Alaskan Creatives Kickstart An Adventure iBook Project

Fairbanks residents and designers, John Schauer and Adele Wiejaczka, have launched a project to include 49 Alaskan Adventurers in a published iBook. The iBook will feature Alaskans whose lives are shaped by the wildest places in North America. Through this interactive and media-rich iBook, you will meet travelers of the arctic wilderness. Among the 49 Alaskans to be featured in the book are distance mushers Paige Drobny and Cody Strathe, class V whitewater paddlers Paul Schauer and Tim Johnson, ultra-distance specialists Tyler Johnson and Luc Mehl, alpinists Clint Helander and Jason Stuckey, and skier/mountaineer sisters Krista Heeringa and Heidi Rader.

Launched on the Kickstarter platform, the 49 Faces of Alaskan Adventure is raising funds for it’s publication at bit.ly/kick49faces. Supporters of the project receive unique rewards, such as the GPS coordinates to the “Great Alaskan River Party,” a dinner and adventure in Northern Alaska, a copy of the finished iBook, and much more.

Wiejaczka and Schauer, both Alaskan adventurers themselves, love wilderness travel and stories from the Alaskan backcountry. Wiejaczka owns her own graphic design business, Live Large Design (livelargedesign.com). Schauer works as a communications and professional development consultant and owns his own interactive media business, Think Far Beyond (thinkfarbeyond.com).

Get involved with this creative endeavor by October 2nd to be in the running for your own Alaskan adventure. 49faces.thinkfarbeyond.com/news/49-faces-donor-drawing/

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From comedy and literature to music and photography, the Southbank Centre boasts a diverse programme this autumn

Autumn on the South Bank is shaping up to be an impressive affair and with the Southbank Centre being London’s hub of cultural arts, visitors can expect a generous line-up of events. One of the centre’s most ambitious classical music projects to date, the year-long Rest is Noise festival is in its final few months before closing in December. Taking audiences on a chronological journey of 20 th century music, the second half of the festival focuses on music composed between 1945 and 2000. Autumn highlights of the programme include rare London performances from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (4th October), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (3 rd November) and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (28th November). The finale of the festival will come from the London Philharmonic Orchestra with a performance of Adams’ El Nino. Visitors travelling to the Southbank Centre from outside of the city can find a great selection of central London hotels on LondonTown.com.

As well as classical music, the Southbank Centre also welcomes a number of contemporary performers to London this autumn. Chart-topping and award-winning vocalist Alison Moyet stops by on 15 th October, American ensemble Pink Martini perform on 18 th October and veteran singer Roy Harper promotes his album Man and Myth on 22 nd October. Part of the literature and spoken word autumn season, an array of writers and performers will also visit the centre, including Elizabeth Gilbert, Seamus Heanet and Jennifer Saunders who stops by to launch her latest book, Bonkers.

Following previews at the Soho Theatre and performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, David Baddiel’s Fame: Not The Musical comes to the Southbank Centre in October. His first solo stand-up show in fifteen years, the bespectacled novelist will treat London audiences to a deconstruction of his own fame and our culture’s obsession with fame in general.

The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to the Southbank Centre in November, showcasing the most powerful and moving images from the past year. Later in the month the London Jazz Festival offers a flamboyant ten-day programme across a number of London venues. Programme highlights at the Southbank Centre include performances from Hugh Masekela, Patty Griffin and Grammy Award-winning bassist Marcus Miller. The festival conclusion is also hosted by the centre with a performance from singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux.

Find out about all the best events happening in London over the next few months with LondonTown.com’s Autumn 2013 in London article.

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Winner Poker’s new release with added mobile capacities

Winner Poker is proud to announce the new version of their already hugely popular Poker website.

New features are an upgraded VIP section and a fantastic app for mobile players.

The new fresh and crisp design and the images of the new website highlights the dedication of the Winner Poker team to provide a great unforgettable experience for their players.

Players will find the website built to complement UX because it is simple to navigate and easy to use.

The dedicated support staff is also available 24h a day and can be reached by email, phone or live chat.

Winner Poker players will be happy to see that the site still offers an abundance of payment options, with players have the choice to find a payment method that suits them the most.

The Winner Poker website features an upgrade to the VIP section. There is now a VIP mini site which emphasises Winner Pokers commitment to providing their VIP players with the best poker experience, great presents and tournament entries.

The Winner Poker VIP service separates players into 9 different levels, each level giving more substantial rewards to players also provides a VIP Store where VIP players can exchange points at for electronic gadgets, poker equipment, free rolls, VIP races and other Winner merchandise. The new VIP site can be found at: http://poker.winner.com/vip-club/

Winner Poker is now available on mobile and it is the first poker room in the iPoker network . Nicholas Plotnek, the head of poker, said: Playing on mobile has become a real game changer in the market, and Winner Poker is happy to have an excellent service in this increasingly important market that offers an easy-to-use experience while including the same great Poker experience.

Winner Poker’s increased capacity on their mobile platform, in form of their new app for iPhone and Android gives our players the choice to play poker on their computer, smartphone or tablet.

Players head to head against millions of players from around the world right on their mobile device. Including added features like Quick Seating to enter tournaments and buy in to your favourite tables with just a single click.

New to mobile is the speed poker game, so players can play Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hi Poker at a quick speed with just the swipe of their finger.

Winner Poker continues to provides some of the most well-liked poker, which includes Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo, 7-card Stud, 5-card Stud, and more.

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Bovada Ups the Ante For Poker Players – Introduces Innovative Welcome Bonus

One of the most popular online gaming sites where people can play poker online is Poker.bovada.lv. Bovada, which has been making waves in the gaming community mainly due to their wide selection of casino games and the strength of their well-respected sports betting platform. Another reason that this site has enjoyed such a large amount of awareness among online gaming patrons is due to the fact that Bovada is among one of the only legal online casinos that can be joined by both Americans and Canadians. The company has recently made headlines yet again; this time offering an impressive one hundred per cent signup bonus for all new members.

One of the significant aspects of this bonus is that it will match any deposit up to one thousand dollars by one hundred per cent. This is notably different from many other sites that only offer partial matched bonus amounts. Bovada has caught the eye of the online casino community as representing one of the most generous platforms currently on the market. While Bovada was already considered by many to represent some of the best poker online gaming available, this offer has certainly increased their reputation substantially.

The mechanics of the bonus are quite simple. A player will first need to register through Bovada. After registration is complete, he or she will then be able to deposit cash directly into their account. Another interesting feature of this bonus is that it will include anyfunds that are deposited within the first twenty-four hours of opening a new account. So, a player can choose to deposit four hundred dollars and should he or she wish to deposit an additional four hundred, Bovada will match both amounts by one hundred percent. Therefore, the player has already doubled their money before even entering an online poker room.

Another aspect that will surely catch the public’s eye is that players will also be able to earn valuable poker points with each dollar that is matched. These points can be used towards ongoing promotions, lucrative competitions, prizes and tournaments. Obviously, the amount of points directly correlates with the amount deposited; the larger the amount, the more points earned. In this respect, Bovada has invented quite a unique system that will help players increase their chances of winning these points.

Simply stated, the more one plays, the more that one will earn. As the bonus will be valid for the first sixty days of game play, participants will have the chance to accrue up to a staggering five thousand bonus points during this period. This is, of course, associated with the maximum matched bonus of one thousand dollars. Players should also be aware that for every dollar matched, he or she will receive five bonus points.

The bonus issued will relate to achieving certain “levels” of poker points and this is based on a graduated scale. For instance, when a player garners fifty poker points, a bonus of ten dollars is issued and credited to the account the very next day. When one reaches two hundred and fifty points, an impressive forty dollars will be issued. On the top end of the scale, if one succeeds in gaining five thousand poker points, a massive one thousand dollars will be directly credited to the account. The end result is an unheard of gaming experience that has become the hallmark of Bovada Poker. Further details and an easy to understand chart of what the Bovada signup bonus entails can be found on their easy-to-use and highly navigable site. These bonuses can be thought of as giving all participants the ability to play free poker and yet still earn cash prizes.

While to play poker online in the US is still a rather new concept for avid gamers, the popularity of Bovada may indeed signal a paradigm shift in the online gaming policies currently espoused by the government. Some analysts believe that the popularity of Bovada illustrates the fact that more such sites should be made available to Americans. So, the day may very well come when similar opportunities are offered by additional companies. Until then, fans can enjoy playing free online poker games and the chances of winning valuable bonuses should they wish to up the ante and play for money. Either way, it truly appears that Bovada is paving the way within the online poker community, offering innovative new products such as Zone Poker and interesting promotions such as this one which keep their ever-growing fan base coming back for more.

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About Bovada
Licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Canada, Bovada.lv is operated by Meadway Leisure Limited (“Meadway”), a pioneer in online sportsbetting since 2007 with first rate services. They are leading the way with state-of-the-art and innovative gaming products accompanied by the highest level of payout services.

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RVNIGHTLY.COM Expands Team and Introduces New VIP Package

RVNIGHTLY.COM, the exclusive event-only campground management firm, announced today the recent acquisition of Cameron Shooshtari as Communications Director and Julie Turner, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer as well as the addition of their newest campground available for VIP packages.

“With Cameron’s expertise and Julie’s experience we are strengthening our management team to be able to break into new frontiers and attract local and out-of-state sponsors to our exciting camping destinations,” said Jason Anderson, CEO of RV Nightly.

“I’m extremely excited to be a part of RVNIGHTLY.COM,” Shooshtari says. “I am committed to improving and making sure that RV Nightly’s guests are as much as our family as we are theirs when they come visit and stay with us. We have some fantastic additions for RV Nightly lined up and we’re all very pumped for what we have to offer.”

Shooshtari, a south Texas native, is an avid hiker and adventurer who loves camping all over Texas and is thrilled to be working closely near the Circuit of the Americas™ racetrack.

“Austin is already an amazing place with so much to do,” said Shooshtari. “With the F1 racetrack, Austin is now recognized as a major location for some of the most extreme automotive competitions in the entire world. This is the place to visit if you want to eat some amazing food, experience a wild night life, listen to varied musical acts, and watch souped out vehicles compete against each other on a dangerous course. We have our chariot racing, we love it and so do the folks who come from all over the world to experience it.”

The newest campground, nestled on Haywood’s Hill, overlooks the CoTA’s™ infamous Turn 10 and is conveniently located directly between Parking Lots L and M at Circuit of the Americas™ Formula 1 Racetrack on the CoTA™ tram line between T10 and T11. Here, exclusive guests are provided FREE firewood, trash collection, charging stations, outdoor kitchen, hot showers and a BYOB Saturday Morning Bloody Mary Bar. Ultra upgrade sites for RVs are also available in a 25×70 space with water, 30amp electric and pump service.
http://rvnightly.com/Platinum-Retreat-at-Turn-10_c15.htm

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Comedy As A Catalyst For Science Education

The Emmy Award Winning Team at Page Turner Adventures is moving full STEAM ahead with a three-part project (videos, live shows, and web portal) that uses comedy to get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

Founded by Riley Roam and Kenny Mikey, Page Turner Adventures has always used the double whammy of comedy and story to educate and entertain. Their videos, live touring shows, and workshops have been inspiring kids across the country for over a decade. Now they’re turning their attention to STEAM with a Transmedia Storytelling project called THE STEAM TRUNK CIRCUS. It’s the story of a mysterious circus performer who incorporates the work of Edison, Einstein, Curie, and Picasso, into his act.

A project that combines juggling, unicycling, and comedy with science is sure to be fun. But to ensure that the program is also effective, the team enlisted the help of Georgette Yakman, founding researcher for STEAM and 2009 NCTC STEM Educator of the Year.

The STEAM Trunk Circus will be told through short videos that schools can also air on their morning announcements, a live multi-media touring show, and an interactive web portal with games, experiments, crafts, and activities. Each piece of the puzzle unlocks a different element of the story world. “Comedy and transmedia storytelling are great ways to interest kids in STEAM,” says Mikey. “This project is also about encouraging creativity, thinking,” agrees Roam, “using humor plus transmedia seemed like the perfect fit.”

“We also knew we had to figure out a creative way to fund it,” adds Mikey. “We’re doing an Indiegogo campaign, so people can help us develop the project as we go. In exchange, they can get all different kinds of perks including videos, tickets, shows for their school, even a starring role in the video series!”

For more information about The STEAM Trunk Circus, go to http://bit.ly/15fsn3n.

For more info about Page Turner Adventures, please visit www.PageTurnerAdventures.com.

Contact Riley Roam at PTAdventures@msn.com or 561-352-0418.

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Buy the Ltd Edition Double Vinyl of 3 Knights “Burial Proceedings In The Coarse of 3 Knights Remixes” and transfer the Tape Archive of Music of Life to Digital for Reissue and Remixing

Classic Artists such as Simon Harris, Derek B, Hijack, Hardnoise, Demon Boyz, MC Duke, Daddy Freddy, Asher D, First Frontal Assault, Killa Instinct, Son of Noise and many others graced the label.

Music of Life are using their kickstarter.com Project to fund restoration of the tape archive to Digital. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690609829/restore-music-of-life-tape-archive-to-digital-for

Income from this project will be ploughed in to transferring the tape archive of Classic UK Ragga Hip Hop label, to digital format, re-mastering and
reissuing the music, making remixes and issuing some classic lost tracks that, for reasons no one can explain, did not get released in the early 90’s. The archive revealed 5 unreleased Son of Noise classics. 4 more versions of Militant Posture – Dawn of Terror and other gems yet to be
transferred.

Music of Life has been dormant since 1998 with a limited online offering. A meeting with Chris France (the business brains behind MOL) in September 2012 led to Robin Allinson being appointed Label Manager. His mission was to complete the catalogue available for download.

Many of the recordings were missing. After months of searching, a chance discovery revealed the location of 19 boxes of the original 2 track production master tapes and 24 track tapes in a Publishers storage warehouse. Simon Harris (the music production brains behind MOL) supplied all the DAT tapes he could find. The digital offering expanded as a result with the addition of classic recordings by:

•Killa Instinct
•Hardnoise
•Son of Noise
•Daddy Freddy & Asher D
•First Frontal Assault
•Kobalt 60;
•Professor Griff
•The Microphone Prince
•Chris Biscuit
•She Rockers
•Sparky D
•Brothers On Organised Mission

The analogue tapes have been sitting in storage since the late 80’s and early 90’s so they need baking before recording to digital format. Luckily they were stored in the right environment and the tapes we have transferred so far have come out well. The tapes were baked and transferred to high quality Digital files at FX Group in Acton, London, using state of the art machines for the best results. We can get a big discount for doing it in bulk. Transferring tapes allowed us to reissue the first ever LP from MOL, DEF BEATS. Relicense Hijack titles for reissue and start this remix project.

With a modest budget to transfer the tapes to digital for remixing and a wide choice of 24 track tapes to choose from Robin chose a classic.

3 Knights – “Burial Proceedings in the course of 3 Knights”.

The idea is that we could raise income to transfer the entire archive in one go. Complete the catalogue, remaster and reissue some lost classics and issue new 21st Century UK Hip Hop and other styles again. The rebirth of a classic label, the rescue and restoration of a classic archive.

Our rewards include being added to the advance promo list for life (£10), digital files (£5) and physical Vinyl containing 3 Knights – “Burial
Proceedings in the course of 3 Knights Remixes” (£25),

This is essentially Hijack by another name. We invited Hijack Producer, DJ Supreme to do a remix. Other producers were invited to make new versions. They all contributed them for free to this project. People that have kindly contributed so far are:

•DJ Supreme (Hijack)
•Mista Bohze (II Tone Committee)
•Krash Slaghta (II Tone Committee)
•DJ Mada (Son of Noise)
•Spatts (The Criminal Minds / 32 Troop)
•Chrome (DEF TEX / Son Records)
•DJ Tones (Sublime Wizardry / 32 Troop)
•Alan Johnson (Hardnoise)
•Sure Shot (Blak Prophetz)

Links in brackets are Discogs

The remixes are all different, with totally new backing tracks. Equally we found the mixes to be of a very high standard and the feedback has been very positive. So much so, that we want to commit as many as possible to wax for the vinyl lovers. The full tracks are available to hear on soundcloud.com as 128kbps streams along with much of the Music of Life catalogue.

EXTRAS
We have 60 Music of Life slip mats in stock to add to the first vinyl heads package. 10 of them are Glow in the dark.

We know that there is an army of UK Hip Hop fans that would love to get their hands on some exclusive new vinyl from Music of Life and feel this is the best way to involve fans directly in Kick Starting the process.

We have recently relicensed the Hijack titles that came out on Music of Life. The tapes are transferred already. DJ Supreme is still deciding who to ask to remix “Style Wars”. Supreme and Alan Johnson of Hardnoise have already made new remixes to issue on Music of Life. We have also
transferredHUSTLERS CONVENTION and Militant Posture. We also have the Demon Boyz LPas 24 track reels!

Other remix projects have been started already featuring new Jungle Drum & Bass from Bay B Kane and Dominic Stanton (Domu, Sonar Circle, Umod, Zoltar etc) / Two Hungry Ghosts Blog. More will follow.

If we don’t meet our goal then we won’t get any money at all and the release will have to go to digital only and the tapes will sit on the shelf

The video was made by Robin Allinson (Label Manager) in one shot on his smart phone in the studio so may be a little rough and rugged. Thank
you for taking time to read about our project. Check out all Music of Life and Stay On Target remixes below.

https://www.facebook.com/musicoflifeclassics
http://www.soundcloud.com/music-of-life-records
https://soundcloud.com/stay-on-target-records
http://www.twitter.com/MOLDigital
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690609829/restore-music-of-life-tape-archive-to-digital-for

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Ghostkeeper 2 – The Ghost That Came Back

The last thing that writer/director Jim Makichuk ever imagined was the return of GHOSTKEEPER; his first feature film made in 1980.The supernatural thriller came and went in the early 1980s. But around 2005 Jim learned that some German horror fans found VHS copies of the movie and thus began a cult following. Soon British horror writers asked for interviews and in 2011 distributor Code Red discovered two 35mm prints in a New York storage unit.

This eventually led to a 30th Anniversary DVD in 2012. Jim rounded up actors Murray Ord and Riva Spier and 86-year old GEORGIE COLLINS, a legendary theater actor from Alberta, Canada. A commentary track was included along with an interview with Georgie Collins and cameraman John Holbrook. But it didn’t end there.

In 2013 GHOSTKEEPER fans and friends encouraged Jim to write a new screenplay, some suggested a remake and others a new story. Jim came up with a unique story that would use both the original cast from 1980 as well as a new younger cast in GHOSTKEEPER 2 (NEVER GO BACK). The original movie was based on the “Windigo”, a mythical Native Indian creature that haunted wilderness parts of Canada.

The present-day story is simple; the original cast of 1980 will play themselves 33 years later and have come back to the DEER LODGE HOTEL for a reunion. But as the story begins, things begin to happen that reflect the original 1980 story and when two of the original cast disappear it begins to reflect the past as flashbacks fill in the story. To add another element, a Native Indian trapper appears from a raging snowstorm and suggests that the Windigo does exist and that they are all trapped inside with nowhere to run or hide. Thus the new movie becomes both a remake and sequel. Jim, along with producer Joe Thornton will fund the feature on Kickstarter.com.

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Funding for GHOSTKEEPER 2 begins September 4, 2013 on http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1193470750/ghostkeeper-2-never-go-back

Contact: Jim Makichuk badland@dslextreme.com

Links: My IMDB

https://www.facebook.com/GhostkeeperTheMovie2

http://www.mjsimpson.co.uk/reviews/ghostkeeper.html

Contact:
Badland Company
badland@dslextreme.com
818-995-4742/818-209-4742

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