Jan 082017
 


The second Volume of J. Miles Dunn’s epic Grinidon is now funding on Kickstarter and I was able to ask a few more questions about the series. 

The first volume, now available in print and digital, was successfully funded about a year ago. It’s hard to explain just how satisfying of an experience this Kickstarter has been. The physical book is great, full of all that wonderful art by Erwin Arroza (interviewed here). Seeing the samples and random pages was one thing, but being able to sit and enjoy it all at once was…well, wonderful. 

Of course, all is a relative term. The story is epic and in Volume One we have still only encountered two of the three Kingdoms vying for control of Calloway. There is so much more to be told…

Thanks again to J. Miles Dunn for taking the time for this interview. New readers should also check out Moby’s first interview with J. Miles Dunn for even more background regarding Grinidon and the history behind the project and it’s artist.


Grinidon: A Fantasy Graphic Novel – Volume 2 on Kickstarter

tumblr_o0o3dbxE011subh7ro1_1280Grinidon is an epic saga of kingdoms and factions fighting for control of a newly discovered island, Calaway. You join the story fifty years into this conflict, after its lords and people have successfully won their independence from their homeland – and now wage war against each other.

Lords and families from the old lands have risked everything to come here and find their fortune. Alliances have been formed and broken, guilds and kingdoms have risen and fallen, and heroes have come from the most unlikely of places.

In Volume 1, the southern kingdom of Carnasus is preparing its capital for an attack from the north.  The council has sent word for all those loyal to the realm to aid them, but they know that this is a battle they cannot hope to win. The northern army is impossibly large and their king has taken steps to ensure victory. 

All appears lost until a figure from Carnasus’ past reemerges – but the slim hope he offers comes with great risk, for he knows a dark secret that must never be told. The council must decide if they will place their lives into the hands of those they cannot trust, or risk annihilation on the battlefield and leave their end to fate. Continue reading »

Dec 292016
 

Well, it’s been a year since Alec Peters’ Axanar, the non-Trek Star Trek fan film production, was sued by CBS and Paramount.

I had originally thought to post something about how the lawsuit changed the landscape of fan films, mostly through the fan film guidelines that came a few months later, but to be honest I’ve found I don’t really have anything much nice to say about the whole affair.

Best of luck to those still producing, and to Starbase Studios as it moves to a new home.

Dec 062016
 

Paradox Girl is back! PG is easily one of the best comics to come around on Kickstarter in a long time, and now she is back for another round with all-new issues.

And now you can see what the fuss is about by checking out PG’s first issue for free [HERE].

You can also find out More at Paradoxgirl.com, or by checking out the Kickstarter for issues 4-6.

Don’t worry, this one won’t kill you with shipping costs for the physical issues, and you can still get Issues 1-3 in several tiers too.

Highly Recommended. Check out that free Issue on Tumbler to see for yourself. 

 

Nov 142016
 

Starbase Studios

For filmmakers looking to produce a Star Trek Fan Film, there’s basically only one set left open to them in the US, unless they build their own, and that’s Oklahoma City’s Starbase Studios

Starbase Studios has one of only three replica bridge sets in the US, and is now the only set open to the public to use for filming. The studio operates as a non-profit and supports the guidelines set by CBS. The studio is home to several productions, and it needs our help.

The studio has had a good run at it’s current location, but has been asked to move soon and there is a deadline. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover the moving expenses and anything anyone can spare towards the effort is , of course, immensely appreciated.

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