"Doctor Who belongs to all of us. Everyone made Doctor Who." —Peter Capaldi
We’ve seen Whovians express themselves through art, design, cosplay, and song; talk about their favorite Doctors, companions, and monsters; list the merits of the minisodes and argue the accuracy of the audios. We’ve melted into puddles of cosmic joy as we watched Whovians befriend each other both online and off, and we’ve enjoyed every second of admiring this fantastic fandom for all that it makes, does, and is.
For today’s #NewToWho week post, let’s all talk about what being a Whovian means to us. Whatever ideas and images the word “Whovian” brings to mind, whether it’s your connection to the community, the appreciation for each other’s creativity, the obsession with continuity, anything at all, we want to hear it. Make a post in whatever format you’d like (photo, text post, audio, video, anything!) tag it with #NewToWho and we’ll be reblogging posts all day in celebration of the best fandom in all of space and time.
Doctor Who is a show that brings a lot of people together: that’s what fandom is all about and what makes it so great. Sometimes just introducing someone to a show we like can greatly impact and shape our relationships to each other in really positive ways. Sharing a love for the things that are important to us strengthens our bonds with each other, and brings us closer together.
For today’s #NewToWho post, let’s talk about who got us into Doctor Who and how they convinced us to start watching. Did a close friend tell you about it who you now watch the show with all the time? Maybe a parent or teacher who grew up on Classic Who made you want to see what the man with the blue box was all about? How has sharing Doctor Who with this person changed or shaped your relationship to them?
Whatever your story is, we’d like you to tell us about it by making a tumblr post sharing it and using the #NewToWho tag. We’ll be reblogging some of your posts all day in recognition of the people who convinced you to join the best fandom this side of the Kasterborous constellation.
More than 1000 fans in Seoul will now have the chance to attend a fan event and watch the first episode of the latest season of Doctor Who, in a new venue for the World Tour’s South Korean leg.
The fan event will now take place on August 9 at the Grand Ballroom at 63 Building in Seoul.
Fans will be able to buy tickets to the event which will include an appearance by the new Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi, and his on-screen companion, played by Jenna Coleman.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 25 July at 9am (KST). Fans will be able to purchase online from yes24.com . Tickets are priced at 15,000 and 12,000 KRW.
"Fans are at the heart of everything we do. We have listened to and taken our fans advice", said Soojin Chung, GM, BBC Worldwide Korea. "The new venue will allow many more fans to participate in the fan event and the contests we have planned will allow as many Doctor Who fans as possible to get their hands on tickets –whether they are in Seoul or not."
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The premiere of series 8 is going to bring a lot of new Whovians and we can barely contain our excitement. Their introduction to the show is going to be the Twelfth Doctor with Clara as his companion, which is pretty crazy to think about considering where some of us started watching. We all got into Doctor Who in different ways, and all ways are good, so it might be nice for us to remember the one that started it all!
For today’s #NewToWho post we’d like to reach back into the depths of our memories and talk about where it all began.
What year was it? What day of the week, what time of day? Okay, maybe not that specific, but tell us what series (or season!) was airing when you started watching! What grade were you in, what state of mind? Was there a complex and possibly hilarious series of events that led to your induction into Whovian-ism? We want to know!
And since this week is all about helping new Whovians, let’s also think about some of the things we learned when we first started watching that we’d want to tell a new fan. Post your throwback tales and advice in the #NewToWho tag and we’ll reminisce alongside you all day by reblogging some of your stories.
Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. So you’re #NewToWho and want to start watching the show, but you keep hearing people talk about numbered doctors and flying blue boxes and maybe it all seems just a bit confusing, especially since there’s over 50 years of episodes to consider! With all of time and space, every episode that’s ever happened or ever will, where do you start?
Well, don’t worry because we’re here to help;
The first question you may be asking is “What is Doctor Who, exactly?” The show follows the story of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS, a time machine disguised as a big blue telephone box, saving the universe from enemies like the Daleks and the Ice Warriors. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played the Doctor thus far. Doctor Who celebrates change, creativity, and compassion, taking its viewers on adventures throughout the universe and teaching them the value of bravery and friendship.
Your next question may be “What is a Whovian? What qualifies me to be one?” A Whovian is a member of the Doctor Who fandom, simple as that. And, well, are you a Doctor Who fan and do you want to be a Whovian? Then good news, you already are one! That’s the great thing about Who, it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched for 50 years or 50 minutes as long as you’re excited about Doctor Who and other Doctor Who fans. We might be a little biased but we think the Doctor Who fandom is pretty great! Whovians produce original music, write fanfiction, make gifsets and edits, create amazing cosplays, and have so much enthusiasm towards the show that they love. Plus, it’s incredibly global! Even if you live on a tiny island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there’s bound to be at least one other Whovian there with you.
Thank you guise for participating in the very first ever Ask the Adipose! We hope you had OODles of fun asking us questions and possibly answering some alongside us. But it’s been a long day and it’s time for the Adipose Army to go to sleep.
If we didn’t get answer your question, don’t fret! This is only the first of hopefully many Ask the Adipose days. Who knows, maybe we’ll answer yours next time.
Hullo, Doctor Who Tumblr here. With series 8 fast-approaching it’s time to get ready and welcome a whole new group of fans to the world of Doctor Who. To make our new Whovian friends feel as comfortable as possible, we thought now would be a fantastic time to celebrate with #NewToWho week!
For the next week we’ll be talking about the time when we were New To Who, the friendships and bonds we’ve made around the show, what being a Whovian means to us, and how we can welcome more people into the Doctor Who fandom. We’ll start tomorrow with a guide for new Whovians with tips on where to start watching and what the show is all about.
Let’s celebrate Whovians all week long and say hello to our new friends!
Last week we asked everyone to write some poetry using the hastag #DW Poetry for a chance to win a copy of Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks from our friends at Harper Collins. We received so many spectacular submissions.
There were sonnets written in iambic pentameter, haikus, poems that rhymed, and some free verse poems, all of which are definitely worth a read.
We randomly selected 10 entries to win and they are:
Congrats everyone, and thanks to all who participated! We’ll be sending out the prizes by the end of the week.
Don’t forget that if you weren’t one of these lucky winners, you can still get your own copy of the book right here.
Today’s a pretty great day, what with the announcement of the London stop of the Doctor Who World Tour and all, but tomorrow’s going to be even better—because tomorrow is Reply Day!
Yep, you heard us right. We’re going to be answering questions, from anyone about (almost) anything all day. Our inbox and tags are always crammed full of the most fascinating and fantastical queries, advice, and tales, but tomorrow we’re finally going to sit down at our little Adipose desk and dive deep into the world of REPLIES.
If you have any questions you’d like answered by the army of Adipose (or whichever ones decide to show up tomorrow), make a text post, photoset, video, drawing, or anything else you can think of and post it to your blog with the tag #Ask the Adipose.
Some sample questions:
As you can see, the possibilities are practically infinite, so we’re sure you’ll have some great questions for us. It’s going to be a fantastic time and we can’t wait to get answering!
World Tour update: London
Details of the London fan event for Doctor Who: The World Tour have been announced as part of the BFI’s latest season of films.
Deep Breath, Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Doctor, will be screened to fans at the BFI Southbank on Thursday 7 August at 6.30pm, ahead of the BFI’s next major season - Sci-fi - Days of Fear and Wonder.
The screening of the feature-length series 8 premiere will be accompanied by a panel Q&A with cast and production team members.
Tickets will cost £16 / £12 concessions (BFI Members pay £1.50 less).
Tickets to this event will be balloted to ensure the fairest allocation of tickets possible. Fans can apply for up to two paid tickets online before the ballot closes 8.30pm on Sunday 20 July.
All applicants will be informed if they’ve been successful by Thursday 24 July. Any unclaimed ballot tickets will go on general sale at 11.30am on Monday 28 July. Find full details at bfi.org.uk/southbank
Closets can be crazy things- some are filled with clothes and piles of old shoes, while others contain gateways to other worlds (technically that one’s a wardrobe but hey.) The closet on the TARDIS probably has both.
We’d like to see what’s in your closet, in a very not-creepy sort of way. With Comic Con fast approaching and series 8 only six weeks away it’s time to start getting ready for all of those Twelfth Doctor and Clara cosplays, so today we’re presenting you with a challenge: dress up as either the Twelfth Doctor or Clara, but you can only use things you find in your (or a family member/friend’s) closet.
Take that old cardigan from last Christmas and repurpose it into a snazzy Twelfth Doctor Capaldigan* (that’s right, we said it.) Those boots your great uncle bought you for your birthday that you’ve never worn? Now they’re Clara Oswald boots!
When you’ve put together your brilliant costume, make sure to tag it with #DW Closet Cosplay and we’ll be reblogging some of our favorites over the next few days. Also, as this is part of the 30 Days meme we’ve been curating over the past several weeks, make sure to tag your posts with #30 Days of Doctor Who as well!
*bonus points if it’s made out of 100% rebel Time Lord
World Tour Updates- Korea & Australia
Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will arrive in South Korea on Saturday 9 August, for the first international leg of Doctor Who: The World Tour.
A fan event will take place at the IFC Mall on Saturday 9 August, starting with a special screening of the feature-length first episode Deep Breath in multiple cinemas.
After the screening, Peter and Jenna will meet with fans in the atrium of the mall. The fan meeting will begin at 5pm and is open to all.
Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and his onscreen companion Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) will appear live on stage at the State Theatre, Sydney for a one-time-only fan event on Tuesday 12 August.
Join the stars for an exclusive Q&A hosted by long-time Doctor Who fan, Adam Spencer, and be the first in Australia to see Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor with a special screening of the feature-length premiere episode of the new series, Deep Breath. Fans will also be given the opportunity to put some of their own questions to the stars.
Sign-up to our newsletter at www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour for pre-sale information. Tickets will be available for general sale through Ticketmaster from 11am on Monday 21 July.
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like or reblog this post to vote doctor who for best fandom forever!
Isn’t this fantastic? We’ve all been nominated for mtvU’s Best Fandom Forever award alongside some other amazing fandoms like Batman and Lord of the Rings. As mentioned in the post, this is an award for the best fandom, which means that this nomination is about you. From the gif makers to the artists, the text posters to the casual watchers, all of you are the reason why we’ve all been nominated, and why we get to do all of the fun stuff we do every day here on Doctor Who Tumblr. For that, we thank you!
Like or reblog to vote for Doctor Who, and good luck to all of the other nominees.
Best fandom forever.
"Clara tell me - am I a good man?"
The new Doctor lands, Saturday 23rd August on bbcone.
Surprise, the series 8 trailer is here! Head on over to BBC’s youtube channel to watch.
We understand there is leaked Doctor Who material on Tumblr. This is part of BBC Worldwide’s ongoing security investigation into leaked unfinished Doctor Who materials. This content is currently being removed and originates from the same Miami server disabled last week, it is not a new issue.
We’d like to thank the amazing Doctor Who fans who are continuing to keep fansites and social media spoiler-free.#KeepTumblrSpoilerFree