Shocking as it may seem, Chris and I do more than just creating Save Hiatus. I know, I know, I really should have prepared you for that. At least you were sitting down, right? Can I get you a cold beverage? Wet towel for your forehead? You good? Can I continue? Jeez …
Anyway, one of the things that takes up my every waking hour is designing cool stuff for Quantum Mechanix (QMx). You may have seen my Battlestar Galactica propaganda posters (which, incidentally, grace the cover of this month’s ThinkGeek catalog. How cool is that?!) or my Serenity travel posters (Joss Whedon called them “Masterfully Designed”. Did I really need to mention that? No, but I get a giddy, lightheaded feeling every time I do! )
One of the projects I’ve been working with QMx on for the last year is a series of “Little Damn Hero” animated maquettes based on the Serenity characters. At the moment, three prototypes have been made for three different models: Mal, River and Kaylee. I have one of each of these prototypes sitting on a display shelf in my living room. QMx has the other two sets. And now you have the opportunity to get your hands on two of the prototypes. QMx will auction off one Mal maquette and one River maquette at the upcoming Can’t Stop the Serenity screenings in Los Angeles and Orange County, respectively. (If you don’t know about Can’t Stop the Serenity, it’s a worldwide series of charity screenings of Serenity, to benefit Equality Now. The fundraiser is in its third year, and has raised nearly $200,000 for the charity so far). These prototypes actually differ slightly from what the final shipping product will look like, so these are going to be ridiculously rare.
Details and more pictures of the Little Damn Hero maquettes are available at the Southern California Browncoats Web site.
TESS’ LINKS FOR JUNE 3, 2008
Hey everyone! It’s Tess. Here’s what I’ve got for today’s list o’ links. There’s a thing from the Sci-Fi Channel that will let you “write” episodes of a new show, and a link from a guy who hates the Sci-Fi Channel’s programming so much, he made his own! Also, this bit of geektastic news from NBC: Tony Hale (Buster from Arrested Development) is getting a role on Chuck! *Squee!* And a couple more cool links, just to round things out.
- Fans Control the Plot via Virtual World in New Sci Fi Channel Show [from io9]
- The Classic Science Fiction Channel [from Boing Boing]
- Hale Checks Into Chuck [from SCI FI Wire]
- Cool Creative Writing Program for Teens Who Want to Build Imaginary Worlds [from io9]
- New Heroes Web Comics Due [from SCI FI Wire]