Author: L. Richelle Murry

Wednz Scene: Marvel’s Inhumans

August 16 / 17 Hey again….with new tv shows coming next month, I wanted to start off with Marvel’s Inhumans. This is based on a group of superhumans with superpowers of course. Let’s dive a little deeper….   The Inhumans are a fictional race of superhumans appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The comic book series has usually focused more specifically on the adventures of the Inhuman Royal Family, and many people associate the name “Inhumans” with this particular team of super-powered characters. – Wikipedia The Inhumans made their first debut in December 1965 in Fantastic Four#45.  The core members of the Inhumans: Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgan, Triton, Crystal, Maximus the Mad, The Unspoken, and Lockjaw. I’m sure some of you have seen the previews for the upcoming show, but for those of you who didn’t take a look at these….       The 8 part episode live-action series will premiere on ABC in September 2017. The first two episodes will be screened in IMAX theaters on September 1 for two weeks. Come back for Weekend Scene this Saturday.  Enjoy …

Wednz Scene: University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops

August 16 / 17 Hello! Another Wednesday approaches and found a few things to get your attention. First off, a workshop, courtesy of Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP. credit source: awp University of New Mexico Rananim Online Writing Workshops Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States   DETAILS OCT 2 – NOV 24, 2017 Conference TUITION / COST:2017 rates: $400 for eight-week workshop SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Eva Lipton-Ormand PHONE: 5052775572 EMAIL: dhlawrenceranch@unm.edu WEBSITE: https://dhlawrenceranch.unm.edu/ An offshoot of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference, named one of the Top Ten writers’ conferences in the United States by USA Today, Rananim offers workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more. Faculty includes many favorites of the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. A tax-deductible portion of the tuition benefits the D.H. Lawrence Ranch near Taos, NM. 2017 Fall Rananim classes: Laura Brodie: Where to Begin: Steps Toward Creating a World (multi-genre) Daniel Mueller: Central Image in Narrative: The Picture Tells the Story (multi-genre) Tanaya Winder: Writing the Rupture (poetry) Summer Wood: Write It New (multi-genre) October 2 – November 24, $400/class which includes a …

Film Review: Annabelle Creation

August 14 / 17 Hello…hope everyone had a good and resting weekend. Saw Annabelle: Creation Saturday and I wasn’t disappointed. This is a prequel and better than the first Annabelle film. Creation takes place twelve years, 1955 after a doll maker, Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Ester (Miranda Otto) lose their only child, a daughter named Annabelle ‘Bee’, to a horrible accident. They decided to open their home to a nun and several orphaned girls. Everything seems to go well, that is until one of the girls discover the dollmaker’s crafted dolls in a forbidden bedroom …..opening a sinister entity. Produced by James Wan (director of The Conjuring and Insidious films) and Peter Safran, director David F. Sandberg ( Lights Out) takes the lead in this prequel.  Of course this time we get the real story of how this creepy doll got its start. What I like about this film and The Conjuring films is that you really don’t need a whole lot of blood, gore, and guts to make it scary. What makes …

Wednz Scene: GDWC 2017

August 9 / 17 Hey again! One more post for today. Games are now added to the Shadowboxerinc roster. I found this interesting competition here for those who are die hard gamers. Game Development World Championship 2017. This competition has started since January of this year. Someone passed this on to me this morning. You still have a chance, if you’re interested….. credit source: games development world championship 2017 what is { GDWC? } What? The Game Development World Championship is an annual competition for indie game developers, game development students and anyone interested in game development to join in. When? The GDWC has started on the 27th of January 2017. The final day to enter and submit your games is on the 30th of September 2017. Where? The event happens online for the most part, with the finalists from the Pro and Hobby track brought to Finland and Sweden to visit the game companies. The trip will be paid for by us. We will also be attending game developer events and visiting industry hubs. Hope to …

Wednz Scene: Call for Photographers

August 9 / 17 Hey…it’s been awhile for photography, but I did find a few opportunities and the credit belongs to Art Show. credit source: art show Topographies – Group Photography Exhibition The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas seeks entries for a juried photography exhibition, September 29 – October 13, 2017. Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, MWCP. Topographies explores the notion of place and one’s connection to a particular environment. The photographic works presented in this exhibition can range from a detailed exploration of a particular location to a visual documentation of one’s personal interaction with their surroundings. The act of observing exterior or interior space through capturing the visual qualities of a location portrays a sense of visual mapping. As topographies encompass many different ways of describing and documenting location, from the physical landscape of a terrain to the in-depth history related to a geographic region, the works presented in this exhibition will represent what it means to examine topographically with the medium of photography. Open to all photographers in the USA, all photo …

New Music August 2017

August 8 / 17 Hello and good morning! It’s new music for this month of August 2017.  I always turn to Metacritic for the latest in new albums every month. Here is the list for August…. credit source: metacritic Week of Aug 6, 2017 Cost of Living   11 AUGUST 2017 5 Billion In Diamonds 5 Billion In Diamonds [Butch Vig’s new group with James Grillo, Andy Jenks, Alex Lee, Sean Cook, & Damon Reece] David Rawlings Poor David’s Almanack Downtown Boys Cost Of Living Frankie Rose Cage Tropical Kesha Rainbow Mark Bryan Songs Of The Fortnight Oneohtrix Point Never The Good Time [OST] Paul Kelly Life Is Fine So Much Light Oh, Yuck The Cribs 24-7 Rock Star Shit 18 AUGUST 2017 Everything Everything Fever Dream Ghostpoet Dark Days & Canapés Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins Mozzy 1 Up Top Ahk Phora Yours Truly Forever Rainer Maria S/T Ray Wylie Hubbard Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer Not Dark Yet Steve Wilson To The Bone …

Music Festivals August 2017

Aug. 5 / 17 Hello, it’s time to see what this month has in store in terms of music festivals. Most of them have already started, so if you couldn’t make it, there is always next year. It’s a long list but read on….. source credit: music festival wizard  WE Fest 2017 ♦ Detroit Lakes, MN ♦ August 3-5, 2017 Hinterland Festival 2017 ♦ Des Moines, IA ♦ August 4-5, 2017 The Werk Out 2017 ♦ Thornville, OH ♦ August 3-5, 2017 Secret Stages Festival 2017 ♦ Birmingham, AL ♦ August 4-5, 2017 Flood City Festival 2017 ♦ Johnstown, PA ♦ August 4-5, 2017 Lollapalooza Chicago 2017 ♦ Chicago, IL ♦ August 3-6, 2017 Warped Tour 2017 ♦ US Tour ♦ June 16-August 6, 2017 Pickathon 2017 ♦ Happy Valley, OR ♦ August 3-6, 2017 Hard Summer 2017 ♦ Fontana, CA ♦ August 5-6, 2017 Newport Jazz Festival 2017 ♦ Newport, RI ♦ August 4-6, 2017 Arise Music Festival 2017 ♦ Loveland, CO ♦ August 4-7, 2017 Oregon Jamboree 2017 ♦ Sweet Home, OR ♦ August 4-7, 2017 Outside Lands 2017 ♦ San Francisco, CA ♦ August 11-13, 2017 Summer Meltdown 2017 ♦ Darrington, WA ♦ August 10-13, 2017 The Peach Music Festival 2017 ♦ Scranton, PA ♦ August 10-13, 2017 Musikfest 2017 ♦ Bethlehem, PA ♦ August …

Wednz Scene: The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry

Aug. 2 / 17 Hey again….just one more thing to mention. The New Guard Contest in Fiction and Poetry is in search of applicants. Read more below….. credit source: association of writers & writing programs (AWP) The New Guard Contests in Fiction and Poetry Hanover, New Hampshire, United States   DETAILS Center APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017 TUITION / COST:$20 entry fee SCHOLARSHIP: None Available CONTACT: Shanna McNair EMAIL: editors@writershotel.com WEBSITE: www.newguardreview.com Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in The New Guard are given annually for a poem and a short story. Mark Doty will judge the Knightville Poetry Contest; Chris Abani will judge the Machigonne Fiction Contest. Using the online submission system, submit three poems of up to 150 lines each or no more than 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by August 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Faculty Featured Writers Include: Knightville Poetry Contest judge: Mark Doty Machigonne Fiction Contest judge: Chris Abani Publisher: Shanna McNair   Genres Poetry, Fiction Location The New Guard, …