New Member Meet & Greet

Are you new to the Real Time Lords? Have you been “lurking” for a while, but have been too nervous or busy to attend our events?

The New Member Meet & Greet is for you!

We’re now hosting regular ‘Meet and Greet’ events to give new(er) members or those who haven’t been to many of our events the opportunity to get your feet wet, without the fear of noisy bars or long waitlists. :-)

At these events, you’ll learn more about other members, their fandom and our group as a whole over a quiet, casual dinner in a low-key environment.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

For the Meet & Greet events, we ask that:

• All new and infrequent members try to attend at least one Meet & Greet after joining the group. (It’s not mandatory, but it will be a really good way to break the ice and learn more about the Real Time Lords and our members!)

• Core/Active members give new and newish members first dibs on RSVPs

• Core/Active members can attend, but only if the event is less than 50% full one week from the event date. I will send out an email a week prior to the event encouraging RSVPs.

• Due to the size of our group, individual checks at dinner may not be an option. PLEASE BRING CASH TO PAY FOR YOUR PART OF THE MEAL!

For questions, call Amanda at 949-466-8470, or contact me through Meetup.

We’ll see you there!
Amanda & TRTLoOC

It’s Capal-day!! The Doctor Who Series 8 Opener “Deep Breath”

UPDATE 8/22

A few spots opened up tonight, so I’ve extended the RSVP deadline to 12pm tomorrow and opened up some additional seats so no one gets stuck on the waitlist, just in case.

Same no-show/late drop out/late arrival rules apply, and attendees must be members who RSVP for the event.

UPDATE 8/21

Hi everyone – remember that the screening no-show policy is in effect. Make sure your RSVP is current by 4pm tomorrow in order to attend future screenings! Please see the email that went out today for more info.

Also noteworthy:

- Dinner is all-you-can-eat buffet (drinks not included) for $16, and will include vegetarian options. Bring cash for your bill!

- Arrive as close to the start time as possible for the best seats and buffet!

- We’ll have a costume contest. The best Doctor Who costumes/cosplay will win prizes!

- We’ll have a raffle for Doctor Who goodies and books, so bring a few extra dollars if you’d like to attend.

- We will post up the next screening on Sunday so keep checking our Meetup page for your chance to RSVP!

As always, contact the organizers if you have any questions!

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“Clara, be my pal… tell me, am I a good man?”

Doctor Who returns with Series 8 and our new Doctor on August 23rd! Join us in watching this long-awaited episode and the unveiling of Doctor #12 (or 1.5?) with a TRTLoOC screening event. Sign up now and save your seat!

We have seats for up to 50 lucky members at Morey’s Place in Old Town Tustin. You must RSVP in order to attend. No-show/late drop out rules will be strictly enforced.

We’ll watch ‘Time of the Doctor’ and some Doctor Who shorts and Webisodes, leading up to the main event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIzgoB8pXuc

Monthly Meetup – The Olde Ship, Santa Ana

Join us for British Pub Food, Beer and Lots of Fun!

If you love British food and drink in an authentic pub atmosphere, this is the place to be. Meet other members, learn about upcoming events, chat about all things Doctor Who, and maybe even take part in a Who-themed Pub Quiz for prizes!

To find the restaurant:

From the 5 (N or S), exit on 17th Street and head west. At Bristol, make a U-turn and head east, back toward the highway. The restaurant is 1/2 a block down on the right side, just past N Rosewood Ave. and just before the Clinica Del Sagrado Corazon building.

From the 22, exit Bristol south, and turn left on 17th street.

Call if you have trouble finding us: 949-466-8470

Bring cash to pay your portion – there will be no individual checks. If your plans change, please update your RSVP. We ask for 24 hour notice so we can update our reservation. Our no-show policy does apply. Thank you!

 

~TRTLoOC Team~

Doctor Who Screening: Revenge of the Cybermen, plus “A*P*E*”

The Fourth Doctor Year One continues, with the Fourth Doctor’s only encounter with the Cybermen…

We’re watching:

1) “Revenge of the Cybermen” (4 eps): The Time Ring returns the Doctor, Sarah and Harry to the Ark, but at an earlier point in its history, only for them to be caught up in the endgame of a war between the Cybermen and the inhabitants of a legendary planet of gold…

2) “A*P*E*”, our extra-special bonus, probably the best worst giant monkey movie you’ll ever see…this 1976 “King Kong” ripoff is packed with amazingly bad “special effects” and an even worse soundtrack, as a big ape rampages through a matchbook-and-soup-can recreation of Seoul, South Korea (they don’t even bother hiding the sneakers of the guy in the suit), “fighting” with an obviously dead great white shark, swatting at toy jets and helicopters, scaring hordes of “panicked” extras, and of course falling in love with a beautiful blonde actress (in this case, the mom from “Growing Pains”) – and this isn’t even the best part! You’ve got to see it to believe it – and even when you see it, you still won’t believe it!

Because of popular demand, there will be no +1s for this event unless there are openings at the last moment  – but please put yourself on the waitlist because there are always dropouts!  No-show rules are in effect!

And, as always, bring $5 for pizza, plus drinks and/or munchies/dessert for everyone!!

Weekend Kaffeeklatsch: Sexism & Doctor Who

In the last half century, Doctor Who has arguably done more to make a place for female characters in science fiction than any other show on television. Yet it continues to draw criticism for the role of women on the show. Doctor Who has featured co-stars spanning the female trope spectrum: from ankle-twisters and scream queens to a Pygmalionesque cave woman, first-wave feminist… and film noir femme fatale thrown in for good measure. And don’t forget the “Mary Sue”s!

In this Kaffeeklatsch, we’ll explore the flip-side of last month’s “The Emasculated Doctor” topic and ask the sticky question, “Is Doctor Who Sexist?”

We will ask the following questions:

- Is the format of Doctor Who inherently sexist or ultimately empowering for females, both on the show and in the fandom?

- Is the recent Bechdel Test study on the new series (found here) a relevant/accurate measurement of the treatment of the show’s female characters?

- How does the treatment of female characters compare between the new and classic series?

Please bring your own questions and discussion points, but please help us stay relatively on track :) You may also want to check out supplementary material on the subject, such as the book “Chicks Dig Time Lords” or listening to the very relevant Verity podcast.

You can also discuss the topic leading up to the event in the comments section below. See you there!

Amanda

New Member Meet & Greet

Are you new to the Real Time Lords? Have you been “lurking” for a while, but have been too nervous or busy to attend our events?

The New Member Meet & Greet is for you!

We’re now hosting regular ‘Meet and Greet’ events to give new(er) members or those who haven’t been to many of our events the opportunity to get your feet wet, without the fear of noisy bars or long waitlists. :-)

At these events, you’ll learn more about other members, their fandom and our group as a whole over a quiet, casual dinner in a low-key environment.

For the Meet & Greet events, we ask that:

• All new and infrequent members try to attend at least one Meet & Greet after joining the group. (It’s not mandatory, but it will be a really good way to break the ice and learn more about the Real Time Lords and our members!)

• Core/Active members give new and newish members first dibs on RSVPs

• Core/Active members can attend, but only if the event is less than 50% full one week from the event date. I will send out an email a week prior to the event encouraging RSVPs.

For questions, call Amanda at 949-466-8470, or contact me through Meetup.

We’ll see you there!
Amanda & TRTLoOC

BBQ potluck at the park

Let’s celebrate summer with a barbeque picnic and playing board games (or just hanging out) at Mile Square Park.

Please bring food to share ($5-$10 range). To ensure a well-rounded selection of food, please add what you’re bringing to the spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PqqR9beIZr95bbXnhtc7Pds7BJPyN9Dtr388vYrp5vE/edit?usp=sharing

~Additional items that would be helpful to bring:
• 1 more barbeque grill (the shelter only has one)
• chairs
• board games
• grilling tools

Up to +2 is allowed for this event. The other group rules will apply.

Please note: The Heart of the TARDIS will not be at this event in accordance with Mile Square Park rules

Garyoke! (and dinner)

**DINNER STARTS AT 7:00 PM AND KARAOKE BEGINS AT 9 PM**
PLEASE BRING CASH TO SPLIT THE CHECK!
FOOD ONLY ON THE GROUP BILL!
(We will not be able to split the check, however, I do believe they have an ATM there that charges.)
If you went to our previous karaokes, you know what to expect. Please bring cash to split the check since they put all the food on one bill. If you plan to have alcoholic beverages, we ask that you ONLY order these at the bar and not on the group check. There is a full bar at the restaurant, so you can always use your own card to open a tab.

Don’t worry if you can’t sing, karaoke is more fun that way anyways! We usually can get everyone on the waiting list a seat, so don’t panic!
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Karaoke starts at 9 PM and goes on until 1 AM. NOTE: After 11 PM, the karaoke is only 21 and over.

You do not need to join us for dinner in order to come and sing with us. (There is a Taco Cart starting at 10 PM, so if you want to come for karaoke and eat later, you can.) However, we cannot guarantee you seating if you do not join us for dinner or RSVP late. *(You may always try to put in your own reservation if you do RSVP late.)
Please Bring Cash to Split The Check
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Details:
Saturday Night Party Vegas Style 9PM – 1AM
Your Saturday night party gets rocked by the one and only Mr. Bobby Vegas himself (owner and operator of Bobby Vegas Ent.). Bringing his unique brand of madness and fun to the Azteca. Just like your Friday night party we also have the late night taco cart serving up tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos for all your late evening munchies as well as the Crooners Lounge serving up the libations.
Check out their website for more information:
http://www.theazteca.com/index.html