|Publisher:||Doctor Who Information Network|
|Editor(s):||Cameron Dixon (2010)-|
|Frequency:||Bi-monthly, quarterly (2011)-|
|External Links:||website here|
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Enlightenment is the newsletter of the Doctor Who Information Network which was the oldest fan-run Doctor Who club in North America. It was based in Toronto. It disbanded on October 31, 2018. Issues run about 20 pages, and as of Spring 2011, there were 164 issues.
It includes reviews of the episodes, books, audio, and videos. It also reviews the spin-offs; Torchwood, and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Early editors have included Steven Peers (1984-?), SoMel Quan (?-1989), Ed Charpentier (1990-1993), Colleen Hillerup (1994-1999), Edward Charpentier, and Graeme Burke (2000-2010).
This newsletter has won Fan Q Awards in 1996-1999, 2000, 2003, and 2004.
Comments Regarding Some of the ArtIn 2014, Martin Proctor wrote:
When I first joined DWIN (Doctor Who Information Network) I didn't know I was going to be asked to take on the art duties for the club newszine, Enlightenment, but I came with a few drawings that I had completed too late to submit to Peter Haining's The Key To Time. The club hoped to use the artwork, but as it turned out, we didn't have the capabilities to publish this sort of art. As a result Enlightenment 1 didn't have a proper cover, and I had to scramble to learn how to work in pen and ink for the second issue (using a stipple approach). By the time I first retired from Enlightenment, the club was able to publish shaded artwork, and my last regular cover for Enlightenment (Frontios) was done in this technique. 
This art by Martin Proctor was to be the cover of issue #1, but due to the technical capabilities of the time, it could not be reproduced as such. In the end, the actual cover of issue #1 had no art.
"This was my cover for the second issue of View From the Boot Closet...The issue never saw completion...I eventually adapted it for use as a cover for Enlightenment (with corrections made to Sylvester McCoy's outfit - at the time that I originally drew this not many photos were available, and the ones that I had seen showed him wearing a long coat, and boots. This was apparently between takes on Time and the Rani)."