Cockaigne Weekly – 12th December 2014

WS - Article digest... This is the first of what we hope to be a regular thing on Carabas, a digest / round-up of online articles and news from our fellow London websiteers if not ourselves.
The plan is to cover Friday to Thursday of a given week so you can either have a good skive on a Friday while the boss isn’t looking (or, perhaps, while they’re looking at the same thing!) or relax with a brew at the weekend and catch up on the great things out there. Format may change but we’ll be covering the same diversity of media and genre angles as the rest of our humble site: Film, TV, SFF, Music, Comics, the latter of which we’ve put in their own sections at the end.

So read on and discover what’s been put out over the last week – some cracking stuff to check, and kudos to all involved!

Books, Film, Games – all of the above and more…

Fantasy Faction

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BOOKS: FANTASY MAKES HISTORY COOL (5th Dec)
BOOKS / ART: GUO TACKLES BOOK OF THE NEW SUN COVERS… (6th Dec)
BOOKS: A SLIP OF THE KEYBOARD BY TERRY PRATCHETT (8th Dec)
BOOKS: FANTASY-FACTION TAKE PART IN QUERCUS BOOKS’S #GREATESTGIFT CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN (9th Dec)
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And while not technically in the time frame we spotted this latterly and just had to add in…
FILM: WE LEARN NEW STAR WARS CHARACTER NAMES… (5th Dec) *** CARABAS SPECIAL RECOMMEND (Cos we were too busy playing Dead Space 3 to catch the news as it happened…) ***
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Geek Syndicate – our article picks (more to discover on their feed)

More about Geek Syndicate on Carabas
CA - TheLionandTheUnicorn-02-spread-1-786x555 FILM: SHORT FILM REVIEW: Super Zero – A Zombie Short with a Twist (5th Dec)
FILM: Terminator Genisys Trailer and Poster Released (5th Dec)
COMICS: ELEVATOR PITCH – The Lion & The Unicorn *** CARABAS ARTICLE RECOMMEND *** (5th Dec)
GAMES: NEWS: Game Awards 2014 Winners Announced (6th Dec)
Nov - Foxglove Summer COMICS: COMIC REVIEW: Wisher 1 (9th Dec)
GAMES: Chaos Reborn Conjures Itself on to Steam Early Access [with Trailer] (10th Dec)
GAMES: Craft and Explore With Playworld Superheroes on Mobile Devices Soon (11th Dec)
BOOKS: BOOK REVIEW: Foxglove Summer (11th Dec) – One of our TOP BOOK RECOMMENDS: See our page
GAMES: FEATURE: Why Alien: Isolation Gets It Right (11th Dec)

More here: www.geeksyndicate.co.uk

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Pornokitsch

Books, Movies, Games, Comics and Television – plenty of other great articles to discover in the archive.
CA - PK Vivian BOOKS: FRIDAY FIVE: 5 FAVOURITES OF 2014 (THAT AREN’T FROM 2014) (5th Dec)
MISCELLANIA / ARTICLE LINKS: EVERYWHERE ELSE (& SHOP SHOP SHOPPING) (6th Dec)
SHORT STORY: FICTION: “JINGLE HELLS” BY ARCHIE BLACK (9th Dec)
More at: www.pornokitsch.com/
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Stranger Views

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More about Stranger Views on Carabas

Some great articles in their archive – new for this week:

The Machine – Film Review (9th Dec)

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Music & Gigs…

London in Stereo

CA - death-in-texas DEATH IN TEXAS – PAUSE BETWEEN BREATHS // ALBUM REVIEW (8th Dec)
PERFUME GENIUS // LIVE REVIEW (8th Dec)
CA - julian-casablancas-and-the-voidz- GNARWOLVES // LIVE REVIEW (10th Dec)
JULIAN CASABLANCAS + THE VOIDZ // LIVE REVIEW (11th Dec)

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Comics…

Broken Frontier – our article picks

International comics news site with a strong London Contingent…
CA - SavageDragon_200-146x225 MALEFICIUM – EdieOP’s First Graphic Novel from Avery Hill Underlines Her Place as One of the Most Exciting and Original New Talents in UK Comics (5th Dec)
In ‘Parabola di G’, Street Artist Giacomo Bufarini (aka RUN) Creates an Immersive Installation from a Graphic Narrative (8th Dec)
“I’m a Stubborn Optimist”: Frodo De Decker Talks About His New ‘Otto’ Album, His Influences and Doing the Right Thing (Part One) (9th Dec)
Broken Frontier Staff Picks for December 10: The Valiant, Spider-Man and the X-Men, Savage Dragon, Bitch Planet & More (9th Dec)
CA - Bitch Planet The Valiant #1 – A Reader-Friendly Intro to the Valiant Universe from Lemire, Kindt, and Rivera (10th Dec)
Bitch Planet #1 – DeConnick and De Landro’s Politically Charged Tale Gets Off to a High-Impact Start (11th Dec)
Tiny Pencil, Avery Hill Publishing, Limehouse Comics and More at D.I.Y. Christmas Art Market this Sunday 14th December (11th) *** CARABAS EVENT RECOMMEND (More here…) ***
A Savage Run: Erik Larsen on his Record-breaking Tenure as ‘Savage Dragon’ Reaches #200 (11th Dec) *** CARABAS ARTICLE / TITLE RECOMMEND ***

More articles from Broken Frontier: www.brokenfrontier.com/

 

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Oh and… Cockaigne? Well if you don’t know maybe we’ll tell you at some point in the neat future… Until next time, have a great week!