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NWP welcomes Daniel Hoyos, Direcor of the Seattle Shorts Film Festival
The 4th annual Seattle Shorts Film Festival will bring another round of outstanding short films and filmmakers to Seattle this November including including: The Lord of Catan, featuring Amy Acker and Fran Kranz (stars in Joss Whedon’s 2013 Much Ado About Nothing); The Hero Pose, shot in Washington by local filmmaker Mischa Jakupcak and staring Nikki Hahn and Chaske Spencer (Winter in he Blood and Twilight); The Wood House, featuring Alicia Goranson of Roseanne and Boys Don’t Cry. Actress Venus DeMilio Thomas will be joining us from Los Angeles November 15th for a one night conversation about working professionally in the entertainment industry! http://seattleshort.org
Seattle Shorts held its first annual film festival in November 2011 to sold out audiences. The goal was and is to bring Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the globe. At the Seattle Shorts we have just one criteria in mind, finding brilliant short films and bringing them to Seattle audiences.
Their focus is featuring the artistry of independent film making by searching for the most extraordinary short films. http://facebook.com/northwestprime http://audibletrial.com/northwestprime Free Trial FIRST BOOK FREE are audio books right for you?
Starlog #140828 -- MTV producer Amy Pascale joins us to talk about her new biography of Avengers director Joss Whedon (who also did these shows called Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, among others).
Visit Amy's web site, PopGurls.
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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.
Join TJ and Tim as the Sports Nerd Show moves to it's new time and new night! The guys will be talking the seminal Joss Whedon sci-fi series Firefly. They'll have their reactions to the latest week of World Cup action. And they'll be talking about their favorite web series.
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Are women portrayed reasonably in fiction or is it a reflection of our current society? Does fiction display the social pressures placed on women or does it create caricatures? Whose fantasies are women characters written for? Are women in fiction written to be the fantasy of men or of women? What things do writers do that transfer the woman into caricatures?
Do women need to be rescued in fiction, even if she is an action heroin? How is it handled in crime stories? Fantasy? Other books? Games?
Why do women in fantasy have to be armored inappropriately in chainmail bikinis? Are women in fiction a female trope first?
How are women portrayed on book covers and movie posters? Why do they have to be portrayed as “ideal” woman? Why are women “underdressed” in comic books? Is making a strong female character only putting a man in a skirt? How do you show the real woman? Does a strong woman have to kick butt in the story or are there other ways to show the character’s strength? What are the kinds of strength that can be shown other than kicking butt?
Is it necessary for a strong woman characters to fall in love with the strong male characters?
Are bad female characters—the woman caricatures a result of malice writing or a result of lazy writing?
TONIGHT, I FINALLY DO A THEME SHOW THAT I'VE BEEN MEANING TO DO FOR A YEARS: A LOOK AT JOSS WHEDON'S BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE SLAYER AND ANGEL! I AM PLEASED TO BE JOINED BY MY FRIEND, AMAZING YOUTUBER KRISTEN CORRADENO; A NEW FAN OF BUFFY & ANGEL, TO TALK ALL THINGS BUFFYVERSE! SHE HAS JUST WATCHED BOTH SERIES AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING HER PERSPECTIVE ON THESE EXTRAORDINARY SHOWS! AND BE SURE AND GO TO KRISTEN'S YOUTUBE PAGE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnQxRv4unpAcT--xIbqJbVg AND CHECK OUT HER AWESOME VIDEOS!
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This week on Chatting With Sherri we have New York Times bestselling author of over eighty novels and two hundred short stories, essays, and articles; Nancy Holder. She will chat about her new book; BUFFY: THE MAKING OF A SLAYER. This book celebrating the 15th anniversary of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series, this lavishly produced book is the first authorized, fully illustrated retrospective of the hit show. Please join us for this fun filled half hour!
Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness follow up on last week’s hilarious discussion about “The Price is Right” by discussing Lily Holleman’s appearance on that television institution, analyzing how she won, what she won and what it means tax-wise for people who do win on game shows.
Then, Dean and Phil wrap up their ongoing discussion of the eight ways our brains “lie” to us every day by discussing stereotyping.
Phil takes time to remember a “friend of the family” who died this month, a self-made man who went from 14 year-old dropout to hairdresser to successful producer.
Finally, next week is our annual look at the top films of the previous year, so Dean and Phil have been watching a ton of movies and this leads to a discussion of The Hunt, HBO’s True Detective and Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” with Joss Whedon receiving both a tip of the cap AND a stern wag of the finger!
All that, plus Lawrence Welk!?
Your friends in podcasting run out of time before they get the chance to talk about Sci-Fest, but they hope you will click on the link to learn about this exciting, month-long, live theatre festival in which they will be participating!
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The #1 film at the U.S.A. box office in 2013 was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The consensus of film critics revealed 12 Years a Slave to be the most critically acclaimed movie of 2013.
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