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News / Avoid @fiverr - new bug: taking money, no service.
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:16:42 AM »
Heads-up to anyone buying or selling on Fiverr at the moment. They're taking your money, but a bug in their new-look site means orders are not being created after they've got your $ from Paypal, orders just vanish - looks like data is being passed blank between Paypal/Fiverr. Sellers are reporting no customers and Buyers are reporting vaporized orders.

See support boards at http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/11152/a-fiverr-sales-dropping-in-beginning-of-summer and http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/11105/i-paid-but-i-can-not-find-my-order-liste

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Press Releases / Prodigy-man.
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:44:33 AM »
Prodigy-man, the movie about superheroes and Alzheimer, exclusive screening of 20 minutes in the Barcelona Comic-Con International

The premiere of the movie 'Prodigy-man' is imminent but the movie's team is going to project twenty minutes, esclusively, in the Barcelona Comic-Con International. The screening will take place on Sunday 14 April at 13.30 hours in the conference room of the Barcelona Comic-Con International. The twenty minutes include some scenes related to Alzheimer's, a battle between Prodigy-man and Anita Apocalyptic, a scene with cameos and also you can hear the official song of this superhero. Prodigy-man is a superhero who fights against problems like ours and supervillains like Mr. Survivor, Doctor Abyss and Anita Apocaliptic. He has a mother with Alzheimer's. Xavier Cristobal, the director of the film, also has her mother with Alzheimer's. The aim of Cristobal is that "the public have a good time and take a few seconds to think of Alzheimer's disease".

'Prodigy-man' is a production "mileurista" on the free time of the different team members. In the film there are two moments where you can see cameos from various celebrities from film, television, newspapers and comics. 'Prodigy-man', the new superhero film in Spanish cinema, has become a multimedia adventure that is developed in parallel with the film production. On page http://prodigy-man.blogspot.com/ you can see two trailers and many extras as: Images, comics, fairy tales (to children with grandparents with Alzheimer's), a special section dedicated to Alzheimer (includes posters, comics, children's stories, interviews, games, twitter-novels, exhibitions, poems, news media productions on Alzheimer's ...), videos, production notes, artistic collaborations and links to social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Xavier Cristobal is writer, director and producer of 'Prodigy-man'.

Blogger about films, comics, television, superheroes, video games, anime, manga and animation from 2006 (http://1936visiones.blogspot.com/). Whirter, director and producer of the short-movie 'El secreto 1936' (http://elsecreto1936. blogspot.com/). He has written articles and reports about movies, television and video games to some magazines of the newspaper La Vanguardia. In Chromosoma, Xavier Cristobal has worked as animator 2D-3D and production assistant and 2D-3D animator in productions as TV series 'The Triplets' or the film 'Wrinkles'. He also participated in a test-screening, exclusive for the movie's tema, of the documentary film "Bicycle, Spoon, Apple '.

LINKS

Trailer 2: http://prodigy-man.blogspot.com/

Comics and stories for children: http://prodigy-man-files.blogspot.com.es/2011/04/prodigy-man-comics-cuentos-infantiles.html

Alzheimer: http://prodigy-man-files.blogspot.com.es/2011/04/prodigy-man-alzheimer.html

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Kindle and e-book news / Goodreads bought by Uncle Jeff at Amazon.
« on: March 29, 2013, 02:48:22 PM »
Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, a leading site for readers and book recommendations that helps people find and share books they love.

“Amazon and Goodreads share a passion for reinventing reading,” said Russ Grandinetti, Amazon Vice President, Kindle Content. “Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss books and, with Kindle, Amazon has helped expand reading around the world. In addition, both Amazon and Goodreads have helped thousands of authors reach a wider audience and make a better living at their craft. Together we intend to build many new ways to delight readers and authors alike.”

“Books – and the stories and ideas captured inside them – are part of our social fabric,” said Otis Chandler, Goodreads CEO and co-founder. “People love to talk about ideas and share their passion for the stories they read. I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity to partner with Amazon and Kindle. We’re now going to be able to move faster in bringing the Goodreads experience to millions of readers around the world. We’re looking forward to inspiring greater literary discussion and helping more readers find great books, whether they read in print or digitally.”

“I just found out my two favorite people are getting married,” said Hugh Howey, best-selling author of WOOL. “The best place to discuss books is joining up with the best place to buy books – To Be Read piles everywhere must be groaning in anticipation.”

Following the acquisition, Goodreads’s headquarters will remain in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 2007, Goodreads now has more than 16 million members and there are more than 30,000 books clubs on the Goodreads site. Over just the past 90 days, Goodreads members have added more than four books per second to the “want to read” shelves on Goodreads.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.

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News / Alien 3 by William Gibson.
« on: March 28, 2013, 03:22:58 AM »
A revised first draft screenplay (in full), Alien 3 by William Gibson.

http://home.online.no/~bhundlan/scripts/alien3/gibson.htm

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News / New York Times fakes Tesla breakdown for article?
« on: February 14, 2013, 10:20:51 AM »
Elon Musk says car logs prove New York Times' reviewer drove around in circles in an empty car lot to run down the batteries.

http://boingboing.net/2013/02/14/tesla-releases-logs-it-says-pr.html

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News / Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special has found its companion!
« on: February 07, 2013, 10:33:20 AM »
With Harry Potter and Game of Thrones actor David Bradley on board as William Hartnell (the first Doctor), it was only a matter of time before we heard about the actress playing the actress who played his very first companion: his granddaughter Susan.

http://www.blastr.com/2013-2-6/doctor-who-50th-anniversary-special-has-found-its-companion

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For the past five years Hermes Press has been producing archival reprints of the original Buck Rogers daily and Sunday comic strips; now the company will be offering an all new take on this classic series helmed by comic book artist and writer Howard Chaykin.

To celebrate his new Buck Rogers series Chaykin will premiere this new version of the feature with a poster designed especially for Comic-Con which will be given away only at the panel, "Buck Rogers, Past, Present, and Future" on Friday, July 13, from 6:00-7:00 PM in room 4. The full color poster, featuring Buck Rogers and Wilma Deering is a Comic-Con panel exclusive.

Chaykin's new series will take the feature back to its origins and have the look and feel of the "classic" Buck Rogers. Hermes Press publisher Dan Herman believes that the strength of the original newspaper strip is "its great sci-fi tales, characters, and its vision of the future -- it's a great tradition to draw on and this new series will pay homage to the classic version of the newspaper strip."

Chaykin feels that Buck Rogers is one of the great science-fiction features and is completely revved up about creating a new version of the feature. "When Dan casually asked me whether I had any interest in reviving BUCK ROGERS, my reaction was first physical--genuine goose bumps--followed by complete delight at the thought of paying back a concept that was so utterly seminal in my thinking about our medium and our field.

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Fantasy Con is pleased to announce author, broadcaster and columnist Muriel Gray as our third Author Guest of Honour. Best remembered as co-presenter of Channel 4’s seminal early 1980s music programme The Tube, alongside Jools Holland and Paula Yates, she began her writing career in 1995 with the best-selling horror novel The Trickster (shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award). It was followed by two more, Furnace (1996) and The Ancient (2000), which Stephen King described as "scary and unputdownable".

She has also contributed many short stories to anthologies and magazines, written for comics, and produced columns for Time Out, the Sunday Correspondent, the Sunday Mirror, Bliss magazine and the Sunday Herald. In 2001 she won Columnist of the Year in the Scottish Press Awards.

Muriel joins our other Author Guests of Honour, legendary Texas "Mojo Story Writer" JOE R. LANSDALE and New York Times best-selling fantasy author BRENT WEEKS, Special Editor Guest MARY DANBY, and Master of Ceremonies TIM LEBBON. The British Fantasy Society has recently announced its list of Nominees for this year’s British Fantasy Awards, and you can now book your place at the Awards Banquet on the Sunday afternoon. This gala event is always the highlight of the convention, but please be aware that places are strictly limited and that once the allocated number of banquet meals have been sold, then we will be unable to add any more. We are also now starting to put together our Programming for the convention. As always, there will be panels, talks and presentations on a wide variety of genre-related topics presented over the weekend.

Please remember, you cannot be considered for Programming or Readings, if you are not a registered member of the convention.  Publishers who wish to sponsor Launch/Signing Parties, have material included in the Delegate Bags or donate prizes to the Raffle should contact [email protected]. This is also the same e-mail to contact if you are interested in Advertising in the Souvenir Book or Pocket Programme.

The Dealers’ Room is currently sold out, but if you want to be put on a waiting list, in case anybody drops out, then please contact [email protected]

We will be announcing a series of Masterclasses in the near future, and remember that if this is your first convention or you are just a bit shy, then you can contact [email protected], who will look after you.

After the huge success of last year’s event, the convention is returning to the Royal Albion Hotel on the seafront, where rooms are now selling out fast. For those who require a little more luxury, then we also have a limited number of rooms available at the nearby Queens Hotel. Booking information for both hotels can be found on the website at: www.fantasycon2012.org/hotel.htm

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Thanks for the tip-off, Sir Tibbs. I love his books and shall duly grab both of them for my library. Can I post a review in the forum after I have read them?

 8) 8) ::)


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News / The Assault (movie review).
« on: May 15, 2012, 12:06:38 AM »
French filmmaker Julien Leclercq’s intense-driven thriller The Assault recalls the horrific 1994 hijacking of Air France Flight 8969 at the hasty hands of four Islamic terrorists. The Paris-bound plane was to depart Algiers as the diabolical hijackers had other perverse plans in mind—mainly to crash the plane into France’s world famous symbolic architectural structure The Eiffel Tower.

http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/features/2012/The-Assault-Franks-take-16745.php

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News / Stargate: Universe: First Season (review).
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:26:56 AM »
When ‘Stargate: Universe’ was going into production, I couldn’t help but see parallels to ‘Babylon 5’s ‘Crusade’ in having a rogue scientist on-board a starship stepping away from the continuity of the mother series. The only difference is this one managed to survive to two seasons before getting the chop.

http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/books/2012/Stargate-Universe-The-Complete-First-Season-boxset-16703.php

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So what is George Lucas going to do with his property now that he's tired of his rich neighbors putting up a not-in-my-backyard stink? He wants to transform the property into low-income housing, naturally.

http://www.movies.com/movie-news/george-lucas-grady-ranch/7883

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Press Releases / Filming starts on CBBC's Wizards Vs Aliens
« on: April 27, 2012, 12:00:41 PM »
Filming is now underway on CBBC’s thrilling new action adventure drama, created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who).

Wizards Vs Aliens, produced by BBC Cymru Wales in association with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), will air on CBBC this Autumn. Filming has begun at the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff and on location around the area.

Starring newcomers Scott Haran as Tom Clarke and Percelle Ascott as Benny Sherwood, the series also features Annette Badland (Doctor Who, The Sparticles Mystery) Michael Higgs (Eastenders) Jefferson Hall (Doctors, Emma) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). Don Gilet (Eastenders, Doctor Who) and Nina Sosanya (Teachers, Love Actually) make guest appearances as Benny’s parents.

Wizards Vs Aliens brings magic and sci-fi together to tell an epic tale. Aliens are intent of devouring all the magic on Earth - one 16-year-old boy stands in their way.

Tom Clarke is a seemingly ordinary boy who loves football. He lives with his dad Michael and grandmother Ursula in an ordinary house in an ordinary street - but there’s something different about Tom. He has an astonishing secret - his family are Wizards! When the alien Nekross arrive on Earth hungry for magic, there’s big, big trouble in store for all wizardkind.

With the help of his friend and science super-brain Benny, Tom must stop them - but will these two unlikely heroes succeed, or will the Nekross devour all the magic on Earth with disastrous results for the whole planet?

Wizards Vs Aliens (12 x 30 minutes) will be broadcast on CBBC in Autumn 2012. The executive producers are Russell T Davies, Bethan Jones and Gina Cronk for the BBC, and Bob Higgins and Sander Schwartz for FME. The producer is Brian Minchin and co-producer Phil Ford.

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News / Marvel's NEW MUTANTS Movie in the Works.
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:09:42 AM »
Rothman dropped about a feature film adaptation of a really fun Marvel property: The New Mutants.

http://collider.com/new-mutants-movie-tom-rothman/162192/

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News / Re: Fringe season five confirmed.
« on: April 27, 2012, 03:40:47 AM »
Can't wait for season five!

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