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WTFT: Blake’s 7 Project Update

A quick update on our What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 project – roughly 40% of the 52 episodes have …Continue reading →

A quick update on our What The Fans Think: Blake’s 7 project – roughly 40% of the 52 episodes have been chosen for reviews so far, but there’s still lots to pick from including:

Space Fall Time Squad The Web Seek-Locate-Destroy Mission to Destiny Project Avalon Bounty Orac Redemption Weapon Horizon Pressure Point Trial Killer Hostage The Keeper Powerplay Volcano Dawn of the Gods Children of Auron Ultraworld Moloch Death-Watch Rescue Power Traitor Stardrive Headhunter Games Warlord

As you can see, there’s some really great episodes still open to you to offer your thoughts on.

And, don’t forget – we’re still looking for specially penned essays on any aspect of Blake’s 7. These can be short articles/opinion pieces/etc to spread throughout the publication. Topics could be on things like: “Why didn’t Blake and Avon get along?” or “Was the Federation really that corrupt?” or “What made Servalan such a determined adversary?” etc.

Full details on the project, and how to contribute, can be found here.

Published on - Thu, 25 Oct 2018

Frank Danes Appearance & Signing: October 29th

Temporal Logbook II: Further Journeys author Frank Danes (“The Canterbury Tale”) will be speaking about Doctor Who and signing copies …Continue reading →

Image of Frank Danes on Doctor WhoTemporal Logbook II: Further Journeys author Frank Danes (“The Canterbury Tale”) will be speaking about Doctor Who and signing copies of his new book Six Decades In Time and Space on Monday October 29th at St. Peter’s Church, Broad Street Ely UK.

Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time: A social, cultural and screen history of Doctor Who

Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction series in the world. In its six decade run, the show has tracked and embodied the social, political and cultural changes in the United Kingdom and the world, tackling  fascism, environmental disaster, religious fanaticism, changing attitudes towards gender  and, of course, alien invasions. In the person of The Doctor herself – and himself – the programme has given us a hero as immortal in appeal as Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood.

Ely resident Frank Danes, esteemed teacher, bookseller and renowned Whovian, has written the only one-volume history and reference book of the series you will ever need. Six Decades of Adventure in Space and Time brings the story right up to date – it’s  a witty and engaging gallop through the history of The Doctor written by a man whose enthusiasm shines through on every page, and undoubtedly will do so again as he tells us all about it!

Chromakey magazine will also be interviewing Frank about his book in a forthcoming issue.

Additional details on Frank’s appearance can be found here.

 

Published on - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Review Episodes Going Fast

Just a quick note to let everyone know that if you’re planning to submit something to either the Blake’s 7 …Continue reading →

Just a quick note to let everyone know that if you’re planning to submit something to either the Blake’s 7 or Torchwood edition of What The Fans Think, story choices are going fast.  So far 31% of the Blake’s 7 episodes have been picked while 42% of the Torchwood stories have been picked.  While there’s still a good selection of stories left open at this point to review, you might want to enter in your name soon before your first choice is gone.

And don’t forget, we’re also looking for short articles/opinion pieces/etc to spread throughout both publications.

For the Blake’s 7 edition, these can be articles of interest to readers such as: “Why didn’t Blake and Avon get along?” or “Was the Federation really that corrupt?” or “What made Servalan such a determined adversary?” etc.

For the Torchwood edition, these can be articles such as: “Who really was Captain Jack?” or “How did the portal end up in Cardiff?” or “The Evolution of Torchwood,” etc.

These special articles should be no more than 3000 words in length.

You can find the full submission guidelines here.

Published on - Wed, 17 Oct 2018

What The Fans Think Update

Thank you to those of you who so far have decided to contribute to our two What The Fans Think …Continue reading →

Thank you to those of you who so far have decided to contribute to our two What The Fans Think projects.  We really appreciate you getting involved.

As a quick update, please remember to check beforehand what stories have already been chosen for review and those still up for review before emailing us your choice.  At the moment we’re still likely able to give reviewers their first choice picks, but we’re pretty sure those review choices will start narrowing down in the coming weeks.

You can find the full submission guidelines here.

Published on - Sat, 13 Oct 2018

Word Vancouver Pics

It was great meeting, and talking, to those of you who came out to Word Vancouver braving the torrential rain …Continue reading →

A typical rainy, wet, cold and dreary fall day in Vancouver

It was great meeting, and talking, to those of you who came out to Word Vancouver braving the torrential rain and wind this past Sunday (Sep 30).  Of course it wouldn’t be a typical fall Vancouver day if it hadn’t been pouring with rain.  Sadly due to the inclement weather, attendance at this year’s event was significantly down on previous years.

Our very damp vendor booth

Pencil Tip would like to thank our volunteers Bonnie and Gary who helped man our booth in addition to braving the cold, wind, rain and damp.

Volunteers Bonnie and Gary who helped man our booth on the day

Pencil Tip hopes to be making further local event appearances over the coming months.  Keep tuned to the Pencil Tip site (and blog) for details of upcoming event appearances.

PTP publisher Bob Furnell with volunteer Bonnie

Meanwhile here’s a few more pictures from the day.

Our dealers booth; you can’t see all the water on the tables

Published on - Wed, 03 Oct 2018

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