Monday, February 28, 2011

Best Overall Star Trek Viral Video!

“I find the lack of Star Wars Characters in this book...disturbing.”
Caption by Dale Hoppert
Image by me, while I should’ve been writing.

So what’s going on you ask. Well, Night of the Living Trekkies is up for a Dead Letter Award over at the Mail Order Zombie website. Voting is open to the public and here is a link to the ballot: Dead Letter Award Ballot. This is the final week of voting so get your vote in by 3/6/11. Remember Zombies can’t vote, but you can. awarded the book trailer for Night of the Living Trekkies the Best Overall Star Trek Viral Video – 2010. There are some great videos posted on the their site, including one of my favorites from last year which won Best Original Star Trek Song, "Star Trek Girl" by Meekakitty. Check out all the winners here - TrekMovie Viral Video Awards.

The macabre and hilarious Jeff Strand (Dweller, Benjamin's Parasite, Single White Psychopath Seeks Same) is conducting Zombie Wars on his web site, in which he compares excellent zombie novels with his brilliant novel The Sinister Mr. Corpse. In round two we have Mr. Corpse vs. Night of the Living Trekkies. It’s a fun read and if you like dark horror comedy, and don’t know Jeff Strand, let me just say, get to know him!

For the past few weeks we have been running caption contests over at the Night of the Living Trekkies Facebook page, and I must admit the creativity and geek knowledge of those that have played is "Most Impressive!" We’ll keep them going until I run out of prizes and or people get bored of it. With that in mind I’d like to incorporate a rule or two:
1) The caption with the most “Likes” at the end of 24 hours is the winner.
2) In order for your caption to be eligible the author must vote for one other caption – not their own.
3) In the event of a tie I'll toss out votes in which the author voted for their own. If after that a tie still exists, then the two authors will be asked to settle it amongst themselves on the field of honor with bat'leths. Or I’ll just give them both prizes.

In other news, looks like my short story Momentum will be out this Fall in the August issue of Murky Depths and not the Spring issue. Still excited to see it. I have not seen a short story of mine in a magazine for a while, and its time I work on that.

"Act, and you shall have dinner; wait, and you shall be dinner."
-Gowron, Klingon proverb, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Got Game

Had a fantastic time playing and recording a trivia game for Fan Central Fancast, which will air next week on BlogTalk Radio sometime - Feb 9th, I think. Brian K and Trekkie Kim are the hosts and they're more fun then fiberglass underwear. I don't think I embarrassed myself too badly, but there were a few Trek questions I should have known, and I had to hang my head in shame.