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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Doctor Who Adventures takes fans behind the scenes of the magazine

Visitors to the Doctor Who Experience on Friday the 5th August were treated to a special appearance from the editorial team from Doctor Who Adventures magazine. The team were at the Experience at London's Olympia II for an exclusive Behind the Scenes with the Doctor Who Adventures masterclass.

The magazine team ran four interactive one-hour sessions, during which they showed over 100 youngsters how to go about making a weekly magazine. The masterclass gave a real insight into all aspects of magazine publishing, from designing a magazine cover to deciding on the ideal free gift.

Each session was lead by Doctor Who Adventures editor, Natalie Barnes, while there was also a special guest appearance from comic designer John Ross, who has designed a comic strip for every issue of the magazine since it launched over four years ago.

Natalie Barnes said, "We had a lot of fun at the Doctor Who Experience on Friday. The workshop was a great opportunity for us to meet with fans of Doctor Who Adventures and to show them how we put the magazine together. We were really impressed by their creativity– they’ll be after our jobs soon."

Behind the scenes with Doctor Who Adventures is the first in a line of summer workshops at the Doctor Who Experience. You can find out more information on other workshops here.

About Doctor Who Adventures

Doctor Who Adventures sells 56,648 copies every week, making it the bestselling children's title in terms of retail sales value. It is targeted at young boys and girls who love Doctor Who. The magazine immerses readers in the world of the Doctor, taking them on an adventure into time and space. It’s full of monsters and creatures, excitement, action, adventure and humour and is a must-have for young fans of the successful BBC series.

About Doctor Who Experience
Doctor Who Experience is the ultimate Doctor Who adventure designed with a total visit time of approximately 90 minutes. Like the television series, the new Doctor Who Experience includes monsters and scenes that young children may find scary, so parental guidance is recommended. Opening times are 10am-6pm daily. London Olympia Two (2nd Floor), Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX.

Chris Hicks

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