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A Message from Ryan Danes author of Sydney Newman biography 'The Man Who Thought Outside the Box'

I have just released Sydney Newman's biography THE MAN WHO THOUGHT OUTSIDE THE BOX, which will feature in Doctor Who Magazine 513, and is at the moment being reviewed for the Summer issue of Cosmic Masque.

I wondered if there would be any interest in the summer on a lecture on Sydney, and on the origins of the show?

Watching Books Need Your Contributions

Watching Books the team behind the brilliant 'You and Who' series and its different variants are looking for contributors for their latest offering 'Our Sarah' which is dedicated to the life and work of the great Elisabeth Sladen. Head over to http://youandwho.weebly.com/our-sarah.html to find out how you can get involved in this or their other current projects.

Vworp Vworp Fanzine #3

#3 of the incredible Doctor Who Fanzine Vworp Vworp is available for pre-order now for release in early March.

Cosmic Masque is coming...

Hello, I'm over here now!

I've promised to make better use of my blog from now on, so you should be reading more from me, should you click this way.

Happy 50th!!

Wow... that was one special episode!!

So much to take in, need to see it again and now!

Get writing in with your thoughts to ct@dwasonline.co.uk

I hope you all got your copies of CT in time and are enjoying the treats we have been providing including the return of Cosmic Masque.

What a time to be a Who fan... enjoy everyone.

Bests,
Grant

Cover Artists

Hello

I wanted to take a minute to thank all of the highly talented artists who have contributed to Celestial Toyroom covers recently.

Going back to #400 we had a specially commissioned piece to celebrate the late Nicholas Courtney in the style of Andy Warhol by the superb David Burson aka Draculasaurus.

More of his work can be found at:

http://draculasaurus.deviantart.com/

The Robots of Death and Storm Mine Stage Productions

In case you haven't heard the good news already...

The Manchester Fringe Festival this July will feature a live performance of The Robots of Death and Storm Mine -adapted for the stage by Alan Stevens.

For the first perfomance only, Paul Darrow will be appearing as Iago, and Tracy Russell as Blayes.

For information/tickets see...

CT Regular Features Survey

Hello

It's time to have your say...

We are after the honest opinions of all our current members in regards to the regular features that populate Celestial Toyroom.

An online survey had been setup here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYS5RLV asking what you think.

The Doctor, The Widow & The Wardrobe - Your Thoughts

Well I have to say I really enjoyed this years Christmas Special, a charming family piece rather than an end of the world disaster which hit all the right notes for the time of year and finished with a touching ending.

Here is what you thought...

Celestial Toyroom's New Features

Hello

#403 of Celestial Toyroom should be falling through letterboxes as I type with its lovely Christmassy Dalek cover by Barry Ward.