Preparations continue for the new audio adventure by Plywood Fiend. The story's dialogue has been refined, and a new narrator position has opened up. Interested Wingnuts can apply for this spot and a handful of other roles through January 21. There's been some good buzz about this project so far, and this is a relatively easy way to help get more involved in the Wing Commander community. Details on the other positions and additional background info is available at the CIC Forums here.
A recent script tweak means there's a new role of sorts to audition for if anyone's interested. Specifically a narrator for a few lines at the start of the episode.
If you know of anyone who you think might want to lend their voice to this project, would you mind directing them to this thread? I'd like to present it to as many interested persons as possible. The two female roles are in particular need of auditions. Even if I can't use someone for this episode, there'll almost certainly be a place for them in future ones. The script for episode 2 is already in the works. I'll almost certainly be posting a new casting call for that before episode 1 is released.
'The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.' (NOTE: This is a biblical quotation. It'll make more sense with the rest of the passage.)
'We shall be bathed in our own blood and rotted flesh shall be our fare.' (Kilrathi voice optional)
Thanks to everyone who's auditioned so far; plenty of time left to do so for anyone who's interested.
Mark Hamill Premiering New Documentary at SXSW
It's a good week for Mark Hamill fans! In addition to getting his Hollywood star, Mr. Hamill will be returning to the birthplace of Wing Commander next month to help debut a new documentary, The Director and the Jedi, about his work with Rian Johnson on the new Star Wars film. (2018-02-23)
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)