Contest! Contest! Contest!
Take a look at this FABulous
cache of prizes. Not one, not two, but THREE books, a set of book cover magnets, pens, pins, and if that isn’t enough—a DEVIL DUCK!!!!
Now for such a GRAND prize, you are going to have to work. Here’s the deal. Answer this question in 250 words or less:If you could spend one unbridled night with ANY fictional character, who would it be? Why? What would you do?
Prizes: Legacy, Many Bloody Returns, magnets and pens from me—Jailbait Zombie, buttons and a devil duck from Mario. Deadline: Midnight Sat. March 21—Mario and I constitute the panel of judges and our decision is final (that sounds SO official, doesn’t it?) The winner will be announced on the Biting Edge March 26—
Send your entries to: Jeanne@jeannestein.com
In the subject line, please put “contest”
Speaking of Jailbait, click here to see Mario’s clever Lego book trailer!
It’s a good thing he has such talented sons. I want to know who the cigar-smoking chump was in the beginning. I chump because he let Mario go. What was he thinking? Besides, as my friend Terry Wright
said, I would have PAID Mario to let me pull that tape off his mouth. Come to think of it, several others that I know would have, too. Right Jeff?
Okay, onto the rest of the story.
Personal stuff: Norway bought the first four books in the Anna Strong Chronicles, and Germany, the next three (4,5,6.) Droemer, the German publisher, will release the third Anna Strong book, called Dark Kiss next month.
A great interview with Eliza Dushku re Dollhouse
from the AVClub
. Here’s a clip:
AVC: It isn’t like Joss is some new kid on the block, though. He has a lot of shows under his belt, and he’s got this large cult following. Is it frustrating when you get that kind of feedback?
ED: Honestly, yes. I understand it from a business perspective, and from Fox’s view, but at the same time, we’ve now done 13 episodes, and people have said that the show took off once they finally realized that Joss is best off left alone to do his thing. That happens around episode six—six through 13 are just extraordinary. I love one, two, three, four, and five, but Joss’ first script that he did after the pilot is number six, which is called “Man On The Street,” and it is just unbelievable. From that point on, the world unfolds in Joss’ way, with Joss’ speed, and it’s really remarkable.
And here’s a trailer
for tomorrow night’s episode, Gray Hour. Looks like we have a couple of episodes before we get to the REAL Whedon show.
Another of my favorite Whedon Alums, Christian Kane
, gave an interview to iFMagazine
. Here’s a bit to titillate and intrigue:
iF: You’ve mentioned that you’d like to see your ANGEL co-star and friend David Boreanaz direct an episode of LEVERAGE next season.
KANE: I talked to David, he’s my best friend, and he said, “dude, I should come and direct.” And David directed me a couple of times, and he’s directed on BONES, so hopefully, god willing, we can get him over to direct an episode of LEVERAGE next season.
iF: Do you think if he directed, he’d make an appearance?
KANE: I don’t know if he would make an appearance. It would be very cool if he walked by. He could possibly come in to a play a nemesis. That would be fun. Sam [Anderson] was just on a couple of episodes ago. He played my boss on ANGEL and so it was really cool to work with him, so you never know.
To see MORE of David, scroll to the bottom. :-)
Is this not cool, or what? James Marsters : The Marstersclass
Sign up for a day with James including an exclusive acting "Marstersclass" on Saturday, May 2, at The Drill Hall in London.
James will be taking to the stage to offer people a rare opportunity to see how he tackles acting roles and gets under the skin of a character as part of a day and evening that also includes a concert, Q&A sessions, personalised autographs, photos and much more.
The masterclass will see him join forces with Torchwood co-star Gareth David Lloyd to offer a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of acting followed by a question and answer session about stage, TV and film work. Find out what happened on the set of new movie Dragonball Evolution or what really went on in the Torchwood Hub. How did James become Spike? How did Piccolo evolve?
Tickets went on sale Feb 27—for about $186.00 limited to 150 people.
Philip José Farmer, Daring Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 91
Science fiction author Philip José Farmer has died. He was 91. The New York Times
observed that he was a writer who "shocked readers in the 1950s by depicting sex with aliens and who went on to challenge conventional pieties of the genre in caustic fables set on bizarre worlds of his own devising . . . Farmer's distinctive blend of intellectual daring and pulp-fiction prose found a worldwide audience. His more than 75 books have been translated into 22 languages and published in more than 40 countries."
"Imagination," he once said, "is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got."
Forrest J. Ackerman—from SF&F Publishing News
Forrest J Ackerman (Also Known As: 4E, 4SJ, Uncle Forry, Mr. Science Fiction) (born November 24, 1916). Agent, editor, writer, life long fabulous friend. Normally the phrase he is best known for & comes into a piece like this on a person's life and loves. But, Forry is internationally loved and famous and best known for so many things that it would be hard to come up with just one.
He created the phrase "Sci-Fi" and coined several other terms. He did for the genre of SF and Horror what no one else could have done. He made it respectable. He inspired today's film makers to recreate some of the best "B" movies and make them "A" list blockbusters.
He was given a nice send off in the newest Comic-Con Magazine which notes: the world of fandom won’t quite be the same without Forry.
A DVD movie has just been released for Dead Like Me: Life After Death. I came to the TV show late and only caught it in syndication. I loved Ellen Muth. She has one of the most expressive faces in the business. I was enthralled by the series and hope the movie is as good. Anyone out there seen it yet? Here’s the trailer
Reaper is back! Yippee!
Lost last night – The best episode yet.
Castle – don’t forget to tune in on Monday!
Who is going to see Watchmen this weekend? How about a report if you do?
From the I-don’t-know-where-this-came-from-and-I-don’t-care dept:
I probably should end with naked David, but I love this time of year. I’m certainly no photographer, but these little flowers are popping up in my yard and I just had to share. Ah, spring….For some reason, most of my links aren't working on this friggin' blogger-- they work everywhere else. Sorry.