The latest Special Edition of Doctor Who Magazine, focusing on the show’s devoted fans, is out today!

The World of Doctor Who provides a unique insight into the evolution of a fandom which has existed for as long as Doctor Who itself. With the show’s growth over the decades creating new fans in territories as far-flung as the United States, China and New Zealand, the magazine examines just how the Doctor Who fandom has become a global phenomenon.

Highlights in this Special Edition include ‘Days With The Doctor’, a beginner’s guide to conventions, as well as ‘Club Class’, a look at the origins of Doctor Who fandom with remembrances from those who were there when it all began. The publication also includes ‘Web of Time’, a feature on how the fan base has established itself online, complete with a contribution from Blogtor Who’s very own Editor Susan Hewitt!

The front cover features one of the show’s most high-profile fans in Tenth Doctor actor David Tennant, holding a copy of the first ever edition of Doctor Who Magazine – or Doctor Who Weekly as it was back in 1979. An avid follower of the show from a young age, Tennant fulfilled a childhood dream by stepping into the Doctor’s shoes in 2005 and credits Doctor Who as his inspiration for pursuing an acting career.

Although the regular edition of Doctor Who Magazine switched to text-free covers for subscribers with the publication of this month’s issue, those who receive Special Editions such as The World of Doctor Who as part of their subscription will still receive the same text covers that go on general sale for those issues.

Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: The World of Doctor Who is on sale from today at all good newsagents, priced £5.99. The digital edition of the special is available to purchase from Pocketmags.

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