Via Guyster, the trailer for upcoming movie Attack The Block, featuring Nick Frost with silly hair and made by Shaun of the Dead people:
A team of planet hunters has announced the discovery of Gliese 581g, an Earth-sized planet orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star’s “habitable zone,” where liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface.
via Gliese 581g: the most Earth like planet yet discovered – Telegraph.
20 light years away, the right size, in the habitable zone. Although it’s tidally locked, so it has a day side and a night side, which means the “not too hot, not too cold” Goldilocks thing is a global, not local property.
The events at ICon I’m involved in start tomorrow. I’m chairing two lecture panels, one dealing with soul-blasting, blasphemous texts and the other with the works of HP Lovecraft.
Specifically, on Monday 27/09/2010 from 17:00 – 19:00 at the animation school hall, the first one about Fanfiction, and on Tuesday 28/09/2010 from 19:30 – 21:30 at the Cinematheque balcony, a panel about Lovecraft and Cthulhu. I’m also doing a promo talk for that event together with Dicky Samban earlier on the day, at 17:00 in the library.
On the subject of ICon, here’s a short promo film for it, directed by Shir Comay:
Today’s the day for NSFW content, isn’t it? Because nobody works on Yom Kippur, all you want to do is curl up in a quiet corner with a book.
And by curl up, I mean…
Found after a mention in this Facebook comment thread.