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Vendor Spotlight: New Shirts for Classic SciFi Fans

If you’re a fan of the classics, be sure to check out Outofprintclothing.com’s new SciFi collection: http://outofprintclothing.com/science-fiction-collection/

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, A Wrinkle in Time, 1984, and many more – you can get your favorite classic novel cover on t-shirts for men and women.

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iPhone App Spotlight: The Tribez & Castlez

I don’t do a lot of game reviews, as I don’t play a lot of games – mostly just the occasional one on my iPhone. The Tribez was one, so when The Tribez & Castlez released, I decided to check it out. It’s a free game with in-game purchases available to speed up gameplay. It’s highly addicting, but not one that I have to continually play. I can leave it for a few hours (or days) and come back without losing anything. As with most city building games, when you first start out, there’s a lot to do and you level up quickly. After a day or two of play, it slows down to 30 minutes or more between play. Great for the casual gamer.

The Details:
Game Insight, a global leader in mobile/social games, is pleased to announce that the next chapter in city building games, The Tribez & Castlez, is now available for download for iOS and Android devices from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The Tribez & Castlez is a spin-off of the worldwide smash hit The Tribez, which has garnered more than 14 million players worldwide.

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Movie Review: The History of Future Folk

The History of Future Folk

A musical/SciFi/comedy/romance – this recent independent film has it all. Starring Nils d’Aulaire and Jay Klaitz, the duo are aliens who form bluegrass music – with a cult following. The songs are clever and funny. And the story is compelling and charming.

Fans of Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog will enjoy this comical romp. My favorite scene is a montage of a humorous tango with the suddenly suave Jay Klaitz while our hero Nils d’Aulaire fights a fearsome alien bounty hunter. And the scenes when the aliens hear music for the first time are priceless. The History of Future Folk is a sweet and lighthearted film that I highly recommend.

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The History of Future Folk is available now on iTunes.

Official Synopsis:
THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK tells the hilarious (and possibly exaggerated) origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been charming NYC audiences with their live act for the better part of a decade. When a comet threatens to destroy their planet, the citizens of Hondo enlist their most decorated soldier, General Trius (Nils d’Aulaire), to search for a new home planet- and wipe out the current inhabitants with a flesh-eating virus. After landing somewhere near Brooklyn, General Trius wanders into a megastore to unleash the terror… when he’s suddenly enchanted by a strange and mystical human invention known as “music.” They don’t have music on Hondo, and since it’s the best thing he’s ever heard, General Trius immediately abandons his mission to eradicate the human race, assumes the name Bill, starts a family, and launches a one-alien bluegrass act in a tiny bar owned by Larry (Dee Snider).

Years later, his peaceful life is disrupted when the Hondonians send a bumbling assassin named Kevin (Jay Klaitz) to get the mission back on track. Although subduing Kevin is no challenge for the great General Trius, the Hondonians have no intention of calling off their plan to eliminate mankind, so Bill and Kevin must join forces to save Hondo, prevent an intergalactic takeover of Earth, and hopefully get some bigger gigs for the universe’s first Hondonian bluegrass duo: Future Folk!

DIRECTED BY: J. Anderson Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker
STARRING: Nils D’Aulaire, Jay Klaitz, Julie Ann Emery, April Hernandez, and Dee Snider
OFFICIAL WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA: www.futurefolk.com / @future_folk / facebook.com/futurefolkmusic
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For those in the area, the Future Folk band has an upcoming gig, opening for The Difibulators at the Brooklyn Bowl on 8/28:
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/338683-defibulators-brooklyn/

3 Part Web Series: Meridian

Check out this short, interactive new web series starring Orlando Jones. It’s a suspenseful mystery fused with a fantasy/scifi element.


From the official website:
MERIDIAN: Where the past, future and present intertwine.

Enter the world of Meridian, a 3-part adventure where time and space expand and contract, revealing a mystery, one sliver at a time.

Follow Jeff (Orlando Jones), a smart but directionless techie, some would say an “unchallenged” geek, as he falls down a mystic rabbit hole-leaving behind his dead-end job in tech support. He is thrust into the stuff of legend when he comes across an ancient Aztec necklace, revealing past and future events hidden from everyone else and changing his life forever.

Jeff has to move fast and think even faster if he is to survive.

Watch Part 1 here! Or the non-interactive version below.

Watch Part 2 here!

Watch Part 3 here on November 26th!

Play Planet Baen and Earn Free Books!

Baen Books has put out a free online game that lets players earn free ebooks. It’s called Planet Baen (at PlanetBaen.com). It’s a thinker’s game, where you’re the leader of a group of space colonists building a settlement on a distant planet. You get to set your own politics, and your choice of politics affects how the game works. If you play 15 minutes a day for a week or so, you’ll earn a free ebook of your choice from the large collection of books at www.baenebooks.com, including tons of titles from Tor and Del Rey and Nightshade Books, as well as Baen’s huge catalog, and books from a surprisingly wide spectrum of science fiction and fantasy authors, like Catherine Asaro, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jaqueline Carey, P.N. Elrod, Sharon Lee, David Weber, and Phil and Kaja Foglio.

Earn free ebooks just by playing a game? Sounds good to me! Be sure to check it out…

TV Pilot Trailer: Drifter

One hundred fifty years from now, a man, alone in space on an eight month journey to Earth’s Colony on Mars, teaches his ship’s computer to let him virtually enter his favorite TV show. When a politically motivated sabotage bombing leaves the ship damaged beyond repair, he finds himself adrift with only 12 days of life support left. The virtual world of the TV show becomes his only chance for human interaction, friendship, and perhaps… even love.

You can find more information about the show at mobcaster.com/project/drifter or at facebook.com/12daystolive