All week long we’ve been celebrating Doctor Who by reminiscing about where we started, who got us into the show, and talking about what being a Whovian means to us. To end our #NewToWho week - let’s share the show with someone new!
Being able to share your love for a show/movie/podcast/brand twitter/fanfic/etc with each other is the best part about fandom, and when you can share your fandom with someone else, it’s a fantastic feeling. It’s also very rewarding, because showing this thing that you love so much to somebody else gives you the opportunity to support them through the roller coaster of emotions they experience as they watch for the very first time. It’s like being #NewToWho all over again!
And don’t forget that one of the best things about Whovians is that ANYONE can be one. You can watch an episode with your parents, or your dog, your cat, your librarian, the person who does your taxes, local zookeeper, a friend who lives on the other side of the world, the ghost that haunts your room sometimes, your friend’s cat (make sure you ask permission,) imaginary friend, adipose plush, literally anybody.
And what better way to introduce someone new to the show than with a surprise #NewToWho digital prize pack? It has reaction gifs for your new Whovian friend to use on Tumblr, a cheat sheet for your friend to learn about the show, some fun trivia facts (just because they’re fun), recipes for your next viewing party, and a special letter from Doctor Who Tumblr. You can download the prize pack here!
So tell us a story about how you’ve shared the show with others in the past or how you plan to do it now, make a post about it using the hashtag #NewToWho, and we’ll be reblogging some throughout the day.
You can grab the entire pack here (53MB zip file.)
You can grab the entire pack as individual files by clicking the links below.
(We tried to keep the images at sizes that would suit most people’s computers, so make sure you’re viewing the images full sized before printing. If you want any of these bigger pop them into your fave photo editor and blow ‘em up!)
These are the moments that I live for as a Doctor Who fan. Any time I see another doctor who fan, go to a convention or anytime someone understands my Keep Calm and Don’ Blink shirt I have a double heart attack. I just love being around other Whovians so we can fangirl and just enjoy our favorite show together!
How many daleks does it take to change a lightbulb?
For me, to be a whovian is to believe that the impossible is possible.
Doctor who is the very first fandom that I joined (although I was like 9 so I didn’t understand the idea of fandoms back then) and even through puberty I never stopped watching and loving every second.
Being a whovian may separate me from most of my peers but also helps me find the rest of my peers who do and be able to connect with them through various other fandoms (but mostly Doctor Who).
It helps open up my imagination and let my mind wonder to the past, the present and the future. Being a whovian is my life and I’m so proud to be one.
(I’m also well prepared if that strange man with a big blue box happens to come along and say “Run!”, so you know, whatever’s best).
So my friend bought a new house. There’s a TARDIS in the back garden.
Since the doctor who tumblr started this whole #newtowho thing I though; why dont I just use my mind and it’s limited english vocabulary and try to express it in words.
Being a whovian doesnt just mean being part of a fandom.
As cheesy and corny as it may sounds, it means being part of one very big family scattered across the whole planet but still being one. Being fan of one thing which manages to unite thousands and millions.
Sharing laughs and tears and storys and arts and ideas. Just the simple concept of a simple idea. Inspiring each other and helping each other to keep going and to keep on doing what you do. Nobody judges you.
We all had our doctor. Our one and only first one. But even if some started with the very first and some with our lovely eleven. We all travelled. And that’s the thing.
Traveling but still finding a place where you belong to.
Where it just feels right being.
You may call it “home”.
"Doctor Who belongs to all of us. Everyone made Doctor Who." —Peter Capaldi
We’ve seen Whovians express themselves through art, design, cosplay, and song; talk about their favorite Doctors, companions, and monsters; list the merits of the minisodes and argue the accuracy of the audios. We’ve melted into puddles of cosmic joy as we watched Whovians befriend each other both online and off, and we’ve enjoyed every second of admiring this fantastic fandom for all that it makes, does, and is.
For today’s #NewToWho week post, let’s all talk about what being a Whovian means to us. Whatever ideas and images the word “Whovian” brings to mind, whether it’s your connection to the community, the appreciation for each other’s creativity, the obsession with continuity, anything at all, we want to hear it. Make a post in whatever format you’d like (photo, text post, audio, video, anything!) tag it with #NewToWho and we’ll be reblogging posts all day in celebration of the best fandom in all of space and time.
I started watching Dr. Who because my chemistry teacher taught quantum mechanics using the weeping angels as an example. I figured that since it was a cool lesson, it would be worth watching on TV.
My dad grew up on Dr. Who. He fell in love with the fourth doctor. That man in the long long scarf! I remember growing up in watching all the classic episodes. Well, maybe not ALL of them. It was just the ones they showed in reruns! My brother and I love Doctor and all of us love watching it. My children are third generation Whovians. I am so thankful for The Doctor!
I have only been a Whovian for about a year. Matt was my first ‘Real Time’ regeneration and I stayed up till 4am to see Peter announced as the new Doctor. I watched all the ‘NuWho’ in 2 weeks, before watching all the older Who’s in about a month. My bestfriend and I had a Pizza party at 5am during the 50th special which was my first ‘Real Time’ episode.
I was always skeptical about watching Doctor Who, I knew bits and pieces about it, as anyone does. Ask anyone in the world what a Tardis or Dalek is and they will probably know. But it didn’t peak my interest, the concept didn’t scream out my name. So I never gave it a chance. My best friend was one of the biggest fans I knew. I remember about 4 years ago her coming to school with red and puffy eyes, and when I asked her what was wrong she told me it was because ‘David Tennant had regenerated into Matt Smith last night’. I had no idea what she was going on about, but I just hugged her and smiled because I was a friend, secretly wondering why she was crying over a show (When I watched David regenerate into Matt I used an entire box of tissues and properly cried.) After years of nagging me, and making Doctor Who references I never understood, I agreed to watch 1 episode, ‘Rose’.
She had always said to me ‘Matt will be your Doctor I guarantee it, his personality as The Doctor is just so you’, I am studying to be an actor and she said he is brilliant. But she wouldn’t let me watch a Matt episode as my one, it had to be Rose because ‘I want you to wonder what Matt is like so you have to keep watching.’ I did keep watching, I couldn’t stop watching, 3 days after I watched ‘Rose’ I was still thinking about how amazing Christopher Ecceleston was, so I watched more, then David came and I couldn’t stop, I knew Matt was coming and I was excited. When Matt became the Doctor I knew he was mine, my friend was right, he was just me. When he said ‘Nobody human has anything to say to me today’ I got chills, I had never gotten chills from a TV show before. I spent my days and nights thinking about Doctor Who, having Doctor Who sleepovers with my friend. I even got tally marks tattoed on my arm to represent the Silents. I also met Arthur Darvill on my 19th birthday and nearly died. I can honestly say this show has touched my heart, all the companions, all the Doctor’s from Hartnell to soon to be Capaldi have made me laugh and cry (especially Matt when he regenerated i was inconsolable and I now have a T-Shirt with his last line on it). It is truly an amazing show and everything I own has some small DW reference on it.
My friend always brags to me that I owe her for showing me the best thing in my life.
My personal favorite picture that was taken of me today :)
Check out this great Tenth Doctor cosplay from this past weekend’s Monstercon!
Doctor Who is a show that brings a lot of people together: that’s what fandom is all about and what makes it so great. Sometimes just introducing someone to a show we like can greatly impact and shape our relationships to each other in really positive ways. Sharing a love for the things that are important to us strengthens our bonds with each other, and brings us closer together.
For today’s #NewToWho post, let’s talk about who got us into Doctor Who and how they convinced us to start watching. Did a close friend tell you about it who you now watch the show with all the time? Maybe a parent or teacher who grew up on Classic Who made you want to see what the man with the blue box was all about? How has sharing Doctor Who with this person changed or shaped your relationship to them?
Whatever your story is, we’d like you to tell us about it by making a tumblr post sharing it and using the #NewToWho tag. We’ll be reblogging some of your posts all day in recognition of the people who convinced you to join the best fandom this side of the Kasterborous constellation.
I made this a while back out of spare, used art materials just chucked in a corner of my room.
As season eight of Doctor Who gets ready to premiere and bring a whole new wave of Whovians, I look back in fond memory of when I first started watching the show.
In June of 2013, one of my older brothers was getting married. Because of that, one of my other brothers was in town. Well one day we were rather bored and so we sat down on the couch, opened up netflix, and decided to watch some Doctor Who. Although he had seen many of the episodes before, there was a whole new world opening in front of me.
And so we watched and watched. I laughed along with Nine and went running through adventures with Rose. I screamed in fear of the Daleks and screamed harder at the cybermen. And I loved this world I had found.
So to all those New to Who, I welcome you. I remember being in your shoes and marveling at the wonder. Nine will forever and always be my doctor, and I hope you can find a friend in Twelve.
30 days of Doctor Who Day 30 Make a TARDIS out of things in your room
This is a TARDIS made out of Duct tape, cardboard, kleenex box, paper and some pen in lines/writing. I have all the items before this challenge. This is my first major project I did with Duct tape and it is beautiful. I am pretty proud of it