There's a pretty sizable update on the progress of George Oldziey's second Wing Commander album today. A date has been set now for early February to do the live recording of the WC bar music. It'll be performed in George's personal studio in Austin. After this session occurs, the album will be close to finished. That's still a few months off, but eager fans who pledged for PDFs of the orchestrated tracks have that to look forward to when it goes out in the next few weeks!
Greetings my friends! I just wanted to update you on what will be happening with the WC music recording project Volume 2 in the near future. We've scheduled a recording session for the WC bar music for February 10th at my studio in Austin, TX. In attendance will be the illustrious musicians from my Latin jazz band, GATO 6, who will be recording transcriptions from the original bar music MIDI files. Also in attendance will be the donors who pledged at that level. I will have the MIDI mockups of the orchestral music that will be recorded after phase 2 is complete (more on that schedule later) finished by the Feb. 10th date, and once the bar music is mixed and mastered I'll be sending out the CDs of that music as well as digital downloads shortly thereafter.
Also, the PDFs of the orchestral music that will be part of the eventual Volume 2 CD will be ready before the holidays, so those of you that pledged at that level will be receiving those scores very soon!
In the mean time, I hope you and yours have a truly amazing holiday season! I can't wait to send you the fruits of your faith in me!
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)