Join Us in Celebrating 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock Wherever You Are!

Administrator - Posted on 26 July 2010

It's summer for those in the northern hemisphere, and for many of us, it has been a hot and sticky one. Now is your chance to turn up the AC (or turn it down really) and join Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, friends, and listeners in celebrating 5 years of the show without even leaving the comfort of your home!

There are no secret locations or handshakes needed. No long car or train rides. No worrying about parking or finding a seat. No worrying about what to wear (at least not in the physical sense). No worrying about travel fares, dinner checks, tips, or who paid for the last round. Just kick back in front of your computer with your favourite beverage and/or snack and join other Doctor Who, Torchwood, and alike fans coming together on Second Life. All at no extra cost to you.

Second Life Meet Up August 2010

It's our summer Second Life meet up taking place on Saturday, 21 August 2010 and what better way to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Doctor Who: Podshock and the  25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy. Come together with other Doctor Who and Torchwood fans no matter where you are geographically located, all you need is broadband internet and a computer capable of running the free Second Life software.

Our seasonal meet ups are a fun and fantastic way to connect with other fans without even leaving the comfort of your own home. Each meet up has been grown larger and larger.

Join us on Saturday, 21st of August when we all come together once again for a Gallifreyan Embassy / Doctor Who: Podshock virtual meet up!

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock: Eric and Louis Discuss the SL Meet Up for August 2009Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock: Eric and Louis Discuss the SL Meet Up for August 2009

It doesn't matter where you live, there are no flights to book, no train tickets to buy, no long car trips to endure… but there are TARDIS' to ride in Second Life! All you need is a broadband internet connection and reasonably current computer (Mac or Windows) to join us. The Second Life software is free to download and use.

Come and meet other fans like yourself on 21 August 2010. Stop by any time you like that day, though you will not want to miss the special events taking place that day starting at 1pm SLT (Second Life Time = Pacific time in the US) when Victor1st will be giving demonstrations of the TARDIS console. There are various Doctor Who and Torchwood simulations which many had not seen last time because they did not want to leave the party. So before the DJ (once again the fantastic music will be provided by the talented Edward Pearse from 3-6pm SLT) and party begins, you now will have a chance to check out the various incarnations of the TARDIS console room, peruse the virtual Doctor Who museum, and more. Perhaps even visit the Torchwood Hub. 

Then at 3pm to 6pm SLT the DJ and dancing begins. Join the fun.. it doesn't matter if you can dance in your first life or not, you will be able to do so in Second Life. Don't be shy, meet up with other Doctor Who: Podshock listeners, hosts, correspondents, regular contributors, Gallifreyan Embassy members, and Doctor Who and Torchwood fans.

It takes place in Katrina (Cardiff and the Doctor Who Experience) on Second Life like last time (clicking on the linked Katrina name will bring you to the location in Second Life). See the video below of Victor1st giving an introduction to Second Life and the land of Katrina.

(You will need to use the Second Life client software available free for Mac or Windows. Although not required, a microphone and headphones helps as you can speak and interact with others without having to type things out).

Once again we thank Terry Lightfoot and Nik Hewitt along with Victor1st and HBK, for their continuing collective help and efforts putting together these amazing events for us on Second Life.

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Older introduction videos for our meet up:

Victor's previous video introduction (dating back to our August 2009 meet up):

Please note that the above videos above was prepared for our previous meet ups. There are always improvements and changes taking place in Katrina where we hold our meet ups.

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Depending on how the tech and internet gods treat us at this meet up, we may record live at the event for an upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock. Again, no promises at this point, but it is a good possibility.

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If you are on Facebook and a member of the DWPA I've started a new Photo Album for people to post their Second Life Avatar and name to help out with these ongoing meetups.

PS Louis is there a Podshock gallery here just for Second Life pictures?

Cheers, daveac

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Not specifically for Second Life, but we can easily add one. There's already a handful images from our meet ups in our galleries.

See you later at our meet up.


Ian and Dave Pose with Face of Boe: Doctor Who: Podshock Correspondents Ian and Dave pose with the Face of Boe at Doctor Who museum during our August 2010 meet up on Second Life.Ian and Dave Pose with Face of Boe: Doctor Who: Podshock Correspondents Ian and Dave pose with the Face of Boe at Doctor Who museum during our August 2010 meet up on Second Life.The new Gallery for Second Life snapshots has now been created and the existing shots already in our various galleries have been moved to the new gallery. 

See the gallery here: Second Life Meet Ups




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