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« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on September 08, 2015, 12:08:17 PM »

UK, London, Tuesday 8th September 2015 – Yesterday, Secret Cinema announced a worldwide Secret Cultural Protest, #LoveRefugees, in solidarity with refugees. The series of screenings will take place simultaneously this Saturday 12th September at 7pm with the UK, France Japan, Kenya and Tunisia confirmed as the first host countries.

Leading the protests in London, Secret Cinema will stage a secret screening at a central location. This screening will be the first of many and marks the launch of a new initiative to install mobile cinemas across refugee camps in Europe, establishing a cultural dialogue and stimulus. The ‘jungle’ refugee camp in Calais will be the first to benefit, launching on the 12th September.

To join the Secret Cultural Protest Secret Cinema has asked everyone to donate what they can towards the cause, as well as the option to purchase tickets to the screenings. The London screening supports the Refugee Council (UK Registered Charity no. 10145760). Worldwide, the screenings are held in support of a local charity.

Interested parties, artists and organisations can join the protest and/or host a screening in their city, wherever they are. To register their interest and for further information, they are asked to email [email protected]

To purchase tickets to the London screening, please visit: Tickets. The location and further instructions will be sent to ticket holders on Thursday, 10th of September.  Min. age 15

Embargoed until Saturday, 12th September 8PM BST

For the worldwide screenings, Secret Cinema has chosen to screen Bahman Ghobadi’s Turtles Can Fly (2004). The film will remain undisclosed until Saturday. Alongside a host of notable guests and live musicians, the filmmaker, himself a refugee, has offered to share his experience and an exclusive insight into his latest film venture at the screening protest. His new project shows a collection of raw uncut footage following the lives of 8 children currently living in the refugee camps on the Syrian-Iraqi borderlands.  In search of a medium to express their agony and suffering, the children are given small cameras to document their life experiences, empowering them to tell their stories to audiences all over the world, without an intermediary.

Tickets for the London event and donations towards the makeshift cinemas:

Official Event page:
Kendal, 25th August 2015: The full line-up of Canadian creators at this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival (16th – 18th October) is now confirmed and includes Kate Beaton, Darwyn Cooke and Kathryn and Stuart Immonen – who will be joining many others in the dedicated Canadian Comics Lodge at The Shakespeare Centre over the event-packed weekend.

 Working in partnership with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, LICAF's exciting events line up this year includes appearances by Estelle Bachelard (aka Bach, creator of It’s Hard To Be A Girl), Kate Beaton (Hark, A Vagrant and Step Aside, Pops!), Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier and Parker: The Hunter), Michael DeForge (Lose, Ant Colony, First Year Healthy, Very Casual and designer on the Cartoon Network's Adventure Time), Stuart Immonen (Star Wars, Captain America, Russian Olive to Red King and All-New X-Men), Kathryn Immonen (Moving Pictures, Operation: SIN, Spider-Verse and Russian Olive to Red King), Samuel LeBlanc (Perfume of Lilacs), Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare and Sherlock Homes vs. Houdini) and Seth (Palookaville, George Sprott)

 Along with appearances on comic panels and in workshops over the weekend, the Canadian guests will take up residence in Kendal's Shakespeare Centre, close to the main Brewery Arts Centre venue for Festival events and the free Comics Clock Tower, which will host a huge line-up of British and international creators, publishers and retailers.

 Darwyn Cooke, making his first ever visit to the UK, will also introduce a special screening of the 2008 film Justice League: New Frontier, screening at the Brewery Arts Centre on Saturday morning (17th October). adapted from the award-winning DC: The New Frontier he created, which effectively captures his gritty writing style and powerful artwork on screen.

 "Festival's offer the chance for young creators to meet other artists whom they share a sensibility with," says guest Seth. "This is so important when you are young and is probably one of the things I am most envious of the younger artists.

 "There were few opportunities in my youth to meet other young artists with the same tastes and ambitions. It was a small pool then. It’s nice to see so many young artists meeting and having fun together at these festivals."

• For more about the 2015 Lakes International Comic Art Festival visit:
Whether you miss Comic-Con, or MISSED Comic-Con, TwoMorrows is here to help with our NO-CON SALE!

Now through this Sunday (August 23rd), we’re offering all our in-stock comics books & magazines at a whopping 40% OFF cover price, just like we did last month in San Diego. (Honest, we’re not conning you–just offering great savings!)

So hit the virtual booth at this weekend, and stock up on the best comics and LEGO publications around–and all without having to fight crowds and dodge cosplayers!

This sale is for PRINT items only, ordered at our webstore through midnight on Sunday, August 23, 2015. The sale does NOT include new and upcoming releases, subscriptions, bundles, or digital editions. (But if a digital edition is available, you’ll automatically get it FREE with your paid print copy.) And PLEASE BE PATIENT if you order near the end of the sale period, as an offer like this will undoubtedly flood us with orders, which may take a few extra days to get shipped.

Best regards,

TwoMorrows Publishing
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Conventions and events / Game Music Connect - London 27 July 2015
« Last post by Geoff the head Uncle on July 27, 2015, 03:22:15 AM »
Game Music Connect

Leading Music Execs and Supervisors to Explore New Frontiers of Music in Video Games at Southbank Centre, London on September 15

 LONDON, United Kingdom (July 27, 2015) - Game Music Connect organizers today revealed new sessions for the third annual international video game music conference which returns to The Purcell Room at London's Southbank Centre on September 15. Game Music Connect welcomes Director Of Music for Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) Worldwide Studios, Chuck Doud as opening keynote speaker for 2015. Other new sessions announced include video demonstrations and discussion with Sony's in-house Project Morpheus music team regarding the aesthetics and functionality of in-game music scores for Virtual Reality (VR). Tickets for Game Music Connect 2015 are available now at

The new sessions to be announced for Game Music Connect 2015 include:

One of the globe's most important video game music executives, Chuck Doud leverages over two decades of experience in music composition, production, technology and business. His remit includes such beloved PlayStation titles as The Last Of Us, Journey, Uncharted, InFamous, and God Of War - industry-leading in quality and innovation. He brings a unique game music world view to this year's Game Music Connect keynote as he discusses Sony's current and future visions for video game scoring and celebrates the vital role music plays in today's and tomorrow's interactive entertainment experiences, together with the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Speaker: Chuck Doud (Director Of Music for Sony Computer Entertainment America Worldwide Studios)

Over the last twenty years, rightly or wrongly, many video game creators have sought to apply the grammar and function of film music to an interactive medium somewhat at odds with its linear cousin - with varying degrees of success. Games where the player is active protagonist in a real world gameplay scenario, yet is frequently relegated to passive viewer by cut scenes can be particularly thorny. What is music for; who is music for? And now, the discomfort of linear music concepts which don't always sit well with interactive experiences is heightened in the brave new world of Virtual Reality. Sony's in-house Project Morpheus music team started over with a clean slate and have conducted a series of trials regarding the aesthetics and functionality of scores for VR, seeking to design implementation systems which harness the inherent power of music without disturbing user immersion. Using 'show and tell' they will demonstrate what they have found to work so far, and explain why.

Alastair Lindsay (Music Production Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Creative Services Group)
Joe Thwaites (Composer & Music Production Assistant, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Creative Services Group)
Chairs: John Broomhall and James Hannigan

More sessions will be announced shortly. Visit for all the latest news.

Game Music Connect is founded by multi-award winning game and TV composer James Hannigan and celebrated game audio director, composer and industry commentator John Broomhall - who, with over one-hundred AAA game credits between them, joined forces in 2013 to create Game Music Connect in order to celebrate and explore the music of video games.

Now in its third year, Game Music Connect is for aspiring and professional composers of all backgrounds and those interested in learning about the art and craft of creating today's cutting edge video game soundtracks - featuring talks, practical demonstrations and round-table discussions with some of the world's leading artists, innovators and decision makers in the world of music for video games.

Game Music Connect 2015 is proud to be partnered with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and its sponsors include Sony PlayStation, COOL Music, Spitfire Audio and Audiokinetic. For more information and to purchase tickets for Game Music Connect 2015, visit:
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A huge line up of both British and globe-spanning international comics talent is being lined up for this year's Lakes International Comic Art Festival, taking place 16th – 18th October 2015.
 International guests announced so far are award-winning Canadian artist Darwyn Cooke, Simpsons Comics artist Bill Morrison (thanks to the National Cartoonists Society in the US), Boulet, Winshluss, Benoit Peeters and Antoine Cossé and Japanese Shojo manga artist Akiko Hatsu - with still more to come.

 Announced British guests include Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, 24 Hour Marathon organiser and artist Dan Berry; graphic novelist Joe Decie, who is working on a longform project thanks to funding from the Lakes Festival; Oliver East, author of titles such as Trains Are Mint, who is working on another project with the Festival following the success of The Homesick Truant's Cumbrian Yarn; internationally-acclaimed cartoonist Hunt Emerson, creator of Calculus Cat;  author David Gaffney, who has recently been working with Dan Berry on a new graphic novel, The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head; award winning comics writer Kieron Gillen; and UK-based stitcher and prolific tea drinker Felt Mistress AKA Louise Evans, who has created a range of one-off bespoke creatures with her partner, illustrator Jonathan Edwards, including Poblin, the Festival's mascot; and the internationally-acclaimed illustrator and graphic novelist Dave McKean.
 The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is the only one of its kind in the UK, taking place in one of the UK’s most beautiful areas – the English Lake District in the North West of the country, in the market town of Kendal. Modelled on European-style festivals, such as Angoulême in France, it takes over the whole town for a weekend of comic art. Its aim is to celebrate the whole spectrum of comic art, inspiring existing comic art fans and creators and, it hopes, generating new audiences and creators too. It invests in creators through a commissioning programme and has an emphasis on developing international collaborations.

 The hugely successful 2014 Festival in Kendal featured a stellar cast of both British and international creators and a number of special exhibitions, and attracted thousands of fans young and old to the Lake District town.

 The Festival’s dedicated organisers are determined to build on last year’s visitor numbers still further, reflecting their aim to deliver a truly European-style comics festival involving the whole of the local community and visitors in a truly unique comics experience.

 Festival-connected events in the run up to the 2015 weekend include a partnership with the Friends of Lancaster Library for Lancaster Comics Day (Sunday 14th June), which will see the announcement of the winners, and the publication of the “Lost in Space” digital anthology June, which is being produced in partnership with Titan Comics and will include a cover by Festival patron Sean Phillips. Announced guests at that event include comic writer Andy Diggle, Eddie Robson and Tim Quinn, artist Dave Taylor and editor John Freeman.
Orbit Books launches Fantasy Writing Workshop with Karen Miller

The international science fiction and fantasy publisher Orbit Books will be launching an online fantasy writing workshop this summer, hosted on It will be led by Karen Miller - a million-copy bestselling author who rose to fame with her debut The Innocent Mage, and whose most recent release is the critically acclaimed epic fantasy The Falcon Throne.

The free week-long event, which starts on 27th July 2015, will invite aspiring authors to take part in a communal online “write-along” challenge, during which they will each be encouraged to pen their own sample of a new fantasy novel. They will also be invited to submit this sample into a competition at the end of the week.

Miller will be kicking off the writing workshop by setting a writing challenge for aspiring fantasy authors on 27th July, and will be providing advice and words of encouragement throughout the week. She will also taking part in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, during which time participants will be able to put their own questions on writing to her.

Miller said: “One of the hardest things about starting a writing career is the feeling that you're alone, that nobody understands what you're going through, and that it's really hard to figure out how to do it right! That's why I'm so excited to share a little of what I've learned since I wrote my first fantasy novel. It's been a wild ride, these past few years, and if a new writer can be helped by something I've said, it will make all the hard work worthwhile.”

Any aspiring authors interested in taking part should follow @OrbitBooks on Twitter for details and updates.

For further information contact [email protected] or [email protected]
San Diego, July 6th, 2015 – We have the one, the only, the legendary world creator himself STAN "THE MAN" LEE signing at the Arcana booth (2515) on Friday July 10th at 5pm. 

 Not only will Arcana be at San Diego Comic-Con in a few short days, not ONLY will we be selling exclusive merch from Pixies, Howard Lovecraft and The Steam Engines of Oz, NOT ONLY will we be holding a panel discussing all upcoming films and projects on the Friday ... but ... the legend will be on hand signing!

"BUT HOW?" you ask, as you shout at your mobile device and/or laptop. Arcana is teamed up with Stan and his company "POW! Entertainment"  for his upcoming project Stan Lee's The Unknowns a brand new world of super-powered teens fighting alien invaders sprouted from the brain of Stan Lee himself and organized by Chris "Doc" Wyatt (Iron Man: Armored Adventures) and our very own CEO and Head Honcho Sean Patrick O'Reilly. 

Obviously the co-creator of Spider-Man and walking cameo legend himself has very limited time and we WISH we could let you all shake hands, selfie, and sign to your nerdy heart's content. However, space is limited for this event so we're doing things the only fair way we know. By encouraging cross media promotion and assigning rewards at random.

SO log onto Facebook (Arcana Comics), Instagram (ArcanaStudio) , and Twitter (@ArcanaStudio). Find us, follow us, and repost our Stan Lee announcement with #ArcanaLee

Winners* will be contacted and announced and will get some face time with the Captain of Comics himself.  We look forward to seeing you all at the big show! 

*Winning is not a guarantee of interaction with Stan Lee. Some conditions may apply. Offer subject to change without notice. Arcana Studio is not responsible for any and all minds lost by interacting with a Comic Book super legend. Legal filler is hard to type. Purple monkey-dishwasher. 

About Arcana
Arcana owns one of the world's largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 250 original intellectual properties, hundreds of graphic novels and a treasure trove of thousands of characters.  Arcana’s high quality branded entertainment is filled with characters and stories that transcend gender age, cultural and geographic boundaries.  Arcanamation is a full-scale animation studio with the creative and production capabilities to create high-quality branded entertainment with a focus on original content. The next generation of animated feature films and TV series are currently in production, led by a 13 episode series of Kagagi and the theatrically released animated feature film Pixies staring Christopher Plummer on shelves in Walmart on July 14th.

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