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Louis Trapani - Posted on 19 June 2012

This is what has become an annual posting here on the 18th of June each year… The Gallifreyan Embassy anniversary. Today marks 27 years since the organization was formed. What can I say that I haven't already said in my previous anniversary postings? Yeah, I can't believe so much time has passed… I believe I had said it before. Perhaps these photos that I took last week on the Long Island Raid Road say it all. We have come a long way since 1985. I never thought then that I would see train posters referencing Doctor Who in them as these do for BBC America.

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Also of note, I discovered while tweeting with Paul Scoones earlier today that not only is it his birthday as well (happy birthday, Paul), but Doctor Who fandom began in New Zealand on this day 25 years ago. Also of note is that his fanzine, Time Space Visualiser debuted mid June when he was 19, the same age I was when the Gallifreyan Embassy's printed newsletter, Ambassadors of Life debuted with the club. Here's a piece that Paul wrote about a Quarter Century of Doctor Who fandom in NZ. While fandom in NZ began on Paul's 19th birthday, the Gallifreyan Embassy start was just one day off from exactly six months past my 19th.

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