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10 Reasons YOU Should be Going to Hurricane Who

We are now less than 2 months away from a brand new convention on the East Coast - Hurricane Who, in Orlando, Florida! It takes place at the Ramada Convention Center from Friday October 30th through Sunday November 1st, with a launch party on Thursday October 29th at the Cricketer’s Arms Pub. So why aren’t you going? Are you on the fence? If so, then this is the blog for you! Here are 10 reasons that you really should be heading to Florida for HURRICANE WHO!!!!!

 Hurricane Who

Number 1

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How Much ‘Doctor Who’ Is Too Much ‘Doctor Who’?

The snap answer to this question is, of course, “There’s no such thing as too much ‘Doctor Who’”. But is that really the case? Have we reached the point where keeping up with Doctor Who is such a full-time job, that we don’t have time for our real full-time jobs or any other aspect of life?

This Week In Doctor Who - August 22, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
August 22, 2009 - Vol 12, No 32
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott

Belgium - LeDeux has finally scheduled Series 4 of Doctor Who. Episodes premiere late Saturday afternoons around 4:55PM CET starting 29 August. Expect repeats during the week, but we don't have days and times yet.

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DWNY Presents Gary Russell with his own Mug

We had the privilege of sitting down with Gary Russell for an indepth interview before joining the DWNY Meet Up on Wednesday, the 19th of August 2009 at the Peculier Pub in Manhattan. It was there that Gary was finally presented with his own DWNY mug. Look forward to our interview with Gary Russell in future episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock. In the meantime, here is a video of Gary being presented with his own DWNY mug (dark grainy video shot in the pub using an iPhone 3GS).

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The Saga of Gary Russell and his DWNY Mug!

So on listening to Doctor Who: Podshock episode 159, the story was once again told of Gary Russell and his DWNY mug! Or rather the lack thereof! And I feel compelled to set the record straight! And where better than my blog on this very website!

I started running the Doctor Who New York (DWNY) group (on the web at last year, taking it over from a very dear friend who had built up the group since its inception in 2005, but for whom work was starting to take up too much time to keep it all going. Prior to this "regeneration", Gary had joined us at one of our meetups – the viewing of the 2007 Christmas Special Voyage of the Damned”. Before I took over, for those of you following along at home!

This Week In Doctor Who - August 8, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
August 8, 2009 - Vol 12, No 30
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott

Welcome, as This Week In Doctor Who gets closer and closer to being back on schedule. Once you get off schedule, it gets tricky to get back to schedule. Thanks to everyone for bearing with the recent publication problems and the ones that may occur one week this fall when I move.

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Dancing TARDIS, Par for the Course at Gallifrey

This video came my way courtesy of our own Tara Wheeler who is actually in this video. No, she is not the one dancing, nor is that her TARDIS which is dancing, but she and her TARDIS are there nonetheless. She quickly takes to safety in her TARDIS when the dancing one enters the room at Gallifrey 20 (February 2009). I know that is what I would had done as well.

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First Memories and a Reminder

While listening to TARDIS Tara’s semi-live Comic-Con reports Podshock Episode 157, and reading and hearing various other reports on the Doctor Who panel, one comment really stood out in my mind. That was Julie Gardner’s comment on what made her fall in love with Doctor Who. She reported that the first story that Russell showed her when they started work on the series was the Season 17 story “City of Death”, and from that moment she said she has been a confirmed fan.

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Who York Events

Thanks for the welcome to the blog so far! This installment is a little bit more newsy than opinion - but rest assured I have more opinions to come!


Listeners to Podshock episode 157 will hear Jarrod Cooper, the chairman of the Hurricane Who convention ( taking place in Orlando, Florida from Friday October 30 - Sunday November 1 2009, mention a new endeavour taking place in New York City associated with DWNY - Who York.

Plans are still being made and will be revealed here shortly, but our first event is expected to be in November, 2009. If you bookmark you will see that we are already putting some preparations in place.

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Part Two

After the Doctor Who panel ended, I hauled butt over to the Sails Pavillion, where my Darlng Husband had run through multiple lines to get me a ticket for the autograph session and saved me a place in line.

There were wild rumors that David Tennant would take part in this session and Murray Gold had hinted on Twitter that he might also take part in it.

But no.  Euros Lyn, Julie Gardner and Russell T. came in after about an hour's wait.

Thanks to the DH, I was right up in front of the line and had a moment or two to trade comments with RTD.

Of course, I have my own agenda, and asked him, as he'd just claimed that Four was *his* Doctor, why the BBC no longer distributes Doctor Who Scarf patterns.

He'd had no idea and offered to look into it.  I gave him my card.

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Beginnings and Endings

Please Note: There will be spoilers in this blog entry if you haven't seen the UK press in the last week, or the reports out of San Diego Comic-Con.


The last week has been a fantastic time to be a Doctor Who fan - and the proof of how great this show is, could be seen in the thousands of screaming fans in San Diego yesterday morning, as the celebrated the coming end of an era - And what a ride that ending looks like its going to be. Frights on Mars with water and who knows what else, and then "The End of Time" itself, with Wilf, Donna, the Master, Timothy Dalton and the last days of Planet Earth!!!! It all looks very dark indeed! Whatever happened to Russell's promise not to scare the kids on Christmas Day??!!!!

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Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Part One

I'm so sorry I didn't post this earlier.

I was sooo exhausted and I'm still knackered today.

Sunday was amazing.

I had trouble sleeping and got up at 4:30.  I was down at the Convention Center by 5AM.

Out in front of the Con was the 'God Line'; everyone with a pass that wanted in, needed to be in this line.

When I got there, there were about five hundred people in line in front of me.  Some were there to get onto the Expo floor, some were there for gaming, some were there for the Supernatural panel, some for other panels and then there were all of us in line for the Doctor Who panel.

When my Husband had come in at midnight, he had gone by to see if a line had started.  He saw about seventeen people in line.  I spoke to one of these people hours later and she said there had been about five people who started the line at 8PM.  So, some people had been in line over 24 hours to see the Doctor Who panel

This Week In Doctor Who - July 25/August 1, 2009

This Week In Doctor Who
July 25/August 1, 2009 - Vol 12, No 29
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott

Due to extraordinary circumstances, the TWIDW columns could not publish last weekend. This edition covers July 25 through August 7. We hope to return to a regular schedule on Saturday August 8.

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