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News Archive: December 2008
Gillian at the Women in Film and Television Awards
Posted at 10:02 AM (PST) on Monday, December 8, 2008

Gillian was in attendance to award the UIP / WFTV new director award to Susanna White, the director of films such as Jane Eyre and television series including Generation Kill and Bleak House. The award show took place on December 5, 2008 at the Hilton hotel in London, England.

For more information on the event, click here.

More photos of Gillian at the event.

Thanks, Phil!

Holiday Gift Ideas
Posted at 11:34 AM (PST) on Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday present idea #1:

Neurofibromatosis Awareness Bracelets: Sterling-and-crystal bracelets are available in a variety of sizes and styles at Bangles of Hope. They're pefect for friends and family -- and don't forget to add one for yourself! Twenty-five percent of every bracelet purchase will go directly to NF, Inc. California.

Holiday present idea #2:

Remember the awesome drawings by Neil Gaiman that we auctioned earlier this year for National Doodle Day?
Drawing Number 1 and Drawing Number 2

He has a new bestseller for readers young AND old...

The Graveyard Book (ages 12 and up)
by Neil Gaiman (Author), Dave McKean (Illustrator)
Price: $10.79 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25.
You Save: $7.20 (40%)

Or Buy the book at these other stores.

The Graveyard Book Video Tour: Watch the master storyteller himself read The Graveyard Book in its entirety.

Summary: On the night a mysterious stranger kills his parents and sister, a toddler escapes from the house and finds sanctuary in a cemetery. There he is adopted by a ghostly couple, accepted by the other revenants in residence and given the name Nobody Owens, or Bod, for short. Bod's coming-of-age has its moments of wonder, terror and tenderness, and Gaiman hits exactly the right notes every time. This is a book that should be passed from brother to sister, child to parent. -- Michael Berry (San Francisco Chronicle)

Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife, one of Gillian's favorite books (more gift ideas!) has this to say about the bestseller: "It takes a graveyard to raise a child. My favorite thing about this book was watching Bod grow up in his fine crumbly graveyard with his dead and living friends. The Graveyard Book is another surprising and terrific book from Neil Gaiman."

To go along with the book, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL) has released a series of 9 fragrances inspired by "The Graveyard Book,". Scents such as "Eau de Ghoul" and "The Macabray" are based on the characters, locations, and ideas found within the pages of the young adult fantasy novel. Proceeds from every bottle sold go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1986 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. Click here to purchase the perfume oil blends presented in amber apothecary glass vials.

Holiday present idea #3:<-- NEW!!!

The Day The Saucers Came: full-color print
All the way from Finland, the smokin' hot Jouni Koponen illustrates Neil Gaiman's fabulous poem: "The Day the Saucers Came". This print is filled with magical imagery: zombies and geniis, UFOs, giants, fairies... even killer bees. Sized at 10" x 28", you can practically fall into this wonderland. This first printing will be at 750, numbered. Early bird orders get the discounted price of $25 -- until midnight west coast time on Friday December 12th, 2008 -- then they go for $45.00.

Don't forget the XF book and XF dvds listed below, iGive on the left sidebar, and!

TXF: Double Feature Screening Event in L.A. this weekend
Posted at 2:00 PM (PST) on Thursday, December 4, 2008

What's Mulder's Fave Food? And More Questions.

By Alysia Gray Painter
NBC Local Media
Thu, Dec 4, 2008

With a double dose of "X-Files" movie action headed to the Regency Fairfax on Saturday, December 6 -- both "Fight the Future" and "I Want to Believe" are screening -- we shouldn't be surprised to see Frank Spotnitz, one of the cult fave's principal writers, twice in the week's headlines.

The first mention is his appearance at the screenings for a Q&A session with the fans; definitely a major event in the X universe. The second, seen this week on Defamer, has him commenting on the hard road to the top of the box office "I Want to Believe" took last summer.

Forget box office. We just want to know more about Mulder. Does Mulder have a favorite kind of dog? Does he like Scully's hair when it's more of a strawberry blonde, or a darker red? And we've got a few lingering questions about the series as well, mostly centered around the alien mythology and Cigarette-Smoking Man. And Eugene Tooms. We won't ever stop thinking about Eugene Tooms. Ever.

The screenings will raise money for the Neurofibromatosis, Inc., and are being hosted by a Gillian Anderson fan site (click on this link for all the information). Definitely applause worthy, and so very nice.

"X-Files: Fight the Future" and "X-Files: I Want to Believe" plus Frank Spotnitz Q&A
Saturday, December 6, 2:30-7:30PM
Regency Fairfax Theatres
7907 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 94008
(323) 655-4010

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