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THE NEXT ANGLICON!


Anglicon 2015: The Regeneration was successful enough that the 2016 edition has been announced! Reserve August 5-7, 2016 on your calendar. And this time, you can be involved! For more information, see the convention's website at anglicon.com, and the Facebook page.

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Current Events:

Meetings:

The next Androgum Meeting is: September 2-4.
Location: The Gjovaag's home in Sunnyside.
Theme: AndroCon VIII!
Menu for the meeting: To celebrate all of the important Doctor Who anniversaries celebrated in 2016, we'll watch all kinds of shows from 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, and 1996. Plus, we may have episodes of Class to show!
As always: Show up, have fun, bring food and sleeping bags. Of course, before that is Anglicon 2016, August 5-7, where several Androgums will take part.
To get on the Androgums mailing list for forthcoming announcements, click here and fill in the blanks, or e-mail the Head Chef.

The Emerald City Androgums are now on Facebook! Visit facebook.androgums.org for all of the latest information, or to post a comment or question.
Special deal! Androgums can now get an exclusive 25% discount off the new book Love and Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience, 1979 to the Present by Miles Booy. All you have to do is buy through the link, and enter the code XP704ED during checkout.

Doctor Who Television Schedule

KBTC:

Classic Doctor Who is on KBTC, the PBS station out of Tacoma. So, here is the KBTC Doctor Who schedule, featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor.

All showings start at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., rerun early the next morning at 4:00 and 4:30 a.m., unless otherwise indicated. For more information about KBTC, check out their website at kbtc.org, and their Doctor Who page at kbtc.org/page.php?id=769.

BBC America:

(All times listed are for BBC America's Pacific feed. If you get the Eastern feed, subtract three hours from these times.) For more on the show, keep an eye on the channel's Doctor Who page at www.bbcamerica.com/doctor-who.

BBC America is also the home of Torchwood reruns in the United States, which now includes the Miracle Day series. Here's the current schedule:

BBC America's Torchwood site is at www.bbcamerica.com/torchwood. BBC America will also be the home for Class when it debuts later this year. Details and schedule when they are available!

Retro TV:

Classic Doctor Who, featuring the first seven Doctors, is now playing on the Retro TV channel. The Seattle Retro TV channel is at 46.5 on over-the-air broadcasts. (Retro TV is also showing Mystery Science Theater 3000!) Check out their website at www.myretrotv.com, and the Doctor Who schedule at twidw.doctorwhonews.net.


Amazon Instant Video:

Both Classic and New Doctor Who stories, as well as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, are available through the Amazon Instant Video service. Amazon Prime members can see most episodes at no additional cost.

YouTube:

The BBC is now putting some classic Doctor Who stories up on YouTube. Take a look at their Doctor Who page at youtube.com/show/drwho to see which ones are currently available.

bbc.co.uk:

Information about the show, including web editions of some out-of-print Doctor Who novels and new made-for-the-Internet stories, can be found at the BBC's Doctor Who website at bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/.

Want to see some of the websites shown or mentioned in the show, or that are otherwise part of the show?

The BBC's website has some made-for-internet stories. A new pre-Ecclesston ninth Doctor, played by Richard E. Grant, appears in the fortieth anniversary story, "Scream of the Shalka" (www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shalka/). The sixth Doctor meets up with the Cybermen in "Real Time" (www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/realtime/). The made-for-Internet version of "Shada," featuring Paul McGann as the Doctor, Lalla Ward as Romana, and John Leeson as K-9, is back, and can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/webcasts/shada/.


News:

It's sci-fi award season!

David Tennant is now a doctor! The actor best known as the Tenth Doctor received an honorary doctorate in drama from his alma mater, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Steven Moffat also received an honorary doctorate, from the University of West Scotland.

Peter Capaldi made the finalists list for the TV Choice awards, in the category of Best Actor. Voting has now closed, and we will find out if he won on September 5.

After a slow start, the June Doctor Who pledge drive picked up steam at the end and easily surpassed the night's goal of $15,000. Needless to say, once again classic Doctor Who broadcasts on KBTC are safe for another six months.

Among those honored on the Queen's Birthday Honour's List for 2016 are Penelope Wilton (yes, we know she played Harriet Wilson, MP for Flydale North and Prime Minister), who became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE); and Brian Blessed (Yrcanos in "The Trial of a Time Lord" among his many, many other roles), now an Officer of the British Empire (OBE).

We have to wait until some time next year to formally meet her, but now we have our first look at the new companion: Pearl Mackie playing Bill.

The 2016 BAFTA television award nominees were recently announced, and among the nominees for Supporting Actress is Michelle Gomez as Missy/The Master. She ended losing out to Chanel Creswell in This is England '90. Winning Leading Actress, however, was Suranne Jones for Doctor Foster. Whovians may remember Jones as Idris in "The Doctor's Wife", and Mona Lisa in the Sarah Jane Adventures story "Mona Lisa's Revenge".

Peter Capaldi recently accepted the cerificate from the Guinness Book of World Records for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Doctor Who Characters. He was at La Mole Comic Con in Mexico City, where 492 fans of Doctor Misterioso dressed up. (Come on, British and American fans, you know we can do a lot better than that!)

The January 2016 Doctor Who pledge drive at KBTC was a spectacular success, breaking the goal at only the fifth break and going on to bring in more money than it has in years. Needless to say, the show is safe for another sixth months.

Big shake-up at the Doctor Who offices in Cardiff:

There is no word yet on whether or not the 2017 season will also be Peter Capaldi's last.

Doctor Who series 9 has won the Golden Tomato Award from Rotten Tomatoes for the Best Reviewed TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror show of 2015, beating out Game of Thrones. The complete list is at editorial.rottentomatoes.com/guide/best-tv-sci-fifantasyhorror-2015.

The latest addition to Big Finish's stable of stars: David Tennant and Katherine Tate as the tenth Doctor and Donna!

Although he's not saying he's cured, Sir John Hurt has released news that his cancer seems to have cleared up, and he is currently free of it.

The latest addition to Big Finish's stable of stars? Sir John Hurt, who will play the War Doctor in four box sets over the coming year. Paul McGann will also appear in a set entitled "The Eighth Doctor: The Time War". Also, Dan Satrkey's Strax will be joining Jago and Lightfoot (from "The Talons of Weng-Chiang") later this year for an adventure.

After being cancelled, the DVD of "The Underwater Menace" is now out in both the UK and North America. Episodes 1 and 4 are recreated with stills and the soundtrack (like episode 3 on "The Web of Fear"), and extras include a making of feature and commentary with cast, crew, and Patrick Troughton's son Michael.

"Listen" was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. It was up against the pilot episode of The Flash, "The Mountain and the Viper" from Game of Thrones, "Once We Were Gods" from Grimm, and "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried" from Orphan Black. The Doctor lost out, however, to Orphan Black at Sasquan, this year's WorldCon, in Spokane.

Terrence Dicks was honored at the San Diego Comic Con with the 2015 Faust Award, a lifetime achievement award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Considering how many Doctor Who stories he's novelized, it's a surprise he hadn't already recieved this ages ago!

Big announcement from Big Finish: Their rights and series to new series characters has expanded, and several familiar voices will soon be heard.

This is all on top of the previously announced new UNIT series starring Gemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart and Ingrid Oliver as Osgood.

Now available in Doctor Who merchandise:

Peter Capaldi provides the voice of the Doctor, Jenna Coleman is Clara, and Michelle Gomez is the voice of Missy.

In Big Finish news, Lisa Bowerman has made her first official live action appearance as Professor Bernice Summerfield in this little publcity film:

New Torchwood stories are coming — from Big Finish! Yes, Big Finish has gotten the rights to make new Torchwood audio plays, and John Barrowman has been signed to reprise his role as Capt. Jack Harkness. Details about the range, including pre-ordering CDs or downloads, are at www.bigfinish.com.

Too far north to see Doctor Who on KBTC? Maybe not any more! KBTC has announced that their signal now reaches Belligham, Vancouver, and Victoria. If you get over-the-air digital channels, retune your receiver to get channels 28.1 and 28.2, and you may be in for a very pleasant surprise every Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.

We have our own domain! So now androgums.org will be the place to come for all the latest on our little enclave of Seattle-area Doctor Who fandom. But the domain does cost us a little bit of money, so if you can help out with a donation, just click here:

Donate towards our web hosting bill!

The latest news about the new show can be found at Outpost Gallifrey's news page.


Who are The Emerald City Androgums?

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The Emerald City Androgums are a fan club devoted to Doctor Who, and to having as much fun as unhumanly possible at our meetings. We meet every other month for an Androgum potluck. Members are encouraged to eat, drink, and be merry, and we watch whatever shows tickle our fancy. We try to include at least one selection of the good Doctor himself.

In addition to semi-regular parties, we also had a newsletter that tried to keep the more isolated-from-fandom members up-to-date on the latest Who happenings and rumors. It also served as a creative forum for any Androgum who felt like writing a story or drawing a picture.

The newsletter is no more, however, and all newsletter activities will soon move on-line. So if you want to contribute something, here's the place to do it!

We can scan art, so if you'd like to help us create an on-line Androgum gallery, please feel free to send the art to us!

And coming soon: Club T-shirts and aprons!


Doctor Who Shopping

Looking for that perfect Doctor Who item? Want to relive some of the Doctor's greatest adventures or experience some of his new ones? Try these links for new Doctor Who books, videos and DVDs, audio stories, and other merchandise.



Send e-mail comments about the Androgum club via this e-mail link.