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!
Oh what the heck: There will be a Doctor Who Fan Meetup at San Diego Comic Con this year.
Details coming soon.
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!