Monday, March 14, 2011

Felicia Day's Keynote Speech at SXSW 20011

Liz Shannon Miller talks to The Guild Creator, Felicia Day talking about The Guild, DragonAge: Redemption, webseries and New Media (Note: there was a 'share' button under the live feed during the session which I hope might turn into a permalink....we'll see! If the video is available after I will embed)

Some Screengrabs from Flikr:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Celebrate the Web 4: Vote for your favourite episode now!

Thirteen Pilots - lucky for some!
After seven days of hard work thirteen teams manage to submit their webseries pilot episodes in time for the Thursday deadline. These pilots are now up on where you can view them all on one page. Voting is also on the same page, which simpifies the process enormously. Congratulations to all the teams who took part - all that hard work has paid off! I was really impressed with the quality and of the submissions. I was also pleasantly surprised with the variety of ideas. Although all the pilots use the three required elements, some teams took them to places I didn't expect.

Vote once per day
Voting is once every 24 hours and ends on March 26th, so make sure you vote for your favourites. Here's the latest twitter buzz for #CTW4:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Adama Edition Viper - quick before it disappears!

Adama Edition Viper
Originally uploaded by EdwardJamesOlmos

EDIT: sorry if you missed the picture! It's been removed from Flickr now. I have a copy but since QMX are doing an exclusive interview with Edward James Olmos next week I'm not posting it yet. If you have questions why not send them to QMX via Twitter - your question might be asked!

The amazing Edward James Olmos (Admiral Adama from Battlestar Galactica) shared an exciting tidbit on Twitter tonight - QMX are creating an exclusive new model! As Mr Olmos explained:

"Adama Edition Viper Mark II Artisan Replica features an analog gauge flight package and the call sign,“Husker. It has a tiny working Dradis!" (from twitter)

There are going to 1000 made - 500 signed by him and 500 signed by Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck).

Make sure you follow Mr Olmos on twitter  and QMX for all the details as they are released!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Celebrate The Web 4: Countdown starts now!

Stephanie Thorpe, Jenni Powell, Kim Evey and Taryn O'Neill opened the Celebrate The Web 4 Festival with a livecast on Ustream this morning. During the show they discussed the launch of a new challenge to webseries creators - to make a pilot in one week using the themes and elements that were only revealed today at the start of the countdown.

When the challenge was announced there was huge excitement and there are now 54 teams involved, which is an amazing achievement. If we weren't right smack in the middle of production with 'Mind My Brains, Darling!', we would definitely be joining in because this is a fantastic opportunity.

All the details - and more!
The revamped Celebrate The Web website has all the information you need about the festival and now comes with added forums. The specific details from the livecast are all there, along with all the information about the prizes, how to contact SAG and anything else you might need.

This is a summary of the elements that each pilot has to have (taken as a screengrab from the livecast):

Good luck to everyone involved and congratulations to the organisers for bringing together such a great event!

Here are a few screengrabs from this morning's livecast: