Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ziggurat Con

Gamer troops stationed in Iraq are throwing their own con:
When President Bush ordered troops to Iraq, he probably never imagined that he would be ultimately be responsible for what very well could be the very first D&D convention/game day ever held in a war zone. Ziggurat Con, being held June 9 from 1200 to 2100 hours at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase, is open to all allied military personnel and civilian contractors in Iraq.
Check out Gamegrene for the full story. There's even info on how to donate to the event.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Primetime Fall Schedule

Whew. The upfront dust is still settling, but The Futon Critic has the day-by-day on the fall TV lineup, as announced by the nets this week in New York. Ladies and gentlemen, start your TiVOs!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

NBC Pickup News

Yes, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS will be back next season! Also, some pilot pickup nooz: CHUCK, JOURNEYMAN, THE BIONIC WOMAN, and LIFE.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Panic Now, Avoid the Rush

The upfronts are next week, sealing the fate of new and returning shows alike. A few new links to check out:

  • Roundup of the pilot buzz so far from the Hollywood Reporter

  • Nifty upfront guide from the Futon Critic posse

  • Also from the Futon Critic, a speculative and in their own words "probably full of crap" buzz index on pilots in development

    Place yer bets, ladies and gents!
  • Friday, May 04, 2007

    Clam Chowder

    Jane Espenson has published a number of helpful posts on "clams," played-out jokes and phrases long past funny.

    Penny Arcade offers one take on a common clam (click to see a larger version):

    Thursday, May 03, 2007

    And the Race Is On

    Nikki Finke sums up the rumors, buzz, and speculation so far on the current crop of primetime pilots for fall.


    Drape Stars Hollow in crepe, GILMORE GIRLS has been canceled.

    Wednesday, May 02, 2007

    Brave New World

    Amusing sort-of-to-scale-map of online communities. Click to see more readable version: