Doctor Who is 56 today, and Celestial Toyroom, the magazine of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society – and longest running Doctor Who magazine – has reached 500 issues.
I was delighted to be asked to “guest edit” this special issue, having previously been editor of another Doctor Who-themed journal. Thanks to everyone who contributed articles and art!
The magazine, featuring a Sixth Doctor cover by Alister Pearson, is previewed at www.dwasonline.co.uk/latest_issue. Along with articles by Colin Baker, President of the DWAS, Keith Barnfather, Jeremy Bentham, Ian Bresman, Daragh Carville, Stephen Hatcher, David Howe, Tony Jordan, Phil Newman, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Andrew Pixley, Tim Quinn, John Ridgway, Tim Robins, Liam Rudden, Paul Mark Tams and Ian Wheeler, this Special includes art by Martin Baines, Mike Collins, Carolyn Edwards, Colin Howard, Hal Laren, John Ridgway, Adrian Salmon, Smuzz, Lee Sullivan, Paul Mark Tams and Pete Wallbank.
Rik Moran assembled all the gathered articles and art into a whole and the Special was designed by Nicholas Hollands.
My thanks to everyone who contributed!
CT as it is affectionately known is the longest running Doctor Who fanzine in the world, the first edition having been published by the Society in 1976. Today it is the principal journal of the DWAS and is published twelve times a year (with the occasional double issue). DWAS welcome contributions from all members, whether it be fiction, articles, reviews or letters. They also elicit contributions from well-known writers in fandom to ensure a good balance of content and opinion.
• If you join DWAS before 2nd December 2019 then you will receive Issue 500 as part of your subscription. For UK addresses prices start at £13 – www.dwasonline.co.uk/membership