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Join THE MARK as the speak with 3 of DRAGON CON's brightest leaders; Co-Chair RACHEL REEVES, Senior Director of Programming REGINA KIRBY, Director of Concourse Music, CLYDE GILBERT. Art Show Director JOHN PARISE, Parade Director JAN PRICE and DC Office guru TONY GOWELL.
Dragon Con is a multigenre convention which takes place annually in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention draws attendance of 57,000, features hundreds of guests and encompasses several hotels in downtown Atlanta.
Dragon Con comprises approximately 3500 hours of panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops, with over 30 specialized programming tracks that include writing, alternate history, art, anime, gaming, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, comic books, costuming, space, science, online media, independent film, podcasting, Asian cinema and culture, robotics, filk, scientific skepticism, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, X-Files, Joss Whedon creations, apocalyptic themes, Anne McCaffrey's Pern, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, British and American SF television, dark fantasy, the Dragon Con Independent Short Film Festival, and general programming.
From its origin, music has also been a significant feature of Dragon Con, with performances by groups and artists such as Blue Öyster Cult, The Crüxshadows, Celldweller, Ego Likeness, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Bella Morte, Chick Corea, Edgar Winter, Emerald Rose, Ghost of the Robot, Godhead, Iced Earth, Voltaire, Jefferson Starship, The Misfits, GWAR, The Bloodhound Gang, Spock's Beard, and Mindless Self Indulgence.
In 2002, Dragon*Con began hosting a parade through downtown Atlanta and featured thousands of costumed participants.
Write Pack explores writing from fiction based on the headlines. Writing fiction from the headlines is a form of immediate writing. Is it possible to write fiction from the headlines or is this a luxury saved for the TV and Comic book media? Is it possible to do this with other forms of writings?
Do you have to be a superhuman fast writer where you produce 50 books a year? Or is it a crap shoot of timing where you can’t predict it? Do you have to pick a long running trend to be able to write fiction based on the headlines and keep it relevant? For example—murder, bulling, so on…. Or should you be a futurist and focus on science fiction?
Is writing from the headlines really just a form of research? Does it have to be immediate? Can it be too soon?
How do you keep your stories relevant when your story comes out? If it is too soon it might turn off the audience and the writer runs the possible of inaccuracy.
Can you use the headlines to write historical fiction? Mystery? Science Fiction? Fantasy? Real Crime? Other genres?
On the other side of the coin: When do you start to feel like a vulture or a writer version of an ambulance chaser? Can the trends burn out?
Another way to use the headlines is to write a reformation book. Grab a cause and write about it as there is nothing better than passion.
THE MARK has had some interesting guests in its short time on the air. THE MARK returns to it's regularly Sunday time slot to present to you, A NIGHT WITH SOME DWARVES.
Call in and speak to them yourselves.
Adam Brown's first film role came when he was cast as the dwarf Ori in the three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.
He is co-founder of the comedy writing/performing team - 'Plested and Brown'. Shows include; Carol Smillie Trashed my Room, The Reconditioned Wife Show, Flamingo Flamingo Flamingo, Hot Pursuit, Minor Spectacular, Health & Stacey and The Perfect Wife Roadshow.
Stephen Hunter was born in Wellington, New Zealand and was unwittingly cast as "the clown" from a young age. The label clearly sat well with Stephen, who quickly developed a great sense of comic timing, and a reputation as the "go to" funny guy. Very early in his career the camera beaconed. And after honing his skills on New Zealand Television, Stephen headed for Australia.
But it is his comedic ability that has Stephen in high demand on screen in both New Zealand and Australia. His strong resonant voice has also seen Stephen become one of Australasia's top Voice actors. These skills have been used to promote some of Australia & New Zealand's top companies and products. And in 2009, Stephen landed a lead role in the ABC animated series CJ the DJ, as the lovable Si. But it's on screen where his true passion lies - and of course he loves nothing more than making people laugh.
The Reasons to Believe #37
Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is 2 Corinthians 10:5: "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."
Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from J.P. Moreland: "God maintains a delicate balance between keeping his existence sufficiently evident so people will know he's there and yet hiding his presence enough so that people who want to choose to ignore him can do it. This way, their choice of destiny is really free."
Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "Objections In the Discussion of Faith and Reason" (Part 2) from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:
Today, we will continue with our objections and replies in the discussion of faith and reason:
Objection 4: What about all those intellectually brilliant unbelievers, the counter-examples to Justin Martyr? If Christianity is so reasonable, why did Celsus, Plotinus, Hobbes, Machiavelli, Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Melville, Jefferson, Shaw, Russell, Franklin, Sartre, Camus, Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, and Skinner all reject it?
Reply A: Christianity is reasonable but it is not obvious. It is more like E=MC squared than like 2 + 2 = 4.
Reply B: If Christianity is so irrational, why have so many brilliant minds accepted it? The assortment of unbelievers mentioned above is easily overcome by Paul, John, Augustine, Aquinas, Anselm, Bonaventura, Scotus, Luther, Calvin, Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, Berkeley, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Newman, Lincoln, Pasteur, Kierkegaard, Shakespeare, Dante, Chesterton, Lewis, Solzhenitsyn, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Tolkien, da Vinci, Michelangelo, T.S. Eliot, Dickens, Milton, Spenser and Bach, not to mention a certain Jesus of Nazareth.
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Episode 40 – 05/21/2014 – American Design and Master-Craft Initiative
About the American Design and Master-Craft Initiative (ADMCi) and founder Jim Jacoby: The Foundation promotes master-craftsmanship through the assets created by the Commissions, School, or partnered relationships. As a non-profit, the Foundation receives a percentage of the revenue generated by its for-profit initiatives. Additionally, The Foundation takes in grants and donations from associations, family offices and the like who seek to put their investments to work in a sustainable master-craft ecosystem.
Bienville Legacy Motorcycle - an ADMCi possibility.
The Hobbitt and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Summer Jobs for Teens.
Passing personages: Jeb Magruder; William Worthy; Jerry Vale.
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This week on Third Eye Cinema: journey to a bold new adventure and seek glory amid realms of sword and sorcery with Dave Khan, guitarist, vocalist and mastermind behind Canadian pagan metal maniacs Scythia!
Tapping into equal measures D&D, Tolkien, absurdism and SCTV style Canadian satirical jocularity, Khan and company bring an unusual degree of seasoned musicality, outside influence and good humor to play, resulting in something far more than the standard fur-wearing, war paint festooned pagan act can deliver!
Join us as we speak of little people, Santa Claus and Conquest with Dave Khan of Scythia, only here on Third Eye Cinema!
Week 80 (Sun. May 11): Dave Khan of Scythia
Success is a very personal thing and is unique for everyone. Money is perceived to have a direct link to happiness, meaning that if you are rich then you are successful. Real success comes from the quality of your relationships and emotions you experience each day. Tune in to this segment of The NLP View, as host, Donna Blinston talks to, Tom Oberbichler to discuss how he uses NLP to achieve Emotional Success. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed at www.theorganicview.com. ©2014 All Rights Reserved. The Organic View's newest sponsor, Audible.com, is now offering a free 30-day trial membership which includes a credit for one free audio book, by clicking the link here www.audibletrial.com/theorganicview. This week's suggestion comes from Mr. Sean Duggan, one of our listeners and longtime fans of the show. His top three favorite Audible selections are: The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Antonio J. Mendez, The Kissinger Transcripts: The Top Secret Talks with Beijing and Moscow, edited by William Burr, Narrated by: Theodore Bikel and Richard Gilliland and The Hobbit, UNABRIDGED, by J. R. R. Tolkien, Narrated By Rob Inglis. Please send your suggestions using the contact form on our website and we may just feature your selections on an upcoming segment!
Are you a writer? Who answers this question, you or the world? Writing whether you do it for yourself or choose to share it with the world anyone can be a writer. Writing is a skill that requires exercise. Check what some well known writers say about writing that may help or inspire you: Wisdom of Great Writers on Writing
You may be wondering what to write about and the best thing to write about is anything you want. Famous writers have written and continue to write about:
Whatever sets off you anger
Your fantasies (Remember J.K. Rowlings or J. R. R. Tolkien)
Anything you've learned that may help society
How to do ____________
One important moment or event in your life
Experiences you still may not understand from life
Your daily life (Journaling)
In other words you can write about anything and for any reason. What you may find is that writing frees your soul of past pains, worries, or embarrassments. Writing essentially helps to shift strong emotions from your body to your mind. Expressing those emotions through the written word may help to prevent acting physically in a way that could be detrimental to others or yourself.
So get your pencil, pen, or computer and start a journey to potental self-reflection, wisdom, and or maybe a new career
Marlayne Giron is a Messianic Jewish believer in Jesus Christ & author of three inspirational books: "The Victor," "Make a Wish," & "In Plain Sight." Since the release of her first fantasy medieval novel in 2009 (The Victor), Marlayne's had numerous successful book signings at Borders & Barnes & Noble where she appears in medieval costumes and sells out inventory. She's been married to Michael (her "Prince Charming") since 1986 & is the adoptive mother of a beautiful daughter. They make their home in Southern California
THE VICTOR: A benevolent King; his sword of power; a ruthless traitor bent on revenge & the faithful Son who stands in his way with the woman destined to share his throne. Who shall emerge The Victor in this epic battle between good and evil to rule the lives of hapless men? The Victor is reminiscent of the classic swashbuckling action/adventure movies of the 1930s and 1940s starring Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHaviland with knights, & chivalry to tell the tale of good vs. evil. While the love story is wholesome the author does not “sugarcoat” the message when it comes to revealing evil for what it really is.
In January of 2001 she released her 2nd book "Make A Wish," (Stories Written as Gifts for Real People Where They are the Star). Her third new book "In Plain Sight" (2011) is an Amish story with a supernatural twist.
All three books are available at Amazon
Tanner McElroy’s debut novel, War of Wings, examines this epic that led to the fall of one-third of the angels from Heaven. It contains the theme of good versus evil and how it all began. The first book in the series is a result of years of extensive research of Bible study, other religious documents and four years of writing and editing. Tanner grew up as an avid Bible reader. His love for works by Tolkien, Homer, Milton, and Dante also contributed to shape this story.
Join Tanner McElroy and me on Tuesday, April 8, 10-11 A.M. CT US as we discuss the remarkable story of Gabriel, Michael, Lucifer and Arrayah, the virtue angel.
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to the Hon. Mary Nash Stoddard, founder of the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network and Pilot Hotline to talk about aspartame and why artificial sweeteners are being used in some interesting products that consumers may not even be aware of. Find out what you need to know and what you can do as a consumer! If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2014 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved. Please check out The Organic View's newest sponsor, Audible.com, which is now offering a free 30-day trial membership which includes a credit for one free audio book, by clicking the link here www.audibletrial.com/theorganicview. This week's suggestion comes from Mr. Sean Duggan, one of our listeners and longtime fans of the show. His top three favorite Audible selections are: The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Antonio J. Mendez, The Kissinger Transcripts: The Top Secret Talks with Beijing and Moscow, edited by William Burr, Narrated by: Theodore Bikel and Richard Gilliland and The Hobbit, UNABRIDGED, by J. R. R. Tolkien, Narrated By Rob Inglis. Please send your suggestions using the contact form on our website and we may just feature your selections on an upcoming segment of The Organic View Radio Show!
As author of the Academy Award nominated film Star Wars Espisode 1: The Phantom Menace, Terry Brooks is considered to be the second -biggest selling living fantasy writer, behind J.K. Rowling.
Terry Brooks is the first author to make the New York Times Best Seller list in the fantasy writing genre. Now with over 23 New York Times bestsellers, movie deals and busier than ever, Terry finds time to give back to his adopted hometown of Seattle, Washington and new writers struggling to find their own voice. In fact, he wrote a the book "Sometimes the Magic Works" to help people try to write better. Terry also answers writer questions and gives an overview of the different avenues a writer can take to become a published author.
An original "nice guy" I talk to Terry about his writing, art, Seattle and his passion for compassion!
Terry has been writing since high school but during one semester early in his college years he ws given The Lord of the Rings to read. That moment changed his life forever, because in Tolkien's great work he found all the elements needed to fully explore his writing combined in one genre.
The Sword of Shannara was born! It became the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list, where it remained for over five months.
Hollywood has been interested in Terry's work for a long time. He has sold rights to various studios over the years but nothing has been greenlit into production. Currently, Warner Bros. hold the rights to the Landover books with Steve Carell attached to play Ben Holiday.
The Elfstones of Shannara is being looked at for a television series ala Game of Thrones. Sonar Entertainment has acquired the rights to Shannara.
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