The Idiot's Lantern

The Idiot's Lantern

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.