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SFSA History
A History of the S.A.D.W.F.C 1980-2001 -Print PDF 
Posted by zaphod 04/06/2005


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By the end of 1990, an idea was put forward to organise a second major Doctor Who convention for the Club, entitled Necros '93, with the intention of inviting Colin Baker (6th Doctor) as guest of honour. Unfortunately nothing was to come of the convention, but as a fund-raiser for the main event, a Mini-Convention was organised for the Australia Day weekend in 1992.
Mark Strickson (Turlough) was the special guest for the mini-con held at the Little Theatre, Adelaide University. A variety of unique events were organised including a play performed by the committee in which Turlough was on trial for his life.
1991 saw the Club's second publication produced, the Newsheet, which was initially instigated so that CHAMELEON FACTOR could be produced less often, due to a drop in contributions, and the Newsheet be produced in the times between issues. By the 21st issue of the Newsheet, it was finally given the name THE WALL OF LIES. Also in 1991 a special home-made video was screened called 'Blake's 7 Almost', as well as the bloopers from the video which were considerably longer than the actual story!
In August 1992, the Club relocated to arguably its best venue, Christian Brothers College.
The Club had use of a large cinema style screen, with tiered seating, and stereo surround sound. This venue was well received and helped to boost membership. With Doctor Who out of production, the committee began to introduce other Sci Fi and cult programmes at meetings, including a number of video marathons purely for this purpose. During 1992 the committee introduced dual meetings on the meeting day with one held during the afternoon and one held during the evening.
At the September 1992 meeting, the Club was fortunate to acquire the services of Sandra Reid, a.k.a. Alexandra Tynan, who was costume designer for Doctor Who during the black and white era, and had the honour of designing the costumes for the first Cybermen in 'The Tenth Planet'. Sandra entertained members with her stories of working on Doctor Who and discussed her work on 'The Evil of The Daleks', which was the story shown at the meeting.

after a small time a way the great Jamie Stidiford came back to rule us all, as he is still doing to this very day. harrah harrah.


date: 20/01/2006 16:36 GMT
also is Blake the longerst serving committee member?


date: 20/01/2006 16:38 GMT
Sureley "Blake" is just a honorary title, passed down through the generations, from Father to Son? This could not be the same person who has been a committee member for vertually 9 consecutive years?

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date: 27/01/2006 22:27 GMT
He is the Old Tom Parr of the club. Of course, future historians will dispute this, and claim we have muddled his records with that of his grandfather.


date: 05/02/2006 02:19 GMT
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. It's been a long time since the old days in the Theosophical Hall...


date: 22/02/2006 04:04 GMT
So SFSA hasnt always had there general meeting at Adelaide High and the Pub!!!!?????

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date: 10/03/2006 18:47 GMT
No - the pub and the high school came along later. Not to mention all the namechanges...


date: 12/03/2006 13:59 GMT
I would have liked to have seen all those early 80s fashions! (and I'd also like to be paying the prices they had back then) ......anyone found the club's TARDIS?????


date: 11/08/2006 02:28 GMT
I thought it had fallen apart in Brian Alford's backyard...?


date: 12/08/2006 21:47 GMT
When will this history be updated? And who will do it?


date: 31/08/2006 13:10 GMT
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