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by Moss Piglet
Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why sci-fi authors just can't win
Replies: 0
Views: 2657

Why sci-fi authors just can't win

http://sffmedia.com/books/science-ficti ... t-win.html

An article which may be of interest to all.
by Moss Piglet
Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stingray Sam download
Replies: 0
Views: 2511

Stingray Sam download

I received this recently and thought it may interest a few people: "Dear friends of Stingray Sam, The American Astronaut and BNS, STINGRAY SAM continues to kick major hind-side in festivals around the world, and we are planning for the online and theatrical release mid-September (DVD and soundtrack ...
by Moss Piglet
Wed May 06, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Suggestion for next year
Replies: 2
Views: 4039

Suggestion for next year

How about having a competition at the end of the festival, giving a prize to the person who can list all the games (preferably in order) showcased in the EA promo that is shown throughout the festival?
by Moss Piglet
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superstruct Game
Replies: 0
Views: 2461

Superstruct Game

Should be of interest to most of you... http://www.superstructgame.org/ http://www.iftf.org/node/2302 It's a warm September morning in the year 2019, and you snap on NPR's Morning Edition to catch a few minutes of the news before biking off to work. But an older and wiser Steve Inskeep has grim news...
by Moss Piglet
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jodrell Bank First Move.2 Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 2283

Jodrell Bank First Move.2 Festival

http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/visitorcentre/events/2008_first_move_2.html Jodrell Bank will be running its second Literary Weekend 'First Move.2' on June 13th and 14th. During the weekend there's a chance to hear celebrated authors Brian Aldiss and Piers Bizony, build rockets and hear about the work of Jo...
by Moss Piglet
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Arthur C Clarke 90th happy birthday
Replies: 2
Views: 3140

Re: Arthur C Clarke 90th happy birthday

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7304004.stm

Sad news, but how wonderful to have lived to 90 and to have had such a great impact on your world.
by Moss Piglet
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Dr Who Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 2215

Dr Who Exhibition

http://www.gallifreyone.com/cgi-bin/viewnews.cgi?id=EkpVllEpkZbiCMkObY&tmpl=newsrss&style=feedstyle Doctor number four, Tom Baker, today opened the latest official Doctor Who Exhibition which takes place at the Earls Court exhibition centre in West London. The exhibition which occupies the the Museu...
by Moss Piglet
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: William Gibson event
Replies: 4
Views: 4637

My problem with hardbacks is that they don't fit on the bookshelf along with everything else. I'm in a one bedroom flat so space is at a premium. But maybe I'm just obsessive about neat lines on the shelf or something :)
by Moss Piglet
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: William Gibson event
Replies: 4
Views: 4637

William Gibson event

I enjoyed the event (although it annoys me that you have to buy hardbacks at book signings. I'm just not a fan of them.) For those of you who attended... there was a question from the audience asking Mr Gibson what was on his t-shirt. I think the answer was something about a 'full dog'. Forgive my s...
by Moss Piglet
Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: On the Big Screen
Topic: "Shrooms" Upcoming horror movie for 2007!
Replies: 1
Views: 9276

Horror films cont

You may already be aware that Frightfest is on in London at the end of August. Go to http://www.frightfest.co.uk/ for details.
by Moss Piglet
Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Look Bord!
Replies: 17
Views: 11175

New board

I like the clean lines etc but agree with the previous poster about the font size. The font should be bigger. Anyone with a visual disability will have trouble reading it. I have this thing about websites that leave empty blocks on each/any side of the screen and then use small print to cram in all ...
by Moss Piglet
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use of the term 'science fiction' in popular culture
Replies: 4
Views: 2811

Use of the term 'science fiction' in popular culture

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/news/2007/04/scifighetto_0412 This so annoys me. What is it with the hang up with the term 'science fiction'? I've never seen so many sci-fi /fantasy derived shows on tv and at the cinema as in the past few years. I actually thought sci-fi was becoming mor...
by Moss Piglet
Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: On the Small Screen
Topic: The Doc is Back! sires 3 31st march
Replies: 19
Views: 14739

The Doc is Back! sires 3 31st march

I was a bit worried when the Doctor mentioned Harry Potter in the last episode. It's not that I'm anti-Potter (although after reading a couple of the books I have no desire to read the rest) but I just don't feel it was right. I can't put my finger on why though... Also - was that a HP magic word us...
by Moss Piglet
Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: On the Small Screen
Topic: The Doc is Back! sires 3 31st march
Replies: 19
Views: 14739

The Doc is Back! sires 3 31st march

I hope they don't 'spice it up'. I kind of like an a-sexual Doctor. I want to see sci-fi when I watch Dr Who, not romance.
What do others think?
by Moss Piglet
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: On the Small Screen
Topic: Heroes
Replies: 14
Views: 9216

Heroes

I've seen the first season and loved it. It has similarities to Lost (in a production sense) but I felt it was less of a soap opera - which is good. The style echoes that of a comic book and the story covers some interesting topics (eg: drug abuse) which gives it some bite. Definately worth checking...