May 5th, 2010


Upcoming conventions related to our interests

I compiled a list of all the 2010 science fiction conventions/events I could find which feature Star Trek guests.  If I've missed any, let me know in the comments and I'll update the post.

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I'll try to remember to repost a link to an updated list every couple of months; others should feel free to post links to this post in the weekly meetup threads and wherever else appropriate. :)
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Deets on JJ's next project!

According to HitFix, the trailer for JJ's new and totally secret (as usual) next film project is going to be released in theaters this weekend! I've copy/pasted the relevant bits for you guys:

When audiences sit down for screenings of "Iron Man 2" this weekend, they're going to see trailers for other summer movies that they've already heard of, and then they'll also get their first look at a movie that Abrams is producing via a teaser trailer he directed, much like the teaser trailer that announced "Cloverfield" to an unsuspecting audience in front of "Transformers." [...] I can tell you that the film is called "Super 8." I can also tell you that it is rumored to be a "Cloverfield" sequel.

Source. Intriguing, no? I'm going to see Iron Man 2 tomorrow night and I'm almost more excited to see JJ's trailer than I am for the actual movie. XD
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Deets on JJ's OTHER Next Project!

Lost/Alias/Fringe/etc fans can rejoice: JJ will have another TV show back on the airwaves this fall, and once again it will be chock-full of spies!!! He co-wrote, produced and directed the pilot, so it should be amaaaaaazing.

J.J. Abrams' 'Undercovers' picked up at NBC
Spy drama will be first pilot he has directed since 'Lost'
By James Hibberd

NBC has picked its first new drama series for next season: J.J. Abrams' "Undercovers."

Abrams co-wrote, produced and directed the "Undercovers" pilot, which stars British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Boris Kodjoe as a married couple who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement. "Undercovers" also marks the first pilot Abrams has directed since 2004's "Lost."

"We have tremendous confidence in this promising series and feel this is a great way to kick off our upcoming Upfront development announcements," said Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment. "J.J. has delivered another signature series along with our partners at Warner Bros and we couldn't be happier."

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Bake it So/Make it Sew

Last week on Bake it So/Make it Sew:
What will this week's creations be? Check out the comments!


There seems to be support for including instructions/tutorials in the weekly post, so I thought I'd get us started off with a recipe for fondant (the sort for covering cakes). The recipe begins with marshmallows, cutting out about 75% of the work of making cooked fondant with exactly the same -- if not better -- results.

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If you'd like your cooking or crafting tutorial included in an upcoming Bake it So/Make it Sew, either:
  • PM me the instructions if they're fairly straightforward (short w/ no pictures)
  • Email me the instructions (my username at gmail) if they're a bit longer (1 or 2 pictures only)
  • Post the tutorial as an entry in your own LJ and send me a link (best bet if there are a lot of pictures and/or it's complicated).  Be sure it's not f-locked if you do so.
Even though this week's tutorial isn't ST-specific (my bad), let's try to keep future entries as ST-specific as possible (i.e., "how to knit a ST insignia" rather than "how to knit").  I'll try to rotate between cooking and crafting tutorials -- if I get enough of both, I'll include one of each type in each week's entry.

Have fun! :)