Canberra collector Timothy Kirsopp is displaying his entire collection of Doctor Who memorabilia in the exhibition, ‘Bigger on the inside: Collecting Dr Who’.
The exhibition is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest collection of Doctor Who related memorabilia.
Items document everything Whovian from Daleks and the TARDIS to the Doctors and their companions. Timothy’s collection ranges from miniatures and toys to books and board games.
At the Canberra Museum and Gallery, 176 London Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2601. Open daily. Exhibition ends November 20
As a part of their Cult Classics movie series, Dendy is screening two very different ’80s classic movies.
9 May will be the day for “The Princess Bride” and rodents of unusual size and on 15 May “Blade Runner” will be screening.
While on the other side of town, Limelight is screening classic Disney animated fantasy movies starting with “Dumbo”.
May the 4th be with you.
The Herald Sun Star Wars Day in Melbourne article.
Shakespeare’s plays have been borrowed by or provided inspiration to science fiction and fantasy authors and movie and television creators.
One of the most obvious ‘borrowings’ is “Forbidden Planet”, the 1950s retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. There are many other examples, with long running franchises such as “Star Trek” using many characters and ideas and often direct quotes, for example in “Star Trek V”.
Its not just Shakespeare’s works that are used. The author has been used as a character in stories, for example “Doctor Who” and the “Blackadder” time travel special.
Do you have a Shakespeare influenced science fiction or fantasy story, comic, movie, tv show etc? Please leave a comment and let us know
Today’s date, 21 October 2015, is the future date the characters travelled to in ‘Back to the Future 2’.
Did they get anything right about the future? Is there anything you wanted that they predicted?
I’m glad we don’t have flying cars … all those rooftop accidents.
The BBC website has a detailed article analysing the future shown in the movie, and which predictions came close to our real 21 October 2015.
In case you’d missed the news, Conflux 11 , Canberra’s Annual Speculative Fiction convention is occurring on the October long weekend (2-5 October) at the Novotel Canberra in the City.
Details about the convention are available at their website.
Mount Stromlo Observatory in conjunction with the Canberra Astronomical Society is holding a public observing night this Friday, 25 September, from 7pm.
“Come and see the rings of Saturn, the craters of the moon as well as beautiful star clusters and nebulae. On the night attendees will be taken on a ‘tour of the universe’ with talks by astronomers from Mt. Stromlo Observatory, including Prof. Naomi McClure-Griffiths, and observations on several telescopes.” More details are available from the ANU website
This event is free and open to the public. Warm clothing is recommended.
To celebrate the 800th anniversay of the Magna Carta in 1215, a Medieval Fest is being held on Monday 8 June at Old Parliament House.
This free entry event includes – medieval combat demonstrations, ‘make your own Magna Carta’, live music and dance, kids medieval arts and crafts, juggling lessons, dress ups, tours and talks, and medieval foods. 10am to 3pm
PHENOMENON 2015—PHENO BY FIRELIGHT
A roleplaying games convention
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND, 5–8 JUNE 2015
DARAMALAN COLLEGE, DICKSON, CANBERRA ACT
Details at http://pheno.org.au/terms.html
GAMMA.CON, Canberra’s own pop culture convention, is happening this Friday 23 (from 6pm) and Saturday 24 May (from 9am).
vers videogames, anime, manga, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, books, movies and TV shows.
GAMMA.CON’s programme includes panels, screenings, cosplay, art, competitions, game tournaments, live events and more.
The convention venue is the Hellenic Club, with tickets only costing $30 at the door. More details at http://www.gammacon.org.au/
(The CSFS does not have official involvement in Gamma.con. We’re just encouraging a fun event!)