Fan fiction is usually created out of a love for characters the writer has encountered, either in a book, a movie, a television show, or another form of entertainment. Writers of fan fiction will often place their beloved characters in a new world or expanded world, take the plot further than the original, or create what is believed to be an entirely new work.
While it may be a product of love, fan fiction may violate the law.
I believe at some point or another, every creative person navigates the waters of what I’m going to call “artist obligation.” This term encompasses the sea of the imagination, the creative process and the message of one’s realized art. The artist obligation is multifaceted and entails social, moral and ethical responsibilities for the artist and also on a larger plane, his or her audience.
If your website traffic and online sales have taken a nosedive recently, you probably can’t afford to just sit around and see if the pendulum swings back in your favor - you need to be generating more leads, and sooner rather than later. But what steps can you take to boost your online lead generation quickly and decisively? Here are a few smart moves that can set you in the right direction.
Summer has officially ended, and we are into the fall season: the start of the school year or college semester for some, and time to work towards year-end business goals for others. Before long the leaves will have fallen from the trees, we will have gotten plenty of ice and snow, and many holidays and birthdays will have come and gone. Next thing you know it will be commencement time and summer will be here. We will have lived one more year.
The question is: Will we have accomplished something meaningful and memorable for us?
THE FORCE IS WITH THE FANS OF THE 4TH ANNUAL Rhode island COMIC CON THIS YEAR AS THEY EXPAND TO TWO VENUES: THE PROVIDENCE Convention CENTER AND THE DUNKIN’ DONUTS CENTER SHOWING SIMULTANEOUSLY NOVEMBER 6TH AND RUNNING THROUGH NOVEMBER 8TH.
In November 2015, the award-winning Rhode Island Comic Con is preparing for the arrival of approximately 60,000 fans by expanding to three days—Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8—and adding the Dunkin Donuts Center as a second venue. Scheduled to appear are actors from television and film such as Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy, Agents of Shield, and Transformers. From the print side, comic book artists from Marvel, DC and the independent market will also be on hand. Gaming, cosplay, and after-parties all add to a full schedule of panels and events, including sci-fi speed dating sessions, vow renewals, and weddings!
“Tinker|Bristol is a nonprofit manufacturing incubator and makerspace in the historic manufacturing district of Bristol, R.I., where Rhode Islanders can tinker, innovate and create products in a collaborative environment,” says founder Todd Thomas. Tapping into the regional talent pool of experts in applied product development, Tinker|Bristol will offer affordable access to shared space, 3-D printers, rapid prototyping equipment, machines, tools and technologies as well as Business Development services for new and growing manufacturing businesses. (press release on blog October 8, 2015)
Country music star Tim Charron is a Rhode Island native. Tim now makes his home in Nashville, TN which, according to Charron, is “a music lover’s paradise.” Tim has been touring the country in support of his “Chasin’ the Sun” album, playing to huge festival crowds from RI to MA to CT this summer. Charron’s incredible stage presence and uplifting music has made him a featured attraction, with thousands of fans from Key West, FL to North Kingstown, RI and beyond. After his successful gig as the opening act for “The Voice” winner Craig Wayne Boyd, I sat down with the country music star and songwriter for a chat on the music industry, songwriting, and his very personal Anti-Bullying Campaign.
photo by J. Nicholas Photography
Enter the O&G Studio in Warren, RI and there is a steady, faint hum in the air.
It is not the sound from a distant lathe or the exhaust fan of the sanding closet, nor is it the murmur of pleasant voices being exchanged. It is suspended and consistent like the vibration that hovers between the tines of a tuning fork.
It is the buzz when the past and the present meet to create something beautiful and purposeful.
On mirco and macro levels, everything related to O&G furniture is about organic synergy.
Dynamic Changes in the Advanced Manufacturing and Welding Industries | New England Institute of Technology
To address the needs of employers seeking highly skilled, hands-on technical workers, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is launching Associate in Science degree programs in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Welding Engineering Technology beginning this October. More than ever before, today’s careers in advanced manufacturing and welding require a higher level of training, creativity, knowledge and skill. NEIT graduates will be well positioned as they enter these high demand industries.
In the first article of this series, we looked at designing for print, starting with the end: Does it have complex letterpress finishing? How does it trim or fold? Is mailing or insertion into an envelope involved? These are all important factors to consider even BEFORE you design your piece. However, once you are actually in the design process, knowing how the job is going to print or image is your second most important concern. Being involved with the print quote request is important, as well as knowing what kind of presses or digital print devices the printer has. For example, is the job running on a 4-color offset/litho press, or digitally? Are you planning on putting in any PMS colors that may have to convert to CMYK, and if so, will they convert successfully? Are you designing large solids (or flat fields) that might require a 2-hit of a PMS color, or would be streaky on a digital press? So, let’s discuss the basics of presses, both offset and digital, and some things you need to know.