AMAZING NEWS: 3/13/16

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NEWSLETTERS & PRESS RELEASES (See full text below)

UK Blog Awards; RPGnet #45; Geeks Out

SOCIAL
US Wins Discrimination Case Against Towns – Acted as tools of polygamous church

Panek Wants MORE Women Astronauts

WOW!  Who’d u thunk it?  Gender Inclusive Toys Sell More!

Goodbye, Wachowski Brothers.  Hello, Wachowski Sisters!

More Non-Proof of American Exceptionalism:  US Not in Top Slot of 10 Most Literate Countries

Female Scientist Shows Us How to Deal With Internet BS

ENTERTAINMENT

Advanced Screening of Starship Grissom: Planet L-197

Johnny Depp’s Head

60’s Universal Monsters in Plastic

Nerf Herder’s Rock New Release – At the Con (twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go, I wanna be sedated:  hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go insane)

Mind Meld:  Alt. Hist.

Christopher Priest Sits Down on StarShipSofa

Pictures From a 1930s Fandom

New Gerrold Release

Blake’s 7 Podcast

A Very Buffy Burthday

A Vampire in Hollywood Released

INDUSTRY

Fake Books & Fake Authors on Amazon Best Seller Lists (I suggested this would be a problem several years ago…)

Umberto Eco

The Importance of World building

Scotus:  No Apple a-peeling

Rowling Steps in it

Reasons to be a Proud Book Hoarder Collector

Pulpfest Celebrates Amazing Stories

Neil Clarke Dives Into Submission Numbers (interesting:  submissions come from the same countries that visit Amazing)

SCIENCE

Ecuadorian Volcano Erupts

Buy Your Own Personal Satellite for Only $8,000!

Now That’s MY Kind of Airline!   Alaska Air Delays Flight for Eclipse Tourists

Bionic Finger Feels

Space Elevator Gets US Patent

PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS

 

 

The UK Blog Awards 2016 evening is now less than 8 weeks away and the excitement is beginning to build! At the UK Blog Awards, we are very passionate about individuals and companies receiving the recognition that is deserved. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the initial entrants and finalists on making it to the final stage.

At the end of February, we held the first finalist and judge meet-up at Hills Balfour. This was an opportunity for finalists to meet with the UKBA16 judges before the awards and ask questions about the process. We expect this meet-up to be the first of many to come for our blogging community.

Currently, we are finishing off the design for your important invite to the awards with ODEON Cinemas. Please note, you will receive this invite if you have purchased your ticket to attend or if you are a finalist and have registered your details to attend the awards. We hope you will agree, blogging offers a great network online, but nothing beats face to face engagement and we cannot wait to meet with you all. If you haven’t already bought your ticket, you can purchase your ticket/s via the UK Blog Awards website.

This week, we have some further opportunities for our bloggers. ODEON Cinemas will co-host #BlogHour tomorrow, Tuesday 8th March from 9pm and they want to know how you push your limits. The questions are now live on the Blog.

Finally, we are delighted to announce and welcome tibit as Digital and Technology category partner of the UK Blog Awards 2016. The Blog Awards and tibit are working together on an exciting case study and are offering you the chance to become part of an exciting social movement. To register your interest and receive some great incentives in return, please email us: .

 

Attend UKBA16

 

 

 

tibit support bloggers at UKBA16

We are delighted to welcome tibit as the newest supporting partner of the UK Blog Awards 2016, sponsors of the Digital and Technology category.

tibit are paving the way for everyone to express their appreciation for great content more positively.  They are passionate about helping bloggers, big and small, gain recognition for their content.  The Blog Awards and tibit are working together on an exciting case study and are offering you the chance to become part of an exciting social movement. To register your interest and receive some great incentives in return, please email us: .

 

 

 

ODEON co-host #BlogHour | 08.03.16

 

It’s been a busy start to the year for ODEON. Fresh from an ODEON Leo love- in pre and post his Oscar win which involved ODEON Cinemas renaming their iconic cinema ODEON Leicester Square to LEODEON, they are now gearing up for their next award ceremony – with you – the UK Blog Awards 2016.

March 5 sees ODEON launch their latest game changing initiative. It’s called ODEON Limitless and it’s a monthly subscription to Limitless cinema. So with this is mind, Tuesday’s Blog Hour, co-hosted by ODEON Cinemas is all about how you push your limits. See you online at 9pm, but before hand you can view the questions on the UKBA16 Blog!

 

 

 

Your Industry. Your Mark.

have you ever wondered what is going on in the UK Blogging industry? If you have less than 60 seconds, have your say here and complete a short industry questionnaire.

 

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RPGnet Newsletter #45
March 8, 2016

New Columns

Brent Dedeaux was back with a new issue of Tales from the Rocket House, this one covering a problem that (probably) all RPG groups have had to confront: “Missing Players and Shifting Groups.”

Also new last week was Christopher Cecil’s latest Fuzzy Thinking: “Goggling Characters.”

New Reviews

RPGnet posted two great new reviews last week:

Threads You Might Have Missed

The Newsletter typically avoids recommending straight-up comedy threads, but this was a special moment in TRO: “What ‘Big Roleplaying’ Doesn’t Want You to Know.”

A common issue that comes up in licensed settings is what to do about all those ‘famous’ people that your players aren’t playing: Is it deprotagonizing to interact with a ‘hero’ of the setting? What to do about canon? How mechanically powerful should the PCs be in relation to the established characters? Some very useful perspectives on these and other issues can be found in: “When you campaign in ‘established’ worlds, do you like to meet famous NPCs?”

This next thread gets pretty contentious at times – another type of thread the Newsletter generally avoids recommending, but it’s that kind of week – but is well worth the read regardless because of all of the insightful commentary related to game design. Head over to Tabletop Roleplaying Game Design for “Skill Systems and Attributes, Depending on Your Game, a Couple DO’s and DON’Ts” for some thoughts from RPGnet’s resident game designers on RPG mechanical design.

Sign Off

We’ll be back next week.

  • Iustum
    Newsletter Editor

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