A heads up for those may not have caught the tweets from myself as well as @GEmbassy and @Podshock that there's another article in the Mineola Patch about our most recent 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy which was held last Tuesday at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY.
"'What started in 1985 with newsletters and meetings, in 2010 is now an online presence like the website or podcasts and things,' Louis Trapani told fellow fans of the 40-plus year British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' gathered at Eleanor Rigby's Tuesday night. 'But there's still nothing better than good old-fashioned people getting together and having a good time and we have a great community of Doctor Who fans on Long Island.'
Along with fellow fan Ken Deep, Trapani is head of the 'Gallifreyan Embassy,' billed as the largest 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island, and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Deep said that it was 'fitting' that the group was in Mineola because club member Beth Trekman had been working at the Mineola post office where the original club newsletters were mailed. 'You used to see Mineola as our paid postage meter-thingy from the post office,' Deep said. 'Mineola has a special place in our hearts.'
Trapani said he decided to start a 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island in 1985 'since there was nothing there at that time, (and) since there was nothing there I said 'hey, I'll start it' and little did I know 25 years later they're still talking about it.'"
(Via mineola.patch.com - read the rest here)
"What can't be cured must be endured."
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 166
Running Time: 1:27:43
Flashback: Sarah Sutton, Dragon*Con Report with Billy Davis and Tara Wheeler, News with Eric Escamilla, Germany Report with Graeme Sheridan, Feedback, and more.
Hosted by Louis Trapani.
The White Robot (Billy Davis) with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace in the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie) at Gallifrey 20 (February 2009).
Billy Davis, Special Correspondent
Billy Davis is the newest addition to the Doctor Who: Podshock support team joining in 2008. His title: Special Correspondant. He can be heard occasionally on the podcast reporting from the various Doctor Who conventions and events he attends around the US. Billy is a native New Yorker and a long time science fiction fan who become a Doctor Who fan in 2005 with the new series.