11 October 2013

Doctor Who Day at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea

The Dylan Thomas Festival to be invaded by Daleks

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the 2013 Dylan Thomas Festival in Swansea, Wales will be hosting a Doctor Who Day on Saturday 2 November.  Yours truly (TTZ's editor) is organising it, and we'd love to see you there.  

We have historians Matthew Kilburn and Alwyn Turner talking about 1963 and Terry Nation.  We have Peter Miles, he of many villainous Who roles but especially remembered for Nyder from "Genesis of the Daleks," in conversation with Phil Parsons and his Dalek collection.

We have comics mastermind Mike Collins giving an art workshop for kids (it's practically sold out so get your tickets now!).  

We have a Writers' Panel with Phil Ford of The Sarah Jane Adventures, James Moran, Joseph Lidster, Una McCormack, David Llewellyn, and Simon Guerrier.

We have an evening celebration with the one and only Louise Jameson reading Dylan Thomas poetry (you don't get that very often!).

It looks to be a fun and interesting event, a little different from your traditional conventions and a little different from the other events during the Festival.  It's also a fair bit more affordable than the average convention.   

We would love to see you there! 

The Dylan Thomas Festival runs from 27 October – 9 November. 
Visit www.dylanthomas.com for more information on the Dylan Thomas Centre.

2014 will mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas in Swansea and a series of events are being planned to commemorate one of the world’s greatest poets.

07 October 2013

The Terrible Zodin #16 (Fall 2013)

We’re back! And it’s about time too!

Issue 16 of The Terrible Zodin is now available for your delight and edification.

As the only issue we’re putting out this year TTZ16 clocks in at 125 pages, full of Doctor Who goodness as we approach the 50th anniversary of the show.

In this celebratory issue we bring you 50 Brilliant Things About Doctor Who (And 11 More!) Our review panel tackle Season 7.2 and we bring you interviews with Nick Briggs, India Fisher and Marnix van den Broeke. We also bring you the results of our Classic Series poll – find out which story our readers voted their favorite and we didn’t just stick to the TV show, the wider Whoniverse is celebrated in audio, novel and comic strip form.

We’re pleased to bring you a brand new column focusing on the Past Doctor Adventures novels and the Back2theWhoture team tackle The Aztecs. In these pages you’ll also find a reappraisal of Dodo Chaplet, Captain Jack’s Guide to the Second Doctor, the politics of the Swampies and the Case for the Return of the Rani. All that and Richard Hurndall too!

With just under 50 days to go until the anniversary itself and with rumors abound that a stash of missing episodes have been found we live in exciting times. We hope TTZ16 will tide you over until the big day itself and we would really love to have your feedback, good or bad on what you think of the new issue. We’ve listened to your comments before and you’ll see we’re debuting a new font and column style in response.

Plans are already afoot for TTZ17 (But as the PHD ramps up in to the final stages, it probably won’t be any time before August 2014); if you want to be a part of it please drop us an email at theterriblezodinezine@yahoo.co.uk or join us over on Facebook and Twitter.


Click here to download The Terrible Zodin #16 (Fall 2013)