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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Doctor U at Hilliard Davidson High

Hilliard Davidson High School will be presenting Doctor U, an off Broadway production by Mike Brown, on Friday November 14th and Saturday the 15th at 7pm. All the students in this production are regulars at the Grandview Theatre, so let's support them in this wonderful production too!

Tickets are $5 at the door and can be purchased in advance at

For more info, check out the HDHS blog! 

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Death in Heaven at the Grandview Tonight!

Join us tonight at the Grandview Theatre for a big screen showing of the series 8 finale, Death in Heaven! 

The episode starts at 9pm, but come a little early because the good folks at Big Fun will have a table at the theater with Doctor Who merchandise and other cool stuff!  Come see them before and after the show!

NSE episode 11!

If you haven't heard, Charles and Jesse are back with their 11th episode on Next Stop Everywhere!
"Do you think that I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?"

My good friend Jesse Jackson and I are back with another episode of Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast!

This time out, we give our thoughts on "Dark Water," the first installment of the two-part season finale for Doctor Who Series Eight, including things oddly quiet fatal auto accidents, using a time-traveler to cheat death, Missy's official welcome to the Doctor, Samsung competing with Apple for tablets in the afterlife, The Matrix from Doctor Who vs. The Matrix, nods to classic Patrick Troughton era Cybermen stories, anti-cremation propaganda, our Reverse the Polarity segment, teasing our plans for what we're doing after Series Eight ends, my adventures at Ohio Comic Con 2014, and more!
As always, you can find them on iTunes and  Stitcher. If MP3s  are more your thing, you can download them here. :) Also be sure to give them a Like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter!

The duo will be back with their thoughts after the series 8 finale, Death in Heaven, so stay tuned!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Dark Water, Podcasts, Meetups, and Chicago Tardis!

Hello again!  I am so sorry-between Con on the Cob and Halloween, things have been so crazy I haven't had the chance to update the blog as much as I would like-so here are a few items for you!

First up-come join us TONIGHT at the Grandview Theatre for episode 11, Dark Water!

As always, the show starts at 9pm and is free.  Please consider purchasing items from the concessions stands as a thank you to the Grandview Theatre for their continuing support and giving us Doctor Who on the big screen for free! :)

Next up, in case you missed it, Jesse and Charles from Next Stop Everywhere are back with their 10th podcast featuring their thoughts on last week's episode, In the Forest of the Night:

Doctor Columbus Meet-up!!
Our November monthly meet-up is this coming Tuesday, November 4th at the Giant Eagle Market District in the Grandview Yard, starting at 7pm.   Come, join us!

John Takacs and the Ohio-Type-40 are planning a road trip to Doctor Who North America (Whona) warehouse in Indiana on November 14th-15th.   If anyone is interested in joining them, please see his Facebook post to the group.

Chicago Tardis
Speaking of road trips, Chicago Tardis is a month away!! Steve Pompa is still looking for anyone interested in carpooling to the event.  Be sure to check his most recent post on the Facebook page! 

I hope you all had a safe and Happy Halloween!!!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Join Us for Flatline at the Grandview Theatre!

Come join us at the Grandview Theatre this Saturday at 9 pm for Flatline!

As always, the showing is free, but please continue to help the Grandview Theatre by purchasing items from the concession stand.  Thank you!

Conventions, Improv, and Awards

I realize not everyone is a member of the group on Facebook, but I thought I might share a few items of interest.

Chicago Tardis is next month!!  Steve Pompa is wondering if anyone is interested in carpooling. :)  Check out Chicago Tardis for more information about the convention (and check out the guest list!).  If you are interested in carpooling, check out Steve's thread on the Facebook page.

The Wayward Saints recently performed "Companion Search" at the Grandview Theatre before Doctor Who.  Did you enjoy their performance?  If you did and thought to yourself, 'that might be fun', you're in luck! The Wayward Saints are always looking for new recruits. If you, or someone you know-would like to join them, please send an email to DefensorDecimae[at]gmail[dot]com. :-)

In Who news- An Adventure in Time and Space has been nominated for the International Emmy for a TV movie/mini series!  Fantastic! :-D

The ceremony takes place on the 24th of November at the New York Hilton Hotel.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Next Stop Everywhere: Episode 8!

Hello everyone!  Once again, I must apologize for posting this late.  I spent most of the week getting ready for Con on the Cob (in Hudson, Ohio) this weekend!

Jesse and Charles are back with episode 8!

"You know, Doctor, I can't tell if you're a genius or just incredibly arrogant."
"Well, on a good day, I'm both."

My good friend Jesse Jackson and I have returned with another episode of Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast!

This time out, we give our thoughts on "Mummy on the Orient Express," the eighth episode from Doctor Who Series Eight, including things like Agatha Christie, the running theme of soldiers and war, sentient computer acronyms, Clara's inconsistent behavior, the series Castle, the polarizing Twelfth Doctor, Queen's song "Don't Stop Me Now," Doctor Who haters hating, our popular Reverse the Polarity segment, listener email, the revival of Twin Peaks, and more!
As always, you can find them on iTunes and  Stitcher. If MP3s  are more your thing, you can download them here. :) Also be sure to give them a Like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mummy on the Orient Express at Grandview!

Come join us at the Grandview Theatre Saturday at 9 pm for Mummy on the Orient Express!


Hope to see you there!

Next Stop Everywhere Episode 7!

Sorry for the late notice, but if you haven't already listen to it, Episode 7 for the Next Stop Everywhere podcast is now up!

"Tell me what you know, Doctor, or else I'll slap you so hard you'll regenerate."

After my weekend hiatus away the show, Jesse Jackson and I together again with another episode of Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast.

This time out, we give our thoughts on "Kill the Moon," the seventh episode from Doctor Who Series Eight, including things like a creepy story that morphs into something else entirely, the Twelfth Doctor's alien detachment, the return of the Doctor's yo-yo, the Doctor's accuracy of piloting the TARDIS, the wonky science of the moon cracking open and being suddenly replaced, Kevin Smith's Superman movie that mercifully never happened, that horribly awkward abortion debate metaphor, why voting with lights doesn't quite work for the planet Earth, our popular Reverse the Polarity segment, teasing our plans for what happens after Series Eight ends, and more!
As always, you can find them on iTunes and  Stitcher. If MP3s  are more your thing, you can download them here. :) Also be sure to give them a Like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter!

Monday, October 06, 2014

October Meetup-location change!

Good morning everyone!

Just a quick reminder that our Monthly Meetup will be tomorrow (Tuesday, October 7th) from 7 to 9 pm.

This month we will be meeting at the new Giant Eagle Market District in Grandview at Third Avenue!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Join Us Saturday at Grandview!

Be sure to join us this Saturday at the Grandview Theatre for the next episode in series 8, Kill the Moon!

our support

As always, the show starts at 9 pm and is free!  Please continue to show your support of these showings by purchasing items from the Granview's concession stand.   Thank you!!!

See you Saturday!

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Next Stop Everywhere Episode 6!

In case you missed it, the Next Stop Everywhere Podcast has a new episode available!

From Charles Skaggs:
"Now, I imagine you have many questions.  Fire away, I won't answer any of them."

Despite some rather annoying audio quality issues, Jesse Jackson and I are back with another episode of Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast.

This time out, we give our thoughts on "The Caretaker," the sixth episode from Doctor Who Series Eight, including things like Clara juggling her life in time and space with the Doctor and her teaching at Coal Hill School on Earth with her boyfriend Danny Pink, the first meeting between the Doctor and Danny, why Alex Kingston needs to return as River Song, why people travel with the Doctor when it's so obviously dangerous, what happened to the house that was next to the barn in "The Day of the Doctor," our popular Reverse the Polarity segment and more!
You can find them on iTunes and  Stitcher. If MP3s  are more your thing, you can download them here. :) Also be sure to give them a Like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter!

Also up is a new poll for The Caretaker-be sure to put in your vote! :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Caretaker at Grandview!

Join us tonight at 9 for The Caretaker at the Grandview Theatre!

Also, Isa will be on hand with her Tumblr project!  From Isa:
Heads-up: as some of you may know, I am working on part of a project with Tumblr. The project is a scrapbook that will be sent to Peter Capaldi for Christmas. My contribution is a copy of the poster used at the Grandview Theatre for the S8 premiere, with messages for Capaldi on it from all of us. A group project, if you will.
If you would like to write a message to Capaldi on the poster, or a word or two about what Doctor Who means to you, the poster will be at the Grandview this Saturday during the show.
This will be the LAST weekend it will be at the Grandview. If you'd like to write something but can't make it to the show at the Grandview, contact me privately or post on the Facebook page and we can make other arrangements.
 Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Of Polls and Podcasts...

Hello everyone! 

You may have noticed that I created polls to give fans a chance to rate the latest episodes of Doctor Who.  I am going to attempt to do this with every new episode (although I missed 2 week's worth).  I included a poll for Listen in addition to Time Heist. Please bear with me, and many thanks to those who have voted! 

Next, I would like to mention a new podcast featuring our very own Charles and Jesse! Next Stop Everywhere will include episode recaps, news, analysis, and predictions about Doctor Who will be discussed on this weekly podcast.

They have just released their 5th episode! Charles and Jesse discuss the fifth episode of the 8th series: Time Heist. 
You can find them on iTunes, Facebook, or at Next Stop Everywhere. Give them a listen and be sure to rate and review their podcasts-it helps others find them! :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time Heist at Grandview-Tonight!

Join us tonight at 9 for the next episode of Doctor Who, Time Heist!

As always, the showing is free, but please consider helping support the Grandview Theatre by purchasing from their concession stand-thank you! :-)

Hope to see you tonight!

Friday, September 05, 2014

A Scrapbook for Capaldi

Hi everyone!  Isa would like our help with a new project!  Here are the details from Isa herself:
Working on a project and I need input from as many people as possible.
One of my followers on Tumblr is creating a scrapbook that she is going to send to Capaldi for Christmas. She has asked for contributions from Whovians all over.
My submission is going to be a copy of the poster that was up at the Grandview for the premiere. I'd like for people to write messages on it: the front would be one or two words about what Doctor Who means to you, and the back would have short messages from fans directly to Capaldi.
I will have the poster with me at the next two episodes at the Grandview for people to write their messages and words on.
 Great idea, Isa!

If you would like to take part, arrive a little early (or stay a little late) so you have time to add your thoughts to the poster.  Thank you!

Robot of Sherwood at Grandview!

Hello everyone!

Please join us this Saturday at the Grandview Theatre at 9 pm for a big screen showing of the next episode, Robot of Sherwood!!!

As always, the showing is free, but help show your support by purchasing concessions from the concession stand!

Also, thank you to everyone who has given me permission to post photos from the Granview Premiere event on August 23rd.  A post about the event is coming soon!

Hope to see you Saturday!

Monday, September 01, 2014

September Meetup!

Hello everyone!

Don't forget our monthly meetup is tomorrow from 7-9 pm at the Kingsdale Giant Eagle Market District!

Also, thank you to everyone who has given me permission to share their photos from the Doctor Who premiere at the Grandview Theatre.  I hope to have a post up shortly!

If anyone attended Dragon Con this past weekend and have any Doctor Who related photos to share, please let me know!

In case you didn't notice-I have added a poll to the sidebar-I will try to have one with every new episode of Doctor Who-please vote!

Hope to see you tomorrow at Kingsdale!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Into The Dalek at Grandview!

Join us at the Grandview Theatre this Saturday at 9 pm for Into the Dalek!

As always, this showing is free!  Please consider purchasing items from the concession stand to show your support and to keep these free shows coming!  Thank you!!

Hope to see you there!

General Info-DWC Activites

First I must apologize for not responding to the comment made in my last post until just now. Blogger used to notify me by email that I had comments on my blog post-and it failed to do so.  I just now noticed it as I was getting ready to write another post.

The commenter asked if they needed to be a part of the Yahoo Group to help with the Grandview cleaning.  Of course not!  We welcome all Doctor Who fans. Your comment came up as anonymous, so whoever you are, I hope you were able to come and help out!

This is a public blog-if events are posted here, any Doctor Who fan can participate-we encourage you to become a member of either the Yahoo Group or the Facebook group, but it is not a requirement. (it does make communication easier, though!) ;)

I hope this information was helpful!

Friday, August 22, 2014

One Day!

One day until Peter Capaldi's debut as Twelve!!  Are you as excited as I am? :-D

Just a few things:

Doctor Who was mentioned on NPR this morning: check it out!

BBC America's Doctor Who takeover continues with a Doctor Who marathon-they are currently into season 6.

At 9 pm tonight debuts a new special: Doctor Who: Earth Conquest  This special follows Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on Doctor Who: World Tour, which sees them visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the upcoming season.  Woo!  Be sure to check it out-it *may* feature a project I have been a part of for a couple of years now, the Doctor Who Fan Orchestra. (no, I wasn't interviewed-but it's still exciting!) :-D

TOMORROW!  Are you ready?  Don't forget we will be meeting at the Grandview Theatre to help get ready for the premiere event tomorrow night, starting at 10 am. 

The show starts at 8, but be sure to get there early!  Costumes are encouraged! (Be sure to take pictures-I'd love to share some of them on this blog!)

Want to see Doctor Who on the big screen again?  Fathom Events will be showing Deep Breath in theaters around the country Monday, August 25th.  Click here  for details! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Doctor Who Cosplay at Bish Bash!

On August 9th, several of our members attended Bish Bash as Doctor Who Cosplayers-check out these photos from Stephen Blanzaco!

Ten, Nine, Romana, and Four hanging with a Jedi.

Twelve also made an appearance! :-D
Looks like good times were had by all!  Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the event!

BBC America Doctor Who Takeover: Wednesday/Thursday

The countdown to the new season and Peter Capaldi's debut as the Doctor continues!

Wednesday starts with Voyage of the Damned at midnight, followed by The 10th Doctor Revisited at 1:30 am.   The 4th series marathon starts at 5 am and runs all day, with a brief break for BBC News.  At 8 pm there will be a marathon of the 10th Doctor's last specials:
8 pm: The Next Doctor
9:20 pm: Planet of the Dead
10:40 pm: The Waters of Mars

Thursday starts with The End of Time at midnight, with a repeat at 3 am.  After a brief break in the morning for news from the BBC, the takeover continues at 8am with the special Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, followed by a series 5 marathon.  Thursday wraps up at 11pm with An Adventure in Space and Time.

If you have the tvtag app, be sure to check in to Doctor Who all week to unlock exclusive stickers!

Some series news:

Rumor has it that the new title credits have been inspired by a fan-made video!  Check out io9's:
This Fan-Made Opening is so Awesome Stephen Moffat Stole It

Is there any truth to this story?  I guess we will find out Saturday!

Curious about all the episode titles for the new series?  We've got them right here.

That's all for now, and remember-3 days to go!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Grandview Theatre: Saturday Cleaning!

Here are some details from Isa about helping with the cleaning of the Theatre this Saturday:

Okay, folks. I talked to the Grandview Theatre. Anyone who wants to help clean the place, we'll be starting at 10 AM on Saturday the 23rd. My goals are to:
Sweep AND mop the auditorium
Sweep the stage
Vacuum the carpet (probably several times)
Sweep AND mop the tile foyer floor,
Clean the bathrooms (sweep/mop/whatever mirror or sink cleaning we have time for)
Clean the counter tops
Move some boxes to behind the stage
If you're coming, please comment here, and if you're able, please bring your own cleaning supplies, especially brooms, mops, dustpans, etc.

If you would like to volunteer, please respond to Isa's Facebook post in the DWC group.  Thank you!!! :-D 

DWC Events for Premiere week

Hey everyone!

This Tuesday, August 19th, we will be having a planning meeting at the Upper Arlington Market District starting at 7pm.  We will be meeting upstairs to discuss and plan for the Saturday premiere.

Saturday August 23rd-premiere day!  As discussed during our monthly gathering, we will be meeting at the Grandview Theatre at 10am to help them prepare for the premiere by cleaning and decorating (more details to follow!)

The premiere, Deep Breath, will air at 8 pm.  Be sure to arrive early enough for seats-it will be a full crowd!

As always this is a free show, so volunteering and supporting the theatre with concession purchases keeps the show going!

Hope to see you there!

BBC America's Doctor Who Take Over-Monday and Tuesday

In anticipation of the season premiere this Saturday, Doctor Who is taking over BBC America!

Here's the schedule for Monday:

8 am- 1 pm: The Doctor's Revisited

1 pm- 7pm : Doctor Who, series 2 marathon (The Christmas Invasion to The Age of Steel)

8 pm : An Adventure in Space of Time

10 pm: Doctor Who: the Ultimate Time Lord (new special!)

Peter Davison is on a quest to discover what makes the ultimate Time Lord. The Fifth Doctor meets the talented people who have helped create the show both past, present and future, and asks "Who is the Doctor? What will make the Twelfth Doctor unique?"

11 pm:  An Adventure in Space of Time

Tuesday's Schedule:

1 am: Doctor Who: the Ultimate Time Lord

Starting at 2 am: Series 2-Series 3 marathon

See for the complete schedule.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Doctor Who Cosplayers Needed!

Hello everyone!

Isa and Rick are looking for Doctor Who Cosplayers for BishBash this Saturday, August 9th, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Westerville Christian Church.  For those not in the know, BishBash is an annual pediatric cancer event in support of the Sam Bish Foundation. 

I hear the Star Wars folks are bringing 10 cosplayers.  Rick says they could an Eleventh Doctor, Rose, the Ponds, or really, anyone else from the show.  He also says he can provide transportation in his Tardis! ;) If you are interested, please contact Isa or Rick.  (Both are on Facebook and post to our Facebook page).

For more information about BishBash check out their Facebook page.

For more information about the Sam Bish Foundation, check out

Thank you!  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

August Monthly Meetup!

Hi everyone!   Don't forget our August monthly meet up will be this Tuesday, August 5th, from 7 to 9 pm at the Giant Eagle Market District at Kingsdale in Upper Arlington.

Steve and Isa will be there discussing all things Who, including plans for the season premiere on August 23rd at the Grandview Theatre! (Quick fundraising update-if you haven't heard already, Grandview reached (surpassed!) it's goal of $10,000 for the digital conversion!  Way to go, guys!)

Fathom Events will be showing Capaldi's premiere episode, Deep Breath, in theaters Monday, August 25th.
Ohio will have showings in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland Heights.  For a theater near you, check out the Fathom Events page.

In addition, Doctor Who will once again take over BBC America with a week full of specials!

I now leave you with the first full-length trailer of the new series!

Hope to see you Tuesday!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Central Ohio Time Lords Meet-Up

Hi everyone!

The Central Ohio Time Lords are meeting at the New Albany branch of the Columbus Library tomorrow (Saturday) from 12:30- 6pm.  They are going to be featuring the Hartnell story Reign of Terror.  Feel free to join in on the fun!

The New Albany branch is located at 200 Market Street in New Albany, Ohio (43054). :)

Friday, June 27, 2014

July Meetup

Our July meetup will be this Tuesday, July 1st, starting at 7pm at the Kingsdale District Market!*

*Please note: this is a scheduled post, as I am currently on vacation.  For any possible changes or more details, please check the DWC Yahoo Group or our Facebook page.  Thank you!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mini-con on June 21

Hello everyone!  Defensor Decimae is still in need of our help!  Please see the following: 
As mentioned before, The Grandview Theatre needs an upgrade. It will cost them ten thousand dollars.  So far, they have just over seven thousand. 

To help raise awareness and funds for said upgrade, we are planning on having a mini-con on June 21. The plan is to have performances and a live scavenger hunt with costumed sci-fi and fantasy characters walking around the city of Grandview with clues. Also, performances are planned, as is a silent auction.

I can NOT do this alone.

Yes. At this point, I am begging. I'm not proud when it comes to a promise to a friend on the line.

I need volunteers. Any fandom, ideally Doctor Who and/or other currently-popular fandoms. Cosplayers, roleplayers, gamers, fans. I need your help to make the performances, and especially the scavenger hunt happen. This is for the Grandview, a theatre that has been a friend to the geek community of Columbus.

If you are willing to act in short skits, give out clues on a scavenger hunt (if it happens), or have any items, skills, or services to contribute to the auction, please contact me at DefensorDecimae (at)  And please continue to spread the word.

Thank you again.

Fundraising update:  As of this post, the Grandview Theatre has now raised just over $8000.  Let's see if we can help them reach $10000!
Grandview Fundraising Page

Fathom Events (Rise of the Cybermen/Age of Steel) tonight!

If you don't already have tickets to the 2-night Doctor Who + Wings Fathom event, it's not too late!

Fathom Events is having a special 2-for-1 ticket event.  Starting tonight (June 16th) at 7:30 pm with the showing of the Tennant-era Cybermen episodes Rise of the Cybermen and Age of Steel.  The same ticket will get you into a special showing at 7:30 pm of the BBC program Wings 3D, narrated by David Tennant!

This event will be shown at the Lennox-for ticketing information (and other theaters if the Lennox is not close enough for you), check out:

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

June Meetup

Hello everyone!

Just a quick reminder that our monthly meetup is today, June 3rd from 7-9 pm at the Kingsdale Market District.

Come join us for food and fun conversation about our favorite Time Lord!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

DWFO: Martha Meets Shakespeare- open sign ups

Hello everyone!  The Doctor Who Fan Orchestra's current project, Martha Meets Shakespeare is now open for sign ups!   This post is a little late-the initial sign up post went out yesterday evening, but I was at Cleveland ConCoction, and didn't get a chance to post about it.  In the past, the sign up period has been short (they have to close sign ups at 500 participants), but I just checked the site, and as of this writing, sign ups were still open!

Don't wait too long! Come join us! :) DWFO Martha Meets Shakespeare Sign-ups

Also-don't forget our DWC monthly meet up is this Tuesday!

UPDATE 06/03/2014: Signups are closed at 500 participants.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Grandview Theatre Needs Your Help!

From a fellow Whovian:
 My dear fellow Doctor Who fans:

I send this today as a matter of some urgency.  The Grandview Theatre, which we all know for their free showings of Doctor Who (among others), as well as their delightful gatherings and mini-conventions, is in need of our assistance.
On July 1, ALL movie theaters in the country will be forced to to upgrade to HD format, or lose the ability to show *any* movies. This is not a hardship for the major cinema chains, but it could and will be fatal to smaller theatres such as our beloved Grandview. 
The upgrade costs ten thousand dollars.  Yes, ten with three zeroes behind it.  They have raised about half of that.  They have about two weeks to raise the rest of it or they will more than likely be forced to close.
I'm opening the floor to discussions about how to help them.  I'll be in contact and planning mode with the Grandview in the near future.  In the meantime, here is a link to their plea:
In Service,
 If you are able to help in any way, no matter how big or small, I am sure any donation would be greatly appreciated! The Grandview has been wonderfully gracious to us Whovians-let us return the favor and give them a helping hand.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Marcon 49!

Hello everyone!

Marcon is only a day away!  I was glancing through the Pocket Program and thought I would mention all the Doctor Who-themed panels for the weekend.

Keep in mind, times and dates may change!  Because I'm not 100% sure of the availability of the net at the hotel, I'm not sure if I will get to update you through this blog of any last-minute changes.

7:00 pm - Morrow - Do You Doctor Who
A make and take panel of things related to Doctor Who and round-table discussion of what we like/don't like about Doctor Who.

8:30 pm - Knox - Doctor Whose Line Is It Anyway?
The Confused Greenies of Players' Patchwork Theatre Company return for more sci-fi themed improv games hosted by Dalek Skarino!  The points don't matter-but the losers might get exterminated!

10:00 pm - Madison - How I Met Your Doctor
How did you end up succumbing to the lure of Doctor Who?  Which Doctor was your gateway?

10:00 am - Union B - Doctor Who for a New (Re)Generation
Doctor Who is fifty years old, but has an increasing number of young fans all over the world who show their love by doing everything from wearing bow ties and ticking of sightings of the Silence, to tattoos and custom painted Converse shoes.  What is it that's drawing interest of folks who hadn't even been born yet when the show went on hiatus in the late '80s: the stories, the stars,  cable availability of the show, the hint of romance> or something else entirely?

11:30 am - Marion - Dottore Who & the Convenient Plot Device
The foolish denizens of Planet R-L-Kwin have modeled their society after zany comedic theatre.  But when their convoluted storylines fail to resolve, it means the Convenient Plot Device has been stolen!  Luckily Dottore Who is about to crashland on R-L-Kwin... how convenient is that?

1:00 pm - Union B - The Companions of Doctor Who
In fifty years of television, the Doctor has almost never traveled alone.  His companions have served as avatars for the viewers, allowing the Doctor to remain slightly inscrutable while maintaining a connection to us.  Which companions have best fulfilled this role?

I think that's it-if you know of anything that is missing, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment. 

Hope to see you at Marcon this weekend!

Monday, May 05, 2014

Post 400!!!

Welcome to our 400th post!  To celebrate, here are a few interesting items I came across on Facebook.

Rian Heist has started a kickstarter project  for Dalek Con 2014-Cincinnati's first Doctor Who convention! 

Andrew thinks we need a Doctor Who themed bar, like like they have in Portland.  I agree! :)

Also, filming for Series 8 of Doctor Who continues and some clips of Capaldi and Coleman filming an episode have surfaced. (spoilers!)  Series 8 will air sometime this fall.

Don't forget our monthly meetup is tomorrow and Marcon is this weekend!

May Meetup!

Hello everyone!

Just a reminder our monthly meetup is tomorrow from 7 to 9 pm at the Kingsdale District Market.
Come join us for food and fun conversation about our favorite Time Lord!

Don't forget Marcon is this weekend!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Subtle New Look!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick Marcon update-online pre-registration is now closed-however you can still pay at the door. :)  Marcon is only a few weeks away!

Also, I'd like to thank John for the new image in the header of our blog!  I'm still not satisfied with the formatting of the title and description of our blog-but Blogger's seemingly no-hassle blog template is rather strict when it comes to html formatting.  I was able to center the title of the blog without a problem, but when I centered the description of the blog, the font became smaller-and the only html tags that seem to work are 'small' and 'big' (no heading or font tags allowed).  Also, because the image is in the template in a widget, I can't seem to center it.  I may try adjusting it later, unless people like it! ;)

So what do you think?  Any comments/suggestions for the look of our blog are always welcome!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Remembrance of the Daleks at Grandview! (and other club items...)

Hey everyone!

Come out to the Grandview Theatre this weekend and enjoy the first half of Remembrance of the Daleks starring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor.

Special day and time!!  This Sunday, April 6th, at Noon!  Hope to see you there!

Also, I'd like to welcome one of our newest members to the group! Welcome, Stephanie!

Don't forget the deadline for Marcon pre-reg is just around the corner!  If you haven't already done so,you  have until Sunday, April 20th (Easter Sunday) to register before prices go up again! 

Marcon Pre-Registration Cutoff #2

Speaking of cutoff dates, the hotel block cutoff is April 15th (tax day-yikes!).

Marcon Hotel Block

That's all for now! 

Monday, March 03, 2014

March Meetup and Welcome!

Hello everyone!!

Just a quick reminder that our monthly Meetup for March is tomorrow at the Kingsdale Market District!   Come join us from 7-9 pm for food and fun conversation about our favorite Time Lord!

Also a special welcome for P.m. Michael Bradshaw-he is the 200th member of our Facebook Group!  Welcome, Michael!! :)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

January meetup

Happy New Year Everyone!

Don't forget our monthly meetup is tonight!  7-9 pm at the Kingsdale Market District. 
Come join us for food, and fun conversation about our favorite Time Lord.

Don't forget to dress warmly!