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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
Exclusive App Episode

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!

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

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.

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A Special Anniversary Event?

Gallifreyan Embassy's 2nd Anniversary Cake

As you already know if you read my previous post (It Was 25 Years Ago Today…), that today marks the 25th anniversary of the Gallifreyan Embassy.

Over the past few months we have been discussing having some sort of special anniversary event to mark the occasion this year. You may remember last year we held an event in Manhattan for our 24th anniversary in which we paired up with a monthly DWNY meet up and brought the lovely Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace Holloway from the 1996 Doctor Who movie) to the event. See Happy Anniversary to Us… for further details.

We would like to something special for our 25th as well. It would be an event in the NY area, perhaps on Long Island as that is where it all began, yet still be accessible to our friends in NYC. Maybe a dinner event? Would you be interested in attending?

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