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.)
Whovian meetup in Ghent, Belgium:
The people who went there
Such a great day! I really hope we do this again! :D
We’re just going to leave this here….
First, let’s just get this out of the way: RSVPs get in first but if there’s space available then othwill an get in on a first come first served basis. The RSVP system worked a little too well and everything sold out within seconds. This just didn’t seem fair so we spoke with the powers that be and made the change. (This is also why we made sure that everyone who RSVP’d knew that their RSVP “does not guarantee entry”.)
As we’ve said time and time again, this blog is made up of your posts and art and thoughts and feel(ing)s because it’s Doctor Who as seen through your eyes. Getting everyone together for a meetup (or several meetups?) has always been super important to us.
We want everybody to have a good time, find each other (“I’ve reblogged you before!”) and make stuff for their blogs (animated GIF photo booth, ya’ll!) AND we want people at home to take part so part of the games will take place on your dashboard (get ready to judge the “Doomsday Cries Reenactment Contest”) We’ll be hanging out with you both inside and out so expect to see us in line with you before things even open.
So if you can make it, come to the First Ever Meetup of the Official Doctor Who Tumblr.
Saturday, July 14 from 2-4pm.
And they will go fast.
We’ll be releasing a new batch of RSVPs for the BBC America + Tumblr Doctor Who Meetup event at 12pm PDT. So bookmark this link.
So after two weeks of scrutiny and expert judging we have a winner!
There were so many good entries that we had a hard time picking just one but Amanda’s illustration of the TARDIS, The Doctor, and Amy won our hearts and the side of our tote bags! (It’s also her birthday today so Happy Birthday Amanda! You won!)
btw, we are serious when we say that there were SO MANY GOOD ENTRIES. We loved them so much that we’ll be displaying the finalists (along with their Tumblr names) at the Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup on Saturday!
We’re inching ever closer to the first ever Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup at San Diego Comic Con!
First: the important news: We will be pushing out the next batch of RSVPs later this week. Frankly, we weren’t able to give everyone a decent heads up today. So instead we’ll give you fair warning on batch #2.
In the meantime, we continue to answer your questions via our Ask so ask away.
Again. Thanks for your patience. We know you have your choice of Official Tumblrs and that your dashboard space is valuable. An operator will be with you shortly.
So we’ve hit our “reservation allocation” for the day.
We’re going to release another lot of RSVPs later this week. We’ll give you a heads up of a few hours when we do.
In the meantime, we’ve started coming up with stuff to do for all of us to do in line (DWLINECON!!!).
Like a cosplay contest.
And a Tenth Doctor “Wot?” contest.
And things that aren’t contests but fun.
Like a “if you have the Tumblr app, reblog the person standing in line behind you” thing.
Which could be silly awesome fun.
Make sure you download the Tumblr app if you have an Android or iOS device.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Basic, 410 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA
Any questions ask the Official Doctor Who Tumblr!
Due to overwhelming response we actually get to use the phrase “Due To Overwhelming Response” and say:
Due to overwhelming response, we’re moving the RSVP for the Doctor Who Meetup at Comic Con to Monday. This is because we’re getting an exact number on capacity for the venue and doubling our order on goodies.
We’re still taking suggestions on something fun we can do between the meetup and the internet. Current frontrunners include a livestream and Tumblr tag challenges.
Plans on sending the TARDIS to transport every Tumblr Whovian to San Diego has been nixed to some of you being involved in things that are fixed points in time. And by fixed points in time, we mean “stuck to refreshing your Tumblr dashboards.”
Join us for the first ever Doctor Who Tumblr Meetup 2:00-4:00pm, Saturday July 14 at BASIC in San Diego, CA!
So we’ve been excitedly planning this behind everyone’s backs for a while now…
… we’re just glad we can finally start making things public.
We’ve teased this a bit before and started a contest to have a Whovian design the official meetup art. Now we get to say that this meetup is really for real(!)
Three things to note:
We’re so feelingallthefeelings.gif that we get to finally meet the Tumblr Whovian community in person(!) If you have any questions, message us! We’re going to put together a quick FAQ for when we release the RSVP so anything we can answer now would be a help to everyone.
The RSVP link is COMING SOON. We just wanted to get the time and date out there as soon as possible for anyone needing to plan their day.
More to come soon so hold tight!
btw if you’ve never seen a Tumblr ‘pin’ before, it puts the post at the top of your dashboard. To remove the post, click the pin.
We’ve assembled a team of people who will take the next two days to review the entries, tabulate the votes, divide by the Holy Number of Nirvana, and announce a winner on Monday, July 2.
In the meantime, we’re really happy that so many of you entered because if you didn’t, we would have been forced to use our own art which we’ve posted above.
Ok, so because of production deadlines we are moving the deadline up to noon EDT Friday June 29 so that we can make a decision and get it out to the printer in time.
So if you have an idea, make your art, post it to your blog, and tag it ‘behold my whovian masterpiece’. If you don’t have art to submit, go and browse the tag and show your favorites some love with a like or a reblog.