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2013-03-26 12:26:13

Meet the real residents and hear the storied past of the picturesque and mysterious Italian town featured in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga. VOLTERRA, Italy, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the release of the Breaking Dawn Part 2 movie and DVD, fans of Stephenie Meyer's beloved Twilight Saga have been left thirsting for more of her fantastic world of romance and mythology. Now fans can rejoice with the release of Twilight in Volterra: set in the real town of Volterra, a...

2013-03-08 16:22:10

CHICAGO, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "#@$%! those zombies! That's what I'd say if there was a zombie apocalypse," declared Ted who enjoys pretending to be zombie fighters with his kids. One look at Ted's warrior-like physique and it's easy to believe that he could hold a mob of zombies at bay. Just two years ago, Ted would not have dreamed of talking like this. Overweight and out-of-shape, Ted had problems keeping up with his small kids, let alone taking on zombies. The epiphany came one...

2013-01-24 12:26:10

SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hand Crank Films, an award-winning Seattle film production company, has just released the latest installment in their web commercial campaign for client Mackie. This time around, they take an explosive approach to highlight the sheer power and flexibility behind the new Mackie DLM Powered Loudspeakers and DL1608 Digital Mixer with iPad Control. By using over 150 zombie extras and closing down two entire city blocks, the film company captures the true...

2012-12-06 08:24:50

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- About ten years ago, Stephenie Meyer had a dream that inspired her to write one of the most esteemed series ever created. As the Twilight craze has continued to grow during the last decade, one psychologist has made it her mission to explain Meyer's ability to tap into a collective unconscious of the female psyche. Dr. Niloo Dardashti's new documentary Into the Twilight Haze explores the appeal of the Twilight series to both adolescent girls and their...

2012-11-29 08:28:15

NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced the publication of Year of the Jungle (September 10, 2013), an autobiographical picture book by Suzanne Collins, author of the worldwide bestselling The Hunger Games trilogy, with illustrations by James Proimos. Scholastic also announced plans to publish the trade paperback edition of Catching Fire (June 4, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-545-58617-7, $12.99), as well as...

2012-11-19 20:22:07

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A Brain is For Eating is a book for zombie children that teaches the little walking undead how to find their next meal: BRAINS!!! The book is being published via Kickstarter where fans can purchase a print or digital copy of the book before the campaign expires on Sunday, November 25th.(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121119/CG16256) The book is the brainchild of husband and wife team Daniel and Amelia Jacobs, who penned the...

2012-10-29 15:24:38

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The epic fantasies have much in common. Set in fantastical worlds, both stories center around young characters who discover they are not normal and must rise against the odds to defend their people. Both worlds have two suns, and both stories unveil hidden secrets in each sequel. Is bestselling author Kailin Gow's Frost series with over fourteen books in the series, the new Star Wars? Many would argue yes. (Logo:...

Textbooks Lacking Sci-Fi Movie References
2012-10-04 21:10:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A University of Valencia study found that science fiction movies are not making much of an impact on school textbooks. Both teachers and students see science fiction as a way of motivating interest in the field of science, but only 9 textbooks out of the 31 textbooks analyzed referenced science fiction in movies. "A current concern is that students are no longer studying science and engineering and this trend is more common...

2012-07-10 02:26:01

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As comic book and science fiction fans convene in San Diego for Comic-Con, a new series from UCTV Prime, the University of California's YouTube original channel, takes viewers inside UC Riverside's Eaton Collection, the world's largest, publicly accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian fiction. "It Came from Riverside: Inside the World's Largest Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy" reveals some of the archive's...

2012-06-01 23:03:29

LA independent publisher Bitingduck Press hosts short story contest, accepting submissions until June 11 at http://www.storiad.com. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 For authors dreaming of publishing a novel, manuscripts are measured in tens of thousands of words. What can you say with just 500? Can you create a world, showcase an invention, give birth to a character? LA-area independent publisher Bitingduck Press has teamed up with Storiad, an author networking and publicity site, to...