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It is with great excitement that we get to announce…
This is a place for fans to meet other fans and just have a good time.
Here’s what you should know:
The meetup is Saturday, July 20th from 2-4pm.
It’s being held at: Block No. 16, 344 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. It’s the space that NerdHQ used for their entire event last year! So it’s BIG!
The event is ALL AGES so bring your friends, bring your family, bring the Whovian you met standing in line at that thing the other day.
You DO NOT NEED a Comic-Con ticket TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!
NO RSVP is required. It’s first come, first served. Last year’s meetup was PACKED, so this year we decided that we needed a venue that was bigger on the inside. Block No. 16 IS THAT PLACE. The line officially starts at noon.
Once you’re there, get inside, grab a name tag, meet your fellow Whovians who you may have reblogged, retweeted, liked, and followed… and actually do it in real life.
Here’s what we’ll all do:
World famous video remix DJ Eclectic Method will headline the event.
We had so much fun at his DJ set at the meetup at SXSW that we asked Eclectic Method to join us at SDCC! And he’ll be remixing footage from 50 years of Doctor Who. For a fandom that knows how to remix things, we figured he’d be super appropriate to have at the meetup.
Take and upload your picture at The Mobile Whovian Photo Thingy.
There will be a roaming photo thingy. They will take your picture. They will upload it automagically to the internet.
Observe the Ginormous Doctor Who Fan Art Screensaver.
We’ve talked about this before — Block No. 16 has a ginormous 35 foot LED screen so we’ve gathered up your Doctor Who fan art and your contributions to the Doctor Who Tumblr Asked For My Autograph thing and put them on the screen. Because it’s cool and so is your art and so are you.
Join in on Doctor Who Cosplay Class Photos.
It’s the 50th Anniversary so we’re expecting to see cosplay of Doctors and Companions of all eras. So let’s get everyone together on stage for photos!
Take part in the Doctor Who Cosplay Theatre Challenge
We wanted to one-up our cosplay contest from last year’s meetup so this year we’re going to pick a bunch of Whovians from the crowd and pair them up as Doctors and Companions to act out short scenes from episodes of Doctor Who. Winner gets something cool.
Visit the Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop
The fine folks from the BBCAmericaShop.com have brought their goodies from the Comic-Con convention floor to the meetup. There will be exclusive Doctor Who merchandise!
And, of course, there will be refreshments and snacks.
We are sooooo excited about this! If you have any questions, submit them via our Ask. We’ll compile a bunch of them and post a FAQ later this week.
See everyone there!
So we haven’t announced that we’re doing anything at San Diego Comic Con this year, but if we did and if it happened to be a Doctor Who Fan Meetup of some sort, and if happened to be in a 20,000 square foot space with a 35-foot-wide LED GINORMOUS SCREEN…
We would probably want to ask you to submit your favorite and best Doctor Who fan art.
And that ‘ask’ would probably look like this:
OHMYGALLIFREY THEY’RE GIVING US A THIRTY-FIVE-FOOT-WIDE-LED-GINORMOUS-SCREEN SO WE CAN SHOW YOUR FAN ART AT THE DOCTOR WHO FAN MEETUP AT COMIC CON!!!! ASDJASDCLASDJCNKAWECNQWEFCNAWCKWNCKAWD!!!!!!!
We want you to submit your favorite Doctor Who related art so that we could hypothetically display it on a Ginormous Screen at the hypothetical Doctor Who Fan Meetup at San Diego Comic Con 2013.
It can be any Doctors, any Companions, any monsters, any era, any any throughout time and space.
And that also means that it can be something you’ve done before or something you’re yet to do.
If you know of someone who’s art you think should be included on The Ginormous Screen, you can submit other people’s work as long as you provide us with the name and url of the person who created it.
This is open to Whovians from anywhere and everywhere.
Send us the link to the art that you’d like to submit to us via fanmail, like this:
We’d fill the wall with our own fan art but, tbh, it all kind of looks like this:
The deadline for submissions is this Friday, June 28th at midnight EST.
WE ARE HYPOTHETICALLY EXCITED!
Also: we want to type the words GINORMOUS SCREEN again so okay now we’re done.
Hi there! I was wondering if you were doing anything for SD Comic Con this year, like you did last? I don’t have a badge but i’ll be going too all the off-site events, and wanted to make sure you’re priority #1!
These here words are not a formal announcement but yes, we are planning a Doctor Who fan event for San Diego Comic Con.
We’re currently deep in the planning stage so we can’t answer any questions about it now but we should have details soon.
Reblogging Whovians in Dalek hats from last Saturday’s Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup at SXSW.
Images from this past weekend’s #DWSXSW Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup in Austin, Texas
So thank everyone SO SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT!
We expected 20 of you and 200 showed up.
And while the internet didn’t hold up at the beginning, there was more than enough food, drink, laughs, Dalek hats, and mechanical riding English Bulldog to go around.
We are soooooooooo behind on posting stuff from this weekend’s Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup at SXSW but we’re getting to it.
In the meantime, check out everybody else’s posts from the event on the DWSXSW Tumblr tag.
Big thanks to SXSW and BBC America for having us!
It’s a bit drizzly out but we’re ready to go for the Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup at the BBC America Roadhouse at SXSW. See you soon!
As you can see, I have high hopes for this Doctor Who Tumblr meetup on Saturday.
arachniiiidsgriiiip asked: Does the event in Texas mean we get to meet the army of adipose who run this blog?
We’re sending human workers from Adipose Industries instead. You can say hello to them instead.
Ok! Here we go!
Join us next Saturday, March 9 at 2pm for the Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup at SXSW!
BBC America is letting us hold this in their ridonkulously awesome BBC America Roadhouse where they’re making two concessions for us:
The Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup will be all ages and no badge required.
This is a huge deal b/c SXSW usually doesn’t allow this sort of thing. Thanks BBCAmerica! (Go give them a follow.)
So come on by so you can meet and start following other Tumblr Whovians. Think of it as one giant IRL group promo.
There will be WIFI in the Roadhouse so bring your laptops/tablets/phones — whatever you use to browse your Tumblr dash — so we can group blog the queue for the Doctor Who Tumblr. We’ll show you what goes on behind the scenes at the Doctor Who Tumblr which might(?) be interesting to some of you.
We also have a bunch of Doctor Who merch courtesy of the fine folks at the BBC America Shop that we’re giving away for various forms of random awesomeness so DFTBA. We have no idea how we’re going to give stuff out yet so just come and have fun.
Also: we hear you on the call for Doctor Who Tumblr Meetups in other cities (and countries.) Just to let you know we’ve been working on it for a while and still are. Keep the feedback coming because it helps us make our case.
For those of you in the Austin area or traveling there for SXSW, see you then!
DOCTOR WHO TUMBLR MEETUP AT SXSW
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 2-3pm
Location: BBC America Roadhouse at SXSW, Brush Square Park (corner of E. 4th St and Trinity), Austin, Texas.
All ages. No badge required. (Note: badge required for all other Roadhouse events.)
So… we’re going to be at the BBC America Roadhouse in Austin, Texas next weekend…
What if we got together for an hour during the day to meet one another, kind of like a mini-Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup?
And if you brought your laptops or tablets or whatever we could all “guest curate” the Doctor Who Tumblr for an hour or so?
Would you go to this?
I know I’m late. I had so much footage that this is really choppy and filled with clips from the MeetUp plus short commentary from me just so that it makes a bit of sense. So if you were there, you will probably see yourself.
I know it’s not all that great, I just really wanted to put the two hours of footage in the video, but I picked the best parts…well some of them…
Dear Doctor Who Tumblr, thank you for introducing me to these people [at the Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup]. After two long weeks we are finally back in each other’s arms and it’s perfect. <3
Matt, Karen & Arthur Surprise Appearance at DOCTOR WHO Tumblr Meetup (Comic-Con 2012) (by BBCAmericaTV)