ever Australian convention appearance.

Photo ops, Autographs, a dealers room and Catherine Tate live on stage answering all those burning questions you have.

Come and join fellow fans in this exclusive event. Guaranteed no more than 300 attendees, the most exclusive events around.

General tickets – $90
Includes numbers seat behind VIP’s, opportunity to purchase photo ops and autographs.

VIP Tickets – $400
Includes numbered seating in the front 4 rows, included photo op, included autograph, VIP gift, Exclusive VIP Meet & Greet brunch.

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.

Dec
9
Sun
2018
DWCV Christmas Lunch @ Melbourne Central Lion Hotel
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm

Our last event of the year. Come along to our Christmas Lunch and relax and chat with other members and fans. This is an informal lunch and just a chance for people to unwind at the end of the year.

This year we’ll be having our Christmas Lunch at the Melbourne Central Lion Hotel (we will be in the back area). This venue is right in the middle of the city, easy to get to for both public transport and paid car parks in the area.

Menu: http://www.acemelbourne.com.au/mclion/menu/

** Please note that bookings are essential so that we can adjust our booking if necessary for the required amount of people. Bookings must be received before midnight, Friday 7th December **

To book please phone/text 0482 010 403 or via our contact form.