Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Writing Contest & Fireball XL5 Alerts

Here are a few tidbits to hold us over until tonight’s post:

Who wouldn’t want to achieve galactic fame and fortune? Thanks to Lisa Paitz Spindler, we have news of a recently announced science fiction publishing contest. Io9 has the details.

And to inspire your cosmos-spanning tale, take a gander at Dance Off With the Star Wars Stars 2008! This is sure to launch the bestselling careers of many a science fiction romance author (thanks to Linnea Sinclair for the link).

Fireball XL5

And finally, for those of you in the Britain, don’t forget to mark your calendars for a Very Special Event this weekend:

“To celebrate the definitive release of Gerry Anderson's Fireball XL5 on DVD, Network have arranged a special event on Saturday 27 June at the Odeon Covent Garden, London.

There will be a 35mm screening of 'The Day The Earth Froze', from a newly struck print from the original negative, in complete contrast the first ever public screening of the newly colorized and restored episode 'A Day In The Life Of A Space General' will follow in high definition. A 10 minute extract from the brand new documentary 'A Wonderland of Stardust' will conclude the screenings. To be followed by a Q&A with special guest Gerry Anderson moderated by Richard Hollis.

Tickets are £6.50, or as a special offer you can purchase your ticket and the limited edition packaging DVD box set of FIREBALL XL5 for a total of £40!

Box sets ordered this way will receive priority for signing by Mr Anderson on the day.

Tickets are now available to purchase - all purchases can be made through the Network website.

Standard ticket for £6.50 (click HERE to order)

Special “ticket and box set” combined deal for £40 (click HERE to order)
This FIREBALL XL5 limited edition packaging DVD box set is released nationwide on Monday 29 June. Retail price £59.99.”

I haz le Supermarionation, baby!

Joyfully yours,