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WHOTOPIA_pos_effectsIt’s that time again, when fanzine editors send out requests to all their contributors begging for material for their next issue. Yup, that’s right. It’s a new year and the time is once again upon us for another all new issue of Whotopia.

We’re sending out this call for submissions on or related to this issues theme – Reboots and Restarts: Change and Not a Moment Too Soon. With the recent announcement regarding Stephen Moffat’s departure, it got us to reflecting that Doctor Who has always been about new beginnings, change, and different approaches. The series has a resillient format and with every change of producer or new lead actor, the show finds itself in the position of change. And that’s what this issue will be about. How has the show changed and adapted as the years have gone by. How has the Moffat era of Who differed from all that has gone before it and more. How has a show about time travel embraced the theme of change.

We’re looking for the usual articles, reviews, opinion pieces and regular features.

Submissions for Issue 29 are due:   Saturday March 12 2016

We hope you’ll want to be a part of this upcoming issue and look forward to featuring your work.

And It’s Goodbye From Him

BREAKING NEWS!

The BBC has confirmed that Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat, is to leave the programme after Series 10.

The Corporation confirmed the news on the official Doctor Who Twitter feed, announcing that writer Chris Chibnall will take over in 2017.

Steven Moffat has been behind Doctor Who since 2010, casting both Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi in the role of the Doctor. Series Ten will be his sixth series in charge, and the 36th in the show’s long history. The 12 part swan song for the producer will be screened in the spring of 2017 meaning that only the 2016 Christmas special, and the new spin off series Class, will be screened this year.

BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore explained the reasons for moving the series back to the spring.  I have decided to schedule Steven’s big finale series in Spring 2017 to bring the nation together for what will be a huge event on the channel. 2016 is spoilt with national moments including the Euros and Olympics and I want to hold something big back for 2017 – I promise it will be worth the wait!

The new showrunner, taking over for Series 11, will be Chris Chibnall, best known for his work on Broadchurch. Chibnall has written six episodes of Doctor Who, as well as many episodes of Torchwood, where he was Co-Producer.

Contributors Wanted

We’re gearing up for the next issue Whotopia and the first one of the new year, and we’re putting out this call for submissions/contributors for the issue.

We’re looking for all sorts of articles, opinion pieces, analysis and more.

The submission deadline for Issue 29 is: March 12, 2016.

Submissions can be sent to our main email address.

ISSUE 28 OUT NOW!

28  - Dec 2015 - Rob Carpenter - Medium

After a two year break, Whotopia returns with a brand new issue for your enjoyment.

Issue 28 features…

THE KEYS OF MARINUS: AN APPRECIATION
David P. May returns to Whotopia with a fresh look at Terry Nation’s second Doctor Who script

HABITUAL VIEWING
Grant Bull confronts the ultimate viewing marathon

AUDIO ARCHIVES: PHANTASMAGORIA
Andrew Screen hosts this new column taking an in-depth review of this audio adventure

THE DOCTOR WHO SCHOLAR
J.E. Remy brings us an academic perspective on Doctor Who in this new column.

FICTION AND FACT: THE WANDERERS
Fan fiction returns to Whotopia with this offering from Temporal Logbook author Michael Baxter

MASTER OF DISASTER
David P. May critiques the seemingly ineffective Time Lord renegade

MASTER WHO
The first in a series of articles by Daniel Tessier examining each incarnation of the Master

TARGET TRAWL
Nick Mellish’s quest to read every Target novel continues

MEMORIES OF MATT
Nearly two years since the departure of the 11th Doctor, Jez Strickley wonders if absence makes the heart(s) grow fonder

CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS REVIEWED
Richard Farrell uncovers greater meaning in this much-loved Robert Holmes story

THE STORIES THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: THE DAVISON ERA
Bob Furnell continues his exploration into the scripts which never made it into production

THE CURATE’S EGG: RE-TRIAL OF A TIME LORD
Richard Michaels launches Whotopia’s tribute column in the memory of late contributor Gary Phillips

All this and more in the latest issue.

To download your copy of Issue 28, visit http://www.whotopia.ca

Whotopia: Issue 28 – Coming Soon

COMING SOON

WHOTOPIA ISSUE 28

28 - Final - Rob Carpenter

After almost a two year break, this popular fanzine returns with a brand new issue.

THE KEYS OF MARINUS: AN APPRECIATION
David P May takes a fresh look at Terry Nation’s second Doctor Who script

HABITUAL VIEWING
Grant Bull confronts the ultimate viewing marathon

AUDIO ARCHIVES
New columnist Andrew Screen gives an in-depth review of the Big Finish audio, Phantasmagoria

THE DOCTOR WHO SCHOLAR: FANDOM AND DR. PAUL BOOTH
J.E. Remy brings us an academic perspective on Doctor Who with this new column

MASTER OF DISASTER
David P May critiques the seemingly ineffective Time Lord renegade

MASTER WHO
Daniel Tessier begins the first in series of articles examining each incarnation of the Master

TARGET TRAWL
Nick Mellish’s on-going quest to read every Target novel published

REIMAGINING THE DOCTOR: A REVISED OPINION OF THE ELEVENTH DOCTOR
Nearly two years since the departure of the Eleventh Doctor, Whotopia Editor Jez Strickley wonders if absence makes the heart(s) grow fonder

REPLAY: CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS
Richard Farrell uncovers greater meaning in this much-loved Robert Holmes story

THE STORIES THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN: THE PETER DAVISON ERA
Bob Furnell continues exploring the scripts which never made it into production – this time looking at the era of the Fifth Doctor

THE CURATE’S EGG: RE-TRIAL OF A TIME LORD
Richard Michaels launches Whotopia’s tribute column to the late Gary Phillips

FICTION AND FACT: THE WANDERERS
Original fiction returns to Whotopia in this new story by Temporal Logbook author Michael Baxter

AND MUCH MORE

Cover designed by Rob Carpenter

COMING SOON

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