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.
cynthiaj94 asked: Other than the showing of the new episode(which is awesome)will there be any other Doctor Who stuff going on at WonderCon?
We’re doing the screening but that’s it as we’re all hands on deck for the premiere this weekend.
But are any Whovians planning their own meetups?
If so, we’d like to know.
The sherlock fandom is crazy after over a year of waiting
The supernatural fandom is crazy after over a week of waiting
The doctor who fandom is yet to become crazy after a four month break
share your secrets doctor who fandom
we were always crazy
We are time lords we don’t wait, Time is not the boss of us
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!
binary-stars asked: Hello Doctor Who blog! I am doing a final for my DW class (yes, it is real!) about fan culture and Who. What is YOUR favorite part about Whovian fan culture? (Also if you could ask your followers it would help me greatly!)
This is a VERY GOOD QUESTION!
When people turn to fictional characters, it’s often because they want an escape. The stories of these people shelter us from the storm of our daily lives; they save us, if only for a little while. But when we really give in, become invested, let ourselves be vulnerable, something changes. We begin to feel that we know them. It’s no longer just an escape, but part of us, something that makes us who we are.
These characters teach us that incredible adversity can be overcome. That people can love each other forever. That life can be an adventure. That magic can be real. And even if these miracles have never happened to us, we begin to go through life believing that, someday, they could.
If anybody ever tells me that storytelling isn’t important anymore, I’ll show them this post.
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.)
It may seem like we’re traveling back to December 2012 when Doctor Whotriumphed in the annual TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites Cover Poll … but, no, it’s not sci-fi, TV Guide is hosting another round of Fan Favorites Awards.
In honor of TV Guide Magazine’s 60th anniversary, the publication is inviting viewers to vote for their favorite shows, with Doctor Who being nominated for the Fan Favorite’s Science Fiction category. Voting begins today, ending on March 11 at noon ET. The winners will be revealed inside the April 22 issue.
converting people to your fandoms and watching them spiral into insanity just like you did
We’ll be reblogging your tagged posts from Gallifrey One all weekend.
Talking to someone about cosplaying the other day and mentioned I wanted to crochet the 4th Doctor’s scarf. Her reaction was “Won’t the other cosplayers get mad that it’s crocheted, not knitted?”
That’s when I realised it…
Anime cosplayers can be ☂☀☁☂☃☄★s. If the fabric isn’t the EXACT shade, or if your makeup isn’t right, or… whatever, they will tear you to pieces.
Doctor Who cosplayers are all “DUDE! YOU”RE *insert whatever here*” *loud cheering* Seriously. From what I’ve seen, Whovians don’t care if you have a red bow tie or black, converse or tennis shoes, as long as you obviously put work in attempting a cosplay.
This is why I’m a Whovian.
Doctor Who cookies made by Wendy and Ali! They are too talented for words. (I had no part in this, they are friends of mine.)
Matt, do you ever get weirded out or overwhelmed by the fan following?
MATT: No! Because it’s what makes the show special and we LOVE the fans.