Daleks on parade at Capitol IV, led by actor Terry Molloy on the left. Photo: Ian Wheeler

In Review: Doctor Who Appreciation Society – Capitol IV

John Freeman provided us with his insights into attending the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s Capitol IV convention, as a guest, earlier in the week. I thought it would be a nice contrast to offer a few of my own observations, from the point of view of an attendee. (By way of a disclaimer, I wasContinue reading In Review: Doctor Who Appreciation Society – Capitol IV

A Dalek on patrol during Capitol IV

Two Days back with Doctor Who – A Guest’s Eye View of Capitol IV

Doctor Who may be a worldwide phenomenon unlike any other today, but back in the 1970s, its fandom was small, although growing, and one organisation, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, was at the forefront of celebrating the BBC’s best-known science fiction hero. it’s still going today and it was a delight to be a guestContinue reading Two Days back with Doctor Who – A Guest’s Eye View of Capitol IV

A New Doctor for “Doctor Who” – and a New Doctor Who Magazine editor

Panini UK have just announced longtime Doctor Who Magazine, editor Tom Spilsbury is stepping down from the role – but a name familiar to the title’s thousands of readers worldwide is stepping into his place. Doctor Who Magazine, first published in 1979, celebrated its 500th issue last year, and is recognised by Guinness as the world’sContinue reading A New Doctor for “Doctor Who” – and a New Doctor Who Magazine editor

Egmont's TOXIC magazine has fought off the Sales Gremlin once agains. Art from "Team Toxic" by Lew Stringer

British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (January – June 2016): TOXIC beats off sales woes

While humour and political comment magazine Private Eye is celebrating another modest increase to its circulation this week, some British comic publishers may be scratching their heads after a mixed bag of sales results were announced – but there’s still plenty of cheer, for some, in them too. The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) sales figures for titles registeredContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (January – June 2016): TOXIC beats off sales woes

Doctor Who Magazine editor Tom Spilsbury on BBC Breakfast in 2013

Facing the Panel to Panel Mind Probe: Doctor Who Magazine Editor Tom Spilsbury

There’s a new edition of Jeremy Bement’s podcast Doctor Who: Panel to Panel out now and the highlight of this episode if a chat with with Doctor Who Magazine‘s longest serving editor Tom Spilsbury! Tom talks about the magazine’s long-running comic strip (the part I always skip to when I get my copy), his careerContinue reading Facing the Panel to Panel Mind Probe: Doctor Who Magazine Editor Tom Spilsbury