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A New Twist to Our Meet Up: The Post Gallifrey One Party [Video]

Keeping with the theme of Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery, our Post Gallifrey One Party which was our Doctor Who: Podshock and Gallifreyan Embassy seasonal meet up and party on Second Life taking place the following Sunday (27 February 2011) after Gallifrey One had a tiki feel to it. Victor Mornington @vic1st and his fellow owners of the land of Katrina (The Doctor Who Experience, which has recently changed its name the Doctor Who: Exposition) out did themselves once again flooding the area, making it a huge pool of water complete with inflatables to cruise on for the stage area of our party. The stage and dance floor were on a giant deck.

Traditionally our meet ups start with TARDIS tours across various Doctor Who themed areas of Second Life led by Victor. This time we did things a bit different. Instead we had a Podshock TARIDS Mod Exposition taking place in that time period. I had the pleasure and honour of being one of the judges for it along with our own DWP Correspondent Ian Bisset @The6thDoctor and the owner of Hands of Omega (one of the leading TARDIS simulator providers in Second Life), Sen Pixie. Together we explored various TARDIS console mods along with the rest of their interior and chose the best within three categories.

The Party Continues on Sunday, February 27th at the Doctor Who: Podshock Meet Up on Second Life

Sunday, February 27th may be the week after Gallifrey One's Catch 22: Islands of Mystery, but we shouldn't let the party end there. Join us as once again we invade Second Life with scarves, bow ties, fezzes and all at our seasonal Doctor Who: Podshock meet up.

If you went to Gallifrey One this year, you are invited to continue the fun no matter where you live from the comfort of your home. If you couldn't attend Gallifrey One, you are welcome to get a little taste of the party atmosphere as we celebrate our favourite Time Lord in this virtual world. If you couldn't be our Doctor Who: Podshock Meet & Greet at Gallifrey One this year, now you have another chance to meet up.

Yes fans of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures and alike come together seasonally at what has become the legendary Doctor Who: Podshock meet ups on Second Life.

Second Life Meet Up February 2011

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The Podshocker's Guide to the Galllfreyan Embassy Caught in the Chronic Rift

What does the title of this entry mean? It's simply a fushion of what about to speak about here:

First off, both Dave Cooper @daveac and Graeme Sheridan @The2ndDoctor joined in as co-hosts for this week's recording of Doctor Who: Podshock (235) and Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi. Expect both episodes on your feeds soon.

Secondly, you can hear me in the most recent episode of The Chronic Rift podcast in which I speak about the Gallifreyan Embassy. See my post about it below on arttrap.com:

Riding The Chronic Rift -

Doctor Who: Podshock Podcast Companion App Bonus Episode 2

DW Podshock Podcast Companion App - Episode 02
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Running Time: 0:34:48

In this bonus exclusive episode for the DW Podshock Podcast Companion App we include a segment from the Q&A session with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy. The complete interview and Q&A from the event is included in Doctor Who: Podshock 229 - Extra Edition. Plus Ken and Louis talk about the origins of the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Ken Deep ( @kendeep ).

This episode appears in the "Exclusives" section of the app.

Note: The app is currently only available for the Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad), there is an Android version in the works. Currently there is a bug in the iPad version in which prevents the episodes from being listed, they appear blank (in both the regular episodes section and exclusive section), but if you tap the topmost slot, you will hear the latest episode.

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The Horrors of Job Hunting: with Kevin and Randy - A TV Pilot by Joe Corallo

Daphne Ashbrook and Joe Corallo

If you are a long time listener of Doctor Who: Podshock, you may recall segments by Joe Corallo ( @JoeCorallo ) some years ago. He mostly reviewed audio dramas such as the Cybermen story, Spare Parts by Big Finish. You may have met him at our recent 25th Anniversary Event for the Gallifreyan Embassy last month (see photo to left of him with Daphne Ashbrook).

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 229 Extra Edition

"Grace, I came back to life before your eyes. I held back death."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 229 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:15:48

In this Extra Edition of Doctor Who: Podshock we include our interview and Q&A with Daphne Ashbrook (Grace from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) from last month's 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ) and Ken Deep ( @kendeep ).

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An Article About Last Tuesday's Gallifreyan Embassy 25th Anniversary Event

Daphne Ashbrook signing autographs at our event. #DoctorWho #Podshock

A heads up for those may not have caught the tweets from myself as well as @GEmbassy and @Podshock that there's another article in the Mineola Patch about our most recent 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy which was held last Tuesday at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY.

'Doctor Who' Actress Visits Mineola for Fan Club’s 25th Anniversary - Mineola, NY Patch:

"'What started in 1985 with newsletters and meetings, in 2010 is now an online presence like the website or podcasts and things,' Louis Trapani told fellow fans of the 40-plus year British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' gathered at Eleanor Rigby's Tuesday night. 'But there's still nothing better than good old-fashioned people getting together and having a good time and we have a great community of Doctor Who fans on Long Island.'

Along with fellow fan Ken Deep, Trapani is head of the 'Gallifreyan Embassy,' billed as the largest 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island, and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Deep said that it was 'fitting' that the group was in Mineola because club member Beth Trekman had been working at the Mineola post office where the original club newsletters were mailed. 'You used to see Mineola as our paid postage meter-thingy from the post office,' Deep said. 'Mineola has a special place in our hearts.'

Trapani said he decided to start a 'Doctor Who' fan club on Long Island in 1985 'since there was nothing there at that time, (and) since there was nothing there I said 'hey, I'll start it' and little did I know 25 years later they're still talking about it.'"

(Via mineola.patch.com - read the rest here)

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 228

"Waiting for this mysterious scientific advisor of yours to turn up?"

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 228
Running Time: 1:43:01

Part 1 of our Interview with Paul Scoones @paul_scoones (responsible for Doctor Who DVD info text) by Ian Bisset @The6thDoctor , Amy Krell @amykrell joins us with her new segment, 'Amy's Choice', Anthony S Burdge @MythicDocWho interviews long time Gallifreyan Embassy member Tim Grogan @whoviangrande on Doctor Who fandom in the 1980s, feedback, news, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ), and Amy Krell ( @amykrell ).

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Article in the Mineola Patch: Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrates 25 Years in Mineola

In case you missed my tweets earlier about it, there is a nice write up about the 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy in the Mineola Patch:

Gallifreyan Embassy Celebrates 25 Years in Mineola - Mineola, NY Patch:

"Straight from another world, the Gallifreyan Embassy will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola on Nov. 16.

The Gallifreyan Embassy is the home of 'Doctor Who: Podshock,' an internet podcast dedicated to all things 'Doctor Who,' the British sci-fi TV show about a time-traveling alien and his human companion. Podshock host Louis Trapani said Doctor Who actress Daphne Ashbrook will be the featured guest. "

(Via Mineola Patch)

Get a Life! Join Us on Second Life Celebrating 47 Years of Doctor Who!

It's that time again when Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures fans come together under one virtual sky at what has become the legendary Doctor Who: Podshock meet ups on Second Life.

The last events we held on Second Life were to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy and the 5th anniversary of Doctor Who: Podshock. This time we are coming together to celebrate 47 years of Doctor Who itself! Yes, it is the anniversary of Doctor Who!

Come and join Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, friends, and listeners in celebrating 47 years of the longest running science fiction series on television all without leaving the comfort of your home!

Second Life Meet Up November 2010

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.

It's our summer Second Life meet up taking place on Saturday, 20 November 2010 and what better way to celebrate Doctor Who's anniversary. 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 Daphne Ashbrook in Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

Come and join us for a very special event celebrating 25 years of the Gallifreyan Embassy on Tuesday, the 16th of November 2010 with our very special invited guest, the lovely Daphne Ashbrook!

Celebrating 25 Years of the Gallifreyan Embassy

We have been celebrating the quarter of a century mark of the Gallifreyan Embassy all this year. If you missed our last big event in May, here's another opportunity to join in on the fun!

Joining us at the event is the always lovely Daphne Ashbrook (Grace Holloway in the 1996 Doctor Who movie).

Date: Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Time: 7pm Eastern until (to be announced)
Location: Eleanor Rigby's • 113 Mineola Blvd., Mineola, NY
Cover: $20.00 (Podshock Supporting Subscribers receive a 20% discount)

Eleanor Rigby'sThe event is taking place at Eleanor Rigby's in Mineola, NY. As you may have guessed by the name, it is a Beatles themed venue. It is very accessible from the LIRR train station as well as the Long Island Expressway and Northern & Meadowbrook State Parkways and there is plenty of parking in the rear. They offer a varied selection of menu options for food and beverages. Visit their website for more details and menu offerings. (Please note that the cover charge does not include food or drinks).

For 25 years now the Gallifreyan Embassy has been celebrating the adventures of a certain Time Lord through time and space. Now we are coming together to mark the milestone at this event which is open to everyone (you don't need to have been or be a member of the Gallifreyan Embassy)

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 222

"Hold on there, old guy, Chang Lee will help you out."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 222
Running Time: 1:50:32

Interview with Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee in the 1996 movie), Tara Wheeler talks about tracking down David Tennant, Billy Davis files a report from Dragon*Con with Frazer Hines, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Army and Doctor Who: Podshock in New York City, join us for the next 25th anniversary event for the Gallifreyan Embassy, and more. Dedicated to the memory of David Jennings ("Adric Antfarm").

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), with Tara Wheeler ( @TARDIS_Tara ).

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A Grand Celebration of 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock

This past Saturday, the 21st of August 2010 was not only our seasonal meet up on Second Life, it also marked the 5th anniversary of the Doctor Who podcast, Doctor Who: Podshock. (We used our last meet up last May to mark the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy).

People from all corners of the world came together to have fun and to meet Doctor Who: Podshock hosts, correspondents, supporters, and other Doctor Who fans. As usual, Victor led the much anticipated TARDIS tours, a staple of our meet ups on Second Life in which he takes a TARDIS load of people to other Doctor Who themed areas of Second Life. This time, he even allowed me to pilot a Jon Pertwee style TARDIS for one trip. It was very exciting indeed.

The TARDIS Tours took us to Who Island which had a replica of Stonehenge with 'underhenge' which we discovered the Pandorica (and it opened)! We also got to see the console room seen in this year's 'The Lodger' episode and as always the tour concluded in the Doctor Who Museum. The virtual museum chronicles all of Doctor Who throughout its long history.

Introduction Video to The Doctor Who Experience on Second Life

Below is a new general introduction video to The Doctor Who Experience on Second Life. It is the area we hold our seasonal Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Ups (we have one coming up next Saturday, the 21st of August 2010 by the way, see: Join Us in Celebrating 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock Wherever You Are! for more information). If you already attended our meet ups there or have seen the intro video Victor made specifically for our upcoming meet up (see: New Intro Video for Upcoming Doctor Who / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up on Second Life), then this video may be old hat for you. If you are brand new to Second Life and The Doctor Who Experience, then this video can be helpful to you. Remember you can enjoy The Doctor Who Experience anytime you like, not just during our meet ups there.

New Intro Video for the Upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up on Second Life

Victor1st was kind enough to create an updated video introduction to our upcoming Doctor Who: Podshock / Gallifreyan Embassy Meet Up on Second Life on Saturday, the 21st of August. See details here: Join Us in Celebrating 5 Years of Doctor Who: Podshock Wherever You Are! We hope to see you there celebrating 5 years of Doctor Who: Podshock!

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