I’m a frequent flying and I’m so very tired of the safety briefings. I know, though, it’s important to pay attention. Perhaps I should book a flight to New Zealand. Air New Zealand have put together an unexpected briefing that manages to hold my attention. Watch it for the cameos; there’s Peter Jackson and Dean […]
Archives for October 2012
Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion review
This week Disney has secured the rights to Star Wars (and the rest of the Lucasfilm empire) and announced plans for Star Wars 7, 8 and 9. Already fans are asking which novel will Star Wars 7 be while tipsters whisper it’ll be an all new story. You might suddenly wish for a handy crash […]
6d6’s Kickstarter offers all products for 5 years
[Back this Campaign] 6d6 are one of the first roleplaying publishers, perhaps the first, to take advantage of Kickstarter’s UK launch. Their campaign opened on the same day Kickstarter UK opened. The campaign is for a new edition of the 6d6 Core rules with new art. Backers get the full game, in PDF form, at […]
Social media zombies [infographic]
It’s Halloween and one of those dates that an infographic or two shouldn’t be fatal. This blogger is aware that too many infographics can be annoying – like how Twitter or Facebook friends who share every single check-in can be annoying, or those people who flood the web with a stream of baby (or kitten) […]
Dante’s Inferno as a scary sandcastle
The talented folk at Villafane Studios have used their mastery over sand to create a sculpture inspired by Dante’s Inferno. The photography here is wonderful too, especially with the brooding clouds in the background.
The Ship: Full Steam Ahead
[Support this Project] Edinburgh based Blazing Griffin are one of the first out of the starting blocks with a UK Kickstarter. Thankfully, despite some trouble, Superstorm Sandy didn’t completely derail Kickstarter’s UK launch. The Ship: Full Steam Ahead is a steampunk computer game, sequel to The Ship. I’d never heard of The Ship before but […]
Giant, two person, AT-AT costume
It suddenly turns out that Star Wars would be a super topical Halloween costume. Wouldn’t it be great if it turns out you’d been working on a rather awesome, two person, AT-AT Halloween costume all this time. Your plan had always been to march like an Imperial Walker down the street and scare the cats. […]
Star Wars 7 will be all new story
E! Online are claiming LucasFilm sources are describing Star Wars 7 as all new. The quote is simply; It’s an original story This will disappoint Timothy Zahn who might have hoped to follow the adventures of Luke and the assassin Mara Jade. It’s always wise to be somewhat sceptical of unnamed sources but no one […]
Sesame Street of evil
You can buy these prints from Etsy and Isaac Bidwell’s store. Why wouldn’t you? We all like to see what happens when heroes turn to the dark side of the Force or become cenobites after a deadly pact. Perhaps Big Bird has had enough of politics?
Old photographs turned into spooky animations
These photographs come from the Library of Congress’ Flickr account. They’ve then been transformed into rather spooky and rather cool animations by the talented Kevin J Weir. Which is your favourite?