Jan 082013
 

That’s a wrap #13

A wrap of today’s news.  If you have news to be included, DM or email me.

Pat Rothfuss confesses to being a drug dealer

As I’m not the Daily Mail, I have to confess the above headline is a teensy bit misleading.  What Pat literally says is:

‘This is somewhere between a Whitman’s sampler of Whedon, and getting your first hit for free from a drug dealer’

because he’s giving away some Whedon and 200 books from his own shelves as part of a lottery to raise money for charity.

Pat concludes this particular blog post with these comments:

And also a heads-up: Worldbuilders is finished on January 18th. So now’s the time to donate and spread the word….

If you’d like a chance to win some of these things while making the world a better place, donate on the Worldbuilders Team Page. For every $10 you pitch in, you get another chance to win thousands of books and DVD’s.

Worldbuilders is running some auctions too. You can view all of our current auctions over here.

If you want to see the other items that have been donated to Worldbuilders, or learn more about the fundraiser itself, you can head over to our main page.

Pat also spruiked this facebook page because

Shannon, the lovely person that made the Kvothe Doll for Worldbuilders, is giving away a free doll to one of the people who sign up for her facebook page.

The Ballad of Doctor Who

The Ballad of Doctor Who by Bullamakanka, brought to my newsfeed by Splendid Chaps as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.

Wheel of Time fans celebrate the release of A Memory of Light today

I’ve had my copy of A Memory of Light for a few weeks; sadly I haven’t managed to finish it yet because Christmas.  And husband.  He kinda likes to spend time with me when he’s home.  He’s back at work now and I’M WORKING ON IT.

NPR News includes a podcast-style featurette and interviews with  Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson about the series and the finale.

Brandon Sanderson says: Today’s Tor newsletter has articles from Harriet & me and Dragonmount’s Jennifer & Jason, about A MEMORY OF LIGHT.

Patrick Hester looks at the Wheel of Time graphic novels.

I interviewed Brandon Sanderson back in April 2012, when he talked about Wheel of Time and more.  This Supanova 2012 report also includes some Wheel of Time snippets from Brandon’s panel.

UPDATE:

5 minutes on the Wheel of Time, video from Tor, Wheel of Time‘s publisher.

Alison Woodward’s gorgeous and mildly subversive (but safe for work) art

Until Next Time‘ is ‘pop up’ art; you really need to see the entire series of photos to appreciate this work as Alison removes the layers to reveal the innards of her creation.

Until Next Time by Alison Woodward

Until Next Time by Alison Woodward

Cheap holiday fun engaging children with books

I love to see children enjoying books.  Carolyn Jess-Cooke shows how she encouraged her children to engage more fully with a book they love, helping them to be creative and enjoying their holidays.

Engaging with books

Engaging with books

 My Drunk Kitchen is using Indigogo to go on tour

Oscar-nominatee, Bill Plympton, is using kickstarter to complete Cheatin’, an animation for adults

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