a fan of the British television series Doctor Who
1982 Who’s Coming? in Renegade Times (Doctor Who Fan Club of America) May 1/2
That’s right, a picnic in the mountains with hundreds of Doctor Who fans (commonly known as ‘Whovians’)[.] Along with the chance to meet other Whovians, there will be fun and games all day.
1982 Whovian Times (Doctor Who Fan Club of America) Sept. 3/3
Whovians ranging from 2 weeks old to the mid-seventies attended the first annual Doctor Who Fan Club of America’s Whovian Festival.
1986 N.Y. Times 1 Sept. 40/1
‘Dr. Who,’ carried on most public television stations across the country, is quietly scooping up a growing following of dedicated fans…. They are creating a subculture of like-minded folk who call themselves Whovians.
1993 Guardian 3 July (Weekend Suppl.) 62/3
Obsession is a strange thing. While at the launch of the Doctor Who 30th Anniversary celebrations, a fellow hack suggested that Whovians, Trekkies, groundhoppers and train-spotters should all be grouped together.
1996 SFX May 7/1
The Who vians want their police box, a Doctor that is like Paul McGann, and they want him to have a companion and to have adventures befitting a Time Lord.
2005 Hotdog Dec. 142/2
Impatient Whovians who bought the previous bare-bones releases will see the error of their ways in this TARDIS-shaped box of delights.
Whether you've been a Whovian for decades or Mr. Capaldi’s your first Doctor, [etc.].
in Starburst Magazine (#414) July 44/3
Renegade Times (original name of what became the Whovian Times)
Research HistoryBen Ostrowsky submitted a May 1982 cite from the Renegade Times.
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