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 www.whoviannet.co.uk
WhovianNet.co.uk is a popular Doctor Who fansite which has been online since 2007