The Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS) has revealed plans to bring back the magazine TARDIS in print form. Volume 16 will be available summer 2020 and appear three times in a year in A4. It’s commissioning articles only, so no submissions (unlike the Celestial Toyroom Annual). No details on the website yet, I reproduce the FaceBook announcement below.
This is from FaceBook and details may change.
TARDIS was one of the earliest Doctor Who fanzines and was first published in 1975 by Andrew Johnson. In the summer of 1976 the newly formed ‘Doctor Who Appreciation Society’ took on the publication of the magazine. Over the next few years, TARDIS went from strength to strength. It started as hand duplicated title, soon acquiring ‘photo pages’ which were inserts produced by offset litho. TARDIS was later absorbed into the Society’s newsletter ‘Celestial Toyroom’ in 1987 until it ceased publication a few years later as CT itself developed from a newsletter into a magazine
Between April 1997 and December 1998 TARDIS returned alongside CT but was again retired in 1998 with a brief return as a one-off special in 2003 celebrating the show’s 40th anniversary.
Whereas fandom is a very ‘virtual experience’ these days, DWAS remain convinced that there is a solid, sustainable demand for printed magazines, alongside our online output such as DWASOnline, Cosmic Masque and the CT Annual. As such, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is very pleased to announce the return of ‘TARDIS’.
Volume 16 of TARDIS will begin publication in the summer of 2020. Under the editorship of Robbie Dunlop, it will be an entirely commissioned features-based magazine, published three times per year as a vibrant A4 title. It will be available to all fans with DWAS members given the opportunity to buy directly from the Society at a substantial discount. We will continue our tradition of supporting charities through our output with each edition raising funds for a worthy cause.