Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Issue 16 - Contribution Details

The fanzine will be back next month - and as always, we're looking for contributions.

We'll be reviewing Series 8 as an whole, there's no set word count for these reviews as of yet, so you can just send in whatever you feel like writing (positive or negative) on the last series of Doctor Who. If you'd like to write anything else that relates to Doctor Who, this too will be gratefully accepted. If you've been to any conventions in the last 6 months or so for example, we'd love a report on one. We have a submissions guide here if you'd like to check it out for any ideas.

The e-mail address to send us your questions or stuff to is fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com and the deadline is 6th March.

Cheers!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Fish Fingers and Custard - Issue 15 - OUT NOW!

If we were a little bit sexist, then we'll say that waiting for a new Issue of Fish Fingers and Custard is
like waiting for the right woman, who will turn up fashionably late. So, just imagine that woman turns up 3 months late? You're not bothered, because she's great, she's different. Beautiful, funny, masterful, if you will. What a woman.  Well, we're nothing like that, apart from being 3 months late, we contain the same-old love and spelling mistakes that you've come to expect.

Anyway, here are the details of how to buy the new issue, which has got nothing to do with Series 8, despite the rubbish I've just written above:

*PLEASE NOTE THIS ISSUE IS NOW SOLD OUT*

For a finely-printed, but adequately put-together paper copy of the fanzine, the prices are as follows:


UK - £2

Rest of the World - £4.50

To order a copy, please send the payment that applies to you, via PayPal to fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com (please mark your payment as a 'gift' so we get the full fee from PayPal so we can buy more knocked-off paper from the local stationers).  Alternatively, you can buy one from our shop, prices inflated by 25p or so because of PayPal fees. The swines.

We have also re-printed the first 4 Issues of the fanzine to celebrate 4 years of us taking the Fanzine World like a mild breeze. Each re-printed Issue will come with a unique code number, slipped in somewhere, so nobody tries to rip people off when we've made it and old mags are selling for £20k a pop.Yeah.

Sadly, we can only offer this deal to people who reside in the UK at the moment.

First 4 Issues: £7

Please use any of the above payment methods to order.

FINALLY! We're open for submissions for Issue 16, which we hope to release in early 2015. We'll be looking at Series 8, as well as the upcoming Christmas Special. If you'd like to send in any reviews, thoughts or rants about Series 8 or any 2014 episode, please e-mail us at fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com

If you despise new Doctor Who - you can send us anything that vaguely relates to the classic series too!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Fish Fingers and Custard - Issue 15 - DOWNLOAD NOW!

If we were a little bit sexist, then we'll say that waiting for a new Issue of Fish Fingers and Custard is like waiting for the right woman, who will turn up fashionably late. So, just imagine that woman turns up 3 months late? You're not bothered, because she's great, she's different. Beautiful, funny, masterful, if you will. What a woman.  Well, we're nothing like that, apart from being 3 months late, we contain the same-old love and spelling mistakes that you've come to expect.

Anyway, here are the details of how to download the new issue, which has got nothing to do with Series 8, despite the rubbish I've just written above.

You can download it in PDF form here (right-click and select 'save as')

If you'd like to order a paper copy, details will be posted in the next week. If you'd like to register your interest, please send a blank e-mail to fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com or tweet us at @fishcustardzine so we can gauge how many we need to print. We promise not to share your e-mail address with unscrupulous companies. Unless you'd like us to.

If you'd like to have your say about the new series, please e-mail us at the e-mail address above. We hope to have the next Issue in early 2015. Definitely.

Cheers and enjoy the last episode of Series 8!

Yeah, we've Missy you too.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Issue 15 Update

We're well into production of the brand new Issue here at the Fish Custard office (we've had a delivery of tea and biscuits) but we're still looking for more contributions from Doctor Who fans to give their views on the anniversary and/or the Matt Smith era as an whole. We have no word count, or any guidelines for you to abide by (as long as you keep it sensible!) If that doesn't float you boat (which it technically won't) we're also looking for your view on the casting of Peter Capaldi and what future Doctor Who has got to look forward to. We'd also welcome any art or spoofs you can come up with, too! And if you can lend us £5000, that'll also be acceptable. Joking*

Please e-mail fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com and one of our team of bores will get back to you. The deadline is the 28th February

Cheers!

*Not really

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Contribute To The First Issue of 2014!

We're tentatively stepping out, like a drunken woman outside a nightclub with no shoes on at 5am, to announce that we're back from our self-imposed sabbatical and are ready for another new Issue. But like the aforementioned lady, let's call her Fanny, we need a taxi to get her home - and less wet than she already is. It's raining. We want YOU to be that taxi driver and to contribute to help to get Fanny home.

In other words, we're after contributions for the new Issue.

For this Issue we're looking for the following written works:
  • The Anniversary - what you did/how you watched the 50th Anniversary story
  • The Time of The Doctor - Your review of Matt Smith's swansong as The Doctor
  • The Matt Smith era - what you enjoyed/what you disliked/how the show will move forward
  • Peter Capaldi - your take on the casting and his appearance in The Time of The Doctor
  • OR...anything else you can think of. As long as it's Doctor Who-related

If you'd like to get your Fanny dry, please e-mail fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com with your stuff! The deadline is the 28th February.

Cheers!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Issue 15 - THE ANNIVERSARY ONE - Contribution Details

Everyone thinks that the Anniversary of Doctor Who is over...but it isn't! The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who is just starting! To celebrate this, we're producing (what we hope!) will be our biggest and best Issue ever. As always, we need contributions from you.

For this Issue we're looking for essays/reports on the 50th Anniversary, amazingly enough! We want to know what YOU did for the big day, what you thought, what you felt etc Whether you watched it at home, saw it at a cinema, went to a party...anything! Also, we're after your reviews of the actual episode (positive - or negative). If all of that doesn't take your fancy, you can write about what you think of 50 years of Doctor Who and what it means to you.

Please e-mail us at fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com with whatever you like! Please note that the deadline is 7th December

Cheers!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Happy 50th Birthday Doctor Who!

"Susan and I are cut off from our own planet, without friends or protection. But one day we shall get back. Yes, one day. One day."


What can you say about a television programme that has kept generations of people happy for 50 years? It has - and will continue to - inspire and entertain many more in the next 50 years and for that reason alone, Doctor Who has proven to be the best television programme of all time. Let's raise a glass to everyone who has worked on the programme. Thank-you Doctor Who. The world would be an infinitely duller place without you.

Have a great day, however you're celebrating! 

We're looking for contributions for our next Issue, so if you fancy telling us about what you did today, how and where you watched the episode, what you did to celebrate the Anniversary, please e-mail us at fishcustardfanzine@googlemail.com

(After today, obviously!)