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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Peter Capaldi Coming to Supanova Melbourne

Supanova Comic Con and Gaming has announced their first guest for 2018. And what a huge guest it is to be, especially for us Doctor Who fans! None other than the 12th Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi will be coming to the Melbourne and Gold Coast shows in 2018.

The announcement was made via a live Facebook video after the final Supanova show for the year in Adelaide over the weekend. Supanova made the announcement surrounded by Daleks from the Australian Dalek Builders Union (who are based in Adelaide).

Of course, providing Peter doesn’t have any filming commitments pop-up at that time, this will certainly be an exciting time for the Doctor Who Club of Victoria.

Watch this space and our Social Media pages for more information on what the club will be bringing to Supanova. And follow up on all of the Supanova news at www.supanova.com.au.

Supanova will take place in Melbourne on the weekend of April 20-22 in 2018.

Upcoming Events

Feb
9
Sat
2019
February DWCV Meeting: Games Day @ The Hub Docklands
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun relaxing afternoon as we explored and play some of the many Doctor Who themed games.

Games include:

  • Doctor Who Risk
  • Doctor Who Monopoly
  • Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit
  • Time Wars Board Game
  • Doctor Who Electronic Board Game
  • Doctor Who Uno
  • Doctor Who Cluedo
  • … and more!

We will also have  PlayStation 3 set up with ‘The Eternity Clock’ and a computer with the Doctor Who Adventure Games.

Or just chat and socialise with other members and fans. Or watch some episodes and clips in the screening room.

This meeting is fun for the whole family, with games suitable for all ages!


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.

Mar
16
Sat
2019
March DWCV Meeting: The Daleks @ The Hub Docklands
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Meeting theme and information may be subject to change without notice.

Please note that we have scheduled this meeting a week later than usual, our usual weekend would be on the Labour Day holiday weekend and we have found that many people are away during this time.


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.

Shada to be shown in Australian Cinemas

Selected cinemas around Australia will be showing the previously abandoned story Shada starring Tom Baker and Lalla Ward on the weekend of November 24-26. The previously uncompleted scenes have been bought back to life using animation. The new version will consist of original footage upscaled to high-definition, combined with the new animation sequences. For more information and participating cinemas, visit the Sharmill Films website.

Please note that the club won’t be organising a TARDIS trip for this event, as being on the same weekend as our Anniversary/Christmas party, we will be hard at work with this.

But why not have your own Whovian weekend – you could go to a screening on Friday night, our Anniversary/Christmas Party on Saturday, and the Whovian Parade on Sunday. See the Events page for full details.

John Barrowman Coming to Melbourne

John Barrowman will be returning to Melbourne on January 16th next year to perform his only Australian show. In an evening of song and stories, John will surely be as entertaining as always.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 30th October @ 9:00 am. However, Ticketmaster is holding a pre-sale on Thursday at 10:00 am for those wanting to get in early! Prices range from $79-$120 for adults, $68-$75 for concession, or $250 for a VIP meet and greet package.

For more information visit the Melbourne Arts Centre website.

And the 13th Doctor is…

In a bold move by the BBC, the next Doctor has been announced to be a female! Actress Jodie Whittaker is to be the 13th (or if you want to be technical, it would be 14th, but lets just leave it at 13) incarnation of The Doctor. She has previously worked with new showrunner Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch.

View the official announcement trailer below (courtesy official Doctor Who Facebook page).

Queer Expo This Weekend

Australia’s first-ever LGBTI+ and Queer friendly pop-culture event is on this weekend at the Melbourne Showgrounds on both Saturday and Sunday.

A Celebration of Diversity in all its forms, Queer Expo brings VIP Celebrity Guests and Ticket Holders together to Celebrate Hope, love and equally without discrimination.

Aside from celebrity guests, there will be panels, discussions and learning opportunities on an array of LGBTI+ subjects, a traders hall, and even a drag competition! So whether you identify as LGBTI+ or are an Ally, then there’s something for everyone!

For more information, be sure to check out the website at http://ausfancons.com/queerexpo/.

DWCV at Oz Comic-Con

We have all the details you need to know about the Doctor Who Club of Victoria at Oz Comic-Con!

Where you’ll Find Us: You’ll find us in the Fanclub section, booth C04, in-between the Rebel Region/501st and the Jurassic Park car exhibition. Just look for the TARDIS! Or download the floor-plan here.

Speaking of the TARDIS: Ever wanted to operate a TARDIS console? Go traveling through time and space? Well now you can. Thanks to our friends at Rent a Tardis, we have Australia’s only interactive TARDIS console. Okay, so it won’t take you through time and space, but you can still pretend right? It’ll only cost you a gold coin donation and all proceeds go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Did Someone Say Panels? Okay, so we are no Sylvester McCoy (although you should go to see him too), but we’ll be running our own panel called 12th Doctor Regeneration where we take a look at the best (and worst) of Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor, and look ahead at the next Doctor. Add some fun and games and a chance to win prizes and you’re set! You’ll find us at the ‘Toys R Us Community Stage’ at 4:00 pm on Saturday.

And for the Cosplayers: We will be holding cosplay photoshoots at 1:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday in front of the TARDIS. So come along in costume, or with your scarf and fez and join in our group photos. Non-cosplayers/fans and photographers also welcome to join us and take their own photos. And if you can’t make the photoshoots (although we’d love it if you can), then drop by at any time to have your photo taken with the TARDIS.

For more information, check out our Oz Comic-Con event page, or click the Oz Comic-Con banner below!

Sylvester McCoy Announced for Oz Comic-Con

Oz Comic-Con have announced none other than the 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy as a guest for Melbourne in July. Autograph and photo tokens can be pre-purchased online, with autographs costing $40 each, and photographs with Sylvester being $50 each. Or for the hardcore fan, why not have dinner with Sylvester for $220.

Oz Comic-Con will be on the weekend of July 1st/2nd at the Melbourne Convention and
Exhibition Centre. We will be in attendance, along with the Tardis from Rent-a-Tardis.

For more information on Oz Comic-Con or to book tickets, visit their website, or for specific information on Sylvester McCoy, see this page.

Deza-Con III

Deza-Con is a small, friendly convention, with the local community spirit in mind. With a range of different stalls ranging from toys, collectables and fan-made items, there’s surely something for everyone.  We will be having a stall there, so come along and say hello. And we’ll also be taking part in a debate with the Star Trek Role-Playing Group – USS Yarra, about which series has the best monsters. So if you live in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne (or even if you don’t), why  not drop by Deza-Con – it’s only $5 entry!

Deza-Con III is on Saturday 27th May from 10am until 4pm at the Narre Community Learning Centre. For more information visit their Facebook Event Page.