It’s that time again, gentles! Have a whole mess of links to get you through to the weekend. And while you’re checking these out I’m going to work out for a while.
– It’s no secret by now that Eureka has been cancelled. It’s almost like SyFy is Fox’s little brother, imitating in the hopes big brother will think them cool. And though I don’t think it will do any good, you can check out the effort to save Eureka.
– In other television news, the popularity of cable television seems to be dropping off. Personally, I think we are closer than further to a point in which television favours streaming and/or on-demand. I think cable companies are going the way of companies that made widgets for wooden sailing ships.
– Closer to home, Edmonton’s Fringe Festival this year features Sustainival, a fully green carnival. I had reservations about adding carnival rides to a theatre festival, but I spoken with smart people that give me good reasons why they should stay.
– Geek vs. Life features a great article on cosplay and feeling good in your own skin. I’ll admit, I’m guilty of judging some cosplayers based on body-type. But I’m getting better.
– Here is a little behind-the-scenes look at Team Unicorn’s latest photo shoot. Learn the secrets of their radioactive goo, and how the Unicorns are like Ninja Turtles.
– NPR has released a list of the Top 100 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books. I’m happy to report that I have read at least 60% of this list. I’m also happy to report I now have a shopping list for my next bookstore run…
– Sticking with fantasy literature for a while, here are some interesting artist renderings of the dwarves from The Hobbit. I really think I prefer these to the photos I’ve seen for the upcoming movie, but then what do I know?
– Scott Kurtz, creator of PVP webcomic, talks about his very smart and honest use of product placement in his work.
– No one wants to see this more than I, but I do have some reservations regarding a possible biopic of Gary Gygax. $150 million seems like a lot. Also, I’d much prefer a straight ahead documentary than some semi-fictional tomfoolery.
– In a trend I could fully support, Paizo outsells Wizards of the Coast. I think WotC/Hasbro will have to seriously consider listening to their player base, because that will be the only thing that saves them from this slump.
– A little ditty from Reggie Watts and Amanda Palmer about our beloved Doctor.
– Last but not least: from @geekyjessica comes this pictorial comparison of the Women of Sci-Fi vs. the Women of Prime Time. No surprise, Sc-fi for the win!
That ought to hold you for a while. If you have your own links to share, send them through the comments, below.