The people at my public library are huge whovians and they have a lot of events for teens. One of the events is going to be a huge party after the library closes for the 50th anniversary. So that’s what I’ll be doing aside from watching it
My husband and I will be driving four hours round trip to see Day of the Doctor in simulcast 3D. On our eight year wedding anniversary. Double celebration?!
and I won’t be wearing any makeup. And I’ll bring enough tissue to share with some of my fellow whovians. Because for the first time ever, I won’t be the only one sobbing in the room. I’m excited and terrified all at the same time.
I’m going to the outdoor mall with my dad’s British coworkers and seeing the 50th Anniversary in 3D! I’ll be sure to wear my Doctor Who t-shirt and suspenders, and when I get home I’ll make some jammy dodgers and other British food to get in the full swing of celebrating the big event. I can’t wait!
I will also be a lonely Whovian on this glorious day. I will be celebrating from the couch cuddled in my exploding TARDIS blanket with a box of kleenex because I will be re-watching my favorite episodes all day that give me feels, because I love the pain! So here are some of my provisions for The Day of the Doctor. Also hoping my Jammie Dodgers arrive because I live in the middle of nowhere USA and had to order them online, this is the same reason why I don’t get to see the 50th in the Cinema(closest one is over 3 hours away).
Edit: yay I got my brother and his gf and my bestie and her bf maybe coming to watch it late that night! So I’ll definitely be watching it twice that day!
I’m having my friends round to watch the Day of the Doctor and I’m gonna wear all my Doctor Who gear and leave all my DW books out around the house. x
It’s gonna be my birthday party and not all of my friends watch DW religiously so I’m also gonna treat it as a conversion day for them, and with my DW-obsessed whovian friends we’re going to sit together and fangirl all the way through and speak in quotes! We’re going to get Doctor Who place settings and everything and I can’t wait!!!! x
The day will start with going to work sadly :( But I will do it in a bowtie! Then when I get back home I will watch my favourite Doctor Who episodes to get in the mood. Pakc out all the snacks for the evening, make my fiancee and my cats wear bowties. Phone in one hand, popcorn in the other and Doctor Who can come!!
My exams finish on the 21st so I get to dedicate the whole day! Yay!
1) Watch it at minus-a-million-o-clock in the morning (simulcast). Try not to wake up the whole street.
2) Attend 1pm movie session with friends, in Victorian-style Clara-inspired dress I made.
3) Host TV viewing party (serving bananas and jelly babies amongst other things. I’m even going to hunt for Jammie Dodgers though I haven’t seen any in Aus) for those who couldn’t make it to the cinema.
4) See how many times I can watch the episode before I stop crying of various feels.
I managed to get tickets online for a theater showing of the simulcast, so on the 23rd my brother and I will be going to see the showing in Woodridge, IL ! (I should also be dressed as Ten…it’s going to be fantastic!)
This Saturday 23rd of November we’re having a big 50th birthday party for Doctor Who series at my house in Helsinki.
We’re having about twenty people from different parts of Finland come over dressed as different characters in evening dresses or otherwise fancy costumes: for example I am going to be Wedding!Amy, my friend is the Wedding!Doctor and my sister is the Unquiet dead!Rose Tyler.
We also have the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors attending the party at the moment, couldn’t find every Doctor which is unfortunate. Other characters include victorian!Clara, River Song and her red heels, Saxon!Master, Susan, the Fires of Pompeii!Donna, Jack Harkness, a (girl in a) Tardis(dress), and Romana I. Even our kitten is going to be wearing a bowtie!
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of such amazing Doctor Who cosplays in one place that isn’t a convention :P
We’ll be watching the 50th anniversary movie from tv (they show it in Finland, hooray!) and other various episodes and other stuff from different eras, including the alternative ones… Everyone is bringing their respectable Who-collections including everything from plushie Daleks to the radio plays. Afterwards half of the guests are staying the night because they’ve come from so far away and we’ll have a Who-slumber party and propably some Who-themed quizzes and games.
All the food will of course be appropriately themed including bananas, satsumas, jellybabies (actually ordered from Britain for the occasion, so no one can say we’re not dedicated *cough*happily out of our minds*cough*), jammy dodgers, and different kinds of cakes and cupcakes and fezzes (not for eating) and stuff.
And fishfingers and custard. Duhh!
I’m glad I have enough ambitious cosplayers among my friends to pull this off :D And that we’re all such huge Doctor Who fans (*cough*or geeks*cough*) to do so. It’ll be awesome! So expect mad picture spams from our party and of our costumes :P
after watching the fiftieth in theaters this evening I was standing with a friend in the lobby waiting for another friend. I was pretty much sobbing my face off with happiness, and then I see these two people, an older man dressed as Tom Baker and this young boy with him, dressed as one of the gas mask children and it was fantastic.
and I just started laughing through my tears, and the boy came up to me and said “muuummy?” and did the voice perfectly. I wanted to say something more but I was just laughing and crying out of happiness and through my tears I told them that they were great. I realized that the three of us, this young little boy, the older fan, and I (teenage girl) were all fans that spanned different times and we all saw it differently but we were all brought together by a common love. Doctor Who is for everyone, we were all sharing something so amazing. I love Doctor Who.
As an aside, it is absolutely adorable to see, out of the corner of your eye, your 6'8", thirtysomething husband sit up straight in his theatre chair like a dog that’s heard its master’s car pull up out front when he hears a certain voice.
Sit up straight, hug his impossibly-long stripey ‘I’ve wanted this since I was six!’ scarf with one hand, and stare at the screen in wide-eyed, childlike joy because oh my GOD that’s HIS DOCTOR? Yes. That’s exactly what he did.
And honestly, for all the nitpicking of plot that could be done, and I’m sure people are ripping it to bits and disliking it intensely even as we speak, there is nothing that can match that for me. There is nothing that can match catching that sudden, brief, unguarded moment when my husband was six years old again, just for a few seconds, waiting to see the face that went with that voice. Waiting to see His Doctor again.
I will be celebrating my 21st birthday (party - my actual bday is today!) long into the night and then probably not going to sleep because at 6.20am a whole lot of my friends and I will be making tea and sitting down to watch the 50th!
And then going to see it at 3pm in cinemas in 3D, and then again in the evening on the tv!
Not going to the IMAX because tickets sold out! Instead, I’ll be throwing a party in my basement with my Whovian friends. We will watch the 50th on my flatscreen and I want to try to do Doctor Who themed food. I will be dressed as Oswin, one of my friends will be Rose, and another will be Nine.
I’m also going to make a banner that says “Ain’t no party like a Timelord, cause a Timelord party isn’t bound by typical temporal parameters and thus doesn’t stop!”
yelling at my parents because they just don’t understand that a marathon of doctor who is very important and no I’m not lazy i"m aN ADULT I CAN SIT IN MY ROOM ALL DAY AND WATCH A STUPID TV SHOW IF I WANT TO
liveblogging the 50th and freaking out with all of my followers and fellow whovians
I’m torn about how I’m going to celebrate the DW 50th, because I want to see it as soon as possible, but I also want to run around the theater, dressed as River Song, snatching the fezzes off of unsuspecting Eleventh Doctors.
It’s times like these that I need a time vortex manipulator.
so I’m actually going to see catching fire tonight because a bunch of my friends passed their quals this week and are celebrating but it’s at the exact same theater where I’m going for the Day of the Doctor screening on Monday and it’s going to take all my willpower not to be like “BUT DOCTOR WHO THO”
In the end, it was more complex than that, but the fact was the BBC was cutting loose the TARDIS.
And then, a remarkable thing happened. The audience said no. Just no. A nice, polite, terribly British, utterly final no. And the Doctor just kept going.
Steven Moffat, Radio Times, 50th anniversary special.
I live away from all my IRL friends at the moment, so I can’t watch the Day of the Doctor with them. But that won’t stop me, I’ve decided to be the odd person who goes to the cinema by themselves to watch it, and to be honest being in a room full of whovians I won’t be lonely at all :)
So instead of curling up by myself and watching the 50th special, I’ve gathered my Whovian companions (my roomie from college who can thank me for her Doctor Who love and a friend from said college) and we’re throwing a mini party in my living room.
I’m dressing up as 11, my roomie’s brother is coming as 10, my roomie will be Rose, and my other friend is being Martha.
“Ain’t no party like a Time Lord Party cuz a Time Lord Party don’t stop!”
For over a year now, a couple friends of mine have come over to my place two or three evenings a week to watch Doctor Who. All of it. We started with “An Unearthly Child” and have since watched the all the show that has survived and is available to us, mostly in order, (a couple of times we went back to add in a newly-released DVD). Since I don’t have cable, I get my Who fix on Amazon Instant Video, which will have it available by the 24th, so we’ll be watching the 50th Anniversary special then.
However, we’re still getting together on the 23rd to celebrate the anniversary on the actual date with a nice Cassandra Lasagna and reasonably simple TARDIS cake - just a rectangular affair in a 9 x 13 pan, frosted and decorated. Because I’m pretty handy with cakes, I bought a box of Duff Goldman’s Blue Suede mix today, along with a small handful of cake decorating items I didn’t already have on hand, and I managed to find some silver dragees (edible ball bearings) online to use as highlights.
We haven’t got all the details hammered out just yet, but since we’re all of legal age, we’ve discussed such drinks as Sonic Screwdrivers and Banana Daiquiris. Though, I suppose a little Xocolatl might not be a bad thing, either. And, I think some celery as well, so there’s an actual vegetable somewhere in the mix.
Hey there, I am starting up a 50th anniversary documentary project and I was wondering if you could check it out and maybe share it with everyone, its at the top of my page or alternatively in the link bar. The more people I can get involved, the better the outcome it shall have, there is more information on the post but thanks anyway :)
Whovians pay heed! This awesome person is doing an awesome project! Check out her page for more details!
So I’m trying to solidify plans for November 23rd. But all my Whovians friends are not in NY so I guess I’m watching the simulcast alone.
That’s okay though!
My brother was epic enough to get me Eleven’s Sonic and a TARDIS mug for my birthday this year. But I’m also going to buy some DW shirts and wear them on that day. And I’m definitely going to have to get some snacks - anyone knows where I can get Jammy Dodgers in the US?
Then I am locking myself in my room with snacks and hot chocolate and tumblr and pretty much going MIA while I watch my favorite episodes and maybe even some classic Who cause I haven’t really done that! It’s gonna be awesome :-)
At risk of getting my Whovian badge revoked, I shall have to spend the global celebrations taking my exams.
Nonetheless I’m planning to walk into the exam hall in suspenders and a bow tie. If anything it’ll make me look (and hopefully feel) smart. On the other hand, I have to remember the Doctor failed his TARDIS test.
Well since the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary is two days after my birthday I’m going to hopefully have a friend over or go to a friends house. I’m definitely going to make some jammy dodgers and buy a ton of Doctor Who related food and I’ll be decked out in all my Doctor Who clothes. And then on Monday night I’m going to see it in 3D in theaters!
My friends and I have booked an apartment to watch it online on a big screen. We all live away from each other and don’t have anywhere to meet so it was the best idea. We’re cooking TARDIS-blue brownies, “fish fingers” and custard, preparing sonic screwdrivers, have bought Jammie Dodgers and fezzes and a bowtie to wear along with our Doctor Who themed t-shirts.
And because FINALLY The World’s End is gonna be in cinemas over here by the end of the month we’re gonna end the day watching Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.