Sunday, June 24, 2007

Photo Gallery

Several months ago John King Tarpinian was kind enough to send me some Bradbury photos. John has been literally working alongside Ray Bradbury for some time - he runs the bookstall at Ray's Pandemonium Theatre productions. It has taken me a while to get round to uploading these images, but they are now well and truly up: visit my new Photo Gallery to view them.

John has also provided some reviews and other information on the Pandemonium Productions, which I hope to incorporate into some new pages on Ray's theatre work in the not-too-distant future. Watch this space...

(You can view more of John's photos on this other Ray Bradbury site.)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Dandelion Wine wins award

Jerry Robbins of Colonial has just sent me this excellent news about their audio production of Dandelion Wine (reviewed on my site here):

Just a quick note to announce that for the second year in a row, Colonial has won "The Ogle Award" for "Best Fantasy Production of The Year" with "Ray Bradbury's DANDELION WINE." This was our first collaboration with Mr. Bradbury, and it's great to have won with his script - he was very happy to hear the news! The award ceremony will be on July 6th in Minneapolis and will be presented by David Ossman of the Firesign Theater. Ray will also be awarded the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD In Science Fiction Audio, along with Norman Corwin.

The Ogle is named for Charles Ogle, the first actor to play the Frankenstein Monster on film, in Edisons 1910 production, and is presented by The American Society for Science Fiction Audio.

Congratulations to Jerry, Ray and all involved. And watch this space for news of their forthcoming production of Something Wicked This Way Comes...