Final Party Update?

Party tomorrow, noon to midnight! Check our website http://www.guardiansofgallifrey.com/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GuardiansOfGallifrey for details.

We will have our usual crafts and puzzles available, plus the massive word search and crossword puzzle created by Editor Bob for the April issue of the Gallifrey Guardian.

Finally, a blast from the past, a photo of the party venue circa 2005. Taken from the 9th Doctor’s statement “It’s Volcano Day,” the theme was Dancing at Krakatoa.

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Party Prep and Puzzles

Spent a chunk of the morning dusting the TARDIS console (wouldn’t the First Doctor be happy?) and the Daleks (which probably wouldn’t make him happy). It’s amazing how much dust can gather in  6 months–or is it 600 years? Anyway, the TARDIS Console Room is party prepped, with the Daleks, the Delegate from Alpha Centauri, a young Yeti, K-9, and accessories from the Doctor’s closet.

The party photo for today’s post features some of the games that will be at the party: Pictionary, Cyberdarts, Pin the Tail on K-9, Doctor Who Dominoes, and TARDIS Console Beanbag Toss. Our Bowling for Daleks game will be re-configured as the old carny game of knocking over milk bottles.

While not pictured here, we will also have the commercially available Doctor Who version of Yahtzee. If you have a favorite Doctor Who game, bring it along!

Still More Party Details

As you can see from the previous post, numerous photo ops will be available at the party. For a selfie in front of the exterior of the TARDIS, stop by ACME Comics and Collectibles (just 10 minutes away) before joining us. The Guardians’ TARDIS, built by John Reid Adams of Survivor’s Triangle fame, resides in the Danger Room at ACME.

You could even enhance your selfie with the addition of an appropriate costume or prop.

So drop by and satisfy your inner cosplay fashionista!

More Party Details

Here are some of the photo ops available at the party.

You can pose in the TARDIS with Daleks and the Delegate from Alpha Centauri,

or in front of the Exploding TARDIS,

or with the Clara Memorial TARDIS.

Anniversary Party Saturday!

Wow, really late this year posting about the party. I’ll make up for it in the next few days, starting with this post to get your taste buds tingling. Besides viewing, trivia, games, chat, show-n-tell, crafts, puzzles, costumes, and photo ops, our parties feature a wide selection of FOOD! Here are some photos of selections from previous parties:

        

A meal composed of all the foods tried (and mostly rejected) by the Eleventh Doctor in his first episode, and an eleven-layer dessert, at our “11 Doctors, 11 Hours” party.

A Dominoes cake, for the unveiling of our “Doctor Who Dominoes” trivia game.

  

The Olympic symbol and torch for our “Doctor Who Olympics”-themed party.

        

A Giant Spiderweb cookie and Krynoid cupcakes (guess which classic episodes they were made for).

 

And an oldie but goodie, the classic Doctor Who logo (for an anniversary pre-dating the 2005 release of the new series).

Is it still a Spoiler if it comes from the BBC?

Regarding the episode filmed at the end of May, Chris Chibnall said: No! Sho! Blo! The Judoon are storming back into Doctor Who in full force, and the streets of Gloucester aren’t safe. If anyone has anything to hide, confess now. The Judoon are taking no prisoners, and will stop at nothing to fulfil their mission! The whole team on Doctor Who are delighted and scared in equal measure to welcome them back: one of many treats we’ve got in store for viewers next series. And we’re over the moon (with Judoon), to be welcoming the wondrous Neil Stuke as guest star. We can’t wait to show you what happens when his path crosses with the Thirteenth Doctor.

Judoon Captain, The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) – (C) BBC / BBC Studios – Photographer: James Pardon

More Spoilers (don’t say we didn’t warn you)

Here is information about current Doctor Who filming (besides what appeared in the Gallifrey Guardian), and links to LOTS of photos!

Bradley Walsh posed with fans as he took an ice cream break while filming Doctor Who on Barry Island on April 11. There was a casting call for a double for Bradley Walsh for that day, but no word on why a double would be needed for him. Walsh was wearing the same costume as on March 26 and April 5, which makes it likely the crew were still filming Block 3, said to consist of Episodes 3 and 4.

After taking a one-week break from filming, a Doctor Who crew filmed in the New Parlour, Side Hall, and Morning Room of Tredegar House April 29 through May 2. A local spotted the TARDIS prop being brought into Tredegar House for filming on April 29. The next day Jodie Whittaker was seen on the grounds in what was described as “full tuxedo”, although one fan theorized she was dressed as a Victorian doctor. Another fan spotted Jodie and an unknown actress in a blue Victorian dress. There were more sightings of the filming at Tredegar House on April 30. A Victorian fire extinguisher was rented as a prop for this time period. On May 1, Bradley Walsh’s driver, Joey, posted on Instagram from Tredegar House.

Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole where spotted filming Doctor Who at The Little Man Coffee Company on Bridge Street in Cardiff on May 29. Several fans were able to meet the cast. After the main cast left, an actress playing a barista remained and some creature actors playing Judoon appeared on the scene for more filming. The Judoon were seen confronting the barista of the small coffee shop. Though the scene was filmed in Cardiff, it is believed to take place in Gloucester.

PHOTOS AND VIDEO ON THIS PAGE:  http://cultbox.co.uk/general/doctor-who-series-12-judoon-at-gloucester-cathedral-filming    Click the arrow to advance on the photo from glostographer to see a Judoon in front of a baby carriage!

FAN PHOTO HERE:  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx0BzV7gt8R/
AND HERE:  https://www.instagram.com/p/ByLk_7UADBy/

Great close-up of a Judoon here:  https://www.instagram.com/p/ByDTPQNg_bp/?utm_source=ig_embed

MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEO HERE:  http://cultbox.co.uk/news/doctor-who-series-12-jodie-whittaker-confronts-the-judoon-in-cardiff      Click on RMS to go to Twitter for several more photos of the Judoon scene on the bridge.

Professional photographer Gareth Everett’s photos here: https://wrp.huwevansimages.co.uk/events/12197?page=1

Many thanks to cultbox.co.uk!

More Doctor Who trivia — with prizes!

As our May meeting fell on Memorial Day weekend, we watched Doctor Who stories which featured soldiers. Instead of having a trivia contest, we chose to create one (below), inspired by our viewing theme.  Test your knowledge of Doctor Who, then email your answers to drwhoville2001@yahoo.com. Six or more correct answers will win you a free emailed issue of our club newsletter, The Gallifrey Guardian. Winners can also pick an item from our trivia prize selection if they come to the June Anniversary Party (details on our website and Facebook page). Here’s a sampling of a few of our prize offerings, all genre, but not necessarily Doctor Who:

We also have six different character posters from The Crimes of Grindelwald (thanks to Bamf! Comics on Free Comic Book Day). Answers will be posted on the Answer Page of this blog in three weeks; be sure to submit your response before June 19 to be eligible for the newsletter and a prize.

May 2019 Trivia Contest

1. Thirteen zones are shown on the map in The War Games. Name two of them.
2. In Day of the Daleks, what term did The Doctor use to describe The Controller?
3. In Paradise Towers, why was the building mostly abandoned?
4. Name the episode in which a villain postpones their planned attack due to the discovery of a war memorial.
5. Name the villain referred to in Question #4, and the Earthling who took part in the ceremony.
6. In World War III, what was the password Mickey used to get into the UNIT website?
7. In The Doctor’s Daughter, why does Jenny say (over his objections) that her Dad is “such a soldier”?
8. In what episode did Danny Pink and The Doctor accuse each other of being, respectively, a mindless soldier and a heartless general?
9. Name at least one episode in which The Doctor is on a UNIT plane just before it crashes.
10. Name the episode in which The Doctor attempted to call UNIT, but they were ‘unavailable.’

Bonus question:
What is the name of the ‘episode’ in which The Doctor chose to regenerate as a warrior?

More on the 2019 Free Comic Book Day Road Trip

Briefly:

ACME – artists’ signings, our TARDIS in the Danger room, 25%-off sales throughout the store, and up to 13 free comics per person
Bamf! – artists, face-painting, cosplayers, comfy chairs for TV viewing, SW stuff at 50% off, and 10 comics per person plus posters


A Comic Shop – Raffle, buy 2 get 1 free sales, Funko Pops as low as $10.00, ‘flea market’ next door, 5 free comics per person


Sci-Fi City – Funko Pops 20% off, sales throughout the store, gamers, 25-cent back issues (snatched up by Patrick), 8 comics per person


Coliseum of Comics – Artists, cosplayers, vendors, and…free comics


West Orange Comics & Video Games – located beside a movie theater (how convenient), artists, 3 free comics per person
Krum’s World Comics – slot car racetrack with models of iconic TV/movie locations, TARDIS back door, 10%-off, artist, Doctor Who necklaces, 3 comics per person


Windu’s Comics & Collectibles – 30% Star Wars and Star Trek, 20% off comics, Funko Pops (LOTS of Pops!) buy 3 get 1 free, TARDIS backpack, and…free comics

                 
Gods & Monsters – vendors outside, Vault 5421 (bar), LOTS of Doctor Who stuff, 15% off most of the store, 3 free comics per person plus “Finding Your Voice.”

If you missed it, check out the previous blog post for more photos.  The best of the lot can be found in the May issue of The Gallifrey Guardian, our Club newsletter. Not a member? Join at our website: http://www.GuardiansOfGallifrey.com .