June 16th, 2008

toes in grass

Duct tape Shindig

I just wanted to pass along this awesome bit of creativity. Over on Fireflyfans.net, TOLEDO932 shared efforts of making a Kaylee dress out of duct tape. Wow.

It was entered in the duct tape prom contest. It's held every year and the winners receive a scholarship. I encourage everyone that thinks this is incredible to go vote and help TOLEDO932 win some college money for loving Firefly.


Check it out!

Here's an update from VEXEM:

Young Browncoat trying to win a scholarship for Shindig inspired outfits made of Duck (duct) Tape - http://www.stuckatprom.com/contests/prom/entries_finalist.asp - Entry 4239
Currently 7th place of 10; 147 new votes, needs 1,027 for a scholarship, 7,564 to catch the leader. Voting ends at the end of June. You can vote daily after signing up.

Space Western Senryū Contest

SpaceWesterns.com is holding another poetry contest. This time we’re looking for your Space Western Senryū! All submissions must be sent electronically via our contest form by July 15th, 2008. The winners will be published on August 6th, 2008.

This time the three celebrity judges are:

Alana Joli Abbott is the author of two fantasy novels, Into the Reach and Departure, the writer for the web-comic Cowboys and Aliens 2, the co-writer for Steampunk Musha RPG, and contributor to several gaming resources, including Serenity Adventures. Ms. Abbott lives near New Haven, CT, where she often partakes of the city’s famous thin crust pizza.

Mark L. Van Name is former Executive Vice President for Ziff-Davis Media, and the head of a technology assessment company in the Triangle. He’s authored or co-authored over a thousand computer-related articles and one technical book, co-founded the Sycamore Hill Writer’s Workshop, co-edited Intersections: The Sycamore Hill anthology, and has sold over a dozen SF short stories. His fiction has appeared in such places as Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, The Year’s Best Science Fiction (Ninth Edition), Jim Baen’s Universe, and multiple anthologies.

Seamus Kevin Fahey was working as a Writer’s Assisant on Battlestar Galactica for two years before being promoted to staff writer. Meanwhile he helped create a story arc for the Battlestar Galactica: Origins comic series based on the show, and also won the Slamdance teleplay competition for his script “Ghost Town”. In 2007, after he was promoted to Staff Writer, he wrote his first script for the series’ fourth season, which is also his first professional screen-writing credit.

Visit http://www.spacewesterns.com/contest/ for more information.