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.
In fangirl talk, yes. I have died countless times. In normal person talk, this is the story of how I became a Whovian.
I first discovered Doctor Who back in 2009 when Charm City Cakes made a Dalek cake! Charm City Cakes had a show on Food Network called Ace of Cakes and that was like MY show. I would watch every new episode as it aired and that one night, they were talking about the Dalek cake. Some of the cake decorators were Whovians, and they were talking about how amazing Doctor Who was and I was like hmm.. Doctor Who. Sounds like such a weird concept, but sounds pretty cool! Also, that year, I started watching Charlie! And he talks about Doctor Who a LOT. The only problem was, I didn’t know where to watch it. It wasn’t until last year, in my first year of college, that I finally got around to watching Doctor Who. My neighbor, Jasmine, had a huge poster of Matt Smith and I was like. DUDE. You’re a Whovian. And then she discovered that I was not a Whovian (yet!), but she was willing to let me use her Netflix account and watch every New Who episode with me and THAT is the story of how I became a Whovian.
The Tenth Doctor parachutes out of the TARDIS with The Queen and lights the flame at the Olympics. <- Okay, maybe that was our headcanon.
Over the past two months we’ve gotten more messages from new fans of Doctor Who than anything else. Many of them have said that they started watching Doctor Who just because of the fandom on Tumblr.
This is AWESOME.
Each year, Doctor Who becomes bigger than ever. So we’ve decided to start a new challenge. Whether you love Classic Who, Nine, Ten, or Eleven, we want to know your story. We want to hear how you became newtoWHO?
There’s a Season 5 marathon on BBC America today where we’re running the #newtoWHO hashtag:
And people are starting to share their stories using #newtoWHO on Twitter:
This is just the beginning.
Over the next month, we’ll be sharing your stories on the blog, on Twitter, on Anglophenia, and on TV.
And it’ll all lead to something even more special.
But let’s start with these three questions:
• How did you become a fan of Doctor Who?
• Who told you about The Doctor?
• What was the first episode of Doctor Who you ever saw?
Make a post. Tell your story however you like: words, photos, video, drawings — whatever!
Tag it newtoWHO (one word) and let’s all get to sharing.
HI THIS IS MY NEW PHONE BACKGROUND UHM YES
BBC America wants to reward you for your Doctor Who cosplay!
With this year’s Comic-Con just around the corner and the upcoming Season 7 of “Doctor Who” marking Amy and Rory’s last adventures with the Doctor, we’ve decided to celebrate in cosplay!
If your closet is chock full of Amy’s signature duds or you have a collection of tweed jackets and a bow tie that would make the Eleventh Doctor proud, you’re the Whovian we are after!
Show off your best cosplay photos of The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams or River Song, and enter to win some very cool “Doctor Who” prizes including an Eleventh Doctor replica jacket from Abbyshot. We’ll be selecting the top 5 finalists in each category and present them to the whole wide Whoniverse for voting on July 19….
Click the link above for details and an entry form.
A fantastic video, a humorous look back at childhood, and proof that all Whovians are ridiculously creative.
This is relevant to our intersets. (Mild NSFW for language)
Dear Doctor Who,
I would like to personally thank you. For many reasons really but for first and foremost giving me the opportunity to meet my girlfriend. We met at the filming in NYC and if that filming hadn’t happened, well then I would not have an exceptionally amazing girl in my life now. Whether you guys know it or not, you help change many peoples lives. So here’s to you. Cheers
Well his week of Late Late Shows in Scotland debuts late late tonight on CBS. Keep an eye out for a special appearance by a big blue box.
This is Kevin. He’s 27 years old, and he has Glioblastoma Multiforme, terminal brain cancer. A month and a half ago, his wife Tashi posted a request on Regretsy asking if anyone could custom make a TARDIS urn. Kevin wanted his ashes stored in one.
A few days ago, Amy, another user on Regretsy, submitted the second photo. Amy had been wondering what she could do for the couple when she found out the Doctor Who crew were going to film in New York. So she and her friend went there, and managed to talk to Jim, one of the assistant directors. Jim was kind enough to pass this card along to the cast, who signed their best wishes for Kevin.
We wanted to share this story with you. We’re glad to see wonderful people like Amy, and give our best wishes to Kevin. Sometimes, it’s more than just a show, isn’t it?
I HAVE CONVERTED ANOTHER WHOVIAN!!!!
Lauren I am so proud of you. I always knew you were the most awesome of all my friends.
Grab your markers, pens, photoshops and cameras and draw/shop/sculpt what your own custom Whovian license plate would look like. Post it to your blog, tag it ‘My other car is a TARDIS’ and we’ll pick two winners at random on Sunday, 11pm EDT.
We’ve made some of our own examples above. We should probably note that we don’t actually own a car so we have no idea what a real license plate looks like. But we do know that you can use letters and numbers to write out other words…. So a license plate is like texting for cars, right?
Make it as colorful or detailed as you like.
You don’t have to own a car to enter but there are restrictions per usual:
The Tumblr giveaway is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia.)
If you win and you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.
It Sonics Dr. Pepper open!