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Published on July 18th, 2014 | by Nick Kitchen

Help Kickstart a Doctor Who Themed Advent Calendar!

I’ve said it before and will say so again: Whovians are the most creative of all of the known fandoms. After all, a fan made trailer for Series 8 is said to be the actual inspiration for the new credits we’ll see in just over a month. But as is typical with the creative arts, sometimes the artists need a little help getting their vision to the masses.

Outfits like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo have been a boon to creators who lack the resources for their creations and want to offer fans the chance to be backers of the project and get a little exclusive swag for their contributions.

We here at Kasterborous Tower have been known to help draw attention to these projects when they relate to Doctor Who, and today we want to bring your attention to a rather unique idea. We were recently contacted by Matt Fox of CultureCal, a US based producer of Advent calendars. Now, in case anyone needs a refresher, an Advent calendar is a popular way of tracking the 24 days before Christmas.

I can vividly remember using these as a child when trying to suffer the incredibly long wait until the presents that Christmas day always brought and the excitement that built as you placed a token (in my case it was a stuffed felt mouse that moved along the calendar) each day that brought you closer to the holiday. Fox is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to get his custom advent calendars to market, the first of which is based upon the Nintendo game, iand employs all 24 masks from the video game.

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Where do us Whovians come in, dear reader? The answer is simply that CultureCal’s next project if the kickstarter is funded will be to produce a Doctor Who themed Advent calendar. With the aid of laser printing into wood, CultureCal will be able to create pretty much anything a discerning Whovian may want to see on an Advent calendar. Perhaps you’d like to see all 13 Doctors and a mix of 12 companions and monsters? Or maybe you want an Eleventh Doctor set comprised of the characters during Smith’s era? The cool part of CultureCal’s setup is that they can take on custom designs as well, meaning anything you’d like to see is within grasp. At the time of writing, the campaign has about 5 days left and some work to do to get completely backed. If you’re interested in getting in on the ground level, check out the campaign page here.

Will you be checking out and contribuiting to the cause? What kind of Whovian Advent calendar would you like to see produced? Sound off below!

(Thanks to Matt)

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“That’s bacon! Are you trying to poison me?” And from that line on, I’ve been unable to stop watching, reading, musing about the Doctor. As a recent transplant to the Whoniverse, I’ve been trying to soak up as much Who-related knowledge as possible. That journey has taken me from the Tenth Planet to the Fields of Trenzalore and gently set me at the edge of my seat for what’s next. It’s an honor to be here and I plan to bring a unique perspective. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey alongside me.




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