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2009-10-22 15:02:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Apparently ghouls, goblins and even wizards are no match for vampires, werewolves, dungeons and dragons for today's upcoming fiction writers. A two-year survey of thousands of entries for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest - the world's largest and oldest for speculative (science fiction and fantasy) fiction - shows vampires first, dungeons and dragons second, and werewolves third. Wizard stories were a close fourth. In making...

2009-10-19 09:25:00

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- It was on October 27, 1934 when the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) first opened its doors to fans of a new genre, "scientific fiction," later to be known simply as "Sci-Fi." Those doors have never closed - admitting such popular science fiction writers as Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, David Gerrold, Ray Harryhausen, John DeChancie, Tim Powers and Steven Barnes, while in its formative years it had been visited...

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2009-08-19 13:45:00

Although the science fiction-glamorized concept of a global zombie uprising is unlikely, researchers in Canada have used mathematical formulas to determine the best method of survival for the human race. Writing in the book Infectious Diseases Modeling Research Progress, researchers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University concluded that the only chance of surviving a zombie outbreak would be swift, aggressive attacks. "A zombie outbreak is likely to lead to the collapse of...

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2009-03-23 21:19:28

Summit Entertainment says more than 3 million copies of its Twilight DVD were sold in the United States during the weekend. The DVD release began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. Thousands of fans across the country took part in a Twilight at Midnight promotional program, which allowed participating retailers the opportunity to stay open late as fans lined up to buy the DVD, Summit said Sunday. Some enthusiasts were even treated to appearances by the movie's director and cast members. About 2,500...

2008-12-07 19:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Entertainment and director Catherine Hardwicke jointly announced today that the filmmaker will not be directing the next installment in the newly minted TWILIGHT film franchise. Summit's targeted end of 2009 or early 2010 release of the film, NEW MOON, does not work with Ms. Hardwicke's required prep time to bring her vision of the film to the big screen. Thus as has been done before with many successful film franchises, the studio will employ a...

2008-11-13 09:00:20

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As excitement builds around the upcoming release of Summit Entertainment's feature film "Twilight," based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, Borders is inviting all vampire enthusiasts to gather with their friends and other "Twilight" fans to celebrate the movie-and their passion for all things "Twilight" - at free parties at nearly all Borders and Waldenbooks stores nationwide Saturday, Nov. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. The "Are You Ready for...

2008-10-02 09:00:15

ReelzChannel(R) -- "TV About Movies," the only cable/satellite network and website dedicated to everything about movies, is looking for the Ultimate "Twilight" Fan. In advance of the premiere of the highly anticipated movie based on the wildly popular teen vampire book series, ReelzChannel is searching for the most devoted "Twilight" fan and is offering a chance at TV "immortality" for the chosen online entry. During the period October 6-31, "Twilight" fans can compete for a chance to be...

2008-09-08 06:00:22

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, announced today they will partner with the American Red Cross to hold a "Dracula" Blood Drive to celebrate the release of the first computer game in their Mystery Adventure Game line, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon. The Dracula Blood Drive will take place October 3-4 at eight locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Each blood donor will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of...

2008-09-04 09:00:27

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Let's get this out of the way immediately. HBO's new vampire series "True Blood" is not a show for the entire family. If it were a movie, it would be R-rated. It's loaded with violence, buckets of blood, strong language, nudity and sex. The kind of sex you might see late at night on a pay-cable channel that's airing edited porn films. That's not just my opinion. As executive producer Alan Ball noted, "One of my main characters is...

2008-08-30 15:00:24

Hollywood director Catherine Hardwicke says filming the big screen adaptation of the vampire novel "Twilight" has been "pretty cool" to date. EntertainmentWeekly.com said while Hardwicke is currently mired in reshoots of the popular vampire book, she is pleased with the project so far. "It's pretty cool," Hardwicke told the Web site. "We got to shoot some things I really wanted." The reshoots in Pasadena, Calif., followed multiple delays during initials shoots in Oregon due to poor...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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