Ten minutes until the U.S. and Canadian premiere of The Name of The Doctor. Might as well give this very important image post a signal boost.
We feel the same about you.
We really mean it when we say that we’re really really appreciative of everyone’s participation.
Such a good question that we thought we’d pose it to the fandom.
How would you decorate your Whovian graduation cap?
Let theroyalnonesuch know through your reblog.
There were so many questions for our ‘The Doctor Who Tumblr Asked For My Autograph’ Poster Project that we decided to put together a VFAQ
During our last contest giving away our autographed poster from Doctor Who, many of you sent us messages of concern that we were giving up our favorite part of the Doctor Who Tumblr office.
That was so cool and sweet and completely unexpected.
And it got us thinking — what could we put in its place?
And that’s when we realized… we want a new set of autographs. YOUR autographs.
Make a fan sign, a new piece of fan art, a selfie with your sonic, with your TARDIS, with your friends, in cosplay, not in cosplay — whatever you want with your Tumblr url (and a short message if you’d like.)
Post it to your blog using the tag ‘the doctor who tumblr asked for my autograph’.
And just to make sure that we receive your post, you can also submit it through this form: http://bit.ly/15RHIXe
We’re going to grab the images off of this tag (one per blog) and use them to create a ginormous poster that we’ll put on our wall.
A few tips: keep your message short, use a thick marker or crayon to ensure that it shows up when printed (we think each image will be about the size of a 3x5 index card), and use good lighting so that we can see your face (a simple desk or table lamp should do.)
We anticipate being able to assemble and print this out the weekend of the Doctor Who Series 7 finale but we may push that deadline back if there’s good reason to.
We want EVERYBODY who works on the show who walks through the doors of BBC America to see how much love there is for this show and for this fandom.
And thank you!!! We can’t wait to see our new poster!!!
It’s signed by Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Steven Moffat, and Caro Skinner.
To win it, you need to do something nice for somebody you know
on Tumblr or in real life. (Don’t tell them what it’s for. Just do the nice thing.)
1. Post something to your blog explaining or showing what you did and how they reacted.
2. Tag it: “it’s nice to do something nice for someone”
3. Do the nice thing and post about it by Saturday, 8pm EDT.
We’ll pick a post off of this tag at random to win the poster.
This giveaway is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States including the District of Columbia. (We tried opening this up to users beyond the US but there is no way to. Sorry.) Read all of the official terms and conditions here.
If you win and you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.
Now go do something nice for somebody you know.
And good luck!
For fans of the author Neil Gaiman, the idea of needing a beginner’s guide may sound ridiculous: he’s been a cult hero for decades. His novels, short stories, and comic books have won all kinds of awards and prizes. But, in the manner of other genre icons who amassed a specific group of fans prior to mainstream success, his omnipresence might seem sudden to many others.
“Omnipresent” is pretty accurate: He has several books coming out over the next few weeks — Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (which came out earlier this week, on April 23), Make Good Art (May 14), How to Talk to Girls at Parties (May 18) and The Ocean at the End of the Lane (June 18). A BBC radio-play adaptation of his novel Neverwhere premiered in March. And there’s more coming.
So, to clear up any confusion, let’s start with the basics:
So, who is this Neil Gaiman? And what does he do?
He’s a British-born writer who now lives in the U.S., in a town outside of Minneapolis. He started out as a journalist and wrote his first book, about the band Duran Duran, in 1984, but he’s best known for his genre work.
His break-out text was the comic book The Sandman, a 75-issue series that ran from 1989 through 1996. The epic — which takes place in the world of dreams — was among a handful of titles (along with Alan Moore’s Watchmen and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns)that elevated comic books into the realm of real literature.
His other major works, for children and adults, include 2008′s The Graveyard Book, 2003′s Coraline, and 2002′s American Gods — all of which have won multiple awards and prizes.
(MORE: Neil Gaiman, Geek God)
Why is Neil Gaiman mainstream-famous now? And when did this happen?
Even if you know everything there is to know about Neil Gaiman, it’s still a nice read. (btw, so is his Tumblr.)
That last post reminded us of one of our favorite quotes from Doctor Who guest star alumnus (Series 1: The Long Game), Simon Pegg:
“Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”
This weekend’s Doctor Who Tumblr Creative Challenge:
Tomorrow’s episode is “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS” where we’ll see more of the inside of our favorite ship.
Seeing Anglophenia’s post eariler today got us thinking: what other rooms would you expect to find within the TARDIS? Would they be fantastical? Practical? Neither and both and nor?
We want to see what you can come up with.
Create a room that you think would exist in the TARDIS. Show it or describe it in whatever way you like to be creative: a drawing, a painting, a photo, gifs, a short story, a model, a diorama — anything you’d like.
Our example diorama above is what we like to call the Adipose Tumblring Room. It’s where we sit on tumblr all day. It looks like this except it’s more conceptual space. Imagine a banana. Or anything curved…
…actually, don’t, because it’s not curved or like a banana- FORGET THE BANANA!
Anyway, make your own TARDIS room b/c we want to see it.
Post it using the tag “My TARDIS”.
We’ll reblog some of our favs throughout the weekend.
Doctor Who Day Thing #2:
For legal reasons, the sock giveaway portion is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States including the District of Columbia. Read all of the official terms and conditions here. If you win and you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.
But the crossover posting portion? That’s open to everybody, obvs.
So let’s go!
I’ve been meaning to watch Supernatural or Doctor Who for months now, just because tumblr makes them both look so awesome, but which one should I start with? Hmm, decisions, decisions.
Hello and welcome, johnwatsonisdamncuddly, to the Doctor Who Tumblr Whovian Recruiting Meeting!
Everyone please say hi to johnwatsonisdamncuddly…
There’s punch and pie in the corner. Please make yourself a plate and get comfortable while our fellow Whovians make the case for joining the Doctor Who fandom in their reblogs….
Who wants to reblog this with their case first?
Update: they’ve chosen Doctor Who!
The Doctor and Rose have made it to the final four! Go vote!
Here’s the class description: “This class focuses on the popular British television program Doctor Who, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. We will look at the early episodes along with those since the 2005 relaunch. We will explore the program from a number of perspectives including the ethics of time-travel, the nature of humanity, concepts of morality and justice, the Doctor as a mythological figure, the changing role and archetypes of companions, the fan culture surrounding the series, the transmedia media elements which have been created over the decades and much more. Finally we will try to answer the question Doctor Who?” and the Required Textbooks: Chicks Dig Timelords - Thomas, Doctor Who and Philosophy - Lewis, Triumph of a Timelord - Hills
I forgot to add that if the hot rugby boys like DW, they are MORE than welcome to come over.