The Idiot's Lantern

The Idiot's Lantern

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jeopardy Meeting and other news

Hey All!

First of all, welcome to our newest member, Tina! :)

Don't forget, we are having a meeting this Thursday, February 28th! We will continue our search for questions and answers for the Doctor Who Jeopardy, and discuss the future of the club, flyers, Marcon, GallifreyCon, etc. Thursday's meeting will be at Tommy's Pizza on Lane Ave., starting at 7pm.

In case you haven't already heard, the theme for next year's Marcon (Marcon 44) has been chosen: British SciFi!!! Congrats to everyone who went to the ConComm meeting on Sunday to help make this happen. You guys rock!!

Speaking of Marcon, don't forget-we are doing the British SciFi video room again this year. Andrew has sent us a reminder-if you haven't already done so, go vote in the poll and let us know what you would like to see in the video room this year.

If you are stuck at home this Wednesday, SciFi is having another Doctor Who marathon, starting at 8:00am EST, with Series 1's Aliens of London and will run throgh the Parting of Ways.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

UPDATE: Meeting place for the DWC pre-ConCom meeting!

This just in from Andrew!

Location for the 11am strategy session will be at MAX & ERMA's 4550 KENNY Rd at HENDERSON- they have a lunch buffet ($14.99/adult, $7/Child 7-12). Reservation will be in the name of Jarrod.


This is a strategy session for the Marcon meeting and our bid to get the 2009 Marcon to be a DOCTOR WHO theme. Bring your ideas for guests, panel topics, tracks, etc...

If you have any questions or need directions, call Jarrod (check the DWC Yahoo list for his contact number).

This is still followed by the actual Marcon meeting at Whetstone Library at 2:30pm.

Club news-and Urgent Marcon meeting!!!

Hey! If you happen to be reading this before 10am Sunday morning, Andrew just got word that there is going to be a Marcon ComCon meeting tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 24th) at 2:30pm at the Whetstone Park Library. If you want to see more Doctor Who at Marcon (including guests, etc.), then THIS is the meeting you'll want to attend!! Come and show your support. Please note-unlike our meetings which are usually a combination of work and fun, this is a business meeting, so only come if you really want to be a part of it all.

We will be getting together around 11am at a nearby location to do club talk at strategy. Jarrod should be posting more info about the meeting place on the DWC group soon. Andrew is planning on putting future ConCom meetings in the calendar well in advanced so if you can't make tomorrow, but would like to attend one, you will still have an opportunity to do so. :)

Speaking of Marcon, you all know that we will be running the Brit Scifi video room as well as the Doctor Who Jeopordy! game. We will be needing volunteers to help out with both-so keep an eye on the DWC Yahoo list as well as this blog for more info on voluteering opportunites. It is with YOUR help that make these a success!! :)

Speaking of Doctor Who Jeopordy!, Marcia has put together a lovely list of all possible categories, and the number of questions we have for each. We've done quite a bit to get started, but there is still much to be done. Many categories have few or no questions, so get your thinking caps on, and come prepared to one of our meetings!! Marcia suggested trying to organize more meetings to work on this. Andrew has suggested Thursday, February 28th at Tommy's Pizza on Lane at 7pm. (I'll post a reminder again next week.)

Now that we are at 100 members, it was suggested that we might have more interaction with a message board, and Andrew has created one for us!! Check out his post on the DWC Yahoo list for the link and to add your suggestions on how to improve it (if it even needs improving...) and to show your support!! :)

Last, but not least, to anyone who attended Gallifrey One last weekend: If you have any pictures and/or stories you would like to share on this blog, please feel free to email them to me at the email I use on the Yahoo list. Thanks!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

a few notes!

Don't forget tonight is our monthly steering meeting! 7:00pm at Tommys at West Lane in Arlignton.

For anyone stuck at home tomorrow-there will be a Doctor Who marathon from 8:00am to 3:00pm on SciFi. Tomorrow's marathon starts with series 2(season 28) episode Rise of the Cybermen, part 1.

Also, in case you haven't noticed: SciFi has been showing repeats of series 3 at 5:00am Friday mornings. This week's episode is the Lazarus Experiment.

Exciting news for Sarah Jane fans!! BBC has finally announced a second series for the Sarah Jane Adventures. [BBC press release] It's official! Yay, Sarah Jane! :)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Upcoming Events

Holy smokes-there are quite a few things happening over the next couple of weeks:

1. First up, our monthly steering meeting this Thursday, February 7th, starting at 7pm. This month it will be held at Tommy's at West Lane in Arlington. Please note-the last reminder (sent January 28th on the DWC Yahoo list) has the wrong information, be sure to check Andrew's updated note!

2. Saturday, February 9th, 2008: Our monthly club meeting, plus family event!!! 4:00-8pm at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe. Bring your family and friends to a party event at the Buckeye Hall OF Fame Café game room. Beat back the doldrums of winter with skee ball, air hockey, video games, pool, and more.

3. Gallifrey One's 19th Symphony in L.A.!!! Saturday, February 16th!!! Guests include Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Daphne Ashbrook, Steven Moffat, Paul Cornell, and many more! Don't forget to check out the Gallifrey One site.

Keep an eye on the DWC Yahoo group for any possible last minute updates/changes. Thanks!!!

100 strong!!!

Special welcome to our two newest members, Mark and Aileen!! Now we are 100 members strong-yay!!!

Well, it can't get more official than this...

New Who and Sarah to air on SciFi

The official word from the SciFi channel! Doctor Who series 4 and the Sarah Jane Adventures first series will air back-to-back on the SciFi channel beginning in April, probably sometime after April 5th. (April 5th is the rumored premiere date for series 4 on the BBC.)

More updates on the schedule as it becomes available. :)