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Hi there

Posted by madscott on December 14th, 2008

If things seem out of place it’s because we moved servers this weekend.

Thank you for your patience.

Please help if you can

Posted by admin on October 14th, 2008

I know money is tight all over but I wanted to pass this on. It’s a message from Kit White who has been a long time member of Nightgig.com

my friend, alice, has always been an inspiration to me. heck, she still is.
i enjoy hanging out with someone so creative! she’s taught me tons of cool things and we’ve had plenty of fun just sitting around working in altered books or other artistic projects as we visit. she has a great eye for art and an excellent sense of design.

she’s as big a geek as i am, too. her fandom is the marvel comic book, Daredevil.
you should see her daredevil quilts! can’t find any current links to them, but they are sooo beautiful!
no, these aren’t your grandmother’s type quilt. they’re gorgeous examples of thread paintings and fabric collage with hand beaded fringe on some of the pieces.
it’s even approved by the joe quesada, the current editor-in-chief over at marvel and david mack, both of whom have seen her work. mack even signed several of the pieces featuring his art.

last year, alice began getting active in a regional chapter for the Foundation for Fighting Blindness (www.blindness.org).
you see, alice has been diagnosed with early onset macular degeneration. that’s right, the most creative person i know, with one of the best eyes for visual art i’ve seen, will lose her sight.

this is a devasting thing, but here’s another reason alice is an inspiration to me. she’s still going and not letting it stop her.
she has started a new business making braille tshirts (www.brailletshirts.com). no, it’s not screenprinted where only the sighted can see it, but she uses metallic studs or swarovski crystals to make actual text that the blind can read!
she can do custom phrases, too.
i have a few of these shirts and they are truly nifty.
she is also planning on going back to school to learn to become a braille transcriber.
truly amazing, isn’t she?

the primary event for a FFB chapter is a VisionWalk, to raise money for research for denegerative eye diseases such as Macular Degeneration, Stargart Disease, Usher Syndrome, Rentintis Pigmentosa, etc., and find cures. This weekend is Memphis’ first VisionWalk and alice has a team. If you can be in Memphis, please come join the team!
Can’t be in memphis? You can donate to the cause. Don’t have much? hey, they’ll accept $5 donations! I believe alice is making tshirts (the design is one her VisionWalk page and giving them to those who make a donation of $25 or higher…
i have volunteered to do face painting at the event, but i plan on walking, too, if time permits.

Please support Alice and the FFB!
Click here to visit my personal page.

Click here to view the team page for Team Darediva

This is what not being prepared gets ya…

Posted by jtpokie on August 13th, 2008

Apparently The Colonel and Company is NOT about a chicken and a talking dog.  Who knew?  (Click to embiggen)

Sorry Quentin!  Live and learn huh?

He blogs about it here.

JT

Are You Subscribed? Ya Have to Be if You want to Win!

Posted by jtpokie on March 31st, 2008

Do you have a Second Life?

Posted by admin on March 22nd, 2008

If you do you could be the proud owner of a gigcast T-Shirt.

Search for the Farpoint Media Castle (it’s paired up with Third Life Books). In the front door there is a spot to buy Farpoint media Shirts, including a cool Gigcast T-Shirt.

Thanks Gary.

Posted by jtpokie on March 4th, 2008

This weeks show

Posted by admin on January 31st, 2008

We should have this weeks show up on late thursday or early friday. We have been slowed down by illness. This week we Talk to Evil Emperor Nick and Amelius.

Let’s hope for more of these!

Posted by jtpokie on January 29th, 2008

I saw this on PVP Online.com and had to share. Very well done.

Lets hope for more of these.

JT

For those of you who know me.. yeah I know…

Let’s hope for more of these!

Posted by jtpokie on January 29th, 2008

I saw this on PVP Online.com and had to share. Very well done.

Lets hope for more of these.

JT

For those of you who know me.. yeah I know…

Help The Sonic Society’s Home Station!

Posted by jtpokie on October 23rd, 2007

They are on Public Radio up in Halifax.. and public radio has fund drives! so…

http://fundingdrive.ckdu.ca/

Pony up and let em know it’s for The Sonic Society and referred from from The Gigcast!

JT


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