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June 29th, 2013 16 comments

The Doctor & I – A Celebration of a Fandom

The Doctor & I – a celebration of a fandom 50 years in the making

We’ve all got a “The Doctor & I” story. It’s time to tell yours.

23rd November 2013 will mark 50 years of Doctor Who as well as 50 years of its accompanying fandom, known affectionately as the “Whovians”, that continues to be a big part of all of our lives.

Although all of our journeys with the Doctor start at different times, his ongoing adventures continue to bring millions of fans around the world together as we discuss, debate and share in his epic voyage through through time and space.

As part of WhovianNet’s 50th anniversary celebrations, we want to how and when your story began.

We’re inviting you to submit your own essays (but they’re not really essays – essays are NOT cool!) which detail your personal introduction to the Doctor Who fandom. How did it all begin for you? What initially got you so hooked? How has your life been affected since? We are particularly looking for stories that are special, moving and, most importantly, unique to you.

In a nutshell, we want to know what being a Whovian means to YOU – whether you’ve been following the Doctor since Day 1 or accidentally stumbled upon his recent adventures at 4 in the morning on Netflix, we want to hear from you, in essay/report/diary/story style.

And here comes the really cool bit – the Whovian stories will be collated into a special commemorative book which will go on sale later this year (price TBC). The book will serve as a celebration of the fandom that’s been 50 years in the making with – we hope – stories from fans worldwide young and old, as we come together to mark the Doctor’s 50th birthday. We also hope to include contributions from those who have worked on the series who will reflect on their own experiences with the Doctor, both on and off screen.

Full details about the project can be found at is a popular Doctor Who fansite which has been online since 2007

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  • mrewanwatson

    June 30th, 2013 - 7:38pm

    i watched it when it was first on (again) in 2005! i was only 3!!!

    • Anonymous

      July 2nd, 2013 - 10:05am


  • Cybermen

    June 29th, 2013 - 3:54pm

    I started watching doctor who in 2005 and in 2006-7 my dad showed me Tom Baker, Peter Davidson and Jon pertwee since then I have seen all doctors and have a massive doctor who collection including my TARDIS bedroom door, sonic screwdriver universal remote, figures, posters and magazines! 😆

    • Anonymous

      June 30th, 2013 - 9:09am

      i have series 1-7part 2

  • Love DoctorWho

    June 29th, 2013 - 3:34pm

    I had been watching it on and off since Rose, with DVDs and stuff and figures, but I was quite young then. So ever since the Shakespeare code I can’t miss it, and I was a whovian by midway through series 4.

    • Love DoctorWho

      June 30th, 2013 - 8:25am

      P.s – My grandad made me a life size tardis

  • josh smith

    June 29th, 2013 - 3:08pm

    i like writing essays essays are cool

  • handbot10

    June 29th, 2013 - 1:20pm

    I remember how I found out bout doctor who. It all started with ‘the dalek invasion of earth’ mug. going to try and enter.

  • Da Big Friendly Button

    June 29th, 2013 - 11:54am

    I remember how I was introduced to doctor who, it was an episode called Rose back in the first episode of the new series.

  • TheWhomobile

    June 29th, 2013 - 11:51am

    I really ought to have a go at this but knowing me I’ll never get round to it

  • Scott the Raptor

    June 29th, 2013 - 11:14am

    I’ve just submitted my ‘essay’!

    • The Supreme Dalek

      June 29th, 2013 - 11:20am

      Really, already? That was quick! 🙂

  • The Supreme Dalek

    June 29th, 2013 - 10:43am

    I’m considering to send one in, it sounds fantastic!

  • Sonic screwdriver

    June 29th, 2013 - 10:10am

    looks like it will interesting to read

  • Colin the 3rd

    June 29th, 2013 - 10:09am

    I will have a go at this

    • DoctorWhoFan101

      June 29th, 2013 - 11:45am

      I will as well, but do you know how many people will enter? Not exact but close enough?

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