Jul 30, 2008
Lionsgate has parterned with nine arts schools to created nine student-designed advertising campaigns for The Spirit. The Spirit Art School Program was launched at Comic Con this past weekend where The Art Institute of California-San Diego introduced their campaign.
Spirit inspired Neighborhood Watch signs are posted in strategic locations around the city of San Diego. There were also a series of specially designed Spirit cups that were used at all the…
Jul 30, 2008
A couple of days ago I wrote about SeekTheSix.com and the mysterious puzzle cards that I recieved. As I noted then this is part of a marketing campaign to promote AMC’s new version of the 1960s cult classic The Prisoner.
The the website was actually only part of a grassroots campaign that AMC launched at Comic Con. In addition to the puzzle cards transparent stickers with the number 6 were placed…
Jul 28, 2008
Comic-Con is turning into a media phenomenon and I’m not foolhardy enough to try and do hourly updates on everything that happened. But for those of you who have the odd other thing to do in your lives, here’s a roundup of some of the news that came out of this years convention.
- Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon return to Punisher
In a six issue weekly Punisher: War Zone mini-series to…
Jul 28, 2008
July has been a great month for online science fiction. And things have been increasing their pace in the last week…
- In the beginning of the month the Nebula Awards website was launched to be an online repository for information pertaining to the Nebulas, Andre Norton Award, Grand Master and Author Emeritus Awards.
- Russell Davis, president of SFWA, made several announcements in the SFWA Live Journal forum, among them was news about an…
Jul 26, 2008
I don’t normally post at the weekend, but I received an amusing little puzzle in the mail and thought i’d share.
I got two padded envelopes each containing a small card. When I placed one card on top of the other, I got a message directing me to the website Seek The Six. Which turns out to be a promotional site for the new version of The Prisoner.
I’m a huge fan…
Jul 25, 2008
The latest Dimension Extreme title Rogue follows a group of tourists on a wildlife cruise through the Outback. When their boat is stranded on a muddy island, a wild and monstrous crocodile begins his hunt. Writer-director Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) returns with a suspenseful and chilling ride through Australia’s waters, set against the glorious backdrop of the rugged Northern Territory. ROGUE stars a talented cast, including Michael Vartan (“Alias,” Monster-in-Law),…
Jul 24, 2008
The following science fiction and fantasy DVDs will be released during the month of August 2008:
August 5th 2008
Star Trek The Original Series: Season Two
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
August 12th 2008
Tru Calling: The Complete Series
The Legend of the Shadowless Sword
August 19th 2008
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season One
Transformers: Animated Season One
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
August 26th 2008
Heroes: Season Two
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector’s Edition
Jul 23, 2008
Tarun Durga tells me that over at Idea Jugglers there is an exclusive podcast of Orson Scott Card reading an excerpt from his upcoming novel Ender in Exile.
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Ender in Exile is the latest book in Scott Card’s critically acclaimed and hugely popular Ender series. The new book has a release date of November 11th 2008 and not much is known about the plot. It is set 400 years…
Jul 22, 2008
A little while back I posted the teaser trailer for Twilight, a movie based on the best selling novels of Stephenie Meyer. Twilight is a vampire story with a twist, these particular vampires don’t want to pray on people.
The movie stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and is directed by Catherine Hardwicke from a screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg.
Well now I have several stills from the upcoming movie and a second…
Jul 21, 2008
Orbit Books is releasing the following novels in the US during the month of August:
- Path of Revenge by Russell Kirkpatrick
Seventy years after the conclusion of the Faltha War, three great continents — and their gods— are again at war for truth and immortality.
- Warrior by Marie Brennan
Mirage, a bounty hunter, lives by her wits and lethal fighting skills. She always gets her mark. But her new mission will take her into…