Apologies for the late update–working on something… special. More on that tomorrow–I’ll need your help guys–but for now, enjoy some interesting links I’ve picked up over the Inter-tubes (though you might have seen some of these on the Twitter feed):
- Local News:
- Bob Ong as National Artist: An article in the Philippine Star by Isagani Cruz where he breaks down why anonymous author Bob Ong might qualify as a National Artist–as opposed to you-know-who.
- District 9 Review: by David Hontiveros. Protip: He liked it.
- Cosplay Mania 2009 Contests–Updated: Some interesting upcoming events for cosplayers, listed over at the New Worlds Alliance.
- Filipino-made Film Named Best SciFi Film in California Festival: The article doesn’t really describe the film much so can’t say how SciFi it is… but thing that saddens me about this is the comments section. I understand not getting worked up about the achievements of another just because he’s Filipino, but to justify such disregard by labeling him a “Fil-Am” seems to me small-minded in the extreme. It builds walls where we should be breaking them down.
- Science News:
- Book News:
- Google Opens Up Its EPUB Archive: Download 1 Million Books for Free: Need I say more? I probably had you at “Books for Free” 😛 For the curious “EPUB” is an ebook file format that quite a few groups want to see adopted as the standard ebook file format, sort of how the MP3 is for audio.