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It Was 25 Years Ago Today, The Gallifreyan Embassy Began…

It was a quarter of century ago today, as hard as it is for me believe, is when the Gallifreyan Embassy began. Unbeknownst at the time, it was the day after the Discovery Channel was launched. It was also the day after the launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-51-G) which marked the first Arab and Muslim in space (payload specialist Sultan bin Salman bin Adulaziz Al Saud). Yes, it was 1985. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, Commodore launches the Amiga personal computer while NeXT is founded by Steve Jobs after leaving Apple Computer.

Just two weeks before we went Back to the Future in the theaters, the Gallifreyan Embassy of Long Island officially began.

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DWNY Presents Gary Russell with his own Mug

We had the privilege of sitting down with Gary Russell for an indepth interview before joining the DWNY Meet Up on Wednesday, the 19th of August 2009 at the Peculier Pub in Manhattan. It was there that Gary was finally presented with his own DWNY mug. Look forward to our interview with Gary Russell in future episodes of Doctor Who: Podshock. In the meantime, here is a video of Gary being presented with his own DWNY mug (dark grainy video shot in the pub using an iPhone 3GS).

Happy Anniversary to Us! 24 Years of Time and Space.

It was 24 years ago today, that the Gallifreyan Embassy was founded. It was a different world at that time. The current Doctor was Colin Baker. His stories had just started to make their way to the States. Doctor Who was being shown across the country in the US via local PBS stations. There was no BBC America, no Sci-Fi Channel (or "Syfy"), there wasn't even the World Wide Web then. There were conventions, both dedicated Doctor Who conventions and science fiction conventions with Doctor Who guests and many fans looking to meet and feed their addiction in between cons.

Natalie and Ken

Natalie and Ken

Outside the pub, Natalie sporting her "In Moffat We Trust" shirt with Ken Deep while at the DWNY and Gallifreyan Embassy joint meet up on June 15, 2009 in Manhattan. (Photo by Louis Trapani taken with a 1st gen iPhone)

Read more about the meet up and our 24th anniversary here: Happy Anniversary to Us! 24 Years of Time and Space.

Tara Takes a Knitting Break

Tara Takes a Knitting Break

For who have the urge to smoke, will step outside to take "a cigarette break" -- for Tara Wheeler, that translates to an urge to knit. Here she is outside the pub at the DWNY and Gallifreyan Embassy joint meet up on June 15, 2009 to take a knitting break. This is how scarves are made. (Photo by Louis Trapani taken with a 1st gen iPhone)

Read more about the meet up and our 24th anniversary here: Happy Anniversary to Us! 24 Years of Time and Space.

Ken, Daphne, and Louis 2009

Ken, Daphne, and Louis 2009

Ken Deep (left) and Louis Trapani (right) pictured with Daphne Ashbrook (middle) with her DWNY mug in which she was presented with at the DWNY and Gallifreyan Embassy joint meet up on June 15, 2009.

Read more about the meet up and our 24th anniversary here: Happy Anniversary to Us! 24 Years of Time and Space.

Happy Birthday Barnaby

Happy Birthday Barnaby

DWNY President, Barnaby is serenaded with Doctor Who: Podshock West Coast Correspondent Joshua Lou Friedman joining in with Daphne Ashbrook singing "Happy Birthday"(it was the night before Barnaby's birthday) at the DWNY and Gallifreyan Embassy joint meet up on June 15, 2009. (Photo by Louis Trapani)

Read more about the meet up and our 24th anniversary here: Happy Anniversary to Us! 24 Years of Time and Space.

Ken and Tara

Ken and Tara

Ken Deep and Tara Wheeler (sans TARDIS) at the DWNY and Gallifreyan Embassy joint meet up on June 15, 2009. (Photo by Louis Trapani)

Read more about the meet up and our 24th anniversary here: Happy Anniversary to Us! 24 Years of Time and Space.

Andre Tessier and Daphne Ashbrook

Andre Tessier and Daphne Ashbrook

(L-R) Andre Tessier (Doctor Who: Podshock listener) and Daphne Ashbrook (Doctor Who 1996 TV movie) at the Gallifreyan Embassy and DWNY Joint Meet Up on June 15, 2009. (Photo by Louis Trapani)

Read more about the meet up and our 24th anniversary here: Happy Anniversary to Us! 24 Years of Time and Space.

Mug Shots of Paul Cornell and Tony Lee at the DWNY Meet Up

In February 2009, Doctor Who: Podshock (Ken Deep, Billy Davis, and Louis Trapani) attended the DWNY (Doctor Who New York) Meet Up. Also attending were special guests Paul Cornell and Tony Lee. During the event, DWNY President, Barnaby presented the two with DWNY mugs, here is a short video clip of the presentation.

Celebrate 24 Years With Us

June marks our 24th anniversary! Join us as we celebrate it at a special joint meet up with DWNY on Monday, 15th of June 2009 at 7pm at the Peculier Pub in New York City. It is not the first time we will be joining DWNY at a meet up at the Peculier Pub. If you attended before, you know what a fantastic group DWNY is and how wonderful their meet ups are on a monthly basis. This one will be no exception.

In town joining us will be Doctor Who: Podshock's West Coast Correspondent, Joshua Lou Friedman for the event. Plus, we will have a very special guest WHO will be on hand too.

DWNY February 2009 Meet Up

DWNY February 2009 Meet Up

Taras relaxes with Gina, a Dalek, and a friend at the February 2009 DWNY meet up at the Peculier Pub in New York City.

Louis at the Gallifreyan Embassy table (1986)

Louis at the Gallifreyan Embassy table (1986)

One of the firsts conventions that the Gallifreyan Embassy had a table. This one was in Manhattan circa early 1986.

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