There’s a new episode of Verity up – not featuring me but still awesome & featuring a great deal of discussion about The Name of the Doctor. We’ve made it through our first season (well, half season) of weekly recording sessions and reviews! It will be quite odd to go back to the more measured pace we were managing before, and sometimes only speaking to the other Verities every month.
But the really super super exciting Doctor Who THING this week is that the next Splendid Chaps Live Show Podcast is now open for bookings. And I am in it!
If you haven’t been following them, Splendid Chaps is a mostly Melbourne-hosted phenomenon by John Richards, Ben McKenzie and Petra Elliott – every month they host a live show discussing one era of Doctor Who and a theme in front of a live audience, and then release a podcast of the show on the 23rd. The most recent episode, Five/Fear features my friend Narrelle Harris (who tells a Raeli anecdote, omg) and they have all been great listening.
So in a few weeks when I go to Melbourne for the Sisters in Crime dinner, I’ll also be appearing on Splendid Chaps: Six/Clothes, in which we talk about the marvels and challenges of the Colin Baker Years and issues to do with clothes, costume and fashion across the entire run of the show (I am assuming both on and off the screen).
So excited! They’re also requesting that audience members come along in cosplay or other Doctor Who clothing items (It’s not compulsory) so it should be a very fun event.
Hosts Ben McKenzie, John Richards and Petra Elliott are joined by writer and podcaster Tansy Rayner Roberts (Galactic Suburbia, Verity!), and another guest to be announced soon. We’ll also have a special musical performance, prizes, surprises – and a fashion show! Yes, we want to see your best cosplay and Doctor Who related sartorial creations – and there will be prizes on offer.
Space: Agent 284, 284 Smith Street, Collingwood
Time: Saturday, June 15; recording starts 4 PM
Accessibility: We regret that this venue is not wheelchair accessible.
Tickets: $15 (plus booking fee where applicable)
Bookings: via trybooking.com or at the door (subject to availability)
Podcast: not yet available; released 23rd of June, 2013.
The homework for this episode, should you choose to accept it, is:
Colin Baker era: Revelation of the Daleks, Vengeance on Varos, The Mysterious Planet
Clothes: The Chase, the Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Robots of Death, Black Orchid, Gridlock (I don’t get that last one either!)