And that’s a wrap #10
Today’s news all wrap’d up. If you have news to be included, DM or email me.
Tweets from Outer Space
William Shatner (Captain Kirk, Star Trek) tweeted to an International Space Station’s Flight Engineer, who replied in classic Trek terminology.
@cmdr_hadfield Are you tweeting from space? MBB
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) January 3, 2013
@williamshatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 3, 2013
To see the original tweets and the following Star Trek jokes, follow this link.
I just wish I could embed my tweets all prettified like The Atlantic, but when I embed tweets they look like the above tweets. 🙁
If anyone can tell me how to embed tweets prettily using WordPress, please let me know. I am currently using embed code for the above results.
Neil Gaiman musical eulogy for Gerry Anderson: Neil Gaiman sings Fireball XL5 theme
Breaking news: marriage changes Neil Gaiman; ‘This is more purple than I’ve worn in 40 years.’
Doctor Who news
As you’re probably aware, this year is the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. It seems every man and his dog is getting into the spirit with a Doctor Who theme of some sort. Yours truly is even creating some Who-related artwork that will trickle onto the website throughout the year.
Verity is a Who-themed podcast with six women from around the globe commenting.
Splendid Chaps: A Year of Doctor Who is another podcast, this one featuring Ben McKenzie(Dungeon Crawl, ‘patron saint of geek comedy’ – T-Squat magazine) and John Richards (creator/writer ABC’s Outland, Boxcutters podcast). And it’s their own website that’s calling Ben ‘the patron saint of geek comedy’, not me 😛
Jurassic Life: free fan-made game
It’s all pretty and then turns into a FPS (first person shooter). They’re looking for volunteers.
Peter David update
I reported a few days ago that Peter David – author of Star Trek: New Frontier series, Knight life, Sir Apropos of Nothing, comic books, screenwriter – yeah, he’s done a teensy bit for the genre, THAT Peter David – had a stroke. Kathleen has updated Peter’s blog basically saying that if you’d like to help with their medical expenses looming large, then please purchase his books especially books from Crazy 8, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Later Kathleen hopes to have a donate button set up.
Scalzi invites SFF people to list their eligible creations
SF/F creators: Tell my up to 50K daily readers the works of yours you'd like considered for awards in 2013: http://t.co/rJSAmRE0
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) January 4, 2013
A Weekend with Pat Rothfuss & Worldbuilders team at Heifer Ranch
As they’ve passed the $200,000 target for raising money for charity, Heifer Ranch has given 10 weekend trips to Worldbuilders. Four of these trips are going into the lottery – ‘tickets’ purchased by making donations – and the other six trips are being auctioned off to raise more money for charity. So, for a chance to spend a weekend with Pat, check out this blog and donate cashy money or bid in the auction. Or both.