DWCA Sydney Online Tavern is on 26 November

The DWCA Sydney Online Tavern is on 26 November, starting at 7 pm and running through to 9 pm. If you’d like to take part, just before 7 pm please go to the DWCA Sydney Local Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/153888718054009 There you will see that I will have posted a link to the video room for Tavern that night. The video room will be called Dallas Room as this is the only way to get to the room. There will be lots to talk about with four chapters into the epic FLUX. Plus, don’t forget, if you can please, bring… Continue reading

Dating Data Extract

Happy 58th Anniversary everyone! And talking of anniversaries – own very own Dallas Jones has been working hard to figure out just what the exact anniversary date should be for the DWCA publication Data Extract… Dating Data Extract – by Dallas Jones The anniversary date of the beginning of Data Extract (DE) (or as it was known at its inception – Australasian Doctor Who Newsletter) is currently lost in the mists of time unless I can borrow a TARDIS. The only three people at its birth were me, Tony Howe and his mother, Rosemary. Unfortunately, Rosemary has passed away and… Continue reading

DWCA Day Events Return this month!!

Dear Club Members – thank you so much for hanging in there during the Pandemic! On Sunday 21 November 2021, the DWCA will be hosting its first day event since lockdown first started. Starting at 11 am and running through to 4 pm, this gathering will be taking place at our usual venue: Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood NSW 2134, . The DWCA Shop will operating during this time, letting you catch up on on items you may have put off and get ready for Christmas. Due to continuing government and venue restrictions, a maximum of 35 people in… Continue reading

Whovians returns (sort of)

In Australia the last few years have seen each new episode of Doctor Who paired with an episode of the commentary show Whovians, featuring Rove McManus and team. Unfortunately the COVID-19 pandemic put pay to plans for more Whovians on the ABC to accompany the Flux story… fortunately for Australian fans the DWCA’s Newcastle Local Group has that covered! You can join their team on Zoom after each episode of Doctor Who: Flux airs on the ABC on Monday nights – where they will be running a Whovian Panel to discuss the events of each episode, share theories and partake… Continue reading

Doctor Who returns with Flux

Doctor Who returns to Australian screens with the new series premiere on Monday 1 November. While timed to coincide with All Hallows Eve in the UK, the time difference means it won’t screen here for Halloween. Instead, it will be available to stream from 6.20 am (AEDT) on ABC iview and will screen at 7.30 pm on ABC TV Plus. This whole series will comprise of one epic six-part adventure taking the Doctor and her friends to the edge of the universe and beyond, in a battle for survival. Make sure you tune in to discover what the Flux is… Continue reading

DWCA 2021 Annual General Meeting Online

Due to COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions, this year’s DWCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online. The date for the AGM is 4 pm AEST on Sunday 21 November 2021. It will be available for all club members to attend via the freely available online conferencing software BigBlueButton, https://demo.bigbluebutton.org/, which has a built-in poll function for taking votes. The same conferencing software was successfully used for the 2020 AGM. The agenda for the AGM will include the President’s Report, the Treasurer’s Report and the Election of Office Bearers. With an online format you can log in no matter where… Continue reading

Data Extract Double Issue – 250/251 Coming Soon

The milestone celebration for Data Extract 250 will now be even bigger, consisting of a double issue, combined with 251, due to go out to members as soon as lockdown restrictions are eased in NSW, Australia. This bumper issue will be jam packed with a unique swag of exciting content, including: News – a look at recent announcements and events relating to the Whoniverse Regional Transmissions – checking in to see what local groups have been up to during lockdown Timeline – a decade by decade look at Doctor Who in Australia from the 1960s to the 2010s Katy Manning… Continue reading

Russell T Davies returns as showrunner for the 60th anniversary

On 29 July 2021, the BBC announced that Chris Chibnall would be stepping down from his role as showrunner for Doctor Who and Jodie Whittaker would also be leaving her role as the Thirteenth Doctor. For the remainder of 2021 fans can look forward to a six part event serial. In 2022 this will be followed by three specials, the third and final special being a feature length adventure to farewell Jodie Whittaker, leading into the Doctor’s regeneration. With 2023 being the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, many fans were speculating as to what the future was likely to hold…… Continue reading

Lockdown film makes a virtual debut in Sydney

Roger Christopher Stevens’ LOCKDOWN: THE DOCTOR WHO FANS’ SURVIVAL GUIDE, is set to screen as part of this year’s Sydney Science Fiction Festival virtual event from November 4. The UK production from Reeltime Pictures as part of their CultTV series was created during the 2020 Covid19 out break. A call went out to fans of Doctor Who to film personal videos of how they were coping with domestic lockdown for months on end. Shot on mobile phones, laptops, tablets and video cameras, the finished work is an inspiring tale of the indomitable human spirit, wrapped in unique stories that are… Continue reading

Happy 45th anniversary DWCA

On this day exactly 45 years ago, on 21 September 1976, the Sydney University Science Fiction Association (SUSFA) screened the Peter Cushing movie Doctor Who and the Daleks at the uni. At the event Antony Howe launched the first issue of Zerinza, being the first dedicated Doctor Who fanzine published in Australia. The event also saw the formation of the Australasian Doctor Who Fan Club (ADWFC), now known as the Doctor Who Club of Australia (DWCA). Which of course means – Happy 45th Birthday DWCA!! Continue reading